Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Scavenger Hunt, Oh My!

This really doesn't have much to do with Paca D'Lites Alpaca Ranch, other than that our ranch was one of the stops on the trip. This was just too cute not to pass on.

Our Lifegroup, from Chase Oaks Church in Plano, had a scavenger hunt Saturday night. The locations were written in "code". We had to figure out where these locations were, drive to the locations, and think of creative ways to take a picture of ourselves at the location. It was the guys versus the gals.

This was sooooo much fun! Much to my surprise, the ladies were absolutely fine with going through the pasture and into the alpaca stall to pick up / hug on alpacas. I really and truly thought there would be some "Ew" factor involved here from some of the women. Nope. But, take a look at the guys picture! Ha ha! Some of these guys weren't too thrilled with the prospect. Funny huh?

We had many locations to find. One of our stops was the Target Superstore in Murphy. The guys did a great job on this one. Looks like the boys are taking a quick trip around the parking lot while they are there. Yeah, I think the guys won this stop for the creative juices.

Another location we stopped at was Chick-Fil-A. These employees are the best! The guys got to get their picture taken behind the register. As you can see, a number of the employees got in on this picture. The women took over the drive-thru. Of course, we actually got drinks to help sustain us on our trip. :o)

We went to Baskin-Robbins, Deno's restaurant, Albertsons...

Lowe's Hardware store...

Murphy City Hall...

Murphy Fire Department...

24 Hour Fitness...

Murphy Baptist Church...

FireHouse Subs... Did you know there is going to be a new FireHouse Subs going in right across from 24 Hour Fitness? I didn't even know that sign was there!

Japanese restaurant that I can't even remember the name of...

We had soooo much fun doing this! A big thank you to the Schells for coordinating this event! We had a fantastic time!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Joys of friendship

I have to tell you, Thursdays are one of my favorite days. When our little group of fiber enthusiasts get together, we have a ball! We had nine women over yesterday, all working on different projects.

Iris makes the most beautiful scarves. She is always working on at least two! Today, she finished up a beautiful red scarf that everyone was oohing and ahhing over.

My mom made it for the first time, too. Yeah, mom! She is beginning to crochet a shawl that she found a pattern for in a magazine. She hasn't crocheted in awhile, so this was a great place to get started at! Anna is advanced in crochet, so she was a big help.

Edee continues to work on the most awesome lace weight yarn. She is so fun to watch as she spins different rovings up into yarn. She is an advanced spinner! She is also the comic relief to the group. She's a real hoot!

Faye joined us again. We've sure missed her! Look at this beautiful shawl she is currently working on. It is a basket weave technique for knitting. She is creating "fingers" at the bottom of each end of the shawl that she will later knit together to make it sort of like a poncho. Gorgeous!

Shitomi, Yoriko, and Tatsuko all returned with their first spinning projects on the drop spindles. We were AMAZED to see what they had done! These women are spinning like they have had three or more years worth of experience! Their yarn was consistent, thin, and just plain incredible!

Shitomi and Yoriko plied their yarns today.

Shitomi shows off her two skeins of yarn that she plied! Fantastic! Way to go, Shitomi!

How did I miss a picture of Anna? Anna crocheted today, as well. (Did I mention she makes beautiful shawls and is advanced in crochet?) Well, she also is a gardener! Look at these gorgeous flowers she brought to me! Oooh la la! I get to smell and look at these Hydrangeas each morning when I enter my kitchen. Delightful!

God continues to bless me over and over again with the most wonderful friends. What a joy friendship brings! May each of you be blessed with the love of Christ today and every day!