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Welcome to my second blog post for today. Today Saturday November 16th is my 54th birthday and I thought that I would through another birthday challenge party and invite a few ladies that I have met in person and those that I will hopefully be meeting in the future at some point in my travels. The glass cabs that they are working with were made by me. I am learning how to do a few things to add to my list of skills and glass fusing is just one of the new skills that I am learning.
Speaking of traveling I will be in Michigan on the 16th, so if I do not get around to commenting on y'all blogs I will as soon as I get back home on Tuesday the 19th.
I really do not know how to put into words just how these lovely ladies brighten my days when I read their blogs, facebook posts and even an email or two. For the ladies that I have had the pleasure of meeting in person, well they are just as kind, caring, loving, generous, and funny as they are in their posts.
Here is a toast to each of these ladies.
To Lola, my very first Bead Soup partner and the first of these ladies that I met in person back in 2011 on a brisk October day in Wisconsin. May your days all be sunny, bright and bearable!
To Marla, my first Secret Santa through the Beading Daily Forum, I am still using those goodies that you sent and the beautiful bracelet is still a favorite of mine. I met Marla one day in June 2012 she came to Montgomery after dropping here daughter off at the Birmingham Airport. We went to lunch and then I took her on a tour of downtown Montgomery. May your days be filled with the love of family and friends.
To Amy and Maryanne, two beautiful as they are talented ladies, that I met on another day in the same month of July in Maryland. May your days be filled with beads, paper and ideas a plenty for any last minute party or meeting.
To Bobbie, you knew my brother before me and that was a blessing for me, because it gave us one more special thing in common. I met Bobbie at the Kentuck Arts Festival October 2012. May your days be filled with humor, so it can be pasted on to all of us.
To Crystie, my dear sweet friend. I am so glad that we have reconnected and have become each other's crutch. May you always be with grace.
To Kristen, even though we have not met in person yet, I feel as though we have, since we talk on the phone every once in a while. I hope to get to meet you in 2014. May your iron always be hot and ready to press.
To Cynthia, Alicia, and Shirley, I am looking forward to the day that we will meet. Alicia since this is a very short trip to Michigan I will not be coming into Canada, but the next time I am up there I hope to meet you then. Cynthia and Shirley I hope to meet you both this next spring if all goes well that is. May your days be full of smiles, sunshine and love.
I am not finished with my piece, but I am going to show you what I have finished so far.
Cyrstie is not finished with her's either, which is partly my fault since I did not remind her of the challenge until about two weeks ago. Crystie just had gastric bypass surgery in October and it took her a little while to get back to feeling like her old self again, but anyway she promised to keep working on it in her spare time. Crystie is also a very busy hair dresser and this is coming up on a very busy time for her. You know everyone wants a new do for the Holidays.
Here is what Cyrstie has done so far.
This is Crystie's second time doing bead embroidery. Crystie is a Freeform peyote bead weaver.
Thank you to all of you wonderful ladies for agreeing to participate in my birthday challenge. Thank you to those of you stopping by to see what this birthday challenge is all about and I hope that you leave a comment and go on to visit all of these beautifully talented ladies blogs, to see what they have created with the glass cab that I gifted to each of them.
Birthday Challenge Participates
Therese and Crystie (you are here)
Happy beading Y'all,