Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And so the trip begins...

…first stop Akron in Cleveland with the fabulous Stampers Anonymous team. Friday is the day we set up the booth for the show. After building it in record time, it was out for food and a couple of cheeky Margaritas.

Somehow the airline managed to misplace all three of my suitcases, and even worse couldn't find where they were lol. After slowly panicking for a few days and appearing in public, make up free and extremely frizzy haired, it was a welcome sight to see these beauties arriving at midnight before the show opening.

Suitably scrubbed and polished, and I was ready to face the crowds. It was so lovely to see so many excited ladies and I was kept busy from start to finish.

This was the before picture of my stamps, they went through them like a swarm of locusts, lol

Saturday night is Hibachi night, one of my favourites. My dinner date was Master Stampers Anonymous himself, the lovely Trevor.

Sunday was back to demoing all day to an eager crowd.

What a fabulous show. Thank you to all of you who came to see me and made it so enjoyable.

The following day Mrs SA, the fabulous Michelle took me antiquing to a ginormous mall. I was in my element squealing at all the treasures.

I was very tempted by this, twins personifying good and evil, but managed to resist.

I was going back for these Pyrex fridge dishes but completely forgot, duh !!!

You just can't turn down a hat trying on session, can you?

What do you think..??

Now this little beauty left me devastated to leave it behind. A self contained enamel kitchenette with working fridge and oven.

Just look at the condition. Unfortunately it won't fit into my suitcase or I would have snapped it up…

 Same with this little beauty, I am sure that my smalls would fit through the mangle lol

This however, I was happy to leave behind… a doctors examining table, complete with stirrups. Eeek brings tears to my eyes…

I was actually extremely restrained with my purchases

A black Persian Lamb jacket with matching hat and amazing I managed to stumble across a matching muff as well. You can never pass up a good muff. !!
But my best find was a leopard skin wide legged cat suit…there was no way I was leaving that baby behind, let me tell you!
Did I buy the 50's hat and veil.?? Well now, that would be telling, lol

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Didn't we have a loverly time…..

the day we went to Boston…even though it rained and poured the whole time we were there!!

The gorgeous Mario, always a ready smile.

And so fabulous to have one of my bezzies joining the team…aka the gorgeous Dina Wakely.

And of course, the cheeky chappie himself, the lovely Tim Holtz.

 Love love love this pic of the three of us

 We were attending a retailer event and it was so fab to catch up with a lot of familiar faces, including my Jewish Mamma Betty.

And also good friends in the industry…the lovely Eileen Hull brought her vintage camper with her and was conducting interviews so of course we had to go have a peek.

 I'm not sure whats with the face but it was raining cats and dogs, lol

They might regret inviting us as we weren't very well behaved, just look what we did to the visitors log, lol. Ooops sorry to all on the Paper Trail..

Then it was time for us all to get to work. Dina kicked off first on the Friday night. Although Dina is a long time teacher in the industry, this was her debut class for Ranger and what a fabulous job she did.

The next day kicked off at some ungodly hour as Tim and I took on 80 students,, him in one room and me in another.

 All too soon the day was over and we began the big clean up…Yes your eyes are not deceiving you, that is Dina cleaning mats. Mind you they were Tim's lol.

A big thank you to all the Store owners who attended our classes, you were fabulous…even you…yes YOU.!!!

Unfortunately this is what I brought away from Boston, an infected spider bite, lol. But thanks to the fabulous treatment of one Dr O'Malley I am dosed up to the hilt with antibiotics and will live to see another day!!!

As the day ended we loaded up the car and started the 5 hr drive back to Ranger Headquarters where we will, of course, be getting up to all kinds of shenanigans!!! ahem sorry working extremely hard of course.

Heres my desk

And the view from my desk..look at all those drawers!!

They tell me they're having a meeting, but they look to be having too much fun for that.!! lol.

Okay think its time for a cuppa…

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott