Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chapter 6: Savannah Gifts & Swaps...

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Every awesome art retreat is blessed to have Sponsors that are generous to provide goodies to the attendees upon their arrival at registration.

This retreat was no exception to the rule as we had the most generous SPONSORS ever!

{{Thank You!!!}}

Where Women Create

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The Speckled Egg

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Jimmy Pickles

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Pretty Petals Boutique

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Romance Cats and Whimsy

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Sugar Sugar

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Artistic Creations

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Elegance and Whimsy

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Cassi's Creations

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Paper Relics

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Rose Petals and Blooms

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Every awesome art retreat consist of SWAPS.

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Swap = to exchange an item that is made or bought to be traded with another.

Petticoats and Parasols was no exception!

This swap was hosted by Rosalyn~Sue ...

I came home with these goodies from these talented girls:


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And this is what I gave in return...

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A handmade quilted pouch with a Petticoats and Parasol tile coaster tucked inside... 

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"Thank You" to all of the girls who participated in this swap hosted by Rosalyn~Sue.



Next up...Chapter 7


(finally! huh?)

I will announce the winner of my END OF SAVANNAH giveaway.

       (see ya soon)     


Theresa said...

Jodie, I went from sighing to drooling to "NOW I AM CRYING" waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh I can't believe all of that good stuff you stuffed in your suitcase to bring home. It would have been worth it just to get all of those goodies AND you got to spend time with all of those sweeties too? Dang, girl! Hope you are enjoying your morning, my sweet friend! HUGS from little 'ole me:)

Robin Thomas said...

Uuuuhhhhhh, gasp, oh-KAY????

Kris said...

I am loving the walk thru Savannah with you! Sure looks like a dream trip. But only one thing: where is the Paula Deen experience? Will we read about it in Chapter 7?


Lisa said...

All the lot is ab fab, but I am in L.O.V.E with the coaster you swapped! How 'bout givin' away ome of those? But only if I win.:)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - that's really the mother lode of southern belle treasures! All are marvelous - but, I especially am enchanted by that teeny tiny box made by Amada. What a delicate silhouette!

Your quilted pouch is a terrific idea - so clever!

Linda B said...

So many beautiful items! Thank you so much for showing all of them. i would have to say (I know I'm biased) but, I think yours is THE BEST!! I LOVE how your quilted pockets turned out. since I want one, I guess I'll have to make one;D

Lou Cinda said...

AWESOME!!! Great GREAT stuff!! And I LOVE your adorable coaster in the quilted pouch!! LOVE IT!!

I have missed some posts, so I gotta go backward and get caught up!!

Lou Cinda :)

Connie said...

Faaaaaantastic, chick!!! I find I must shop at a couple of those etsy shops.

Sandi said...

Looks like someone had a great time. I'm happy you did.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Ahhh, the gifts and the swap chapter! Wow, the sponsors had been really generous and what a great variety of lovely swap items. It must have been a lot of fun to receive and unwrap all the goodies. Thank you for sharing all the excitement you had, dear Jodie!

Claudia said...

I am drooling with envy...I freely admit it. Yikes! What a treasure trove you have there! Everything is lovely and made with such care and love - you can just feel it.


Rochelle said...

Hi Jodie!
These are definitely some great swap items! I love what you came up with for the event...

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! So MANY pretties!!!! You make me want to spend money. :P

I always enjoy the beautiful items you feature in your blog.

Linda :)

Lori said...

oh my goodness girl...you came home with a treasure trove of goodies...how fun...i just love what you made, that pouch is the bee's knees...hee hee:)

HappyScrapper said...

Oh, not the end! Love reading the updates and seeing all the pictures! Um, did I miss something? A giveaway? WOW!! So glad you had such a great time! NOW I'M JEALOUS!!!!
Have a great day!!

Julie said...

WOW, Jodie--how much fun can one girl have in a week?!?!?! What beauties you brought home with you--each image is sooooo drool-worthy!

Thanks for sharing it all--maybe I can go when I grow up!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!

Debby said...

SIGH!!!! My goodness look at all the beautiful goodies you came home with, swaps are so much fun. I love your beautiful swap goodie, so yummy. Thanks for sharing such fun times with us, it really was amazing following you.

