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Field Trip!

October 7th, 2008

Dang… my posts have been getting sparser and sparser.  I’ve been so busy with getting ready for Market (that’s SPRING ‘09 Market… not Fall ‘08 - sadly I won’t be able to attend Fall Market, sniff).  Busy, busy, busy… but I did manage to get in some fun play-time with my friends.  And what a wonderful time it was!

My little girl gang recently was treated to a wonderful day at my friend Sally’s house to celebrate her new craft studio. Many know of my friend Karen and her talented ways… but there’s another Snyder-girl who has the same gifts… Sally! Karen… cloth. Sally… paper. What a dynamic sister duo. So much to show, so much to tell. I think this is the longest/biggest post I’ve ever made, so I’ll keep my words to a minimum (I can hear the sighs of relief).

Lime + Black + White = Bliss
Field Trip!

Sally with Bette.  Bette is Karen and Sal’s mom… and also my pretend mom/my second mom.  Bette is gifted too… with kindness, wit, humor, generosity, grace, beauty, style, extraordinary fashion sense and so much more.
Field Trip!

Big sis Karen (R) and Connie’s sis Carol (L).  Carol was visiting from Oklahoma and became an honorary member of our girl gang/mini guild for the day.  I think she should move up here and become a permanent member.
Field Trip!

L to R - Connie, Carol and Karen. (say that 5 x fast)
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Sal shows us what’s in her drawers… Robin is caught off guard by what I just described.
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Bette… so proud of her talented daughters.  Behind Bette is a mural Sally had commissioned.  It looks so real and you can’t help but want to touch it.
Field Trip!

Endless storage hidden behind cupboard doors.
Field Trip!

Wow… it [the cupboard] recesses really far back.  I bet it almost reaches Idaho.
Field Trip!

Sal showing Connie and Carol the closet.  Something very foreign to me… a closet door that opens - and nothing spills out of it into a big heap on the floor. Must take notes.
Field Trip!

So this is what those big sliding things at the bottom of a cabinet are for.
Field Trip!

This is what organization looks like up close.  Again, very foreign to me.
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Serious knobby love.
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Bette typing on a vintage iPhone.
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Who are you sending a text message to, Bette?  “Why to Monica, of course!”
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Window delight.
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Sparkle delight.
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We all wore lime, black and white for the occasion. I made little fabric flower broaches for us to don.
Field Trip!

Even Chris and Michelle dressed in lime/black/white for the party.
Field Trip!

Ok, not really.  Psyche.
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Craft tote I made for Sal. I used my Quilts & More purse pattern and extended the width of the pocket piece by 4″, and pleated it to make the pockets expand to hold crafty tools.
Field Trip!

Tree-o-gifts on Sally’s kitchen table.
Field Trip!

Look, look! A little bit of PamKittyMorning at Sal’s!  Licorice scotties from TJ’s.  Mmmm.
Field Trip!

Sal set her lunch table so beautifully.  It was almost too pretty to eat at.  Almost. Nothing will stop me from partaking in a food event - no matter how pretty or cute.
Field Trip!

Karen dishing up some YUM mac-n-cheese.  Another talent of the Snyder Sisters… mac-n-cheese.  I love both of theirs equally (keeping the peace so they’ll both feed theirs to me again).
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A nice shot of Robin - she always has a wonderful smile on her face.  Always.
Field Trip!

Dessert for the eyes.  Glass candies.
Field Trip!

What a wonderful day it was - and it was even SUNNY!

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41 Responses

  1. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    Oh be still my beating heart. This is truly a gorgeous studio!!! I absolutely love the lime green as a contrast. :-)

  2. The fabulous Toby allegedly said:

    What an incredible craft room. I am green with envy! And to think, I never really liked lime that much, but seeing it used in such a way completely changes my mind.

  3. The fabulous Paula in NH allegedly said:

    Wow! What a terrific studio! Thanks for the tour.

