Saturday, September 5, 2009

Helens, Ga...a bust!

We got to Helens, Ga and knew right away, not our kind of place. Very commercialized, crowded, noisy, overpriced hotels, etc. We didn't even bother to get out and walk around..just nothing of interest. Headed on up the road through the mountains to Hiawassee and there I found a great quilt shop: Log Cabin Patchworks. I picked up the new Quilt Sampler magazine and some wool and a few other goodies and we got back on the road to Blairsville where we stayed the night. Now this is our kind of town. They are having an outdoor craft show today, and the historic courthouse is open to the public, where there is a doll house exhibit. On the outskirts of down there is a minature train exhibit that we hope to go and see too....all local folks arts/exhibits. We will be heading on up to Chattanooga tonight, so more on that later.
We also have stopped at a few "antique" shops along the way and picked up a few special treasures but they are in the car and I did not get pictures. Sure has been fun so far!

9 comments:

Carin said...

looks like a great shop glad you found it.

Jackie said...

Sounds like you are having a great time so far. I also picked up my copy of the new Quilt Sampler magazine!

Purple Pam said...

Love that little red car. Too neat! Sounds like you found a great place to stay. Have a good trip, return home safe and sound.

Jackie said...

I'm not a Helen fan either - though their funnel cake place is good! My parents have a 2nd home in Blairsville and we just love it. They don't have a phone, internet or cable. We stay a week or 2 each year. It's our "get away from it all" vacation. We love it!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Sounds like your having fun. There's nothing better than a road trip.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Teresa, I would have loved to join you...on the road trip...good for the soul...hugs lyn

StitchinByTheLake said...

I would have skipped the touristy place too Teresa but I brake for wool every time! blessings, marlene

Mary said...

Sounds like a killer road trip! Be safe!

em's scrapbag said...

Great quilt shop. Sounds like you are having a really good time. Keep that up!