Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

11 Great Quilt Blogs and the Liebster Award

Oh wow!  Audrey from  Quilty Folk chose me as one of the recipients of the Liebster Award!  What does that mean?  Apparently it is an award for newbie bloggers like me with small followings who fit the requirement of having less than 200 followers and happen to be doing something the nominator really likes.*wink* What an honor!!  

Now I need to do my little part in paying it forward:

* Answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated me
* List 11 random and hopefully not too weird facts about myself
* Nominate & tag 11 new bloggers with 200 followers or less (harder than you might think)
* Write 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate

My answers to the questions from Audrey:

1. Coffee, tea or soda? COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE
2. Name one guilty pleasure.  Napping. I sneak a nap at least once a week, curled up with a quilt and a doggie is heaven.
3. What is your favorite quilt blog? (Other than Quilty Fold) is Cottons and Woolens because it is a fun blog with lots of interesting stories and Anne is super nice!
4. What is the last think you bought for yourself, not your children, husband or family. A chocolate bar called CHOCOLOVE with almonds and sea salt. yum.
5. What is your favorite dessert? Key Lime Pie.
6. What make/model is your sewing machine? What would you buy if the sky was the limit? A Janome Horizon which I dearly love, but a longarm sure would be fun!!
7. Where do you want to live when you grow up?  The beach...any beach will do.
8. Describe yourself in 3 words: content, blessed, thankful.
9. Did you get all organized after the first of the year or are things the same as always? I work at staying organized, but I do make and extra effort on occasion.
10. How often do you buy anew purse or wallet? Almost never because my sweet mom gives me a new one every year for my birthday!
11. If you had to totally give up buying one color of fabric, what color would it be? That's not fair! Yellow, it would make me sad, but probably yellow.


11 random facts about me
1. I was a flight attendant for a decade.
2. I love to read, and historical fiction is my favorite.
3. I hate the smell of cabbage cooking.
4. I'm a fan of country music.
5. I want to be Sue Spargo when I grow up.
6. I take great pleasure in embarrassing my kids with my goofy behavior.
7. I talk way too much.
8. I'm addicted to pinterest.
9. I love cute shoes but only wear comfy heels for me.
10. I love growing my own veggies in my garden.
11. I was born and raised in south Louisiana, and miss it every day.

11 fun questions for the new award recipients!
1. Do you prefer hand or machine stitching?
2. What's your favorite meal/dish to cook?
3. Do you have another creative hobby? (i.e. knitting, etc.)
4. Where would you most like to travel to if you could go anywhere?
5. What's your greatest fear?
6. Describe your style in 3-5 words?
7. What was the last thing that made you smile or laugh?
8. What's your favorite season?
9. Night owl or early bird?
10. What's your favorite color combination?
11. What is the most difficult part of the quilting process for you?
Passing it on to some wonderful bloggers:
Quilt, Cats, and Automobiles

Cats on My Quilts

My Yellow Farmhouse

Washboard Quilts

Ack! I've lost the rest of the list. It was here just a few minutes ago!
Once I find it, I will add it again. Wish me luck, this new laptop is very sneaky.
Some of these blogs I "follow" and some I have "joined" and I don't know the difference to be honest.
I still have SO much to learn about the blogging world.
I've experienced extreme technical difficulties with this post...
I just hope you can read it.

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I don't know the difference between following and joined either! Flying by the seat of my pants with the whole blogging thing! So fun to learn a few more details about you.:)

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  3. Hi Diane,
    How fun you tagged me. Not so long ago I was already tagged by Debbie (our old homestead) and answered a lot of questions. You can see the post on;

    By reading your random facts I can see we have a lot in common. Historical fiction? LOVE'M (I guess you know the books of Diane Gabaldon and Jean M. Auel?? My favorites EVER and re-read them often too!)
    For the questions you asked my answers here:
    1. Machine (due to arthroses in hands)
    2. Not much of a cook... rather make a sandwich than cook
    3. Mosaic, EQ-designing quilts, working with leather
    4. Went everywhere I wanted to go, but want to see more of the US
    5. Spiders and losing my hubby
    6. Big-boned tattood quilter in black....
    7. My furry babies, this afternoon
    8. Summer, summer, summer!!!! Can't get hot enough for my taste
    9. Neither. Late out and early in, but insomniac so mostly reading in bed.
    10. Black. Always with any other color
    11. Making choices. Any! But selecting fabrics is most difficult for me. Too much choices!!!!

    Hope you're satisfied with the answers, you can read more on my blog (nov. 5th 2012)

    1. Oh no! So sorry, I didn't know you had been tagged before. Thanks for taking the time to share. I love reading your answers, especially number 6! From our brief meeting I would have said something much more like...sweet, smiling, curious with a fabulous accent. So I LOVE your description! I always look forward to seeing what your kitties are up to!


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