Wednesday 29 August 2012

WOYWW and Holiday photos

Well I am back to reality and a touch of normality especially with all the rain we are having today, so different to the extremely hot weather we had in California and Nevada, in fact it got to 114F or 45C at Pirates Cove near Needles on the Colorado River. That was the hottest I think I have ever been!!

So today I thought I would take my first venture into the WOYWW and show a peek of something I am currently working on, but not much of it mind, really only the embellishments I am going to use on it. The project is for something very exciting that I can reveal very soon. If you are already a WOYWWer then thanks for visiting me, if not go take a peek at all the wonderful workspaces and creations out there, hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.

Well as I am writing this Blogger has decided it won't let me access any photos, so I shall finish the writing and come back to it later - what a bind. (OK I finally got these in by changing from Chrome to IE, don't know what is happening, but I am not the only one experiencing problems.)

The holiday photos I want to share with you are those of dear Terry and myself when Ken and I went and met up with her and Steve in Valencia.

We went for a lovely meal at BJs and as Lucy and Marjie might say I got corrupted with trying a Margarrita, actually the truth be knbown, it was my suggestion and I thoroughly enjoyed a lunchtime drink.

We then visited Michaels, because I said I had never been to one before.

Then Terry took us to Scrapbooking Made Simple, a super little scrapbook store not too far away.

The photos show us shopping and deciding on what to buy.

Needless to say I came away having spent a small fortune on bits and pieces and dear Terry bought me the Prismacolour pencils I wanted. She really is such a lovely lady and I feel so honoured to call her a friend. One day we will meet again, I hope she might come over here but that would be difficult with her dog and birds. So until my next trip to CA.

Have a great week everyone. Thanks for stopping by to see me today.
hugs {brenda} xox



Inkypinkycraft said...

Some lovely photos and welcome to woyww! Younwill get hooked, how lovely to have such a wonderful friend!glad you had a wonderful time! Trace. X

Kathyk said...

Love your workdesk - is that inka gold I spy? Mine's only gone and dried up!!!

Your holiday pix look fabbylicious - if you ever get to Florida you simply MUST find Violettes .....

Happy Wednesday


Netty said...

Thank you for sharing these great photos Brenda, its fab to see you and Terry, such a lovely lady. Total envy you your shopping trip to Michaels. x

fairy thoughts said...

Welcome to the world of WOYWW mad, bad and totally addictive. Mmm I think I remember hot and sunny, not sure though as I'm in England!
looking forward to seeing what you make with all that lovely stuff from Michaels.... I remember the first one I went to in Philly awesome!
janet #62

House of Bears said...

Wow what a great scraobook store. We'd spend all our pocket money there.

Thanks for visiting us today

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there - thank you for dropping in at my blog!! Nice to meet you - I hope you have great fun meeting WOYWWers. I can honestly say that each week I learn something new and see something that amazes me!
I envy you your trip to Michael's, Sandy at EatWriteStitch was detailing her bargains that she got there..I think we need a UK branch, don't you?
Hugs, LLJ #71 xxxx

Terry said...

Brenda, first off, whatever your secret is, I can't wait to hear about it! Oh I got teary eyed looking at the pictures! Your camera sure takes better pictures, but the memory is clear in my head! It was such a fun time and we looked quite serious with our shopping adventure! Yes, the plan is to make a visit out your way very soon! Big Hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful pics! Nice of you to try to take some of the blame off The Corrupter's shoulders. You were kind to do your part for the local economy (rude not to) and I especially appreciate the coordinated shirts... ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh yes.... and I'm excited too to hear about your news!

Berry said...

Wonderful photos Brenda can't wait to see what you do with your prismas! Hugs rebekah xx

trisha too said...

You always have something great on your workdesk, Brenda! Thank you so much for sharing your pics of your time with Terry, what a great thing you got to meet and spend time together in real life!

:)Happy woyww!
trisha, #148 this week

Words and Pictures said...

Welcome to WOYWW! A warning... it's addictive!! The workdesk looks nicely busy - is that Inca Gold in that little pot there? What fabulous holiday pics... Sometimes I'm very envious of the supplies available in stores in the US - other times, I think it's just as well I don't have access, or I really would be bankrupt!! Thanks for your visit...
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wish I could have been with you :) Thanks for sharing the photos.

Anonymous said...

Those are such special photographs of your friendship with Terry.
I find it funny, the serious faces both of you have while in the craft stores!

Kim said...

I can't wait to see what those charms will be used on! Welcome to WOYWW, and for visiting my desk. And you are very close...doggie fur, not cut, but pulled, as she is "blowing" her coat, and it looks like she is molting. I have a friend who wants to spin it. So send me your address and I'll get a little something in the mail to you!
-Kim #111

Anonymous said...

Fab photos Brenda , am so envious of your shopping I think if I went to michaels my husband would divorece me cos I would go mad in there !


Lucy said...

So great to see your fab photos of your visit with lovely Terry. You both look so serious in Michaels!! It doesn't look like you are drinking a Margarita so I can only conclude you drank your own drink then started in on Terry's!

Lucy x

Lucy said...

So great to see your fab photos of your visit with lovely Terry. You both look so serious in Michaels!! It doesn't look like you are drinking a Margarita so I can only conclude you drank your own drink then started in on Terry's!

Lucy x

lisa said...

Hi Brenda, how lovely to see you in WOYWW, you'll be addicted now!!
Your desk looks very intriguing, I especially like the pot of gold!!
Your holiday sounds amazing and how wonderful to get to all those stateside craft shops. I would need another suitcase!!!
Hope we see some sunshine soon.
Hugs Lisax #93

Katie said...

WOYWW is addictive! So what's that tub of gold stuff? It looks interesting!

Katie 155

Julia Dunnit said...

Great to see you at WOYWW Brenda! i had to run and get my glasses..the font on your blog is really hard for me to read...argh, signs of ageing that I don't need!! Lovely pics of you making your way round the crafts stores, it's so, so hard to choose amongst all that stuff! Your work space looks great, and judging by the fact that the phone is installed on your desk, you're at the heart of the house! Bliss.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh this looks like you had a FUN day with friends for sure... and just look at the craft store, Oh My!!!!
So glad you became a WOYWW'er it's alot of fun and you meet all kinds of Crafters out there!!
Thanks for your visit to my wet dog post this week...
Loved visiting your blog has so many differnt things going on...FUN!!!

Peggy Cain said...

Congrats on the DT your work is out of this world I look forward to seeing more have a great day

Tertia said...

Welcome to WOYWW, but be warned, it is very addictive. Looks like you had a great time on holiday.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #49

Shirl said...

What memories you are going to have of this holiday and soooo jealous that you got to meet Terry. Want to hear all about it soon.

Hugs Shirley x x