Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Gilded Life" gathering......

where to begin! 
the Gilded Life "Spring Festival" gathering was an unbelievable event!  Canton shopping on Friday(thrilling)......being dropped off and picked up by a really nice bus driver!  hmmm, and sweet treats and cool drinks on the way back to the hotel!  i did mention it was HOT?  and all the girl fun!  what a great day!  we had a quiet dinner at the hotel with three other art sisters.....karen, shawn and kadee! 
we laughed so much....we had so many stories to tell......
i thought i was loosing my voice from all the laughter and fun girl talk! 
yes....as usual.....sister and i always have a new funny sister story to share!


here's one of my favorite Canton purchases! 
this funky object is from marigold trading company, marigold-trading.com. 
 my other favorite purchase is my gypsy jane bag!  
i'm sure the gypsy jane will be another story..... 


         so here we are making our delightful Lesa Dailey birds............
saturday was a fun filled day with artist, lesa dailey teaching
 the group how to make a delightful bird!  we tore quilting felt.....
we cut this and that....decou paged parts together and bam.....
we had cute birds all over the room! 
(ok....don't ask shawn about her bird....i don't think it hatched!) 


 the sweet creative birds that lesa so kindly and patiently helped
all of the ladies with turned out terrific! 
we had over 50 birds with varies personalities
 tweeting around the room!


our Sunday gathering was jewelry.  shea sweetly instructed us on how to make this unbelievable bracelet!   shea had designed this dazzling wrapped bracelet with bling and a working watch for our gathering.  with the help of shea, suze and sister......I almost finished my bracelet!  (almost)  I finally gave in to the frustration of working with tiny, tiny pieces that did not want to go together!  my eyes and nerves were shot!  I will finish this project and not let it get forgotten in the bucket of someday projects!


I learned a very important....most likely the most important
must have when making jewelry......good tools!
so if you like to dabble in jewelry making but there always
seems to be a problem......i'm telling you that it's your tools!
 i was shocked at the difference when i compared my cheap
walmart tools to the tools that shea had gathered
for us to purchase if needed!  


take note: these are the good tools!

mark and i went to edmond today to visit abby.....
and take devin and ashley to lunch!  what a great time we had and
lil abby is the cutest thing ever!  today she was ONE month young!

daughter is still touring europe and having a delightful time!

this will be a busy week coming up. 
mom and i leave early friday morning heading to frazier, colorado
 for the "SHARP" family reunion! 
Can't wait to have time to catch up
with all my crazy wonderful cousins!

peace and love to all,




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