Thursday, February 13, 2014

Still working...

Or rather, Rick is right now.

Most of you know I'm fighting a nasty case of Lyme disease.  It's vicious, and to trick the little ......monsters (ha, not the first word that came to my mind) my antibiotics are changed on a regular basis.  I started a new one the day of sign ups, and today I have to start a new one because frankly, I had no idea meds could make me THAT sick.  But they can, and they do, and they did.


Anyway.  Rick is following my input on how I need the spreadsheets organized.  First, we had to keep a clean copy of the original spreadsheet with time hacks, as that is how you'll be listed.  Second, I needed an alphabetical list so I can post it and you can find yourself easily.  Next, I need a spreadsheet with just international people.  Then one with those who only want a seed bead partner.

Don't be afraid of seed beads, though...did you see what Zack designed with this soup for my book?

Then I have to see who had whom for partners before so I hopefully don't repeat.

Then I match people with different styles.

Then I fix all the missing zip codes, partial addresses, things like that.

Next I enter all the emails into Mail Chimp so I can send you information.  You will get more than a few emails from me, so if you're not, CHECK YOUR SPAM...also make sure your partner's email doesn't hit spam.

I know you're excited but hang in there!  The list of participants should (SHOULD) be posted this weekend.  Matching partners is another week, and then off you go!

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And hey, but just askin'...have you read the book?  Feel free to leave your review of it at and  Thankyouverymuch.

Photo by Brandi Hussey

Thanks, and see you soon!


  1. Lori, Me, too. I am on eighteen antibiotic pills now. I know you are on more. I am having such a hard time...I can only imagine how hard this is for you. i wish I could respond saying I could help with this :-(
    Sue Reaney

  2. I am exhausted just reading what all you do to put on this fabulous event.

  3. Wow - you are amazing - the work that goes into the swap is incredible - and yes I loved the book --- so many ideas. Still afraid to join in but maybe next time. For now I love to watch.

    As you have likely heard before meds can be "killers" - I had heart meds that made me so sick I could not eat - I slept constantly and threw everything up till they changed it --- Hang in there - it has to get better :)

  4. Wow! such a lot of work for you. I hope you know how much we all appreciate it, Hope you feel better soon x

  5. Hang in there - you ARE going to kick this disease, you've come a long way already so don't give up. I know you won't.

    On the 'soup' - we're patient. Good things are worth the wait.

  6. Just joining the jewelry blogging community for my new shop...I'm glad I found your site. I hope you feel better soon...lime is a horrible thing to go though. Wishing you all the best. xxx

  7. Hi Lori, Hope all is well. I know you're busy with Bead Soup - which I missed again.

    I wanted to pass this along.
    Lisa Petrison just today won one of Marie Forleo's Bschool scholarships. I thought of you immediately and those little invaders of yours. The video was her scholarship submission:

    Lisa Petrison



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