Lynn Richards said...

holy cow!!! The extent of creativity blows me away!!! What an awesome, rich, beautiful time you must have had!!

red.neck chic said...

Good grief... I just spent whole entire hours drooling over all of the TALENT!!! Oh my gosh - I would have been over the moon the whole time had I been there!!!

And Jodie... your photos are AMAZING!!!

;-) robelyn

Anonymous said...

OMG, your blog is hysterical. I just read back to last year's Where Women Create and have been laughing so hard. You are awesome. Sounds like a good time in Savannah. I went to the Adorn Me in Houston a few weeks ago and it was so much fun, so I can relate to your postings. I've been blogging a couple of years but want to "spruce" things up a little. Unfortunately, I am on Typepad and Karen only works on Blogspot. She is wonderful, her blog is gorgeous and I like what she did to yours too. Drop by my blog for a 2nd anniversary give-away tomorrow. Thanks for a fun afternoon. Marcy

Leanne said...

Wait wait wait --- I was supposed to comment somewhere for a giveaway? Drat! I was waiting for you to announce the giveaway. And here I am, reading every single word and I could've missed out!


Sometimes my multi-tasking just doesn't work!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what fun you had. We all dream of being at an event like that in savannah no less. I love, love, your blog and I won't miss another post, because now I am a follower. I would be honored if you would take a peak at my new blog. It is DIY, tips, tricks, and secrets. It's not as funny as yours! http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/
Thank You. Carol

Katsui Jewelry said...

I am "hmmming" and "ummming" and "ooohing" outloud. Didn't even know I was until I got about halfway through! What a load of beautiful goodies! Wonderful events!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I really enjoyed this post...I was dying to see all the swap items! Looks like there must of been a lot of oohing going on!!

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Jane said...

Hi Jodie,
First, thanks for always stopping by my blog and commenting. Your visits brighten my day!!
You scored some amazing stuff at the retreat! So much talent!!
And the swap gift you made was amazing!
You do such beautiful work and I'm sure all the other girls will treasure your gift.
If you could e-mail me your address I would greatly appreciate it. I have a little something I would like to send to you.

alveen said...

Well I'm on dial-up, so dang slow and wont load all the photos, so I've made a special trip here to the local library just so that I can feast my eyes on all the lovely goodies. Wow!!
The quilted pouch and coaster was a great idea, I will now forgive you having 'scissor hands'.
Have so enjoyed reading your posts about this event, it is obvious that you had a wonderful time and cemented many great friendships.
Regards Alveen

Caleen said...

It sure looked like a lovely time was had by all. What a wonderful place to go and all that creative energy.. Wow.. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures and all the great swap gifts. I love the coaster idea that you swapped. What a great time of friendships, creativeness in such
an awesome place.. Thanks for sharing.

Beth A. said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your trip! It sounds like so much fun was had by all. Great swap!

June said...

Have you come down from your weekend high yet Jodie? I imagine you are still recouping and enjoying all your special treasures. I have loved reading your amazing chapters of this awesome time. The friendships made would be worth it alone.

Linda said...

What amazing sponsor goodies and swaps...your memories must be wonderful!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Hey Jodie,
I stopped by the other day... at work so I could not comment, but you're place is lovely. I was kinda in a "mood" when I came to visit, but soon after lurking, I felt much better & completely inspired. Love your blog, Love the photos!

I had a great time visiting with you... wish we had done more of it. Definitely gonna get some pics at Paper Cowgirl. :)

hugs, Joanna

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my goodness-I am in awe of all these beautiful things! You lucky girl!!! Your swap gift is stunning! I found myself looking at quilts online the other day to use for pillows and such-what can I say-you had a great idea:).

Can't wait to see part 7!



PS-Kramer sends his love:).

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my ! There are no words. Just so many ultimate creations from so many talented ladies. Fantabulous! :) Tammy

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Girl did you have to buy an extra suitcase to haul those treasures back home?? Your right, the swaps are the bomb! Love that flower that Nicole made, everyone really put a lot of thought & effort into their gift. I loved yours Jodie, when I first saw you bought the quilt & cut it up, I was like 'ya girl'! And the coaster was lagniappe! Lisa

Cassandra said...

WOW you did a great job getting photos of everything! Good for you! It was great seeing everything again!