Monday, October 04, 2010


What fun I had on Saturday driving to KJ's house and seeing all the wonderful craftworks for sale. It is such a beautiful thing she has done, inviting all these crafter friends to sell their wares. Serving lunch/dinner/brunch. Opening her (and JB's) home to those who needed a place to crash.

Lots of fabulous people there too. Here is Robin from San Francisco, who flew in to cook some delightful cupcakes, create a wonderful chicken salad and eggplant parmigiana along with other cooking folks. To me Robin seemed like a wonderful Southern belle, so warm and kindly and gentle.

Here is Mim at her craft table chock full of hand painted furniture, hand made cards, paper and felted bowls. So creative and so many talents. And best, such a delightful soul.

And here is sweet Lolo with her beautiful paintings and cards. It was so wonderful to meet her at last and experience her warm and kindly friendship in person.

These are my best photos. I wasn't a very prolific photo taker. But for more visit Chewy, Mim, Lolo and KJ's blogs. Thank you again KJ and JB. It was a blast.


studio lolo said...

So wonderful to finally get to hug you Suki! I wish you could have stayed longer. We were all so distracted with our cooking, selling,!

And thank you again for the bag of delightful surprises! I just love the things you make.

And how wonderful Brian had a vignette of a mutual friend!
Small world.

Hugs and many blessings,


~Babs said...

Suki, I'm so glad you got to attend this wonderful day!
Hoping the drive was okay for you rain-wise.
Thanks for the excellent photos,,and for putting names with faces.Your party pix along with everyone else's give a feeling of 'almost being there' for the rest of us.

I'm sure wishing I'd ordered that Magic Carpet I saw advertised,,,,

Mim said...

it was so great to meet suki after "talking" on line for so long - it was like seeing a friend who you haven't met in a long time

marianne said...

It is like a puzzle everyone has a few pieces....
What an event, hope I can be there next time.
Lucky you to get to meet and hug some of my favorite people ;)

hugs to you too!

glitz said...

The day sounds wonderful, Suki. I dream of meeting up with online friends I've made over the years. What a blast to actually be there, AND to see their creative works at the same time.

patti said...

What a great day you all had! I hope you are able to plan some more fun together in the future!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It sounds like you were a boon to the seller by giving them the breaks they needed. I bet you had fun too.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I to feel like we are seeing bits and pieces of a puzzle of this weekends Yart sale with so many bloggers getting together. I saw everyones face there but yours. Did anyone get you in the pix? How long was your drive there? Looks like it was so much fun.

willow said...

Hey, this looks like fun! My kind of day!

chewy said...

It was a delight to meet you, sweet Suki. I was wrapped up in the hustle and bustle and didn't capture a photo of you. It's fun traveling from blog-to-blog viewing the YART day through other's camera lens.

sukipoet said...

alas, no one took a photo of me. I am the invisible woman. probably better that way.

Annie said...

You got some great photos Suki! I am glad you got to go, sorry you had to cut your visit short. I hope all is well. xoxo

Lynn said...

Oh goodie another romp through the infamous YART day! Or was it days?
It looked like such fun, and as I've said on the other blogs I wish I could have been a part of this. I would so have loved to meet you all in person. And to see all that fantastic art close up. I am enjoying all these photos, each another angle on a fantastic event.
Thanks for your contribution Suki.

kj said...

ah suki, thank you for coming and thank you for your gift bags. you left some of yourself in those bags, those treasures of treasures.

i hope next year we can offer you all three meals. it was great to 'meet' you.


Kim said...

What a fun day you had, Suki! It looks as though everything lined up perfectly for a very beautiful day and for meeting some lovely friends!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience here.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Your real world has been as much fun as your imaginary one. Glad everything worked out for you...visiting new/old friends and the sun came out too!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh...what wonderful photos...a yard full of hugs and art and love...I hope to be there next year but am so happy you all got together and shared this experience and the photos, too!

Robin said...

Suki, Suki, Suki,,,, ah, "sugah", y'all makin' fun of my "Southern Belle" ways? Ha-ha!

Thank you for the compliment and for the photo! There I am, wearing my "uniform of the day" de Young D'Orsay volunteer apron..... glad I brought it 'cos i did a lot of cookin'!

Meeting you was a GENUINE JOY!
I had to hold back tears.... you know how close I feel to you. was really like we hadn't seen each other for a few months - not a first encounter. I am just sorry I was so busy in the kitchen I didn't have the time to sit down and really talk before you left.
But, I'm glad I walked you to your car - so we had that extra few minutes.

My gifts.....I ADORE each and every one of them..... I will e-mail you more later....and will call you in a day or so - as soon as my voice returns!

Many hugs and much love to you and Bibs! I miss you.

♥ Robin ♥

secret agent woman said...

So lovely to meet you this weekend - I wish I'd had a chance to talk to you a little more. And many thanks for the wonderful gifts - I had so much fun looking through them when I got back to my hotel that night. You are so talented.

kj said...

i love this picture of lo.

i may copy it and carry it around in my wallet.

i am serious!


sukipoet said...

kj you are welcome to copy the picture or any that you want.