Well-- I made toTucson!
I had no idea what I was doing of course, but I found a show, got registered and spent all my money before I even saw everything there-- but everyone was closed and packing up anyway.
It was *awesome*!
Mothermine asked me if I had any regrets. I don't regret anything I didn't get or anything I got. I regret not having more money so I can go back tomorrow! I can't just go and look-- no willpower when it comes to beads!
I wish I'd made to the show that Mak is at. I was going there next . . . Another time perhaps?
I bought some Paula Radke beads, but everything else was from gem/mineral suppliers. I got a lot of very interesting pieces though-- and did I mention that I had a blast?
I walked out at the close and realized that I was tired, hungry, thirsty, that my shoulders and feet hurt and I really needed a restroom. While the beads were before me I noticed nothing but them.
I snapped a very few pictures and I'll share them later.
Then on the way back to our accomodations it started snowing. The road turned to ice. We're in the mountains and this southern Georgia gal hasn't seen snow since elementary school! She's certainly never driven in it.
There are about 3 inches of it outside right now-- perfect consistancy for snowballs-- but I'm pleased to report that we survived!
And from this weeks Curators: