The lovely bags Kathy made for us. Naturally, the Boss Lady got her Georgia Bulldogs bag (remember she's been sleeping with it), Lily got a horse themed bag, and I got ladies whose backsides look like large fruit. Is there a hidden meaning there? :)If you've never been to the Gaylord at Opryland then you've missed their lovely inside atriums and indoor "Delta" river. Here's Lily on the river cruise in front of the indoor waterfall. If you're a sucker for Disney-worthy recreations, this river is pretty cool. And did I mention the fish as big as Lily swimming in it? Our "river guide" told us when the river was built they ran a marketing campaign for people fill up empty Jack Daniels bottles with water from where they live and send them to them to help fill up the Delta. They received water from all 50 states and 30 countries. Purrty Cool if you ask me.
Here's our littlest quilter standing at the entrance of a bridge walkway over to the island in the middle of the river. This picture begins to give you some idea of scale of this atrium. There are other large atriums in the hotel, but this is the "crown jewel". Plus one year when Kate, Kathy, and I stayed at this hotel, we got lost trying to find our way back to our room. Bread crumbs for trails are required!
Here we are, Mommy and Lily posing on the stairs of the grand entrance of the Gaylord. You can't see the headband I'm wearing that I made out of Jane Sassaman fabric. There are definitely more headbands in my future!
And finally, not at all Nashville related, before I left on our adventure, I got a wild hair up my butt to do something with these fabrics that have been laying around for years. And I saw a piecing technique that I want to try, so here's the result (and yes I've decided it will be named Wild Hair). I need to finish it to move on to pj pants, my Ginger Blossom/pink Amy Butler, turquoise Amy Butler, and finish my mom's quilt.