Monday, March 30, 2009

Gifts of a different kind

In the charmingly self-involved enthusiasm for my one year anniversary I completely forgot to tell you that the lovely Sophie over at Her Library Adventures has awarded me her Beautiful Blog of the Week award! I was truly bowled over! Thank you very much Sophie, dear!

I also have two other awards under my belt these past few weeks that I keep forgetting to mention-

The creative award again (never too flattered to get tired of it though!) from Emma, and this very poetic number that strikes me from Merle:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."'

Finding 8 people to go with this one was a daunting task, to pick people who not only move me with the 'vibe' of their blog but with their words as well, real word-weavers that make me think, or transport me to somewhere else. Unfortunately I'm also sick with a sinus cold at the moment, and as I sit here deep into my 4th day of ickyness, I can't brain for the life of me.

Yes dear readers, I have the dumb.

The old head is packed full of cotton wool and nothing's coming out except a headache and an awful lot of green stuff (better out than in Mum says...) so instead I've decided to share with you what I've been doing these past few hours instead of doing something productive- sifting through lovely foreign blogs.

It's a funny irony- I was supposed to find blogs that move me with their words, but these ones are really the opposite- I can't understand a single thing (without Google translator) but it doesn't really matter; their beauty remains just the same.

1. Hannas Form
2. Betty's Torpliv
3. House of Atmosphere
4. LundagÄrd
5. Knut & Svea
6. Det Mysiga Heestrand
7. Min Lilla Veranda
8. Romantiska Hem

The most wonderful thing about all these blogs is that they all have links to other just-as-gorgeous blogs down their side! You could spend all day...not that we ever have... ;)

I did get something done today before the dumb set in- thrifting! A knee length brown cardigan, worn down much by it's previous owner so now it's soft as butter; a doily trimmed singlet (as if I'd made it myself!); some jewellery to take apart and re-use, a great red glass and metal ring that is so Elizabethan and tribal at the same time, and the cream of the antique French dressform! She's been badly mistreated with a hole in her shoulder and a coating of sickly mauve paint sometime in the 80s (even on the polished wood stand!) but I can bring her back with a can of black paint and some tender care.


emma lamb said...

you wait hours for one then three come along at once... ;)

congratulations Penny, you are very deserving of each of these awards! and sorry you're feeling so rotten, i hope it doesn't last too long... :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the foreign blogs too, such lovely photos.

I am restoring a much abused dress form. I love the marks of time on her, but her disrepair and ugly paint on her stand is something to correct so she will be finally in all her lovliness again. I must name her though... just what, I'm not sure.

Love your writing...and your art.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault