Monday, April 23, 2012

This just in....

My quilter friend Rosemary at The Knitting Quilter kindly nominated my blog for a "Liebster" Award.   I'm not sure where or when this award began, but the story that goes with it is this:

The Liebster (German word meaning "favorite") award is given to recognize your favorite blogs with less than 200 followers so that they may be discovered by new readers.  When one recieves the award they are supposed to do the following:

     1.  Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
     2.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.
     3.  Present the Liebster award to 5 other blogs that you think deserve recognition.
     4.  Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
     5. Have faith that your nominees will continue to spread the love.

Okay, number 1 is easy.  Thanks very much, Rosemary!  I appreciate the thought, and am so happy to have you as a friend.

Number 2.  Also easy.  See "Leibster Blog" image above. Done.

Number 3.  Now it gets a little bit hard.  I read tons of blogs.  In my opinion, they all deserve an award.  I tried to come up with 5 blogs who could use some new readers, who blog fairly regularly, and who haven't already recieved a Leibster award.  So here  they are, in no particular order:

Carol at Quilt Fever.  I found Carol's blog when she and I were both making Kaleidoscope blocks, and have continued to enjoy her boundless creativity and style.

Susan at Starwood Quilter.  Susan has the been the lucky recipient of her grandmother's diaries and she shares excerpts from the diaries along with a quilt block that ties in.  Fascinating to read.

Jenny at Jenny's Doodling Needle  Jenny is a longarm quilter from Washington who shares pictures of her exquisite custom quilting.

Deanna at Wedding Dress Blue shares her progress as she makes beautiful scrappy quilts and is kind enough to post tutorials too.

JoAnne at The Patriotic Quilter is a military wife and a thoughtful quilter who makes (and finishes!) beautiful quilts.

Whew!  That was hard.  I hope I have introduced you to some new quilters who are generous enough to share their talents through their blogs.

Now I am off to complete step number 4!  Oh, and for step number 5...this isn't a chain letter so don't feel any obligation. 

-Auntie Em

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