Thursday, September 27, 2012
Close to Nowhere
I took Meredith and Trey to a quilt show with me this weekend. I don’t think they enjoyed it as much as I did.
We left Friday afternoon and Meredith wasn’t feeling well. She has, I guess, pre-ulcers maybe, and all that was acting up. I made a mistake and gave her half a pain pill and she promptly went to sleep. We didn’t hear a whole lot from her after that.
The Iuka Quilt Guild — The Needle Chasers — hosted their fantastic, every-other-year quilt show this year and I decided that it was high time I went. I’ve heard many good things about their show, and besides, any quilt show is wonderful, right?
Trey and I (Mere was asleep the entire trip to Iuka) decided that since Iuka was directly on Hwy. 72, we couldn’t miss it. His mom lives in Middleton, Tenn., which is just off Hwy. 72, and they have an RV lot on the Tennessee River, so he’s familiar with the area.
We thought it would be at least a three-hour trip. Got there in about an hour and a half. Neither one of us complained!
One of the places I really wanted to go Friday was the Apron Museum. Turned out it was just across the street from the Iuka Baptist Church, which is where the quilt show was being held.
Trey went in the musuem with me, as Mere was still asleep in the car. It took almost a full minute for his eyes to completely glaze over and get a “deer in the highlights” look to complete the picture.
I handed him the car keys and suggested he drive around a while and find something he might be interested in. He did not argue with me — he very quickly took the keys and disappeared!
The Apron Museum was fascinating. The “Apron Lady,” (Carolyn Terry) has over 2,000 aprons, most of them vintage. She even sells some of them. I thoroughly enjoyed digging through those aprons!
We drove from Iuka to Booneville to spend the night and the Navigator on my iPhone had us drive 1.2 miles and turn, then .8 miles and turn, and so on. I bet we made 8-10 turns in those 20 miles. But it was a short drive and Trey and I enjoyed moaning about being lost, even though we weren’t (Mere was still asleep).
We eventually were able to wake Mere and we ate supper at a Huddle House. I love breakfast for supper!
Mere (who was awake Saturday) and Trey galavanted around Iuka while I went to the quilt show. It was wonderful! One very nice lady showed me how she made her absolutely perfect log cabin, entirely by hand!
I’m going to attempt one on my sewing machine. I’m brave, but not stupid!
It was a wonderful way to spend the weekend!
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