Wow . . . it's been a while since I went fifteen days without posting something...whoops! And would you believe that I've not done a *single* quilty thing (with one exception) in that whole time??? I've added/used no stash, done very little hand stitching, and my "fifteen minutes" is beyond fifteen days. Ha!
We have been *super* busy with church, which I love! Our ladies spent a couple of days in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a Women of Joy conference. It was awesome.
I was the bus driver and I do mean bus . . .
Diesel engine, fifteen passengers, and an electric side door that I got to open and close! Vroom, vroom!
From that, Todd and I headed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a bit of a break. We actually stayed in Lookout Mountain, Georgia (at the Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast) . . . I've always wanted to see Rock City, and Ruby Falls, and The Incline. So we did all those touristy things!
It was an absolute blast and we both had a marvelous time.
My favorite stop was the Rock City gardens, which were quite lovely and gave Todd and I lots of ideas for beautifying the camp! I would definitely go back there again. In fact, I'll probably go back and do an entire post just for it, later on this week. The views were stunning!
I mentioned I'd done a little something quilt related . . . we made a couple of stops of quilt shops. Well, one was literally a shop that sold quilts (lovely, beautiful quilts!) and one was a quilt shop.
The latter was Spools, which I'd heard of, but never been to. It was a fun shop with a modern lean, so lots of hip prints and solids and batiks. And she had some beautiful stuff hanging on her walls, too! But I bought *nothing* at either shop. Can you believe it??!
We came home just in time for our church's Spring Fling event, which is where we spent our day on Saturday.
Yesterday, we had a full day of church, including a VBS meeting. I'll be directing our VBS this year, which will be exciting! The theme is Agency D3: Discover Decide Defend. I'm already churning tons of ideas over in my head!
Today we spend playing with turtles and toads. We've learned that most of the turtles enjoy strawberries and corn and/or worms. One of the bigger turtles, if he sees I'm holding a worm, will head for me! I love that!
Toads are just fun to have around, so we road the trails today searching for them. We caught a total of sixteen! They're all so *different*, too:
I had good "toad eyes" today . . . Todd had the good toad hands. If ya' catch my drift!