Sunday, December 11, 2011

Here's the Tale

So here's the tale:
What do you get when you try to tent 
your entire garage and string it with 
twinkle lights and drape it with glitter
 and garlands and stars and fill it 
with hundreds of supplies
and have ten crazy fun women over 
for the day to create and glitter 
and eat..and eat some more?

You get 11 obsessed women playing and laughing
and making wreaths and ornaments and learning new techniques and munching treats and...

 having fun, and being wonderful, strong,
delightful women and
I love them all
and I am blessed with each class
for all these 25 +years of Gatherings,
and now that we did the first trial run of the tent,
I have grandiose ideas for the next one.
I'll be painting the ceiling blue and let's see..
about 50 more yards of tulle Tanya, and...

Heather has promised decent shots 
of the event to come soon..
days like yesterday,
 I just cannot take any worthy photos
 so excuse these, but I wanted to share,
 even though there is no way to explain the energy, 
or play a tape of the laughter..
and we soldier on through diet sodas
 and peanut butter cups
 and after dinner we head back 
out for more, and eventually cannot even
 see the table tops or find anything.
(those shots to come hopefully)

..and Lord help me, she's gonna kill me for this,
but you get a pal who will decorate herself 
after the first 10 hours with her wreath and it's parts
 to get the laugh out of a few great friends who all grab
 their cameras for a shot!!
(Tanya and Heather's hands in the corner lol)
oh Lord how I love these women...

I hope you are as blessed with friends
 like this in your life.

Each bringing their own special qualities to the mix.
Think of pine cones, snow and glitter, 
 berries and fruit and leaves.
all intertwining, supporting each other's 
textures and colors and finishing 
off an unbroken circle..
A wreath of friendship.
One I can hang my joys and fears
and dreams upon and know in that circle,
I will find what I need to nourish my soul.
Ladies, you're the best.
with love,

a small postscript
pictures from the day
far better than mine


Kit said...

Oh wow! You sure know how to throw a party. Looks like everyone had a good time. Makes me smile for you. Kit

April said...

No doubt about ladies sure know how to live it up to the fullest!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful, and highly accurate, description of EXACTLY what I was fortunate enough to experience yesterday! Thank you, again, Z...and to all the other "Gatherers"...I WILL see you again. I had the MOST fabulous time - Carole's Ribbon Class is next - more laughs and beautiful creations!

AND, if we're doing more tulle, we will have room for balloons, for SURE!!!


The Boston Lady said...

It all looks like wonderful fun spent with friends, who do indeed nourish our souls. Like the tent! Ann

Blessed Serendipity said...

It looked like a wonderful and magical time. I would love to attend one of your special events someday.


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh what fun! I can hardly believe believe that is your garage. I'm so jealous of your energy!

At least I am blessed with good friends...not to many that really like to create like we do; however.

Have a great week..

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Boy...does that look and sound like fun! Your garage looks dreamy! Glad it all went so well...:)

c. Joy said...

So glad you all had a good, productive, fun time. Thanks for posting so quickly - I was a bit curious. Your tent looks great. How do they get their treasures home? Or does everyone there live close by?

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, it sounds like such fun! I can see from the smiling faces that there was lots of mirth and laughter and friendship going on there!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Yes, I have a life - but, truly, I did think of you and that Gathering off and on all day yesterday. A little slice of heaven me thinks. What fun - and amazing memories. Gal pals have the bestest fun....Wishing you a wonderful week ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Createology said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful way to spend a day...creating with friends and enjoying laughter and food and fun! Jingle Bell Joys...

Romeo said...

WOW! That's the best looking garage I've ever seen!! Only you Z! I am so glad that you had a grand time, but of course I knew you would, how could you not?!?



Low Tide High Style said...

I can see that you hosted yet another wonderful and creative gathering Z! Those friends are just as lucky to know you as you are to have them in your life!

Kat :)

June said...

It looks like such a wonderful time Z. Your garage looks amazing and makes a wonderful backdrop for this gathering of artists. Isn't it awesome to have fun face to face friends?
love you...

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Z it sounds and looks so wonderful that once again I'm so sad that I missed it! Why can't you live around the corner from me? Now that's it you gotta move over here to Northern Germany, a really great idea, don't ya think?
Love the tent and the twinkle ligths!
So glad for you that you had such a wonderful time with good friends!
xoxo~ C.

Kathy said...

Oh what a beautiful event. Everything looks gorgeous and I can't imagine how anyone could NOT have fun in that venue and surrounded by supportive women. Z, I think you rocked it!

time worn interiors said...

Oh Z, I love the tent! It looks so good and I also love the ceiling! I bet the ladies thought it was magical! I sure wish I could have been there! Maybe one day soon!

One question, whats up with the crutch in the corner!

Glad you girls had a great day!


marcela cavaglieri said...

♪♫♪...the girls just wanna have fun...!!!"♪♫♪

I guess they did!!!!

Cindy said...

Looks like you all have a blast!! It is so much fun to be around friends that enjoy and laugh at the same things. Friends that "get it"! Your garage looks like a magical winter wonderland!

Unknown said...

I would so love to come over and play??
What wonderful friendships.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You deserve to have all this fun!! Off to see some more... said...

It looks heavenly. And lots of fun too. Will you be posting some of the creations made in between eating peanutbutter cups;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rebecca said...

Oh Z it looks just magical! How wonderful it turned out so well. The tent looks fabulous! You are the best.

Anonymous said...

Greetings From Southern California

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy 2012

~Ron @ *TOGB


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! This such a great idea and looks like such a fun party!

Carole said...

Suzan it looks amazing. I know the girls loved all the extra effort you went thru to make it a special day for them. Hopefully someday I'll get to see it for myself.


Jill said...

Just a magical place you created!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness, I just discovered your blog through pinterest! YOu are an absolute scream... so looking forward to following your posts.
hugs ~lynne~

HeARTworks said...

I think the pictures do capture all the fun and camaraderie! I would love to host a party like that! A blessed Christmas! patsy