That’s soup with a capital “S” as in Bead Soup Blog Party. I had so much fun doing this last year for my first time, I made sure to sign up again for this year’s BSBP. There are over 500 of us participating, with three different reveal dates.
I am super psyched because my partner this year is the Bead Soup queen herself, Lori Anderson. I call her the queen because she is the originator of the Bead Soup Blog Party. She has done an amazing job matching people from this country and around the world. I can’t even wrap my head around figuring out how she manages it. To read more about the BSBP click on this link.
Lori’s hopes for all of us who participate in this blog hop:
:: To trade beads
:: To design outside your comfort zone
:: To get to know someone new (or better!)
:: To show your work to the world via your blog
: To kick start, revitalize, or continue blogging as a way of self-expression.
I sent my package of goodies to Lori today. I already know, from following Lori’s blog
that she has a 10 year old son named Zack. When I went to the post office today, our postmaster Joy was totally into making sure there was an interesting assortment of stamps on the box in case it was something that might interest Zack. (Joy is a fellow Dip-of-the-Month Club member, too.)
I’m not supposed to show what I’m sending because I want it to be a surprise for Lori. When I receive her package, I’ll post photos to show the “soup” she sent. Meanwhile, here is a hint of what is coming her way…in a box that is loaded with cool stamps.
I was only without an internet signal for 4 nights, but is seemed like a lot longer. Of course during that time I though of a bunch of photos to post and thoughts to write, and I missed checking all of the blogs I’ve become used to seeing every day. The few times I went somewhere else to pick up a signal, I used the time to catch up on essential e-mails.
Here are a few photos from the day after the storm. It was beautiful, sunny, and I got out on cross country skis for the first time in years. I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful spot.
Double click on the image below to see signs that spring is on its way.