Hi, sweet friends!
The Penmaker and I got back home last evening, safe and happy. I mean that sincerely, as we were listening to the radio on our way, and praying for the dear folk in Oklahoma. My heart goes out to those who no longer have a home to go back to, or worse, their loved ones. We are so very blessed in that everything was as we left it when we pulled into the driveway.
The penturners gathering
was much more than I anticipated. It was great fun, along with being a marvelous learning experience for us. In some ways, it was reminiscent of the Civil War seminars where I sold my books, when I had my business... only pens.
See that big smile!
I had one too, because as we pulled into the parking area, I noticed a Michaels two doors down.
Here are a few pictures of us someone took when I was unaware.
It's funny, but
I always thought I smiled a lot. I can see now, I really need to improve on that skill.
Our second day
consisted of classes and of course, shopped for more pen supplies.
I think men love
shopping for their supplies as much as we women do.
All in all, a very
pleasant experience, very worthwhile, and I will certainly go again when the Penmaker plans another trip.
We took that side
trip to Fredericksburg, and visited Scrapdoodles again. Unfortunately, I had bought so much the first time there, I didn't find anything else new I wanted, so I just restocked the papers and eyelets I had used last week. I had I fun time talking with the two ladies that were working that day, and got to show them some of my projects that I had taken along. I LOVE that store... wish it was closer.
We also swung
by Surplus City (see posts here, here and here). It was two years ago that we had visited that store and I really was anxious to return for more lace. This is what I bought along with the papers from Scrapdoodles...
I know there are
a lot of photos here, but I feel very animated and gabby today (probably from the amount of coffee we consumed the last few days).
I'm glad to be back
in my studio today to create and I'm so very happy to have you to talk with... I love you guys! You're the best... can't wait to visit you and see what you've been up to!
Thanks for stopping by!