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May 02, 2011



Too much fun & what awesome pictures. I am looking at mine now. You are one amazing hostess & friend. Can't wait for the next one!

Saucy Chick Sherry

The photos tell it all...the creativity, the fun, the laughter and smiles, bonding friendships. Who could ask for more...

Anne Lorys-Fiona & Twig

These pictures are just wonderful, Karla!
You really outdid yourself, well done!



Looks like you had a wonderful time! xoxo

French Curiosit├ęs

That looks like so much fun! I am dying to have a weekend with the girls like that.

Vicki Cotnoir

Looks like a grand event!

Mitzi Curi

Karla, you must be absolutely exhausted! Thanks for getting these beautiful images posted so quickly for us curious folks that couldn't attend. I'm sure there will be more to come.....


Karla, looks like a wonderful time and that you are definitely a great hostess! And your craft room is to die for beautiful!
happy tuedays!


*sniff* Why can't I live close to you? I love my friends, but not one of them is artistic, so I can't do get-togethers like this. I need new friends! haha!


lisa orme

You were a wonderful and gracious host! Great friends, food, projects and beautiful surroundings. The best event! Thank you Karla!


Karla, I just can't express just how much this weekend did for me!! Just the chance to be with so many kindred spirits and rekindle my creative spirit. I just love "my" people!! It was all so wonderful, your beautiful home and studio, the food, the classes, all of which I just loved and everything will be proudly displayed. Thank you so very much for the work and sacrifice you put into all of this for some of us you did not even know. Your generous spirit is an inspiration to us all. It was a huge blessing to participate. Hope you grandbaby is doing better and will heal quickly. Sugarwings was precious and so sweet. You are a wonderful grandmother to your little ones.


Looks like you girlies had a fabulous time together!! Wish I lived close so I could come over to play, too!!!


Oh it looks like a wonderful time!! Wish I could have been there!!
I LOVE the photo of you girls laughing in the previous post. That's one of the best parts of these events!


I'm just looking at my photos for the first time this morning, and loved seeing yours! I just can't say enough about how much I loved being at your place, and meeting all those wonderful women, and enjoying your hospitality, and learning new ways to make beautiful things! Keep us posted on Clover's healing. xoxo


Looks like a lovely and FUN weekend! :) What beautiful photos...love seeing all the joy!
Seriously?...even the paper towels at Karla's Cottage are decorated? :) Boy am I slackin' around here! Love them. You make everything beautiful with a wave of your fairy wand!

How is Clover doing this morning?


Oh Karla
Looks like you gals had a fantastic time. So so creative. So much love.
Can't wait to meet you in person in Oct.
Love Claudie


It is a DREAM of mine to come one day. And I believe dreams can come TRUE!! Until then, thank you for sharing in your wonderful time!
How is Clover doing??

Cami @ Creating Myself

I ended the tribute post I did on you last year with ..."some day I'm taking Karla up on her invitation to visit w/ her & have some tea".

Well, my some day came & it was even more than I dreamed of! You are the quintessential hostess Karla. You created a beautiful, relaxed, fun ambience for us to craft & mingle in ... I will ALWAYS treasure the memories of Birdsong & my time spent in your lovely home!

When are we doing it again? ;)


How wonderful, Karla! I'm so glad it all went well -- looks like such fun!


Lynn and I are dying to go to another one of your events! Please, please-I hope it is sooner than later! Looks like you had a hoot!

Jennifer Hayslip

I've been waiting for this post! I called Sherry today to ask her ALL about it! She told me she had the best time! Love the projects! Looks like everyone had a terrific time. There is nothing more special than an intimate gathering of guest and friends at your home. Which looks like a dollhouse btw... Sherry told me her mouth dropped when she laid eyes on your studio. hee! hee! XOXO,Jenn

Dawn @ The Feathered Nest

Thanks so much for sharing so many photos sweet Karla, I know I SO should have been there :) Looks like the girls had so much fun!!! I'm not surprised one little bit that the event was a smashing success dear friend ~ and I'm so glad your granddaughter is feeling better and on the mend :) hugs and love, Dawn


I am so glad your Birdsong weekend was a success! And I'm also glad to hear that you'll be doing it again?!?!?!!!

Jenny Sellars

AAAAAAAAAA!!! Debra C has a booth at my shop! I had NO IDEA she was coming to your event! I am off to call her and hear all about it!

Stephanie O.

Have spent all day re-hashing the wonderful weekend. Still cannot believe that I was actually inside YOUR workshop creating!! After following your blog for years, to actually have that opportunity was unbelievable. And, to witness what a gift you have for hospitality was inspiring. You made each of us feel like such a special guest in your home....Thank you so much, Karla.


It looks like it was a beautiful intimate event! Wish I could have come! Next time okay?


From the photos and the comments..."a good time was had by all"...sure wish I could have been there!
I enjoyed seeing the photos and the bird treasures.

Susan Reaney

And now...you have me crying, Karla. This is the one I wanted to go to sooo badly. I hear you are going to do more and that makes my heart SING! I see so many women I know and love and admire...from Silver Bella and Blogland. It looks like you put together a weekend with fun and creativity and comfort...and the best of what we have to offer each other as "crafty" women.
Big hugs and admiration,

Sheila R

I am sooo glad to hear that you will be doing more!! Hopefully the next one I can be there!

Looks like you all had a wonderful time!


I knew it would be awesome! Thanks for sharing a peek at all the fun and fabulous! Have a great afternoon.


Looks like everyone had a fabulous time! I hope to come up if you have another event!
I have a similar floral tole chandelier waiting to be hung in my craft room. I bought it from a tiny TX town's floral shop that was moving from the town's original movie theater into a new space. I have a matching pair that is just waiting for my husband to get to.

Grace P

Aww what gorgeous pictures! It looks like a fabulous event and fabulous friendships made. Thank you for sharing all the fun we missed...Oh and watch out for that Cami...(whahaha) she is wonderful isn't she? Hopefully she does not read all your comments. Would not want it to go to her head you know! lol Congrats on a great event. Grace xoox

Thespoena McLaughlin

I would so love to come to your next gathering. That would be so much fun, and Kansas is doable for me, anywhere I can drive. Thing that gets me is all these great places to meet in Cali and up north but not much close enough for me to afford. Hope I catch the news next time you have one of your gatherings. I've always admired your cottage and have always wanted to visit. Plus if you are looking for an extra teacher I would love pitch in. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures, hope everyone is feeling well and having a great week! Hugs!

gypsy rose

Oh! I wish I had been there! Everything looks just perfect! And everyone looks perfectly contented and at home. As they should. They had a perfect southern hostess for such a grand event!

Heather - Speckled Egg

It looks AMAZING! You did such a wonderful job with every little detail!

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