The Art Bead Love Tour package arrived on Friday. This chain is far longer than I had realized from pictures and there are so many lovely art beads. Every time I look, I see another lovely I hadn't noticed before. I'm simply oohing and aahhing over all the beads right now - will make some decisions of what I'm taking off and adding on by the end of the week. I'll post the drawing for it's next stop then, too.
And then on Saturday I received a surprise package from Kalmbach Books. I'd forgotten that I'd signed up to participate in their Bead Soup Party to celebrate the upcoming release of Lori Anderson's book Bead Soup.
To make it more fun, the Bead Soup mix is from Beauty and the Bead, a sort of local beading store from Bellingham up near the border.
Isn't that owl fun? He sure makes me smile. Now just have to figure out where he belongs in time for the November 2nd reveal.
Backstory Beads saying she'd awarded my blog the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you Karin! You truly did make my day.
As you've probably guessed by this point, I'm skipping the design post this week - just haven't been able to finish it up to my satisfaction. But I'll be back with that next Monday. Promise.