Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Okay, so I am not so great at keeping up with the blog thing! I will give it another try. After a rough Autumn, things are finally settling down. Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes on Facebook. It was so great to hear from everyone. I had a great birthday. I was driving home from the Holiday Craft Show in Morristown, NJ where I had a good weekend. I met some wonderful people. I fell in love with the work of Elizabeth Rubidge - among many others! Her felted scarves are just wonderful. I had to have one for my birthday! Take a look at her website: www.feltedgarden.com. I just love my new scarf - very chic and warm!

On my drive home I was accompanied by my favorite artist Sting. His new CD is just lovely and certainly put me in the holiday spirit.

During the Fall, I had some great teaching gigs starting with Iowa. I had such a good time with the gals there. Fran is a wonderful cook and hostess! I had fun with the gals at Crystal Creations in Florida and again in New York with Beadventure and Sherry Serafini! What a great group - I had a blast. Last but not least, I was with the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild in the Detroit area. They are one of the best bead societies in the country and I had so much fun seeing old friends and making new ones.

I am busy and will continue being busy into the next year writing a book for Lark. I am so thrilled to be doing this book. It is a challenge but I am enjoying the process. The book will be out in September of 2011 and as I said this is a real thrill for me. I have been developing many new projects based on historical jewelry, mosaic patterns & knots and architecture. What a great experience.

Tomorrow I am off to ITALY!!! I am going to Naples to see friends and then to Rome for a micromosaic course. I have been playing with micromosaics with seed beads for years and I have wanted to learn the technique for the past 10 years. This is a dream come true for me. I hope to have time to post some blogs while I am on my trip. Of course, I am most looking forward to spending time with my Neapolitan friends, wine and good food in the evenings.

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and hope to post more soon.


1 comment:

  1. Yay, A Maggie post, thanks for keep us up to date, have a wonderful time in Italy!