Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Trails Workshop!

There are moments you will remember all of your life and this just happens to be one of them. Where to even begin....Frank Bielec is one amazing teacher and someone I can truly call a DEAR FRIEND. It's bittersweet as I make this post knowing for one that the workshop is officially over. My home is quiet but the memories will last a lifetime.

I'll set in my gathering room for years to come and quietly smile to myself about all the happiness that went on inside those walls.

We laughed so hard at times that I was gasping for air. Everyone finished a project and even I was able to complete a piece which I share in a later post.

We stayed up late at night and worked on our projects and of course ate way too much goodies.

We had folks from Texas, Oklahoma and Ohio. Some were family members and some were new and old friends.

Three fun days of punching, visiting, laughing, and eating.

Thanks to Frank for doing such a wonderful job with keeping the gals in "stitches" as well as teaching them the art of oxford punch.

Mom brought over homemade pecan and chocolate pies as well as homegrown green beans and pickled beets. Food was plentiful!

I think just about everyone got a chance to hold little Eva. Who knows maybe one day she will be making rugs :)

The sun shined bright each day and of course the wind blowed. We even had a little farmer's market thanks to a couple of young gals willing to get up early and pick some onions, green beans, and squash.

I know this has been a post where the description doesn't quite fit the pictures. It was a workshop that was so full of inspiration and most of all a gathering of folks that made a lot of memories that they can look back on and smile and maybe even have a little giggle here and there for a long time to come!

I just can't even express the gratitude to all those who pitched in and kept every thing flowing as smoothly as it did! I am surrounded by some pretty AWESOME folks and for that my heart is absolutely overflowing.

Wishing each of you a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again......Ginger


mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time, Ginger. Grats to you on a successful retreat! Loved looking at the pics!

Katie Paxton said...

OMG I know you all must have had a ball.
Would have loved to see little Eva.
Food sounded wonderful.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Looks like such a fun class ~ the faces on the girls (& boys) tell everything! ~ beautiful post Ginger, thanks for sharing with us!


Farm Girl said...

So glad you posted pictures. I was wondering how it all went. I know some day I am going to try my hardest to come to one of those things. I know my sister doesn't live that far so I just need to make plans for it some day. It looks great!

moosecraft said...

What an absolute dream! All those smiling faces and such a great meeting place to gather and share! :-)

primitivebettys said...

I'm sure it was FUN! Get some rest. It sounds like you need it. :-) I look forward to seeing your finish.

WoolenSails said...

It looks like a wonderful workshop. I miss hooking with a group, haven't been to the rug shop in ages.