Silver Bella Sophomore Year

I'm so very thrilled to be able to make the trek again this year down to Omaha, to the land of Teresa McFayden and the kingdom of Silver Bella. Last year was my first year, and oh my, I was in shock! Just seeing all the faces that went with Flickr and blogs and websites...I felt like a freshman going to high school on the first day and being awestruck by all the already-initiated and oh-so-cool upperclassmen.

But this year I'll be a sophomore. One who is in her second year of an endeavor. Now that I know a little bit of the landscape and the goings-on, I'm hoping to be less of a wall-flower, timidly watching all the escapades, and get in on some fun myself. Well, maybe.

The line-up of instructors! Oh the line up....and, as if the instructors weren't grand enough, Mary Engelbreit will be the guest speaker at our little luncheon. Is it November yet?

Ever since the day after Silver Bella last year, I've been just waiting for round two. My only sadness is that a blogging friend who I met last year and was looking forward to getting to more this year, may have to pass. I know that she is probably sad too, but sometimes life is just like that. I'm kinda mourning that loss. But there are a few others I got to meet and I'll get to see them again...a reunion of sorts...this time, though, I'm a little wiser, a little older and not a freshman!


fated follies studio said...

yeah! i will be there too. can't wait to meet you.


Scrappy Jessi said...

imn so glad you are coming!!

Jenn said...

Oh you lucky ducky. All this talk about Silver Bella is turning me into a big green eyed monster. Maybe someday.......

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

A couple of my friends can't make it this year either. I know how you feel.

I certainly won't miss it for anything! Wasn't last year just the best??

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

You will have soooooo much fun! Can you beileve that Mary E. will be there!?!?! Take LOTS of pics to share! Hugs!

BellaColle' said...

Oh yes.. you are soo lucky! One day I'll make the trek out there! I hope you have a wonderful, magical time.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh Michelle! I'm so glad you're going back as an "upperclassman" - it was definitely a highlight of my experience to have my first ever workshop with you and to watch you make your magic! Huge congrats on the success of your etsy shop! YAY you for deciding this is the year to "plunge"!!! xo-Mel

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I didn't really get to talk to you at Silver Bella last year, but I'm going to get out there this year and meet more Bellas. I did receive one of your charms last year in the charm swap and have it hanging on my charming bracelet! Thanks!

Julie B.
Roswell, New Mexico