So, it’s finally here! I’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning before dawn, to head out to the airport. I’ll be attending the beading retreat, “Beading In The Ozarks”, in Arkansas. I’ve mentioned it to some of you on this site, already.
I’m so excited. I’ve never done anything like this in an organized, hosted beading setting … I don’t even have beading buddies who live nearby, so I’ve always been a “solo beader”, until this. It’ll be interesting, as I have NO idea how my skills will compare with those of others, and I’m a fairly “slow” beader. There will be people there with many, many years of experience, and some with few, like me (I’ve only been beading a little over 2½ years). I will be learning from some “big names” in the beading/teaching industry, and that’s both exciting and intimidating!
I have all my required kits bought and packed, my tools and magnifying lamp were shipped ahead of time so TSA doesn’t give me a hard time and confiscate my expensive tools, and my suitcase is all packed, except those last-minute detail things. I’m ready!
So, BITO, here I come! Wish me luck, folks. I so, so, so need this time away, this “beading therapy”, and am looking forward to making lots of new beading friends and learning from some of the best!
I’ll give a full report when I return! :-)
Now … I’m a bundle of nerves and excitement, so I think I’ll go make a pair of earrings to wear on the airplane, just to keep my mind and hands busy! LOL!
Terrie ... "Love...is a many-Swarovski'd thing!"