Saturday, January 30, 2010

Being Appreciated.

I was truly astonished to receive a Sunshine Award from Toni recently. Apparently, the award is "for bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blogging world."

Well, since I write this Blog mainly for my own amusement and to keep track of all the projects I have completed, I was astounded to feel that I might inspire someone else. If I do, then I am humbly grateful that you like my work and wish to try some ideas for yourself.

Now Toni is an amazing person who talks about her experiments through her Blogs. She spent the last year avoiding processed foods and sharing a lot of information about food additives as a result. This made for a fascinating series of Blog posts on her "A little off the beaten track" Blog. Her second Blog, "A little yarn on the side", details her interest in knitting. I met Toni some while back through her Yahoo group, EZ Fans. We are also both members of the excellent forum known as Ravelry.

Well, here are the rules of the award:

*Put the logo on my blog or within a post
*Pass the award onto 12 bloggers;
*Link the nominees within your post;
*Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog;
*Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award!

Now to choose twelve. This is not easy since there are a number of bloggers whose Blogs inspire me. However, here they are. I have not placed any of these wonderful people in any set order in my list:

Karen, of the Selvedge Blog.

This is an amazing Blog which taught me to use every single scrap of fabric. I am currently saving all my selvedge pieces to make up into something one day and am having such a lot of fun fantasising about what exactly that might be. Thanks Karen for showing me just how much can be done with even these narrow strips of fabric.

Roberta, of Simply Ninepatch.

This amazing lady galvanised so many of her fellow quilters into sending quilts for the youngest victims of the major earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy in 2009. It was such a privilege to have been a part of the project - Mille Colores per Abruzzo.

Jenny, of Jenny's Australian Needleart Journey.

Now Jenny is one of the members of Stitching Sisters. Her work is always a delight to see and so varied too. It has been wonderful to get to know her a little through the Round Robin we have both been working on.

RobinM of Yarncrawl.

Robin is one of those interesting people who always blogs about the clothes she is sewing and knitting. A frequent reviewer of sewing patterns, it is always interesting to see what she has to say about the different patterns she uses.

This Blog post is getting longer by the minute as I write, so I shall break now and add more in my next few posts.


Selvage Quilter said...

Thank you so much for this award, what a nice surprise! I love to hear that my blog has inspired someone. The quilts and projects of many people go into my blog, so they will smile when they see this post.
Best wishes to you across the pond.

Jenny said...

Mandy, I'm humbled by your gift of this award. The fact that you enjoy my work is enough. Have a great day.

Jenny said...

Hi there, greetings from New Zealand.
Congratulations on receiving your award, and passing it on to other bloggers. I found your blog mentioned on the Selvedge Blog.

Loved the snowy picture view from your window. We have some friends over in the UK travelling in their narrowboat and the canals keep[ getting frozen and trapping them!

Sending you warm thoughts as it is summer here in New Zealand.


Redwitch said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I found you via the Selvage Blog, I'm going to check out your other recommendations now, thanks for sharing.