Until the days got close. That's when I had to face reality. I do not heart reality. We were in the middle of testing season and I was testing middle schoolers. And I was swamped.
|the group tee shirt (designed by Kelly) and Erica's |
sweet card expressing sorrow that I could't come
I could not (though I tried very, very hard) wrap up testing. Oh, I had great plans to do just that. But even great plans can go awry. Middle schoolers do not help things run smoothly. Best laid plans. Blah, blah, blah.
|a closeup of the tee design|
I finally gave in. Reality won. And I lost. Big.
In the end I had to admit defeat and tell my crafty retreaters that I could not retreat with them. I wanted to run away (Fountainbleu sounded like a nice run-away-to place) but no. I stayed. And worked. And cried (just a little, but there were tears).
|a shopping bag, which I will use to pack |
sewing supplies for our upcoming vacation
And they made lots of little somethings.
And they gathered them up and.... MAILED the somethings to me! I just got them. In a pretty box. And inside the box...somethings for me! Sorry no pictures of the box. I came home from work today (my last day) and found the box sitting pretty on the bench outside my door with mail piled on top.
Really, I thought it was for Richard, but I brought it all in anyway. And my name was on top of the box. As soon as I saw Erica's name I knew what a lovely, thoughtful crafty friend I have. I do <3 crafty="" don="" font="" friends="" my="" t="" them="" too="" you="">3>
|all the goodies posing in one pretty picture|
|darling scrap booking items and some wooden button love|
|a personal dry erase board and pen - which will |
sit right beside the machine for sewing notes
|a personalized mug and mug rug|
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What surprise box have you gotten recently?