Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Downline Swaps

I had a down line meeting a couple of weeks ago.  We usually do a swap with those that can participate.  Here are some pictures of the swaps that were made.
Ginger did this one.  Love that DSP that she used.  It is Berry Blossoms.  Thanks Ginger!

 Patty sewed this awesome bag from Stampin' Up! Material called Sweet Stitches.  It is not just a bag there is something inside!!  

 This is what was inside the bag.  A sewing kit!!  What a great idea!  

This swap was done by Toni.  It is a Christmas planner. She used a lot of the new products on this.  

I have more pictures, but my computer is not letting me post.  Could be the operator (who me??), so I will post these and try posting more at a later time.  

I want to make sure I post the inside of Toni's Christmas planner. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm Back!!

Hello Bloggers!!  Sorry about not blogging, but I have been  traveling a little this summer!

First stop, Hilton Head, SC.  We stayed here for a few days and enjoyed the beach, sites and shopping. 

Next stop Ft. Lauderdale.  We stayed here for 2 days and had a great time with relatives.  Relaxing by the pool and playing games with the family. 

 Next, Miami to Board the Cruise Ship for a 7 Day Western Carribbean Cruise.  Here are my children Rob and Sarah as we are leaving the Port of Miami.  There were 10 of us on this cruise and we had so much fun!! 

First stop on the cruise...Cozumel.  We spent the day at Paradise Beach.  Cabana Boys, drinks, sun and tons of fun!!  

Next port was Grand Cayman, but since it rained all day, (doesn't look like it in the picture, but it did) we took a tour around the island and then went shopping.  My husband bought me a beautiful necklace and bracelet.  Love it!!  He's a good man!! Then we went to Margaritaville for appetizers and drinks!  

 Last stop...Jamaica!!  Here we split up and most of group went to Dunns River Falls, but my sister and I took a tour of Jamaica on a bus.  We stopped at several places, but this was my favorite view with the ship in the background.

We had such a great time on vacation, but it wasn't over yet!!

My daughter attends Texas Tech and she wanted to go back early, so right after the cruise, she and I drove to Texas.  Took us 2 days, but we made it to Houston with her car all packed and spent several days there and then I went to Austin to visit relatives.  After 2 weeks in Texas, I flew back to Virginia.  

I was home for about a week and then I left to NYC for a Girls Weekend!  Had a GREAT time there too!! Lots to do and a lot of walking.  

I walk for exercise and my feet were still sore, but I was not wearing tennis shoes when we walked around NYC.  Anyway, I think I am done with my travels for a while and now you know why I have not blogged or stamped in about a month.  I left a few things to post while  I was gone , but now I don't have anything to post because I was gone and did not stamp.  So, hopefully after this weekend (I have 2 clubs meeting) I will be able to play with my new things and will have new pictures to post.  

Thanks for being patient and still visiting my site!!