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Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Terrific Evening with Crappy Photos to Prove It!

Last night went really great!  We got all dressed up and found a sitter.  That doesn't happen very often.  After more than 12 years of parenting, I can count our night-outs with my fingers once each.  I'm feeling like I shouldn't bother posting because the photos or terrible, but I had a great night.  I want to share it with you anyway.

Monika & Michael (p.s. It's his birthday!)

It was fun to watch people get closer and closer to my work.  I love when they finally realize what they are looking at - all those little stitches.  The wine was great.  The food was great.  Some friends came by and I even got a little wrapped gift of chocolates that I devoured on the way home ; )  (Thank you!!!).  It was so nice to visit with Terry & Margot Lindsay.  (Each colored name links to examples of their work.)  They are both prairie artists - one paints and one stitches.  Nicki Ault came by with some of her friends.  She blogs and paints the prairie.  You can see her work here.  All of the craft council people were SO gracious to all the artists involved.  Thank you for putting on such a wonderful event!

Of the items in the show, I really loved the soapstone and the glasswork too.  The wood work was exquisite!  I don't have photos to show you.  I need to go back and take note of some of their names.  I couldn't get over that storm photo taken by Craig Hilts, a storm chaser.  That in itself is a craft I think! Yikes!  Sunsets & sewing is much safer for me : ).  You can see his photography here.

The bad news though, is that I was not there with 'bells' on.  I was, however, there with a GORGEOUS bracelet!  Thank you Grandma Coco for offering to let me test drive this gorgeous handmade beauty!

you can see a WAY better photo of it HERE.  It is SO pretty.

It's Saturday now.  There's a bit of a blizzard out there so I'm going to work on all the handstitching that is awaiting my with my new pieces.  Hopefully I'll have lots of new things to show next week.  : )


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great that you both had a good night out.

Laurie said...

You look so happy! and that bracelet is GORGEOUS!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

looks like a lot of fun!! And how exciting to be one of the artists there!!
And Happy Birthday Michael!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Happy Birthday Michael!! And you look like you are just totally beaming in those photos... must have been so much fun to see people take in your work!! Enjoy your stitching today and yes, what a lovely bracelet!!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

i'm glad you had a good time! and also glad to hear that your out of the deep freeze, happy stitching, dear friend!

LynCC said...

Looks like a really neat, fun night. How perfect if you could have been wearing the dress to model it in real life. ;D

Grandma Coco said...

Oh, Monika, you are so sweet! I'm so happy you had a great night. You deserve it. You make the bracelet SHINE!!!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on a great show and a wonderful grown-up evening out!

Bee said...

Looks like a wonderful evening!! I'm so excited for you. Glad you had a great time.

Karen said...

Hi, Monika: It's wonderful to see the pictures of you. Your Prairie Dress is so gorgeous, I expect you heard a lot of oohs and aahs! And that Grandma Coco is so talented - she's good at everything she touches.It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Dolores said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your hubby and congratulations again to you. Looks like it was a successful evening.

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