Memorial Day Weekend… the traditional start of summer! Living in Louisiana, we know that those long hot summer days are just around the corner! Today, May 22, Ted and I harvested our first “produce” from our backyard garden (a cucumber and a squash). The surprise was “It is cold outside!” At least “cold” to me! Two of my five grands enjoyed the pool last night, but I’m not so sure it will be tolerable today… at least for me! Sarah and the other three will be arriving today. We will have fun, for sure!
I spilled a tub of “pearl soup” beads, crystals, and findings today. The fact that I enjoyed sorting those beads is a clear indication of how much I miss my bead shop! I have been beading lately. This is the anniversary of my shop closing… one year! Lots has happened in this year… and a few things “didn’t happen!” We “didn’t” move to Shreveport! I didn’t open another shop! We welcomed our second granddaughter, traveled in the fall, enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family. 2015 began with the death of a sweet friend, followed by my sister’s death (after 76 days in ICU). Some good things have happened, including healing in some relationships. If you know me well, you know that my church is a major part of my life. We welcomed a new worship pastor. His family has become a very special blessing in my life and the life of our church.
DebiDeaux began the monthly group “Alexandria Bead Collective”, meeting on the third Saturday of each month at the Westside Regional Library in Alexandria. Join the group on Facebook for more information. We have had several successful trunk shows at local hotels. I have looked for retail space that will meet the needs of another beadshop. I still have a great inventory, actually have added some things in the last year, anticipating opening a new shop. So, what next?
BEADING THE HEAT… I invite you to join me, beading the heat. I have several jewelry shows planned in the next year. Making jewelry is what I love to do! With only “one neck” to wear my jewelry, I have to do something! Send me an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if you are interested in joining me, beading the heat this summer!!
Watch this website and our facebook page for information about upcoming opportunities. Email me if you are looking for something in particular. I have gotten in some of the chain that everyone was asking about, as well as other findings. Classes are available on a one-on-one or group basis. I have been invited to do several parties for different groups! Let me know if I can help you or your group! I will be traveling and speaking this summer in a few different areas, and of course, I’m taking jewelry and beads!
I hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We are blessed to live in the best country on this planet. Be sure and thank our service men and their families who fight to ensure our freedoms! I invite you to join us at Philadelphia Baptist Church (two morning services 9am and 10:30am) Be sure and find me… I’m in the orchestra pit, tooting my horn (trumpet)! Email me. For current information on sales and classes, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/abeadboutique) I look forward to hearing from you… seeing what you are working on! Bead Happy!