girls reunion and craft project

The girls came to visit this weekend! I have known Lauren since preschool, Allison since 4th grade, and Kellye since 6th. The four of us have been best friends since sophomore year in high school. We all went to different colleges and have moved in different directions since then… Kellye is married, lives in SC, teaches high school band, and has a baby boy on the way. Lauren in married, lives in KY, and works with kindergartners. Allison is doing Teach for America in Indianapolis. Here I am in Georgia. Needless to say, coordinating our schedules to be all together in the same city at the same time is a challenge.

But we all made it to Atlanta this past weekend!

We talked and laughed and shopped and ate… at The Flying Biscuit, Athen’s Pizza, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and Shaw Kitchen. 🙂 I got to show them my stomping grounds and go some new places myself. Mostly, we were just together, and that’s what matters.

Here we are together outside Mary Mac’s Tea Room, I think the favorite of the weekend. Soon I will attempt to make tomato pie like theirs. If successful, it will surely be on the blog.

Allison, Kellye, Lauren, and me (L to R)

Saturday night, (Kellye was sadly already gone) we made a yummy salad after going to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market, turned on the UK Final Four game, and worked on my craft for the wall above my bed. The project was a team effort. I couldn’t have done it without the creative vision and fabric-cutting help of Lauren and Allison!

Snipping some fabric.
Up close. You can see the antique card with the bird on it and the old keys, which I found at Kudzu Antique Market. Everything else I had at the house. I used the same fabric here as I used on the mirror frames.
Finished product on the walls. Mod Podge is my favorite!

In context.

Cost of this project: $2.99 for each mirror and $5.99 for the center frame. $3.00 at the antique store for the postcard and the keys… Thats a total of $15, since I had everything else at home. Yay! The quote on the collage reads:

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

-Kahlil Gibran

The quote on the back of the bird card is a bit less uplifting… Haha! This was a great weekend. I miss the girls already!

5 thoughts on “girls reunion and craft project

  1. I like your craft!! The only Kahlil Gibran that I know is “The Prophet,” and I looked your quote up to make sure, but that book is where it's from! Have you read it all or did you come across the quote somewhere else? It's a wonderful book/beautiful poetry. You should read it in the ample amount of free time I know you have (if you haven't already 😉 ). Glad you got to spend time with those girls!! Love you.


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