Saturday, 9 February 2013

Liebster Blog Award :)

Thank you to Pauline at The Little House on the Hill for this nomination.

The Liebster Blog Award is an award given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers, most of whom have less than 200 followers (or have been blogging for less than 6 months). It is to show newer bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs. It was created to promote appreciation and recognition among the blog world.

Along with this award come a few rules:

1) You must post 11 random things about yourself
2) Answer the 11 questions given by the nominated
3) Create 11 new questions for those you nominate
4) Choose 11 new blogs (less than 200 followers or blogging for less than 6 months) and link them to your post

Firstly, 11 random things about me:

1) I'm half Welsh/half German 
2) At the grand old of 44, I still hate getting told off, especially if I think I'm in the right!
3) I love watching chick flicks and have lost count of how many times I've seen Pretty Woman/The Bodyguard/Somewhere in Time ...
4) Sometimes I drink Bubbles (Champagne, Cava, Prosecco) just because I can 
5) I still blush :(
6) When I'm tired or nervous, I play with the top of my ear - I can actually fold it in on itself when it's warmed up ... DH just said, 'TMI!'
7) I play the flute
8) I lived with my Nen (grandmother) for about 5 years when I was growing up ... she died when I was 21 and I still think about her every day
9) I still eat children's sweets e.g. pink shrimps, white mice, Curly Wurlies ... yummeeeeeeee!
10) Rude and mean people make me angry
11) I am a big softy and will do anything for anybody (as long as they're not rude and mean!)

Secondly, the answers to Pauline's questions:

1) How many UFOs do you have?

2) Which colour do you use most in your quilts?
Pink - I love pink, green comes a close second, I think

3) What was your first patchwork project?
A 20" x 20" 'garden window'' square creation - looking back, I didn't have a clue but it's pinned up on my sewing room wall to remind me how far I've come in 3 years!

4) Do you do other crafts?
Nope, I have absolutely no craft experience, didn't do anything crafty at school so patchwork and quilting is it for me

5) Do you like floral, plain or geometric fabrics?

6) How many blogs do you follow?
About 50 - but I read 100s!

7) What do you like most about blogging?
It's inclusivity - it doesn't matter who you are, where you do it or how you do it - we're all welcome and quilters really are the nicest people :)

8) Do you like gardening?
No, I really don't like dirt or bugs! I like watching my husband doing the gardening whilst I drink a G&T!

9) What is your favourite time of year?
April - lots of family birthdays and warm, but not hot, weather with lots of new life and colour

10) What is your favourite flower/plant?
Freesias - for their colour and fragrance

11) Do you have a pet?
Yes, a little rescue black and white cat called Nell. She's a madam but I love her :)

Thirdly, my 11 questions for you to answer:

1) How did you start patchwork and quilting?
2) What do you wish you were good at?
3) Is your glass half empty or half full?
4) Do you speak another language? If not, which one would you like to speak?
5) Do you feed the birds?
6) What's your favourite movie?
7) Do you prefer hot or cold puddings?
8) If you could time travel, where would you go?
9) Do you like singing and if so, what's your favourite song?
10) What's your favourite time of day and why?
11) If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

And finally, (phew, I warn you this post takes some time to construct!!) I nominate the following talented ladies for the Liebster Blog Award:

1) Ailsa at Not Enough Time to Craft
2) Liz at Shush I'm Quilting
3) Elaine at Dashasel Sews
4) Hannah at Hanny Bobbins
5) Lisa at Calicos in Bloom
6) Kathleen at Crabbit Quilter
7) Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts
8) Karen at Small Town Quilter
9) Carla at Creatin in the Sticks
10) Kathy at Kayak Quilting
11) Allison at Dreaming in Patchwork

This has been fun - I look forward to seeing everyone else's posts :D


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award!!

  2. Thank you for the nomination - I am honored! :)

  3. Thank you for joining in. I guess it is called getting to know you and I feel I now know you a little better. I am going to check out you nominations now.

    Cheers Pauline

  4. Goodness thank you. And what fantastic other bloggers you have chosen. I feel as if I am in auspicious company! This will be fun although I have some work to do thinking up those questions. :-)

  5. Thank you. I'll try to get this done soon. This looks like fun.

  6. You are so sweet! My post is up and finished!


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