Monday, January 30, 2012

It's My Blogday, and I Have Gifts for You!

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!


Skye said...

Happy blogday :) I hope your son waited to allow you to treat him until AFTER you'd been bead buying so you didn't accidentally dip into your beading money ;)lol

Those owls are both gorgeous ( all the beads are of course but the birds catch my eye ;)) I think the night time owl calls to me more... but that could just be because it's darker ;)

and I already follow you :)

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to win. I love either of those disks!!

KJ said...

I will join the fun. Sounds like you had a marvelous time visiting your son and a bead show.

I think I need to check to see if there is a bead show near me.

BackstoryBeads said...

Congratulations on your 100th! I'm a faithful follower of your blog. How else would I know that you're as clever at writing as at beading? My favorites of the first 100? The post about stopping in at the Krispy Kreme brought back some great memories - I went to high school just up the road from there, and have spent many an hour hanging out in those booths! Favorite piece? No question - the timepiece necklace. Masterful!

Christine Altmiller said...

Love these! I am not sure which I gravitate toward more. The Green Swirls are really cool and right up my alley. The Birds...well, my husband is a bird man and is rubbing off on me. And apparently Red is my muse since I buy red beads almost obsessively but hardly use them.
I am a follower of Beadsong and also posted the Giveaway on my Facebook page :-)
Thanks for the opportunity, Bobbie!

Shirley said...

Oh girl, you scored! Hope you got yourself some goodies, as well as these beautiful giveaways! The owls are just adorable, and I love the swirlie beads too. So glad you got to spend some mom time with your son!

Shirley said...

I am already a follower of your very cool blog!

Heidi Post said...

Cute stuff :) And congrats on your 100th blog!

Karen Williams said...

Happy belated blog day! Looks like you had a wonderful time at the show! And thank you so much for sharing your talent, warmth and humor with us all in blog land. Here's looking towards the next 100 posts! :). Mazaltov!

And yes, I am an earstwhile follower of your blog, and while I love all 3 goodies, the green swirls are my favorites. :)

Michelle said...

Happy Blogday! These beads are great! I am a new follower.


Sarah S said...

Hi! What gorgeous beads! I love the owls.... and maybe they will give me some wisdom which is sorely needed!

I already follow your blog :-)

Bebi said...

Happy blogday!:)Congratulations on your 100th! Great beads!Greetings from Hungarian- Bebi

Lois Moon said...

congrats on #100! All the beads are beautiful, but I've been wanting to try some earring pairs like the turquoise and red ones!...I'm already following.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Bobbie, Wow congratulations on 100 blog posts Yea! I like all of the beads so if I win I will let you decide which one you will be willing to let go of. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I love your whit and your work.

Kristen said...

No idea how I missed this one(well that is not totally true between my foot and now the stomach bug hitting the house you know how it is) anyway YAY for your 100th blog post! And hopes for a ton more!