The morning started off with a workshop. Now this workshop would have been right up Rory's alley and it was a shame he couldn't attend. Why? You may well ask! We made frogs!
Henry and Weaver and friends gathered ready for the workshop on Saturday morning.
The theme of the morning was "School Days" or "Look What I Found at Grandma's!" Weaver is chatting to Celeste, Norvell's rewigged Pintucks girl.
Norvell's sweet rewigged Pintucks girl and Weaver had on school clothes and Weaver is wearing her newly made necklace with the lovely teddy bear that Ginger gave us in front of her feet.
Hard at work making their frogs and turtles.
The craft packs contained a turtle (or tortoise?), a frog and a little doll to make up.
Sheila helping Becky and another little girl get some wool for their little dolls.
Fran's daughter Boo embraced the crafting whole heartedly and was very busy the whole morning.
Pinny has returned to Ginger and is seen here with her brother Finn.
Fran's two girls in their lovely pinafores/jumpes.
More busy and industrious hands.
Elliot's Cora looking very striking in her dress.
The Bolland family Sasha girls and Gregor holding their new frogs with Lauri's new baby girl, who looks so wonderful in her new outfit holding her just made little doll
Isn't she beautiful?
After the workshops we had lunch and sitting at our table we have Dorisanne, Karen, Ellen, Elliot, Dorsianne's daughter Jeanne, Charla and Norvell.
Norvell was our table hostess and we received a wonderful little wash basket, line with pegs and the much needed underwear, socks and panties! Thank you Norvell - just wonderful!
The wonderful Festival gift was a studio type dress complete with ribbon, socks, long pants, petticoat and a wonderful pair of JJ shoes!
All the dresses were slightly different
(Will show pictures of my girls wearing their new dresses at the end of all the posts)
After dinner Anne Votaw gave a presentation on the way Sasha has been used in advertising.
I found this talk fascinating as I hadn't realised the extent of the use of Sasha for advertising chocolate.
Lots of photos! You will have to excuse the poor quality due to the low/poor light as I don't use a flash in my photography and didn't have a tripod.
Now weren't they something? How wonderful to have a collection of these wrappers - a very special collection indeed! Thank you Anne for showing us these.
After lunch we enjoyed the fun Yankee Gift Exchange. To anyone that is unfamiliar with this, your number is called out, you choose a gift to unwrap and then you and either keep it...or 'steal' one from someone else that has has previously been unwrapped. Almost a recipe of tears! But a lot of fun was had.
Sitting round in anticipation of the start.
Lots of lovely colourful gift wrappings.
Lynn unwraps her gift and shows all.
Sheila unwraps hers.
and looks rather pleased with it. Perhaps this photo is deserving of a caption?
I think this may be Robert? Please someone correct me if I am wrong.
Carol choosing a gift.
A couple of faces when they unwrapped their gifts were priceless but unfortunately I didn't capture them on film. One in particular was Ginger's whose gift yes did get 'stolen'....several times from several different people!
Lucky for me the gift I opened I got to keep and I was very happy with it indeed.as one thing I am lacking is baby/toddler clothes!
So this wonderful watermelon outfit couldn't have been more perfect!
To whomever gave it, thank you so very much, I love it and will show a photo of someone wearing it at the end of the Festival posts.