Travel to Georgia and Have the Best Experience
Winter has certainly arrived and what a great time to travel to the gorgeous places, culture and arts of North Georgia! As I write this, it’s a cool, crisp morning. With a small flurry of snow falling outside my window. Here I am, surrounded by the smell of a nice warm fire. Freshly brewed coffee sitting on my desk, and thinking about the hearty breakfast I’ll soon be enjoying. Maybe in the afternoon a nice invigorating hike. Then travel back to the warmth of our cabin to reflect and revive the soul once again.
The reflection comes. Remembering the time, a few years ago, before we began our north Georgia cabin rental business; for those who love to travel here. The daily hassles of commuting to work, the intenseness of the workday, the constant frustrating noise, the feeling that the life we were “surviving” was going by way too fast. Always with a feeling that if we did not travel and get away from that life. Even if just a weekend. We’d go nuts.
We actually began the travel to the North Georgia mountains about 10 years ago. Prior to that we too, had those mind-numbing workday lives, of long, boring business travel meetings. As well as 5:45 AM flights to distant cities. And sleeping in strange hotels, fast food dinners, late night phone calls to catch up with each other. Afterwards, channel surfing trying to relax. Then, the next day, dealing with clients who travel. They were just as stressed and unhappy as we were. All the while thinking “will this week ever end and is this truly all there is to life?”
Now our mornings are spent the way they should be
We get out of bed when we wake-up. Not by an alarm clock; unless you consider the doggies and boss kitties deciding it’s time to eat as an alarm :~). Our office is in our home. Just a few steps away, with our only traffic jam, having to step over the pooches. The noise we now “cope” with, the rushing sounds of the Ellijay River. The crackling of the fireplace, and the soothing chirps of the local winter birds.
We’d truly love to introduce, or for many, reintroduce you to travel to the pleasures of mountain life. If only for a long weekend. Once you’ve experienced the travel and exhilaration of watching a hawk swoop over the mountains. Or a doe and her fawns playing in the river. Perhaps the playful otters frolicking nearby, or the cool freshness of a mountain morning. Then with nights so clear and stars so bright, you’d think that you can touch them. You may decide to do what we did years ago. Travel always, leave the city and never look back!
Quilt making is an old American tradition that is passed on from generations to generations. I would like to bring this to your attention. I have seen craftspeople turn to quilt making as a hobby. Sometimes a good business opportunity here in Georgia. Quilt making involves sewing different types of patches to create a quilt. Quilt is sometimes used as bedding, a traditional gift; in some regions to keep and record history. History is recorded by sewing patches into a quilt that symbolizes an event in history.
There are many designs that I have seen being made on quilts
Several fabrics may be used. There is no rule as to what fabric. As well as how huge a design patch or quilt should be. As it entails the ones who travel, as well as the worker’s creativity to make a comfortable and great looking quilt. Some quilts are being used as baby wrap-ups that is why the most comfortable and appropriate fabric must be used. Flannel or other cotton fabrics should be used for this quilt purposes.
I have seen felt fabric being used in making quilt patches as it is economical and very workable to use. There is no rule as to the kinds of fabrics that you may use in making quilts. However, there are hundreds of available fabrics in stores. Second-hand fabrics are becoming popular as materials for quilt patches for they are economical. Second-hand fabrics are also called used fabrics from used shirts, jeans and sweaters.
I have had a chance to visit The Cotton Patch Quilters which is a non-profit organization based in Athens, Georgia whose main aim is to increase public awareness on quilt and quilt making. They hold several programs which promote the art of quilt making. Proceeds for their project are going to charity and service organizations. The Cotton Patch Quilters Guild 2009 Quilt Show is an annual event hosted at Watkinsville, Georgia. Locals, travellers, as well as quilt enthusiasts from all over the country, attend this much-awaited event.