Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Leibster Award again and the Stylish Blogger Award!

Okay, although in the real world these little awards don't really mean anything, I love that it allows us to pass along high-5's to so many fabulous bloggers out there.

First off I was tagged a couple more times with the Leibster Award.  Sarah from Say Yes Juliet tagged me as well as Beth from Wee Pereas

I know this little tag has gone the rounds, and I'm not really sure who has received it or not, but here are a few more fabulous bloggers I follow.  They do great work!

1.  Kristen from So Happy is super cute and she makes fabulous birthday cakes for her kiddos.  I don't even make birthday cakes (I don't like cake).
2.  Lisa from Shiners View makes wonderful quilts.  Check out her beautiful HST quilt.  Although, she does post pictures from their fabulous cabin and makes me a bit jealous.
3. Felicity Quilts is another wonderful woman on my list of favorites.  I'm pretty sure she has already been tagged, but she is so sweet, makes wonderful projects, and well, I just love her name!

Kristie from OCD-Obsessive Crafting Disorder nominated me for this little award.  I'm not sure I'm exactly stylish, but I appreciate it just the same.

Here are the rules for accepting the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

Seven random facts about me:
  1. I eat my cereal a little backward from other people.  I fill my bowl with milk and then pour in just a few bites of cereal at a time.  I HATE soggy cereal.  This fixes that problem.
  2. I am addicted to Diet Coke.  I understand it's not a good habit, but I really like it.
  3. I grew up in the country, 5 miles out of town and 15 miles from a small city.  When we go home to visit, my husband gives me a bad time when I say "going to town" in reference to going to the store.
  4. My toenails are always painted.  Currently they are purple, but they are starting to chip.  I'm thinking teal is next.
  5. I write left-handed, but do almost everything else right handed.
  6.  I really love Godiva chocolates, but I do not love how much they cost.  I have my Rewards Club Card through them and get one free chocolate a month.  I never miss a month to pick up my free chocolate from the Godiva store at the mall.
  7. I have been a hobby-hopper much of my life.  I stick with something somewhat obsessively for a few years and then change. My first obsessive hobby was cross-stitching, then digital scrapbooking, then photography.  Now it's quilting.  I often wonder what I'll move onto next. 
Since I rarely share pictures of old projects, I wanted to include pictures of my favorite cross-stitch projects I made while in high school and college during my first obsessive hobby stage.  The Christmas tree is my favorite, and I pull it out each year to hang above the piano.  I don't display the others anymore, but I still love them.  They were lots of work. The bride took me over 200 hours to complete.  All four of these were stitched on linen.  I had forgotten how much I love the look of linen.

    Here are a few fabulous bloggers I'd love to send this Stylish Blogger Award to.  Some of them I've followed for a while and some are fairly new to me.
    13 Woodhouse Road

    Have a wonderful evening.


    1. Aww...thanks Kati, you're a sweetheart! <3

    2. Aw how sweet are you? You totally made my day with those lovely words. Thank you, Kati!!

    3. Kati ... thanks so much for call out! how are you getting on without your machine??!?!?

    4. Well thank you very much! I am so glad we found each other and it was really fun to see your old work! I adore the lady looking in the mirror! And I was laughing about your craft switching, glad I caught while you are into quilts! Your work is amazing!!

    5. Thanks so much, Kati! That is so sweet of you! And those cross-stitch projects are amazing. My vision goes blurry just thinking about how much work they must have been!

    6. Oh mY GOSH--those were my favorite projects too! I always stayed up all night Friday night to cross stitch. Remember the one (actually she had several designs like this) with the old hope chest in it? I cross stitched it and had my EX make a hope chest and we put it in the lid of it. BEAUTIFUL!!

      With the end of my past life all those beautiful pictures are gone. I think my favorite was the tree as well. I liked the gold I remember.

      When I quit cross stitch I took up quilting. I now am taking up embroidery/stitchery. I do believe i've come full circle.

    7. Thanks so much for mentioning little old me!

      I love the cross-stitch. I had the bug for quite a while too until pretty fabric grabbed my eye!!