Thursday, July 30, 2009

July Piece - Summer

Can't believe I finished on time, but July is done. This is with a Summer Color Scheme. It includes a Basse Taille enameled pendant that can be removed and worn. It's small, but I really liked this pattern. So, check out my piece. Only one more to go!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Grounded...July BJP

Here's the full piece for this month...can hardly believe we're almost at the last month now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July, 11 months and counting

Guess who had a birthday in July? And it was a biggie, 60! Here is my cake, since I didn't bother with a real one. Who needs the calories when you can bead instead? Check out the big picture and some thoughts here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Crazy Quilt piece for June

My June piece is done and now on-lien. Will not finished my July one on time, but that's the way it goes. I guess I missed the poll as I don't get on the blog often, but I have finished 10 pieces so far and plan to finish all 12. I just love this project. It gives me the impetus to do something new and stretch myself. So, here is my June piece - a crazy quilt with 4 types of embroidery - bead (of course!), hand, machine and ribbon. And I dyed my own ribbon this time - way cool!!!!

I'd like to show another piece I finished - it's for The Beadin Path's Challenge of The Ugly Bug Ball. As you can see, I really like the challenges and projects.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another month done!

I've put another one of my BJP pieces up on my blog. Please stop by and check it out!

Pam E

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What can I sat about Savannah Georgia?

It won my old heart. I am not sure what captured me about this beautiful city. The people all seem genuinely friendly and full of hospitality that only the south seems to provide. It is a natural way they have with visitors.
I felt welcome, something I had never felt in all my travels as much. We landed in Atlanta in the hottest heat wave in over 30 years. The heat was wet with humidity. We drove our rented car into the charm of historic Savannah. The cobbled streets and antique mansions from days long past stood warm and welcoming. I felt a strange homecoming even though I had never been.

Exploring River street with the tourist trap styled stores that offered an air conditioned shopping experience made a slight dent in my pocket book.The river front across the street was filled with huge barges and ships of every size and style. The breath taking views and historic store fronts were a historians heaven, full of bricks and cobbled buildings. We had to drink our weight in sweet tea to replenish the fluids lost in the 103 degree weather. Sweet tea is the liquid staple in the south. Not the sad imitation at your local McDonalds.
We ate, there are fancy restaurants and local eateries all around this tourist town. We ate at a great river front grotto named Luey’s that will forever be remembered or my tea glass never empty and the best fried shrimp poboy I ever had the pleasure to consume. Our happy friendly waiter was a hoot and I thank him for out afternoon fun stop. Savannah Sweet shop with mouth watering Pralines. Oh Boy...

We ate another time at the Pink House Inn. Our meal was divine. The dessert was called Pecan Basket. I have never had a better dessert and my mouth is watering just remembering it. Then we completed out visit with a Sunday Brunch at Lady and Sons.

We stuffed ourselves yet again but this time on Paula Dean’s Fried chicken and cheddar biscuits, bbq ribs and fried corn…

I think when I visit again, and I surely will, I will rent a vacation house on the gorgeous Tybee Island and live there for a week. With my feet on the ground I know was meant for this California born Jersey Girl to walk on again and again. I left my Heart in Savannah

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


The final page is posted on my blog at

June pin is done

Check out my blog to see my June pin.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

May and July bjp pins

Check out my blog to see my May and July bjp pins. June is almost done......


Monday, July 6, 2009

June 2009 peas and strawberries

I've just completed my 10th sqaure for June. I'm thrilled that we will be able to do this project again, and I've been thinking about what I will do. I like to give myself some requirements as a challenge. This year it was adding a lampwork bead to each piece, and using my existing bead stash. I've all sorts of ideas...adding a found object each month, picking a color scheme in advance, a different shaped piece, a final assemblage, a usable piece, etc. Fortunately there is lots of time to ponder.
Anyway, here is a link to June's piece.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

News Flash!!!! + Please Tell Us Why.....

Hi Everyone!

2010 BJP is a GO!!!!

To give ourselves a little time to finish up the current BJP, we will start the new BJP in January of 2010 and it will run through the end of December.

Registration for 2010 BJP will begin in October, following the close of the current BJP. You can keep up to date on registration by checking the Bead Journal Project website, here. Also, I'll post a reminder in September on our blogs.

Please Answer Poll!

Please take a moment to answer the poll at the top of the right sidebar on the 08BJP (#1) blog, here. I'd really like to get an idea of how many people are still participating and how far along we all are. Last year we did two email follow-up surveys... This year I'm trying to get the information by polling you. I really appreciate your response!

Please Tell Us Why...!

I know everyone's busy beading... but if you can spare a moment, will you please take a moment to send me an email telling a little about your experience with the BJP... what it means to you, why you are doing it (what are your rewards), anything you think a prospective new participant might want to hear about it....

With your permission, I'd like to use some of what you write in the information we publish about the 2010 BJP. If you have any reservations about us quoting you, please let me know.

Thanks, everyone! You are so awesome...!

Big hugs and big bravos... Robin A.