Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hi everyone,

Just a few notes about our website.

First, we have redesigned it to make room for future years of the BJP, in case there is interest in doing it again.

Second, April is the 8th month of this year's project. That means when you get your April piece done you can start sending me your images and information so we can get your page on the 2008 Member's Gallery started! Here is the link for "How to add your page".

Third, if any of you have images to complete your 2007 gallery page, this is a good time to do that also.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the website, please post them here. I will answer them as quickly as possible.

Brenda - Web Angel

March Page Done

Hi all, March done; thinking of what to do for April. Have a peek on my blog if you wish.

March 2009 finished

Hello fellow beaders

My March page is finished.
You can view it here

Happy beading to all

Sunday, March 29, 2009

February 2009 is done

Hello everybody,

If you would like to take a look you can do that here!
Thank you!


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Catching up with The Women in My Life

Hi, I have managed to get 2 pages finished in the past few weeks, which makes me up to date.

I was amazed to realize we are finishing the 7th month of this round, where does the time go?

Anyhoo, here they are :-

Ms February & Ms March

Ellen @ DollyBead

Friday, March 27, 2009

New year, new cycle .... January finished


With the january page called REBIRTH, I start a new cycle. Why ? All explain on my blog.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Catching up

I finally finished *February* today - I've never been so behind but I'm glad that I took my time and didn't rush so I suppose there's something to say for that. I have a bad habit of rushing and not being happy with my work so slowing down was good practice for me. My February page is here.

F for February and Fab

What? Another doll so soon again?
Well, girls, I have to make it plain:
I was lagging far behind
which was burdening my mind.
So I caught up, feel fine once more
with a new doll to adore.
Please take the time to visit FAB.
(I promise you she isn't drab.)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dec & Feb nearly there

I have posted halfway pictures of December and February men with January to come later.
Diane Lithgow, New Zealand


How are you?

I'm back with a piece of good news: I'm in schedule again.
You can peek at my BJP summary here

Happy soon-to-be-spring time to all of You!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

December's done - moving right along!

I've got December done and January is planned out. Actually March probably is too. February however is still a challenge. You can see the results on my blog.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting Caught Up!

I managed to get my Feb piece done, you can see it here. It was nice to do a more free-form piece for a change! -Joan Cromley

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

December page is done

One more page finished !! It's called HOPE. You can see it on my blog

Monday, March 16, 2009

January JDD

A bicone here, a seed bead there -
what message does this picture bear?
Well, don't despair, don't get excited,
for you are cordially invited
to drop in for an inspection
of Doll Five in my collection.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

The first six months

Robin asked me to take a picture of my first six triangles, so here they are. Again, not the best picture (too much sun and too many shadows), but it is a work in progress. BTW, this is my current favourite configuration. I thought that I could add the other six triangles around the outside edge and then alternate with textured fibre pieces. Of course, I'll probably change my mind many times, so stay tuned. The current background is a dark green taffeta from a recycled prom dress. I think that I paid $5.99 for it at the thrift shop. I just love a bargain!

Friday, March 13, 2009


I've posted my new piece to my blog http://focus-on-fiber.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

February piece

A little late but here is my piece for February. If you go to my blog http://ewlpbeadandfiberart.blogspot.com/you will see the whole piece....... Happy Valentine .


My February turtle is finished...I'm just slow with her unveiling! You can see her on my blog at www.atawhisper.blogspot.com . Her name is Pearl.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

February 09

Hey guys my Feb piece is done, have a look if you like. Julie C

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Finally 6 months together

Wow, I can't believe it has already been 6 months. I have all 6 of my pages together in this post along with some comments about each page. There are a couple that still have some finishing touches. and now I need to start on MARCH!


Wrong link - Sorry

Fingers moving faster than brain!!! Try this for my blog.


Oops - I'm catching up!

I've finally managed to finish September, October and November's pieces. More importantly, I've posted them on my blog. You can find them at feathercreations.blogspot.com where I've posted explanations and pictures.

