Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Oh The Fun We Had!

This past weekend, we hosted our annual Art of Craft event at French General.  Ninety women from all over the country came to stitch, cut, glue, mold and get their craft on throughout six workshops.  The regulars showed up in full force, and then there were a handful of women who had never attended before but had heard all about it and decided it was time to take the leap and join in on the creative fun!
I knew when Pam Garrison, Charlotte Lyons and Rebecca Sower arrived together and stayed for two days we were in for a treat....we laughed, poked fun at each other and generally basked in each other's company.  And then there was Jenny Hart, my new friend and neighbor who was battling a bit of a cold and turned out a stellar performance in front of a room full of fans.  Molly Meng, regular teacher at French General, introduced everyone to her small wonderous world, while Arlene Baker brought in her  floral molds and got the crowd excited all over again!
And then there are the girls behind the curtain that make the show work...to Mogull, Dawn, Jody and Molly...thank you for all of your hard work and ability to work non-stop from morning till night!  JZ was our caterer for the weekend and kept us fed with jambon sandwiches and his famous chopped salad.  Our Sunday Soiree featured Nancy Soriano who spoke of living a crafted life and Ryan Khavari hosted a bar which stocked a whole lot of Lillet, our favorite French apertif.  We missed Kick and Dick but know they will return soon to host the next big event at French General...
Just in case you weren't able to join us...here's a peek into our fun-filled Art of Craft weekend...















P.S. Thanks Meleen for sending the beautiful lavender plant - it was the centerpiece of the welcome table!

5 comments:

Annette-California said...

Looks like you had a great time. LOVE the one photo of seeing all the gorgeous red fabrics stacked on the selves. Fantastic handmade blooms!
love Annette

Julie said...

Thank you for another year of fabulousness! Savannah and I had a great time and appreciate all the hard work you all put into the weekend. Thank you for your lovely hospitality and tip-top classes! It was perfect except for missing Kick and Dick. Love you all! xx, Julie

paige said...

One of these days I have to come ... Looks like such a great time :) Hope you are well my friend! XOXO

Tracy Altieri said...

Oh - I am so jealous!!! What a wonderful experience for all of you!

Lisa said...

How wonderful!