Thursday, July 2, 2009


A little sad that this silliness is over:

SISiversary 09 rocked. I'm finally caught up on sleep and can write a little about it. The drive was exhausting, but I was also able to do the first real thinking in about 7 years (yeah, that's right...Tess is don't even have to do the math)!

The ride home was more tiring than the ride down. Took me 9 hours to get there, and 11 to get home, because I kept stopping at all the little places I saw on the way there...a quilt shop that turned out to be out of business, Elizabethtown (too bad everything in Glendale was closed on Mondays), another store called House of Quilts that was, sadly, all made-up quilts (Made in China), although I did find a cool new houndstooth backpack pretty cheap (my purple one is just sad). Oddly enough, I didn't really stop to eat (aside from a half a chicken wrap in Elizabethtown); I think not sitting down to a hot meal all day made the drive home even harder.

It's not like I didn't get enough shopping done in the SIS onsite boutique. I actually was able to behave better than at Creative Escape (most likely because things in the SIS boutique were not at CE, snap). There were only about 77 women at SISiversary, compared to 700 at CE, so overall the atmosphere was more friendly and laidback, although I have FINALLY learned (I hope) not to jam back-to-back classes on my schedule, and forget about things like oh, say, lunch (the slight time change messed with me all weekend).

Okay, more photos to make me happy again:

Angela Spangela (aka Professor H.L. and roomie extraordinaire), and Jamie BoBamie, who had the cutest little New Joisey only heard it on certain words and then BAM it was straight on into a brief Sopranos or RHNJ episode...hee...just for a flash...

Aimee was my late lunch buddy on Friday (and NOT a roomie, which I finally remembered by oh, say...Sunday) and Saturday dinner buddy (fried pickles? really?!) and all around good for a gut-busting giggle at any given moment.

Wendy (spelled it wrong for a reason!), another great, totally laidback & relaxed roomie, she even got up as a karoke virgin and sang Friday night. That's when I knew she'd be game for anything. Sorry I made you mess up a page with my concoction Saturday night. You got me back on video, so we're even...

Oh, just go to my Flickr site and you will see so many happy moments. I'm definitely signing up for next year!

Finally, I am most sad that my Friday night crops seem to be over. Scrapbook Memories is closing for good on July 11th at 5p and will be closed for most of the holiday weekend (including tomorrow). There is a final goodbye crop for Patti (owner) on the 11th, but that's a Saturday, so I think I'll have to skip Friday the 10th. Basically, that more scrappin with my peeps on Friday nights. Sniff.


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Awesome post Denise! Such great photos! I wish we could do it again next weekend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee the photos!!!!!! MISS YA! :):):):):):):):):)

Lisa said...

Wow it sounds like you had a great time!!! I really miss cropping and hanging out with you :-(

Julie Ann Shahin said...


milkcan said...

Aw, awesome pics! Looks like you had an amazing time!

Michelle Aguilar said...

wow, that sounds great! And what state was it held in? How much compared to CE? Well, this year I was so back and forth wanting to cancel Ce as the $749 but, then I thought no, I will do just about anything(well almost) to get in as I waited for the 1st, 2 years and now have almost gone 2 years. they asked me to volunteer this time but, I said No I wanted to try and get in, but, I might next time if the fee goes up.

so, this year on the yahoo board is so different. I have sent out 26 Rak's and received 20 back. Wow!~
Then I participated in 8 swaps with that so everyone is so generous and my SS(last year I joined too late for a SS) she is very generous! Wow, You can see from my blog the generousity from all.

Hope everything goes well this time with me as I joined group #6 I think. and my roomies are Renee and Fay Copeland(I never met her last time)
so meanwhile well I am glad you got to go somewhere!
You know I never picked up my cooler from last time. Oops!