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Favorite Things Monday-er Tuesday

Mondays are always super busy and for that reason alone, I usually find myself with the dreaded Monday blues. So, over the weekend I decided I’d have Mondays be Favorite Things day on the blog. You know. A place to talk about things that make me warm and fuzzy or squeal with glee.

Of course, I found myself swamped yesterday with stuff and I didn’t get the post written. (Please. I’m not organized enough to do my posts in advance and that would defeat the purpose of Favorite Things Monday anyway. The whole point is to take  a few moments to focus on something that makes me smile). Obviously I failed at my first cheerful Monday post.

That means I have two things for Tuesday. Or three really.

First up: My boys. Little balls of energy and kisses.

Someone should really gives these scrubs a haircut.

Next up. The finished manuscript. My editor sent the word file back while I was at Bead and Button. Last night I finished my edits and revisions. I’ll be doing one more read through, then it’s off for a final copy edit on the changes I made. Holy Crap. Almost there!

I'm Packed and Ready to Go...

Almost. Oh, come on. You know you aren’t surprised. I leave tomorrow for my long drive to the annual Bead and Button show in Wisconsin. It’s a two day trip and this time I get to stop outside of Knoxville to visit my dear friend Ali VandeGrift. She’s cooking and everything. It’s more than I get at home, though Greg did just ofter to make me some stir fry (oddly enough that is what Ali is cooking tomorrow), but I already ate. So, everything is packed, except my clothes. The laundry is done though. That’s something right?

To see what the display looked like just two months ago, go here. This is what my table looked like this morning before we packed it all up:

This is why I have neglected this poor space for the last month. I will be gone for a week and after I get back I have big plans of paying attention to this blog, so look for some regular posting in the near future. If you’re coming to Bead and Button, please be sure to stop by my booth 1238. I have beads, marbles, and murrini!

Heliotrope-Ornament Thursday.

Did someone say violet?  To me that is what heliotrope is and my all time favorite color to use in Bullseye glass is violet striker.  In fact, it may be the very reason I embraced Bullseye over my old flame Moretti.  Bullseye is 90 coe and Moretti is 104, thus  sadly they cannot be used together.  It’s one or the other.

So without further ado, let me ensnare you with pictures of glass using violet striker:

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And just so my old Moretti doesn’t feel too left out, how about some beads made in ink blue violet:

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Check out the other posts for this weeks Ornament Thursday:

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Check out Linda’s necklace and don’t miss the giveaway!

Heliotrope: Purple by any other name…
Lisa waffles on what shade of purple is really “Heliotrope”

Ornament Thursday is here!
Michelle Zimmerman gets funky with these home made mica shift bead earrings and Helen Bradley secretly raids someone else’s bead box for a fun silver bracelet.

OWOH Winner

And the OWOH giveaway winner is Amy of mamiebelle.blogspot.com/.  There was an incredible response of almost 300 people who entered.  Congrats Amy!  I hope you enjoy the hearts.  I’ve sent you an email.

My Lil Tree

Here it is, my little Christmas tree. It needs a topper, but I haven’t found one I like yet.  I think it may be the first one we have had in over seven years.  Hey we lived in an RV for four of them.  No room.

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