Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moving right along

I'm so very confused! All of a sudden I stopped to look around me and discovered I'm better prepared for Tucson than I thought! Well, with the caveat that I let go of the illusion of having ALL the new kits ready by then. The truth is I'm still tweaking some of the designs. I have a bunch of samples to make up. And since the seed beads haven't been finalized I certainly can't order the supplies for them. Not to mention directions that haven't been written. So by letting go of being perfect, I'm finding a lot more peace and harmony. There's supposed to be a lot of that kind of learning for me this year!

While I was at the Texas Bead Retreat last weekend, I booked a teaching day at Beadaholique in Houston to teach the Night at the Opera bracelet. Glynna posted it on her website on Monday and by Tuesday all 16 seats had sold out! There's a substantial waiting list too, so I'm thinking we're going to have to plan a return trip in the not too distant future. (Glynna nicknamed the Night at the Opera bracelet NATO, and I love it!)

Additionally, I'll be teaching at Beads by Blanche in New Jersey in June. And of COURSE I'm going to have to tack on some additional days to schlep around in NYC while I'm there! Between the Bead & Button Show, and now the NJ/NYC trip, I'll be gone for about three weeks straight in June, but that's just how these things happen - in bunches.

So now that I have this "extra" time on my hands...I'm going to spend some time today shoe shopping! Woo-hoo! It's not even my fault, really. Living in Austin, like I do, my toes are pretty much exposed in sandals year-round. But it's looking like I'm going to be awfully cold again this year in Tucson with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 30s. It's the only show I do where I'm outside in a tent, and it never warms up that much inside the tent. All of which means I need shoes with covered toes. And I only own one pair show-worthy pair right now. See how I HAVE to go shopping???

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