You don’t have to travel too far…

Posted at Nov 14, 2010 7:16 pm

to meet some incredible women!  and have some really good chats!  and eat some really yummy desserts! 🙂

Last weekend, Jennifer Davis and I were thrilled to speak about Beaded Hope to the Women of Faith (and their friends) at the First UCC in Sugarcreek, Ohio, about 3 1/2 hours from home.  What a warm and welcoming group of ladies — and so caring too!  Not only did we get to enjoy their company on Friday night, but also on Saturday at their “For Your Pleasure” shopping event. The entire weekend (which also included a booksigning at the Gospel Shop, a stay at the gorgeous all-decorated-for-Christmas Carlisle Inn, and some to-die-for french toast) was arranged by Pat Edgar and her friends who joined in to make our 2-day stay very special.  By late Saturday afternoon, only 26 hrs or so since we’d arrived, we found it really hard to load up the car and leave Sugarcreek.  Everyone made up feel so at home there!

Several days later — Tuesday, to be exact — Jennifer and I visited the Loveland Women’s Club. Who knew there was such a group of ladies right in our midst doing fundraising for so many causes while having some fun themselves!?  Again, we got to share the story of Beaded  Hope and the women were all so precious with their comments, thanking us for being there when it should’ve been us thanking them!  It was so much fun talking to everyone too while they did a little Christmas shopping.  I felt like one of Santa’s helpers, wrapping up beaded bracelets and necklaces and books too!

And then Friday, it was off to Kentucky for a writing retreat with two of my critique buddies, Heather Webber and Tonya Kappes! We didn’t get as much work done as planned — too much chatting and too much stopping for snacks!  Not only that, Jane Porter was in Frankfort for a booksigning and Tonya invited her to stay with us.  So we got to visit with her as well — and have dinner (and three layer chocolate cake) with a fabulous group of her reader friends too.

Nope, you don’t have to go too far to meet some very special women!   Or to tip the scale once you come home again.  🙂

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