Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Its been a while.....

A few things have changed since my last blog, we have had Christmas, New Year, birthdays - both my children, one turned 19 the other 17, a wedding - my brother in law got married on New Years Eve, my sons birthday, was a busy day and I did end up with a slight headache the next morning!  We have had a divorce in the family, and sadly a death.  On December 16th we lost our lovely mog Megan.  We were sad for her to go over Rainbow Bridge but happy that we had so many long years with her and she passed peacefully in her sleep.  She was about 23, and had lived with us for at least 19/20 of those years. 

RIP Little Megan
So, old Claude is now on his own, not very gracefully going into old age.  He is suffering with renal failure and bad eyesight and an over active thyroid, but we still love him, even if he does manage to miss the litter tray every time he wants a poop!  We are giving him lots of love and attention and he is loving it!

Our Claude a few years ago now!

So, onto bead news!  I have had an article published in the Soda Lime Times a brilliant e-magazine edited by the lovely Diane, who does a wonderful job in filling the magazine with lots of beautiful photographs of simply stunning beads and talented artists from around the world, and I currently writting tutorials and articles for publication in other magazines, so a new venture for the New Year for me. 

Bead fairs start again this Sunday, my first bead fair of the year being in Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury.  Doors open at 10am and I have lots of bums and dragons and flowers to take with me, as well as some fused glass cabochons for all the jewellery designers out there.

To end my first blog of 2013, some more news!  I have signed up to the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party, click the link to read all about it.  I have followed a few of the other blog parties and not been brave enough to join in, but this year I took the plunge and signed up.  Should be great fun!

Laney x 


Caroline said...

You've been keeping busy then?!!! I'm doing the blog party too, it sounds like good fun! Congratulations on being published, I am off to find a copy! :) x

Laney Izzybeads said...

Hehehehe Caroline, feels like a merry go round sometimes! Looking forward to the blog party, should be great fun :D

Elaine Thornton said...

Ahh sorry to hear your sad news of losing your puddy tat!! Lots of things been happening to you. Wow January has been so busy for many people I know, yours seems very dramatic!! Well done for your first publication debut!! And I will be interested in seeing what happens in your blog party adventures!! Sorry I will miss you on Sunday!! xx

Laney Izzybeads said...

Thank Elaine, and I did miss you on Sunday :( We do miss our Meg but she did have a lovely long life and went peacefully and for that we are sooo grateful. Can't wait for the blog party to start :D