last day of Bead fest

me and new bud, Tabitha. we met first day of classes and she graciously offered for me to stay in her room so that i wasn't driving 1.5 hours each way for 2 days. thanks Tabitha! we had a great time together and laughed a lot. laughing is always good!

my last day of class with C.R. Radding. the class was all about wire wrapping beads. i just loved this class! such a sweet lady, laid back, casual, unassuming, extremely talented and an awesome teacher. she just taught and taught and taught. she was even sorry we ran out of time as she had more to teach us! please ignore my horrible outfit - i was in my PJ's! the classes were so FREEZING and i had only brought skirts, so i finally had enough and went and changed into my PJ's to warm up. it helped for a little while and then Tabitha saved the day by getting me the blanket out of her car.


here is the piece i started in today's wire wrapping class


i'm home now watching the closing ceremonies. had a nice ride home after getting stuck behind a horrible accident; 3 firetrucks, 5 ambulances, 6 mangled cars. after getting past that, my ride was a breeze as i gambled on taking another way home to avoid the sunday traffic jam of bennies going home from the beach. i hit no traffic and was home in no time. NICE! jeff had a nice dinner waiting for me and we went and ate out in the camper for some peace and quiet (no dogs, no caregivers, etc.) now i am going to put my feet up as one of my ankles is swollen (started last night) and i'm not sure why it is swollen. (sitting all day in classes? i know i didn't do anything to it....) have a good night!