Thursday, 27 August 2009

Blogging, Traffic, and Comments

I initially started my blogs to learn how to do them. Since then I confess I am now wanting someone to read them occasionally, so I am hoping to get some comments. I realize that in order to do this I need to get some traffic, yet I know my blog pales in comparison to the plethora of very professional looking blogs.
However, I was really pleased when I opened up today to see that I have 10 followers now. My daughter, who is a graphic designer, tells me that it often takes three years to get a blog going, so I will perservere. Some days I wonder why I am writing tis blog, but the truth is that I enjoy it.
So, please comment, and thank you to those who have. I will try to get some more content on this in the fall when the weather outside is cooler and I am not gardening, travelling (the picture is of Prince Edward Island where my parents live), or having company.
To the French beaders, who I greatly admire, I could do some posts in French, it would be good practice for me, so "laissez moi un commentaire si une poste francaise vous plait. Mais, je sais que j'aurais des fautes de grammaire!!

Catch a Star

It has been a busy summer and I have taken a break from much beading. Here is a little pendant I tried. The pattern is from Bead and Button August 09 - Issue 92.
The pictures show the front and the back. This is a very quick and easy project, and works up to a good sized star, about 1.5 inches across, great for a little gift for someone. The pearl in the centre was a little small for the pattern requirements, so next time I will try to find a better match.