Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Links in a Chain of Appreciation

Recently Summerset honored me with two awards:

This means a lot - especially from someone like Summerset, who is one of the most amazing fiber artists and bloggers that I know! :)

However, it is not my favorite gift from Summerset. My favorite is this postcard that she made for me - with design input from her children - to go in my cat-themed sewing room:

Probably no one appreciates hand-made gifts more than those of us who make them ourselves, and this postcard has a place of honor in my sewing room.

While the postcard was given with no strings attached, the awards come with some rules... Here they are:

1. Select 6 bloggers to whom you would like to give this award.

2. Put the award - prize on your blog and indicate who gave it to you by identifying her/his blog.

3. Paste these rules on your blog.

4. Write 6 of your most important values and 6 negative points you condemn.

Important Values:
  • People who are warm, loving and empathic;
  • People who have high standards for themselves - who are constantly learning and trying to improve;
  • People with a sense of humor and of joy;
  • People who appreciate the blessings in their lives and try to make the world a better place.
Negative Traits:
  • People who are arrogant, self-centered, and never satisfied.
5. Inform the 6 recipients by leaving a comment on their blog.

(Note: Rules 4 and 5 apply only to the second award.)

Selecting only six is difficult, as I try to keep up with over 100 (mostly sewing) blogs! But here are my picks - I've tried to avoid people who have received either of these awards recently and I've tried to select different people from last time (even though I still love all the blogs I picked last time!):
1. My friend and relative newcomer to the sewing and blogging world, Christine. She is in the process of transitioning her blog from here to here. If you get a chance, please stop by one of her sites and say Hi!.

2. Sigrid for her blog (here) AND the wonderful site of sewing tutorials that she maintains (here).

3. Suzi for her blog (here) AND the "Big List of Sewing Blogs" that she maintains for all of us (here).

4. Dawn for her blog (here) - if you've ever read this blog, you don't need me to explain why I selected it, and if you haven't read it - you are missing out! Run, don't walk... ;)

5. Meghan for her blog (here) - more inspiring sewing projects (and the fact that she includes photos of her cats doesn't hurt...) ;)

6. Kasey for her blog (here), which I have only recently discovered and am thoroughly enjoying!

For all of the rest of you wonderful bloggers out there - I'm sorry I couldn't pick all 118 of you! But this way it will be more fun to watch the awards travel around our community... ;)

Thanks again, Summerset!


Summerset said...

Wow - thank you for your kind compliments!