Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Today is Beadlust's Two-year Anniversary!

Two-year anniversary!

I've read these words on other blogs, but never thought I'd reach that point myself. What a delightful journey it's been! New friends, new inspirations and new challenges... I love it, am blessed by it, and thank everyone who has visited and generously commented on my posts!

How to clelebrate? Why not share a list of my most popular posts? OK... let's go! Of these twenty, the all time most popular post was Glorious, Glorious Green Glass Beads. If these posts are of interest to you, scan through the titles below and click on a couple of appealing ones, or go here to see them all.

June 30, 06
Confessions of a chocolate addict

July 2, 06
Bead embroidery in hand-made book ~ Wedding gift!
hand made book with bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, bead artist

July 21, 06
D is for Dad

August 9, 06
What is Truth in Art?

August 15, 06

August 30, 06
Totem animals (rabbits)
Japanese scrimshaw shank buttons

September 1, 06
Totem animals (tigers)

September 8, 06
Rabbits & bead embroidery

September 20, 06
B is for Beads
set of beads given to me by a friend

October 5, 06
5 wierd things about me
Siamese cat, Hollie-Three-Bell-Huntress, photo by Robert Demar
November 5, 06
Memory dolls - All about Dad
memory dolls by Robin Atkins, bead artist

January 17, 07
Glorious, glorious green glass beads!
Overheard on a Saltmarsh, necklace by Carol Berry and Brian Kerkvliet, detail
March 10, 07
Have you ever seen a bead quilt?
bead quilt, Bear of a Different Color, by Mat-Su Valley Bead Society
June 3, 07
Finger weaving - New work & tips
finger weaving, necklace with raku beads, by Robin Atkins, bead artist
July 8, 07
Bead Journal Project ~ my June page
Bead Journal Project, June's page (detail) by Robin Atkins, Bead Artist
September 15, 07
Ripping out

October 9, 07
Beading for change ~ BJP August's page
improvisational bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, Bead Journal Project, August 2007, detail
November 14, 07
Improvisational bead embroidery ~ October BJP
bead embroidery, improvisational, by robin atkins, bead artist, detail of bead journal project for October, title is Respect
February 1, 08
Bead embroidery ~ January BJP finished
bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, bead journal project, January 2008, thorn detail
April 2, 08
Symbols revealed
Symbols, painting by Robin Atkins

Writing this post brings back a lot of memories for me. Blogging and all of you, dear cyber friends, are a blessing. Thank you for being here with me!


  1. Happy Anniversary!! I have enjoyed the journey with you!

  2. Happy Anniversary and hopefully we'll be celebrating many more to come. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I remember, and enjoyed, many of these posts.

  3. Happy Anniversary....what a wonderful trip it is! And I can still remember how excited I was when I first saw your blog!

  4. Happy Anniversary, Robin. For someone who refused to get a computer for years, I thoroughly enjoy reading all the blogs. Working with you (and others) has been an enriching experience for me. We have all been blessed by your giving nature.


  5. Hello Robin,

    Congratulation on blogging for 2 years. I love blogging and never thought I would. I love the Beaded Quilt it is my very favorite. OH, BTW I post a photo of your new book Heart to Hands on my blog because I love it sooo much. It is very inspiration to me in many ways. Hugs Judy

  6. Wait. I've been blogging longer than you??? I don't believe it! And, where did you get your idea for this post?? It is brilliant! :D

    Happy blogaversary! :D

  7. Happy anniversary !

    Good idea to link to past posts - I realize I haven't read them all !


  8. Thanks for providing a ton of inspiration! I find that blogging is really fun the longer you do it....it really does provide a diary of life.

  9. Anonymous9:03 AM

    I could have sworn ... but there must be something wrong with my time-feeling ... that your blog has been in existence for more than two years. Congratulations on perseverance and excellent, stable quality!

    "Beadlust" obviously has become part of your readers' life. I spend little time only in the internet, but even if I just have a look in a great hurry, the two addresses I will go to are my e-mail account and this blog.

    Happy going for the blog-times to come!


  10. They were just as wonderful the "second time around". Thanks for 2 years of inspiration --- I have loved every minute of reading you posts. Keep it up for at least 5 more years :-) [You'll still be going strong, but I think I may have slowed down a bit by then } Happy Bloggingversary.

  11. You answered my question about the bunnies in all your pieces. I noticed them almost immediately, and now the reason for them has been revealed. How cool to have a totem animal.


  12. Happy Anniversary Robin! I look forward to each and every post your write!

  13. Anonymous5:13 AM

    Happy Anniversary and thank you for your blog. It's a real treat for those who like beadcrafts. And it was your blog where I read about spirit dolls for the first time. I like making them now, and when asked in the LJ about those dolls, I send those who ask to your page %)

  14. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Congratulations on two years of blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts and seeing your beautiful, inspiring work. The only improvement would be . . .more posts! Thank you for all you do.

  15. Happy anniversary, Robin.
    We were in Arizona on the 13th.
    Check out the picture of Meredith.
    We sent you a snowball for a present,did it get there?
    It was kind of hard to get the stamp to stay on.

    Think Slumlords

  16. Your works is beautiful,i love it !!!!!!


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