About a dozen of my online my bead artist and designer friends were all planning on attending Bead Fest in Philadelphia last weekend. I yearned to meet these women in person because I had enjoyed and cherished our online communication so much. Once I got the idea of going to Bead Fest, I couldn’t get it out of my thoughts. Mind you, I live in the completely opposite corner of the United States. Flying to Pennsylvania for just a day and a half is totally expensive and frivolous. Etc.,etc.!
I wanted to go anyway! I’m retired, right? Time to have some fun. Well,I thought, I’ll just take a peek at online ticket prices…no harm in that. The first time I looked, tickets ranged from $565-$1500. Yikes! No way. But I kept monitoring the airline prices and by Friday night the prices had fallen to $507. I’m usually not given to impulsivity, but my desire to personally know my beady sisters, out-weighed any judgement or caution. I booked my tickets at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night and in less than 24 hours, I was on my way to the Philly Bead Fest!!!
Bead Table Wednesday
So here’s what’s on my bead table today: my great new bead stash from Bead Fest. I know you’re jealous, but don’t drool on your keyboard, OK?
Here’s Diana Ptaszynski demonstrating how we all felt after a day’s worth of bead shopping: exhausted! We revived ourselves with an excellent dinner at Legal Seafood—but more on that in a future blog post.
Visit the BTW Flickr group and see what others have on their bead tables.