The first thing I did when I got to Rochester, NY today was visit the Eastman House, where in addition to touring the beautiful house and museum, I got to see the 14th annual gingerbread house auction. The 67 gingerbread houses were made by amateur and professional bakers - and I was amazed by the creativity.
This Bed and Breakfast is perfect in every detail - and I love the realistic snow on the roof.
Here's the Geva Theater Center. The gingerbread is smooth and no cracks in these big pieces - mine is never this flat!
Because I was a Girl Scout and a Girl Scout leader, I especially liked the ones made by Girl Scout troops. This one is called "Girl Scout Peace Village". You can tell the girls had a great time decorating the little cabins!
This blue beauty was made by a Brownie troop. The blue pond has a mirror for the water - but you can barely see it under all of the blue sugar!
Not all of the entries were houses - here is the inside of a bedroom with every detail in place! (click on it to see the quilts on the beds!)
These monkeys live in a "Monkey Condo". I wanted to taste that chocolate frosting!
Here's the Rochester skyline made out of gingerbread. I didn't see much of the real skyline because it's rainy and foggy today - good thing I got to see it here!
Back in Elk River, this is the only gingerbread we've gotten done this year - for some reason we've already been in the mood to work on Christmas puzzles. Maybe after Thanksgiving we'll bake some gingerbread houses!
Tomorrow I'll be giving a Lecture for Sew on Sew Forth in Rochester, and then on Saturday I'll do another lecture in Buffalo. I hope to see some of you blog hoppers there!
Today is Linda's special day to share a great project with you - and we've saved the best for last - her project was definitely worth waiting for!!
It's our final day of the Cross Country Christmas blog hop and the last day to get a comment on each designer's blog - remember that if you comment all 12 designers you're eligible for one of the three grand prizes! The winners will be announced on Tuesday - so you have the whole weekend to catch up on all the projects and stories and leave comments on all 12 blogs!