Sunday, June 27, 2010


I was sooo lucky to get to go to The Paper Cowgirls. My good friend Lori, at Katie's Rose Cottage had planned to meet her husband in Vegas, so she called me and gave me the most welcome gift, of her day at Paper Cowgirls. I could go and spend all day Friday with two of my other best friends Charlene and Lisa and then attend Lisa's class. What a friend, what a GIFT! I have known Lori for quite a few years and she is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever know. She reminds me of my daughter, Kim and I kind of love her like a daughter. She is so pretty, sweet and talented. I would take her as a daughter anytime. Anyway, thank you so much Lori, you made my friday a wonderful day.

This is a picture of the table and the ones below are close ups. Lisa had everything looking so pretty.

These were the pictures we could use.

Think we didn't love this travel case of old vintage lace!

Lots of beautiful sheet music.

One of my favorites, tatting and roses.

We also had buttons and beads!........Plus a bucket of water if we got too dry.

Here are a couple of the kits that Lisa made for us. Each one was so pretty. Thank you Lisa for making this a beautiful class.

These are the jewels that I came home with plus a lot of knowledge on how to make other things. The class was awsome and I met so many nice Paper Cowgirls.

This one I love learning to do. I have a lot of family pictures that I will be using this method on. This photo was a copy of a picture in an old scrap book that belonged to my aunts sister-in-law. She was a school teacher that never married. My aunt took care of her in a nursing home as her private sitter. After my aunt had been working for a while she met the ladies brother and before long they married. Now you know how I came by the scrap book. In the back of the scrap book she had saved many family pictures. This was one of them, you know this might be my uncle when he was a baby. She didn't tell who they were

This is my transparency that Lisa gave me to work with and the finished look. I loved learning to do this. There are so many possibilities. If you get a chance to take this class it is very worth while. Lisa is a great teacher!!

This is one of the beautiful bags that Lisa made for all the students in her class. It held pictures, laces, fabrics and all kinds of goodies for us to work with. And each one looked a little different. This was my bag. Isn't it wonderful? I met so many nice sweet ladies, Jan, at Polkadotbarn and Jodie, at everything vintage. These I got cards from. Hope you visit their blogs, both very nice ladies.
After the day of playing in crafts we all went to a wonderful dinner of fried fish and chicken. Even had some fried pickles. Afterwards we all headed to the Antique Malls. We went from top to bottom in two malls and then hit the scrapbook store. Everyone seemed to have a ball. When we got back to the hotel I headed back to Fort Worth. But what a wonderful day!!!

Thank you sweet Lori.


Charlene said...

WHAT A FUN DAY WE HAD!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooooo glad that Lori gave you her spot. It made it complete having you there with us. We did party like crazy girls didn't we!!!! And dinner was LOUD but, good. So glad you went with us. I keep thinking about that table cloth I didn't buy at that one Antique Store. Just like Jan told me I would... may have to go back & get it becasue the work was wonderful. Oh also, I have your goodies you bought from Lisa. I put them in my car last night so let's hook up this week so I can get them to you. HUGS! Charlene

Patti's Artful Design said...

Lucky you, Pat! It looks like a wonderful day of creating beautiful art!

Candy said...

Looks like I missed out on an awesome class so thanks for sharing the details.
I, too wish we could have had more time to pal around. Charlene was one of my highlights at PC.
Blessings ;-)

Tarnished and Tattered said...

What a sweet post! Thank you so much for all those kind words. I'm sorry Lori couldn't make it but I'm glad that you took her place. For one thing having a friend in the front row put me at ease. Sorry you got the shaft in the begining, see...what are friends for! LOL Your finished project turned out beautiful. I had such fun at the event, it was well worth the hard work. Lisa

DeeDee said...

Hey Pat I was at the antiques shops and the catfish plantation on this day only 30 minutes before you guys...I am in envy but so glad you all got to go and have a fun day your ahve a special friend to send gifts like this...

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Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pat ~
Oh sweet friend you bring tears to my eyes ~ how precious you are !
I love what you created !! Your tags are beautiful !! I cannot wait to see them in real life ~

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Pat!!!
Girl, it was so fun sitting next to you in Lisa's class and so nice to finally meet you in person!
Thanks for the sweet link and I hope that I can get to Texas and play with you and Lisa and Charlene again soon. You've gotta take me to those awesome shopping spots! haha
Don't be a stranger!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Pat!!! The class looks like it was so wonderful! I think Lisa did an amazing job ~ I know I wasn't there but she just thought of everything. I love your artwork too Pat!!!! Just gorgeous....hugs and love, Dawn


Pat, it was so great to spend time with you in Lisa's class and at dinner! So glad you came to Paper Cowgirl. Your creations in Lisa's class were beautiful!!! Hope to see you again real soon, fellow chicken-not-fish girl! ~ Angela

The Altered Muse said...

Hi Pat. What a lovely experience the Paper Cowgirl must have been. Loved your pictures and those sweet bags Lisa made for you all. I especially love the old photo transparency of your family. I want to learn to do transparency, but don't want to wait. Any ideas? Loved your WBC pictures also. Keep in touch and take a look at what I found at Canton First Monday last week. It will be under New Arrivals. I was very excited. xoxo