Saturday, April 13, 2013

Altered Cabinet Reveal & Spring Gathering

Last Friday evening, April 5th, I co-hosted the Spring Gathering for local members of In My Vintage Room & Beyond with Miriam.  We gathered at an art studio in Latham called Art Smarts; 11 gals were in attendance sharing friendship, art and refreshments.  We also revealed the "naked" cabinets that we were given back in December to alter by our moderator Doris in December.  You cannot believe what these talented girls created so I will show you:


I told you they were spectacular and honestly you really cannot see the details that were put into these little works of art!  [two of the gals forgot to bring their cabinets and will share when I receive their pictures.]  These pictures were graciously taken by Maura [you can find her at here].  Thanks for playing photographer, Maura!

Here are the talented artists:

standing is Barb who created a project for us to do...
from the left Helen, Janice, Sue and Michele . . .
from the left is Doris, Miriam, Donna and Mary 
from the left is Mary, Maura and Lori
We are now looking forward to our next gathering in the Summer, which will be hosted by Maura and Lori...hopefully Spring will come to this area very, very soon!!!

good wishes . . .

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Building Easter Memories - 2013

Dyeing eggs, waiting for the Easter Bunny and the great egg hunt!  These are what memories are made from.  Every year my grandchildren along with their friends get together to color eggs. Equipped with 5 dozen eggs and 3 or 4 sets of egg dye they went to town getting more dye on them than on the eggs.  Happy to report only a couple of spills and dropped, cracked eggs.  But here's a secret - the girls were messier than the boys, but don't tell the boys!  Of course, there were many more pink eggs than any other color.  These girls rule!!!  With all this going on, my DIL was baking 3 batches of chocolate chip cookies!  The kitchen resembled the aftermath of a hurricane that blew through.

Check out all the pink eggs
Boys eggs - see, no pink!
Mahina & Sarah - check out their hands! 
Niko - how did that boy get dye on his face???

On to Easter and the Great Egg Hunt at my niece's house.  The older children hid the eggs and the younger ones hunted:

Hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter!  I know one thing for sure, these kids had fun and will have wonderful memories!