Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


The women's organization in our church meets every so often to have an "Enrichment" night. Last night was the first of 2009. Sometimes we have speakers that teach us first aide and CPR, or how to make a 72 hour kit for emergencies. Sometimes they teach us about breast cancer or what's new in children's literature. Sometimes we have a craft night. I like to call craft night "group therapy".
We had some refreshments.

We made pincushions from felted wool.

This is the one I made.

We made Valentines cards and tags.

There was a candy making demonstration. This is rocky road fudge. Delicious.

We covered these little boxes to put the yummy candy in. There was layered mints, coconut creme, and peanut butter filled chocolate, and of course the fudge.

We made some fun things and chatted. We laughed and got to know each other a little better. We truly were enriched.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Sue, what a wonderful Enrichment Night you had! Your Enrichment Leader put a lot of love and time in preparing this one! I will share this with my RS Presidency that I am serving with. Great post!


mercyottis said...

OK, I so wanted to come to that! Couldn't you post some instructions and recipes?????Ours is tomorrow. I always look forward to going no matter what they are doing, but my favorite would have to be the "group therapy" kind of nights:-)♥Lewaina

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That rocky road fudge looks irresistible. Any chance you have the recipe handy?

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Mimi Sue,
Just love your pin cushion,I like the word Enrichment night, it seems like you all had fun.
Our women have named our monthly meeting as the Queen Bees

GRAMS said...

Oh look how much fun you had. We're having a program this time so no fun crafts. I'm jealous. Janis

Aubrey said...

I'm so jealous! WE never did anythingthat fun when I was in the ward. It was always service service service stuff--which is good, just not therapeutic when you do it over and over and OVER. I WANT one of those pincushions BAD (was it difficult to make?)and I would like to know the trick to making those boxes look so professional (for my orange fudge) and all that food looked divine. Was that all Tiff's doing?

Sue said...

What fun...I loved the pin cushion you made...so cute. ANd how nice is it to spend a fun night with the girls.

Remodeling Guy said...

Wow...you got both my wife and I's attention with that post! She was impressed with the cupcake pin cushion, and I was checking out the rocky road creation!

Thanks for your comment on my guest post at Nesting Place!

Remodeling Guy

Alison said...

I MUST have one of those pin cushions!!!!!!!!! Were they easy to make? How might one, oh, say, clear out here in Cali, get my hands on the pattern instructions?????

Anonymous said...

That looks like SOOOO much fun, fellowship AND enrichment!! You guys packed a whole lot of projects into one evening! Every thing was darling---or yummy looking! I'll bet you guys had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing. Dana

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow! I loved everything!!! I'm so glad you took pix for us to see.

I ordered the Grungeboard from the Internet, but I've seen it at two different specialty Scrapbook Stores here. I was just too lazy to drive all the way over. I don't think they sell it at Michael's.

And I loved learning that your daughter served a Sign Language Mission. My oldest son was son into Sign Language at one point, that I thought maybe he would too. But he ended up serving in the Micronesia/Guam Mission.

Have a great Thursday! : )

Clare said...

That fudge looks so scrummy!!

beth at aunties said...

It looks like it was well planned with alot of love and the sisters well rewarded. Your pincusion turned out darling! The food looked yummy. I really enjoy enrichment nights and look forward to them:)
The fudge recipe and the layered mints recipe would be so appreciated! Is it possible for you to share them?

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a fun church!

Annie said...

Alison and I had so much fun making the pin cushions. Thanks for the instructions...

What a fun enrichment night! I'm taking notes!

Janiece said...

Oh my stars...I LOVE IT!

Donna said...

Hi Mimi Sue,
It looks like you had a lovely, enriching time with your friends. Such cute crafts and that fudge looks so good!


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