Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bead&Button 2011 The view from Booth 410

Another wonderful Bead&Button Show is behind us. It seems somewhat surreal to be home after 8 very full days in Milwaukee. I love this show for the great energy and laughter that abounds every single day and night. Beaders are the happiest people on earth, I think! That energy held me up through the cold I caught on the way to the show. Each day is so full and so busy, that I hardly noticed. Each night after the show, I did collapse on the bed happy with the day, but feeling totally worn out. Usually, I go to dinner with friends at least 3 times. It is such a great time to catch up with people I've known for so many years of bead shows and classes. Here are a few great pictures taken from Booth #410. I got out to go to the bathroom and that's about it, so there aren't many pictures, but they are fun ones.
 Sue Blessenger was such a great helper at Meet the Teachers. I couldn't have done it without her! Thanks Sue!
Great Lakes Beaders! What did YOU get??? Fire Mountain Gems was across the aisle from us. They were wonderful neighbors.

 Some of the Beading Across America project authors. What a great gathering of talent this is!
Nathalie from Lark Books and Me
The Bad Liz and Her Bad Ass Birdie Hat
 The Bad Ass Birdie

 My booth mate and room mate Hannah Rosner, to the left, was great. We will have the same booth next year. A "Great" bunch of bead crazed shoppers!
 I couldn't resist taking a picture of this great Anamae esque outfit! Isn't she cute?

If only I had more time and energy to shoot more pictures at the B&B Show this year... Oh well there's always next year.  Thanks to everyone who came by to visit and shop. I got about a thousand hugs. That's worth so much.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for the pictures, almost as good as being there, lol. Maybe next year!

  2. Thanks for the photos of members of MY bead guild group - the Great Lakes Bead Guild! I hope one day to be able to make the trip to B&B either with them or to meet up with them. Kate and Liz, and the rest of them are, as you probably know, an absolute riot! Glad to see them having so much fun!