Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm going to miss you!

Dreaming up what was going to go in the box each day was fun, arranging and photographing it was fun, knowing I was going to share it with you was fun, but the really fun part was getting to know you,....and I'm going to miss that.

So my plea is don't stop checking in once the blog hop is over, because I've really loved hearing from you. 604 comments in a week! A record. And you took the time to make thoughtful comments. I loved hearing that some of you read every day. See you know me, but I don't always know you, and I want to. Fatima wrote for the first time I think, and of course I recognize a few regulars and some of you who've shared the classroom.

And because it has all been so much fun, I think I'll do it again. Probably not for sevens days, but I will be posting once a month a mini give away....one day a month I'll pick something from the studio to share with you, after all, we all have the love of the bead in common.

Come by tomorrow to see what the last day holds, and don't forget to check on Thursday to see who the lucky winner of the grand prize will be. And if you missed it, I will also be giving away 5 sets of instructions to the Dream Keeper Vessel ring.



Thank you for visiting me here!

56 comments:

Helen said...

Marcia, no need to miss us...we are still here!! I for one read you every day (give-away or not) as I'm sure many others do. I miss YOU when you don't blog every day.
Wonderful photo of you..love the nails & jewelery. They look really great together.

Tia Dalma said...

I have been here reading everyday for a long time and will continue with or without the give aways! But it sure has been fun! And 604 comments in one week is a whole lot of love and lot of sharing! Thanks for inspiring that!

And that photo of you is beautiful! I love the colors...they are so perfectly your colors!

Debra said...

Hi Marcia, yes there are many of us who read everyday and enjoy what you have to say, presents or not.
Deb in Michigan.

char said...

Well, Helen, Tia and Debra have said it all. Living in a really small town, just reading what everyone in the Bigger Bead world is doing is a great way to spend a little time every evening. Happy Holidays to all of you!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Marcia, I read your posts every time I see your name pop up! I find that I do not have enough hours in the day to blog, bead, cook and clean so we do alot of instant meals and the dust covers it all up...lol Congratulations on the 600+ comments. One never tires of hearing from friends and students. It is good to know that there are real people out in blogland who appreciate you and your talents!
Sharon
p.s. Merry Christmas to you and to all of your family!

Tycialk said...

I have to admit I started reading because of the give away but it has been such fun that I plan to continue. I love your hair. It reminds me of Jay Leno's with the silver & the dark in front. Mines just turning silver all over. At least it hasn't fallen out. Had a friend that happened to & I felt so bad for her. Enjoy your holidays.

Francesca Watson said...

Love the glittery nails, and how they match those gorgeous jewelry pieces!! And it's been fun to "delurk". :-)

Lois2037 said...

I don't always post comments, but I certainly do read your blog. I'm a great fan of your work, and I LOVE your book!

Jamie Lubin said...

Marcia....you are just too stinkin' cute....I guess you can never get enough fuchsia and bronze.....!

Rose Red said...

It's been such fun hopping from blog to blog and seeing all the inspirational things that you've all shown us. I've followed you over on Facebook as well as seeing your blogs so maybe I'll get to meet you in person at a class in the future - it's on my To Do Wishes :)
Btw I adore how you've colour co-ordinated everything today, including the rug!

sandi said...

sharing your stash is an amazing gift - I will happily share it with my friends :) and a few friends I have yet to make :)

cw said...

Marcia,
I too, read all your posts. You are so talented, I love seeing new projects and look forward to your new book. The giveaways were a real bonus, but I hope you'll keep posting new designs and color schemes.
'love your work. You are a great inspiration.
I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes, maybe someday!
Happy Holidays!
Chris

Carol said...

I am an Aussie beader and you are my go to blog every day,as you almost always have post.9sometimes two.I love your sparkly style...I have your book and have made several projects.I only wished I lived in America sometimes so I could attend some of your fabulous workshops.

Sandy said...

I clicked follow, so I'll always be checking in. Love your hair.

Marabout said...

Marcia, I read your blog each day since May. I love reading about very creative persons like you and I love seeing what kind of beading other people do. It makes me feel like I'm part of a big artistic community. Here, in Montréal (Québec), I don't know if there is people doing the kind of bead embroidery you do, but I would love to meet some. Sabine Lippert, Smadar Grossman and you really inspire me...but you're all so far from here. I took a few workshops here and there, but they're all pretty basics. As far as I know, It seems there is a lot of bead stringing people here but not too many bead embroiderers. All what I know about bead embroidery, I learned in books. We need people like you (or you?...) here!

violet said...

Can someone REALLY have too many crystals? :-}
You've selected such a lovely group of treasures, someone is going to have a blast playing with all that!
Mardel

Mari said...

Mil gracias a ti Marcia. Desde que comencé en el embriagante mundo del beading tu blog fue el primero al que llegue. Y ahi fue que me enamore. Tus diseños son obras de arte y reflejan tu intensidad. Me fascinan, soy una fanatica tuya 100%! Mucha felicidad y prosperidad en tu vida siempre!!

Mari said...

BTW tus unas estan hermosas. y la combinacion con tus dreams keepers y pulsera estan geniales!!

Sue said...

I will continue reading. I love that you moved from the corporate world to beading sensation.

Terry from Alaska said...

I'll keep reading the blog for sure; I didn't realize the dream keeper was a seperate thing -bonus there;thankyou.
Have to go out and shovel snow now
and then I will continue to bead!

Carole Simcox said...

