Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's my party and I can blog if I want to

Woo-hoo, I'm going to be participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. I did a bead swap with the affiliated Yahoo group a few months ago, but this is the official big event that's open to all comers (as long as you have a blog and sign up during the three-daywindow). I don't know how many beaders signed on, but my name was in the 200s.

This is the fourth swap event, but it has already spawned several magazine pieces and a book that's coming out in October. And it has won Lori legends of fans. I'll be in Austin by time the beads are due to be mailed out, so I'll have to get mine out before we hit the road this weekend.

My technical accomplishment of the day was to figure out how to successfully paste the html code into a Blogger gadget to get Lori's blog party button to come up over in the right-hand column. (I appear to have been less successful in creating a custom Favicon to get rid of the annoying Blogger logo--I think I downloaded one correctly, but it's not showing up. Maybe it will after I post this. Or maybe it only shows up when I post on other sites.)

I have been working on another kumihimo rope, this one in red, but I don't have any pics to show. So how about I paste in this pretty snapshot from the University of Texas, where I'll be dropping off my daughter in just over a week.

Texas Exes, Your Tuition Dollars at Work

(Not that I went to college anywhere warm, but they didn't have amenities like this on campuses in MY day.)


  1. girl, there are over 300!! It's gonna be such a fun hop!!!

  2. Holy crow! UT looks like a resort hotel! I am so shocked. I was only there once when we went to look at the LBJ Presidential Library. Didn't do a tour of the university.
    I've signed up for Lori's Bead Soup, too. My first time. I'm excited.
    Hope your drive to Austin is fun (and safe) and that you won't be too sad saying goodbye!!!

  3. Check my blog -- you won something!

  4. Man that is a gorgeous picture!!!!


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