I am very excited to participate in the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party, I took a couple of years off and felt that I needed to be challenged and I love meeting new friends and the talent and designs that come out of Bead Soup are phenomenal. I have been lucky to be partnered with many lovely folks around the world but I have never been with a fellow Canadian and this year the lovely Lori Anderson did just that. My wonderful partner for this round of soup is Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things.
Alicia wrote on her blog after she received her soup that we might be "lost at birth sisters" as I was looking at her Focus on Life postings, and I came across a picture of her son and their chocolate lab. Who would have thought that we both have chocolate labs, what a coincidence. We love lab Rio she is the best dog that we have ever owned and she loves absolutely everyone. It looks like Alicia and her family are blessed as well.
Onto the beads though, Alicia sent me a wonderful soup full of magenta, pinks, copper (I love copper) and the palest mauve. The copper leaf and heart were made my Alicia herself, I feel very honored to be working with these wonderful components. I already have some ideas brewing!
Thank you Lori for putting on this wonderful party, I realize that this was probably very challenging with your health concerns but we are all so grateful that you continue to put the party together. I don't know how you pair us all up but I truly think you are a genius.
I can't wait to see what everyone creates, come back May 3rd for the big reveal!