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We celebrated Christmas here at home this year. Brandy, Phillip, Kristopher and Shawn came over and Brandy helped with the food. Adryan joined us too and of course Douglas and Michael were here too. I am sure Doug was wearing a shirt for dinner but somehow by the time gifts were unwrapped and pictures were being taken he managed to be in his undershirt. Talk about redneck Christmas pictures sheesh. Michael somehow managed to escape down the street before the camera came out. Next year I will take pics before they get fed. No smiles, no food HAHA!!! that will fix them 🙂
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas 2011!!!
The Native American Village was set up as if in the 1800’s and a working village. Our guide was young and entertaining and interesting. My interest in the Cherokee stems from my Great Grandmother Lydia on my mother’s side of the family who was of Cherokee ancestry. Not sure if it was her mother or one of her mother’s parents who were Native American and my mom is out galavanting and not answering her phone so I can make this post more accurate 🙂 Anyway when our guide finished his part of the tour we were sent to the square to be told some of the history of the Native American Cherokee. The gentleman knew his stuff and told us all sorts of things about the Cherokee that I had no idea of. A sidebar note was that my GG Lydia looked Native American (Indians are from India we were told – Native Americans were from America) and my mother has the high cheekbones…well our hhistorian told us that one trait of NA is SARCASM! So I may not even have a hint at looking NA but I have most definitely inherited and am well versed in sarcasm!! It may not show on my outsides but just have a conversation with me and I will certainly show you my NA heritage – tada!!!
I love riding through the mountains. The twists & turns of this stretch are all part of the Tail of the Dragon which motorcyclists love to ride. The leaves are barely starting to change and will be in full color in a few weeks. Water is also a favorite of mine to photograph & be around. There is such a peacefulness that I feel even when the waters are crashing violently against the stones usually in the spring as the ice melts and rivers swell. The waters were mostly calm at this time, no storms were affecting the flows and the water levels seemed low with plenty of rocks dry and easier to walk on.
I also have a freakish interest in moss and weird looking trees. One day I will make a landscape quilt – I keep telling myself this anyway 🙂
Sunday through Wednesday Doug and I spent with the Primetimers from Grace Baptist Church in Evans at Gatlinburg, TN for the Jubilee Conference. Lots of groups I had never heard of before and a few I had hear of but never personally heard speak/sing. Johnny Hunt and Charles Stanley were the speakers and the singing groups were the Booth Brothers, McKamey’s, Allison Durham Speer & Ben Speer, and the Gaither Vocal Band; the comedian was Aaron Wilburn. There were 4 sessions starting Monday night and finishing up Wednesday at noon. Approximately 6,000 people were in attendance.
We stayed at the Bearskin Lodge on the River
View inside our room included a hot tub and a fireplace 🙂
View from the balcony of the stream below
I didn’t get to see Dominic Landon Kentfield until this past Saturday when he was 9 days old. The curse of living so far away from family strikes again. My sister in law Donna and I went to visit him and his mommy Jenn and daddy Joe. He is a good baby and slept the entire time we were there making cute little baby faces and occasionally opening his eyes for a brief moment. He is so squishy and cuddly and smells like a brand new baby! I can hardly wait until Christmas when we will get to see him again!!
Every 2 years our guild Pieceful Hearts in N. Augusta, SC has a quilt show at the Activities Center. Here are some pics from the show last weekend.
A few of the Breast Cancer Awareness Bra Challenge, The Blue Footed Booby is Betty Ann Williams and the one next to it is Sandie Duerksens more bra challenge entries. Shawntel’s Lily Pad won the viewers choice ribbon
My birthday quilt hanging…I love the WWWQ girls from Monday nights! They did an awesome job!!!
Dallas’ quilt hanging. I have to get it into the mail for her now!!
Dana Wagner Rachael Thomas
Some of our guild members work very hard on quilts for the VA for soldiers, many in wheelchairs. They take the finished quilts down themselves and pass them out and visit with them monthly. I know the soldiers are happy to see their smiling faces 🙂
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