My Heart-Felt Thanks

Fall 2017

Laura McCabe     Sherry Serafini    Shelley Nybakke  ♥ Sue Charette-Hood    

Where would we be without these incredibly talented designers who also take the time to teach us – 
Thank you!


Sea of Beads

  Owner Greg Keville      Tonya Keville

Sea of Beads hosted the Thursday night Welcome Reception for the Trunk Show and it was fabulous!  Shrimp platters; meat/cheese platters and a variety of wines made for a delicious and festive opening night for the Retreat!  Sea of Beads expanded their Retreat Marketplace this year and it was extensive – anything you wanted that was not at the Marketplace you just had to mention it to Tonya and she would get it  delivered from their store!  Sea of Beads was there to make everyone’s bead shopping dreams come true at the Retreat – and beyond!  They were shipping orders out after the Retreat and continue to make my Retreat peeps happy. Greg, you are always there, always saying ‘Sure!’ and ‘Yes!’  when I need one more thing before the Retreat – Thanks so much! 


Bead Elves

 Nancy Holmberg     ♥ Shonda Andrews      Sherry Bain    Erin Bachrach     

No one should ever be without a bead elf or 4!  Nancy – couldn’t have made it look so seamless without you –
and many thanks to Shonda, Sherry & Erin,  for pitching in and helping me get set up – in a magic minute!  You’re the best!   



Wild Beads 

  Owner Lori Clarida

Where would I be without your endless supply of  bead tubes to help make the Welcome Gifts?  – From the beginning, your encouragement and all you do to support Heart of Texas Bead Retreat has helped me so very much. I know I can always count on you (and your editing!) whether I’m working on a new wild & crazy idea or simply trying to put together signs – Thank you Lori.   



 Ruth Ann Miller – for working up custom bead boards for my teacher’s Welcome Gifts on an extremely short timeline. You made it happen and that was awesome – Thanks Ruth Ann


 Alli Cormier, for adding to the Gift Bags – Again! Thanks Alli!


Wingate by Wyndham

After a difficult check in – because a conference group did not bother to check out on time which pushed hotel housekeeping back 2+ hours and so everyone’s check in moved back 2+ hours – the staff and crew worked tirelessly to accommodate the Retreat and ensure everything got back on track and stayed there!  Thank you Wingate! We love your Conference Center!


And You! All of you who answered the call to ‘Come Bead With Us.’

As always, I must say Thank You to all of you who decided that this is where you wanted to spend your weekend. Without your faith, your continued support, and your love of beading, none of this would have been possible.



David Fleming, Edge Technology Consulting 
for his event registration software, his patience and never ending support when I need it!


Always and Forever 
These are the most wonderful friends a woman could have.  They always show up, they always do more, and they always find a way to my heart.
Nancy Holmberg   Sue Charette-Hood    Karen Long    Sherry Bain    Diann James

and to my son, John, who has been an invaluable support – Thank you.  There isn’t enough space on the page for all you do to support Heart of Texas –  many thanks for being so generous with your time and energy, you keep me on track with advice, encouragement –
and a life-saving glass of wine when you know I’ve been way too long at work! 

to all our very talented designers who’ve come to teach at Heart – Thank You!


Happy Beading Y’all!


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