Ready, set, ship out!

Making slow but steady progress in the mission to get the boxes shipped out on Wednesday for Bead Fest Portland. I’ve made eleventy billion kits and organized them all in their little bubble zip lock baggies. Another billion or so patterns are boxed up as well, and I’m both packing and creating a packing check-list for shows that I fly to. I’ve found myself in more than one corner of the map missing a critical component over the last year. Yup, it’s taken me a full year (that I’m willing to admit to) to actually create the checklist that will keep me from having to find an Office Depot, Post Office, or Bed, Bath and Beyond in ever major city in the US. I’m a little slow sometimes, but I get there.

And let’s not ignore the fact that a single packing list won’t do. Oh no. I must have the Flying packing list, and the Driving packing list, because they are obviously different. The Driving list includes things like tables and chairs and rolling carts and … well, that’s what the list is for.

I’m awfully proud of the fact that I’m getting these boxes mailed out in time to send them regular old UPS Ground…not 3-day, not 2-day. No last minute hysteria at the last moment (so far.) I won’t even be packing 51 pounds of kits in my luggage on the plane, either. My suitcase is ALWAYS over the 50lb weight limit. This. Must. Stop!

On the other hand, I still have instructions to write for Saturday’s class here at the Tapestry Beads Studio, the house to clean, and some samples to bead up as quickly as possible. Eh. Piece of cake! (mmmm….cake…)

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