Thursday, June 17, 2010
Our Yahoo group trip was just as wonderful as I knew it would be. When we first arrived we lunched then shopped at Heirlooms in Valley Junction and then went to the motel. We got settled and then had a gabfest that lasted til about midnight with a break for dinner at the Machine Shed. When I say break, that does not mean a break in gabbing, just in location! The next day, Lynette, Harriet and I always start by a 30 minute walk and then we can begin our adventure for that day. The first day we went to Archivers when they opened and stayed all day until closing time. We did some stamp exchanges, some tutorials, of course lots of talking, eating and shopping! Annie, who could not be with us sent an amazing package of card parts for us to make into cards. Thanks Annie! And Char could not come either so she sent Flat Char so she could participate! You will see her in the picture of Taylor, Taylor's mom Linda, and me. On Tuesday, we went to Taylor's house - yes, that Taylor of Taylored Expressions! www.tayloredexpressions.com. Are we lucky or what??? Harriet had arranged this for us and I was so excited as I have purchased from her and love her things. I also read her blog daily and have for a long time so I felt like I knew her a little bit. When we arrived, we each made a card that she had set out parts for, (see the card above) then she showed us how she used some stencils and then we shopped and shopped and shopped! It was so fun to see how her business works and to meet her very young mother, Linda and Taylor's fabulous husband, Jon. Linda helped wherever she could and Jon checked us out and added up our totals. To top it all off, Taylor had a cupcake for each of us along with lemonade and a goodie bag. She is just the sweetest lady! We then all went as a group to lunch for our farewell and then some shopped a little more at Michaels. All good things have to come to an end and now we have wonderful memories and we are looking forward to next year when we get to do it all again.
Until next time... Happy Trails to you.....