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silver bella round up

Four days in Omaha plus one to get home flew by in a blink! We all had such a great time this year and I'm trying to find a place to jump in and share it with you. It feels like a double dutch jump-rope. Classes, friends, teachers, students, dinners, shopping, vending, sharing. Whoosh!

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Gift2

The amazing students! Eager, talented, generous, dear. 

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They challenged and inspired me, made me laugh, think, listen. But mostly, they made me feel so happy and loved.

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Sbjulie

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Sbchat4

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Sb21

This was my fourth year as a teacher at this event and what was the same was like Home. What was new was refreshing and memorable for the excitement it stirred. 

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Sbchatelaine

Special thanks to Fiskars, Marcus Brothers and Anna Griffin for sponsoring my classes and to Cari for setting me up with materials there.

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Gift3

The teachers were gifted, accomplished, down-to-earth, delightful. 

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Gift4

The students shared handmade gifts and kind words to get me through the quiet studio days. Matthew sent his freshly printed magazine for me to share with the Bellas.

Cherie

Cherie

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Gift6

I connected with old friends and met so many new artists and designers. By week's end, I felt as if I'd known my fabulous roomie all my life. Still, it goes by too fast. Each year I always wish I could stay an extra day and take classes from the other teachers. So much to learn!

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Gift7

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Gift8

All things bright and beautiful and Bella-fied.

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Gift10

It was a set of days richly embroidered with art and friendship. Kind of like the papered basket we made in class, each panel carefully and lovingly decorated, stitched together to make a sentimental circle.

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Thank you so much, Teresa and all the splendid Bellas, for this year of wonders. How lucky are we?! 

Now, to unpack completely, regroup and prepare to show you what's next. Hmmm. Let's see....

xoxoC

grammy at the plaza

gone stitchin'

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