Thursday, February 03, 2011

Merci Merci Merci!

What a grand weekend we had here at French General! Workshops were filled to the brim in our little old shop - student's learning all sorts of techniques and creating the most beautiful of projects - and teacher's who traveled far and wide to be here - even braving snowstorms!
From the very beginning, I wanted The Art of Craft to be a creative learning experience for everyone involved - students, teachers and all of us here at FG. I loved sitting in on all of the classes and hearing other teachers teach - learning from them and a bit more about myself. I loved how my mom, Kick, was in the kitchen feeding all of us for three straight days - next time she'll craft more and serve less! I loved how my sister Molly came and was here from beginning to end and still managed to teach an inspiring class! I loved how JZ, Sofia and my dad showed up Sunday evening and helped us throw a soiree with Jo Packham! I loved how the girls, Dawn and Christine, worked the till till the end, and finally, I loved how the teachers and students gave and received so graciously. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

(photo courtesy of Charlotte)


Anonymous said...

I just loved the two classes I managed to get to! Thank you to all your " worker bees" ( your Mom, Sis, Teachers and Staff) They just buzzed about so effortlessly and with calm energy ready to assist wherever needed. The wonderful fellow crafters where also part of the magic. Thank you Kari for this fantastic experience! When can I sign up for the next Art of Craft Weekend?


Sharon Stanley said...

oh my how exciting it must have been! can't wait to see more post!

Anonymous said...

I had the time of my life and am so glad I decided to take part in this event! Your generosity of materials was amazing. I look forward to the next Art of Craft at French General...just waiting for you to post details!

Much love,

Robin Thomas said...

Oh I thought of you all weekend. I am so glad it was success core you although I had not doubt it would ve. You have a Midas touch except it is honey oxidized brass...

Cheryl said...

I just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful Sunday of classes! Your Mom and Sister are just too adorable and I loved all the special touches you added to make the day so festive!


molly said...

yeah, that really was a whole lot of fantastic. what a great group of women!
nice job sista!

John'aLee said...

I love everything you do. I was at Borders this last week going through some of your books. Awesome!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Thank you Kaari, Molly, Kick, dad, Sofia, JZ, Dawn & Christine & teachers. You are all the greatest!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible weekend; loved your family, the FG staff, teachers and students! I will defintely be watching for another weekend of crafting at French General!


Julie B.

Anonymous said...

How do I find out about these amazing events? I read your blog and watch the website but always am too late!
I am waiting to sign up for your next workshop, if I am fast enough!
Ojai, CA

Austin said...

I took the collage class and had a blast! Everyone in the store was so helpful and it was a great experience all around. Looking forward to more!

Austin Gray

charlotte said...

Yes, it was fantastic and in the true style of French General, unique, inspiring and memorable! Thanks so much for having me, Kaari. Loved it all!

Anonymous said...

i wouldn't have missed it...and FINALLY to get a peek inside the shop...well, i really kind of didn't want to leave!
thanks everyone!
xo anna

Julie Strohman said...

The French General is the BEST!!! Kaari really knows how to put on an event. She and her staff are wonderful at making you feel really special. Nothing is done without a lot of thought and special attention. I spent the weekend at the Art of Craft event and have not had so much fun in years. I was not ready to go home. I can't wait for the posy work shop. See you all then FG gang.

Julie S.