My neighborhood has many, many fun groups.
From the Book Club, Bunco, Bible Study Groups, Word Wizards, Sew n’ Sews (sews pillows for children in our local hospitals)….to Mahjong, to many seasonal activities…we are a very active neighborhood.
But, the one of the most fun group is our Crafty Chicks Group…
…..where ladies gather to make a craft that have been pre-selected at the beginning of the year.
I am using my antique chalkboard easel..it is missing some parts that are in the garage getting glued…
…..it was damaged in our last move….:(
The group meets every other month or so…crafts pre-selected and hosted by the one who introduces the craft to the group to be made….
This week I co-hosted the Crafty Chicks with my friend Martha….
…..the project was a holly covered conical tree.
The night before, I prepared signs for the room.
For it’s a Crafty Chicks Party for Hometalk!
And what’s a Crafty Chicks Party without refreshments.
I arrived early to set up the refreshment table and Martha set up the crafting areas.
Always lots of food and fun at these parties….
I used my trusty Longaberger Pumpkin baskets and fall decor for the display.
I am not sure what I love best…making the craft project, or creating the tablescape!
So here are some of my fellow Crafty Chicks….
Sherri…wearing the pretty Hometalk Crafting aprons! Courtesy of the wonderful people of Hometalk!!
And here we have my co-host Martha (in red) helping out Dolores with her magnolia tree…
…..you were not required to choose the Holly version.
The ladies are enjoying creating their trees…
We had 14 crafters that day…
Chris is always the happy crafter…She is coordinating our upcoming Craft/Artisan Show and Sale next month.
And Martha goes from table to table guiding and helping the crafters along….
Giving instructions to Miriam…
Lots of painting and glueing going on…
And here is the beginning of my “masterpiece”…I am using a vintage milk glass candlestick as a base…
Sherri staining her wooden tree stand that Martha’s hubby so kindly made for everyone….
…..fingers make great stain brushes!
Oh, and speaking of my dear friend Sheri…she bought me these napkins…
…..she said it reminded her of me!…what??!!!..:)
And here is my sweet friend Dolores still working on her magnolia leaf tree….
…..she uses lots of magnolias in her Christmas decor.
Linda, Alice, and Kathy…still busy creating their trees…
…..so glad that they are not among the “camera shy”….
And Sharon is almost done…just needs some finishing touches!
And Alice is the first one done!
And then the ever so bubbly and happy Linda completed hers!
Sherri uses ribbon instead of holly leaves and uses a small wreath as the base for her tree..
….she is putting finishing touches on her creation!
And that fun-loving Dolores always keeps us laughing!
It was a fun day crafting on behalf of Hometalk...
We thank you so much for our very pretty aprons!…
Martha and I had a wonderful time co-hosting this wonderful event together….
…..and did I mention what a talented artisan Martha is?…
……….she is a talented watercolor artist, quilter, gourmet cook, and the list goes on….
……………she is our Martha Stewart of the neighborhood..and a great friend…
Hope you enjoyed our Hometalk Crafty Chicks Party!!!
I am joining:
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish