With summer in full swing, that means fall isn't that far away! So here's a outline to get us started on planning the details of trip. Yeah!!!
Date: October 3-6, 2013
Days: Thursday - Sunday
Where: Memory Lane Inn,
5604 4 Seasons Lane
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: (469) 228-0900
Web Site: http://www.memorylaneinn.com
Cost: $149.00 for 3 Days (Thursday-Sunday)
Check In: 6:00 a.m. or later on Thursday
Check-Out: 1:00 pm on Sunday
Hostess: Bren (aka Scrapwritter)
Over Night Attendee's:
I'm not quite sure how many over night reservations we have (6 or 9), but I do believe we still have sleep over room for at least one more person. So don't take too long to decide if you want to go! Just add your name above and Bren will PM you with payment details.
Bren (aka Scrapwritter) Paid in Full (PIF)
Lorna (aka Lorna Lee) PIF
Yvonne (aka Euroalien) PIF
Suzie (aka Scrap Smart) PIF
Dawna (aka Dawnas Place) PIF
My apologies if you signed up already and I missed your name. Please correct me, just ink yourself in! :P
Option #1 Catered: We have the option of having our weekend catered for $69.00 for 5 meals over 3 days. You can review the Chiefs Menu here: http://www.memorylaneinn.com/chefs-menus/fall-wint er-me... I believe that most of us have said that we like Option #2 Fend For Ourselves' to help keep our trip cost down. Everyone would have to agree with this option to arrange for a weekend Chief. If you'd prefer to have the weekend catered, just list yourself below.
I'm Flexible on Option #1: Dawna,
My preference #1 Yvonne,
Option #2 On Our Own: On our own means that we will share the cost, preparation and clean-up of our home made meals. I think most of us liked this option, so I'm going to take this one a step further for planning purposes.
I'd like to recommend that we each follow our own morning routine rather than try and plan a group breakfast. That allows us time to sleep in, shower, take our meds, make toast, have cereal, cook eggs, or whatever we want or need to do to get ourselves off to a great start in the mornings!
If you like the "On Our Own" food option, we need to plan a menu and purchase food for the meals listed below. Once we've settled in on Thursday morning, a few of us can make a market run to stock up on goodies for the weekend. We'll plan to share the market bill between us. We can decide on the menu later, but for now If you prefer this option, please list your name twice (under one lunch & one dinner) so we can organize the kitchen helpers. We need at least two helpers per meal. Thank you!
Yvonne is flexible with item #2 option.
Friday Lunch: Dawna,
Saturday Dinner: Dawna,
Thursday: Transportation Needs:
For those of us who are flying in from out of town, Bren has offered to help pick us up from the airport. I already know that Bren will be picking up Yvonne from Dallas Love Field Airport early Thursday morning. If you need a ride, please list your needs (day, time and flight information) below:
Yvonne: Love Field, 6:30 am Flight # ___________ Bren will pick-up
Dawna: Flight info TBD.
Friday: Wine Tasting & Old Town Adventure:
McKinney has a charming old town area called Main Street Square that is full of antique shops, restaurants, art galleries, a local historical museum and a few local wineries. I'd like to recommend a visit to McKinney's #1 Award Winning Winery, Landon Winery on Friday afternoon following lunch at the house. This should give us several hours to do a few tastings and take in some local shops before we need to return for dinner. If you'd like to join us for this adventure, please list your name below so we can make transportation plans:
Saturday: Visitors, Group Pictures & Workshop for Travel Journal
The following ladies have expressed interest in coming over to the retreat house to introduce themselves and craft with us, if possible. So far we have:
Terri (Is that Terri Hooper or throws) ???
With the rest of our friends joining us on Saturday, I was thinking this would be a great day to do our travel journal workshop since we'll all be together!
We will need 3-4 hours to take group pictures and create our journal so it might be nice to get started around 10:00 a.m. in the morning. If that's possible, we'll have time for our guests to arrive and settle in with us. We can work and chat for a few hours then take a nice lunch break. Without rushing anyone, we should be able to finish up our project by early afternoon and take a few nice group pictures to end our day.
Journal Supply List
For those of you who have had a chance to drop by for a look, thank you so much for your sweet comments! I'm delighted that you like the journal. I only put a few pic's here in my gallery, so here's a link to my blog where you can see all 40 pages: http://dawnasplace01.blogspot.com/2013/07/carta-bella-w ...
Consumable supplies for the journal are each persons responsibility and should be purchased as soon as possible because this collection has been out for while now.
To eliminate any confusion, I've listed the supplies you'll need below. I can't find two items here at sb.com, that is 1/4" black satin ribbon about 24" and cream 3" x 5" cream colored craft tags with string attached, 8 each. Both items are available from any big box craft store, but I've gone ahead and selected the next best thing that I could find. Also, feel free to substitute anything that I've listed that you think will make a nicer choice for your journal. It's you journal, so it's perfectly fine to customize it to suit your taste. For example, I love sewing, and plan to add some of this to my pages when I'm finished decorating it.
If you don't have an item that I listed, please speak up!!! I'm sure we can scrounge up extras of just about anything listed.
Does anyone who lives local, have a Cinch machine that I can borrow so I don't have to lug mine across the US? Also, can you tell me if its version one or version 2? And how about a Cricut Expression and Big Shot?
Well this covers everything I can think of. I'm sure you all have things to contribute as well, so please feel free to add your thoughts to the conversation! Please remember to 'subscribe' to this thread so we can all stay up to date with our plans.
Hope your all having a happy day my friends! Can't wait till we're all together and I can give each of you big hug IRL!!!