  4. The fabulous hunnybunny allegedly said:

    Oh that is so beautiful! I want to go play there, I lost my craft space in the move and am so sad seeing it in boxes.

  5. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    What a COOL group you are!

  6. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    No words can describe that delight! Amazing.

  7. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    That has to be the most amazing craft/sewing room I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing…I’ll be dreaming about that room now!

  8. The fabulous Adds allegedly said:

    Lime + Black + White = Bliss Alright! How fantastico! And I love the tote bag you made, just beautiful.

  9. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I am so digging that studio. What a great colour combo!
    I have been very busy working on my minnymuu muumuu. It’s cute, I’ll post it when I’m done :-)

  10. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Holy Cow, I’ve never seen anything quite like this! What a party just to see it. I love that apple/limeish green. It pops. So so cute. I love the clean lines and the beauty of the eye candy. It is almost just as cute as your studio!

  11. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    OOH, OOOH, OOOOH… I just love you little field trip!! Lime, lime, lime, love, love, love! In fact, I am wearing a lime sweater now, I would fit right in…. I could use some of that organization!! Love the yo-yo flowers… awesome. Next time you go on a field trip can I come…Pleeeeeaaaaase!!!

  12. The fabulous des allegedly said:

    Whoa. you make MY girl gang look like rednecks! :)

  13. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I love lime. And you. And Karen and Connie.. and people I haven’t met … YET. Dang it wish I was there. Seriously. I could get teary thinking about it.

    Love all the space and organization. Foreign to me as well. But oh those bifold doors. I have bifold door envy.

  14. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    heehee ~ I love that redneck comment. My girl gang members ARE rednecks. We can’t help it, but I do covet other worlds from time to time and that studio is full of fun stuff to explore. I would’ve had to be dragged out kicking and screaming!
    Where is Carriage Country Quilts??

  15. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Holy Schamoly!!! All that green and black and white (hey, maybe she could pose my spider towels in that room!) are awesome! I LOVE your brooches and your cool bag — what a great friend you are.

    I just want to know how people can be all coordinated like that. Do they throw away all of their pink and mauve from the 80’s??? ;-)

  16. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Wow. What a treat just to be able to ogle these pictures. I can’t even imagine having been there. Lucky you! To have such great friends and great times, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  17. The fabulous mARY lOU wEIDMAN allegedly said:

    I am jealous of two things….your craft room (so many delightful touches, space, color, it’s clean (I am trying not to look at my space which has too many projects sitting out) and Betty’s beautiful jacket that I would love hanging in my entry hall. She looks very pretty in it also.
    Thanks for the lovely visit….
    Mary Lou

  18. The fabulous Carole Meier allegedly said:

    Excuse me while I clean the drool off my face and the table! That is one sweet looking room! Love the dishes! Ya know, I’m really envious of people who were born with the decorating gene! I certainly wasn’t in line when it was handed out! Plain Jane home here! Oh well! You guys sound like a great group!

  19. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Wow, thanks for making us all jealous! :) tee hee Looks like you girlies had a wonderful time. What an awesome studio. I love the black and green and all the goodies you chicks shared. I miss you!

  20. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    What a delightful post! You all have such a great time together! The brooches are so cute and I love the bag! Those colors just pop! I love them together!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. The fabulous Cyndi allegedly said:

    Monica! You were like five minutes from my house - okay maybe ten! We are truly shipping passing in the night. I just love Carriage Country Quilts - one of my favorites in the area.

    Are you having a BOOTH at Spring market!?!? Are you totally making the plunge? Hmmmm?

  22. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    Seriously gorgeous colour combinations!

  23. The fabulous Berglind allegedly said:

    Oh, where do I begin?!! (1) The colors of the room, wow, I love it, and how wonderful that you all dressed up in the same colors for the occation! (2) The organization, wow, I thought I was organizing crazy, I love it! (3) Your bag pattern, we all love it (by all, I mean me and my quilting friends). We just can’t stop making them!! - Great idea adding the 4 inches! (4) The licorice scotties… mmmhhh… I love licorice (5) the food table, delicious… an eye candy! - I can see you had a grrrreat day, thanks for sharing it with us!

