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30 May 2011

Its been so long

I haven't posted for aaagggeessss. To be honest I haven't really had anything to show.

I went a bead retreat in Derbyshire last weekend and it was heaven. The lovely Donna of Delicate Sparkles organised it and there were 14 of us. Nearly double the amount there were last year. So, why was it heaven? Well we had wine, chocolate and so many talented beaders and Jewellery makers there that between them nothing was impossible. We beaded for the ENTIRE weekend. I still didn't finish anything only that I rebanded a ring. I came away with so many ideas just not enough time to make them all nor enough memory to store them. Something tells me I need to use one of my many paper pads to draw designs so as not to forget them. I say 'draw' in the loosest sense of the word - you would know why if you saw my drawings.

Anyway, while we were there we had a baby shower for the lovely Aster and it had a beady twist to it with lampies being the prize for the games. Lesley baked some really cute cupcakes and Helen of Lalalampwork made a special lampie pass the parcel. Aster, bless her had absolutely NO idea - even when everyone had disappeared from the table to congregate in the other cottage. She got lots of lovely gorgeous pressies for baby and a lovely advice book (you can imagine what was in it after all the nutty headers had finished).

We have booked for next year and it seems that we are overbooked!!!! I am not surprised as it was SO much fun.

Now I will get on to finishing a project so I can start playing with Bead Embroidery.