Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Beading for a Cure will be on e-Bay (click on link, then on auctions, then on e-bay auctions for the week). This will be the 4th year I've participated. Each year a kit is made available to a number of participants, and from this same kit, we create beaded items. All the items are then auctioned to raise money for Colorectal Cancer. The idea began after the death of a bead forum member named Layne, who died of colorectal cancer. Every penny raised goes to research because everyone on the board is a volunteer. My piece is on auction this week and so far has one bid, please check it out and help raise money for this wonderful cause.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
In December we all went out to Arizona to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday. We had a week filled with activities - hiking, horseback riding, museum strolling, a surprise party with my mother's friends, and lots and lots of eating! Above, the whole crew minus the photographer; below, me, Toby, Sharon, and my mother. Do the 3 of us look like sisters?
Friday, March 18, 2011
Our beloved friend Kathie is moving to Miami with her husband in a few weeks. We have been beading together for about 6 years and can't imagine our group without her, but that's what happens. We gave her a going away party. These delicious red velvet cupcakes were baked by Laura. We also chose beads from our personal stash to give her, as well as 2 beading books, and a gift card to Jamba Juice, her favorite smoothie place. Hopefully she will visit us for our annual bead retreat in October, or else we're all going to have to troop down to Florida!