Hello Wondrous people,
Well, it's been over a week since "Putzin' Around" and as much work as it was, for me, it was a magical time. I love nothing better than being among creative and crafty folk. I love watching the, sometimes, intense looks on faces hard at work creating. Then comes the joyous looks of a finished project......I can just see the inner giggles and glee, not to mention pride at having made something so lovely. They all turned out wonderful, and of course different, which always a treat. We started at 9:00 a.m. and the last of those to leave was around 5:00 p.m. I had my carpets cleaned a few days later and warned the cleaner that there might be about 10 pounds of glitter in the carpet........LOL.
I will try to have the photo's in some order, but after having gone through over 300 images, you'll understand if some look similar or out of order. This first batch will be, of course, the beginning and up to the point where we broke for lunch and gifts. In a couple of days, I'll post the second half. Thank you for being so patient with me through this process, and by next week I shall be back to regular blogging.
|Lots of goodies to choose from|
|The gift area (aka family room)|
|Once everyone arrives, I go through instructions/suggestions|
as well as introductions.
|As you can see, I forgot to take off my apron, but my students|
are rapt in their attention............;o)
|Joanne working intently on her first house.|
|My neighbor Sandi, attending for the first time.|
|Laura and her amazingly talented daughter Alyssa hard at work.|
|One of the kits opened, but not assembled.|
|Sandi and Sandy, working hard.|
|Lots of giggles and laughter.|
|Even more goodies!|
|Gail painting the exterior.|
|There were lots of questions.|
|Conducting the symphony of artists........LOL|
|My lil sis Jen workin' on her Halloween house.|
|My mom wanted to oversee all the action.|
|Janice, another first time attendee, hard at work.|
|My neighbor Sandi's cute church.|
|CeeKay used her favorite color theme of creams and blacks.|
|Sharon painting a roof|
|Joanne and Janice are good friends, so they naturally|
sat next to each other.
|Laura and her daughter shopping from the supply tables.|
|Sandy deciding the best placement for snowflakes on her|
|CeeKay's look of satisfaction on how her house is|
|More instructions, Loretta in red, always up for fun activities.|
|Crafting and shopping ongoing.|
|Even more suggestions.|
|Suggesting Gail head back to the goodie tables for more.|
|My dear friend Jenny Matlock stopped by for a minute|
and brought me a lovely container of gladiolas. She's been
having a heck of a time with her health lately, so if you all
can send a prayer out for her, it would be greatly
|Everyone working hard.|
|I think my daughter Abby, the official photographer, got|
That's it for today, I'll be back in a couple of days with the second half and the results of the crafter's hard work.
See you soon.