Sunday, March 25, 2007

What a great weekend....







Friday around one I headed across the Everglades bound for the Stamping Memories store (www.stampingmemories.com). Thanks to Map Quest I managed to make the trip with nary a wrong turn! Josie's shop is a wonderful place, filled with the coolest stamps (both acrylic and rubber), inks, alterable items, great papers, rub-ons and stickers. It inspires one to scrap, to create! And I love the pink walls! She carries some of the latest and greatest and had just received a big shipment of goodies when I arrived. My Smoochie Girl, Reggie, arrived around 5 with her fun daughter and next came Lauri and her wonderful mom, Loretta. MOre of Josie's regulars and another Hilltop gal, Cathy, filled the crop. I did a make n take and we had such fun cropping until midnight.

Lauri had kindly offered to put me up for the night and she, her mom and I sat out on her lovely patio talking until around one-thirty. These are two very special women! Many thanks to you both for making me feel so at home and part of the family!

Sat. morning brought the Tower Class and we painted, papered and added tons of goodies to the front of the little drawers. We used Diamond Glaze to the flowers cut from one sheet of the paper to add dimension and to make the flower petals curl on the top of the tower.

We grabbed a quick lunch at the deli next door and back we went for the Coaster Class. Lo and behold! There was my old friend Susan from the old CK days who had heard I was teaching on 'her' coast and came to take my class. She is moving soon to Mass. Safe travels my friend!

I made it home in under two hours. At one point I looked down at my speedometer and, in the slow lane, mind you, I was doing 92...and that was keeping up with the traffic in my lane. Needless to say, I slowed myself down a bit.

As much fun as I had seeing old friends, meeting new ones and doing what I so love to do, teaching scrap booking to wonderful gals, as Dorothy so aptly put it, "There's no place like home"!

7 comments:

Pam in Moncton said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I was thinking "92, that's pretty slow" but then I remembered "miles/hour not kilometers". Well if that's what the traffic was doing you kind of had to go along didn't you?
Pam

madelineas said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend..glad you got home safely.

Michele L from Tampa said...

Lookd like a fun clas, and sounds like you had fun, and without us. Atleast there was still Hilltop there lol.

Anne said...

So glad you had such a good weekend, the pictures sure reflect that! Looks like a fun place, too, which is awesome. Glad to have you home, will try to ping you later!
xoxo

Cindy said...

What a fun weekend and what a pretty work room you all had. That is one pretty shade of pink. Love it.

Ruth said...

Little envious, sounds wonderful.
Ruth

Eljay said...

wow that was fun! seeing familiar people and meeting new ones. wow I didn't realize you had a lead foot! I knew I loved you for more than the smooches!
Linda