Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blog Queen?

Sherry Pence gave me this shimmering bit of recognition. According to her blog:

The "Blog Queen" award recognizes female bloggers who are:
SEASONED; She has blogged for at least one year.
PROLIFIC; She writes several posts each month.
FUNNY; She make us smile with her witty humor.
ADDICTIVE; She keeps us coming back for more.

You may accept this award or not.
There are no rules to follow.
You may pass it on as you please.
This is just to let you know that you make my day!

I'm not good at this sort of thing, so I will accept with gratitude, but decline to pass it on. I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings by leaving them out or annoy anybody who doesn't do awards by including them. How's that for totally wishy-washy. Okay, I'll admit it. sigh. I'm just greedy. Look at that crown! It's covered in jewels. I'm not sharing -- they're shiny and they're all mine. Oh, wait, Sherry already shared it with a number of more worthy people. I guess I'll have to make this one just mine, like so:

Right. That's so not funny.

Thank you, Sherry. You've just made putting all these words on this electronic page worth the effort. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another Ornamental Cornelia

Yes, "Cornelia" by Iris Niebach from Tatted Doilies, again. This is such a beautiful pattern! This one is made with one strand of green ombre cotton quilting thread and one strand of dark green rayon embroidery thread on one shuttle, and corresponding threads of red of the other shuttle. There are red or green beads matching the threads at each picot. Because of the size of the threads, this one has only five pattern repeats, and I changed the number of small rings at the tip of each repeat from five to four. It curves around the ornament better that way. The bottom is just simple rings and chains, but that's what fit best. I'm working on a companion ornament with the colors reversed. They'd make a nice gift as a pair.