Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here's What Mama Will Be Doing After the Thanksgiving Feast

A week ago, I got the wonderful news that I'd won a giveaway at Karen Williams' Baublicious blog.  Today, the package arrived.  And what a treasure it was!

Here's what I found in the envelope -- one package wrapped in beautiful handmade paper (trust me, the photo doesn't do justice to the colors in the paper), and another one wrapped up with a cute raffia bow.

The giveaway was for a copy of Karen's book Freeform Peyote Beading.  I'll do a more complete review of it when I've had time to properly and carefully go through it, but I can tell you already that it's full of great tips, techniques, and illustrations.

If that weren't enough of a treat, the box contained a great collection of beads to create my own Karen-inspired freeform piece.

Look at these cool focals!  Choosing which to use first will be the real challenge here....

So, when the turkey and stuffing are all devoured and my family is all beached on the sofa in a food induced semi-coma, I'll be playing with these lovelies and doing my best to honor the gift that Karen has sent me.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Therese's Treasures said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bobbie, have a wonderful day and enjoy your book and beads.

Saturday Sequins said...

Congrats on winning the book! The beads look spectacular, too, especially those focal beads.

I can't wait to see what you make!

-- Sarah, who found you through Karen.

steufel said...

Oh my, wonderful beads. Lucky girl:-)