A few years ago we started this yearly summer tradition. A few of us meet together on a Sunday night, and spend a few hours catching up with each others’ lives. We always bring a dish that features bacon, and we bring all of our jewelry/beading supplies, and we sit and eat yummy bacon food, and make jewelry. Oh, and we also drink peach margaritas. This yearly tradition is 4 years strong, and we never can pin it down to a certain month, because we have to wait until the peaches are ready to be picked. Sometimes that happens in early July, sometimes late, but it always happens, and it’s always a much anticipated event for all of us. Conversation flows around the table, we laugh, we sigh, we roll our eyes at our kids antics. We “oooh” and “ahhhh” over all the strange recipes that involve bacon in one way or another, we go back for seconds, and thirds. We toss out all our beads, our clasps, our chains, our tools, and we make things. Everything in the middle of the table is up for grabs, and this year I think I’m going to put out the Beaded Jewelry book from our book club picks this month as something for everyone to look at and browse through for inspiration.
Here are our book club picks for this month:
- Quilting with a Modern Slant
- The Happiness Project
- Paper Illuminated
- Beaded Jewelry: Stringing Techniques
This month we do have some cool books in our selection. And we are giving away 3 of them; Quilting with a Modern Slant, Paper Illuminated & Beaded Jewelry, to a lucky reader! To enter the contest, let me know if you’ve got a yearly tradition that you look forward to. Enter the contest by leaving a comment below, and make sure we have your email so we can let you know if you’ve won! Leave your comment by Aug 25th and we will send you some lovely books to read if you win!
The contest is now closed! Congrats to the winner Karen!