Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thanks for the Love!

Sincere thanks to Barbara of Cat Patches for recognizing me with the Versatile Blogger Award! I was floored to see her post, and I appreciate her passing the honor along to me. There are an awful lot of blogs out there, and to know that she enjoys reading mine (and that you special peeps do, too) means a lot to me.

This blog has not even marked its first-year anniversary, so I'm grateful to all of you that stop by and leave comments to encourage me along! I've made some lovely friends along the way, and that is the most valuable part of blogging - this virtual community is something very special.  Thanks to all of you, and to you, Barbara!

Here are the rules that I saw on Barbara's blog:
1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

Hmmm, seven things about me, huh? Let's see here . . .

                 1. I met my hubby-to-be in the library at college.

                 2. Moses, my studio cat, is eleven years young.

                 3. I would rather enjoy other flavors than chocolate - cinnamon,
                     peanut butter,...

                 4. At any moment you may hear in my studio: Beethoven, Bocelli,
                    Three Mo' Tenors, or Michael Buble.

                 5. Paper piecing makes me break out into a cold sweat of fear.

                 6. I love to make y'all laugh.

                 7. My favorite color is blue. No, this week it's orange. Well,
                     maybe tangerine.

Now, this is the hard part . . . I have a lot of blogs that I try to follow daily, and that I truly enjoy. How can I only pick fifteen? Some of these may not be open to awards, but I'd like to recognize them since I value their inspiration and creativity very highly.

                 1. The Noble Wife - Jacquelynne is a wonderful designer, love her
                     fabrics and her sketches, and her paintings, and, and, you get the idea!

                 2. Jackie's Art Quilts - Jackie is an awesome artist, and has super ideas
                     for 3 D embellishments. Love her work!

                 3. It's so Kiki - Kiera is a talented designer, and is getting some
                     well-deserved recognition lately.

                 4. The Cuddle Quilter - Lesley is so busy - I get inspired by seeing all
                     the projects she is doing - and doing so well.

                 5. The Wild Cards - Jenny makes me laugh, and I love her re-purpose

                 6. Crafty Sewing and Quilting - Marcia is a talented quilter, and I love
                     seeing pictures of how she works her magic!

                 7. The Intrepid Thread - Julie shows us the most gorgeous fabrics, and
                     has wonderful giveaways and online sales, too!

                 8. Stitched by Sasha - I enjoy seeing Sasha's sewing and crafting - she
                     inspires me to try new things!

                 9. The Other Side of Me - Anita keeps me straight; her posts about her
                     in-laws inspired me to start the De-Stash for Malawi project.

                10. Hillbilly Handiworks - Tonya would be my BFF if we lived closer.
                      The miles don't seem to matter, tho.
                11. Miki's Fabric Creations - Miki is so talented...she got me started
                      "making" fabric from scraps!

                12. Gene Black - Gene has awesome videos and tutorials - I've learned
                      a lot from him. And my sock monkey likes his sock monkeyette.

                13. Em Celebrates! - Em rocks her blog with incredible applique and
                      free motion quilting, and dispenses wisdom, too! Love ya, Em!

                14. Love Affair with my Brother - Sunni has a flair for fabric and color
                      choices that I want to have when I grow up.

                15. Joy Denise's Blog - Joy is my favorite sis, born three years earlier
                      than me (to the day). She is my only sis, too! (Grin) She awes me
                      with her piecing and colors in her projects.

Well, there you have it. There are so many other blogs that I wouldn't miss reading, but I picked these to share with all of you. I hope you click on some of them --- you may find some new favorites there!
Thanks again to Barbara for honoring my blog with this award!



  1. YAY!!! Congrats!!! What fun 7 little facts about you!! I didn't know that chocolate was not a favorite of yours!!! Thank you for the nomination *blush*.


  2. Congrats Snoodles! You are a Versatile Blogger!
    So you don't like paper piecing! I think you haven't tried the right pattern yet!
    Thanks for passing the award on to me and all the other wonderful bloggers! Good choices! Cool!
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Congrats! What a compliment and an honor. Fun little tidbits about you as well.. :)

  4. Congratulations, and thank you very much for nominating my blog for this award.

  5. How lovely! I'm so honored to be selected...and to know that someone is out there reading. =)

    and it was nice to read about you too! I really appreciate my online blogging buddies...and the blessing they've been.

    Have a great day!

  6. Congratulations on your award! It's so nice to learn a little bit more about you! You didn't mention how generous you are....because you have generously passed along this award to fifteen others, and I am thrilled to be included! Thank you so much for your kind words. I better get to my sewing room so I don't let you down! And huge hugs to you and the honored fifteen!

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  8. You, my friend are the sweetest. I will blog about this next week now that I am back in the world of blogging.


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