Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cold Weather and Bead Show

Riverton, Utah High 61 Low 45

Yesterday when we woke up it was a little below freezing. Our thermostat shows 32 degrees, but we had been up for about a half hour before I took the picture. The apricots are in full bloom, and probably got frozen. From the picture I took, you can see the frost on the roof. Cindy say it doesn't matter about the apricots, because we will be gone anyway.

Several times a year there is a gem and bead show at the expo center. We went yesterday, and it seemed a little like the gem and bead show in Quartzsite. There were so many beads and gems it was hard to decide which one you liked best. Some were real stones, and some were imitations. Of coarse the real thing cost a lot more. We bought a few so Cindy could finish out some of the necklaces she has started.

We were about to leave and we ran into one of the vendors that was selling out beads and fittings at close out prices. we bought a lot of fittings  and beads at lower prices than even Quartzsite. He had grab bags of finished necklaces, bracelets, and some beads for $5.00. He also had bags of close out jewelry for $10.00, that he said would have over $120.00 in value. We got one of each, and after we got home, we weren't disappointed.

This necklace was supposed to be real turquoise and sold for about $120.00. We got what looks like the same thing from the close out for $10.00. He told Cindy it was one he got from a close out from QVC, and they sold it for $110.00. I guess she did OK.

There was also a scrapbook expo at the same time and Cindy used to scrapbook, but now the beads and quilting take president.

Last night we went to one of the quilt store's free sew night. It was fun to see all the people we have sewn with before we went to Alaska. The store has a new manager that we had known from another store that went out of business. He then moved to Oregon, and has been there for about 3 years. We liked him when  he was at the other store and he remembered us.

One of the workers at the store and also a quilter.

We have had a busy couple of days, and I will talk about today later.

Thanks for visiting.          

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