Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last 2 Inchies Done

I finished the last two of my inchies for the 2008-2009 BJP. These were lots of fun!

Kassie - The Beading Butterfly

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Better late than never...

I have 10 of my BJP pieces done and a photo posted on my blog.

After I finish the last 2, I will decide how to finish them all.

The Beading Butterfly

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yikes! Last Day to Register for 2010 BJP! Pictures!

December 15th is the last day to register for the 2010 BJP...

If you're undecided, take a look at my blog, here. I just posted pictures of some of my favorite pieces from the past year of the BJP... 42 pictures (most click-to-enlarge)... work by 40 of our participants!!!! I was erratic at saving pictures, so I didn't get all of my favorites. Also some members don't have a blog or didn't post pictures to the website. However, the pictures I posted will give you some grand inspirations and incentives to join the 2010 BJP!!!!

Happy holidays, everyone!!!

PS... If you're having difficulty registering or have questions about it, you can email

me: robin[at}robinatkins{dot]com
or Pam T: pamtru63{at]gmail[dot}com

PSS... Thanks for your well wishes about my Mom. During the week I was in Minnesota, she rallied nicely. I'm hoping she'll make her 93rd birthday in January!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

HI from Chilly Minnesota...

Hi everyone!

My dear Mom took a turn for the worse a week ago and we thought her time among us was at an end. So my sister (who lives in Everett, WA) and I flew back to MN to be with her. Luck for us, she has rallied and we are spending some quality moments with her.

In the meantime, I've been having a little time to bead again with Julie, Pam and Brenda, all three BJP participants living in St. Paul, MN! Tomorrow we're going to Pam's for another session. We're having great fun talking about our ideas for BJP 2010. Brenda's working on a special beaded box that will hold her 2010 pieces. I won't spill the beans about it, but it's going to be amazing! Pam's talking about wanting more texture, more dimension to her pieces. Julie is still very undecided. Me too, although I have lots of ideas and I'm pretty sure I'll do some shape other than 4x6, the postcard shape I've been using for the past two years.

What about YOU????????

Will you be with us? I hope so!!!! There are only 5 more days to register. Really, truely, it is not hard. If the registration information on our website seems to difficult or doesn't work on your computer, just email Pam T or me and tell us you want to be in. We'll take care of it.

One current member emailed me to say she hadn't finished this year's pieces yet and therefore felt she shouldn't do it again. My answer is this: Don't be bogged down by last year's business... If you think you'd like to try it again, go for it. Let 2008-09 rest and move on!!!

May you all have a deliciously wonderful holiday season. May your stockings be filled with fabulous beads!

Hugs to you all,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

counting down the days...

Okay, so it's been a couple weeks since I did an update… call me lazy or busy or whatever you like!

We are getting LOTS of new registrants! Please, oh please, past participants, get your registrations in!!! You only have till December 15th to register and we don't want to lose you!
Since Sunday November 22nd, 36 people registered:
29 NEW participants AND 7 RETURNING participants.

Homes: North Carolina: 3; Arizona: 3; Louisiana: 1; California: 2; Ohio: 4; Ontario, Canada: 3; Australia: 2; Washington: 4; New Mexico: 1; France: 2; Texas: 1; Wisconsin: 1; South Carolina: 1; Missouri: 1; Turkey: 1; Oklahoma: 1; Tennessee: 1; Washington DC: 1; Illinois: 1; New Jersey: 1 and Florida: 1

Total registration so far: 214!!!

I will not post again until registration closes on the 15th… Once again, if you have not received your confirmation, please make sure you let me know AND/OR check your spam filter for your email. My email is

I hope you are all doing well and keeping busy finishing up your 2008-2009 BJP, planning for the 2010 BJP, and getting your Holiday preparations in order!!! Have a great week…
pam T