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Why "Bede Sisters"? Because "bede" is a Middle English word for prayer and prayer is an important part of my spiritual life. "Sisters" because I started this business with my sister-in-law.

Our lives had gone in quite different directions for the first 30 years or so. I was a stay at home mom and homeschooler. Lori, my sister-in-law, had been in retail, as a buyer for large department stores.

When she and her husband moved back to South Carolina, I thought, "She's going to think I'm the most boring person she's ever met!" Instead, we found that we both loved creative arts. Lori is an accomplished ballerina, I am a pianist. We've since worked together in two performing art schools, at one time teaching a room full of preschoolers about rhythm and dance!

What we found is that we love working together. It's…

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  • Born on November 28
  • Joined January 9, 2009

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About

Why "Bede Sisters"? Because "bede" is a Middle English word for prayer and prayer is an important part of my spiritual life. "Sisters" because I started this business with my sister-in-law.

Our lives had gone in quite different directions for the first 30 years or so. I was a stay at home mom and homeschooler. Lori, my sister-in-law, had been in retail, as a buyer for large department stores.

When she and her husband moved back to South Carolina, I thought, "She's going to think I'm the most boring person she's ever met!" Instead, we found that we both loved creative arts. Lori is an accomplished ballerina, I am a pianist. We've since worked together in two performing art schools, at one time teaching a room full of preschoolers about rhythm and dance!

What we found is that we love working together. It's been a good collaboration, as much about building family relationships as it is about business. Maybe more.

We have had pieces showcased at the South Carolina State Fair in fine art and home craft.

I also have a buyer account on etsy under the name blueberrybede.etsy.com. I'm happy to say that my daughter is helping me these days, with shipping and keeping up with computer work.

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