Words of Encouragement
I feel so lucky and honored when I receive emails from my
customers who tell me that they are happy with the patterns and kits they bought from me. Each one that I get
is a gem to me. It brightens up my day in ways I will never be able to fully tell them. Once in a while, an
email will reach me that is over the top. It actually brings me to tears. This is such one email that I have
asked permission to share with you.
Sometimes, I question why I work so hard at beading and
designing. It certainly isn't just for the money. I can earn a lot more money for my time doing other things.
But when I get an email like these, I know the number one reason why I do what I do. In some fashion, in some
small way, I am able to bring someone I don't even know, some degree of joy and
Isn't that what we should all try to
Dear Sig -
In reading your blog, I get the impression that you are not thanked
nearly as often or as profusely as you should be for your generosity.
Let me try to remedy that in some small part. I, for one, have
thoroughly enjoyed the two most recent mystery patterns. I have not had time to complete the most recent one, but
the portion I have finished is lovely. On days that I don't have time to do a few rows, I often just look at it to
admire your gorgeous imagery. I am also delighted that the colors and flower theme coordinate so well with pattern
Mystery Pattern #2 convinced me that I could indeed work at least a modest
peyote tapestry, and I subsequently ordered a kit and several patterns from you. I would not have had the
confidence to take this step without the mystery pattern.
Then when I joined your mailing list, you sent a link for a wonderful
fish tile. I was ecstatic with this, as I am a Pisces and it also will
>>work so well with the art deco patterns of yours that I have. I tried to send you a message of thanks at
that time but perhaps it did not go thru, as my computer was acting very strange indeed. (Perhaps it had a headache
- it certainly gave me one.)
On days when it seemed that nothing would ever go right again,
downloading your latest "installment" showed me that there was at least one person in the world with a kind and
generous heart - and with an awesome artistic talent as well.
Please know that you ARE appreciated!!!
Oh, Sig, thank YOU for the gifts! I met you many years ago at an arts/crafts
fair in San Juan Bautista or Boulder Creek or San Jose or Santa Cruz or some other undisclosed location in Northern
California. I used to go to all of them and was truly impressed at your progress during those times. Your designs
and your executions of them are wonderful!
I haven't done much beading in recent years, but due to a reorganization of a
company I worked for after 14 years my position has been eliminated. I totally expected to retire from that job and
feel blindsided and kind of discombobulated. To save my sanity I have revived my interest in beading and your
website and blog are just what I needed.
Thank you so much and "Keep on Beadin'"
Thank you for the pattern gift. I just need to find time to stitch
it. Thanks again.
Thank you for the pattern, I can't wait to try it. I love your site and have truly enjoyed reading
about your life, it's very inspiring. I look forward to each post.
thank you again,
What fun!! thanks
Thank you very much for your fish pattern. I'm always looking for "sea"
type patterns. I'm trying to gather as much "sea life" patterns as possible for a project I'd like to do in
the future. Right now am beading a mermaid from a cross stitch pattern. Turning out beautifully. Giving
it to my husband.
I am a follower of your blog. I just haven't joined it yet. I love reading it. Also I'm keeping
up with your mystery pattern #3. Have all of it so far.
Again thank you.
Now I can say "Happy New Year" to you.
Thank you for the lovely pattern. I appreciate it more than you can
Thank you very much for the pattern, Sig. I can't express how much I enjoy
your patterns, reading your blog, etc., etc. You write very well and are extraordinarily talented.
Happy holidays to you and your family and I wish you a terrific new
Carol W (the person who beaded Tree of Life and the pattern you did of my
niece in Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Thanks for the tutorials! I saved the decrease and increase one. Now I need
to practice adding brick to peyote. I have done it ,but it looks like crap.
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
I went to the bead society meeting last night (Wild West Bead Society in Arlington, TX) and
you were quite the topic of discussion. I had to show off your Mystery Pattern #2
piece (a friend of mine "borrowed" #1 and I haven't seen it since). Then
we got into a discussion of how wonderful your patterns are and after that we
had a nice chat about your challenge!
I've got everything ready to start Mystery Pattern #3, but an trying to hold off
until vacation next month so that it will be my airplane project. We're flying
to San Juan to take a cruise through the southern Caribbean and I have to take my
beads with me! After I finish that I'm ready to start Coffee Terrace at
Night. I've had my eye on that tapestry for several years now.
I love your blog and read it first thing every morning. Thanks for sharing and I
feel like we're old friends even though you don't know anything about me. In a
nutshell - I'm married to a police officer, we have two beautiful Chihuahua's and I'm
a social worker who works with victims of violent crimes and am addicted to
Keep up the good work and the blog!