Hey...I just figured out that the warm spot on the bottom of your laptop that's such a pain in the butt the rest of the year is the perfect place to warm your frozen fingers so you can type a blog post!
I'm really quite over this coldest winter in decades baloney. I'm a hothouse flower, it seems, and my productivity is quite tied to the temperature. Which is why it was a really good thing I had so much to accomplish late last week when the wind chill dropped to the single digits in Austin. I didn't have the luxury of hibernating in my bed covered by blankets and fur children like I wanted to. So I layered on clothing until I looked like the Michelin Tire Man (remember him??) and toddled off to work away.
We had an open house of sorts on Saturday here at the Studio. It was a call for folks who had old projects they needed to work on and perhaps needed my help with to come and gather for companionship while beading. We had a full group all day, and lots of laughter and a couple of finished projects got standing ovations at their moments of completion. We had enough fun that we decided to do it all again in two weeks.
I'm getting ready to leave for the Texas Bead Retreat in Temple, Texas on Thursday. I'll be teaching the Kumihimo with Beads class, as well as a new class for creating your own beadwoven end caps for Kumihimo. I spent the day packaging up bobbins and S-Lon cord, and next I'm putting together the kits. I also found some new sources for base metal endcaps, and if I'm lucky, I'll be able to get them in my hot little hands before I leave this weekend.