Thursday, November 15, 2007

SILVER BELLA....A DREAM COME TRUE

Oh Boy....where do I start. Talk about the most incredible time imagineable. I wasn't sure what to expect but it far and above the best ever. It was truly spiritual for me. Getting to meet 150 women and a few men (Joel you were a kick). I met the most fabulous girls at the airport waiting for our shuttle to the hotel. I felt like a came away with 2 very good best friends at the end. They were amazing.


Colleen, Iva and I at one of our classes. These two are so much fun. We shared a lot of laughs and a few tears. Iva's daughter passed away this summer and to hear her story was nothing short of amazing. Her daughter was truly an artistic soul. I am so glad I got to hear the stories about her. Having children myself I cannot imagine the pain Iva has endured. I hope talking about it was good therapy for her. I cannot wait to hear more stories about her.




Colleen, the famous Jennifer Paganelli (Of Sis Boom fame), Colleen and me. Jennifer's classes were so much fun. I was so glad I got to take this class with the girls.

One of our class pics......can you tell we are having fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







And I had the pleasure of finally meeting Jenny and Aaron from Everyday's a Holiday. I am so glad I finally got to see them. I've been a fan for so long. They are such a gifted pair and have very warm personalities. I got the pleasure of taking there White Christmas class and of course came home with a kit for an extra one and for their Let Them Eat Cake class. I promise Jenny I will send pics of the cafe. I've only been promising them to you for a year or so.


Then there's Amy Powers from Inspire Co. What a delightful person. She truly has a heart of gold. Her Sugarville houses were amazing. I am so glad I got to buy a couple.







And Kim Kwan....aka the Energizer Bunny. I took the Wish Journal class. So much fun. This gal goes 100 miles per hour.

She has the best personality. I wish I would have gotten her picture at Vendor Night....talking pink tutu, pink striped tights and lots of bling....she was truly adorable.

This was the only picture I had that turned out from Charlotte Lyons class. We made the most adorable felted wool trees. I plan on making lots more of these. Quick fun class. Charlotte is a sweetheart. I also took her Sparkle Cardholder class. Met Amanda Willey in the felted wool class. What a sweetheart.
We took a walk to town and ate at Delice. It's a must stop when
you're in Omaha.


That's all for pics.....except the ones I haven't taken yet of all my
treasures I purchased. I'll share those later.

I definitely plan to attend again. What a wonderful weekend. I met lots of new friends, went to fun shops....Second Chance Antiques is another must stop, and had a few great meals. Didn't take much time for eating out. But Upstream makes a killer Candy Cane Martini, I could of have a few of those. We spent most of our evenings in the bar lounge with groups of new friends. I really enjoyed getting to know all these people and learned so much about them. I hope Lorraine starts a blog....she's such a kick. You'd love her story about knitting. Husband Joel is definitely a trooper. His ONE knitted sock was too adorable.

Take a minute to visit Colleen and Iva's blogs....lots of pics. Who knew I'd meet the famous Colleen Moody and Iva Wilcox. Thanks for making my time in Omaha so outstanding.


xoxo
Lonnie

1 comment:

Iva said...

Lonnie!! I miss you! When are we going to plan another creative weekend?? Your photos are wonderful and your compliments are so sweet. I will talk about my beautiful Brianna always and would love to tell you more. I hope your week has been good and that you enjoy your family on Thanksgiving. Love and hugs...Iva