i love all the chatter on the friday night.
everyone is nervous.
everyone is feeling crazy for traveling all that way to stay at a house they have seen "on the internet"
with a lady they met "through the internet" and haven't actually even met yet!
we put their fears to rest and assure them we are going to have a GREAT time!
and then kimberlee feeds us!
we get right to it with all her delicious meals.
and then it's onto crafting.
it's a wonderful way to get to know someone.
michele finished her apron first...speedy girl.
while we were cutting, ironing and ruffling away in the work room....
kimberlee was making apple pie in the kitchen from scratch so it was warm out of the oven!
she topped it with ice cream of course.
everyone finished their aprons and i was in bed before 2:30 AM.
not too bad girls!
they are always just so beautiful.
each one a labor of love.
they are not easy to make .... every crafter can attest to that!
but they are so proud when they are done.
as they should be!
we had a "light" breakfast that including some Drubers donuts... a local donut shop.
then we hit the road for our field trip.
my friend kerry had her first Barn Sale with vendors and a meal made by her husband.
so we went!
the meal was great....loved the cupcakes kerry!
we got to go in dairy barn.
all the cows were friendly and calm.
there was even a calf born that morning!
we left the sale and went onto to our favorite antique store.
i drove the big van.
i am always so happy because it is my favorite meal!
and it's back to crafting!
we made felt pom pom garland!
Yummi Shop sent pom poms from her etsy shop.
they were amazing!
i have never seen pom poms like this....EVER.
the colors were gorgeous.
they were heavy and perfect for crafting.
we strung them on baker's twine sent from Divine Twine.
everyone went home with a pom pom garland!
my friend JESS led a project inspired from this tutorial.
we changed it a bit and made it more Craft Weekend-ish....more pattern and color please.
rachel and jess were our weekend helpers.
i appreciate them so much.
we made the wire wrapped letters again.
everyone's banners were unique.
i love all the color!
we made tea towel with vintage hankies, doilies and embroidery.
this project was inspired by A Cottage Life's towels in her shop.
she is offering a discount on her towels in her shop for my readers!
use the code: whatever10 for 10% off her embroidered towels.
jamie from texas jill from texas
leadia from illinois penny from ohio
kim from ohio michele from missouri
sarah from texas shannon from texas
ginger from alabama angie from ohio
missy from canada lachelle from canada
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aren't all the fall leaves so amazing all around us?!
i love those yellow trees.
thank you to rachel and Jess for being such a great helpers!
thank you Kimberlee for making the kitchen so yummy at CW.
and for being amazing in general.
ahhh... craft weekend.
i love it.
it's such a joy to be able to help women have a break...from whatever.
some are busy and tired moms.
some are women who need a break from work.
some need friends...time with them or to make new ones.
some need time away from caring for sick loved ones.
some need time with their sisters.
i love helping them get what they need.
especially if it involves hot glue, fabric or cinnamon rolls.
if you want to come to craft weekend...you must be on the wait list.
first read this.
then send an email to get on the list.
we are already filling spots for 2013!