I had heard about this award...
Seen it posted on many of the blogs I have visited...
Wondered what it would feel like to be nominated for the Liebster Award...
Wondered what Liebster meant!
And now, I have the answer to all these questions, and sew many more!
I did some research...
Why me? This award is presented to smaller blogs as a form of recognition
and support. "Smaller blog" is defined as a blog that was started within the past 6 months and/or has fewer than 200 followers.
What is Liebster? Liebster means
"dearest" or "favourite" in German.
How do I feel to be nominated? It's been a transitional feeling.... At first I was surprised. Then honoured. Then intimidated with the great responsibility! But now I feel excited to participate in this fun filled event!
Apparently, there are many versions of
what is expected as a recipient of this award, but I am glad to be a
part of this version because it involves sew much more fun stuff to do!
You are not obligated to participate, but if you choose to accept this mission, here are your objectives:
- Let the person that nominated you know you are willing to participate by commenting on their blog
- Create a blog post, in which, you thank them for the nomination and link back to their blog
- In your blog post, also include 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions posed to you
- Present the award to 11 other small blogs, posing 11 new questions for them to answer
- And post the award on your blog (I found 4 sample Liebster Awards online and included them in this post so you would have a choice of which style you like best!)
To begin with...
I want to send out a GREAT BIG 'Thank You!' to +Elita Sharpe of Busy Needle Quilting, for nominating me for this award. I humbly accept and will thoroughly carry out the responsibility this honour entails!
11 random pieces
1- Am a self
confessed fabric junkie
2- Have my
motorcycle license but haven’t ridden since becoming a mama
3- Used to listen
to the Steve Miller Band... now I listen to the Glen Miller Band
4- Am a Christian,
of the Lutheran faith, and am a Sunday school teacher
5- Am trying to
grow old gracefully... but I tend to be more grateful than graceful
6- Have lived on
both the east and the west coasts of Canada
and many places all over Ontario
7- Used to really
enjoy researching family and church history before I got hooked on quilting
8- Hate beer –
9- Jack Russell
terriers are my favourite dogs
10- Thumb my nose
at the ‘Quilt Police’
11- Have not been
able to use purple in any of my quilting projects to date
These are my answers to Elita’s
questions (with pictures where appropriate):
What would we be surprised to find in your
closet? Jeans that still
fit me. Since reaching age 40 six years
ago, I seem to have gained some of my pregnancy weight back. Sew I love to wear pajamas and t-shirts
around the house! I think it’s
appropriate to wear sleepwear while creating quilts... Kind of go together rather
nicely, don’t they?
Do you have a favourite beverage while
I love my coffee,
but rarely drink it while quilting. I
like my coffee hot, sew it ends up getting to cold when I am getting busy with
What is the one item you would never part
with? (quilty or otherwise) My
sanity! I am holding onto that last meager
scrap until the end!
Do you have a favourite brand of thread?
to be my thread of choice.... Mostly because, when it comes to quality thread
that is readily available to me here, there is no other choice.
Do you have a morning and/or evening
I like to get up
about an hour before the kids do to catching up on email and read the new blog
posts made by my favorite bloggers. This
is when I get a good coffee fix in. Once
the kids have retired for the evening, I have to quit quilting. My daughter’s room is next to the quilting
hallway, sew I come back out to do some more cyber surfing. Or fall asleep watching Duck Dynasty...
What is your best quilty memory?
first quilt, Krazy Katz, for my daughter, Erin.
This project set me on the quilting journey that is now my life and that
fills my dreams.
What is your favourite music to listen to
I don’t listen to
the radio. But I do like to listen to
the soundtrack for movies that are playing on the Turner Classic Movie channel on
the t.v. in the living room.
What is your next project going to be?
A full size quilt...
That’s all I have in mind sew far. I
have been making baby quilts lately and am itching to design a large project
What is the farthest you have ever
travelled for a quilting event?
Not far enough. I don’t even know if this counts, but we have
a small local fair that the kids and I have been attending and participating in
since their first years of attending school.
I entered a few quilted items this past fall and did really well.... But
then again, I got first for my Krazy Katz when there were only three entries! It would be a dream to go on a get-away
quilting event somewhere .... Anywhere!
Are you a hands-on or lecture-style
hands-on-line. I have learned a lot from
searching through Google. Thank you to
all the online quilters out there who have shared their tutorials, pictures,
experiences, joys and frustrations!
If you could do anything, have any occupation,
what would it be? (Note: pictures not appropriate)
Hey, I already
did everything else! I love what I'm
doing right now. Quilting!
Now, these are the questions to be answered (with pics please!) by those listed below...
1 What/who inspired
you to start quilting?
2 If you were
able to change one thing about your quilting area, what would it be?
3 What are your
favourite quilting books/magazines?
4 If you could
time travel, where would you like to go?
5 What comes to
mind when you think of the term ‘Quilt Police’?
6 Do you listen
to music, watch t.v., daydream or think only of the task at hand while
7 Which colour do
you use the most in your quilts and which colour do you rarely or never use?
8 Where in the
world are you? Where have you been?
9 If you could
give up any one household chore, what would you choose?
10 If you could no longer buy fabric online or at any fabric shops ever again, what would you do?
11 How old were you when you first used a needle and thread, either by hand or machine?
The following is a list of those who I would like to
recognize. I cheated and chose 13! I enjoy reading the latest posts from these wonderful bloggers while I'm having my morning coffee. Their blogs are a mix of fun, interesting, informative, touching, inspiring posts. I hope you'll want to join them, as we all live out our quilt-filled, online lives together!
Kelly @ Where's My Seam
A very pretty lady @ Quilt
Marj @ Eclectic Quilter
Liz @ Liz’s Love Things
Mallorie @ Everyday Quilter
Barbara @ wont-to-be-quilter
Mel (a contributor) @ Sugar
Sally @ Salamanda’s Paper Aventure
Elaine and Les @ We Quilt
Sherry @ Quilts, Fabric,
Lani @ Simply Fresh Vintage
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a
Marelize @ Stitch by Stitch