Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fork and Talk in Little Rock, AR

Hello everyone!! Have I got something to tell you!! I have just been dying to talk about this for awhile now
. I attended the most Surprised smileamazing event ever!! Who would have thought it? Anyway, last month "Craft Gossip" put out a call for Little Rock, AR bloggers or those who could drive to Little Rock for a Fork and Talk event which was going to be sponsored by EK Success Brands. Well let me tell you, IT WAS AWESOME! I submitted an application and received an invitation from the Design Team from Little Rock.
We all met up at Trio's Restaurant in Little Rock:

It was a perfect day with lots of sunshine!
 
Once all of the introductions were finished, the Fun began! We started with lunch:

We had a wonderful selection of dishes to try on our menu. I was very impressed with my selection which was Quiche Lorraine and salad. Ummm, yummy.
There were 20 crafty bloggers who met at the “Fork and Talk”. I met a lot of women, who I'm hoping will become great friends. The creativity in the room was electrifying! All of the people at the luncheon had some sort of craft/art that they participated in everyday.

Can you guess how many buttons and bobs are in this jar? We played a few games of which this was one and I guessed the closest. Woo Hoo! I got to keep the jar with the stuff inside.
Working as a group, each group decorated a Dollar Store hat with stuff that was provided to us. The group I was in picked a Mardi Gras theme and our hat won! Another gift!

This is a picture of our winning hat and also our model, Scarlett. She is also the quilting guru for Craft Gossip, She is a very talented and friendly lady and I'm very glad that I was able to make her acquaintance. The four Craft Gossip Editors who planned, executed and attended this wonderful event were, Anne Weaver (Sewing Editor), Denise Felton (Needlework Editor), Stacie Hooder (Jewelry Making Editor), and Scarlett Burroughs (Quilting Editor). There were bloggers from all over and since I had traveled one of the longest distances I received……. you guessed it, another gift!
Here are some photos from  this magnificent event:
Craft Gossip Fork and Talk participants
When everything wound down and the wonderful day was about over, we received all of these FANTASTIC THINGS TO TAKE HOME WITH US! THANK YOU EK SUCCESS BRANDS!!
There were really too many things here for me to even list! Now do you know what I mean by an awesome get together? EK Success was soooo generous toward us all. Oh and would you believe there was one thing I didn’t get? LOL Yep EK Success carries a Gourd Edger Punch, which when I saw it I had to have. Can’t wait until it comes in the mail! We did receive three of their border punches and one is a Vampire batSpider Punch, EEEEEK! It will come in handy for Halloween though.

Here's a list of the wonderful bloggers who were at the Fork and Talk this past Saturday. Please take a little time to check out their blogs and see what they do:

1. Bella Kates | Jennifer
2. Hello Ladies | Mandy
3. Bottle Tree | Angela- Little Rock, AR
4. Candice Windham Designs | Candice Windham
6. Idyll Hands | Erin
7. Junque Rethunque | Laurie
8. Karma per diem | Lisa
10. Mel's Designs | Melony
12. Moxie Mae | Angela- Fort Smith, AR
13. Moxie Mae | Geri
16. Roses and Robins | Debbie
17. Roses and Robins | Kimberly
18. Ramona's handwork | Ramona
19. UnRuffled | Suzanne
20. Pork Chop Tuesday | Peggy

I really had a wonderful time and I'm in hopes that I get invited back to the next Fork and Talk!

Barbara

6 comments:

Barbara Bradford said...

I thought of you this evening when I was walking through my garden and saw all the gourds hanging from the arches.

How cool on your get-together. It sounds like tons of fun. I can't wait to see what this gourd border punch is? Looks like a great list of blogs to explore. Thank you.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Looks like soooo much fun. So happy you had a great time and met so many great ladies:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Eileen Bergen said...

How fabulous, Barbara!

Thanks for sharing so we could enjoy it vicariously.

How may gifts did you win? I lost count. Congratulations!

Cherie said...

I saw this on the Craft Gossip site and didn't realize you were. How cool.

Cyndi L said...

Ohmygosh! What a fantastic time you must have had. Looks like so much fun...I think I'm jealous ;-)

Suzy said...

It was SO SO SO great to meet you. I absolutely love what you do, it is so inspiring!! Hope to meet up again some day!