I was stunned and so happy the other day when I was nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award from Abigail at Cut & Alter, you could have knocked me down with a feather. Thank you so much Abigail. If you haven't met her before hop on over and say hello, she is one very accomplished lady.
Now it is my turn to nominate.
So First the rules which I cut and pasted from her blog:
*Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog.
*List the rules.
*Display the image of the award on your post.
*List seven facts about yourself.
*Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them to let them know you have nominated them.
- I don't have a favourite colour
- I love cake, although I only eat it about once a month
- I was a qualified nurse until leaving to help run our business
- I am vegetarian
- I loose my voice if I attempt to sing, literally, after less than one verse.
- My all time favourite film is Shirley Valentine
- I love lemongrass tea.
But this is the hardest bit, how to narrow down a list of favourite bloggers, although Abigail has already listed some of them which sprung to mind, it includes her too. Ok here goes, first to jump into my head and in no particular order, even though I know I will inadvertently miss some. Most of these lovely ladies have smaller blogs and some are new to blogging like me, but my reason for choosing them is all are lovely people who I like very much. There are others who have bigger blogs with much bigger followings who I love too, but today is more a tribute to us little people.
Sophie from Luna Lovequilts
Bernie from Needle and Foot
Karen from KaHolly
Tish from Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Janice from Color, Creating and Quilting
Jen from Quilter in the Closet
Paula from Paula B Quilts
Emily from The Darling Dogwood
While trying to help out a fellow blogger having trouble with her machine (same as mine) she listed her setting for FMQ, interestingly she stated reducing the foot pressure, what?????? Could that be the reason I have trouble with FMQ? Oh yes it was, but apart from I'm still rubbish anyway. But, it is so much easier to be rubbish now hehe! I think I need to go back to basics and start again, maybe there is some other stuff I'm missing out, and yes I do drop my feed dogs!!! I'm sure I used to so it, so why did I stop? Haven't a clue. After watching all those classes too............ Have you ever had a similar moment? Go on, be honest, surely I can't be the only one, can I?
Here is my playtime, see if you think I'm improving.
Not loopy loops this time, more a go at the jigsaw one,
If you look closely you will see on the coasters I did the middle two different. The top one is supposed to be a flower at each side and the lower middle is pebbles.
Just a squiggle around the snowman and tree on these, I left the sides just quilted in the ditch.
This is the one I had more trouble with, I found the design harder and messed it up, THEN I realised it was just on the wadding, no backing on. That's when I decided I'd had enough practice for one day.
I'm going on holiday to Corfu so I won't be around for a couple of weeks, so, I just thought I'd leave you with a prayer:
May today there be peace within
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love. It is there for each and every one of us."
Theresa of Avila
Smiles and hugs
Linking to Lorna and Kelly