Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

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One Year Later

Filed under: Beading - Confessions of a Chantraphile — folkcat at 2:59 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2006

It’ll be one year ago on Monday that we closed The Big Little Bead Store. It seems so long ago, and our lives have changed so much – it almost seems like the bead store was part of someone else’s life. Still, every now and then I still meet someone who tells me how much the store meant to them, and that feels good.

I seriously have to evaluate the place of beading in my life right now, though. I don’t do nearly as much of it anymore – knitting has really taken over. And yet, I still have a tendency to get caught up in the frenzy when beading friends compile group orders. I wind up ordering beads just because it’s my habit to buy beads, not because I really need any right now. And I inevitably end up spending more than I should and regretting it a bit.

I don’t know where I need to go with this. I don’t intend to completely give up beadwork, but I don’t think I’m doing enough to justify blogging about it every week. I mean, really – if you look back at the last several entries, they’re mostly apologies for not having beaded anything to blog about.

Makes for exciting reading, no?


This blog certainly won’t go away completely. The “Chantraphile” concept is too good to give up. But my blogging focus has to adapt to what’s really going on in my life.

Stay tuned – I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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Comment by No Easy Beads

March 23, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

Jenny follow your heart and do what makes you happy. Whether it be beading or knitting. I enjoy reading your blog. May the path you take in life be blessed.

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