Wednesday, December 31, 2008

All caught up - just in time!

I've been behind in getting pages done, but I am all caught up - just in time for the new year!

Check it out on my blog.

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Idea For Future BJP!!!!

The Bead Maven, Scarlett Lanson, of Beadwork Magazine writes a post about the BJP here and shares that she is unofficially participating along with us.

bead embroidery by Scarlett Lanson
Here's a detail of her page. She beaded a cover for a blank book journal.

For those of us who like to write, sketch or paint journal entries, this is a fabulous idea! We could bead journal covers for each month and at the same time journal in the book. At the end of the year, we'd have 12 beaded journals filled with our thoughts and ideas for each month during the year. I might give this a try next year!!!! Sweet, huh!

Happy new year, everyone!

Robin A.

December page finished

I've added the last stitch this afternoon... Just in time !

You can view it here

Happy New Year !


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

November page finished


I have finished my November page. It was more difficult to catch his personnality than the others, but my son is enjoyed by this portrait, so can see it
Also I want to say Thanks, many thanks for all your comments . I was touched.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dec done, January start

Here's a teaser picture (a first for me) of December's page. You can read about it and January's start here. Joan Cromley

Friday, December 26, 2008

December page completed.

I've finished up my December page. We've been snowed in (well more like iced in) for a bit over a week now which gave me a LOT of time to work on it. It's here if you'd like to see it.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pam T Is Doing OK

Most of you have had some correspondence with our BJP Registration Angel, Pam T. If you've been following her blog, you know that she had a double mastectomy and lymph node removal surgery on the 19th. Her December BJP is a visual journal of her unexpected diagnosis and rush into surgery and next chemo followed by radiation.

I'm writing today to let you know that she's home from the hospital and doing reasonably well. She even sent a "group email report" today in which she joked a bit... "I still have drains in (ugh) and I am really quite sore and stiff and I feel like I am walking around like a robot or something trying not to move too much, but I guess the positive here is that I am moving, right?"

She is extremely appreciative of the support, prayers, healing thoughts, etc that she has received from BJP members. She hopes you'll all be diligent about getting regular checks/mamograms.

I'll post a progress report again in a week or so. In the meantime, if you wish, you can leave comments here or on her blog.

Monday, December 22, 2008

December Bead Journal Project

I've posted my December quilt on my blog

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December Turtle is here!

My December entry for the Beaded Journal Project is complete and at my blogsite... . Go have a peek!


I just posted my Nov piece. Check it out.


.. look who's here! :o)


Friday, December 19, 2008


Dec 19. These are my two ghosts that I decided to make for my Nov. bj project. A girl ghost and a boy ghost. Can you tell the difference??? This was fun to do and took longer than I thought it would take. All those beads.....Love it. Evelyn Wilde


Dec.19..... This is my October piece and another page for my book. Eveyln Wilde

November finally finished - on to December

November was a very difficult month for me in many ways, including my seemingly inability to get my November BJP completed. Since I've been snowed in the past couple of days I managed to finish it and move on to December. My November page is primarily about conflict and I certainly was conflicted working on it.
The finished page is here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


My October piece is done. Was fun to do. How many skeletons in your closets????? Lise

Ice Water Goddess

Most days I have to cross the South Saskatchewan River that runs through our city of Medicine Hat. I have been watching the ice forming on the river and had the idea of making my November piece from the river slowing icing over. Lise

Haunted House

Dec . 18 Hello everyone, The project I chose for bj2008 came about from a story my granddaughter, Reanne, wrote for me several years ago about Halloween. As I enjoy making Cloth books I decided to make this book for her as she graduates from High School this year and this will be a gift for her. My pages will be 12x12 inches.The story is about a little cat who goes to a farm house to catch mice. He doesn't know that it is Halloween and be encounters the biggest mouse he has ever seen. I will be putting her original printing and spelling in this book . I think it will make a grat grad gift . Evelyn Wilde

Autumn Leaves

Dec.18 This is my Sept. project. Autumn is my favorite season.... the colors are so beautiful. I hope that my representation of what my eye sees will be pleasing. I chose to make all my pieces 8x10 inches. so they will be easy to frame. Please go the flickr to see a closeup and other pictures. Lise Pederson

my November page

November was the busiest month for me this year. I took part in a local hobby exhibition (6 days), in a Christmas market, made orders and then travelled with my husband to Germany... no time for BJP :-( so this month I make two pages. One of them (for November) is ready.
I made a picture of a Chrysanthemum little tree from our garden. It was so nice to watch it during grey November days.
You can see it in my blog

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I am happy to say that I have been working away at my November and December pages for the BJP.  November was a hard month with the unexpected death of my m-i-l.  She had a bowel blockage on a Friday night, went to the emergency room, and within 6 days she was dead.  A real shock to our family.  She was the last parent among all the siblings and their  spouses.   So my November block ended up a tribute to my husband's family.  Here are sneak previews of both of these blocks.  See it on my blog here.  You will also see my December block.  It was a fast one and I really enjoyed it!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Sorry about the spelling mistakes. Thought my spelling check was on and did not check my spelling. My blog address is This is just a test to see if I can get on my blog from BJ08. Lise Pederson
Hello everyone, We have been checking out all of the beautiful work on the blog posted and finally will be ready to put our on. We will be taking pictures tomorror and I will try out my blog. Still very know to this so hope it will work. Evelyn and I have our projects done for Sept. Oct. and Nov. so will have this on the blog by Wednesday of this week Lise

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jean's October Page

My 5" x 5" October Bead Journal Project was
done before Thanksgiving. I didn't post it
because I didn't know what kind of flower it
was. Hope someone know the flower, email
or leave a comment.
Peek at jean's blog.