I'm following you now. I love my beads too for beadweaving when I'm not doing my felting.

I'll try my best to read as often as I can. Thanks, Carole

Lea Avroch said...

Love this picture of you! Giveaway or no giveaway, I love reading your posts! :)

Beverly Herman said...

My New Year's resolution is to be a better blog responder. I love reading about your travels, beading, knitting and grand babies. Your in my blog roll and I read every post. I am thankful our paths have crossed in person and I am looking forward to the next time.

judy c said...

I, too, resolve to be a better responder. I read about 7 blog every day, but sadly I haven't been very good at letting you all know how much it means to me to be able to see into your lives and loves. I do learn so much, and get so much inspiration for my own work. Thank you for being here for me.

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have been following your blog for quite a while, and love hearing about what you are doing, and about your sweet grand baby, and all the pretty things you make for her, And of course your amazing bead work!

One Woman said...

You're part of my morning reading routine and I'm determined to take one of your amazing classes!

Marci S said...

I really appreciate your dedication to keeping up with your blog. So many fizzle out after a couple months. Just want you to know that after following a number of beading blogs yours is the one that I go to every day. thank you!

pogata said...

Love the jewelry AND the matching nail polish.

Holly said...

I really enjoyed the blog hop : )

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey there, I think you have more steady readers than you think. I too check your blog all the time, just so I can drool over all that gorgeous bling you whip up. In the future I won't be shy to comment though, seeing as you enjoy it so much. Thanks for your generosity with this give away and wishing you a Merry Xmas.
-Debbie

Lisa said...

Marcia, your blog has been great from your very first post. I will not stop reading! Lisa Ward

ChrisD said...

Strange isn't it, I've read your blog for some time but rarely comment. It just never occurred to me that it might be a two way process. I've learned a lot about the design process, seen colour combinations that have sent me to my stash, realised that beaded elements can be combined in different ways to different effect and much much more. Your next book will be on my present list for sure.
For all of this, as well as the blog hop, thank you.

Ingrid said...

Hi Marcia,
Don't worry, we'll still be there, give away or no give away because it's always so much fun and pleasure to read your blog and share your world !
Have a nice day,
Ingrid
PS :this is a very nice carpet you've got under your table !

bwheather said...

I was actually quite surprised at myself for not reading your blog already. I own your book and just love it. I'll be checking in as a regular reader from now on, though. ;-)

T=MC2 said...

I echo these sentiments... how would I start my day without a Marcia moment? My team know that there's no point speaking to me until I've read your blog (and consumed an espresso).

vicki said...

I didn't even know I could post - I don't have a blog - before or you'd have felt lots of love from Portland! Have read and enjoyed your blog for ages. The give away was just the incentive I needed to try. I'm among the many who will keep reading.

Sparkly Rock Girl said...

Hi Marcia,

Just wanted you to know that the lovely Black and White ringlets kit arrived with me safely and it was so beautifully presented in the lovely Tiffany Blue box...I have to admit that I just reused it to pack a friend's birthday gift - she loved it too!

I always read your blog via my Google Reader - so even if I am not commenting I am taking in all the lovely news you share.

Merry Christmas

Alison
Guildford, UK

Sian Nolan said...

I love your latest photo Marcia, you look gorgeous with all your matching accessories! x

redrobyn said...

Hi Marcia - your nails look great. A perfect match for your beautiful rings. Your blog is always the first one I read every day!

Nancy said...

That is such a fabulous design (the dream keeper). I so enjoy reading your blog on a regular basis. It keeps me inspired.

timmi said...

Hi Marcia,
there are so many people, who read your blog regular times, me too. And I like it very much. Your jewelry is wonderful.And congratulations on the 604 comments :-)
Have a nice time!

debb said...

Thank you for sharing so much of yourself on this wonderful blog!

Rose said...

Marcia, I love looking at your creations, beading and the knitting, and I'm not even a knitter. Your color choices always seem so perfect to me, and I struggle with colors. Thanks for sharing your creative gifts with us, as well as your creative stash!

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flyingbeader said...

I might not comment every day, but I do read your thoughts & ideas. I feel lucky that you let us all share a piece of your life
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πλουμίδια - plumidia said...

the nails and the rings look fantastic! Merry Christmas to you and your family

Petra said...

I was a regular reader of your blog, and I will continue reading. Maybe I should react more often, so you won't miss the comments on your posts.

So far as I'm concerned a new give-away won't be neccessary... I also love your blog without that.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I read your blog regularly and will keep checking in! Thanks for your amazing generosity!

prismaspirit said...

This was a great experience, reading your posts everyday and reading the comments too. Didn't know that blogging can be so interactive and fun. Thanks for the experience and I will of course continue to read your blog now!

Skylar said...

I like to visit you every day. You're the first stop on my daily blog tour. You always have great photos and sparkly conversation to go with the beads.
Over my christmas break from school, I'm going to try right-angle weave. Want to try some of the projects from your book.

Knititall said...

This has been great fun and I've enjoyed reading about and seeing your work so much that I'm not going anywhere :)

Kristen said...

I'm not going anywhere I am in it for the long haul!

Marca said...

We stay!!! LOL, no kidding,this was/is fun!

Beady Zoo said...

Thanks for hosting a hop. I had been a regular reader and must get back to it.

Kim said...

I love that picture of you, the bracelet and rings are lovely. I've had a lot of fun with this blog hop.

sis said...

That ring has caught my attention from day 1....would be great to make one!