Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A nice surprise.....

Haven't checked the "blogging" world for a couple of days as I've been enjoying time off from work and crocheting.  Got a nice surprise this morning when logging in and seeing that Toni  over at Toni's Favorite Things had awarded me the Liebster Award.  Thank you Toni for your kind words about my love of crochet!

According to Toni (and she's passing the information along) Liebster in German means 'favorite', and is a way for fellow bloggers to spotlight blogs that they follow.  As part of the Liebster tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have inspired and motivated you.  To accept the award you must:

1.  Link back to the person who gave you the award and thank them.
2.  Post the award on your blog.
3.  Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate.
4.  Leave a comment on the 5 blogs letting them know they have been offered the award.
5.  Share 5 random facts about yourself that others may not know.

Requirements #1 and #2 - completed.
Requirement #3 - that will take some thinking about.

1.  Debi over at Dly's Hooks and Yarns always has such a colorful blog with all her yarn.  Although I very seldom work with anything other than thread, I do love the afghans, etc. that she creates with all the different colors.  I have to say her followers are over 200, but I do enjoy her blog.

2.  Fiona at Handmade by Fiona always keeps me dreaming with her lovely photographs of places I will never be able to visit.  They are an added bonus to her 'crafting' posts.

3.  Rachel at The Life of Riley always has some beautiful quilting items.  It's been years since I've done any quilting, but I do so enjoy her blog.  This may be my inspiration to do a project.

4.  Natalie at Outstanding Crochet is originally from Russia and her crochet items always interest me, with some nature photographs thrown in.  I always read Natalie's blogs.

5.  Vikki over at By Hooks 4U is a gifted crochet thread person.  I so enjoy admiring her creations.

Requirement #4 - will be completed as soon as I've posted this entry.

Requirement #5 -
1.  I still work full time, but always make time every evening for some thread crochet.  In case you haven't noticed, it's an addiction with me!
2.  I have an extensive collection of doily patterns, probably numbering in excess of 25,000!
3.  I have a dear friend, named Linda also, that has about 80 of my doilies and 2 tableclothes.  Linda doesn't crochet but truly loves it!  Her home has become a 'museum' of my work!
4.  In addition to thread crochet, I also do hardhanger embroidery, quilting, cross stitch ,, just to name a couple.  BUT thread crochet is  my love!
5.  Most of my completed projects are given way to friends.  I have very few pieces that I have made.

Thank you Toni for the award and thank you to all my followers who regularly visit my blog and view my work.



Fiona said...

Many thanks Linda! So pleased you like my blog enough to give me this award. Once I've finished posting photos from my recent trip, I'll blog about this too.

Fiona said...

Many thanks Linda! So pleased you like my blog enough to give me this award. Once I've finished posting photos from my recent trip, I'll blog about this too.

Debi Y. said...

Hi Linda. Thank you very much for giving my blog this award - I appreciate it and I'm glad that you enjoy it.

I've been looking thru your blog and I must say, the doilies you have crocheted are all beautiful. :)

Toni said...

Hi Linda,

You're always welcome my dear. Am really glad to know you and so thankful that there are blogs like yours that are worth-reading. Love your doilies my friend! Take care.


janice15 said...

I think you do great beautiful work wish I could do a part of what you produce...it's wonderful every time that I come and look I o and awe over it...you deserve your award...with love Janice...enjoy...