Monday, August 22, 2011

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, My Bead Soup is buzzin'

What a wonderful mail day today!!  My son got the mail and wanted to know if he could open the package I received today.  Now often I will let them open my packages for me when it is something I am expecting but NOT TODAY!!!  I wanted to savor open the package from Nan!  What a delightful group of beads. 

Nan sent me two focals, one without a hole that I can use as a cabachon and one with a hole. I love the aqua color in the accent beads that she made.  These colors are so perfect for me, this will definately be a piece that will remain in my personal collection.

I am really looking forward to the challenge of working with these beads.  I hope that I can do them justice!!

On as side note, one of the things that I love about the focal is that it features a bee.  Thelma Wells, a popular speaker, always wears a bumble bee pin.  She does this to remind her that while bumble bee is not properly proportioned for flight, its wings are too small for its body size, it flies because that is what God created it to do.  So often I apply this to my own life because I feel inadequate to the challenges that are before me.  The bee reminds me that I can do anything that God wants me to do because He is the one who will enable me to do it.  I don't have to do it on my own.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to hop around and visit the other participants in the Bead Soup Party to see all the lovely beads that have been shared.  (You can find the list here)

~Nancy

6 comments:

Terri said...

Can hardly wait to see what you do with your Soup! Lovely post too.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Tasty ingredients! I can't wait to see what comes out of the pot! See you on the 17th.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I treasure all my goodies from Nan. Can't wait to see what you make.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

I love Nan's beads! This is such a lovely selection! You're right about the bee. It's a good thing the primary care doctor doesn't see the bumble bee either because he or she would tell him he's obese and tell him he should stay away from pollen! *giggle*
Look forward to seeing what you create!

Pretty Things said...

Loooooooove Nan.

Jo said...

What lovely ingredients! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them.