Friday, May 9, 2014

Sayner Stampede or the Long and Short Of It

Last Friday morning I picked up my friend about 11AM for our annual trek up north to our favorite little stamping/scrapbooking convention. Sayner is a tiny town in northern Wi, it's a little over 200 miles from here. Don't ask me how long it takes to get there....we make a couple of stops on the way. 
This year we took 2 cars: Deb and Shirley in one and Carolee and I were in the other one.
There's some road construction in Green Bay so Deb & Shirley drove around the round a bout, I am familiar with the road so buzzed right through....good thing they left before we did....oh yeah, they also stopped at the casino on the way up, we didn't.
We met at our favorite truck stop for the seafood buffet and played a few rounds of the 'quarter game'.

I met my old school friend and we tried to catch up a bit.
Deb, Joanne, me, Shirley
Carolee snapped the photo so she didn't have to be in it. :-(
 This sweetheart looked at us as we snapped photos.  May 2nd and still snow in northern Wi.

I was still kinda 'foggy' last weekend. 
I didn't buy much because I have so many scrabbooking items already (and don't use most of them).

I did make a bunch of make'n takes, my favorite part. 

this one is cute, but has a lot of tiny pieces, not sure if I'd make many like this.

 Simple, sorta masculine, birthday card. Maybe I should have chosen the bluish backing paper.
 This is my favorite one! I will be making more of these with Washi tape.....I just need to find a stamp for the front. I can cut a similar butterfly with my Silhouette.

 Yes, that is ice on the lake.

Eagle carving....too bad someone had to attempt to destroy the WELCOME carving.

 I am happy to report that I made enough money selling my used stamps and supplies to pay for my hotel room and even had a bit left over. 
 On our way home on Sunday we were pleasantly surprised that our favorite liquidators is NOT closed, so we HAD to stop and do some shopping.
It was a nice weekend.....but it sure was good to be home and sleep in my own bed.

  • 11 days after chemo and I feel great
  • bad dreams are over and I sleep all night
  • only a tiny bit of fog in my brain (that's what I think)
  • my appetite has changed, I eat very little red meat (only had some b/c hubby made burgers for supper one night). I am eating lots more veggies
  • I am getting sick of drinking, drinking, drinking
I may have to change the name of my blog..............chocolate is not so appealing to me right now.

Have a great Mother's Day!!!!!


  1. What a lovely trip with friends and fun. You needed that getaway. So glad you are feeling OK after chemo. Think of you often, will continue to pray for your complete healing. Sending hugs and smiles.

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the things you made...especially the washi tape card. Too cute! Glad to hear you are feeling well and you seem to be in good spirits..:) Keeping you in my prayers....Vicky

  3. Once an addict, always an addict. Keep the name. You do such a great job of putting the highlights of a whole weekend into a few pictures and nice write up! It was a ice get away. Thanks.