Well, it sure was a nice weekend while it lasted!! Relaxing and fun as usual...just not quite long enough!
I wanted to share something exciting with you and take the opportunity to thank the ultra fun and talented Jean Yates at the same time.
You have probably seen the title of her blog here, there and everywhere if you hop around beading blogs like I do, "Snap out of it Jean! There's beading to be done!"
Jean's sense of humor is as great as her integrity and warmth. Several months ago, Jean and I had a chance to chat about my book and the many things that led me to this point. She just happens to write a column in the monthly magazine, Australian Beading Magazine, as the link to what's happening in beading in the U.S.
Believe me, I was floored and once I got over the shock, was thrilled that she would consider mentioning me and my book, which was not yet published at the time. We made it just under the wire to get it to her and she had a chance to review it in her column.
Our beading friend, Davinia, who lives in Australia recently offered to share the article since she had the magazine in her possession which I am grateful for because it is not as readily available here in the U.S. Thanks so much Jean and Davinia! I LOVE MY BEADING FRIENDS!! :)
And, it just wouldn't be Sunday if I didn't share what some of our other beading friends have been up to over the last week. Take care and have a great week!
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