My back and feet and legs were killing me yesterday, so I bought some better "walking shoes" ... it's way too hot for the boots that I wore here, and the sandals weren't really good for shopping for hours and hours! I'm still aching, guess I can't do much for that, but I think it's better!
I saw Wilson today! He used to come up from Texas to bring us his beads to choose from ... wow does he have so much more than I thought!!! His booth is immense! And, boy did he have good prices (comparatively) on turquoise and amber. Costs on these two "stones" has soared over the past few years ... I wasn't going to buy either, because I don't think my customers are willing to pay more than what I do, but Wilson has made it possible! He is so sweet ... as soon as he saw me he came over and gave me a big hug. Then he followed me around his large booth and helped me pick out some really great beads. When I come back I am going straight to him! It's good to have bead vendor friends ...
I drove "home" to my hotel with the mountains ahead of me, I just wanted to bypass the hotel and head straight there ... the mountains are sooo beautiful ... saguaros instead of trees ... and such great angles ... I plan on going up there on Friday!
I hear there's more snow tonight? Sorry folks, but tomorrow I'm going to be using my air conditioner because it's supposed to be 82!
And, I was just in the pool, made two new friends, Isadora and Sophia from Chile, they are 8 and 13 respectively. Totally adorable ... I practiced my Spanish and they practiced their English ... so good to have new friends!
Check out the photos, this is a HUGE rock that they've carved out of the earth with geodes exposed ... the bottom photo is a close-up of one of the openings ... it's way taller than me!!!
I made it! I was supposed to fly out today, but when I got home on Saturday and saw over a foot of snow forecast for our area, I got right online to change my flight ... alas, they were all sold out for Sunday and Tuesday flights ... wah! So, I figured, I'd just have to chance it.
Well, I decided later on to go back online to see if there were any cancellations so a spot would open up and voila! there was space on Sunday's flight!!! I quickly booked the flight and hotel room. From my house to my hotel took about 16 hours so I hope you guys like what I buy! Such a long day (and after moving my brother to Vermont all day on Saturday!). Yikes!
I woke up this morning, raring to go. It is 72 degrees out today, and there's not a cloud in the sky! (Sorry to gloat.)
Today I found a lampworker that I had never seen before and her stuff is just gorgeous! She's from around here. I think you will love her designs, lots of them have a matte finish which I just love. I am renting a car tomorrow to get myself around the city for a change, so that should be fun. The terrain around here is amazing, so I plan on going site seeing one day.
I hope you are all okay with the snow, have power and all that. Be safe!
Missing home and all my loved ones there, but loving walking across grass in my bare feet,
Usually blogs will be written by Chris! She's been beading for over 25 years: she started beading clothing, then moved to loom work and stringing. When we opened Bead It! she began concentrating on off-loom beading. Chris has been a member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 2005.