I haven't abandoned my blog but I certainly have neglected it. I got so busy making new jewelry that I couldn't pull myself away to write anything. I'm also waiting on my photographer (aka my husband) to have the time to take a lot of photos. There is a serious backlog of items that need to be photographed.
I haven't written a Randy update since--I don't even remember the last one. My kitty boy is quickly winding down his kittenhood and looking and acting more and more like an adult cat. The vet's age estimate means that he'll be a year old the first week of July. My formerly timid little boy has become a confident, loving cat who runs and plays like a Tasmanian devil but snuggles, purrs, and head bunts like a little love sponge. It seems like eons ago that he was such a terrified little feral kitten. Patience, love, and persistence really paid some major dividends!
And, last but not least...I found out last night that I was one of the 46 winners in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party Contest. I feel a combination of shock and joy. I'm just so honored to be included among such a talented group of designers. I'd like to extend many thanks and huge hugs to both Lori Anderson (creator & host of Bead Soup Blog Party) and Karin Van Voorhees (a senior editor at Kalmbach Books).