  24. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I just want the food! LOL!

    Seriously, Bette’s place is awesome!

    So how come we don’t get to see a picture of you? Not even by the mural, by the Barbie dolls, not a hand holding the knobby love, nowhere near shocking Robin, touching Bette’s fashionable jacket, not even a face chowing down some awesome mac-n-cheese? What if the sisters were to serve you a plateful of lip-smackin’ SMs? Do I get to see your face then? LOL!

  25. The fabulous jenn allegedly said:


  26. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    OH MY!! Such complete and total organization and color coordination …. right down to the dishes and everybody’s outfits!!! WOW !! and DOUBLE WOW !! (now I’m feeling pretty much like a slacker…..)

  27. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    Lime and black, how pretty! I love how the outfits were coordinated with the studio space, clever. :)

    I need to send some drawer pulls to Shawn, he’s up there working on the house (for what feels something like an eternity, now!). Are you in town? I want to send you a little something too…

  28. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    p.s. I love how your blog always tells me that I’m fabulous.

  29. The fabulous Suzie sews allegedly said:

    what a delight, I so enjoyed all these lovely pictures…I feel inspired to sort out my sewing room, looks like a super time was had by all….thanks for sharing it with us

  30. The fabulous Laurie Miller allegedly said:

    I read your blog all the time and this (i think) is my first comment! What a great craft room! She’s so organized! Good job it looks wonderful and I’m sure many happy hours of crafting and creating will be spent in there…

  31. The fabulous Laurie Miller allegedly said:

    Okay now I just have to recomment! I just read your comments on my blog and was happy to find out that you are going to Barn House on the 18th. Have you been before? My sister-in-law and I are “Worthy Goods” and have been at Barn House alot this past summer! Have a great time, hope to see you there! I could say more about shopping, quilting etc. but I’ll restrain myself for now…

  32. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    I’m green, black, white, polka dot and checked with jealousy! What a fabulous room, party and group of friends. Didn’t you love Carriage House?!? It just wraps itself around you with charm. I think I dropped about $150 there in one passing, but I did finish a quilt kit I bought there.

  33. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    You always go on the coolest field trips.

  34. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    That does it, I’m moving!

  35. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Monica, Beautiful post. It was almost like I was there again! Now you understand that Sally got ALL the organizational genes in the family and that didn’t leave ANY for me. I think she should be required to come organize my life. P.S. Those licorice Scotty Dogs look like they’re having an orgy.

  36. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    What a fabulous blog, Miss Monica! I love all the pictures (except the ones with me in them!), and it’s fun reading all the comments, too. It was so much fun having you visit.

  37. The fabulous Tamy allegedly said:

    What a stinkin visual feast of a post!!
    Colour, simplicity, friends, co-ordination, organization, style and food galore….Looks like a FUN time!
    Have a great weeked.
    Addit: I am drooling over the craft bag you made

  38. The fabulous Nanna J allegedly said:

    I am SO moving into that craft room!! Love the color scheme, love the organization, I just love it all! I’m glad you had such a great day with such wonderful ladies!

  39. The fabulous Kris allegedly said:

    I’ve gotten to meet Sally and have heard lots about her decorating skill, but OMG!!! Wow, I’m lovin’ that craft room.

    And how about that table???? WOW WOW WOW!!!

    How bout the mac n cheese recipes???

  40. The fabulous Heidi Kaisand allegedly said:

    This is just amazing. I so wish I had been a mouse in the corner.

  41. The fabulous Deb Payne allegedly said:

    Wow! What great looking sisters I have with lots of talent.(Connie and Carol)…what are you doing having all that fun without me…green is Carols color and wacky is Connies talents..Your group is so much fun from all that you have told me..I am envious of that great creative room…enjoyed watching all the pictures..

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