I'm home with many wonderful memories to last a lifetime. It was a whirlwind of fun and I do have to say I think Silver Bella 2009, topped last year. Everything was amazing, from the new friends that we met to the most spectacular classes that we attended.
Look at us three (Hope and Cammy) in our aprons. I think we look pretty darn cute! We had so much fun shopping and browsing all the wonderful goodies during vendor night. It was a sea of many beautiful aprons, but I was so busy shopping, I didn't take many pictures of that night. It was what I imagined, a room full of women, all in aprons---it was a sight to see.
It was so wonderful to spend time with Jen again and meet up with Melissa too. We laughed so hard! Miss you guys already!
I took Jennifer Murphy's Bundle up Birdie class, and loved it so much. She is an amazing, talented person and a great instructor. Now, I'm ready to make a blue bird.
Rebecca Sower's Hodge Podge Journal class was tops on my list of favorites. She is a truly inspirational, wonderful person and I REALLY love her work. I'm a fan for life!
Oh, and the jewelry classes with Kaari Meng! I'm not sure how to explain how I feel about those.
It was an honor and a privilege to meet her. Jewelry making has always been a little intimidating to me, but she instantly put me at ease. Loved loved loved those two classes. We made a necklace in the first class and then had the opportunity to pick up her bracelet class as well, and boy, we are so glad we did. I can't wait to dig into my kits I purchased and make some more. Fun fun fun!
I do have two more project to share with you, but they are not quite finished. As soon as they are, I promise to show you.
This last photo (for now) is of all my wonderful goods I found at the vendor market.
Notice the Rebecca Sower artwork? Love!!!
It's hard for me to find the words to describe how I truly feel about our time in Omaha. It was such a special time to share with very special people who "get it."
We all have a bond, a link that joins us together. Thank you girls, for the fun and the memories!
It has been one big whirlwind around here with preparations for Silver Bella, which by the way, is next week. Yikes! So excited!
One of the best parts so far, I have to say, has been the making of our aprons. Usually there is a theme during vendor night and this years theme is 100 aprons. YAY! Can you picture a room full of 185+ women in glorious aprons? Can't wait!
Dorothy Mae is wearing mine which is finally finished and ready to be packed carefully in my suitcase.
I had so much fun working on it, especially the day Hope and I met up and spent the day at Cammy's to all work on them together. (Wait until you see theirs---beautiful)
I stitched snippets of fabric, ribbon, and felt. Added a pink velvet pocket, pom pom trim, buttons and lace. I used some lace that I have saved from my Nanny, a beautiful yellow button my mom brought back for me from England, and a big rhinestone button I found the day we all went flea marketing. All of us (Cammy, Hope, Gabrielle) picked one out together specifically for our aprons. We also pick one out for Jen, because she wasn't with us. Can't wait to see yours, Jen!
So, my apron is full of things that make me happy , and the fact that I was able to spend a day with two amazing people, working on them together, makes it even more special.