Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What an amazing day!

Yesterday I had the best day.  I spent the afternoon having one-on-one bead time with Robin Atkins!  She was in the Phoenix area on vacation with her husband, and I live just a hop-skip away from where they were staying.  If you've never met Robin, I have to tell you that she is one of the warmest, kindest people I have ever met.  It was a lot of fun because not only were we beading, but she also had some great stories to tell. 

She asked me to bring all my embroidery work, and I had to blush a lot because she was so complimentary of what I had to show her.  She is my bead idol, and to get such praise on my work from her was like winning an Oscar! 

I met her husband, Robert, too, and although I didn't spend a lot of time with him, you can tell right away that he is a lot of fun to be around.  They make a great couple! 

I felt so fortunate to be able to sit with her for a few hours.  I learned a couple great beading tips along the way, too.  She was working on some spirit dolls in the most fun fabrics of vegetable prints to go with a towel and pot holder set.  They were pretty great!  Robin is such a talented lady, but more importantly she is just an awesome person to be around.  You can't help but feel happy when with her. 

I had an amazing day!!!

Robin Atkins


Bobbi said...

Hi Lisa, Gosh Sweetie I'm still excited for you! I'm so happy that Robin and you had a wonderful day! You're soooooo lucky! That had to been fantastic! Maybe one day Robin will be in Ohio and I'll have the pleasure of being able to meet her and to take a few of her classes with her...Wow...just the thought makes me happy!
I hope that you have a beautiful rest of your evening.
Hugs and happy beading...

Carol said...

What a neat experience for you. I just don't even know what to say. I'm happy for you! and for Robin to meet one of her biggest fans.
xx, Carol

Bellesanbeaus said...

Miss Lisa...you are so much more graceful than I...I would have been spilling beads and making a fool out of myself!!! lol. My daughter and I met Sandra Lee this past Nov. and we were both so star struck we couldn't hardly talk to the woman!! I am so happy for you and proud of your grace!!! Beth

Mary-Frances said...

Oh how fun! I'm so jealous. I took a class from her and she's wonderful!

It's nice to have someone you admire really love your stuff isn't it?

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Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

beth, lol, i was really nervous! i'm a clutzy person by nature, and i was really afraid of making a fool of myself. i didn't get a ton of beading done...i was going so slow trying to be very careful of my movements. lol. but i made it through.

mary-frances, yes, it is nice to have someone admire your work like that. i was on cloud 9. i'm so glad you got to take a class from her! which class was it? did you learn a lot and have the best time?

bobbi, thank you for always being so positive and a shot of sunshine in my comments!

thanks, carol. it was such a neat experience. i will always remember it.

Beadwright said...

Hey you are right on all acounts about Robin. She is one of the nicest people you would want to know. Glad you had fun. Maybe we can too????


Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

that would be fun, nicole!

Sweetpea said...

Hi Lisa ~ What GREAT photos of Robin! Obviously, you two were having an inspired & happy time...beading buddies are THE BEST!! Thanks for sharing your day with us :>]]

Robin said...

Well now, m'dear, you've made ME blush.... I had no idea you were vervous about being a klutz, nor did I see any signs of it at all. I enjoyed our conversations so much... they covered a broad spectrum of personal, beady, travel and career subjects... easily flowing from one to another. This doesn't happen with everyone I meet... so take credit for a lot of grace (ie opposite of klutz)... Hope we can do it again some time... Hugs, Robin

PS. The top picture of me is unusually good. (I always FREEZE solid in front of the camera.) Thanks!

Lynn said...

WHAT!?! YOU ARE THE LUCKIEST PERSON EVER! I usually don't ever say this, but: I'm Jealous! But happy for you too, of course, of course!