Well the weekend was over far too quickly but it was absolutely wonderful. Relaxing, creative and fun meeting up with people we hadn't seen since last year. It is amazing to see the talent that everyone brings to the retreat and readily shares their ideas and thoughts. My sister Rose and I were doing strictly felting this year and we commented on the fact that there were other felters there and how everyone has their own technique and area of creativity. My sister worked on a beautiful tea cozy, a delicate felted over lace scarf and a funky picture of a face that was totally fun. I worked on a felted over lace scarf and a couple of wall hangings, one of which is still in the throes of being worked on.
On our travels to the retreat we came across a wonderful garden and gift shop called Oceanview, wow the things they had there were fantastic. We could have spent a fortune there and yes we have plans to go back and spend more money. Everything was unique and lovely and I wanted one of everything. LOL I asked the owner if I could just move in but unfortunately they don't allow squatters. :) We also stopped into a couple of used clothing stores as I was looking for buttons and it seems that a lot of these places no longer carry buttons which disappointed me as you can find some unique buttons normally. I did find a nice pink wool blazer though and a couple of beautiful little dresses and a jacket for my grandaughter. I got home late Sunday afternoon with all my treasures and crafts, rested a few hours, repacked my suitcase and headed in to my daughter and son-in-law's as I was babysitting the joy of my heart on Monday. My sister and Mom came for lunch on Monday so Adelyn got to show off her entertainment skills and slay two more victims in her growing following of fellow swooners. She puts on quite the performance once she warms up and it is impossible to resist her charms. I snapped a couple of great pictures of Adelyn with my Mom, she is a lucky little girl to have 3 great Grandmothers who live fairly close as well as grandmothers, grandfathers and a large group of Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Well Easter is fast approaching and I have to get my desserts in order to take to my sister's as she is doing Easter dinner and I offered to bring the desserts. Should be a fun time and I know the food will be awesome. So I am off to finish my felting project and gather my list of ingredients for all the desserts.
"The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents smiling, and knowing that you're the reason behind that smile".