Monday, 17 March 2008

Whew! Where did that week go?

Well it's been over a week since my last post and it's all been a bit of a whirl! Mum didn't make it to the biopsy appointment last Monday, due to the severe storms that were battering the South Coast last week - but she has another appointment on April 1st. Thank you to everyone that has sent their good wishes and support, it means so much to both of us.
So what's happened in my beady world since last week? Well some good news regarding the Pink Ribbon Pin - it's going to be a project on Beading Daily sometime soon, so anyone that wants to can make their own special pin. Of course, these ribbons have become a popular emblem for various causes, and so I have also made Teal Ribbon Pin (representing ovarian cancer) to show how different they can look in different colourways.



I've also made a new Pink Ribbon Pin, with a 9ct gold stick pin, which is going to be auctioned by Beading Daily, with all the proceeds going to a breast cancer charity. I will post details of the auction here as soon as I know them!





What else? Well most of the week was taken up with either beading the pins, sourcing the materials (thanks go to my friend George of by george for helping me find the gold and silver stick pins!) or preparing the instructions and diagrams. Bead & Button is finally available in UK shops (with my Foxglove Trio on the cover) and I must admit, it was a great feeling to be able to walk into WHSmith on Saturday and see my design on the shelves! Beadwork is also due out sometime soon, with my Supernova Choker project in there and I believe the latest issue of Bead is also due out and I have another project in there - Butterfly Pendant ... sorry Julie ;-)

So all in all, a pretty busy but exciting time - now if only we could just get Mum well!

6 comments:

  1. bead's due out on Wednesday i believe, not that we're both in it or anything ;-) lol

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  2. I love these pins Kerrie! Sending you and your Mum huge hugs, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you both on the 1st :)

    Congratulations getting on the cover of B&B, I picked up my copy yesterday and showed it to everyone in my family whether they're into beading or not lol! They were well impressed :)

    Liz x

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  3. I can't wait for the pin pattern to be published, these are so special. Can't wait for my copy of Bead to pop through the door, either.

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  4. Thanks Girls!

    Bead's in the shops!!!!

    Kerrie x

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  5. Do you have a pattern for the ribbon

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  6. Dear 'Anonymous' - if you follow this link and click on the title 'Ribbon Awareness Pins' (in red) it will take you to the Interweave store where you can purchase and download the pattern from them http://www.kerrieslade.co.uk/page7.htm

    Best wishes;

    Kerrie ♥

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