Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

Tales of a Perpetual
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Blogfriend Blessings and Blog Beginnings

Filed under: Announcements,Blogfriends — folkcat at 2:54 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

One of the many, unanticipated benefits of having this blog has been the good friends that I’ve discovered online. One of those is Sara, a scrapbooker out in Utah who blames me for her new addiction to knitting. (To which I say, hey, I never held a Double-Point to her head! LOL)

Out of the blue a week or so ago, Sara asked me for my mailing address. And lo, over the weekend, this arrived in our Post Office box!

Maneki Neko Fused Glass Pendant
Maneki Neko pendant from squidglass’ Etsy shop

Sara did a good job of noticing things I like – kitties, Japanese things, glass art – and picking a gift that I will wear with joy for years to come. I’m still deciding what to do for a cord – bead a necklace? Tie a simple waxed linen cord? Find a chain?

In the meantime, this little kitty waves up at me from the desk in front of my computer, bringing me a “forever” greeting from my friend Sara. Thank you, Sara!

Shopping Jen

The new review blog is live, though a little barren so far. You can find it at http://www.shoppingjen.com. I hope you’ll bookmark, subscribe, and visit it often – I plan to post content fairly regularly.

I still need to write the About and F.A.Q. pages, and add an e-mail link. I’ve put up a “Welcome!” post, however, and have began seeding Shopping Jen with updated versions of reviews I’ve written over the last couple of years.

Today’s re-visited review is the book The Art of Beadwork, by Valery Hector. I originally wrote it in June of 2005, and it appeared on the now-vanished beadwork blog, Confessions of a Chantraphile. (All of Chantraphile’s posts were imported here – no worries about lost material!)

Later this week…

I’m planning to do another giveaway over the weekend! Be sure to stay tuned – I think it might just be handmade bead jewelry this time!

1 Comment

Comment by Claudia

August 30, 2007 @ 10:53 am

Tried to comment on your new blog, but it wanted me to sign in forst and I couldn’t see where… Anyway:

Congratulations on your brand new baby Blog! And I love the light blue!

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