Those were really really fun times. I look back on my early teaching and beading and I've come along way since then, but, I am not sure I would have even started on this career path if it were not for the support, encouragement and friendship of my good friend Linda.
Rings of Saturn, the cover of Beads in Motion was a collaboration in our early design careers!
Lives changed, we moved apart, far apart, children grew, grandchildren arrived and jobs changed. We lost touch and it broke my heart on a regular basis. Linda was truly the wind beneath my wings.
I lost and found another friend and I am forever grateful that she reached out to me, and now we make sure to stay in touch and plan trips to see one another.
Recently I made a trek up to Creative Castle to see Maggie Meister because it had been so long since I'd seen her. I got to talking about how I missed Linda, and was encouraged by another good friend Carole, to continue to search and I did and I found her!
Friends are so important in this life. Each of mine are very very dear to me. I pledge to work harder at being in touch and making time. I love my husband dearly, the ultimate friend really, but each day is made brighter by all of the people I hold dear in my life. I love you.