Monday, February 1, 2010

a very good day

This past weekend I had the great privilege to host a group of my friends for "Kristi's Craftapalooza".  The idea for the event was motivated by several factors:

1.  I have a lot of hobbies, that people have asked to learn over the years.  And I have a lot of supplies, just sitting on shelves and in boxes, waiting to be made into something wonderful.

2.  It has been a while since I have had a women only party.  And we all need that, every now and then.

3.  January is too long and depressing and I needed something to plan to get me through it.

4.  I had a bunch of new recipes I wanted to try.

5.  My guys were going to be gone overnight to their Enduro Banquet in Little Falls.

Now unfortunately, I was so busy helping people with things and refilling treats that I did not take enough pictures to truly document the fun.  What I wanted was a picture of everyone, smiling as they learned something new.  The only one that semi turned out was this one, at least it gives you a tiny idea:

I held it open house style, so people could just drop in when it suited their schedule.  You could learn how to knit, make cards or Valentines, or craft earrings.  I had lots of treats, both savory and sweet, to fuel creativity.  It was a wonderful afternoon, with a great mix of people from many areas of my life.

At the end of the day, enjoying a glass of wine with my feet up, and soft music playing in the background, I realized just how very fortunate I am to be surrounded by incredible women, who shared a precious weekend day with me. Life is so very good.  (and the guys are quite happy with all of the leftover food...)


  1. Thank you so much. I love you.

  2. It was an awesome event. The most wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon. Can we do it again next week????!!!!! Just kidding. Thank you, dear friend.

  3. Looks like a VERY FUN day!! What a great idea! I want to know about the food... what recipes did you try???


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