Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Liebster Award

There are many reasons I love needlework.  For me needlework is a very encompassing word because I include counted thread, surface embroidery, needlepoint, quilting and hooking as needlework.  There are many reasons all these types of needlework sing to my heart:  the colors, the designs, the textures.  I learned to love and appreciate needlework from Grandmother Rebecca, needlework has been a part of my life for almost all of my life.  Another reason I love needlework is because of the people I have met along the way.  There have always been people who encourage me, laugh with me, shop with me, teach me, share with me. 

For instance, this past week I was reading blogs and came across a new to me blog called Sweetpea Samplings.  Laura had started a new sampler and in her photographs of her newly started sampler were these scissors.  The scissors really caught my attention.  I wrote to Laura and asked about the scissors.  Laura quickly responded and told me about the scissors and shared with me that I could find the scissors at Anita's Little Stitches.  Be still my beating heart, scissors, scissors, and more scissors and other great stuff.

A couple of days afterwards, I received an email from Laura about the Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers and has these guidelines:
  1. Thank my friend that awarded me and then link back to her
  2. Post the award on my blog
  3. Pass the blog award to five other bloggers
  4. List the bloggers I pass the Liebster on to with their links and let them know by commenting on their blog
  5. Share five random facts about myself that people do not know about me
Laura goes on to write:  what a sweet way to pass on links to other bloggers, broaden our blogging community and learn more about each other.  Well said. 

I am a late bloomer blogger, say that three times.  Blogging, like needlework has connected me to kindred spirits.  Bloggers like needleworkers share, laugh, cry, shop and eat delicious food.  So. . . in case you didn't already know more about me than you ever wanted to know, here are five more things.
  1. I learned to drive when I was seven years old on a McCormick Farmall H model tractor
  2. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is on my bucket list
  3. Pearl earrings are my favorite piece of jewelry
  4. I am a serious History student and spend hours in the State Archives reading documents
  5. While cutting quilt pieces, I "trimmed" my fingernails with a rotary cutter.  Learned a new meaning for the term "pay attention."  No harm, but interesting cut.
I am passing the Liebster Award to these kindred spirits bloggers
  1. P. J. at Porcupine Needle
  2. Natalia at Stitching-4-Joy
  3. Libby at Thread and Fabric
  4. Elizabeth at Threads, Books and Things
  5. Jean, Samplers and Such
These blogs are all new to me and wow do these women do some incredible needlework.  Encourage someone today--you never know what kind of day they are having!

1 comment:

  1. There really are some great and generous stitching bloggers out there, aren't there? You have to show off the scissors you got! :D Congrats on the award too! Yeah, I managed to cut into my finger once with a rotary cutter. Only took once -- have never done it again. Knock on wood. lol!