I’m still working on my One Block Wonder but in between I’ve started Old Glory. This is the first mini quilt from Kim Diehl Simple Whatknots collection 7.
This little flag is 6.5" by 8.5".
It is Monday and we have survived the guild quilt show and the huge family reunion going on at the same time over the weekend.
Over 160 people were at the Saturday evening supper and little program. This was a reunion of descendants of my husband’s Swedish immigrant grandparents. They would be amazed and proud if they could see this group.
We visited Belle Meade Plantation and Winery in Tennessee yesterday, and also attended a wonderful show at the Grand Ole Opry. Our Belle Meade visit began with a food and wine pairing. We got to taste 5 different wines, paired with some very tasty foods. Like every wine tasting I’ve done it went from light to dark to dessert. And they paired these wines with some local cheeses and local chocolates among other goodies.
The Belle Meade mansion and plantation was awesome. What a beautiful home with an interesting history as a Mecca for race horse breeding. I highly recommend this as a place to check out in the Nashville area.
On the beautiful grounds were black walnut and magnolia trees. These magnolia blossoms were as big a dinner plates and they smelled lovely.
I’m having my morning coffee on our little balcony and doing a little hand stitching.
It’s a perfect sunny 72 degrees with a slight breeze. All inside a huge glass covered atrium. But it feels like you are outdoors. In the background I can hear the sounds of the waterfalls too. No birds or bugs however.
My husband travels a lot for work, although not as much as he did for most of his career. He doesn’t particularly enjoy traveling. But I love to travel and experience new things. I don’t travel with him very often, but this time I’m tagging along. Can you guess where we are? The hotel is within a short walk to The Grand Ole Opry, so we walked over and did the backstage tour this morning. Very interesting!
As a kid who grew up watching Hee Haw (because that is what my parents were watching) and listening to country music, this was fun. Then we headed back to the hotel. I’ve gotten in more than my 10,000 steps in today already. Just getting around this massive hotel will be exercise. I’ll probably help him set up his booth for the conference and trade show tomorrow morning. But mostly I have a couple of days to just relax and enjoy myself.