Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What's a day?

Sorry, I thought I'd get a head start letting you know about the blog hop starting today, and I messed up the dates. So the blog hop starts today Wednesday December 7th (and I fixed yesterdays post once it came to my attention.....so you're not crazy....it did incorrectly say Wednesday the 6th) and so....

all of you who left comments on yesterdays December 6th post will indeed be entered.

and yes I will be including my International friends in the drawing, and I will be shipping your box as a gift, which it is.

and what is going in the goodie box today?



The rivolis are light vitrial and the shrink plastic 'create' fits into a dream keeper vessel ring, who knows how that could come in handy, you may want to stay tuned all week.

It's early in the day, I'm a morning girl, so I'm not sure if all of the blog hoppers are hopping yet, but a click on the blog hop button on the side bar will take you to the list or you can click here.

If you're new here I'll try to include some usual content for your reading pleasure, or you can have a wander through the archives. I try to tell you a bit about my travels, my bead endeavors, my second love knitting and generally what I'm up to.

But for today, this will need to suffice. I'm encouraged by my friend Rachel's walking prowess to do better myself, and after the walk I'll be back at the computer creating illustrations. I'm starting to relax into the task, although each new project brings a challenge that causes me to stretch my illustrator skills that much more. And just in case I would get comfortable, the new lion os update changed the way my trackpad scrolls (yes it might be a setting somewhere and I should go have a look, but I haven't) and those kinds of things are hard on this brain. That and my mobile me calendar won't port over to my i-cloud calendar, that will have to be next weeks job.

103 comments:

Tom and Jane said...

Entering on day 2 and cannot wait to see what else goes in the goodie box. Thanks

LoriF said...

Must have been something in the air....I saw a lot of other people yesterday thinking it was the 7th! Whichever day it is, I love and follow your blog regularly, and would LOVE to win your box of goodies!

Jamie Lubin said...

Can't wait for your new book....the pieces that you showed us at Blanches' were beautiful. Such a shame that we have to wait so long until the book comes out....definitely worth the wait.....!!!

NEDbeads said...

Ohhhhh Yummy, Marcia!!!!!!

Claire Kimble said...

Are you going to add goodies every day? This just gets better and better!

Terri said...

I'd love to be entered into your drawing!

tpatterson1961@gmail.com
www.rosystitches.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Casy said...

This is so cool. I am also wondering when your new book will be out. Will dream keeper ring be in there?

Nancy said...

Google is being obstinate - hope you don't get this twice! You are my first read every morning! And soon I will get to soak up your creativity for 3 days - I couldn't be more excited to attend Beading By the Bay!
Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

Terry from Alaska said...

Marcia, your give away will be the most personal of all the blogs because we all have connection through beads- especially crystals(rivolis!)
If I win the giveaway I will name the pile of beads and crystals Marcia's Inspiration Bling!
I do follow your blog everyday since you've taught in Alaska;it is my morning wake up.

Sandy said...

Great color. I love beads.

sandy said...

What fun
Sandy

Gabri said...

Ha! a bloghop! I'm in. Looking forward to the new projects...it's gonna be a wonderful book. Just keep on going.

Karen Firnberg said...

Let me think, would I like something from Marcia?

Absolutely!

I love the color of your giveaway, and the idea of the blog hop.

Thank you for your generosity.

KvH said...

Such a great giveaway... and I know the problems with lion :-)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi I just followed your blog and thank you for a chance to win your goodies.
Therese

Marla said...

Those rivolis are stunning! I would love to add them to my stash lol. <3

Cynthia said...

I'd love a chance to win your goodies! Looking forward to seeing what else is in there. Thanks!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I hear that you will have a new book - looking forward to it!

Helen said...

As I said yesterday, what a generous give-away....and now its even better.
I too read your blog everyday, as do so many others, for inspiration and to enjoy all your lovely creations both beaded & knitted.

Shirley said...

I love reading about your adventures, and explorations into computer stuff. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

Knititall said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

I love those beads, so pretty! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

ELLERA said...

Going to bed now - reading the new Perlen-Poesie! Wonderful pattern ! Thank you, Marcia!

