My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bloggy awards

I was delighted recently to receive emails from Wendy (The Calculating Quilter) and Staci (The Confused Quilter). Both had nominated me for A Versatile Blogger Award. Blogging is fun - I enjoy making connections with other like-minded people from around the world, gaining insight, inspiration and motivation from those I visit and build friendships with in Blogland, so it was lovely to receive the emails, and the awards.
These awards come with 'conditions'  -
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself on the post.
3. Pass the award to 15 bloggers that you think deserve it.
4.Contact all the bloggers you have picked for the award.

SO; sharing 7 things about me on this post —
1. For a long time my favourite animal was a Pig. When we were growing up we had several as pets (usually the runts of the litter) and I used to love the way their mouths looked when they ate plums [unfortunately in those days all our pets ended up on our dinner plates-- that is something we are unable to do these days!].
2. I used to sew lingerie for a friend's Lingerie Party business. That was interesting and I still have several rolls of satin waiting to be made into more nighties, etc.
3. I do not like heights but used to love abseiling.
4. Until I was 18 I always wanted to be a vet but decided against it as I did not fancy the years of study and went farming instead. Not many farmworkers had 7th form physics and chemistry!!
5. Some favourite activities I used to enjoy were bike riding and kayaking. And I loved playing netball.
6. Although I am a 'farmgirl' I do not DO machinery! Being in control of tractors and chainsaws scares me and I leave that 'strictly to the boys'.
7. My three children are a continual source of awe and amazement -- at how they have grown up into such lovely young adults :-)

NOW; passing the award on —
I follow lots of different blogs for lots of different reasons; some I can relate totally to..i.e..same tastes; some put me out of my comfort zone..i.e..different tastes; there are some that make me smile, or laugh; others I really enjoy their style of writing, or I have participated in projects with...and so on. To all you bloggers out there, and those who comment, but don't necessarily have a blog, thank you for your warmth and friendship and all the wonderful sharing you all do.
Here are a selection of Versatile Blogs :-)
1. Cat - Catalina's Cottage
2. Melody - thehouseonthesideofthehill
3. Linda - Little Bits And Pieces
4. Leanne - Cottage Tails
5. Shirley - Stitcherydo
6. Sunny - Quilting Dreams
7. Kelli - Seriously...I think it needs stitches
8. Kate - Show and Tell
9. Michelle - It's Sew Me
10. Leeanne - quiltmekiwi
11. Nicky - Farm Girl Stitching
12. Josie - Dilly Dimple
13. Helen - Aunty Hetty's
14. ms. lottie - The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady
15. LuAnn - Loose Threads

If you haven't already 'met' the above ladies, I encourage you to call in and visit them.


Wendy said...

Hi Raewyn, I'm afraid of heights too. And the older I get, the more afraid! Anyway I really enjoyed visiting the blogs in your list. Thanks for sharing them.

ms lottie said...

Wow! Thanks Raewyn, I feel a bit special. I'll try and continue this on, but in the meantime, know that I really appreciate the thought!

Cisca said...

Congrats Raewyn!
It was nice to have a blog hop, too.
Happy quilting, Cisca

Linda in Calif. said...

I always enjoy coming to your blog, you deserve the award. Congrats! It's fun getting to know you better. And thanks so much for choosing my blog! Now to go check out all the other ones listed.