Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sourcing Materials

blurry photo, taken before the vendor could give me the stinkeye
Did I ever tell y'all that my day job involves persuasive writing?  One of the results of this professional reality is that I can find ways to sling the BS rephrase things to sound as attractive or positive as possible.

So this weekend, I went sourcing materials, which was really a thinly veiled way of saying that I went to a bead show to shop.  Which, since the show was in the same city that my son lives in, was really a thinly veiled excuse to visit my son.  And since my daughter lives relatively close by, it was a great excuse (not even thinly disguised) for her to come over.  And for the superfecta, since my husband had the weekend off, we all gathered in one city.  Because Mom needed to source materials.

See?  Win, win, win!

Turns out my daughter is a great enabler when bead shopping.  Here, she modeled some golden agates.

And she learned the bead show truism that, if the crowds at the front of the table are too deep, go to the side of the table and reach over...politely. So much better than throwing an elbow or wedging in by using your freakishly oversized shopping tote.

I got some really good stuff...some of it that I picked out myself.  And I hope you all had as good and fun a weekend as I did. (Photos of the weekend's haul to come in the next few days!)


A Half-Baked Notion said...

*Sigh* to have a daughter to enable my bead shopping... that would be heaven, Bobbie!

Christine Altmiller said...

we are all BS masters when i comes to figuring out ways to the beads. but i suspect you are the Chief BS Master :-)
Looks like you had a great weekend!

Kepi said...

Sounds like an incredibly good time!