Monday, November 9, 2009
Soul Sisters First Annual Weekend Smackdown
Our much chatted about, very anticipated weeked was TOTALLY WONDERFUL!!!!! It's always a little crazy to plan a weekend away from the kiddos and hubby....but this one went pretty smoothly....Ms. Juniper threw out two possible dates that her ski condo was available and we jumped on one. A quick coffee meeting to plan the details and we were set. Here we all are.....and YES!!!! That is SNOW on the branches of the evergreen....I loooooved it!!!!
We settled in and the fun began.....I made everyone their very own beaded wine glass...what a super cute idea....I've done this before with martini glasses....these are from the Dollar Store and they were great! A perfect size for any bevvie. I actually stopped there today to get a bunch more...hmmmmm, some lucky people may be seeing these again at the holidays :)
We also had two birthdays to celebrate. Cupcakes for Marzipan....
...and a scrumptious cake for Girl in the Sticks...of course, both still 29 and holding :) And let me point out I had no idea the details of her cake were going to be blue when I made her blue beaded glass....and she made that super cute blue fleece scarve in just a few minutes. Love it for her! We spent the evening in much appreciated girl chit chat, drinking our favorite drinks, and watching 50 First Dates...my new favorite movie.
We spent the next morning crafting away.....we are accustomed to swooping in to one of the sisters houses...slamming down a cup of coffee and making a craft in a total of 1.5 hours.....it was sooooooo great to take our time. Then we took a little field trip to a nearby town. I felt like I was on the set of a movie it was so quaint. I got of the car and just embraced the moment......it was a glorious sunny fall day and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. Here is the town square.
We strolled around a few shops.....can you believe there were TWO yarn shops in this little town??! If I lived there I would certainly belong to a knitters circle! Here is Ms. Joy enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun.
Marzipan couldn't resist looking in a candy shop for her beloved chocolate covered Marzipan...SCORE! They had some....her small treat for the day.
This is where we stopped for lunch. May I say how wonderful it was to not have to take anyone to the bathroom or cut up their food for them....and mine was HOT too!
This little table and chair set beckoned me to stay and sit a spell with a cup of coffee and a book...or my knitting.....but there were more shops to explore.
Each doorway had such personality. As we strolled around I was wondering if it was a town rule that each shop have a potted plant out front. I couldn't resist snapping pictures of them...
This one looked really "fall"....
And look at how cute this window box is with the little pumpkins!
I do have a thing for fall cabbage! Every year I say I'm going to get a little more creative over here and put some in....but I just run out of ambition with the season being so short.
Pumpkins and mums...
...and just mums....sometimes less is more.
When we got back home we started a blazing fire...it really wasn't that chilly...but we "needed" one....I love fiddling around with a good fire. We popped in another dvd and got busy again.
Look at these TERRIFIC scrunchie scarves Jennifer Juniper taught us how to make!!! LITERALLY, they take TEN minutes....check out her blog at Hope Studios for a tutorial. I swear I want to make one in every color!
Much too quickly came our last morning....but we packed even more fun in! Manicures, more sewing, making the Thankful Jars I featured last week and a quick lesson on how to play Mexican Dominos. I loved dominon so much I grabbed our own set and we're ready to play over here too. There is nothing that can compare to getting away with dear friends.....I am still glowing...and we've all marked our calendars for the same weekend next year! Thank you again Sisters for a fabulous time!