Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lilacs and a Garage Sale

I discovered on the weekend that the lilacs are finally in bloom here in southern Ontario.  Always a sure and fragrant sign of spring. 

Another sign of spring is the Toronto Bead Society's annual "garage sale and social", where we chat and eat and check out what various members are offering for sale as they sell off bits of their stash for other members to buy.  I got some great bargains last year, looking forward to seeing what is available this time around.  Not that I need any more beads, of course, but it doesn't hurt to look, right?  And you know how I love garage sales!  I know for a fact that the Dixon Chick is going to be selling so I'm going to want to check out what she's got, in case there are any Swarovski crystals on offer at bargain prices!! And my friend Nancy Groshens promised to bring some of her vintage jewelery to sell, she always has the most unique items.

This year, as a special treat, Adela Kodonova (http://www.adelakodonova.cz/), a Czech fashion jewellery designer who is staying in Toronto until the end of the summer, teaching classes and enjoying being a member of the TBS, and who works for Jablonex, will make a short presentation about their farfalle beads and will have a special gift for members on a first come, first served basis.

That's tomorrow night (Wed June 1st) at Ryerson (one week earlier than usual due to a scheduling conflict with the university). See you there!

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