Well perhaps we will call it semi-retired. I am home from the last engagement of 2014. For 2015 I have three engagements planned and a lot of downtime. That is what is required at the moment.
My last engagement was Beadjoux in Georgia and it was truly wonderful. I met a whole bunch of students I hadn't met before and a few that I had and Stephanie and her Mom Monica who own Beadjoux. I also met Jimmy Boatwright (?sp) so sorry Jimmy. I've admired her work, often published in Bead and Button for a long while and now I've met her, always a treat.
See that big old 'Bead on It Board' on the bottom, it is called the DeCoster. Deidre who IS Bead on it Boards felt that the yarn fabric represented me well and named it after me. I love it as it has enough real estate for me to work on my lap and keep all of my tools and beads handy. This weekend Beadjoux had a stack of the DeCoster boards and as people decided it was right for them, they purchased and asked me to sign their purchase. I am a big believer in the best tools, so it was a pleasure to do that. It was also a first. Hope you all enjoy your boards as much as I do mine!