I don't really have any new bead pics because I've been working on a couple of nice orders - thanks so much! Here's just an eye-candy photo! It's a photo of Linlithgow Palace (outside Edinburgh), an old ruin of a Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born. I actually took this photo - it was a very rainy cloudy day (who would have thought - rain and clouds in Scotland???). I found this awesome web site called Undiscovered Scotland where you can read more about it! WOW very cool! We were in Scotland two summers ago for the engineer's professional society meetings. It actually became a great family vacation for my family. My parents went along and my kids, and I think my parents had a really great time! My grandparents were born in Scotland and came over here in the 1930's. My dad is a first generation American. I loved our trip to Scotland and hope to get back there again some day.