Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm Moving! But the Blog Continues!

By on Sunday, September 30, 2012 17 Comments

I've come to yet another milestone in life!  I have decided to retire early from my scientific job. That is because my family will soon be relocating to the Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge-Guelph area in Ontario, Canada.


It's a wonderful new adventure for us. This opportunity means I will be able to concentrate full time on jewelry making, teaching, crafts and naturally, blogging from now on. Something tells me I shall be busier than I have ever been before!

My Etsy shop is temporarily closed until the dust settles at the other end.  Never fear, the blog will still continue as I have scheduled posts ahead of time! I will remain in email contact although my responses might be slower than normal for the coming month.

There is always something bittersweet about moving.  I shall miss all my friends including all the lovely ladies who we got to know and befriended through our workshops at the Cole Harbor Heritage Farm's Rose and Kettle Tea Room. It was an extraordinary place to have had for the past 6 years - teas and home baked treats were always a staple for hungry beaders! A special thank you to the Heritage Society and our eager beaders for making it a wonderful experience! Thank goodness for the internet as everyone can still follow my blog and my Facebook page even though I shall be far away.

I shall miss Debbie, my best friend and co-instructor dearly although with Skype and visits, the distance between us will not seem great. Debbie hopes to continue private teaching so do contact her directly via widgetsbeads@gmail.com.

On the plus side, I am looking forward to making new friends in Ontario!  To my utter delight, Helen of the Grand River Bead Society  who emailed me about something else entirely, confirmed that several of their members are already readers of my blog!  That is definitely a group I will be joining. Thanks too to Marilyn Gardiner for her warm welcome as soon as she heard on the grapevine that I was coming!

I would love to hear from any readers in my new location.  So drop me an email at pearl@beadinggem.com.

Update : I now teach at Iguana Beads in Cambridge Ontario.

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17 comments:

  1. I am happy for you since this is a great opportunity but very sad for the friends left behind. The Ontario beading community is lucky!!!

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  2. Wow, Pearl, I hadn't realized you were right here in the Maritimes. Sorry to hear Nova Scotia will be losing you, but sometimes changes are for the best. Hope you'll enjoy your new home... family is everything, after all. It's not where we live that matters, but rather who we are with. Best of luck with your move!

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  3. Want to wish you good luck in your move. We (our group) reads your mail all the time and discuss what we (as a group) can make and sell for charity. You have given us lots of ideas and jumping off points leading to strange pathways. Will miss you a lot and hope that when you are settled in, you pick up where you left off. How can there be a day without something from Pearl? Unthinkable. All the best to you.

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  4. My friend Bobbie summed up everything that had to be said. Even for a few days you will be missed.
    Your friends from The Treasure Coast area in Florida

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  5. Thanks so much for all your well wishes. Yes, home is where you make it. We can still though make the connections with the internet!

    My blog will still continue although I may not be physically at my computer much over the next month or so!

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  6. A big life moment! I know you'll have a great move and settle in to become even more beady. Happy packing!

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  7. Oh, the best of luck in your new home! Moving is such a stressful time, but exciting too. You never quite know what awaits you.

    How lovely that you'll be able to concentrate on your craft! Lucky you!

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  8. Best wishes, Pearl, for your move and your new life in Ontario. I've spent a lot of time in Toronto and love it. I've also moved a lot and don't love that! What a pain! I'll hope for a pain-free move for you and a wonderful retirement. I don't know what I'd do without your blog, so I'm happy it's not changing, too!

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  9. Best wishes for your new move. I know you'll do great and we'll get them in your blog. Take care. Dita

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  10. Have a safe trip and much good luck in your new venture!

    An avid fan,
    Lynne Sinan

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  11. Thanks everyone for all the good wishes re: the move. It's not much fun packing etc but there is lots to look forward to.

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  12. The actual act of moving is a tribulation, sorting through things, packing everything up and leaving wonderful friends and neighbors, however it also affords us new opportunities. May your new opportunities all be rich, rewarding and filled with happiness. :)

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  13. One reader emailed me to wish me luck too and added that she hoped all my beads arrive whole! Spoken like a true bead addict!

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  14. I live in Mexico City and I enjoy every day of your blog, it's amazing, through it I learned a lot. Congratulations on your change of residence. All changes are to improve and congratulations to the work you devotes to your blog. I hope to enjoy it for much longer. I do not speak very good English but I hope you understand me.

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  15. Thanks so much for taking the time to write to me! And I understand you perfectly! It is wonderful to hear from readers all over the world.

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  16. Good luck with your move and the new chapter of your life.

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