You guys, I am home from a bucket list weekend! You've heard of Meg's Craft House, right?! Or if you haven't, click on over and take a look. It is completely dreamy. Well I've been reading Meg's blog for years. She hosts her own Craft Weekends and the wait list is crazy long. I have a friend who has been on the list for FIVE years.
Within the past year or two Meg has started renting out her Craft House on the weekends she's not hosting Craft Weekend. A local friend of mine and her group of friends rent it out in the fall and spring and she's invited me several times to go. I've always said no, because of schedule conflicts or because the girls were too little.
She asked me to go again and this time I said yes. I, admittedly, was a nervous wreck! I only knew a couple of people out of the whole group. But as I was waiting in the parking lot to carpool I looked up and saw a huge rainbow! It felt like a boost of confidence straight from God.
Everyone was so incredibly nice and fun and easy to be with! We spent the weekend visiting the awesome thrift and antique stores in Newton, Kansas. We also ate good food, watched movies, and crafted!
This was my first time to sit at a long table full of makers. Some were sewing, some were painting. It was wonderful! I did a few paintings while I was there, read a book, took a ton of photographs, made a weaving, a banner, and a wooden sign.
Take a peek at how dreamy the Craft House was!
My friend Cheryl even came from Missouri! We met through our blogs several years ago and have always kept in touch. It was a delight to have her there! She makes these gorgeous bookmarks, as well as key holders, bracelets, signs, and more! I'm going to post her shop soon in a Christmas gift guide.
This was my little dreamy seat.
One of the top highlights from the weekend for me was visiting The Mill in Marion, Kansas. You guys, this was heaven on earth. I have never seen so many antiques and good junk in one place in my life. Ever. It was amazing.
Outside of the Mill were rows and rows of everything you could imagine. Someone was burning leaves and it smelled like fall when I walked around here. The sun was shining and a train went by! Just such a brilliant place.
Those are train tracks you see behind the building!
I want this building by the way. Can you even imagine how many fun events I could host in a building like that?!?! ;)
This is the owner of the Mill. He was real nice and showed us around some. He called me "Picture Girl" and wanted me to make sure and photograph these neat crates for my blog.
That "Slow" sign came home with me!
This was another place we went called Bearely Makin' It Antiques.
Another little painting I did! I love this one. It feels happy to me.
My cozy sleeping spot.
I have wanted to make a weaving for a couple of years. So I bought some yarn and just did it. It looks a little funky and that's exactly why I love it!
(!!!!) Think I can talk Brett into doing this?
Nah, I didn't think so either. But seriously how fun are these stairs!
This is the beautiful sky and rainbow I saw before the trip started! I even saw a tiny rainbow on my way home too. It was hard being away from the girls and Brett for so long, I admit. Still, I am so glad I went! I told my friend I felt "seen, heard, and loved" on this trip. It was just such a fun group of ladies.
Of course I had to make sure everyone at home was taken care of while I was gone! I went overboard stacking their clothes, leaving the fridge and freezer stocked, and writing them love notes.
It was a great weekend but there's truly no place like home!