Monday, October 13, 2008
The Blessings of Friendship
What an incredible weekend I had - filled with laughter and fun in a beautiful place known as Freedom Valley. My good and sweet dear friend, Frannie invited women from all over the country to come and be a part of her special place which is almost like a "rustic" fairytale land. Above you will see her main entry to her sweet cabin..
...such a beautiful and magical lil' place.
This is known as her lil' schoolhouse...
... and what she calls her tree house. It was so very peaceful there.
This is a picture of the farmhouse table on her back porch where a lot of creative hands worked all weekend making such fun things...
We also got to visit another special place known as Sugarbucket Antiques - had an incredible lunch and a fun "fryin' pan toss". Thanks Kathy for your wonderful hospitality.
This picture was at the entry to Luna's farm where we learned about picking, carding and spinning wool. It was such a fun and beautiful evening.
These are some of my wonderful new friends making their wool pumpkins. We all enjoyed that project and loved our dinner even more. Luna had all the tables set out in the yard - farmhouse style, dressed in burlap and candle light. We had an incredible harvest stew and homemade bread - it was a delightful night.
This is Luna spinning wool...
This is a picture of my clay pumpkin tree - Cindy, a wonderful folk artist created this pattern and taught the class - we had a wonderful time.
Some of my friends making their dolls. An absolutely fantastic class taught by sweet Jo, she instructed us on carving faces, using recycled products and adding our own embellishments. We had a choice of a crow, Santa, angel or raggedy ann. It was truly hard to pick - they were all so cute.
Here is an oh so cute - Raggedy Ann.
Well, I've gone on and on and I could some more. It was a true blessing to get to be a part of this weekend. I rarely ever take off work but this was worth every minute of it. Thank you to all my friends, both new and old - memories were made that will last a lifetime. Many laughs, tears, and joy filled the weekend - and I was extremely blessed by the whole experience.
I'm hoping all of you had a wonderful weekend too and I wish you an even happier week.