Friday, August 15, 2014

This and That

The journey continues. Since it is Willy-Nilly Friday   and Friendship Friday  I am linking to these two memes. You should check them out.

1. A Tennessee barn quilt. I managed to get a fleeting shot from the car. And, I found an early photo of the same barn on the internet. You can see the painted quilts on many barns in Tennessee. This one is on Paul Coates farm and is patterned after an actual quilt made by Mr. Coates mother-in-law, who grew up on the farm.

2. These were the largest and most tasty peaches I'd ever seen. We found them at Isom's Orchard in north Alabama.

3. The Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Impressive sight.
4. Have you ever seen a barn with SEE ROCK CITY painted on it's roof? Don't see them anymore but I did see this birdhouse built like a barn advertising Rock City from it's roof. Oh, and by the way, love the Bama Elephant on the front!! It's nearly football season. I can't wait!
FIY: From 1935 until 1969 a man by the name of Clark Byers painted over 900 barn roofs in 19 states with the SEE ROCK CITY advertisement on them.

5. Last week I proudly announced that I had made all the final corrections on my book 'Springtime In Magnolia' so that the manuscript would go in for publication. WELL.... In the process of preparing to load my edited manuscript onto the Createspace website I discover that the corrections have to be done on a format they provide online. So, today I start doing all those corrections AGAIN...where they said I had to do it.  Maybe I will get it right this time. If it's not one thing, it's another!


  1. Love the barn quilts. There are getting to me more and more of them here in Minnesota.
    Good luck with the editing of your book.

  2. Congratulations on the progress on your book. Then again I guess you have to edit for a different format as well.

    My brother and his family live in Huntsville, Alabama where he is retiring next week and going on a cruise with his wife to Europe! He has been a rocket scientist in this northern AL city! We all hail from California, but moved east.

    Love the idea of a barn quilt. However, it seems a waste to expose it to the elements.

  3. I never did get to see Rock City.

  4. Great photos. Must have been so fun to see the barn quilts. sorry about all the corrections for the book. Get them done, Latane. I am excited!

  5. Oh, Mom! No! About the corrections....and I thought they said they would "take care of that" on their end. More work. I am so sorry!

    Love this post. I keep trying to connect with Willy Nilly but she isn't there yet. Sometimes I know life gets in the way. Well, yours are great! I love that you found out the background info on that barn quilt! And told us about the See Rock City painter! Super info. Will write you soon.

  6. Great great shots!
    Now I really feel like having a big juicy peach!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  7. LOVE the barn quilts. And those peaches look so fresh, not at all like what we get in the grocery store.

  8. I have seen old barns with `See Rock City`
    I have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.

    Congratulations on your up-coming book.

  9. Hi Latane, lovely post as usual so much information and photos. I must confess I don't know what or where Rock city is?!
    I miseed the book info somewhere while I was missing from Blogland but Congratulations!!!!

  10. I enjoy seeing photos of quilt barns. Those peaches sure are pretty! Sorry to hear of the publishing setback.


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