My December BJP done

Hi fellow Beaders...........

Here's a sneak peek at my December BJP. You can check it out on my blog.
I am mentally fighting with blogger this morning to get the pic to enlarge on my blog so you can see the details, so if it doesn't enlarge when you check it out, stop back and hopefully I will have rectified THAT issue.
A few things I want to share here:
First of all - I am strongly encouraging every one of you, if you have been lax on your health care maintenance, mainly your self-breast exams, clinical breast exams, mammograms and pelvic exams - IF you "feel" something not quite right, if you have any question at all - call your health care provider! PLEEZ don't put this stuff off. You could possibly avoid lots of heartache for yourself, your family and your friends.
Second, our BJP world is a wonderfully kind and compassionate group and I thank all of you who have been cyber-supporting me. It means more to me than I can express!!!!
Third - have a great Holiday season - and give extra thanks for family, friends and even the smallest things in your life that are good. I know I am.
pam T

Friday, December 12, 2008

Notes to Self - Spammed

Hiya, everybody. My got spam all over it. I've reported the pearls from China and spent 2 hours yesterday cleaning it up. I am safe and sound but I have added a level of security to getting comments over there. All comments must be approved by me. I don't know if I needed to do this but, until I feel secure again, I'll leave it in place.
As for September and October and November, they are complete. I can't remember if I've posted the pix of November at Glass0Beads but head over there anyway.
One last thing. I celebrated my birthday in bed with Flu, near tears with the pain in my joints. I am on the mend and could have used the 2 hours yesterday to better effect.
Helene ~ Glass0Beads

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I have not had much time to devote to my project this month, but it is coming along . Hope to be through by next weekend. I really enjoy the challenge and seeing what you are all doing. This is great fun. See my block on my blog.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little something to confess..

Hello beaders and greetings from Finland!

You have all been so industrious doing fine, wonderful BJ-pages and I can only congratulate you for that and in the same breath to confess that I'm left behind! :o/
Besides that I've had a change of heart (literally) about to my pages. Originally I was thinking to bead hearts, because it's really "my thing" but then at the last moment I chose differently and started with base sized 3,1×5,3 inches. That's not for me and in a way I've put myself on the spot with that choice . So it's a time for a fresh start for me.
Atleast I have a lot of ideas to my yet unborn beaded hearts... That's something, right?! :o) Hopefully I'm getting there where you all are, with the smile on my face!

Happy beading to everybody!

December is done...

Hi folks,
My December square for the BJP is finished. You can see it here:

Jeanette Shanigan

October BJP...

I had finished my October BJP a few weeks back, but I didn't post it as I am finding it impossible to get a good picture using the mobile phone camera. I had planned to buy a digital camera - but the plan had to be shelved this month. So I decided to post anyway, so that I can get on with November and December. When I do get a camera, I will photograph everything again....
Here's the link to October BJP.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who commented on, gave suggestions and encouraged me on my September BJP :)


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Name That Tune.......

is the theme this year. Each page will have one, sometimes two or three, songs depicted on it.
I'm revealing the songs depicted in the first one, but at the end of the 11 months, the names of each song and corresponding month will be revealed!
So pop over to Flickr to see No 1.
Remember it's my interpration of the songs, so you may not guess correctly, then again you may!
Nospoj - Dinah

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Ohhhh my but Robin is not going to be happy with me at all, hey I'm not myself either!!! See I signed up for this 12-month postcard journal project with a whole load of ensthusiasm and honest intentions and even planned out the whole YEAR's pages along with the write ups and where am I????

Yeah, you guessed it, not even the first one completed!!! BUT I have started it and am working on it in amongst the other projects on the go too!!! I've even pulled out the leaves for the October page too so hopefully that won't take as long as September's BUT November is another that might take some time putting together! I've decided I'm getting a photo album that holds two 4 x 6 photos/page and pulling out the inside divider sheet and that way you can view the fronts and the back blurbs (they are all preapred ready for print offs) too! I'm not sure about putting them into a wall hanging - this will have to suffice for now.

I just have to get going on these and they'll get done, not sure if on time though!!!

Rose Anne, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My november piece is ready.

Hello everyone,

My beadpage for November is ready. You are welcome if you like to take a look:
Thank you!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Coming out of hiding covered in beads

I have three pages to share, click on the picture to see them all

Ellen @ DollieBead

Me again

Hi everyone...I am adding in a sneak peek of my November BJP here. I was mentally beat by Blogger the other day and couldn't get it to work, so am making sure I can do it!
and it looks like it worked.... yay!
One technical question while I am here, has anyone done bead embroidery adding in paper? You know, like the fancy paper at all the scrapbooking places now? and then add in fabric and beads?
here's a link to my blog (again)....