Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Before Fourth

Wow.......can't believe I haven't written anything since late May! The two shows I did were polar opposites. Hathaway Brown in Cleveland was a weather disaster...thunderstorms and wind, few people, few sales. Toledo was warm but sunny and lots of nice people in attendance. I couldn't believe the final sales total! Did sell a couple of pieces I was very fond of, especially the owl necklace shown here on the blog, but they went to good homes.

Also went to the Bead & Button Show with friends and spent time again with Wayne Robbins, Nanette Grainger (Scorpio) and Shirley Cook (JumpingJackGlass), all great lampworkers whose pieces I use. An after-the-show dinner in our room with Judy Mountain and Wayne turned into a late night laughfest that left my sides aching. I tried to be good this year and show some restraint in purchases. Friend Jann was my "conscience". Jann is fired.

Yesterday a lampworker was recommended and I fell in love with her work...Lydia from LampworkTreasures. Her pieces remind me of Russian Fabrege` eggs and I've already ordered some. Can't wait to get my paws on them!

Having a small 'family' picnic tomorrow so today is a cooking day...something I love to do so looking forward to it.

Three weeks from today I'll be having my knee-replacement replaced. Gee...I can hardly wait..sigh. I've been telling everyone that if I live to be 70, everything I own will be replaced, repaired or removed and I can start all over.