Monday, September 22, 2008

Williamsburg VA Squirrel

I have just returned from the Make Mine Pink Conference in Williamsburg VA. It was the most fantastic trip I have made in a long time. The speakers were awesome and we took away so much useful information for our business. The food was excellent and there was ALOT of it. Especially the chocolate. I got to visit old friends and make lots of new ones. This event is life changing and I would encourage anyone to consider this event next year.

We got in Williamsburg on Friday with a few hours to look around. We went to Colonial Williamsburg. Now keep in mind, I am from the Southwest. The Desert. The green and all of the history was mind boggeling to me. Something else we dont have in the desert are squirrels. Every time I go somewhere and I see them, I am facinated. I think they are the cutest things ever. They always seem happy and they are always running around and they look like they are having fun. Now, the people I am with find this odd. From what I understand they find squirrels kind of a pest. They really cant figure out why I chase them around with my camera to take there picture. Everytime someone sees my vacation pictures, someone always says "why did you take so many pictures of the squirrels.?" So ya all can think I am a little off, but I like this little guy!

Next are a few pictures from my display that I entered in the Business Recognition Award compition. The entries were beautiful. The compition was very stiff and the winner was Eileen of Forget me not Dreams. Her display was just so pretty and inspirational. Everyone did a great job and they were so professional. I plan on having a few posts this week, so stop back by. So until next time.......gail


Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Gail! So glad you had a fantastic time at Retreat...and I like your little furry friend too, even though we see them often even here in FL. ;0] xoxo

lisa said...


It was so lovely to meet you. Love the squirrel, he is really cute.


Craft Diva said...

you and your squirrels!!! where is the leaf???? haha! i should have known that would be your post. you are so funny! hey, it was a great weekend, roomie. can't wait to see you again in may at CL!

Susan said...

Hey, want squirrels? I got 'em...they just ate 2 of my birdfeeders...I will take pics for many you want???????

I LOVE your display - shows off your product so well.
Susan *dutchrose*

Susie said...

Hi Gail! It was wonderful getting to meet you in person. Your display was so beautiful and feminine. Loved the bears. Thanks for a wonderful show and tell with the pics. Squirrels??? They tend to scare me at times since they are so quick to squirrel around. Determined little buggers. When I see them getting acorns, I imagine them saying, "get ready, Winter is right around the corner!". Hugs
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

It seems you had so much fun at the retreat. I love your display. It's so cute!

Pei Li

cathy said...

Hey Gail girl. It was wonderful to meet you. I LOVE my bracelets. By the way, as an animal nut, I don't think you were weird at all. I used to have a squirrel come get food from my hand every day from my deck. I love squirrels.

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Gail,
I really enjoyed meeting you. Is that the squirrel that Shell was talking to??? lol When Tom and I went to Niagra Falls last year I swear there was one in the park doing tricks for the visitors that came there. Who says rodents are dumb??? Can't wait to hook up with you again. Your a great lady.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Totally cute!

M ^..^

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the squirrel we have 2 that are regular visitors in the garden, along with a family of 3 hedgehogs and now we think 2 badgers, judging by the holes under the fences and the pits in the garden. Heard them at night but not seen them yet.
Love your display.

Silena said...

Hi Gail,
So much fun to hear your stories of your trip to Retreat....wish I could have been there....maybe next year. Sounds like everyone had a great time...I love Williamsburg, too. By the way, your picture of the squirrel is really, really good. I always have a hard time photographing them because they are so squirrely (I mean they move so fast). Your display looks beautiful!!!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Hi Gail your display table was beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat. Looking forward to seeing more photos!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

lOL Gail, squirrels are considered pests here too but I love them. Ours are very well fed by the pecan trees in our yard and what they steal from the bird feeders.
It was so nice to meet you and hope to see you again at the CL event or the next Retreat...your display was beautiful!

Shell said...

Gail my friend I just loved meeting you and spending time with you. Your display was beautiful as is all your work. I love the little squirrel too.
Hugs to you sweetness,

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Gail,
It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the retreat. I wish I could have been there! Your display is very pretty, and that squirrel is so cute. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.


Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful display. It really shows off your work. I'm so glad you and all of the ladies had such a fabulous time.

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Gail,
The little guy is very cute but they can be very mean!!! Love your BRA it is so sweet, it must have been so much fun to meet everyone! Have a great week!
;o) Helene
ps. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Looks like a lovely time! Thank you for sharing the pretty pink pictures!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gail! I was so happy to hear from you today!!!

Your items are so beautiful!! I am so glad you had such a good time! Your so lucky :)

Squirrels are cute :) They are really coming out here, gathering food for the long winter ahead.