I just went to one on Saturday and had such a great time learning something I've never tried before, bead crochet with my friends Bert & Dana Freed. They are an amazing mother-daughter team who just wrote a great new book, Bead Crochet Jewelry, and were great supporters of me pursuing my own book. I love them for that!
Look how beautiful their jewelry is! I hope one day I can make one of their rope-style pieces. Mypiece needs a lot more practice. I must have redone it 5 times...
I got to sit across from Esther K. Smith, of Purgatory Pie Press, who makes artist books and writes great books. LOVED seeing her happy face as she flipped through my book, Stitched Gifts.
It was so very nice to be in the library making with all these creative people. At one point everyone sang happy birthday to a young girl who won the crafternoon raffle & by chance it was her birthday that day. Such a great moment!