What could be more fun than a day playing with beads? Well, spending a day with friends, old and new, eating fabulous food, and playing with beads destined to go on a trip to Ethiopia and back. Cindy Brown and I showed up bright and early at the home of Noel & Tammy Cunningham. Alissa came and brought her wonderful and creative children Walker & Hannah, who are already professional bead sorters. April & Patti showed up on a Harley (potato, potato, potato) and RMBS members Phyllis Rigsby, Devon Billings, Elaine Kelty, and Gloria Shone came in for the afternoon shift. Marta called while we were sorting, so we were all able to shout a hello to her. We packaged 490 sets of beads to go on a special direct flight to Ethiopia.
Thanks to all who helped sort; there will be more sorting opportunities in the future as the Lampwork Challenge members are hard at work making more beads!