Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beads And Surprises

As many of you know, I was on vacation the last 2 weeks in Mexico visiting my son. The first photo is a picture of a pretty little black cat sitting on a doorstep! I thought it would make a great photo!! The above photo is a picture of the beach. But oh, what I came home to!! I had a special gift waiting for me from my dear friend at Wuglylees! You see, Deb had a giveaway on her blog as she does on a regular basis (so check it out so you can enter), and I happened to win!! I never win anything, so you can just imagine how thrilled I was! Well this is the package I came home to.

Look at how pretty it was wrapped!!

What a pretty little card she added to it!

And this is the necklace I won! Yay! Pretty, isn't it!

Okay, now I'll quit bragging about my win! Oh, first though, I need to tell you that I won the next giveaway too! But I passed it on since I had just won this!

Back to the vacation! Of course I can't go anywhere without buying something! So I had a field day buying beads in 2 different towns!! Had a great time there as you can see from the photo below!

I know that a lot of these beads I can buy here. But the strands were much longer and cheaper than here, so I just couldn't resist!
Also, while walking on the beach I was able to pick up some Mexican beach stones. Amazing! They already have holes in them to use in jewelry making! Evidently the birds do that while pecking at them to get what's inside. What's inside a rock??? Ummm...

I was also able to get a lot of shells with holes to use in summer style bracelets. I'm sure looking forward to putting a few things together. Time......that's the difficult part! I'll be sure to show them off as they come together.

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Awwwww! how nice of you to show off my package. I'm just glad you got it. I'm not sure where you're going to wear the pink, but it's up to you now!! LOL...I love the black cat photo, and those crisp and clear beach photos too. Looks like the weather was MUCH better there!!...I guess you won't be slowing down any time soon though, what with all of those beads, and TIME getting away. {Speaking of which, did you guys get the "April" special announcement?! Yippee!!! We're going to maybe go for it!!! :-)...Can't wait to see the other photos coming!

  2. Lovely beach, hope you had a great holiday. And congrats on the win. Go ahead and brag :)

  3. You're welcome Deb! That's the first thing I did....take a photo of it!! I love the black cat photo too! And that was the beach in Progreso! So pretty!
    Yep, I do have a LOT of beads to work with now! Busy, busy, busy!!
    I did hear about the special announcement too, and good for you for trying it!! I hope my hubby does too! Thanks again!

  4. Thanks Sarah! We did have a wonderful time! I'll add more photos from time to time to show it off since it's okay to brag! LOL

  5. Nice to hear you had a great time on vacation! :) I wish I could go there too! I'm getting sick of this snow ;)
    Congrats again on the win and I know that Deb knows how to pack things. When I got my scarves from her they were neatly packed too and smelled nice :)
    I see some beads in your new collection that I have too ;) The blue ones in the right corner :)


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