Hello, all! This is a miscellaneous catch-all post, so take a deep breath and here we go!
Andrew Thornton is having a great giveaway that you should really check out. It is a $75 gift certificate to The Bead Chest! How awesome is that? All you have to do is leave Andrew a comment on his page to be entered to win this great prize. I really really want to win, but if I don't I hope one of you do! Also, he has recently undergone surgery for cancer, and the bead community has really rallied around him.
To help alleviate his mounting medical bills for his treatment, many bead artists have been auctioning off some things with proceeds going to Andrew for his expenses. Please take the time to read through the posts and see what is being offered. He writes a fabulous blog anyways, so you might want to become a follower so you can stay tuned to read his great posts. Visit him at The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton.
Next, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Artbeads.com order that shipped this past Saturday. What is taking the mail sooooo long? How come the bills come quick, but play things take so damned long? Speaking of Artbeads, I have been authorized to give the readers of my blog an early bird Thanksgiving coupon code that won't be made available to everyone else until after Thanksgiving. You can receive 20% off orders of $60 or more by typing the coupon code ZZ-THANKSGIVING-SALE at checkout. If you have not shopped at Artbeads, I very highly recommend them. They are simply awesome!!! So, what are you waiting for? Go shop!!!
Next, my son Matthew has made his YouTube debut. Now you have to understand. Our family just isn't right. Or who knows? Maybe we're "righter" than we know. Maybe there's lots of families out there like us who don't tell anyone because they think they're the only ones. Ok I'll say it. Body functions are funny. There. Now the secret is out. Matthew is 10, and not very big, but his burps have the BEST sound! I laugh every time he does it. So we set out on a project this past week, and we finally finished it tonight and put it live on YouTube. Go check out Matthew. And don't think less of us because we're gross....click for "Mega Burp Medly by Matthew".
Finally, I have a total of 10 bead embroidery instructional videos up so far. If you haven't seen them yet, please check them out on my Videojug pages. I can make money by visitors coming, so you might pick up a tip or two by visiting, and I'll get credit for you stopping by. You don't even have to click any ads I found out. Simply show up. All you need to do when you get there is click on the tab that says Pages, and then click on a few pages to see what I've demonstrated and written about. For those of you who have already visited, I really appreciate your time. I hope you will be able to go back again sometime! I am going to do about 20-25 videos on bead embroidery stitches and techniques (give or take). Once I have that finished up I am going to do a small series on making a cuff bracelet. Then probably one on how to do the square stitch and follow a pattern. And probably a couple on what I know so far about working with wire. It's been a lot of fun, and even though I haven't been beading too much, I have been very busy with this and enjoying it very much.
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll write again soon!