What a treat this weekend! I’m so excited to tell you about it. Saturday I got up at the crack of dawn and drove 4 hours to Atlanta, GA to meet the woman who inspired me to sew, Dana Willard from MADE! If you have been visiting the Southern Institute for long then you know that many of the things that I have made are the result of following her tutorials. Dana and I have gotten to know each other by email over the last several months, so I was so excited when she told me that she was going to be in Atlanta doing a workshop at Whipstitch. I cleared it with Tom and signed right up! It was so much fun to meet her… like meeting an old friend. The workshop was a ton of fun and boosted my creative confidence a notch. I met some lovely women and learned of new blogs. All in all, a wonderful 24+ hours.