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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cassie & Gail Making Mosaic Flower Pots

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My friend Gail had her big 6-0 Birthday on March 14th. Her gift from me was a flowerpot mosaic class at D & D Tile* in Central Phoenix. I made the arrangements for us to get together to make our pots for today. We started at 1045am and had completed all but the grouting by 115pm. Yvonne from the tile showroom gave us instructions on how to use the tools and she checked up on us to make sure we were doing okay. Usually when Gail and I get together we go out to eat and sit and talk around food for 3 hours. This time we were using our hands for something other than feeding our faces and the end results were very satisfying too! We'll get together in a few weeks (after Passover & Easter) and have a grouting party to finish up our pots. Yvonne said this should only take about an hour. I'll post a picture of our finished pots then. I bet you can hardly wait! Hope you all are having a good day.
Blessings on your heads! love, Cassie
*Some of you have commented on the porcelain tile in our condo. D & D Tile is who laid that for us. I've done a couple small mosaic projects with them since then.

13 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Nice work! Since I prefer strong colors, I like yours the best! (but don't tell Gail)

John Poole said...

Very nice! And that sounds like a really good way to celebrate your friends birthday. I agree..much better than sitting around in a restaurant.

Interestingly, there's some one near here who makes lighthouses out of different shaped flower pots (big pot on the bottom, medium in between, and small one on top).

I've seen some of them tiled like yours, and some with tea candle holders on top for the light.

Anyway, good luck with the grouting, and can't wait to see more photos when you're done!

- John

Shellmo said...

What a fun way to spend the day w/ a friend!! Can't wait to see how your pots turn out!
P.S. I love driving my kitty crazy w/ that wound up rabbit you got him - it's hilarious!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How neat, Cassie... I'm sure your friend Gail LOVED your day together. Like you said, you were using your hands for something OTHER than to feed your face!!! ha... What a wonderful idea.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rosemarie said...

That's really cool - I would do something like that! Glad you had a fun time celebrating your friend's birthday. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Those are so pretty! Your potted plants will look even prettier in these!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful gift you have given...time and friendship!!!
The pots already look beautiful.

Jen said...

Greetings from KY--missing you already. :)

Great gift idea!! Looks like fun and I do want to see the finished product.

Jen said...

BTW--GREAT PICTURE COLLAGE! :D

Daisy said...

Sounds like a fun day! I'll look forward to seeing the finished work.

Blessings on your head as well, dear lady. :D

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

you are always busy....like me!!!
I hve posted some photos on my blog for you
johnx

Karen said...

Those are soooo cool! It's amazing all the different things we can do with flower pots other than the obvious! Can't wait to see the finished project.

Mildred said...

GREAT PHOTO COLLAGE. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY WITH A FRIEND. THE POT WILL ALWAYS HAVE SUCH SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR YOU BOTH!