I have recently become acquainted with the "other Sheryl" in the area - Sheryl Lamarand. She's a beader, a Wire Knitz enthusiast, and a certified ZenTangle instructor. She's also a lover of my Enlightened Denim bracelets - and already owns several! Turns out we have many things in common besides beads - right down to our golden retrievers!
We took a trip to the Great Lakes Bead Guild monthly meeting in Detroit on Tuesday, She was the featured speaker - introducing everyone to ZenTangle. I think I wasn't the only person hooked. It's a very 'zen' way to relax and let creativity flow. I plan to use some of the strokes and patterns in creating my detailed embroidery pieces - and may even venture into tangling on the denim.... later. Still playing with it - I USED to work crossword puzzles and the like during my TV/down time. NOW I tangle!
And since I can't come up with a good segue into my update on last weekend - here it is!
Birthday was quiet. Hubby had to work a day shift, which left our plans in limbo. We opted for a simple quiet dinner at a local steak house that offers free steak on your birthday (how can you resist?) and then home afterward - after all - getting up at 5:15 the next morning was not the kind of 'day after' birthday morning everyone really wants! BUT - rise I did. The annual Holidays in Haslett show day had arrived. And wow! What a day! WHEW! I LOVE my new location - although a bit smaller - So I had to choose my merchandise wisely.
Next up - my Shiawassee Art Gallery Holiday Market inventory. It's ready - only sold 2 of the pieces I had planned to take there; just need to write it up, and take it up. The fun thing about the location of THAT gallery is that it's half way between here and Frankenmuth - the home of my favorite bead store in all the land - Bead Haven! So mom and I (and maybe even my mother in law) will be making a day of it, and doing some shopping too. FUN!
Looking forward to not one but TWO completely free weekends in a row before I have to knuckle down - stop the beading and the Tangling long enough to clean for the NEXT big event - the Holt Holiday Sampler show! HERE! IN ONE MONTH! WHEEE!