Y'all, I've been terribly remiss in posting about one of the best weekends I've had in a long, long time.
A couple of weekends ago, I was part of the Kentuck Festival
, a fabulous art show outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where my family and I lived for nearly 15 years. Pat and I went down a day early so we'd have time to visit old friends and co-workers, eat in some of our favorite restaurants, drive by our old house (several times), wander around the University of Alabama campus, and generally soak up the atmosphere of the town we raised our kids in.
|Here's Pat, getting ready to satisfy a culinary craving.|
Seriously, I have dreams about this restaurant's sausage and roasted peppers.
Here's a glimpse of the view from my booth shortly before we opened on Saturday -- there were about 280 artists in all. See the beautiful tall pine trees? I had nearly forgotten the aroma of a pine forest in the autumn. Fantastic.
The visit back "home" was great. The show was great. I saw people I hadn't seen in seven years. I hugged more people and caught up on more news than I could have imagined. And one of the highlights was getting to meet Therese of Therese's Treasures
Funny coincidence -- I knew Therese's brother when I lived in Alabama. Realized the connection by accident in an online conversation with Therese here on the beading blogs. Wild, huh?
Anyway, not only did Therese gift me with a lovely visit, she slipped me a sweet little gift...
|yes, the beautiful ribbon wrapped around the box |
will find its way into a piece of jewelry
|A beautiful Therese-woven pendant, earrings with beads by (I'm guessing) |
JulsBeads, and a couple of lovely cabochons. She spoiled me!!
And I'm here to tell you that not only is Therese a wonderful and generous lady who always has a kind comment here on the blogs, but she's magic -- as soon as she came to my booth, customers started crowding in, trying things on and making purchases. She was my good luck charm that day. Thanks for everything, Therese!