Monday, August 27, 2012

August is a blur

To sum up this month:

I learned to sew and quilt a very small thing - the mug rug. I'm working on sewing and quilting bigger and better things, but I'm pretty happy about this.


We took friends from out of town to see Niagara Falls. Every time I mention to friends that we went to the falls and rave about the Maid of the Mist (unforgettable boat ride that brings you up close and personal to the falls), someone who lives right here, within 20 minute drive of the falls, says, "Oh! I've never been to the falls!" That is just a crime. Every time I visit, I think, "Why the heck don't I come here EVERY YEAR regardless of who visits me?!"


Very cool blue bottle tree installation at the Arboretum on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, KY.


Cumberland Gap National Park view of the gorgeous Appalachian mountains


This is the reason why I was in Kentucky. The building here was constructed in 1927 as a one-room schoolhouse (with thirteen students) at the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY. Our family went with our church group to the work camp at Henderson, which provides many community services to this rural mountain area. In one week, our group of 18 people did rehab work on two houses in town (siding, flooring, drywall) and some painting/cleaning work on the Henderson campus.