First I have to say WHAT A PARTY! I decided to see if I could get a taste of what Lori Anderson does when she puts Bead Soup all together and I didn't even scratch the surface! I viewed each of the 210 blogs that were listed. Some didn't post due to things like having a baby (I can't wait to congratulate her!) and being in the hospital, a couple soupers mixes got lost in the mail and Lori with throw them a party later and the small list does go on. I read each of the posted and commented on each one and there was a whole lot of helpings to enjoy in fact I was a pig! Not only does Lori try to do this on reveal day but she has visited each of their blogs sometimes 3 times and answered (I have no idea how many) emails of panic. On top of all the normal everyday things she does. Honestly I have no idea how she did it. It was awesome to be a fan and visit without the pressure of contributing so I think I will have to make myself up a t-shirt for this one.
Okay I need to let you all know that this bracelet that I submitted to a magazine was rejected. I did dread opening the package they sent it back in and I will say my heart went to my feet (oh and when my sweet hubby got home there were more than a few tears but.........
A really treasured friend sent me this and a great group of women on facebook talked me through overcoming this ( I know I am such a baby...you don't have to tell me) I actually have the courage to tell you all this and say I may (repeat may) have taken a step further out of my box already but that is for another blog. So with that said I will show you what you have been waiting for!
But.....Before I do I need to tell you that I have paired this shirt 2 other times and once the bracelet broke and the other disappeared into Shelby's jewelry stash ( I told you she does that) so here are the first two...
But this is the one that is all MINE!!! I have even made a pendant and I am working on the chain for it. I love love love this one and I need to thank those awesome Bead Mavens, Nancy, Mikki, and Cindy who are always there to offer advice and support! So LOOK! I even made my very first beaded clasp!
I have probably blurred your eyes with all my rambling so I will stop for now. Again I will thank all of you in my cheezy way that without the friendships I have made with all of you I would not me so willing to learn and GROW without fear. HUGGSSSSS!
Hugs and Blessings to all of you