The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.
-Sioux Indian (unknown)

I had it ALL…I HAD A BALL….I had the funnest fun anyone could have….I didn’t want it to be over…I was so sad to leave…THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY ALLATOONA QUILT GUILD!!!!!

Quilt boy and I loaded up the car (well he mostly loaded, I mostly packed which is the way of the world of men and women RIGHT?). Off we went at OOOH early in the morning Atlanta traffic! I loved it we had our travel coffee mugs, 50 or so quilts and each other to chat with…oh happy day! We were welcomed warmly, after which we set up for my quilt talk. This group was fun, interactive and just fabulous to say the least. It was fabulous. Quilt Boy was chattin it up with all the ladies. He takes his job and responsibilities very serious. (the paid ain’t so great but there ARE benefits…) (blushing)

We were invited to stay for lunch….OH MY these chicks know their way around the kitchen for sure. Just about the time I thought there couldn’t be any more food I turned around and saw deserts as far as the eye can see,well, it was a long counter anyway! When we left I told them I thought Jenny Craig was in the parking lot takin names!!

Melinda, the high exhaulted presidente’ of the guild is a fellow blogger. Go check out her blog. She can crank out some beautiful quilts and killer long arm machine quilting. She and I were talking about show and tell and we both commented that neither one of us had a dang camera. “What kind of bloggers are we???” Ok. in all seriouslyness I’m going to have my camera surgically implanted to my side, I’ll just add it the the hip area what is a few more inches?? I promise I will do better with the photo thing. I’m waiting for the guild historian/photo chick/ person to post some photos on the internet so I can show you some of the guild goodies. WHAT A SHOW AND TELL! WOW.

To make a short story long I really must continue to say how much I enjoy going and visiting all these guilds. They inspire me, challenge me, humble me and convince me that I have found another passion in my life. I wish I could visit every guild in the land. They are all wonderful and have special differences. Kinda like flowers, every petal is beautiful AND different. OK I’m getting really sappy here aren’t I?

I went to the doctor this morning and ran to Barnes and Noble I GOT IT….I GOT THE LAST DANG ONE …I ALMOST DIDN’T SEE IT. I brought it home and put it right beside my bed. I’m not going to open the magazine until tonight…it’s my treat to myself. I will be so happy tonight when I can relax and read the newest issue of “Where Women Create.”

Did I mention I paid like $16.00 for this dang magazine. It better be good!

Later my peeps (and with better photos too!) I’m off to sew….where I create…chance are reeely good that there are no magazine photographers up there!


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    I do the same thing…when I buy a magazine or a new one comes…I’ll save it to read later in the day! The one you just bought is a good one!

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    Oh, it sounds like you have so much fun with the quilting quilds! When I get a new magazine, I have to have the household chores done, everyone fed and taken care of and then when everyone is sound asleep, I sit down and enjoy every page. Magazines have gotten so pricey lately, but they do take me away for awhile…so worth it! blessings,Kathleen

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    Maybe you should have a camera girl….ohhh ohhhh could it be me???? How fun for you. You must have really wanted that magazine…hope it is well worth th read.

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    Sounds like everyone had fun at the guild meeting! This issue of WWC is really good. I bought it Saturday and I’ve been savoring a couple of pages a day since …

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    I bet your program is wonderful to see. You have such a way with words and you’re so dang funny.


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    I think the blog needs a photo of quilt boy – he’s certainly earned it…wait will he start his own blog for the quilt hero’s in our life?

    Maybe you could take twizzlers and sew the ends of a couple together and hang them around your neck for a camera loop — plus in case of emergency twizzlers would be handy to prevent starvation?

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    We love you at Allatoona Quilt Guild. Just posted your pics if you want to peek.
    Tina Cline Web mistress

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    We had a ball when Debbie and you gave your presentation at Quilters In Stitches! I’m still waiting to see a copy of your book. It sounds like the Allatoona Quilt Guild really went all out with the refreshments!

    My husband brought up my latest magazines (that came in the mail last week) this past weekend. I still need to find time to relax and read them. Oh, no. I can’t find them. I looked under the Silver Thimbles directory info that I was working on today – not there. I looked under the 10 1/2″ x 10 1/4(?) blocks that aren’t square – not there. I looked in the kitchen and living room – not there. Then, I found them – they were on my bed! Why didn’t I think to look there first?

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    You paid 16.00 for a magazine. i hope it is a good one. You should savor every page. Enjoy

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    I just bought that same magazine at my favorite quilt shop, and with all the week’s sewing, forgot all about it! Thanks for the reminder!

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