The Crazier Sister said...

It was a Monday, cleverly disguised as a Tuesday (they're sneaky that way!) Looks like you're another crazily creative person (Saner Sister calls me that because I like to bead, write, draw upon occasion, play the piano, now I'm getting into clay... See? Crazy! ~ha~)

Georgene Lockwood said...

Oooo. Pretty pretty! I'm a vintage type girl myself so love these colors and this style. Thanks for doing this! I'm here via Lori Anderson's blog. Nice to meet you!

Peikkonen said...

It's OK, it's not much of a trouble to comment one more time, when someone is giving stuff away for free :-) I'll be doing it every day anyway ;-D

Tia Dalma said...

Ooh...prety pretties! I love that you included a little piece of the shrink plastic for your ring! Excellent choices added so far! I heve never done a blog hop before but so far this looks like fun!

lynnd said...

I really love your blog and love the idea of the blog hop.

Courtney said...

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

lynnd said...

I love your blog and the idea of a blog hop and would love to win the goodie box.

Michelle Mach said...

One of my favorite colors! I promise to do some beadweaving if I win . . . maybe even some RAW!

Lisa J said...

What a great goody box!!! The "create" shrinky dink caught my eye... I'm still looking forward to beading the dream keeper vessel ring some day! Thanks for the great goodies!

debb said...

Oh my bloggy goodness- beautiful blog!

Beverly Herman said...

Marcia I love reading your blog. I am going to do some blog hopping tonight to see the others. Pink is one of my favorite colors.

One Woman said...

More gorgeous stuff for the box! Yippee!

Charlie said...

Look at all those goodies!

Amy said...

ooooh! This is so fun! Thanks for a chance at winning!

Loretta said...

What a fun hop. I would love to be a winner!

Lois Moon said...

I'm in love with the goodies so far!

Any Smith said...

Momma needs new jewelry! Please enter me in the drawing.

judy c said...

Waiting impatiently for your new book, I know it will be wonderful.
Thank you for the chance to win the goodie box!

Rose Red said...

Would love to be in this draw.

Janette said...

Joining too also your drawing!

SueBeads said...

Thank you so much, Marcia, for participating and giving us a chance to win!

moonlitfantaseas said...

this is a great give away!!!hoping to win!!!

Bizzy B said...

I can just imagine how gorgeous the goodies are. I'm hoping this is my lucky day.

Diana said...

I love your work. It would be great to win your giveaway.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

I am not normally a purple person but these are just gorgeous. I am desperate to make one of the dream keeper vessel rings....can't wait until you release a pattern for this one!

KayzKreationz said...

It's been fun checking out all the blogs in the hop and seeing their goodies. Here's crossing my fingers.

cw said...

Marcia,
What a beautiful mix you have created as a very generous giveaway. I follow your blog and enjoy it so very much. Your work is outstanding. Thanks for this opportunity, I hope to win!
Happy Holidays to all!
Chris

Debra said...

Oooh! One can never have too many beads. Since I have already won a pair of Marcia earrings on last year's Bead Cruise, it would be won-derful to add some Marcia beads to my collection.
Deb

cr8it said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristi said...

Would love to win your box of goodies! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

Tycialk said...

Love the blog hop. Hope to win. Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas

Sally Anderson said...

Oh, I love the goodie box! So I'm crossing my fingers for this! I would so love to win it!!
And I had the same comments about the way Lion makes the track pad work (very Microsoft -- scroll your fingers down when you want to go up! -- Why?). I don't like the changes to Preview either. But, grumble grumble, I still love Mac and wouldn't go back to a PC for anything!

KipperCat said...

Love what's gone in so far!

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pupton said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! Sign me up!

vettedoe said...

Love those rivolis!

Katie N-N said...

Can't wait to see what else you put in...

Francesca Watson said...

Yay! Entering for Day Two and can't wait to see what else goes in the box!

Debbie said...

Thanks for counting me in, Marcia! What you've added so far is gorgeous.

Rebekah said...

