I knew it had been awhile since I had blogged. What I didn't realize was that it had been THAT long. Ugh. I'm not quite sure what happened other than life and other work-related stuff. It's been kind of nutty between travel (work & family), projects, beads. I've taken lots of pictures, it's not that the blog hasn't been on my mind. I just haven't been able to fit blogging into the weekly routine lately.
So, with that said, the only thing to do is catch up and go forward!
Last I left you we had just returned from Stitches West, which was awesome. So great to see so many of you out there.
Once we got back, we only had a little bit of time before we headed out on our March vacation with the kids. Florida as usual, but this year, we had a surprise for them:
They were going to Disney. First.Time. We didn't tell them until we were getting ready to head to the airport. They were stunned (we couldn't ask for much more of a reaction, given that it was 4:30 am). It was an awesome trip.
Steve and I really made every effort to disconnect for awhile. It's impossible to do so completely, but I think we did a better than average job on this trip. Which was great while we were away, but made things a bit harder when we got back.
First full weekend back was "Move the Bead Store" weekend. It went very well and we love the new space.
If you haven't been by to visit, please stop in when you can. We're offering a bunch of introductory classes and will be building upon that. We will be selling on-line, but not yet. You can check us out at www.websbeads.com.
We also kicked off our 34th Annual Anniversary Sale. I'm sure you've heard about it by now, but if not, be sure to click through and check out the amazing selection of yarns for knitters, weavers and crocheters.
Our event calendar is packed. This Friday night we have Louisa Harding at the store from 5-8pm. This event is FREE and will feature an informal talk by Louisa about her designs, yarn and everything that goes into creating her line each season. We'll have light hors d'ouevres and beverages as usual.
Next up on April 27th is the Yarn Harlot herself. More details will follow, but we're planning to open the store at 10am. She'll be in around 11ish to start signing books. Then it's over to the Calvin for the event at 2pm. Be sure to register here. We need a headcount! Then it's back to the store for more additional book signings. We'll be open until the last knitter leaves.
Then on May 17/18, it's Tent Sale Weekend! Saturday also features our annual Fleece Market. It's a fun and crazy time and something you don't want to miss. More details to follow on that as well.
Hopefully I'm back on track now. Thanks for your patience!