Thursday, January 20, 2011

2010 Finished

Finally finished the last 2 pieces for last year, and put up some pix on my blog at FibreFan on this link. Enjoy, and thanks for being your inspirational selves and good luck for 2011.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have just finished the seventh ...really late, sorry!
You can see it here:
it's for one of my childrens and his passion for Aboriginal Art.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Locked in Frustration!

March wasn't as nice and easy as I expected and my piece reflects that. I worked on it all month and it looks like I felt! If you want to check it out, it's here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

January 2009 Stargazer Lily

Bead Journal Project 2008-2009
I started Stargazer Lily on January 16, 2009. I wasn't happy
with the transparent seed beads and put it away for over a
year. I finished it last night and I am going to make it in a pin.
I am catching up and know that I am so far behind... I have 7 to
go and am going to be able to finish 7 more.

Monday, February 22, 2010

BJP 2010

I have not been able to post to the new blog for this year but if anyone is still reading this you can see my Jan and Feb pieces on my blog.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Unlocking My Creativity & Trav'lin' Light

If anyone is checking for 2010 updates, I'm including a link here to my January and February pieces. I'm actually keeping up this year (for the first two months - ha ha) and have ideas for March. Hope everyone is staying warm and finding time to bead!

Friday, January 22, 2010

BJP 2009 ended !!!

Just ended the last two months : July is APOTHEOSIS and August FULFILMENT !!!

You can see them and my last works on my blog

So, now bye to this year et see you on the BJP2010 !!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Want to help but feeling helpless? What can a lone crafter do to help alleviate the suffering? Check out or crafthopeforhaiti where you can donate your crafts which can be sold for donations to Doctors without Borders.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New year


First of all, I want to wish you a wonderful creative New year.

I'm really late and I've only finished my square #11 for the 2009 project.

You can see it here

Happy beading to all

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My August page is finally done!

I am so happy that I have finally finished my last page!

Started nearly a year and a half ago, it's about time it was posted!

I'd love to know what you think!

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

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I took Robin Atkin's "techniques for Bead embroidery" class this past Friday and have been re inspired! I had quit on several months, leaving them semi-finished. I had not been able to figure out ways to make the backs look good, I had run out of steam and ideas on the beading on some of them and just called them finished. and I still have one month that has been sewn but not beaded yet.

BUT after this class I have been totally re inspired. I learned so many new techniques. and all the variations of them. I have been beading almost non-stop since I got back. After finishing the sampler, I revisited some of my journal pages that I had previously thought was done. I have been working on some wonderful additions to my December page. I feel like I see the fabric in a whole new way. Getting unstuck is just a bugel bead pathway away.

Also seeing her work in person turned on the light bulb for how to finish my own and ways to display them to really show them off. Now I just need to get some book board and foam core to get them done. I was also excited to share my work with Robin (which she seemed to enjoy!)

I got another one of her books (I own 3 now) and I highly recommend them!

So I signed up for another year of the beaded journal project. I plan to take on a smaller size this time! but thinking about going 3-D and making them dolls.

Okay, off the computer and back to some beading... next I hit the joann's on black friday to get an Ott light for cheap!