Amy and Tiffany picked me up early Friday morning, and the trip down to Kansas went pretty fast. We were SO excited when we finally made it to Newton that we had to stop for a couple of (windy) Newton pictures. We arrived a couple of hours early, so we first drove by the house to make sure we knew where it was. We felt a little like stalkers, but were already in awe of how amazing the house looked. We checked out a couple of shops in town to kill time.
Friday night was so much fun--meeting Meg and Kimberlee, and helpers Megan and Becky, checking out the incredible house, delicious fajita supper, and getting right to work on the ruffle aprons. Being a very beginner sewer, I was probably most nervous about this craft, but ended up enjoying it the most. A local news crew was doing a report on the craft weekend, so they were around while we were working on our aprons, taping and interviewing some of us. Around midnight, we loaded into the 15 passenger van and drove to the local donut shop, which opens at 11:30 on Fridays and is a big hangout for this college town. When we got back, some continued working on their aprons and some (me included) were just too exhausted and went to bed.
|Amy, Tiffany, and I got to sleep in this cute room|
|Photo courtesy of Tiffany--cutting fabric for our aprons|
|My finished apron|
Saturday morning, we had another delicious meal made by Kimberlee--cinnamon rolls, eggs, yogurt, and fruit. We had some time to finish our aprons and get ready, then headed out for a day of antiquing. We went to a local town to a cute antique store, then out of town a little bit to The Barn. It was fun to see all of the treasures that people found when we got back to the craft house and spread everything out on the table. After The Barn, we stopped at Sonic for happy hour. We enjoyed our treats out of the wind in the van.
After sharing all of our treasures from antiquing, it was time to get to crafting. Meg and Megan introduced our 5 projects for the night, and we got right to work. We only stopped for a yummy chili supper and amazing cheesecake break later on. Here are pictures of my final projects:
It was another late night, but fun to have time to create and learn more about the women from all around the country who had also come to craft weekend.
In the morning, after our last amazing meal from Kimberlee (creme brulee french toast), we took pictures and got packed up.
|Meg and me|
|Me with Kimberlee|
|Meg, Becky, Megan, and Kimberlee|