Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Greetings from North Carolina

A friend in need : - ) !! Thanks Susan. Susan picked up some hollow mandrels I wanted when she was attending Hot Time in the Mountains. A wonderful Asheville event for glass artists held in Asheville, NC. Jeri Warhaftig (Jeribeads) was there and gave a demo on using those wonderful puffy mandrels to blow hollow beads. If you've never used them, trust me, you ought to. I've been using them since they came out and they're prefect. You know the theory "Right tool for the right job." Besides, Jeri and Neil (you see him working the Arrow Springs booth at shows) are just plain nice people. the mandrels come with directions and they make it easy. Consider this a ringing endorsement - BUY THOSE MANDRELS!!!

Also in my package were a few surprises. She knows me well. See the sugar skull patch? How could you not! I'm buying a denim jacket to put it on - YES! And, she must have sensed I was feeling a tad "bummy". She included soap, facial cream, and chex mix. A take care of yourself package if I have ever seen one. I love you too!

Once, at a conference, she handed out these facial masks to us roomies. She also took a picture of me sleeping (snoring) in mine. Ahhhhhhh, friendship.

4 comments:

susanlambert said...

gee I wonder where that picture is of you sleeping with that face mask on. hmmmm somewhere... on some memory stick or in the computer. It would be great to post on your blog. hahaha
glad your package got there. I miss you!
Hope to see some hollow beads from you. Remember those beautiful ones you made that looked like candy in a glass dish?

Janel said...

What a great care package! I'm sure you're enjoying everything.

Here's something else: I've given you the Butterfly Award! You can check it out here.

rosebud101 said...

Truly a friend! Isn't that wonderful?

Sharon Driscoll said...

Hahahahaha! I think the snoring facial mask would make a great post. Where were we at? Bead and Button? Gathering? Hollows coming for spring...maybe filled with "springy things!" Thanks Janel for the award - my first! Rosebud...your site is rockin' and there are so many new things.