What a whirlwind weekend this was. 6 hours driving on Saturday morning, laughing and beading and catching up with my beady friends, teaching Saturday afternoon, more beading and laughing and catching up on Sunday morning, and then another 6 hours drive back home. Blink and I might have missed the whole thing! I'm determined to not show up so late again next year. I really enjoy hanging out with the gang and I need to make sure it happens more in 2009.
I also spoke with the women from the Wild West Bead Society while I was there, and we booked a weekend - Oct. 5 & 6 - for me to come up to Dallas and teach a few classes for them there. We'll do an all day class of Russian Splendor on Saturday, and a shorter class of Piazza Perline on Sunday morning.
So my class proposals are off to Bead & Button. The retreat weekend is behind me. What's next? Well, I'm teaching two new classes this week - and only one of the sets of instructions is written. So I've got the Glorious Garland instructions to churn out before Saturday. And then there's getting ready to ship my boxes to Philly within 10 days. Yikes! And I have beads to order, which means I need to go do that NOW!!