Friday, March 9, 2012

Gifted

Well in case being at Beading by the Bay was not totally amazing in and of itself (and it is, more later)....I received a gift of such magnitude words to express my gratitude seem inadequate.
You may from time to time have heard me mention the Bad Liz, who of course is in no way bad but that is the nickname she has.
Liz excels at bead embroidery and has done a number of wall hangings and a number of purses. Besides a talented beader, she is also kind, loyal, smart and funny.
She came to Beading by the Bay this year.....and she brought this for me...




Clearly she has been working on it for awhile.




Both front and back are fully covered. And there is a new surprise at every time Iook.....




Do you see the little peek of the cover of BeadedOpulence....and my initials MAD? It's just crazy good and I LOVE it. I must say the bold colors are the perfect accent to my wardrobe of black. I finally have the appropriate beady purse. Thank you Liz, you rock big time!

17 comments:

Katie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! And it makes total sense that someone as awesome as you has such wonderful friends who make such nice gifts for you :)

Sharon Wagner said...

It has been very hard to keep quiet about this project of hers. There are other secrets to be revealed about this purse! We enjoyed watching it develop, so glad you love it too!
Hugs!
Sharon Wagner

Marcia DeCoster said...

Ok Sharon fess up.....what other secrets, besides my very own pair of toe socks I side.....

Jenn Ehrichs said...

That is amazing, so so cool to get a gift like that!

Ingrid said...

Bad Liz should change her nickname into Bold Liz, this purse is a little wonder !
Kind regards
Ingrid

lynsey said...

Wow!! what a totally wonderful gift, it is beautiful

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

That is fabulous! I love all the little details.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Wow, this purse is fabulously beautiful. I especially love the little touches, like your initials and the peek at the book cover. Way to go, Liz!

Terry from Alaska said...

I love bead embroidery because it is so personal. It is stitched with love one bead at a time.

Laura said...

What a beautiful special gift

pamelaric said...

Bad Liz is one of my very favorite people. It figures that she would do something so touching for you. You can see her heart in it. :-)
Pamela
Tucson, AZ

Helen said...

A totally amazing piece and wonderful gift!

The bad Liz said...

Toe socks? Would I do that to you??

The bad Liz said...
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Peikkonen said...

WOW.

And the Random color scheme is appropriately called 'envy' :)

Pat Riesenburger said...

What a stunning and generous testament to YOU, Marcia. I am not surprised that you would be the inspiration for such a lovely gift by an obviously talented artist...what fun!

Kristen said...

Yep Liz loves you! Any what a fun journey to discover all the secrets she has hidden in it.