Guys, I have completely neglected to tell you something big! I’m heading to Nashville. Today. Ah!!! I’m so excited. I’m going for the Modern Quilt Guild’s Sew Down Nashville. It will be a weekend of sewing, amazing workshops and seeing friends. Because I spend so much time teaching sewing, it’s such a treat to be a student. I can’t wait. I already know that I’m going to learn so much & come away full of refreshed enthusiasm. I’m also a huge fan of the town. Music pours out of every bar & I love that whole Southern vibe. One of the best parts of the weekend is that conference goers all get to go to Anna Maria Horner’s house!! Ah! I know. (Isn’t she insane for inviting so many people to her house?! I mean, I would never….) And, I bet you can guess what I’m going to wear to her house? Yup. I know. So dorky but it had to happen. I stitched up a Washi Tunic from Made by Rae out of her feathers fabric in a linen-cotton blend.
I’m loving this tunic & not just for the novelty factor. It’s comfy and fits well. It’s short-sleeved because (ahem) it’s in the 70’s and 80’s in Nashville. (Seriously, I packed flip flops because my toes might actually feel some sunshine. It feels good just to say that. Sun. Toes. Ahhh!! ) The Washi is just so adaptable, I love it as a dress but this tunic is a great top, too. The elastic at the back just makes it so comfortable without being sack-like. I opted for a regular scoop neck, as you can see.
A bunch of the lovely women in my quilt guild are going to be in Nashville this weekend & we collectively decided to wear something handmade on Saturday. I’m going to wear my swan dress for that but couldn’t resist making this tunic as well.
It’s probably about right now that you are wondering why I’m going to a quilting weekend since I haven’t quilted in FOREVER. It’s a good question for which I have no good answer. I guess I just want to sew everything and in the long arc of my lifetime I hope to find time to do just that. So, why not have a good time in Nashville. Wish me some happy stitching luck!