Catching My Breath & Catching Up

This has been the first weekend since I came back from Iowa that I have had a chance to be at home with no classes, events, or have to's. It has been a whirlwind month and sadly September escaped me somehow. I hit the floor running when I arrived back to Phoenix on the 10th and it seems it just never quit. It has been nice to have three days off and to just take it easy not rushing around trying to get everything done and ready for a new week. I am enjoying the peace and calm of this weekend and the fabulous cooler weather. Having the windows open with a gentle breeze blowing in has been heaven.

So what was I doing in September?? Well I was taking classes and working and attending a wonderful event in California. Colleen was here for a short weekend and it was go go go!!!

September 16th and 17th found Colleen and I out and about. Friday was full to the brim with breakfast with Jan, shopping, shopping, shopping, and Beth Quinn's open house and then a lovely dinner with Julie at Tia Rosa'. Saturday we were up early and headed out the door to Patty's for Carol's Heirloom event. It was such a fun creative day and I am in love with my Fabric Spool.
Patty has a beautiful home so warm and inviting and she always goes all out in the food she prepares and all the little special touches. This is her menu for breakfast and what a wonderful breakfast it was.

Our project

Carol, Colleen myself and Judy. We had plenty of time to catch up with everyone

The kit with tons of wonderful laces, trims and goodies

My 12 panels completed

On the next Saturday the 24th I joined Mike and Lesley at Craftfusion for a Wizard of Oz album. Charmaine provided lunch for us and it was an all day affair's creating the fabulous book. Loved the class

Next on my agenda it was off to California to attend Denise's Craft For The Cure Event. Denise hosted a wonderful day and her Mom opened up her beautiful home for all of us to enjoy a day of crafting and laughing and of course eating!! Andrea and Denise's assistant from work provided a yummy lunch and Julie brought her famous cupcakes. It was such a great day to catch up with friends I hadn't seen in a long time plus we created 4 great projects.
Denise had made wire dress form sculptures for each table with breast cancer facts attached. It was moving to hear the instructors stories and advice they gave to all of us.

When we arrived there was a silver tray filled with goodies that had been donated and the cutest little bottle with a glittered skeleton head filled with M&M's.

The final class of the day was a collaborative collage board. I was so stressed out about this but with Andrea by my side I soon lost my inhibitions and got into it. Each of our boards were unique and all of them were wonderful

Karin's class was a glittered cake box. Loved it and Karin. She is just too cute and funny. Her kit came in cute decorated bags with a glittered clothes pin.

Our first class was Denise's we created a little skellie girl I love her and she is hanging in my kitchen giving it a Halloween vibe

Tara Wilson necklace I was so lucky to win

Halloween scrapping goodies from Karin and Paper Tales

Tara taught us to make a wire wrapped pair of earrings and I have to just say she made it look easy and I have mine done My photos were awful so need to get another

I completed this fun Halloween album by Jennifer Priest this weekend. She is so talented and I have done several of her kits. Wishing I could take a class from her in person.

So that wraps up my month of Sept and it is already Oct and I am still in Sept.Ha!! I finished moving and cleaning for the delivery of my new refrigerator tomorrow. When I arrived back to AZ from Iowa I had 2 refrigerators full of food that had spoiled. I have been living with just a small patio refrigerator and decided I had had enough!!! So off I went and am now the new owner of a beautiful stainless steel refrigerator. Can't wait to fill it up Getting tired of opening cans


LuLu Kellogg said…
So glad I found your Blog Sherry! Now I can keep up with you and see all your lovely creations!

Denise really did have an awesome event from all the pics I have seen. If you know who won my goodies I sent please let me know!

I love Karin's project!!


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