Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cricut Swarm

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a Cricut Swarm (like a crop) in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were about 50 ladies who attended and it was such a fun day. Five of my
friends attended with me and that made it so very special. I met some very nice gals too.
This facility was fantastic! The room was huge and we each had half of an 8 foot wooden
table with great electrical hook ups. You would not believe the meals we had. First of all
when we arrived there was an abundance of rolls, juice and coffee. The at 11:30 they put
out a great "box" lunch consisting of a ham sandwich, chips, grapes and huge cookie. At 5:00 P.M. we were served this most delicious meal. We had a warm roll, salad with home made cream Italian dressing (we all wanted to lick our bowls clean), 2 large pieces of fried chicken, green beans and then this huge piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Everything was
yummy and we all were stuffed.
Now, don't ask me how much I got done yesterday? I think I love to talk too much. ha. I started out paper piecing 2 Minnie Mouse cards and then JoAnn loaned me her Tinkerbell cartridge, which I haven't purchased yet. So, I switched and started doing Tinkerbell. I didn't get her completed her either, because they had a card making contest and I had to stop and make a card for the contest.
Several gals were interested in how the Design Studio Software Program for the Cricut worked, so I was helping them with that. But, I learned last year that I don't go to the Swarms to accomplish much, but more to enjoy making new friends and gabbing.
Colleen and Vickie drove up from a couple hours south of me and spent the night with Jon and I.
This way they didn't have to get up before the crack of dawn to get up here. We enjoyed having them so very much and it made for a great time starting Friday night.


Darlene said...

WOW ... sounds like a GREAT time! I'm so glad you were able to attend and enjoy! Looking forward to our own litle gathering in July!!

Teresa said...

Sounds like a LOT of fun!

I am the same way as you when I get home from a cropping weekend- I have nowhere NEAR what I expceted to do done, but I always have a great time!

Velta said...

Oh Joan ~ I am so glad that you had such a good time! Wish I coulda been there with you :)

Mary said...

Well it certainly sounds as though you and your friends had a great time. The building is beautiful. Like you, I tend to gab a lot when I am at crops and I do not get very much done. But I always have a good time because I meet such wonderful women. I have never been to a swarm. I'm sure I would talk way too much there too. I'm so glad that you had such a good time.


Janine said...

WOW Joan the food sounds fabulous!!

evette k. said...

Now that is a place I sure would love to go to Joan. Electric outlets, 1/2 an 8 ft. table..holy cow. Nice layout for sure. And I know how it is to talk and not get much done. I do that at our crop day each month at our firehouse in town. LOL, but is so much fun anyway. So glad u were able to have your friends with you and that you had a fabulous time. Keep us posted where u go next. Love your stuff Joan. ekc