Saturday, 24 May 2014

BSBP 8 Giveaway! and Another Blog Hop!!!

If you're hopping in BSBP8 here's my reveal.

Whew! and Wow! I've barely started hopping and I'm overwhelmed. There is so much artistic talent, warmth and love in this community of jewelry makers in the blogosphere that It makes me feel all soft and fuzzy! Wait....that's my vision after going through so many blogs!!!
Some of you may have heard the reason I'm late to the party is a serious health issue which struck on the day of the party. I managed to post my reveal and check the reveals of my partner, Michi, and Lori ,before I  headed to the hospital where I spent the next week  with no reliable wifi service ( and a few other things on my mind!). It turns out that I am in congestive heart failure and need to take it slow and easy for a few months.
 They never really decided what caused it but I've got it and have to learn to live within it's restrictions and hope it will gradually improve. Apparently it can do that so that's what I'm aiming for. Right now means lots of rest , restricted salt and fluid intake and taking a handful of pills every morning. I've been home for a week and each day has seen an improvement. The hardest part is letting other people "do" for me. I'm such an independent soul that being the passive recipient  of the efforts of others is killing me!! Must be all those years of being a nurse.

The good news is that I can keep hopping until I've read everybody's blogs which I never managed to do before.So much amazing jewelry which keeps inspiring me in my own work. Designing and playing with beads. wire and clay are all things I can do for hours without tiring out so it's really a win-win situation.

Enough about me. I said i was going to giveaway my clothes peg and button necklace away to a commentator on my reveal post. Here is what it looks like:

I used the random number generator and the number that came up is 7! 
The 7th person to comment on my post was Jael!!!!! 
Congratulations, Jael.
If you'll send me your postal address I'll send your fun necklace out to you. 

Thanks, everybody for reading and commenting on my blog.
It's great to get to know the people on the other end  of my blogging madness.
It feels less like I'm talking to myself!!!! (although I do that too!)

I'm also introducing my International blog hop this weekend but I'll do that tomorrow with a new post. See you all then!


  1. So happy to hear things are looking up, Nan! Yes, letting others do is one of the hardest disciplines :)

  2. Glad you are feeling better.

  3. Hi Nancy! I'd like to participate in your fun blog hop. Take good care of yourself.


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