Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts

Friday, October 10, 2008

Giveaway and Award and New Blogger

The charming picture is a picture of the giveaway prize from Raggedy Angel's giveaway celebrating her birthday and her 50th post. It is very unique, and just my style. I hope you win almost as much as I hope that I win.

"Megan decided to create a new award. "Something to honor any blogger who crafts, sews, quilts - you know, makes stuff - no matter how crappy (or how good). A way to say - I like your blog, like your stuff, and I'm pretty sure you have a good sense of humor."
"Her creation was... "I love your ugly mug" Award! In her words: "Now, all the lovely people whom I have had the pleasure to meet through this humble blog are all very talented and not the least bit ugly, but I am sure they will all take this award in the spirit intended." The recipients are supposed to pass it on, but only HAVE to pick 3 people to give it to. :)Here are my choices for their wonderful crafts, sewing, quilting, and for the Wonderful people that they are!!
Linda from Just a Quiet Place to Be nominated me, and it is a nomination that I am comfortable with. I like my quilts, and other crafts that I try, and I don't have false modesty about them, but I know that they are not masterpieces, they are for using, and that's ok with me. I love the masterpieces, but I don't have the skills or patience or desire, and this is a comfy award. I'm not real comfortable with superlatives, and this award takes in the full range bad to good in a humerous way. The hard part is trying to narrow it down to 3 nominees, and since I haven't been able to do it, I am taking the chicken way out, and nominating any and all of the wonderful people who read my blog. Let's support Megan, and if you read this please consider yourself a winner of the "I love your ugly mug" award and either nominate 3 others, or if you are chicken and indecisive like me, nominate everyone.

P.S. I changed my mind (it's ok, I'm a woman) I am going to nominate one person for the award. She has a brand new blog as of today, but I know from exchanging emails with her for the past few months that she meets all the criteria of the award, and that her blog is going to be one of everyone's favorites. Her name is Billye and here is her blog. I hope you'll add the award proudly to your blog, Billye.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Arte y Pico from Quiltwhinny

What a pleasant surprise to be nominated for this award by Quiltwhinny from Quiltwhinny Trails. The nicest thing was getting the chance to discover and enjoy her beautiful blog.

Here's the 5 rules bit for this award:
1. Choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community, regardless of the language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented him/her with the award.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. Translated, it means "the peak of art."
5. Show these rules - done!

Just a note, the picture that she shows referring to my giveaway was actually the giveaway from Marit who had a giveaway about the same time that I had mine.
I have tried to think of who I would like to nominate, and I love so many blogs that I can't decide. As I have seen on other blogs whose writers have had this dilemma, please if you are reading this consider yourself nominated if you would like to accept the honor.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Brillante Weblog Premio-2008

I have been nominated for the Brillante Weblog Premio-2008 award by Amanda of Amanda's Musings, Rhonda of Doxie's on My Quilt, and Deb of Somebody's Mum. It is so nice to have been accepted as a friend by such special people. Amanda was one of the first bloggers that I met, and we started blogging about the same time, I have learned a lot about a lot of things from her. Rhonda's blog is a delight and so is she, her quilts and her children and their adventures are always so interesting. Deb I have met a little more recently, but her blog is so interesting with her quilts, her little guy, and the pictures of winter when it is so hot and steamy here. Quilting bloggers are a wonderful thing.

The rules are as follows:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog/
2. Link to the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

My winners are:
I must preface this by saying that I don't really have favorite blogs, I have probably over 100 in my Google Reader, and I enjoy every one of them. I could take any and nominate them for any blogging award, I guess that these were just the lucky ones today. We all have our days when we have more or less to talk about and share, and sometimes there are e-mails going back and forth due to common interests, and sometimes it gets a little quieter. Unfortunately, the number is seven, and here they are:
Calidore Catherine- I enjoy reading about her family and their adventures, and of course seeing her quilts. She is one of my Australian friends, and I enjoy all their blogs so much, and learning about their country.
Four Wise Monkeys Rachel- What can I say, quilts, stitchery and cute kids.
Heart in His Hand Quilting Margo- Beautiful furnishings, beautiful quilts, Christmas has already started, and an adorable bluebird just to start.
I Live on a Farm Firefly- If you want to read a very heartwarming beautiful tribute go to her blog and read her post for today. Also, if you like kittens and flowers and beautiful things, starting with her own sweet face.
'Tis the Gift Tracy- She has beautiful quilts and a beautiful child, and puts in time doing such nice things like heading up the Mystery Quilters Blog ring, and organizing thank you's to Bonnie, etc.
Okperi's Place Perry- She has beautiful quilts, and a beautiful garden. Her blog is a pleasure to visit.
Applique Today Joanna- Cute kids, beautiful quilts, gardening and traveling. Lots of pretty scenery from out west, USA, although she was originally from New Zealand.
I haven't been able to include so many excellent blogs, written by special ladies who are quilters, but so involved in life, and who share a bit of that with us. I wish I could share my whole list. Wait a minute, I can, it's on the side of my blog, and they all deserve an award.