Just found your blog through Lori Anderson's. Thanks for being part of this awesome giveaway!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Wow, What a generous prize you have put up!! I always look forward to reading your blog to see what new blinginess you have come up with. I know you love blingy things, so thanks again for sharing from your lovely stash.
-Debbie

Kat BM said...

ohhhhh... love the crystals.. thy are soooo yummy!

Sue said...

Thanks, this is fun. Merry Christmas

dolla said...

I have just found your blog recently and I have really really been enjoying all the posts. Great Color on the rivolis. I can hardly wait for your new book.

wingrovesmith2010 said...

this blog hop is cool, and i regularly read here anyway...

Fae said...

Beautiful purple beads!

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous colors in the give-away. Thank you so much for a change to enter as a Dutch woman.

T=MC2 said...

There is a setting in Lion OS which changes your scroll settings back to the way they were before, in "Mouse and Trackpad system preferences". I still can't work out why the Lion scroll direction is called 'natural'!


Tasha

StR said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Franstuff said...

I am so excited at the chance to win your destash beads!! Thanks!!

Mari said...

Wao!!! esta semana va a estar genial!! me acabo de enterar por un comentario que estas en proceso de publicar otro libro...yesss!!!

Sian Nolan said...
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Sian Nolan said...

OOOoooooh me, I want to enter Marcia!
What a very generous idea!
Hugs! x

KarenBen said...

Wow I'm so pleased us internationals can enter too!

HollybirdBeads said...

Some beautiful goodies going into the box and more to come it seems! Would love to be in with a chance of winning - I have beaded with some light vitrail rivolis and can testify they as every bit as gorgeous in real life as in that photo!

steufel said...

Oh my, the colors are right up my alley:-)

Skylar said...

Gorgeous purple. Who cares what day it is when it's a bead day? :)

Lubna said...

It's wonderful to share this passion across states, oceans, countries, languages and cultures...

Christy said...

I just discovered you, and what a way to do it! This would be a fantastic Christmas present for me ;) I love getting mixes other people put together to see what kinds of creativity it will squeeze out of me.

TanyaMcGuire said...

The pinks yesterday were pretty but today's purples are way more fun.

Deci said...

Wowie zowie, good luck to me! And everyone else, too.

quiltingjewel39 said...

It's so easy to mix up days this time of the year!! Too much going on in our heads!! Anxious to see what other beautiful goodies you put in. Thanks for the chance.

Its All About Creating said...

I can't wait to see what is in the goodie box too! Great giveaway and a treat to discover new blogs...thank you. Marlene email: arteveryday(at)msn.com

Amy B. said...

I'd love to be entered to win a Blog Hop Box of goodness from you!!

Thank you for being so generous!

Amy AT BeadAndGlass DOT com

Claudia said...

Thank you for your generosity.

Nancy said...

these are gorgeous!

Valerie said...

How exciting! I'm crossing my fingers!

MoonRae said...

Thank you for participating in this gorgeous,generous Hop!! All of you ladies are wonderful!!
Thank you

stephanie_mcginley said...

This blog hop/giveaway has been so much fun! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

Stephanie

stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

Just Beady Jules said...

Marcia -- love those buttons. Thanks for the invite and for sharing. Gonna act like a bunny and hop on over to the next blog...*

Kristen said...

Oh my what a package you have put together and what a great inspiration you are to all of us! I would so love to win!

sis said...

Woud love to win bead goodies

sis said...

Woud love to win bead goodies

CreationsbyKari said...

Would love to win all these lovely beads! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lea Avroch said...

Please count me in! What a generous offering!

Skye said...

Ooooh purrrrplllle :D

*L* sorry.. can you tell that lovely shade is one of my favorites?

Luxorhouse said...

Such beautiful goodies!!!

Manola Maria said...

This giveaway is a great opportunity to boost up my bead stash, since it's rather poor for the time being. I'm so excited!

mary me said...

Beautiful work!!! Just discovered you! (thanks to Lori!!) Wow! Would love any lil piece of something from your for inspiration!!!
Mary

Pamela said...

I jealous that you can take a walk outside this time of year...doing so here would be dangerous with the snow and ice. Watching what goodies you are donating will be fun with your various talents!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Purple has ben growing on me and these are lovely.