Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On Top Of Old Smoky…..

…..all covered with vapor…. We have returned from a short trip to Tennessee. Even though the weather was not very cooperative, we still had a wonderful relaxing time. We saw the “choo choo” in Chattanooga,

ChattanoogaChooChoo

we toured the largest national military park in America—Chickamauga (hubby is a huge Civil War buff) on the Georgia side,

CannonsAtChickamauga

we stayed in a wonderful mountain log home in Gatlinburg,

OurCobblyNobLogHomeGatlinburg we spent lots of time in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,

SmokyMtsRan AnotherLogCabinCadesCove

MoreRushWatersNatlPk

we saw the artists and craftspeople both at Arrowmont and along the Glades Road loop,

PotterOnGladesRoadArtsCraftLoop WoodcarverGladesRoadLoop WeaverAtArrowmont

and ate lots of delicious country food. Talk about flaky biscuits!

Of course, I have lots more touristy photos but I know you aren’t really interested in that!!! You want to know about the quilt shops, right? Well, here’s the loot:

QuiltyPurchases QuiltyPurchases2

Details of books and fabric will follow in a later post. It’s good stuff so check back.

I do have to share a piece of handthrown pottery that I just had to have. Wish I knew how to do that. Perfect for scrambling up two eggs for breakfast!

MyHandthrownPotteryFromGatlinburg

And, of course, I can’t travel without a handwork project! Inspired by this beauty and also a desire to whittle at the yarn leftovers, I crocheted a few rows on an afghan.

StartOfStripeyAfghan

Now to whittle away at that pile of laundry….

4 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

OH my -- Cades Cove, that cabin, Arrowmont School - I am getting a little tear-y! I have those photos in MY collection. 8-) Sure miss that GREEEEEENNNN! Glad you found Arrowmont - lots of folks miss it, hidden off the main 'drag'.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

I would love to do that trip, I love the history. Thank you for sharing. Your pottery will remind you of a fun trip, sounds like you had a very nice time.

Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and keep them coming. If I can't get there, then I want to see your photos of a place. And it does look like you managed to find two or three little fabric items that just jumped into your basket! :-)
Good wishes
Marne

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, gorgeous Smokies pictures. Did you post the whole bunch somewhere? I'd like to see them :-). Love the wavy lip on the blue bowl; did you get that on the Loop Road?