If you're a bead lover, chances are you follow Lori Anderson's lovely Bead Soup Blog Challenges. Perhaps you've even participated in one or more in the past. I've signed up for three - and had ONE of them follow through to the end - last year's competition, with my partner sending me lovely choices all the way from ALASKA! It was fun, and I even still have a few of the left over beads floating around somewhere. I created several lovely pieces - and have since parted with a few (aka SOLD) as well.
Alas. Because of the blog issue that doesn't seem resolvable at this point - I'm going to sit this one out. I wouldn't be able to add the blog link, and chances are things wouldn't work properly when the big day finally arrived. So I am going to be an excited observer this time around. Besides - I still have lots of plans and organization and just plain redecorating ideas in my head for more beady space and SHOW space in this house before spring! I know I want to have a spring home show, selling beads and jewelry to family, friends, friends of friends, and just plain people I know and trust that want a springtime opportunity to buy. That means house cleaning, organizing, postcard creating, mailing, and a whole lot more that's involved with a sale. I was (AM) still kind of hoping that a show opportunity would arrive this spring (I did a church show last April. Not great - but it got me in gear and ready for the season). Keeping my ears and eyes open.
Have a wonderful week everyone, enjoy what you have where you are,