and Melissa Grakowsky Shippee:
And I got to see Marcia DeCoster again!
Here's the view from the hotel room:
I went with my mom and we had dinner at the Calderone Club one evening, it was good food and a nice evening:
Here are a couple of the amazing Bead Dreams Competition pieces, I tried to get the names in there for credit purposes but if any of them don't show and you know who made them, please let me know so I can add the names (I forgot to write them down!)
The one I voted for (came in second!):
The piece that won:
And the best in show piece:
On the way home this weekend, mom and I went to a few antique stores as well:
And I found these for hubby!
As for me, I took 2 classes, one from the fabulous Marcia, assisted by Liz, the Rising Sun. I was the only one who finished in class and she blogged about it here
My second class was with Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, Cosmic Connections:
I also had some time one afternoon while Mom was in class so I worked on Mikki Ferrugiaro's design which you can get here and I finished it yesterday:
Phew, I tried to take pictures, but it all gets so crazy trying to get everything you can in, Hopefully I'll remember to take more next year!