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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Holiday expo and show

Yesterday I went to a Holiday expo and show just outside of DC,
it was fun and a great distraction for my troubled heart.
You see, while I have spent the last 19 years here in the US,
I am very much French, and Friday night events have been difficult to watch.
It happened close to my sister's neighborhood, increasing my stress
until I remembered she was out of town for the week end.
Probably like a lot of people, I spent most of the night watching the news,
receiving emails, texts and phone calls from friends wondering about my family and friends.
As far as I know, everyone is OK.



I had heard about this Holiday expo through Ms Mustard Seed blog,
as she was a guest speaker there.
I have been following her blog for many years, but it was my first time
seeing her, and doing one of her little workshops:
a cute glittery ornament:


We used German glass glitter and milk paint, 2 first at once!


I went with a couple of my girlfriends who are neither crafters nor bloggers,
and I was teased "mercilessly" for taking pictures of Marian, and our work!

During the show part of the day, I was not able to take pictures of anything,
but if you are interested in the table setting that Ms Mustard Seed for the event,
it is here on her blog

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from her blog

My friends and I enjoyed the event, everything was perfect,
and over the top, like this table:


all decorated in white and gold,
 While it did say "do not touch display" before the show,
we were able to enjoy the treats after the show!

For a few hours, I only thought about pretty things,
it was exactly what I needed.

Please keep my people in your thoughts.

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2 comments:

  1. glad everyone is ok in your family. My heart breaks for your country, I know how hard it is to be so far away from the ones you love when something like this happens.
    I love your pics form your workshop i bet that was lots of fun

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  2. Thank you Rosa, my sister was in your country went it happened!
    Do you remember the quilting workshop we used to go together?
    Miss you

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