I thought they cheated and used some wood but I heard the chef telling how he made it look like wood grain. It really is all gingerbread. Wow.
There is always a train running around the bottom of the Christmas tree. The whole place is done up for Christmas and there is Christmas music playing all the time.
I must be getting very old because I found the Christmas music annoying. There is a man who stands outside the main door and greets each person as he or she goes in. That poor man has to listen to that music all the time.
I wanted to show you photos of the boutique. There were about four very long tables with things for sale.
My friend and I were trying to resist buying another one of Giulia's half dolls. I have the pattern for Monica and there was the Monica doll right there. But it was expensive. On Saturday, I caved in and bought it. Then my friend did too. I ended up going to the boutique three times. I heard of a lady spending quite a lot of money.
So we had the second day of main classes. In Behold Thy Beauty, Jackie gave us a doodle cloth to try a new stitch. First we tried it larger than it really is and then we tried it actual size. This was a good way to learn this stitch. I worked hard on my scissors fob.
Then in Tuscan Shades of Marble, Giulia went through all the finishing. I was ready for a stiff drink at the end of the day. I know someone who skipped out and had a nap instead.
My friends and I decided to eat in the main restaurant off the lobby. The food was good. The time is going too fast, tomorrow is our last day.