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Sorry for the update here, but my Gmail isn't working and I wanted to let you all know that the packages went out this morning.  Each bead is in an individual baggie with the note from the sender stapled to the baggie (except for AfricanQueen, who tied the labels to her beads).  I also included a baggie with a clear elastic, so you can make your bracelet.  To tie the knot with the elastic, make 3-4 knots (one on top of the other) and then pull the ends very tightly (the elastic won't break and the knots will then be secure).

 

Unfortunately, while I was calculating postage and sealing up packages at the post office this morning, three bead baggies fell out (two amber and one purple) and it was impossible to tell from which envelopes they originated.  If you find that your package is missing:

 

a) a very small oval-shaped amber-colored bead (from Sarah) AND/OR

b) a round purple bead with white specks (from Milly_P)

 

please e-mail me ASAP to the mothering group address with your mailing address and I will send out your bead(s) immediately.  I'm sorry about this!

 

Happy beading, everyone!

 

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You are so, so, SO awesome for doing all this, Pilar!  Thanks. :)


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Thanks so much for all your help! 


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Yay!  Thank you for putting in so much time and effort!  You are awesome!

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Oh, and my bead was also an amber/orangish oval carnelian.  The and/or may indicate a missing bead from me....

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Oh, and my bead was also an amber/orangish oval carnelian.  The and/or may indicate a missing bead from me....



That's why I specified that the sender of the little amber bead was Sarah, so that people wouldn't confuse that with yours (I made sure each label had the sender's name on it so people would know who they were from).  Everyone got a bead from you, so hopefully they'll double-check to make sure who the sender was before they contact me.  It's only two beads, so I'm not too worried about mass confusion.  :)


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pilar, i can't thank you enough for taking the time and effort to pull this together.  (and to cedar, for organizing us in the first place!)  i really, really appreciate what the both of you have done for us.  :)


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pilar, i can't thank you enough for taking the time and effort to pull this together.  (and to cedar, for organizing us in the first place!)  i really, really appreciate what the both of you have done for us.  :)


 

My pleasure!  Yes, thank you cedarwoman, this wouldn't have taken off in the first place without all your efforts!!!


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Yes, thank you so much MontessoriMama and Cedarwoman!!!  I can't wait to get my beads!!

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Oh... I missed that!  I thought the AND/OR referred to the fact that the first missing bead may have been from Sarah or.....   another person you couldn't remember.

ANYWAY.... it's obvious now!  Sorry, I have congested cold head. 

 

Thanks again!  I'm so excited to get my beads!

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Thank you again for organizing!  And cedarwoman, for getting the ball rolling!  I can't wait to see what everyone picked. 


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I am so so happy I participated in this, and I can't wait to wear my beautiful necklace. :)  Thank you to the organizers and to everyone who sent beads!!


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Thanks, Pilar, for all the effort you've put into this! Looking forward to getting the beads!


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my beads are here!  my beads are here!   i've been pouring over them repeatedly for the last half hour.

 

you guyssssssss.... they're so wonderful.  each one of them.  i am so touched by every bead, and your messages.  upwelling gratefulness!


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My beads are here too!!  I saw the envelope on the table as I was walking out the door today.  Can't wait to get home to see them!  It's like Christmas early!! 

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They've arrived! And they are awesome!! They are beautiful and meaningful and different. You guys totally rock :) After reading all the descriptions and checking out the beads and stringing them together, I have never been more excited to birth my baby. Thank you :)


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You guys did an amazing job with the beads... I loved every single one of them and I couldn't wait to be done sorting so I could make my own bracelet.  :)  I proudly wore it out to lunch and kept thinking how incredible it was that we are all sharing in this experience of birth.  


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I got mine this afternoon! Thanks to everyone! It was so much fun looking at them and reading everyone's comments! 


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Mine showed up yesterday and they're gorgeous and every one of them just has such sweet inspiration.  Thank you all so much.  I can't wait to string them up and wear them.


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I just received my beads and they are beautiful.... just beautiful!  Thank you so much everyone!  I will be so honored to string them and wear them....

 

 

Pilar, on a side note......

I am missing a bead and it actually isn't one from Milly or Sarah.... it is the one from Angela (African Queen).  I got the message without bead attached.  Did you end up with an extra from her? 

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Oh no, I'm sorry about that!  I had that problem with several of those beads, they kept coming detached from the string... I've checked the area where I worked and I didn't see a spare bead, but I'll double-check and let you know.  In the meantime, if anyone got two of the sparkling round beads by mistake (the ones that AfricanQueen sent), then one belongs to MoonSnail!


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Oh, no!  I was hoping that my beads strung on my note would make it *easier* for you, Pilar.  I'm sorry about that.

 

I gave my extras to my daughter and she has already lost them in her room.  I'll see if I can track one down to send directly.


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It's okay.... Thanks for checking, guys! 

Of course, I would love to have a bead from each of you... if one of you finds it or an extra, awesome....

but, it isn't a huge deal if it doesn't turn up.  I don't want anyone to go through a lot of extra hassle. 

Pilar, you have put in a ton of work on this already and Angela, I am equally happy to have your sweet message!

 

Thanks again, everyone..... I teared up a bit when I read everyone's beautiful words of inspiration!  love.gif

 

If the pesky get-away bead shows up, let me know! 

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I had my daughter track down a bead!  It was remarkably easier than I thought considering the girl just dumps everything together and then wonders why she can never find anything.

 

Please PM me your address and I'll mail it right away. :)


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I got my beads yesterday and was so warmed by all the thoughts and descriptions! Thank you!

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Oh Angela, thank you so much for your help!!  I couldn't find the lost bead anywhere, and I looked all over my crafts area... You're a life-saver!!  :)  I really loved how you arranged the beads you sent with the gold string and card, but I think the beads cut into the strings and made a few of them fall off.  Well, hopefully this is the only one that went rogue.  ;)


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Thanks again, Angela.... Thanks for looking, Pilar.   All is well and I am excited to have a complete set to string!!

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Ok so I think I might be missing my own bead.  I did get a flat amber one but not th oval one that I thought I had sent.  Thank you for doing this I can't wait to wear these during labor!


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Sarah, can you PM or e-mail me your address and I'll send out your bead.  Ah, the irony. :)


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i was waiting till after the holidays to string mine together, and the kids just helped me put a bracelet together with all of our beads.  ladies, it's so lovely, and i'm so grateful to have this precious gift from each of you!  thanks again to everyone- each bead is so very special!


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