Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring in Idyllwild...

Without any doubt, spring has "sprung" here in Idyllwild, California!
The blooming daffodils and pink Manzanita blossoms are a welcome site after the dark winter months, and it was delightful to spend some time in my yard this morning snapping photos of the new flowers. Even my rosemary is blossoming with lavender petals, and our mountain bees are busy as only bees can be.
Lovely signs of spring like these cause me to feel renewed hope for the future, and a sense that we're all entering a new chapter in life. Times have been very difficult for us this year, but keeping a positive attitude despite our circumstances can help us to make it through, don't you think?
I find it helpful during the hard times to have something good to look forward to. For instance, once I finish my taxes (ugh!) this week, I'll start preparing my home to welcome four ladies to my next Wild Wire Women retreat, which begins April 23. I love hosting retreats in my home, and, since this will be my first retreat for 2009, I'm especially excited about it.
The participants have chosen some great classes for our weekend:
Friday we'll start with my brand-new design, the Jamaica Me Happy necklace.
Saturday we'll delve into some intense wirework 101 with my 10 Trippy Tricks II workshop.
Sunday we'll tackle two workshops, the Spiral Link bracelet and Fibula pins.
It's going to be a fantastic time. If you're interested in attending this event, I still have two openings (retreats are restricted to six adult female students) and I have scheduled some more retreats throughout the spring and summer of this year. To learn more, click here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me anytime at sharilynmiller@mac.com.

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