This sign says it all for today's weather! But I'm finding it all rather refreshing and a big change from San Diego.
It is a beautifully stocked store and if you haven't been and live anywheres within driving range of Deerfield Village, Illinois, you really must. And if you are a seed bead artist, here is just ONE wall of there selection.
The store has an amazing ambiance with artistic touches in every corner.
And the folks in class have been so fun.
Here's Patti, well Patti's knitted/beaded wristlets. Patti is so creative, and I totally bonded with her over her wristlets, having made 3 pair of my own.
And here is Donna, making a great face! with Sherry looking on.
And Cindy and Gretchen who are such good friends that Cindy got Gretchen hooked on beading but then had to move away to Ohio. She returned to Deerfield so they could take this class together.
And Mary, who wasn't in class, but looked so darn cute in this hat that I had to take her picture and come to find out she was in my class the next day and the next.
And Gail, how cute is she? Gail and Kim work for the Bead and Button show and it is always a highlight of my day to see their smiling faces come around. So I was delighted to see Gail show up in my class. (Gail, remember our agreement....) There was in fact a huge Milwaukee contingency, Helen and Jan, and Amy and I think Carla (ok girls we're going on memory now) but I thoroughly enjoyed everyone. Can't wait to touch base again in Milwaukee. Cathy came, but I don't think she was close to Milwaukee? Oh I do so try to remember..
And then there Shannon who is the sister of Ellen who lives in Kentucky and takes my classes in Milwaukee. Shannon's husband bought her this class for Christmas, how cool is that! Yeah, small world stuff. I loved Shannon. She had on the Tesserae from the cover of Step by Step Beads