Monday, 15 June 2009

An Award and a Tag

Today I would like to start with handing out an award to five special people whose blogs I enjoy. These lovely people start my day off with either a smile, something lovely to look at, something meaningful, or just plain good entertainment. I thoroughly enjoy reading through other peoples blogs, but there are always ones I really look forward to.

Manka, from Little Rose Cottage presented me with this fabulous award last week, for which I am very grateful to her for. She has a very pretty blog name and is such a wonderful person too. Manka is very creative, especially with her embroidery. She shares her joys and sorrows with us and teaches me to treasure my family and to know how very lucky I am. Thank you Manka!

Now five isn't very many to have to choose so it makes it a little tricky hard for me. Please don't feel too left out if I don't choose you. I still really enjoy your blog too, but it's only five!

So here goes: Lucy at Attic24, because hers was the first blog I ever read and I still enjoy it. I love what she makes and love all her beautiful photos. Lucy gave me the inspiration to learn how to crochet and the instructions as well. Thanks Lucy!

Ok, the second person is my good friend Hazel from this and that. Hazel pushed me into starting a blog of my own soon after she began blogging. Not sure if this was really a good idea or not, dreadful time wasters aren't they, but oh so fun. Thanks for getting me going with my sewing again Hazel and for all your lovely comments. I hope you are having a splendid time with your family in England. Enjoy every moment with them. I look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.

Third the golden bird, is Floss from Troc, Broc and Recup' for her lovely blog of family life in France. She goes to a good many op shops and markets, shares her purchases and also gives us a history lesson to go with them. I also love that she blogs daily, giving us something lovely to read. She has also kindly invited everyone to her 40th Birthday Garden Party this weekend, so watch out for that event.

The fourth is a recent blog for me. It belongs to the lovely Liz from Lululiz in Lalaland. If you want a good laugh, she is the person for you! We have just done a fabric swap, when I say done, I mean my parcel is wrapped ready to be posted this morning. Liz is sending me some fabrics to complete my quilt. Liz is a German woman living in England and she has the most amazing collection of vintage fabrics beautifully arranged in colour order.

And lucky last, Karen from Selvage Blog because she showcases other people's craft projects for us all to enjoy. They all feature something made from selvage edges which is something I now enjoy doing too. Karen kindly featured my crochet roll on her blog recently, which I am most grateful to her for. Thank you Karen.

Well, that's that award completed. If you were on my list please take the award with you and then pass it on to five blogs that you feel deserve an award. Let them know of the award and link the right bits.

This lovely award was given to me by Liz from Lululiz. Thank you so much for this very lovely award, it is so sweet too. And the best thing about it is, I don't have to do anything to get it. Just have a blog that she enjoys reading. That's fabulous isn't it?

Unfortunately she also involved me, in the same breath I might add, in a tag. No not really, it's all good fun, just kidding!

Here are the rules of this one. Pick 6 unimportant things you love. Mention & link to the person who tagged you. Tag 6 of your favourite bloggers to play along (don't forget to comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged!)

Now I think I will choose Manka, Hazel, Floss, Sally, Sweet Emmelie, and Stacey because I know they will enjoy this game.

Ok, here goes! Remember they aren't meant to be important things!!

1. I love having the evenings to do what I want to do, so selfish I know, but who cares.

2. I love eating junk food especially dark chocolate, salt and vinegar chips, and puddings.

3. I love being at home with my family especially when the girls are playing nicely and not fighting.

4. I love going into those lovely home stores that sell things like tea towels, cups, gifts and array of other things I would love to have but don't necessarily need!

5. I love fabrics, scrap booking papers because they look like fabric, ribbons, laces, old buttons and braids, gosh I even love wadding, velcro and zips!

6. I love a clean tidy house, but not cleaned and tidied by me.

Well that is quite a lovely list of my loves. I look forward to reading yours too.

I think I'm going to be rather busy this afternoon leaving messages on my chosen blogs. Goodness will I get any sewing done today? I must go out and post my parcel now and get a new magazine out of my post box. Maybe I'll just read this arvo! Sounds tempting doesn't it?


Attic24 said...

Hi Sarah
Thank you so much for the bloggy award, I truly appreciate it. And you are more than welcome for the hooky inspiration :: anytime!
Love to yo

Lululiz said...

Awwww, thank you Sarah, I have gone all gooey inside now, and have a huge happy grin on my face. Makes me feel all warm and snuggly inside when someone says such nice things.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sarah thank you so much for your kind words!!I 'm so happy that I've met you here in this "blogworld".I appreciate your friendship so much!
And thanks for tagging me, too.You're right,I like this game and try to make it soon.I enjoyed your answers,it's nice to know more about you...
Have a nice evening!
lots of love:Manka

Floss said...

That is really kind, Sarah - thanks so much! I try to blog every day for my mum, who is one of my keenest readers. As she's not well, I've found this is a perfect way to communicate with her, and, look, it's found me loads of new friends, too! I did this tag a few days ago, but I think I'll try it again, but this time specifically with an Edinburgh theme, seeing as that's where I am right now... should be fun - thanks very much!

sweet emmelie said...

Hi there Sarah, I have played along and grabbed your other blog award from below ps I had a great chuckle at your comment about the soap, I really didn't think of it at that angle.