craft weekend just keeps getting better and better.
the house is coming together so nicely.
kimberlee and i are getting into a lovely routine each time.
it is pretty amazing.
the peonies were perfect!
this is the only group this year that gets to see peonies in the kitchen...lucky them.
the girls arrive almost all at the same time.
6 flew in this time.
we pick them up at the airport all together.
it's a very happy carpool trip back!
the house was sparkling...waiting for the fun to begin.
kimberlee served a fabulous dinner, the girls saw their rooms, they got to know each other a bit and we got right down to business!
they came to craft so let's get crafty!
we always have several women who have never sewn before.
which i LOVE!
no fear at craft weekend!
we just show you how....it's EASY!
my friend Jess came for the evening on friday to help with the new sewing girls and to hlep answer questions and give instruction.
she was perfect!
she is calm and kind....everyone loves her.
this was the fastest group of apron sewing ladies yet!
they were all done before midnight!
that is unheard of at craft weekend!
so cute, right?!!
on saturday kimberlee gets up early and makes a delicious breakfast.
it's so good....i wish i had it right now.
then we head out for our field trip of shopping for antiques and treasures.
i love just wandering around in here finding new things every single time!
to me....this is a heart stopper.
rainbow legs on a table...with chippy paint....that just came that way?!!
like....someone had rainbow porch posts on their house somewhere?!
and now it's a table?!!!!
i want that table really bad.
we always go to our favorite shop Bearly Makin' It and this time we went to the Vintage Soiree in Hillsboro too!
i grabbed this door while we were there....
we had a great time.
we stopped at sonic for happy hour.
we all got to know each other a little better.
i love the field trip!
show and tell after we get back is so much fun!
a yardstick with "helping others in the name of christ" written on it?
while they cook we get right back into crafts....
we worked on several different projects at a time.
the craft room looks so pretty with ruffles over all the chairs!
this night was much later....we were up and laughing LATE into the night.
and people kept coming up with more projects to make.
which makes me so happy. :)
the wood block craft is inspired by the rainbow gift that tara brought me!
we made tea towels with hankies....doilies....trim.
they were inspired by these from courtney at A Cottage Life.
i love her little shop!
they made beautiful headbands.
this group was awesome at flower making!
and several girls threw together some mini bunting.
really.....what is happier than mini bunting?
and their aprons....oh so gorgeous!
it never gets old.
they are pure smiles.
each one is different and each one is awesome.
ha ha haaaaa....
angela from oklahoma andrea from oklahoma
carrie from ohio christy from CANADA!!
laura from tennesse rebecca from tennesse
cathy from massachusetts maggie from kansas!
karen from florida tracey from florida
jen from north carolina our helper nicole from nebraska
me & kimberlee.... we are two happy hostesses.
we took our last group picture and laura said "can we do one more with my sign?"
she picked up this wrinkly well loved cardboard sign and opened it up to show us.....
and everyone burst into tears!
she has been waiting 18 months for her adoption to follow through...so long to wait!
of course we can do one more!!
laura i can't wait to see your little one come home to you!
i say it everytime.... but my heart is full.
i feel so grateful for every teeny detail that craft weekend has brought into my life.
i enjoy meeting all these wonderful women.
i feel incredibly blessed to hear their stories and call them my friends.
it's a dream come true.
my blog readers are all fabulous women....and i get to meet them!
thanks be to God.
He saw the desires deep in my heart.
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