Last week I was nominated for two blog awards (awwww) and I decided to pop them both in the one post… so be prepared to update your blog reader subscriptions!

It’s so nice for someone to nominate you for a blog award, after all we all sit typing away in our little homes all around the world and it’s amazing to think that we connect with so many people in so many different ways. I sometimes wonder if my little random thoughts, views, projects and ideas might just fly off my fingers, onto my keyboard and disappear forever. However there are people out there, reading and connecting – it’s quite amazing isn’t it?

I always find these posts fascinating on other blogs – as I invariably end up adding yet more blogs to my blog reader, which is the point of them – but it is always fun to discover another blog, another person, another unique outlook on life.


Last week Boomdeeadda nominated me for The Lovely Blogger Award. She writes lovely frequent posts about her home town, art, retro stuff, lovely blog!

Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to him/her in your post.

  1. Share 7 things about yourself.
  2. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire.
  3. Leave a comment on each of these blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

7 things about me… hardly fascinating but here you go…

  1. I was once a craft magazine editor. I can patchwork, quilt, make teddy bears (the sort with moveable legs and sculpted faces), folk art, embroider, knit, crochet – you name it really… I’m a confirmed lifetime crafting tragic.
  2. As a child, I played the recorder, clarinet, trumpet, cornet (my favourite), flirted with the tenor horn, kinda played the piano (self taught) and sang.
  3. Despite all of the above, I really wish I could play the guitar.
  4. My husband is nearly 14 inches taller than me.
  5. My personality type is ENTJ. I was in complete denial and took the test twice… maybe three… apparently the test is right 1) bogus or 2) completely correct. You have been warned 🙂
  6. To finish off the personality types, I am a triple whammy… I’m also a Scorpio and was born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. I’m not a big believer in horoscopes but those that are will probably have already backed away and started running. *sigh* I cracked 130 blog followers last week… looks like I’m in for a plummet in subscribers…
  7. I can’t stand the smell or taste of tuna. Walnuts also make my skin crawl – not in an allergic way – I just can’t stand the taste. Yup, I’m weird.

15 Lovely Blogs (I found it very hard to pick 15 – I wanted to put everybody up as I love every blog I read!). So I decided to share Aussie blogs as we have a much smaller sewing community so it’s nice to connect up with each other and the rest of the world… hello to my Aussie mates…

  1. Sew Squirrel: Sarah also has a fledging business which has totally enabled me to sew indie patterns without massive shipping costs! Love!
  2. Suzy Bee Sews – a pants-making machine until lately when she got bitten by the bra-making bug.
  3. Bimble & Pimble – HILARIOUS
  4. All the Whimsical Things – sweetiepie and gorgeous dresses
  5. Seamstress poppykettle – amazing FOs
  6. My Messings – stitcher/knitter/gardener – and Social Sewing Day organiser
  7. Bella’s Collectanea of Sewing – another Melbourne stitcher/blogger – is there something in the water down there?
  8. ScaredStitchless: great nerdy sewing humour!
  9. Sew {MM}: A SAHM and stitcher!
  10. Rocket Sews: tucked away in Tassie – where I was recently!
  11. Busy Lizzie in Brissy
  12. Tropical Threads
  13. Zo Sews
  14. Sew Brunswick
  15. Pretty Grievances Anne is not an Aussie but I think her sense of humour qualifies her as an honorary Aussie. G’day Anne 🙂

There are more Aussies out there (including our rock stars of the Aussie Sewing Blog World – theperfectnose, 3HoursPast & Handmade by Carolyn (when I grow up I wanna be a clever and stylish as Carolyn) but I think everyone knows who they are!


Kim-ing nominated me for the Libester Blog Award – thanks Kim! Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging.

Kim is a great blogger and her output is prolific! She’s recently stitched up a bombshell and three Banksias!! And she also taken our her crochet hook again…

Here are the Liebster Blog Award Rules

1. Add the award icon to your blog! Done, on this post, I need to figure out the sidebar thing… one day when I have 5 spare minutes…

2. Link to your nominator to say „thank you“ –Thank you Kim! Your posts and comments always make me smile!

3. Nominate 5 blogger with less than 200 followers. – It’s very tricky to tell which blogs have less than 200 followers. You can look it up on Google Reader but this doesn’t give a true picture of the actual numbers. Mine is much higher than Reader suggests. So I think I’ve chosen some smaller bloggers who I really enjoy both as commenters and bloggers who I think more people should follow… you can never have too many nice people in your life, real or virtual…

  1. The Very Best Jumper: thoughtful posts
  2. Sylkotwist: Lovely, just lovely.
  3. Mystitchnbitch – a cool gal.
  4. Almondrock – lovely Twitter friend 🙂
  5. Crafting a Rainbow: a sweetheart
  6. MariaDenmark – Wool & Weeds: I really admire people who follow their dreams and Maria of Denmark is one of them!

oops that’s six (but I just has to fit in Maria somehow!). Oh well!

Sorry if you weren’t included maybe but I need to be nominated for a Blog Award where I can include 100 people – because you are all fabulous (and you Rachel 3>;;). And if you aren’t in the above list – shout out in the comments – that’s how I discover new blogs 🙂

BTW if you haven’t heard from me in your blog posts lately…. I updated my iPhone software – worst decision ever. I can’t comment on anything other than WordPress blogs via my WordPress app. So I have to sit at a computer – I can’t do that at work so I end up starting at 9pm and that’s too late. Sorry peeps, I will get it sorted out soon.

And to be honest, life has been really tough lately and I’ve felt rather introverted despite my clearly terminal ENTJ personality diagnosis. I love people, but some people make me feel sad and disappointed in humanity 😦

When I am feeling cheerier and can write some more in my usual nonense style… I got some awesome parcels in the mail this week. You know who you are – thank you!