Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fabulous frame class with Riki Schumacher

My friend Charlene and I went to California to take a class with Riki Schumacher. It was a torch class and we made these cute frames. 
I love using a blow torch!
It was such a fun group! 
We all had a blast and had a great teacher. 
If you ever have a chance to take one of Riki's classes, just do it!
All of our almost finished frames!
Mine, or did you already guess that!!!
I'm not sure what Riki was doing but she was really concentrating!
Jan and Susan
Diana cleaning her frame before the final touches.
After a day of class we hit the Pasadena Flea Market, OMG! If you're ever in the area, you have to go. It was huge and the prices were great! There were two parking lots and three levels of the parking garage!! We saw maybe 20% of it!! And yes........I did find a few dolls, one even looks like Bette Davis in her "Baby Jane" role, kinda creepy even for me!
Then we went to downtown LA too look at everything! Joy was a wonderful guide, she took us everywhere! I bought more bling, and then some trim, and then a little more bling. 
No baby doll heads there. Rats!

So after going and blowing for several days I was pooped! So, when Joy, her husband Dale and Charlene wanted to go to dinner I decided to just have a snack and take a long hot soak in the tub. 
I took my dinner of crackers, cheese and grapes upstairs, had my snack and put the rest in the sink, safe from the two dogs.........I thought!
This is Joy's dog Duke, a GINORMOUS black lab. He is the sweetest dog ever. 
So I climbed in the tub and began to soak. 
Well Duke came up to visit, I left the bathroom door open. He sat and looked at me eye to eye, and them put his head in the bathtub and had a drink with me in it! Then his nose goes up in the air, sniffing, and you know what happened next.....he stood up on those long legs and ate what was left of my snack out of the sink! Well I'm in the bathtub and I didn't even have "Duke! No!", out of my mouth before he ate it all and part of the paper towel. Thank goodness her long haired weinie dog has short legs!
SO, I had a wonderful time in sunny California, staying with my sweet friend Joy and.......
I can't wait to go back, thanks for stopping by!


Riki Schumacher said...

Oh no! That's so funny that Duke got your snack! Just like a lab..okay any dog! Wish I could have done the LA shopping with you, maybe next time. Had a ball teaching the class, the group was so wonderful. You did a fabulous job Cindy!! Love your frame. Xoxo Riki

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I love how you are up for anything! Just a hop on a plane and a new adventure awaits you! Yes, would have loved to take a class with Ricki. That is now on my wish list! Those frames are just amazing... love, love, love!!!

Charlene said...

WHAT A FUN TIME WE HAD!!!!! I am ready to go again aren't you? I love that small group kinda class where you can really make something & have the teachers attention. LOVE how your frame turned out. HUGS!

Rhonda said...

I LOVE your stories and OMG lucky you, what a wonderful time you had!

I'm happy to hear someone say Pasadena Flea Market is great...all I've heard are complaints. I'm planning to go next year.

Stampindamour said...

LOVE your Queen creation!!! So adorable!!!

Is the Pasadena Flea Market the same as the RoseBowl or are they different? I'm going to California in January, don't want to miss out on an awesome flea market to hunt for vintage treasures! ;)


Sandy Navarro said...

Absolutely loved this class and you did a great job, Woman! We had such a fabulous group with one of the best teachers, Riki and a hostess with the mostest in Joy. And the flea market, let's just say, what happens at the flea market stays at the flea market! Said proudly from one hoarder to another. LOL. See ya in a couple of weeks! Hugs, S

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