I am participating is Sally Russick's challenge Focusing on life 52 pictures. I joined to encourage myself to take better pics. This weeks prompt was our word for the year. I chose the word achieve. I want to achieve some of the goals that I have set for myself. One of them is taking better pics. I believe that one of the best ways to achieve is by educating oneself. Since I live in a rural area I often educate myself through books.I felt that this pic was a good representation of my word. The second pic is of my favorite book. I have learned so much from this book. I go back to it again. I like bead embroidery really a lot and this book breaks it down step by step and gives lots of options for each step. She doesn't just show how to make a certain necklace. She shows how to design them. I go back to this book again and again. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn bead embroidery. Another of the goals that I want to achieve this year is to submit one of my pieces for publication.