Saturday, March 10, 2012


I got an award! My friend Frauke, from Germany, was the source of this honor and appropriately so since the award originated in Germany, although I think it is all over the world now. Frauke writes a lively blog that is energized by her artwork as she fearlessly puts together colors and patterns that she somehow tweaks and rearranges into an integrated whole with a rhythm and a beauty all its own. And a cat or two might wander in as well.

The Leibster award is given by bloggers to exceptional blogs with fewer than 200 followers. For those who decide to accept the award, the Liebster Rules are:

  1.  Post about your win on your blog.
  2.  Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.
  3.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.
  4.  Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
  5.  Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. 
So here are my choices of blogs that deserve recognition:

Hillscreek Quilter because it's always interesting to see what Anya has come up with--sometimes it's an update on her getting-closer-to-being-finished Dear Jane quilt, sometimes a fascinating video she has discovered, sometimes just an insightful comment on the quilting life--or just life.

Hanging on by a Needle and Thread because Susan's blog, like her creations out of yarn or fabric, reflect her life, whether she is making a hat for a grandchild or an art quilt for a challenge group. Her dedication to making small quilts to be donated for Alzheimer's research is admirable.

Cotton Cellar because Kathy is a relative newcomer to the world of blogging and is an amazing font of creative ideas about how you can make something useful and beautiful out of a pile of fabric. She is also one of the most organized people I know. 

Ester Kiely because Ester has a fierce love all things Irish, particularly Irish textiles, and has worked hard to promote them and her own considerable talent as well as encourage other Irish artists and crafters.

Inside Outside Art because Regina is also somewhat new to blogging and her hand stitching just blows me away!

Whew! Those decisions were harder than I thought they would be.

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