I was honored to be nominated by these amazing ladies: Katy @Katy Quilts, Carrie @The Zen Quilter, Lena @Quilt Art, Tish @Tish's Adventure in Wonderland, and Shannon @SF Designs.
There are rules for this party and we all know...Rules are Rules:
*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.
The hardest part of this is listing seven facts about myself! Yikes! I don't talk too much about myself, because frankly...I'm pretty boring! I'll give it a try, I'll dig deep, I'll do my best!
#1: First and foremost, I'm a klutz. I'm an accident waiting to happen. I bang into walls, trip over my own feet, have a love hate relationship with sharp objects (knives, rotary cutters). If I'm not burning myself with the iron, its the oven. Which explains why I hate cooking. I can lean on the counter and bang my head on the cupboard. If you tell me to watch out for 'that', 'that' will find me!
#2: It wasn't until late in life that I discovered I do have a creative bone in my body! Through quilting! Who would have thought? If it wasn't for my artistic and creative daughter, I may never have known. She was the one who taught me how to quilt, the one who dug out that creative buried bone inside me. I may not say it often enough, but I am so thankful that she forced me (kicking and screaming) to give it a go! There was a time in the yearly stages of my quilting where I would
demand ask her help on picking fabric/color, she was happy to give her opinion. Until one day she said told me to do what I think is best...use my judgement...go with your gut. It was tough love, but great advice!
#3. I really do not like silence. Not even one little bit. I go to sleep with the TV on, I wake up and turn the TV on. I don't actually watch it, I just like the constant noise. If the TV isn't on, I play music. If music isn't playing, I listen to podcasts. Having seven siblings, you can imagine the constant commotion, that may be why I don't like quiet! The only exception: if I'm on a beach!
#4. I love lime green! I don't know why that is. When I had to share a bedroom with my sister, she got to paint our room lime green and I hated it! I guess our taste changes with age.
#5. My favorite animal (besides my dog) is baby elephants. If I had a baby elephant I would name it Breezy.
#6. Coffee is my favorite drink. I could drink it all day long. Black, unless the Baileys Irish Cream spills in to it. Caffeine does not keep me awake!
#7. My take on modern quilting is I don't even know what that means!! Over the past year or two, I've come to the conclusion that my style is called 'quilting'! I may play with improv one day, solids the next. There will be days when old fashioned feed sack prints make a scene, or a traditional block gets a tweak for good measure. I can look at other peoples quilts with admiration instead of feeling like I don't measure up. There are still doubts, but I don't beat myself up over them any longer. I need to do me, you need to do you.
Blogging isn't easy these days. Many people have left the blogging community for the instant gratification of Instagram and the like. I'm not ready to give up on blogging, not even one little bit! It takes time, a lot of time, but it is so worth the extra mile we take every day!
With that, I'll nominate some of my favorite 'Lovely Blog Award' blogs!
Debbie @A Quilter's Table ~ Sign up for her news letter...it's always full of great stuff!
Michelle @From Bolt To Beauty
Bernie @Needle & Foot
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Teje @Nero's Post
Kaja @Sew Slowly
Karen @Leigh Laurel Studios