Saturday, November 27, 2010

Checking In...

Hi everyone!

For many reasons, I seem to be a behinder this year, with only 8 pieces complete. I've been quilting, knitting and writing, but not beading for a while. However, last Tuesday, joy of joys, I finally got back to my beads! Soon I hope to complete September's BJP and move along to October.

In the meantime, I have registered for BJP 2011! I am SO looking forward to a new year, this time with no pre-planned theme or self-imposed "rules." By giving myself some rules this year, I learned a lot and discovered some new likes and dislikes about my art. But, now I'm tired of restricting myself to working on felt and bored with the words. Next year? No rules!

Have YOU registered yet? I hope so! If not and you're planning on it, better do it today, cuz the deadline is fast approaching.

You might want to check my current Beadlust post about getting a hard copy of your blog printed. It's here.

Cheers and beady blessings,
Robin A.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Only 2 Weeks Left!

Don’t be left out! Sign-up today for the 2011 Bead Journal Project. Registration ends on Wednesday, December 8th so don’t delay. The long holiday weekend is a good time to get your registration sent in! Check out all the registration information here. And please share this with your friends. You never know who might want to start beading!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

bead journal project for November

Hi all
Hasn't this year gone fast!  It seems like I just signed up for the bead journal project!  I signed up with the intent to learn to bead the way you all do it.  I was so inspired by your lovely work in 2009!  Thanks for the inspiration ladies!  My bead journal pages are not encrusted with beads they way you all do it but I am okay with that.  I have signed up to participate again next year and maybe just maybe I will learn to bead the way you all do.  I'm not holding my breath though.  I'm not sure that I have the patience!
At any rate, I have finished my November bead journal and posted it on my blog.  As always, I would love some comments.
warm regards

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Betcha thought I gave up!

Hello fellow BJPers. No, I didn't give up, just been busy - you know how life can get in the way of beading. I've done a new post on my blog showing progress, at Fibre Fan...

Monday, November 15, 2010

BJP on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, please check out the new BJP Facebook page and share the link with your friends. Hopefully you'll all "like" the page also! You're welcome to post on the page if you'd like to share something bead related. Don't worry - it's not a replacement for the BJP blogs! Since so many people are on Facebook it's just another way to get the word out about the BJP and encourage beaders and wanna-be beaders to join the 2011 project.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

BJP 2011: Register Early!

Avoid the rush and win a coveted spot on BJP Blog #1 for 2011! We anticipate having at least two or three BJP blogs this year. It really doesn’t matter which one you’re on but it does matter that you register in time. While the process is just beginning, it’s easy to lose track of time while you decide if you want to join.  Registration will end on December 8, 2010. If you haven’t sent your request in by then you’re out of luck for 2011!

Maybe you’re putting it off because you aren’t caught up for this year? That’s ok, finishing 2010 isn’t a requirement to join 2011. Check out this link for registration details and don’t delay!

Still here

I haven't had a lot of opportunities to bead but I am still at my mom's till after thanksgiving. I've been dealing with a lot - my son went in for surgery this week. I'm not sure my mom is ready for me to leave but I have things I have to take care of at home. I have finished August and am working on Sept. slowly.

The cold is setting in here and I am definitely not ready! It will be nice to get back to warmer weather for sure.

been loving everyone's work even though I haven't posted much.

Monday, November 8, 2010

BJP Registration Begins Today!!

Registration begins today and will close on December 8, 2010 so register early!

To register, please send a request to our registration angel at Your request should include the following information to ensure it is processed correctly:  
  1. Your full name, first and last.
  2. Your web name or alias, if you have one.
  3. Your email address. Please give us your “best” email address, one that is not likely to change during the year and one that you check frequently. (Note: we don’t contact you very often.)
  4. Your home address.
  5. Your telephone number.
  6. Do you have a website? Y/N – If yes, what is the URL?
  7. Do you have a blog? Y/N – If yes, what is the URL?
  8. Were you a registered participant in any other Bead Journal Project? Y/N If yes did you complete the project for the year? Y/N
  9. If you are a new participant, where did you hear about the 2011 BJP?
General registration information about the BJP is available at:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Slow but beading still!

Yep!  Haven't finished my latest piece,
but wanted to post something anyway...
if you want, take a look here to see my progress.
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Fall weather.
Happy Beading!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whew - I just posted several buttons in an attempt to catch up. I gave up posting them for any particular month; they're more of a life collage at this point.