an afternoon with friends


I wish there were words to describe how magical Monday was...

If I could have planned the perfect get together, Monday would have been it.  It was one of those days that you know is wonderful as it's happening but still manages to grow sweeter upon reflection.

This particular combination of ladies was the perfect blend of tender conversation, shared secrets and hilarious laughter.  The funny thing is that I have only know these women a matter of months and they have touched my life forever.

I was such a bad blogger and was so busy enjoying the moment that I didn't remember to capture it in photos.

Lucky for me there are smart phones and instagram!

I borrowed (snap-shot...thanks Pam for showing me how to steal pictures, lol) most of these pictures from the ladies that attended.  It was so bizarre to hear them say that my home and our get together was pinterest worthy. 

Like I said, just a wonderful day all the way around.

I planned this "Artful Afternoon" for months and to see how it blessed these women (who ministered to me at our women's retreat at a time of intense vulnerability for me) was so gratifying.

Stacey, Karen, Pam, Jackie and Melissa...thank you for the opportunity to wash your feet and serve you.  The day was such a blessing to me.

xo, Patty


  1. wow, that sounds beautiful and the pictures are lovely.

  2. Yes you are pin worthy. Love the project.....I can't see enough of these and I have even made some. Your friends and your home are sweet.

  3. How wonderful Patty! I love it when I have those kinds of experiences. Which is exactly how I felt when we all got together last year before Christmas. Such a beautiful time!!!
    xo Kris

  4. Patty I am so glad for you. You are one of the warmest people I know so of course other good women are going to be drawn to you. You are lovely to be around.

  5. Patty,

    What delightful pictures! I am so glad you had a wonderful time and that is was a blessing. Times with friends are so precious and the memories last a lifetime.

    Your project looks like so much fun!

    Thanks for sharing with made me smile.


  6. You truly did wash our feet, and provided refreshment to the depths of our creative souls, our need for sisterhood, and the sweet basic needs of the tummy and the tongue. Need I say Yum? Warmest Hugs and Love, my Friend. Thank you!

  7. Oh, Patty, what an awesome day and time for you and the girls!! :D Love times like that with other ladies and the spiritual nourishment it brings!! Definitely needed in a woman's life! :)

    Have a wonderful day!! xoxo Carolyn

  8. awww, looks like a fun time together. such fun!! ( :

  9. Nothing is better than creating with friends and creating memories together! ~Amy

  10. can you please tell me hoe you created that Christmas ornament?

  11. Looks like a wonderful day, spent with special friends :)

    Enjoy this wonderful Christmas season.

    Warm wishes...

  12. There's something really special about a gal's day out, especially with new friends. Looks like a lovely time.

  13. Patty,
    I, too, forget to take photos once the guests (friends) arrive!!!
    Then, I think of Jesus Mother, Mary. . .and Mary pondered all these thing in her heart!!!
    Of course, that was before digital cameras, smart phones and the like, right???

  14. Looks like you girls had a truly enjoyable day. What could be more fun than getting together with friends, sharing good times and secrets, being creative and being creative to boot! Glad to hear that it was such a blessed event.

  15. It looks amazing Patty! What a wonderful day for you and them! The memories will cherished for a long time I'm sure!

  16. Christmas get together with friends to make those adorable crafts--what a great idea!
    Merry Christmas, Patty!


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