Monday, April 7, 2014

How Many Days until Bead & Button?

I have not been counting..

A handful of you know that my plans this year to do the famous Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee have changed.  The decision was probably made on the road to Milwaukee in my car last year - 16 hours on the highway is a good time to discuss what the following years plans are going to be and both Mom and I felt that I was too physically and mentally exhausted to even consider it. 

My goal for 2013/2014 was to try to get a lot of personal projects accomplished - a little hiatus from Bead Shows and focus on some minor health issues that needed my attention.  I think I have been doing a pretty good job in achieving that goal - I did not anticipate spending so much time around the holiday's being sick but it gave me permission to consider that a lazy day is not a bad thing & that its okay to have them without guilt.    I can now have them regularly and highly recommend it --- as a matter of fact I am currently working on extending the lazy day to the lazy week {kidding}  I am probably using the term "lazy" incorrectly -- my lazy day's include cooking, organizing, taking my grandmother to the Dr.'s and running her errands, loving my cats, reading, cleaning, and attacking the attic filled with boxes of this & that, that have been weighing heavily on my mind for the last few years.. so, I just mean - not making beads ALL DAY EVERY DAY.  But I promise you THIS YEAR my garden is going to be Kick-A**!  

Bead my Love - B & B 2014 featuring Lisa Peters ART booth #'s 1213-1215
Not to worry {assuming you were all worrying} My beads will be at the show this year!  The lovely Meg from Bead My Love has been gracious enough to take 1213-1215 off my hands for 2014 and carry a selection of LPA to keep you inventory-packed!  For those of you who do not already know Meg and her mom Moggie,  They teach bead embroidery classes and sell beading supplies at The Innovative Beads Expo and other shows all over the country. They also host the Beautiful Bead Embroidery Retreat in Rehoboth, DE.  I am sure that most of you have seen Meg's beautiful beadwork adorning the covers of magazines or have picked up one of her bead embroidery kits at a show in the past.  Please stop by and introduce yourself at the show - it will be Megs first year at B & B and I would really love for you to get to know her and her work!   I have been in the studio making things and if you follow my facebook posts you know that a high percentage of those things are shank buttons ( I do not know why - I just cannot stop myself) I will definitely supply Bead my Love with all sorts of cabochons to bead with but will also have a limited supply of beads and buttons at the booth as well.   *Please note that LPA Designer Discounts can not be used at Bead My Love Booth purchases *

At present I am in the studio doing what I do at a pace I can handle.  (insert applause here) I have made lots of small components which is totally not my comfort zone - but I did, so I hope you like them!  My etsy shop should be filled more than usual this summer because there will be no B & B burnout and hopefully this show-hiatus will allow for more time to experiment and attempt some projects that have been on the back burner for a while now.   I am currently working in wet clay so if you have anything that you would like me to work on - now is the time to ask so please email me  - remember I like reminders, lots of them.

If you are going to be at the show and want me to send Meg something specific for you please let me know!  I am really going to miss seeing & laughing with you this year - pictures please!!! I want to see lots of pictures! Connect with me on twitter or facebook to share!

That's it for now,
I wish you happy creating


TesoriTrovati said...

Sweetie, I am so glad that you are getting yourself on track. But I am selfishly pouting over here. I will admit that your booth is at the top of my list at B&B! You know I can't stay away! I will surely visit Meg and send my good wishes with a purchase or two {dozen}. But it won't be the same without you and your sweet momma. Take good care, make that garden grow and consider finding your way back to B&B. I will miss you. Enjoy the day! Erin

Lisa Peters Russ said...

Thank you Erin! I will miss seeing you as well - I will def. be back to B & B but I totally needed this year to get back on track -much love xo