Category Archives: Nashville

Nashville {Reminiscing}

I reminisce about Nashville like it’s on the other side of the world.  It’s only four hours away, but isn’t it amazing how far/long four hours can be?  When we lived there, I worked downtown.  Standing on Broadway, looking up, it is so cool to see the reflection of the AT&T {aka “Batman Building”} on the side of the Pinnacle building.  This particular day, there was a storm coming in… but the sky in the reflection seems sunny.  It was really neat!

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Anna Maria Horner {Southern Women Wednesday}

Sometime, somewhere, you have without a doubt seen the colorful, and gorgeous designs of Anna Maria Horner.  She is by far one of my favorite fabric and pattern designers.  But, what is so interesting to me about Anna Maria is not just her beautiful line of textiles, gift items, and sewing books {to name a few}, but the fact that she runs this successful business while being a wife and mother to 6~ yes, SIX~ kids!  I read her blog, I visit her site, I see the projects she works on… how does she have the time?!  And on top of it all, she seems to do it so gracefully!

Speaking of grace, Anna Maria has such a gracious heart.  In response to the 2010 Nashville flood,  {Nashville is where Anna Maria lives and my home away from home}, she started the Rainbow Around the Block quilting project for families in Middle Tennessee who lost so much in the flood.  The project brought quilters from across the country together to give flood victims a piece of art made with love.

“It is a simple mission, but it’s one that we hope will be far reaching and one that will give homemade comfort to as many people as possible.”

Watch this video to see some of the quilt blocks that were donated:

Rainbow.Makers

To keep up with Anna Maria, follow her blog… and prepare yourself to be “wowed” by this amazing, southern woman!

xoxo,

Gracious Gal

 

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Scootin’ Around Nashville

One day, when there is a “baby Daniel”… 

If you already have a youngin’, check out Popo Cool Kid Stuff next time you’re in Nashville.

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