I've started December, planned out January, have no idea what February's will look like, and have a pretty good idea about March's piece. So after a slow start I should be caught up before summer. [I hope!!].


March square

My square for March is finished. It can be seen here: http://beadyshenanigans.blogspot.com/ I've included a teaser here. Thanks for looking and commenting.

Jeanette Shanigan


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Just a comment about display

The funny thing about these little triangles, is that people just can't seem to keep their hands off them. Everyone I show them to, starts arranging and re-arranging them into different configurations. It's kinda like doodling, but with beads! By the end of the twelve months, my head will be so full of ideas that I won't know where to begin. It's amazing what new eyes and experience bring to the equation.

February piece

Yipee! February is a time of celebration. My nephew and his wife (after many years of marriage & doctor's visits) have announced that they're having a baby. While the symbolism in this piece is not obvious, I tried to give it a party atmosphere. Included are painted teabag yo-yo's (Tetley, of course), three shells from an old necklace of my mother's (she's no longer with us, but loved babies so would want to be a part), an acrylic painted washer (for the masculine element), purple pearls (my sister's favourite colour) and a mixture of miscellaneous beads, including hearts and flowers (because I'm rooting for a girl). BTW, the teabags were used, but I did dry and empty them before painting. The picture is a little dark, due to my taking it on a dreary rainy day. I promise to post again when the sun is shining.


My March BJP page is now clickable and hugely enlargable for your viewing pleasure! For some reason the clickable status of a pic is always a mental block for me every time.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Still alive

Hello everybody,

I have been beading, a lot, but just didn't find the time to photograph and publish. Or to see what everyone else was up to. But now I did publish December and January on my blog. If you want to you can find it here.
This weekend I am going to designate time to see all the beautifull pages all of you made. Thank you for looking!


March complete

I'm done with March........ I made the whole beading part of it much smaller, but managed to keep the original size of the page. Trying to fill a 6 x 9 page with beads was a task that I certainly did not think through back in August, much less having to deal with chemo brain and a total lackluster feeling on my part. Everyone's work continues to be incredible and thank you everyone, for sharing all your stories. Here's the link to my blog.... oh for heaven's sakes - forgot to put the link in at first!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Big Cat

Here is another page to the Halloween book I'm
making for Reanne.. This page is her big brother Chad in a cat costume toting a big smile and a fish! Watch for her little brother Chase, next month and maybe after that grandma. Eveyln Wilde

Healing Doll

Finally finished my January piece. I had a knee replacement January 19th and thought this would be an easy piece to do......NOT SO Started, undid, restarted, undid and so on. Wanted her to look soft, in beiges , and this is how she turned out. Now I just posted her picture before I wrote about her. I don't know what this all means but l will always remember this project . Lise Pederson

Back in the Saddle!

January tease November tease

February tease

Hi all, after a few months of setbacks I've been able to get myself almost caught up, November, February and January bjp's are finished if you'd care to peek here at them. Just click on the month on my blog to look at each on if it's not on the first page.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Fond Farewell

G'Day all,
I'm sorry but I have had to pull out of BJP2009\8 for health/family issues.
I wanted to advise Robin firstly, and I have done that. As ever Robin was understanding and supportive, and I regard her friendship highly.
I couldn't go without encouraging you all, this year's work, thus far, is fabulous.

To those of you who were playing along with the my Name That Tune theme, you will find the results for Name That Tune 2 here.

I will finish my BJP but not within the 'official' time frame and will continue to post the finished work on my Blog - Sister Four

Thanks for your encouragement and support since the inaugural BJP 2007, I have learnt so much and do believe I have grown mentally as well as in my craft since I started following Robin's vision, which has grown more than anyone would ever have imangined.
Cheers all, please don't be strangers!
Nospoj - Dinah

Sunday, March 1, 2009

November is done.

My November lady is completed. She has become a real frazzled lady.
Diane - New Zealand.