There are no better host and hostesses than the folks at John Bead. They truly are so hospitable and I can never thank them enough for taking such good care of me when I visit! We've aligned with distributors that are on our same wave length. They have family owned and operated distributorships. In North America, with John Bead, Foreign Source and Eurotool - we just absolutely cannot go wrong.
I was happy to meet the Editor of Canadian Beading, Alison Savage. I was even more delighted to see that the cover project for the latest issue (#6) uses our Serenity Trio. Wowza!
I got to meet and spend time with Pam from Tierra Cast as well as Doug from Unicorn Beads. They were both a treat for chit chat. I got to learn a lot about their product lines as they each introduced John Bead as their Canadian distributor. Here's Pam helping some customers with Make-it-Take-its. She was so sweet, all of the staff at Tierra Cast that I've had the fortune to meet seem sweet. What a neat company, full of neat people!
Designer Adela Kodonova from the Czech Republic was on hand to showcase the Jablonex beads. She was the designer for Runway 2008 at John Bead and is always full of smiles. She was excited to try our Trios in a few designs. I'm sure that she will make something fabulous!
Last night, we were treated to dinner at Wayne Gretzky's restaurant and tickets to a comedy show at The Second City in downtown Toronto. SEE - those John Bead'ers are REALLY great hosts and hostesses! It was so nice to laugh and I laughed hard. Although, I did not understand some of the Canadian jokes. But, there was a pretty funny impersonation of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. All in all, it was a long day and I was really exhausted last night but it was a happy exhausted.
Today, after I finished demo-ing and packed up I decided to drive back downtown and check out the CN Tower. It was really windy today and the clouds were moving around the city at the speed of lightening.