Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Another year older!
I sometimes participate in swaps in a forum on Delphi - All About Beads. Last year I signed up to be included in the B4B (Beads for Birthday) swap. I celebrated a birthday over the weekend and received my much anticipated package.
There is a photo above of the goodies that arrived including several sheets of stiffened felt (one of the light blue pieces is already being used for a new cuff), several pieces of ultrasuede; beautiful bead mixes from Whimbeads, a neat glass face cab; a wonderful ceramic heart bead; curved needles and (always welcomed) chocolate.
We are not given the identity of our birthday buddy, so I have no idea who it came from. If there is a chance the person that sent me the box is someone who reads my blog I wanted them to know that I really appreciate the care and thoughtfulness put into the package.
I have another question, for those of you that do leave comments. I would like to reply to as many as possible, especially when there are specific questions. Problem with that is many of the comments left do not have an email address linked so I cannot reply directly to the person that commented. So do you come back and read the comments when you have asked a question? I have been curious about that for some time now.
Now to answer a few questions that were left in prior comments...
Denise asked if I use my color wheel often and the answer is yes - frequently, I used to refer to the wheel in Margie Deeb's book - the Beader's Guide to Color, now I have the wheel that sits on my bead station at all times.
Marty asked what I use to sign the ultrasuede on the back of my pins. I use a super fine point Sharpie pen.
Robin asked about the black beads in the corner of my September page. There is a significance to those black beads, but I'm not ready to reveal what that is - just yet.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman