Friday, May 22, 2009

Bentwood Charm

It's tall and skinny but it looks just fine with my rose bush. Hopefully the roses will bloom bright soon to make it prettier! Thank you Andrea and Joe!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Days like this past Tuesday make me feel warm and fuzzy. I had a lot of fun doing the bentwood with everyone. Thank goodness the rain let up a little. Good company, good food and good times. Thank you to everyone who brought tea, and food and more tea, and OMG yummy guacamole, and egg pie(of course it's quiche) & cookies. Now that I am finally getting my hands dirty with this bentwood stuff, I can't wait to do more. I am thinking big here (I'll need to enlist Joe and his chainsaw again, hehehe). I really will try to post pictures soon (Vicki HELP!?)

Thank you, Nina for the hand bee balms (is that what they are called?). She brought samples for everyone. They really do soothe your hands after bending wire and working with wood. I forgot to hand them out to the early departing women, so I will bring them to the next tea. Everyone deserves a sample of your awesome new product. I'm happy that most of you left here with a completed bentwood project. I hope if you got to take supplies home, that you are creating something wonderful.

I have put the cathedral inspired trellis (which was intended to be a gate & had a mind of it's own) in my back yard above the patio up on the high side of my rock garden. Soon the yellow coreopsis and the blue "New Salvia" will be in bloom below it. I can't wait for the color explosion. The morning glory that I started from seed is blue and white and will hopefully grow up the trellis. They are so tiny and only now just poking through the soil. I love Spring! Can't wait to gather at Nina's. (No pressure) Your friend, Andrea :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Willow Whacking Women Unite

Oh Yes it was another fun, productive Arty tea pArtY! Too much fun. Our many Thanks to Andrea and Mr. Joe for hosting this month's tea at their incredible home and gardens. Nina was completely right, it is definately something out of a magazine.
Andrea taught us how to make incredible trellises and fairy chairs with the pussy willow that she and her husband harvested just for this party. We women did not let the spring showers stop us, (only one of us melted). It was a truly great and inspiring day where we bonded and built and inspired each other then way we always do. I LOVE our teas! I soared all night and this time I
actually got to make something! Hooray!!! I will post mine after I put it in the ground...but for a teaser ;)... here's a picture of Miss Vicki's awesome creation. Love it!

Coming Next Month is...
Nina's Naughty Mushrooms
It should be an exciting summer with all these lovely ornaments popping up in our garden's.
Ladies please add on to this post especially with your picture's!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Upcoming Bentwood Event

Well, all of you talented are all in for a terrific surprise when we head to Andrea's for the special Arty Tea Party workshop! I was treated to a preview of the beautiful bentwood creations by Miss Andrea. And boy was I inspired! So, gather your tools, clippers, pruners, twine, and whatever and be ready for a real treat! Also, don't forget your Music ATC for the exchange! HAPPY MAY TO ALL! And uh, get bloggin' ladies...