While I was at the Bead & Button show I discovered that I must have been living under a rock for quite some time, as I was unaware of the fabulous German beading magazine Perlen Poesie. http://www.perlen-poesie.de/ Where the heck have I been??!!
The super talented and extrmemely kind (anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting her in person knows her smile simply lights up a room!) Laura Andrews http://www.lauraandrews.com/ introduced me to Andrea and Freddie Ott of Perlen Poesie fame. Lucky for me, since I don't know any German, they spoke perfect English and I was able to have a nice converstation with them. It turns out they had been to my neck of the woods, Florence , OR. What a small world. Most people in the states have never even heard of Florence, Oregon! Andrea gifted me with a copy of their beautiful magazine and I was really impressed. I'm going to subscribe, I was so impressed. The photographs are wonderful and although I can't read German, the diagrams are so well done that I don't think it even matters!
Please visit their website to check out photos of this year's Toho party in Milwaukee. There's even one of Andrea and I that Freddie took! Check it out: http://perlen-poesie.de/neuigkeiten/details/toho-empfang
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