Sunday, September 16, 2012

September TUSAL and a trip to Atlanta

Good evening!  This month's TUSAL update had to be relocated due to inclement weather.  Here it is:

If you want to read more about the TUSAL (or maybe even join in), check out Daffycat's blog here .

I did not get much stitching or scrapping done since my last posting.  On Wednesday, I joined my husband in Atlanta, where he had been all week for a business trip.  He spent some time in this beautiful city while he was in school, so we ended up meeting with several of his former classmates, churchmates, and professors while we were in town.  We also go the chance to explore the Georgia Aquarium.  What a wonderful place! Both of us really enjoyed our time there.  Some of the tanks were just huge, and full of so many beautiful fish.  It was hard to get many great pictures, but I did get a few decent ones, including this one of a cool little starfish:
 Some of these tanks were HUGE!  I think you can get some sense of the scale by noting the full grown man in the bottom corner:
 We got to watch them feeding the sea otters, who were very cute:
 And the South African penguins were lovely as well:
Although I don't have a picture of it, one of the funniest things we saw involved an employee in scuba gear working in one of the tanks.  He kicked a small shark lurking at the bottom of the tank (not on purpose) and suddenly, the little guy was biting him on the knee.  It must not have hurt much, because he just looked at us and pointed down at his knee to make sure we were watching what was happening.  Funny (since neither seemed to be the worse for the wear).

I also visited the Atlanta History Center, where I toured this gorgeous early 20th century home called Swan House:
Is it just me, or does this front door make anyone else think of the TARDIS?
I know.  It's mostly because it's such a pretty shade of blue.

Even after we got back home, I didn't get much stitching done.  The weekend just seemed to stay busy.  Later this week, I'm planning a visit to Mom and Dad's where I hope to deliver some pinned pieces for framing, pick up a copy of the JCS Christmas issue, and work with Mom on our Cabinet of Curiosities course projects.  So I hope to have another update later in the week.  Til then, I hope everyone has a wonderful, creative week.


Margaret said...

looks and sounds like it was a fun trip. lol about the shark biting the guy's knee! That's a pretty house too. I don't watch Dr. Who enough to be sure of the door looking like the Tardis. On the other hand, I knew what you meant by the Tardis. lol!

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. It looks like you saw some wonderful things. I am looking forward to seeing what pieces you have framed next.
Have a great week and visit with your Mom!