This is the 100th post this blog! You have no idea how grateful, gobsmacked, and downright tickled I am by the friendships, fun, and support everyone who has come by has added to my life. When this started, I could not have guessed what a kick this would be!
And to celebrate, I have goodies to share from the loot I
liberated from bought at a bead show in Cincinnati this weekend.
The show was a great trifecta -- it gave me a chance to shop for beads (my credit card only smoked from overuse a little bit), an opportunity to pick out some goodies to give away to some of the wonderful people who are patient enough to read these wacky rambles (bless your hearts!), and a chance to see my son, who goes to college in Cincinnati. He indulged me and let me buy him lunch and groceries.
Oh, yeah, I said gifts, right? Here are closeups of the four tidy little bundles (I apologize for the quality of the photos of the owl beads -- they have a beautiful luster glaze that was completely beyond my photographic abilities):
|Cute little earring pair by Susan Barnes of Fire Goddess|
|Cool lampwork swirl discs from Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan |
of Thornburg Bead Studio
|A cute little daytime owl (who apparently didn't want his photo to be upright), |
a handpainted ceramic from Forever Young Creations
|A night owl, also a handpainted ceramic from Forever Young Creations|
Would you like one of them? Join the fun (you probably know the routine) -- leave a comment and get your name in the drawing once. If you already follow this blog, or if you join as a new follower, let me know and your name is entered again. Finally, if you share the news about this giveaway and tell me about it, that's another time your name goes into the hat.
If you have a preference of which package you might win, let me know -- I'll do my best to match the winners with their wish. You guys ROCK!