Saturday, November 17, 2012

And the winner is....

And the winner of the bead soup is.... ( drum roll, please)

GINA HOCKETT!! Her blog is Freestyle Elements, and while reading her bio, I realized that we both are RNs. I had my daughter pick a number, and it was hers. Gina, I've emailed you, and once I get your address, the soup will be headed your way before Thanksgiving.

I've been doing the 30 days of thankfulness on Facebook this November. It's caused me to stop and think of what I really am thankful on that particular day, and the answers have been surprising at times.When it's all said and done, its the things that can't be bought that I'm most grateful for.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving mixed with splashes of grace and dashes of joy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

As Promised, a Giveaway

Life took an unexpected turn this fall, and what I thought was going to be a nice, leisurely season, wasn't. Nuf said.  By now,you've had more than enough time to to make your way through all the amazing creations from the 6th BSBP. Weren't they amazing? I'm always floored by the variety of techniques and artistry- some are truly spectacular and leave me in awe of the level of skill and creativity.

This was my 3rd opportunity to participate in Lori Anderson's baby- she's def been the hostess with the mostess :) In addition to some of my "leftovers" from the various bead soups, I recently was the unexpected winner of a "de-stashing" courtesy of  CJ Bauchska! Little did I know what was headed my way, but she went above and beyond in generosity and beads!

I was floored! Wish I lived closer to her, so I could take some of her classes- seed beads and I have a nominal relationship, but obviously they are CJ's friends. We were gone on back to back trips after her stash arrived, so they've been waiting patiently for me to do something with them. As I looked around MY hoard assortment of beads, I realized that it's time to pass the blessing along.

I've had such a great time being paired with Dana James, Andra Weber and most recently, Arlene Dean- they've expanded my horizons, and their giftings of beading goodness have been generous to say the least. Sooo, I'd like to help someone else have the same experience. I have only two guidelines:
1) You did NOT have participated in the last BSBP  but you do have a blog.
2) When you use what is sent ( we can figure out a time factor), that you link your post back to this blog.

That's it! I'll put together a bead soup for you and send it your way and then wait to see what you create. (Please note that Bead Soup Blog Party is trademarked by Lori- this is just plain bead soup :))

Want a chance to win? Just leave a comment below by November 14 ( one of our girls turns 21 that day, so we'll celebrate that!) and make sure I have a way to contact you. One lucky person will get goodies headed their way.

Hoping this adds a splash of grace and a dash of joy to your day!