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Sunday, 21 February 2010

A double honour!!

You know how you get so terribly behind when you are out of the running for a couple of months or so?? Now that is what happened to me.....

I haven't been keeping up with the blog reading when I was ill, and so I never saw (and never commented) when I was awarded the beautiful blogger award by Lauranie ! (from the lovely blog 'This is sew my life'). Thank you so much Lauranie, it was so lovely of you to think of me and it sure was a surprise still when I discovered it even though I did so really late!!!

Then.. to my surprise I was awarded the same beautiful blogger award by Terri from 'Quilternity's Place' !! Thank you Terri!! I am thrilled she also thought I deserved the award! You know how you write posts and blog along but don't really know how it is all received? It is so wonderful to know that your blog is actually appreciated and the things you write about are of interest to others!

Thank you so much Terri and Lauranie, I am truly honoured to accept the award and will try to fullfill the conditions (which are underneath..)

I got them on here by cutting and pasting from Terri's blog but have been trying and trying to get the button in the sidebar (as I did with the DQS8 button and failed!) It is strange as I tried to do the same as I did for the other buttons but it is not working! Any advice would be very welcome!!

Here is the lovely button and here are the rules...

To accept this award, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award. Thank you, Lauranie and Terri!
2. Paste the award on your blog (see above)
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell 7 interesting things about yourself (see below)
5. Nominate 7 or 8 blogs (see below)
6. Post links to those 7 blogs (see below)

Ok.. I have done 1,2,and 3. Now on to 4.

Mmmmm.... 7 interesting things about myself.... that is a hard one... I will try and find some facts not many of you know...(not sure whether they are interesting!)

1) I was born in Holland although I have lived all my adult life in Britain
2) English is my first language (even though Dutch my mother tongue) and I think and dream in English!
3) My favourite colour is turquoise
4) I started quilting in 2009, although I had a false start in 2004 when I had to stop after 3 months ...
5) I am normally quilting from patterns and I don't trust my creativity enough to 'just go and see what happens'... so I was quite scared doing DQS8, but I am happy I was forced to take the plunge!
6) I have always wanted to learn to play the piano, but every time I start, something else takes my time and I still haven't done it... it's on my list!!
7) I love photographing things but never got further than 'automatic setting' and 'click that button'... frustrating at times when I 'see' in my minds eye what I want the photo to look like but when due to not putting the right settings in (maybe I will learn that too one day) it doesn't come out quite like I imagined...

Rest me to nominate 7 (ish...) blogs (so many lovely blogs... hard to choose!!) and link to them. Here are some wonderful blogs I follow (in alphabetical order of blog) and certainly deserve to be put in the spotlight !! :

1) Jo @ Bearpaw blog
2) Greta @ Because I sew so
3) Cathy @ Cabbage Quilts
4) Tia @ Campfollower blog
5) Dolores @ Deeroo designs
6) Susan @ Flossieblossoms
7) Leslie @ Girl from tulsa
8) Karen @ Karenscosmos
9) Lisa @ Life at the blackbear cabin
10) Bia @ Maria Retalho
11) Dana @ Old Red Barn Co
12) Catherine @ The Sewing Attic
13) Evelyn @ Use the Loot

Last but not least a message to my nominees...

I love all your blogs and wanted to give you this award because I so love reading them. Please feel free to put the button on your blog (if you can manage) but don't feel obliged to answer questions or nominate others if you don't want to.

I have given you the award because I think you blogs are great and I think you deserve them.. not to ask you to do things you might not want to do. I realize not everyone likes awards.. If you don't just ignore it!


Terrie Sandelin said...

You really do have an absolutely beautiful blog -- you so deserve these awards. Congratulations!!

Molly said...

Very nice and you deserve it! You have given me a lot of advice and encouragement and I think you have a beautiful blog and a beautiful heart.

Bia Cardeal said...

Oh Guite! Thank you for including my blog on your list! Well, now I try to do what it takes! Can I include you in my list? Heheeh! It was fun!
Kisses and affection,


the Campfollower said...

Wow, thanks for nominating me Margurite! That is too sweet. I hope you are feeling better.

Catherine said...

Thank you for nominating me Marguerite!! Very cool and you so deserve your double nominations. I shall work on my part of this award in the next couple of days. I enjoyed reading the random things about you too.

yarnivorous said...

How lovely to get such an award twice! :-)

Greta said...

Congrats! I can't believe you picked me. I didn't even think anyone read my blog. What a nice treat!

dolores said...

MARRRRGGGGGG....congrats to you girlie!! You truly do have a beautiful blog...just like YOU!:)

AWWWE...and thanks for nominating me...that was so incredibly sweet of you!!

myBearpaw said...

Wow! Thanks so much for nominating me! And well done for your 2 awards - you definately deserve them - your blogs is always so readable, interesting and inspiring! I will start making a list of 'interesting things' about myself right now!

karen said...

Thanks Marguerite for nominating me. That was very nice of you! I was working on a blog post last night and see now that somehow I posted it when I meant to save it so I need to go back and fix a few things - still learning the techniques on posting links. BTW my favourite colour is aquamarine - that is just a lighter version of turquoise isn't it?

leslie said...

thank you my dear sweet friend from across the pond. we have been through a lot together? how do you go to the doctor together across the ocean...but by gosh, we did! your blog is awesome and i love, love love your russian doll. she is the dearest thing.
okay...i think i can help you with your button but it could take some time...hehehe. i will email you directions and see if it works.
thanks marg! you deserve good things. karma needs to move your way!

Susan said...

Marg, you are such a lovely lady and it really shines thru in your blog and the lovely responses that you send out when someone comments. So I am not at all surprised that you were nominated not just once but TWICE! What an honor for you, but so well deserved!

And THANK YOU for nominating me in return! I'll try to do you proud. :)

(((((Sweet lady)))))

Micki said...

You deserve the award! Congrats to you!

Evelyn said...

Thanks so much for including my blog in your list! You're such a dear, and I loved reading your 7 things. I'll try to follow up on my blog soon - I'm so far behind at the moment!

black bear cabin said...

thank you for the flattering award...its always nice to know someone enjoys stopping by and sharing in my simple life :) hugs!