One fine August day in Suquamish, WA, after the "Chief Seattle Days" pow-wow, a woman named Trudy MacIntyre came
to visit me and taught me my first beadwork. Even though I didn't know how to do anything with them, I had still purchased
some beads and needles from some of the bead sellers who alwys attend the celebration.
Trudy began to teach me a simple
commanche-weave earring in what I now know as "Brick Stitch". To both of our surprise, I not only finshed my earring
that evening, I finished hers as well! Then I made another pair! Then I needed more beads! I was totally hooked!
I continue to bead, I have lost touch with Trudy. I know she lived in California, but I have no idea where. If anyone reading
this knows her, please put her in contact with me, I'd like to thank her for enriching my life! I'm sure she had no ide that
introducing me to beads would have such a profound effect on me! THANKYOU TRUDY, wherever you are! I think of you every time
I pick up a bead .(and believe me, that is very often!)
|Spring in Suquamish