Yes, the good and bad of it is that I leave Alaska today and it's been such great fun. The good, I get to sleep next to my husband in my own bed, always nice. The bad, I must face the reality of the scary to do list. But first a few more Alaskan highlights.
Wanda made me an urchin. I might have been saying how I always envisioned a pink and orange one, but hadn't had the time.....and Wanda said I'll make you one...Shameless as it may have been I didn't hesitate a minute, I picked out those beads! And here is what Wanda did.
And here's Wanda.
She's fast and she loved the urchin so I only have mild guilt. And I gifted her the beads to make one for herself.
I told you there were color whizzes, here is Sian's, so beautiful with the old jet ab2x coated beads, more green then today's blue color. She was saving them for a special occasion.
And then the jellyfish by Shannon, brilliant. She had one of those what if moments and went home and beaded an urchin with clear beads. She then beaded a second small urchin in bright blue and placed it inside of the first urchin so you can see peeks of color through.....oh the possibilities.
Parked outside the door I kept glimpsing this license plate, and yep it did belong to a student, Vivien. Loved it.
I also spotted another beautiful needle case, this one belonging to Sian. Made by the multi-talented Debra Smith.
Linda the wonder hostess made it a very special week! I hope there is day I'll be asked to come back.
And Roberta, the every smiling and cheerful young women at the front desk of the Dimond Hotel....left me a thank you card for being a nice guest. Now how often does that happen? The people are really really nice here.