There's a major snow storm that's to visit our area sometime today. The storm is to stay overnight and dump 10-14 inches of snow. This means there's a good chance I won't need to hear that alarm clock go off tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday too (when the second storm is forecasted to arrive).
Fortunately, yesterday, my daughter and I, along with a good friend, visited THE INNOVATIVE BEADS EXPO that took place in Poughkeepsie, NY. This was our first bead expo that we ever attended so we had no clue what to expect. We paid our entrance fee and went inside and was very impressed. There were 25-30 different bead vendors there ... one after another with the most delicious beads you've ever seen! (If you're interested in knowing if the Expo will be in your area, go back and click onto the link ... they'll be in MA in a few weeks!)
Thanks to Mom, who sent me some spending money for my birthday, I treated myself to a few goodies. I purchased two small orange & red flat disc like beads with a larger matching one. These were for adding to my crocheted beaded wire & fiber necklace. (I did attach them to the necklace last night and am very happy with the end results. I DID take a picture, but with a regular film camera. Picture will be posted sometime within the next millennium. No, really, when I get the pictures back, I'll post them.) I also bought a pendant, a few odds & ends of other beads and then had my daughter pick out her own beads. ((Thanks, Mom!!))
Afterwards we decided to stop at AC Moore since we don't have this craft shop near us. Ohhh. The store was hoppin'! Tons of activities for the kids to do, Clifford the Dog was walking around the store, and the fire department was there with their talking/driving dog. My daughter was having a field day! I even managed to scoop up some more beads and charms for future projects!
We stopped at one morecraft shop where I managed to pick up some items that we'll need for my daughter's upcoming First Communion. One item was a ribbon with flowers on it. I will be adding crochet to the sides of the ribbon to make the ribbon wider, and lacier looking, while helping to tie in crochet to the crochet bible book markers my friend is crocheting for this event. The ribbon will be used in the veil I need to assemble.
Yes, once again, I am well stocked before the start of another major snow storm. I say, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!"