Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blog Award Time!

Lori kindly put me in the mass of Lovely Blog/Very Inspiring Blog awardees.  Awardees?

Thank you, Lori.  You are all familiar with her and her range of talents.  She's a very busy lady, and yet she took time to help me with buying a Silhouette machine for my daughter a couple of years ago. She does everything--cooking, sewing, mothering, soon to be grandmothering, has a couple of jobs, and now is producing bag patterns!

The rules for this award are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.
2.  Add The One Lovely Blog Award/Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3.  Share 3 things about yourself.
4.  Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5.  Include this set of rules.
6.  Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Seven things about myself:

1.  Years ago, I was certified by NationalQuiltingAssociation as a certified quilting teacher and quilt show      
     judge.  I am no longer  involved in that.
2.  I have a jacket that is in the Readers Closet in Threads magazine, February issue. I'll be posting about
    that soon.
3.  I am very fortunate to be involved in several sewing groups.  I live rural, so I have to drive an hour or
    so to get to them.  It's definitely worth the drive though, to be with such talented women.
4.  My grandsons, now age 4 and 5 are a huge part of my life.  My husband plays trumpet in 4 bands,
    which means a lot of concerts. I try to go to as many as I can.  All of this keeps me busy.
5.  I love 40's swing music and old black/white films on AMC. And DowntonAbbey. And MadMen.
6.  I am older than I think I am.  It causes me conflict, sometimes!
7. I've recently started working on SureFitDesigns drafts, and enjoying the process.

On to those blogs which I nominate for the awards above.  If you've been nominated, ignore.  If you don't like to participate in awards, that is fine--just disregard.  For the rest of you, these blogs are worth a visit. Don't miss out.

1. Kathryn, of  Kathryn is in my Designer group.  She sews
    beautifully, and has a great sense of humor.  Check out her blog.
2.  Marcy makes cutting-edge, avant-garde garments.  If you
    like the artistic, this is the place to find it.
3. Ann makes absolutely fabulous rodeo show garments.  She
    embroiders and glitzes those garments as well as other types of sewing, crocheting.
4.   Do you remember Gwen' (yes another gal sharing my name)
    blog "After the Dress"?  She discontinued that blog and opened a new one called "InOverMyHead".
5.  Ruthie participates in a lot of SWAPs.  I admire anyone who
    can keep up the pace of a SWAP!
6.  You all know Barbara, her style and her outrageous humor!
7.   also known as CalicoQuilter, is a new blog to me.  She's doing
    some wonderful garment sewing.
8.  Another familiar blog.  You're surely aware of Digs.  She
    just finished a beautiful trench coat and matching hat.
9. Kristy sews for herself, her daughter and tiny son.  I'm
    amazed she has any time to sew, but she makes some terrific things despite being a busy mom.
10.  Belinda is a long-time sewist, and you know she's experienced
    when you see her garments.


6 Talk to me:

RhondaBuss said...

I thought that was your jacket when I saw it yesterday. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Kyle said...

There's several new-to-me bloggers in your list. Rodeo clothes--how neat is that?

Congrats on being featured in Threads magazine! That's so cool!!

Irene said...

Congratulations on the award! And congratulations on being featured in the magazine!

Vicki said...

Congratulations on having your jacket in the Reader's closet. Both you and Rhonda!

Kristy Chan said...

Hi Gwen, thanks for nominating me for a blog award, I'm flattered to be included in your list. Looking forward to seeing your jacket too!

Gwen said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me! :)
I'll post this next week...

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