Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Atlanta~

 or Hot-lanta which is what my husband calls it.  I visited the Bullock Hall Quilting Guild and I stayed with my friend, Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting.  We had a such a good time.

Being an Olympics fan, it was fun to see the Torch in city on the way to Diane's home.
Diane had a beautiful room for  me which was a quiet retreat and so pretty.  Complete with beautiful quilts - of course!
This one was on my bed - so fresh and pretty.
I love Diane's color sense and her use of different blocks.
My room came with treats and snacks.  It was Heaven.  Thank you Diane!  I made best friends with Rumi her new golden puppy.  It was love at first sight (don't tell coco!)
I taught my Liberated Houses Workshop and we had a great day.  So many great ideas and everyone caught right on.
It was wonderful to meet the guild members and get to know them.  What a lovely group of women!
One student, Helga, brought a line drawing she created of her house and was making great progress on a special house quilt. Wow!
After my lecture and a wonderful lunch Diane took me to Thread  Bare Fabrics.  Let's just say, if you want it....they have it......somewhere.
If your guild is meeting in person again, they can find my info at:  

For my nature walking friends, Barbara S. and Gladi P. I spotted several Jack in the Pulpits a couple of weeks ago.
I also found this beautiful nest that had fallen out of a tree after a windy storm.  It was so small and sweet.
For  my Foodie friends, near and far I made Polish Stuffed Cabbage and it was fabulous!
Here is the recipe I used:  Grandma's Golumpki  The only changes I made to the recipe was that I used Campbell's Tomato Soup and no water along with the large can crushed tomatoes for the sauce. I did not add lemon zest to the meat.
Dill?  what the heck? no thanks.

I'll be back before you know it.  I actually mean it this time.
Hope you are all staying well and happy.
xo

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing photos of your wonderful time in Atlanta and I love the Jack in the Pulpits!!🙂. I’m on the lookout for new (to me) recipes so will check out that cabbage, which has my mouth watering😋!

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  2. Can't wait for you to come teach this workshop at our guild in August. I love all your creations!

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  3. Looks like a fun time was had by all at your workshop in Atlanta. Such a great neighborhood in the making!

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  6. Ohhh what fun with Diane ! And your students made a wonderful work as always ! Huge hugs !

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  7. What a wonderful treat to stay at your friend Diane's home! Gosh that cabbage recipe reminds me of my aunt Sadie who made that all the time--so yummy...hugs, Julierose

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  8. Covered all the bases! What fun and goodies you have shared!
    Rondi

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  9. So glad to see you blogging again. When I don't hear from you I get worried, what with the covid and all. So glad you are out teaching again and seeing friends.

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  10. How wonderful that you got to stay with Diane! I enjoyed meeting her when she came to my guild. I am sure everyone enjoyed your class, you are a wonderful teacher. Jack in the Pulpit is one of my most favorite ones to find in the woods.

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  11. What fun to be able to spend time with Diane and other quilters. Looks like your class was a great success. No Jack in the Pulpits here so I'm always happy to see one posted. Such a fabulous plant.

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  12. Meeting Diane in person is definitely on my bucket list! Glad you had the opportunity to visit her guild - it's so nice to be doing things in person again!

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  13. It looks like a wonderful stay in Atlanta, what a great room to stay in at your friends house! And that quilt shop....O my, I could spend a day there! Your stuffed cabbage looks delicious.

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  14. Thanks for thinking of me with the Jack in the Pulpit photos! I love those plants--they are so cool! Looks like you had a wonderful time in Atlanta and it must feel so good to be back in the swing of visiting guilds. That shop looks amazing and right up my alley :) Sweet little bird's nest. Your stuffed cabbage looks yummy!

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