Ah, it was such a GOOD idea. Michelle Mach, former editor of Beading Daily, was having a challenge. Kits were mailed out for a small price and I could test the waters, dip my toes so to speak, in the world that I see in the beading magazines: Designer Challenge. Yes, no credentials required although I notice we have some pretty impressive names participating in the challenge. It did seem like a good idea at the time and I had a brilliant idea for my piece. In fact, it was INSPIRED! I couldn't wait to get started and I found just the right Stuff in the Romance Kit as well as my stash recently received from B'Sue Boutiques. Thank you so much Michelle.
I should have known it was just too easy.....
2 weeks ago, my beloved aunt and constant terror of the Forest Hills Nursing Home, 94 year old sharp-tongued, endless bundle of energy Aunt Irene, became extremely ill with an infected kidney. My cousin and I are her guardians. She was not expected to recover. After all, she is 94 years old and her kidney was so swollen and infected that it blocked her colon and extended her abdomen. My cousin and I spent hours in the hospital the first and second week and she fooled the doctors and survived. However, the prognosis isn't good long-term and the illness has taken a toll on her. I've not had time to do much of anything besides attend her in the hospital. (And Read. There is a point of light in every dark cloud! ) We hope to move her to a lovely hospice facility in our area soon.
Please visit the other blogs participating in Michelle's great challenge. They are spectacular.
Antique Brass Romantic
http://www.bsueboutiques.com/ I bought the painter's palette from her too on her Etsy shop BSue1441.
And thanks as always to the members of the Oklahoma Bead Society for their constant encouragement.
Thanks again Michelle Mach for allowing me the privilege of participation!