That Bead Lady to find Cathy Lampole and her manager, Allison, had set up coffee and beverages, and surprised me with a cake! Flowers on a display table, books and samples and cards galore - what a great welcome! People were excited going through the book and it was wonderful signing their copies to them, knowing that they'd be exploring the ideas and trying their own in short order!
I am so blessed. So many delightful people willing to share their love of beads and beading, explore techniques they've never attempted, and encourage each other to build and grow in their skills... today was truly eye-opening for me. My heart and soul have taken wing and I am flying. Thank you all.