Monday, August 06, 2007

Checking in from the East Coast

I'm blogging from the exciting land of New Jersey. How did I ever live without my laptop? It's so nice to just sit down, connect to a wireless network, and still be able to conduct business and stay in touch with friends and family no matter where I am.

I had a great time at my step-sister-in-law's wedding, and I got a lot of compliments on the necklace that I made specifically for the event. I don't have my digital camera with me, so I'm afraid I won't be able to show that off until I get home in two weeks. We do have some pictures from the wedding, though, so I might share those at some point.

The lighting's not great here for beading. I should have packed my Ott-Lite, but I was really running out of room in my luggage (hence not having the camera). Packing used to be a lot easier when I dressed more casually. So much of what I like to wear now is handwash, or at least line-dry, so I can't do a lot of laundry while I'm gone. This is the price of my vanity!

I think next week is when I'll go bead shopping. If you remember my posts from last year, I found some really great beads on Long Island and in New York City. I'm hoping for some great finds this year, too. I'd like to get back out to the one shop that had table after table of vintage. I've already used up some of the best things I got there.

That's all for now. I started my next novel while I was in the Chicago airport (I'd already finished my reading material), and I'm trying to get some work in on that today.


  1. Sounds like you're having a good time. I want to hear about the bead stores you visit!

  2. I'll be sure to share, Christina! One of my favorite things about traveling is checking out new-to-me bead shops :)