While it is too late to place Christmas orders, please remember that I do have gift certificates available for purchase.
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Suzanne Prater is such a trendsetter! Back in the fall, she was the first one to order scarecrows. Now, she is the first to request large gingerbread men. Her back porch has two doors, so she always orders a matching set of canvases. I thought these two partners turned out awfully cute. I love the green background color she chose.
Yes, that is my Christmas tree already up!
My Wednesday afternoon art class at Chole's got slightly distracted by the beautiful leaves this week. Linda Dunlap's yard is full of huge maple ad oak trees that have produced piles and piles of colored leaves. We used the leaves for leaf printing and they turned out so pretty.
We stamped on large sheets of newsprint. For the crafters out there, these pages make beautiful scrapbook backgrounds and are also perfect for wrapping fall gifts.
Nate and Mia Grace Cantrell are natural born stampers! It must be something about those Cantrell kids...everything they tried, and believe me Nate experimented a lot, turned out gorgeous!
At the end of the class, Carter and Saylor had to go out and play one more time. Here they are playing "mummy". I also got these adorable shots of their sweet little faces buried in the leaves.
Our new baby, Cinco, can sleep anywhere anytime. Lauren likes to tuck him in while he is napping and it doesn't bother him a bit. Don't we all wish we slept that sound?
I did have a very restful Saturday today. I went to the Ladies' Retreat at the Cottage. I didn't go spend the night last night, even though I am kind of wishing I had after hearing all of the fun Bunco stories! I also heard that Katelyn Parish did a fantastic lesson.
This morning started with a delicious breakfast that I am sure Trina Farriss had something to do with! McKenna Rhea brought the first lesson of the day about perfection. We had to write down our most perfect quality and then our worst quality. Talk about thought provoking! Then, we tied the two cards together and thought about ways to use our best quality to improve our worst quality. There were lots of laughs and tears as we went around the room and discussed.
Kelly Dyer did the next lesson about signs of life. She talked about all of the signs she wears everyday and the difficulty of juggling all of the jobs you must juggle as a busy woman of today. Sometimes I feel like I am the only on with a messy house, crazy kids, and even crazier schedule. It was nice to be reminded that I am not alone. Not only are most other women going through the same things, but God is always there.
Tammy Young and Sonya Cantrell provided lunch of homemade soup and pimento cheese sandwiches. I don't know who brought that cake, but yum! The wonderful Kaye Ramsey finished out the day with a lesson on church signs. She is a hoot! Not only was her message uplifting and inspirational, but laughter was the best way to end the day.
Anne Vance and Sonya headed the whole thing up and did such a good job. Everything was so organized! Diane Morton and the Cottage was clean, beautiful, and very accommodating for our group.
I don't know why I named my little business "Dream Custom Artwork". I came away with a quote from today that really touched my heart and expresses how I feel about my life. I think I may have found my new slogan...
"God's dreams for you are so much bigger than any dream of your own."
Have a good weekend. Hug your sisters.
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Christmas orders need to be placed by Saturday, November 8, to insure holiday delivery. Make your lists and check them twice! Thanks!
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