I have four of Kaari's books and have long been entranced by the style and just the idea of French General. Both Kaari and the shop more than met my expectations. There was something fabulous everywhere your eye could rest.website.
Of course, another huge highlight of my trip was meeting my permanent swap partner, Terry Frias! If you've been reading my blog all along, you'll know that we "met" when we were paired for Kari Ramstrom's Sweet and Sinister Halloween swap in 2010. We each loved what we received so much we decided to do our own one-on-one swap for most holidays. When I decided to sign up for the Art of Craft Weekend, Terry immediately shuffled her schedule and signed up for most of the classes.
Wanda Clark in the Las Vegas airport. We all stayed at the Glendale Hilton which was only about six miles from French General and about ten miles from the Burbank airport. Here's Wanda with her beeswax journal project. She gave Chris and me each an amazing packet of buttons and lace. We used some of the buttons on our bracelets Friday evening.
We didn't have a lot of free time, but did manage to explore a bit in Glendale. We saw this whimsical fountain the first evening and an adorable little girl was having the best time there.
We were looking for a bookstore on Sunday and discovered this upscale shopping area behind the Americana. It was lovely, and there was a Barnes and Noble. Perfect!
With the exception of choking on a potato chip fragment on Sunday (literally choking - I can't thank Chris enough for saving me with the Heimlich maneuver), it was a wonderful trip!