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Old 2012-04-18, 8:31pm
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Those are adorable Hardalee! I will mail out your frit tomorrow.

Keep them coming, I have more frit to give away.

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Old 2012-04-18, 9:43pm
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Old 2012-04-19, 10:39am
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Okay, I finally got over thirty. These are big ones.
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Old 2012-04-19, 11:11am
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Awesome. I love your cats and your bright colors. You should do a BOC tutorial.

Please let me know which 2 frit blends you would like from my Etsy Frit link below and they will go out tomorrow (just got back from post office and other errands and kiln is heating up).

OK, who else? Bring 'em.
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Old 2012-04-19, 11:33am
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Thanks, Elizabeth. I'm working on a cat tutorial for Soda Lime Times now. Thanks for sponsoring such a great challenge. I love all of your frits. My favorites are Copacabana and Bluebonnet. I'll pm you with my address.
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Old 2012-04-19, 2:13pm
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Glowbead, I always love your BOC beads, and these are great!
Elizabeth, I'm working on it, I think I'm a bit over half way, more to come!
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Old 2012-04-23, 9:58am
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I'm just getting back to the torch after being off for about 6 weeks so am working on some big and bright ! Don't think I'll be able to do 30 by the end of the month but that's ok. I'm having fun just working with brights again. Elizabeth, it's so generous of you to offer up the free frit !
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Old 2012-04-23, 4:06pm
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WOW!!! The kids will love all the beads shown!!! Yea for everyone participating!
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Old 2012-04-24, 12:11pm
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I got these done before going in for back surgery. is 30 the number we need? I'll have to dig some out of the boxes of beads. I like the cute ones from Soda Lime Times. Can't wait to do the mouse and cheese.
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Old 2012-04-24, 12:52pm
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30 is the magic number. Hope your surgery went well. I had back surgery in 1995, smartest thing I ever (finally) did, OK not counting having my kids and marrying my wonderful hubby.
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Hi Liz, I donated 300 beads to BOC at the April Hottie's meeting. Diane fowarded me a pic of 30, but I'm image challenged.....thanks so much for your generous offer of the free frit! You know I love it.
Pat, great beads! I hope your back surgery was as successful as mine back in 2001. One of the best things I ever did too. Recover well and you'll feel so much better!
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Old 2012-04-25, 5:58am
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Ginger you can attach a picture by going to Advanced and selecting the paper clip icon. That will open a window where you can select the file where it is saved on your computer. Please take a look at my blends in my Frit shop link in my signature and let me know which two you would like.

Thanks for all you do for BOC!

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I got my frit the other day. Thanks, Elizabeth. I can't wait to try it.
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I've got 25 done this month, will finish up this weekend
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It's a great thing that keeps me going. Thanks Liz....still trying to put my pic on here....this makes me feel so dense.
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Old 2012-04-25, 8:00am
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Thanks for the wishes Liz and Ginger. I had 24 staples removed yesterday and they really look like metal staples. haha. After living with crushed nerves since aug. I already feel like a new girl. I'll be interested to see if all that fusion interferes with torching when I can.
I'm happy my dd was able to get a large box off to BOC in feb before leaving for home. I hadn't realized how they needed them so much. Can't wait to make those cute mouses.
So sweet of you to do this, Liz
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Old 2012-04-26, 2:15am
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Hey Pat,
I'm surprised that they're still using those as I had some about 20 yrs ago. Make sure you take breaks when you torch and try to get your workbench, etc. set up as ergonomically as possible. I highly rec. getting an Aaron chair. Free delivery from www.OfficeDesigns.com. You buy the chair according to your ht. & weight and they are highly adjustable. They aren't cheap, but you only have one back.
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Old 2012-04-26, 2:22am
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Hi Liz,
If you can't give out your ltd. edition blends, just let me know, other wise I'd like Metamorphosis and boysenberry or Medowlands. Your choice as you know how much you have and I don't.
Thanks for helping BOC!
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Thanks Ginger, I'll look into it. You are right we have to take care of the back we have.
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So far, this is what I have. Some I just found, the butterflies I made about two months or so ago and the big, bright beads are what I've been working on this week & there are 13 of those. I'm still working on more of those so not done yet.

These, plus the ones I make between now and the 1st will be sent on the 1st. I measured a few of the big beads (long ones) and they're coming it at between 1 1/2" up to about 3 1/2" give or take. lol ! I LOVE making jumbo beads ! I hope the kids will like them all. Can I say, I'm having a BALL making beads for these kids.





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Old 2012-04-27, 7:42pm
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Ginger I will mail them to you next week.

Debbie great beads, please let me know which two blends you would like.

Just a few days left .. Keep them coming!
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I just have to get the last of them off the mandrels.
I'll be gone tomorrow, so Sunday I should be able to post a picture.
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Beautiful beads, Debbie and Pat!
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All the beads here are so cute!!! Unfortunately I have the worse stringer control ever and due to vision limitations all I can make are organic style beads. Could they be donated too? I would be happy to send a large number of orphans it that would be OK>....Susan
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All the beads here are so cute!!! Unfortunately I have the worse stringer control ever and due to vision limitations all I can make are organic style beads. Could they be donated too? I would be happy to send a large number of orphans it that would be OK>....Susan
Organic is great! Read the sticky on donation guidelines (no silver glass, etc.) I'm sure your orphans would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the compliment Elizabeth & Glo. Much appreciated. I just hope the kids like them.
Added a few more from yesterday at the torch. Am taking today to work in the yard.

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Debbie those are wonderful!

I have my 30 plus a few extras I'll be mailing tomorrow. This is most of them:



Mine aren't nearly as bright & cheerful, I'll be working on that I think.
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Very nice, Eileen! Love that tabby cat at the top, especially.
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He turned into one of those tummy dragging cats when I wasn't watching, but I've known cats like that so left it, LOL.
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Old 2012-04-29, 9:35am
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Lovely Eileen. Please let me know which two of my blends you would like. I will be mailing all frit on Monday. On my way home from California now.

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