Sunday, March 20, 2011

My New Job: Jewelry Instructor at Michaels in Rutland, Vermont

Gee, it's been a long time since I've posted a new blog.  I've been working hard to lose weight since early November including lots of exercise, which is taking up quite a bit of my time.  I ski two to three times a week and play tennis three times each week--I hate to do traditional exercise, but playing sports that I love works for me.  I need to find a flat place (I live in the mountains) to roller blade when the snow is finally gone.  I'm also following Weight Watchers, more or less--I've tweaked it so that I'm eating lots of fiber and NO white carbs.  Sort of a combination of Weight Watchers and South Beach.  Thanks, Dr. Goulding for making the suggestion!  So far, I've lost 23 pounds, but I still have more to go.  My goal is to be thin for my 60th birthday this July.  But this is not what I'm writing about today...

I recently received my Bead Cornerä  Design Academy Instructor Certification, and will be teaching Jewelry classes at the Rutland, VT, Michaels store.  Today I'm doing a four-hour demo at the store.  I used to teach One-Stroke Painting there, but Michael's took a break from offfering all classes except for Wilton about 2 years ago.  I've really missed teaching classes there and I'm excited to be back.

On Tuesday, March 22 I'll be holding a Bead Night.  It's an informal setting where people can bring their unfinished projects and work on them at the store.  I'll be there to help them when they need it. 

Once the store receives all of the Instructor supplies, I'll be scheduling regular classes.

UPDATE, JULY 8, 2012: 


  1. Linda, 23 pounds, that's awesome. Tell me about the white carbs. I'm doing WW but not doing well. Congratulations on the job at Michael's too. I was stunned when they took all the classes out of our here too. That's a loss in revenue for them.

    You sure are active for 59.

  2. Congratulations, 23 pounds is awesome. That's like 92 sticks of butter. Tell me about this doctor and the no white carbs. I'm doing WW but having a little problem. I did better with the old system.

    Good luck at Michael's, I know you will do great.

  3. congratulations on the weight loss and the new job!

  4. Thanks for the good wishes on my weight loss, Bonnie and Cherie. White carbs are sugar, white flour, white potatos, white rice, etc. They make my blood sugar crash and then I get hungry, shaky, and cranky. I do much better on my diet without them. Dr. Goulding is my doctor--I'm so grateful to her for making the suggestion to watch my carbs while doing WW.

  5. Cherie, I used to teach One-Stroke painting at Michaels and I really missed teaching there. I know I'm going to have fun teaching jewelry classes there.