Thursday, May 3

Are We There Yet?


We left my house at 7am packed up & ready for an 8 hour drive to Kansas.


13 hours & several stops later we made it to Karla's Cottage!


Karla outdid herself, Birdsong II was a hit!
Sometimes the sequel is better than the original!


3 days of great food, good friends, Cool projects, serious rain,
 belly laughs,
shopping, shopping & more shopping, packing, unpacking, faerie trails, magical surroundings, prizes, treats,
& memories.


I don't how she does it, but she does.
If you read Karla's blog, you know that life in the cottage has not been easy this last month. 
For most of us mere mortals just the thought of hosting an art event for 25 girls would bring on a panic attack the size of Texas!
But Karla thrives on it.
She is Hostess Extraordinaire!


I was busy & a little disorganized
(who me???)
so I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted. 
Especially of the finished projects.


Isn't it amazing how you can give 25 girls identical kits & each one will be more unique & beautiful than the last!


It was a crazy- fun group this year.
I got to know some new friends,


& caught up with old ones!





Happy Hour at the Texas Lounge!


Beth's friend Karla, (Faux Karla to me)
kept the food coming, the floor swept & was head cashier at our sale.
If she gets tired of being a CPA I see a career at Wal-Mart in her future!





It was hard to say good-bye, but hopefully we'll meet up at future events & there's always....
 Birdsong III.


Tune in next time for 'the long trip home' or 'Kristi, where are we going to put that colum'!
Thanks to Kristi & her iphone pics which I swiped from Facebook.



12 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

"Are we there yet?" No joke! But that long-butt drive was as much fun as the event,huh? I have never laughed as hard or much in my life!!!

"happy hour @ the Texas lounge." *blushes* but I'll have you know that about half the women enjoyed it & I've had a couple of people ask me about making them a blinged-out flask. ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I want to make birdsong III

sweet violets said...

Oh wow, what a lucky bunch of gals!!! That is so cool!!!

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear, such wonderful fun and happy hours, all of you making beautiful creations, all of you joking and laughing,all of you spending LOTS of money on GORGEOUS pieces :-)
What could be better that such few dayes, and then in Karla`s fantastic studio!!! I will not once more say I envy you,hehe -but but!!LOL
The second last photo of you 3 sweet galls are WONDERFUL you are all the sweetest and most dear people. I love your hair lengh Lisa
and I admire you being able to travel so long with your leg like that, sweet friend.
Thanks for showing all the fun and beauty.
Sending warm hugs.
Dorthe

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Looks like y'all had a super wonderful time! Not just crafting, but having lots of fun "girl time" and, of course, shopping!

Hope your foot is doing better.

Hugs,
Anne

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
You girls are having much more fun than should be allowed!!! Oh, how I wish I could have been there.
Hope your foot is getting better. I know how awful those braces are to wear. You are looking as cute as a bug!

hugs
Sissie

Laurie said...

Awesome post, Lisa! You TX girls are way too much fun -- I am looking forward to my next visit to the Texas Lounge!!!

Lisa said...

It was such a wonderful time! Can't wait for Birdsong III! :)

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The Feathered Nest said...

Man!! It looks like you girls had THE BEST TIME EVER!!!! Every photo I see on your blog, Karla's, Beth's and on Facebook makes me wish I'd been there all the more!!! Maybe next year?? And by the way, whose feet are those crammed in the back seat?? HAHA!! Happy Birthday dear friend, love you!!! Dawn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

It was the best! Thanks for being there.

Snugglebug Blessings said...

So wish we had something like that here in WV. Sigh! I sigh alot, LOL! Anyhow, what fun you all had and how amazing that must have been to be in such a wonderful class. Makes the trip worth it doesn't it. God bless. Cathy