One Year Anniversary, and One Lovely Blog Award

P’raps you’ve heard of this or seen it floating around the interwebs? It’s a little thing called the “One Lovely Blog Award.” It works pretty much like a chain letter but I think the sentiment is still nice.

And since today marks one whole year of this blogging endeavour, what better way to mark the occasion than with an award?

Lisa of Sunlight in Winter Quilts has been kind enough to nominate me (me!) for this. It doesn’t come with a statuette or a purse of any size but I’m really touched that someone likes my blog enough to nominate me. I don’t know how Lisa found my blog in the first place but she is one of my most frequent commenters. Thank you Lisa for thinking of me.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog. done
  • List the rules. you’re here now
  • Display the image of the award on your post. see above
  • List seven facts about yourself. see below
  • Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them to let them know you have nominated them. that’s way at the bottom, after all the embarrassing stuff about me


Here are 7 facts about me:

  1. I’m short. I climb on counters to reach stuff.
  2. I love all the colours all the time.
  3. I chopped off the tip of my thumb with a rotary cutter almost two years ago.
  4. I’ve had waist length hair twice and have also shaved my head down to the shortest stubble. And I’ve had green, blue, purple, yellow, and glow in the dark hair.
  5. A scrap isn’t a scrap unless it’s smaller than 5″ square. Everything bigger is yardage.
  6. I have never drunk a cup of coffee. Tea for me!
  7. I learned to sew on an industrial machine. After that domestics seemed so slow.

Now that you know a bit more about me I’m supposed to nominate some other bloggers for the award. I went through my list of blogs I read and chose these ones. I chose people whose art I like and people who post frequently or semi frequently.

Cynthia @Cynthia Frenette (I’ve never met Cynthia but she started a MQG branch in her city as did I so there’s that, and she’s an amazing artist/quilter/designer/etc/etc.)

Gail @I Think Sew (I like Gail’s quilts and her attitude to life.)

Lynn @Buttons Quilts (Lynn and I are in a year-long, country-wide mini charm swap group together. She has an amazing stash.)

Marla @Penny Lane (Marla and I live in different countries but we can almost see each other’s houses.)

Mary Fons @Papergirl (needs no introduction. She has no idea who I am.)

Monika @My Sweet Prairie (we’ve mailed back and forth a couple of times. AMAZING stitched artist.)

Netta @My Colour Queue (Netta’s my friend in real life and I encouraged her to start her blog!)

I know Mary Fons and maybe a couple of the others don’t need the referrals from tiny old me but I do like reading their adventures and the art they make and I admire them. So they’re included for that reason. My taste might differ from yours but I do hope you’ll check some of them out.

Thanks again Lisa, and here’s to the next year of Handwrought Quilts.

6 thoughts on “One Year Anniversary, and One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Happy Blogiversary! One of the things I admire about your blog is how frequently you post and let us readers know what is happening in your world. I also appreciate the way your “voice” shines through in your writing. Here’s to another great year!


  2. A very Happy Blogiversay. I subscribe to your blog by email. I’m just not a commenter type but I especially love the red pinwheel black from a while back. And I admire your courage to put your creative self out there. So I’ll keep reading and wTching your progress. Katie S.


  3. Sorry…this post escaped me until now. I found you on the new bloggers blog hop. I participated last year and made sure to visit everyone this year. I like your sense of humour and the fact that you are a Canadian like me.


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