My name is Donna and I am from West Chester, Ohio a suburb of Cincinnati,Ohio. I am a Medical technologist working in a lab in Lebanon, Ohio, I will be 65 in April. So, I am building a stock of beads etc. before I retire in 2013 at 66. My husband got layed off from his job at 62. So, I worked for the insurance. I work 4 days a week and every 3rd weekend. Beading and all of you have inspired me and showed me there is a life after retiring. Working all my life – I needed to grab onto something. I have done watercolor painting in my past and will do more painting also. There are lots of craft fairs here in the fall. So, I hope to build a jewelry stash big enough to have a table at these fairs. All of you and this website has not only inspired me but helped to hone my skills. I hope soon to put some of my designs on the website to see what all of you think. So thanks Lima Beads and all of you! I have two children. My daughter lives in Charlotte,NC. My son lives in Tacoma,WA. I have 7 grandchildren. So I vacation visiting them.