Monday, May 4, 2009

What an amazing weekend!!!!

This past weekend was just wonderful!!! Tammy of The Other Side of Me hosted a Girl's Weekend Getaway at her home in Gray, Georgia. She invited me to attend and teach an art class about one of my projects that I'd made in the past, a plate collage. She sent her gorgeous invitations and there ended up being eight of us girls all together. Let me tell you, this was a PRECIOUS group of women!!!!!

I'm amazed at how women who have never laid eyes on each other before, can gather in a beautiful studio, surrounded by things they love, and can INSTANTLY bond with one another and just be truly KINDRED SPIRITS!

Tammy was the most amazing hostess with an impeccable attention to baskets CHOCK FULL for each and every person, she created each one of us beautiful aprons to wear, lunch at a nearby tea room and even fresh roses by each bed. It was wonderful!

Here is the gift that I gave Tammy in appreciation
for her inviting me and a tiny version for her
sweet little three year old!

Just look at Tammy's studio and all of the gift baskets! We each made something for one another to be added to the baskets ~

Tammy's new studio was wonderful, inspiration was everywhere!

A peek at the sweet aprons Tammy created ~

A few supplies for the project ~

Here is our wonderful group!!! (L-R) Ruth (Tammy's mom), Judy (Tammy's SIL), Luz, Lee, Tammy, Angela, Natalea and yours truly.....

Look at the yummy lunch we enjoyed after the class at a local tea room!!!

Sweet Tammy with her beautiful collaged plate creation!

Everyone's beautiful plates together!

We had dinner by the pool and really enjoyed getting to know one another better. I didn't feel my best this weekend but being with these girls made me forget all about it!!! This pretty much covers Friday's activities and tomorrow I'll share more about what we did Saturday!

Aren't you amazed how these blogs of ours bring us together? I told Tammy that if we didn't have our blogs we would have never met one another and enjoyed such a special weekend together!

Thank you so much Tammy again for including me and I have to tell you what an honor and pleasure it has been to meet each and every one of you precious women.....

Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends!!
xxoo, Dawn


The Painted Nest said...

Wow Dawn, I'm so happy you had a wonderful time !!! The collage plates were just beautiful!!! What an awesome hostess Tammy is. Looks like great fun!!! Beautiful!!!! Many Blessings, Deborah

Susie Mitchell said...

Looks like a grand time. Love the totes...what pretty fabric. How beautiful all the plates are.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dawn, That is so cool that you taught a class. I am glad you had a wonderful time too.
Sending warm thoughts your way,
xoxo Nita

Barbara Jean said...

That all looks like so much fun!!!

Everyone's' plates turned out so different and so great!

Have a super week.
Barbara Jean

Dorthe said...

Seems you had a wonderfull week-end dear, -what an adventure it must be to be invited to such a "party", oh -and with you as teacher!!! such a great experience.
The plates looks beautifull.Can`t wait to see what you share tomorrow.
Wishes you a lovely day sweet friend.

Love and hugs

Lori said...

Dawn, that sounds like a wonderful time that you had creating and bonding with all of the girls...the plate everyone made are so beautiful...Tammy sounds like a truly wonderful hostess...i know you had an amazing and fun time!!!

Vee said...

Tammy has caught on to something pretty wonderful. Does she host these crafting sessions often? Such a great room and the entire concept of women gathering to create is so cool. I knew that you all would have a fun time.

(I hope that you have the chance to rest and feel better today.)

Sandy said...

It looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time! It is so cool how creative spirits can come together and instantly bond. I hope you feel better soon!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

OH Dawn... Isn't that just the best... sharing time... ideas... giggles ... food... and creating.... Gotta be the next best thing to heaven.... Have a wonderful week and my regards to Noah and your family..... Be happy.

Lee Weber said...

My dearest Dawn- thank you for the amazing weekend. It was so FUN to finally meet you in person and get to know you. The whiskey-smooth voice was a great surprise!! I didn't realize you were feeling a bit off- thanks for being such a good sport and tramping around Savannah. HUGS- Lee

Willnnabel said...

Wow what a wonderful day and such yummy goodies, and those gift baskets! How special Tammy made everything for the day. Makes me wish I was there, darn it!

Thanks for sharing this great day!

Anonymous said...

Tammy sounds like a wonderful person....reminds me of a quote about friends:
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when she discovers that someone else believes in her and is willing to trust her with her friendship. `Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deb said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! The gift baskets are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, the weekend sounds like so. MUCH. Fun!!
It is amazing how the bloggie-world brings so many beautiful souls together....
The plates look fantastic...each special all on its own.
Can't wait to see more~~
Rest and feel better...


Debbie said...

So glad you had a nice weekend Dawn. What a wonderful hostess. Can't wait to see what you did on Sat. these plates are so pretty!

Debbie from NJ

The Other Side of Me said...

Dearest Dawn,

My heart is filled with joy! Meeting you and getting to know you was just wonderful. I have always admired you as an artist, but it doesn't compare to how I admire you as a warm-hearted, caring woman and mother. I am truly blessed to know you and to call you my friend!
You are so welcome for everything and I thank you for being a part of my special weekend. Hugs to you and your family.

See you soon.


Unknown said...

What a delight it was to meet you in person at Tammy's Girls' Weekend. I always visit your blog, but haven't been able to leave you comments. Tam's trying to change that for me. Thank you for a delightful project lesson. I so enjoyed your company. Say, "Hi" to Noah and am happy he's doing so well. Enjoy your wonderful family and keep on creating. Love, Ruth

Nadine said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend ~ thank you for sharing photos with us!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, isn't it amazing how kindred spirits, especially among women, happen around the act of creating beauty! What a blessing you have experienced with this group! Everything you all made is so beautiful and everything Tammy did to make you all feel comfortable is amazing.
I'm happy for all of you!

Tracy said...

The plates are so beautiful!! What fun and what lucky ladies that go to attend. BTW...I so enjoy your blog. It was this blog that inspired me to start my own.

Anna said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend. Your class looks like it was a lot of fun, all those plates are beautiful. On a personal note, I can't get over the top book in your picture of grandmother's maiden name was Marjorie Dean, how funny is that??

PEA said...

Hello Dawn,
How is your son doing? Better I pray.
Oh what a wonderful weekend you had. I can tell just by your post.
I need one of those I tell ya.
The plates turned out wonderful.
Thank you for sharing with us all.

Jann said...

How wonderful, Dawn! Thank you for sharing your weekend! And I just love the beautiful purses you made for Tammy and her daughter--gorgeous!

Jann said...

Well, I've just been getting caught up again--can't believe it's been so long since I visited your blog--I've been reading every one of your recent posts, and I missed the whole situation with your son Noah--I am so glad he's doing well now. Oh, how I remember some of the accidents my own kids had--it still makes my heart skip a beat, all these years later. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Dawn.

Shopgirl said...

I understand about gathering and how you know each other through your crativity. Thank you for sharing this special time you had. And everything looked so pretty and fun.

I am missing my Magazines...Arney is having surgery on his knee Wed. and even with really good insurance we will have alot of money going out and little coming in. I was looking at the new Artful Blogging you posted and it made me think of what I was missing. It will make them more meaningful when I can get back in the mix. Your, Mary

Marcie said...

How fun Dawn,,Tammy has a beautiful home,,the plates all turned out so pretty. I hope you are feeling better, and I am glad you had a safe trip. Talk to you soon!

Journal Swag said...

Wow, what a beautiful project! Looks like lots of pretties and fun!



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