8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Yes . . . I signed up again . . . I love the idea of trading beads!  LOVE the idea . . . but the details of getting the stuff on the computer drives me absolutely CRAZY.  So, I think I have the badge on my side bar (only 30 minutes!).  I have the beads photographed (yeah, well, we won’t talk about how long that took!), and the box sealed up (yup, had to reopen the fancy packaging cause I forgot the clasp!). 

But I am thrilled to make a new friend — meet Mallory Hoffman of For the Love of Beads.  Now for those of you who really know me, know that it was fate for her and I to be paired up!  Just Friday I talked to Michelle at Mr. Vinnie’s (she’s been doing my hair for YEARS!) about bright red hair to cover up the gray.  And did you see the pink shoes?  LOVE them!  From the pictures on her blog I can hardly wait to receive the soup mix she has sent me.  And I really hope she likes what I’ve chosen for her.  Here’s the picture, a little messed with, of what I sent her.  Once she has received it I will put a real picture on here so you all can see it.

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And as this is the catch up post, here’s what’s been going on:

Last Saturday, Annette and I traveled to Fort Madison to visit Linda Ross at The Artisan’s Next Door.  We had a great time – old friends and new friends . . . and Chloe!  

The bead ladies (Merrell, Annette, and I) are not signing up for as many art shows this year.  Last year didn’t go too well so I am focusing my energy on more online sales and getting into some galleries.  Check out the twisted chicken square market (you know, when I get some stuff loaded . . . right now it’s just CSA)!

It’s been a LONG, COLD winter and we are all looking forward to spring and a lovely summer.  An update on the full-time job — still LOVE it!  Its a great place to work.  The only down side is that the patients there are so very sick, but everyone (staff and patients) are so very nice and care for each other.  It’s very inspiring.

So — here’s to a year with more blogging and more glass beads! 

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