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Back from Vacation!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Well I feel like I've been away for a long time and with no Internet for a week, a real weird feeling but survived and now I'm home and ready to get back into the swing of things.

This past week I spent with my 4 older sisters and a cousin down in Cosby, TN. We found a house to rent set up for sewers/quilters. This town is about 35 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN. But we were out in the middle of nowhere for sure. It was a nice environment for what we wanted. A week together to sew and just be 'sisters'.

We arrived on Sunday afternoon and the fun began. Of course we all brought one another little gifts and projects to share. With the help of our friend, Weezie2 (LOUISE54), I cut out squares to make a Halloween wall hanging. The original pattern called for small squares so she helped me to revamp things so we used 5.5 and 6 inch squares.

This house was set up nicely with all things we could need and/or want. We had numerous ironing boards, cutting tables, sewing tables and of course the place had quilts on every wall. Upstairs there was a sitting area with a television and we had one downstairs in the room we spent most of our time but the t.v. only made it on two mornings for the morning show but otherwise we just sat and sewed and talked, laughed, and helped one another out on things we were struggling with.

One of my older sisters is a quilter and does beautiful work. She is close to retirement and should have no problem since she has the love, and talent, for quilting. She does the quilting all by hand. Since we drove to this location, she brought some quilts to share with us since most have not seen her work. So we cleaned off the rail at the house and hung her quilts so we could get photos. Thought I'd share.

The house had a kitchen and most everything you could need so we planned and bought groceries and cooked most of our meals in. However, one day we went down the road to a local apple orchard where they had a restaurant and store and had lunch out. We wore the 'shirts' I'd bought for them which say, "My sister has the best sister in the world" and the cousin's shirt said, "What happens with the sisters, stays with the sisters". Needless to say, we got a lot of people checking us out with the matching shirts and once they read them, they laughed of course. A few actually came to talk to us to find out where we were from. It was good for a few chuckles indeed.

The week went fast but we had a wonderful time. We're already talking and planning for next year.
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