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

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm still trying to catch up from the week I lost while working at the Festival of Trees. Usually I try to get a lot of the December things done in November so I'm not behind, but this year it didn't happen that way. Festival of Trees was wonderful, as usual. There were beautiful trees, delightful entertainment, good food, cute gingerbread and fun activities for the kids.
The first day I was there I left my camera at home. The second day I took two pictures and the battery died. I sent the camera with daughter #1 and she took a couple of pictures on Saturday. FOT is held in a gigantic convention center in Sandy, Utah. There are aisles and aisles of trees that are auctioned off during the first night's festivities.

They also auction smaller trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, handmade craft items, and new this year, quilts.

There is also a Sweet Shoppe featuring baked goods, a Boutique that sells handmade craft items, a Kids Korner where kids can do crafts and games, a scone and cinnamon roll booth, and a Gingerbread Lane full of gingerbread houses and such. It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a lot of money was raised for Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I wish I lived close enough to attend. Everything looks wonderful.

Nicole said...

I don't ever remember there being quilts. Now I really want to go sometime. Live is crazy, especially this time of year, I totally understand!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

So worth it getting behing over something as wonderful and inspiring as the Festival of trees. That's a worthy tradition Mimi, keep it up!

Lorilee said...

Wow, it looks like there is much to see and do. Sure makes me wish I lived close enough to visit in person. Thanks for the virtual tour.

Julie Harward said...

I really miss going to it..our group "One Voice" sang at it all the time! So fun~Come say hi :D

Alison said...

Hooray for money raised for Primary Children's Medical Center!!!!! So fun! I wanted to get out there this year, but didn't manage to pull it off. Looks so pretty!

Did you have a favorite tree???

Gayle said...

Wow Sue! That's really generous of you to volunteer for the entire week! Bravo! I didn't make it for the first time in years, and a friend (who also volunteers) told me about the special quilt section - wish I'd gone for sure! Do you know of anyone else who might be sharing pictures of them on their blog?

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Mimi, the pictures are great. I'm excited about the quilts now. I am going to add that to my project for this next year. I'll do it with angles on it, I think I'll do it 50 by 50, just big enough to curl up with. Then I'll do a vintage tree with angles. And if I volunteer at the primary childrens hospital I should realy beable to get into my daughters story that I want to write.

I think you are so awesome to be helping. You didn't tell me how you started doing that. Next time!

Have a good week-end.

Angie said...

That looks like it would be so much fun to go to and so great that it's for a good cause!

mimi said...

Oh my goodness the Festival of Trees looks wonderful and to benefit such a great cause!! I too with I lived closer to be able to attend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. Hope you are enjoying this amazing season!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Mimi-This looks like it was so much fun. The trees are beautiful and from the peek we can see of the quilts, they are amazing also. I think everyone's behind this year...this is the week when we take a step back and decide what is truly necessary to get accomplised and what can wait till nexy year! Let every heart prepare him room....a good quote for today!

Anne Fannie said...

Boy I wish I lived close by so I could attend this! I wonder if any of my kids attended, I have never heard of this before!
What a fun and great place to work at especially for the Children's Hospital!
Hugs, Ann