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Friday, February 12, 2010

Barn Quilt Trip to Washington County, KY with my Aspie


   This was a beautiful, sunny day and too good to waste indoors, cold though it be.  Larry was going to take Tim train watching this afternoon.  He has come down with a cold so I offered to take Tim so he could rest and recouperate.  When I told Tim that I would be taking him, he suggested we take a drive through the country and look for barn quilts.  That being one of my favorite things to do,  there was little debate over it.   I quickly searched google for the closest trail I could find, which happened to be in Washington County, KY  (Springfield).  I found a newsletter from the county extension office and called them to see if they had a quilt trail map, which they did.  So off we set for Springfield, to get our map and photograph as many barn quilts as we could find in a couple of hours.
  Well, orienteering is not one of my strong points, so of course, we got lost.  Thank God for cell phones!  I called Larry and told him where we were and he told us how to get back to where we were trying to go!  Actually, Tim has a better sense of direction than I do and he was questioning me the whole way, which really  helps my inept skills.  What can I say, even with a map, I get lost!
   We got back on track and took several photos along the way and the following is a digital photo map of where we were.  All of these photos were taken along 31E and Highway 150, between Bardstown and Springfield, KY.  If you get out that way, stop and see the quilts.  There are many more to see so I plan to return again, next time with Larry to orienteer!
I hope you've had a good laugh at our little adventure, that's what I called it to help keep from getting angry!



This is Tim photographing from an overlook along 31E between Mt. Washington and Bardstown, KY.

 

The 4H along HWA 150 
 
 

Standing Flower Quilt


County Board of Education












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Hi, I am Teri West, a wife, retired home schooling mom, 2nd year breast cancer survivor, crafter, musician, and primitive artist living and working in Kentuckiana, (the Louisville, KY and S. Indiana area). My family heritage is in the hills of Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. I grew up in Louisville, Ky and attended Eastern KY University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with degrees from both in education. I married in 1979 and have three grown children, one a degreed artist, one a techie/artist, and an autistic one, a photographic artist. Hubby is a techie. I work out of my home creating primitive items for friends, family, and you. My loves are American folk music, primitive crafting, and American folk art which all emanate from my devotion to my faith, family and friends. I belong to the Louisville Dulcimer Society and I play mountain dulcimer, guitar, violin, native flute, tin whistle, bowed psaltry, and ukelele as well.