Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hi from chilly Minnesota...

Hi everyone!

My dear Mom took a turn for the worse a week ago and we thought her time among us was at an end. So my sister (who lives in Everett, WA) and I flew back to MN to be with her. Luck for us, she has rallied and we are spending some quality moments with her.

In the meantime, I've been having a little time to bead again with Julie, Pam and Brenda, all three BJP participants living in St. Paul, MN! Tomorrow we're going to Pam's for another session. We're having great fun talking about our ideas for BJP 2010. Brenda's working on a special beaded box that will hold her 2010 pieces. I won't spill the beans about it, but it's going to be amazing! Pam's talking about wanting more texture, more dimension to her pieces. Julie is still very undecided. Me too, although I have lots of ideas and I'm pretty sure I'll do some shape other than 4x6, the postcard shape I've been using for the past two years.

What about YOU????????

Will you be with us? I hope so!!!! There are only 5 more days to register. Really, truely, it is not hard. If the registration information on our website seems to difficult or doesn't work on your computer, just email Pam T or me and tell us you want to be in. We'll take care of it.

One current member emailed me to say she hadn't finished this year's pieces yet and therefore felt she shouldn't do it again. My answer is this: Don't be bogged down by last year's business... If you think you'd like to try it again, go for it. Let 2008-09 rest and move on!!!

May you all have a deliciously wonderful holiday season. May your stockings be filled with fabulous beads!

Hugs to you all,
Robin

4 comments:

Kaite said...

hi Robin, i've just this morn worked out my shape, it came in a flash and is quite different to what i was playing around with. No clues, but i'll spend this afternoon cutting out a template for it. Good to hear you can spend some quality time with Mom, very important at this time of the year. Kaite from Oz.

KV said...

Glad to hear your mother is doing better, Robin. And I hope your holidays will be most merry indeed!


Kathy V in NM

Barbara said...

Robin, thanks for the links. Their work is amazing, and I can't wait to see what they do for 2010. I'm like Julie, undecided; but since this will be my first year, I'm trying not to be too hard on myself about that. By browsing the work of others, I have learned not to make my project too big. I don't want to have trouble achieving as much beading as I'd like.
It's good to know you are able to relax and enjoy time with friends as your Mother does better. May that continue!

Jackie said...

Special loving thoughts are being sent to you and your family. Treasure the time you have together.

Robin, you wrote:
"One current member emailed me to say she hadn't finished this year's pieces yet and therefore felt she shouldn't do it again. My answer is this: Don't be bogged down by last year's business... If you think you'd like to try it again, go for it. Let 2008-09 rest and move on!!!"

Thanks for the above, Robin -- I felt the same as the person who wrote you -- and I really wanted to give BJP a try again this year. One thing, I won't undertake a design that takes the whole month to do. At my age, I have to spread it around LOL.