Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Trails Workshop and NYC

Well we have had a full couple of weeks.  Just over a week ago we hosted our 3rd Happy Trails Workshop and Frank Bielec did a wonderful job being the instructor.  If you want to have a class where you learn a lot of different things and have your days filled with laughter then you  need to attend one of his workshops!!!

This time Frank made wooden faces of a Santa and Snowman and we punched and hooked our hats and bodies.  We added stick arms and legs and lots of fun accessories.  We took this photo on the 2nd day of the workshop.  By the 3rd day many of the ladies were on to the ornaments.  Frank is so generous he brings you about 12 different patterns and then he draws each person their own rug pattern on linen or monks cloth for a one of a kind pattern just for you. 

We ate, laughed and made our projects. 

The gals were busy on the first day getting all their patterns drawn on and picking out wool and yarn to get started.

Danny built me this wonderful light box that also has a big covered board that goes on top for steaming rugs.  It was great for the ladies to be able to use it for drawing off their patterns.

Frank always has a story to tell or handy tips for making things.

Pati Jane is one of a kind.  She is the most generous and helpful friend a gal could have.  She worked non-stop on helping me with preparing the food and the cleanup.  We even found some time to make a couple of projects, too!

I caught Frank off guard here drawing one of the ladies their own pattern.

Veronica and Teresa always brighten up the room!

My mom and sister Jane.  Jane was busy running between the workshop and picking up kids from school but she did manage to get her projects done.

My sister ~ in ~ law Karen finished up her projects and was on to the ornaments.

We even had a big 50th birthday dinner for Danny....

After the workshop ended we left last Monday for NYC.  We close down our business and all of our employees take a weeks vacation.  Danny and I enjoyed the sites of NYC and took a tour over to Liberty Island to see this magnificent lady.  We saw two Broadway shows Wicked which is my favorite and also the Lion King which was wonderful.  We ate too much pizza and hot dogs but walked a total of 58 miles so hopefully we didn't gain too many pounds. 

I must say I'm THRILLED to be home where it is quiet and I can see for Dorothy said "There is no place like home" and I totally agree!

Happy Trails.....Ginger


Trace4J said...

What fun.
Wish I could have been there.
Nothing like new memories with great friends.

cucki said...

wowwwwwww looks like alot of fun..i wish i am there too with you all..
hugs and love cucki xx

Cranberry said...

Looks like a good time was had by all..and neat projects too.

jody said...

wow ginger you have been very busy! looks like you all had a great time at the workshop! i love all the laughter, learning and of course eating. and wow a trip to ny! now time to relax! enjoy your evening

WoolenSails said...

You have had quite the month and some fun time with the class and a trip to NY.


primitivebettys said...

You always have so much fun! I love to read about it. Thank you for sharing & letting all of us be a little bit a part of it.

Happy Birthday Danny!


moosecraft said...

There really is no place like home! I live close to NYC yet never have the urge to visit (too crowded). Would much rather visit the country (that's why I always head west to PA) lol! Always fun to see what's brewing in your gathering room.... Happy 50th to Danny!

WoolenSails said...

It looks like a fun workshop and you had a wonderful time. I love my lightbox, I bought one with a coupon, so not bad that way.