I too have been following for a couple of years (from a safe distance LOL). I have done some beading although not as advanced as many I've seen here. I am looking forward to learning from all of you :-)
I also belong to a monthly quilt challenge group- FFFC (fast friday fabric challenge), just beginning the 5th year. And also belong to a new monthly challenge group- Haiku. I plan to merge the projects for this group and the Haiku blog. Something tells me I'd best get started 'stretching' the creative side of the old brain...!
Who knows, maybe this is the year I will bite the bullet and start my own blog...