I had some lovely, beautiful days recently thanks to my fellow bloggers. I received word that Agujas was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger and One Lovely Blog Awards. Thank you to Deep in the Heart of Textiles (a fellow Texan) and Woolhogs (love their logo) for the happy news!
The rules for the awards are: (1) Add the award to your blog; (2) Thank the blogger who gave it to you; (3) Mention seven random things about yourself; (4) List the rules; (5) Nominate 15 (Beautiful) / 7 (Lovely) bloggers; and (6) Inform the nominees by leaving a comment on their blogs.
So, here are seven more random things about me:
- I had two precious dogs several years ago named Tequila and Vodka.
- If I had a pet now, it would be a Scottish Terrier and I would call him Scotch.
- I often wonder why so many knitters and crocheters have cats.
- I am allergic to cats.
- I majored in British & American Literature in college.
- One of my favorite writers is Milton.
- I can recite (most of) “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe.
Now for the best part – passing on the award. I love discovering new blogs by visiting the sites of other nominees (which, of course, is the whole point).
And the nominees are …
Irenic.Art – I could look at the photos of her handspun yarn all day. They are like works of art. She sometimes berates herself when she’s not pleased with how colors came out (I usually like those the best) and I love her story about saving a hummingbird from unknowingly committing suicide.
Warp and Woof Knitting – Besides being drawn to this blog by the knitting, I also enjoy the nature shots and the whole zen Buddhist philosophy. Oh, and I like Sunshine’s drawings.
Tales of Twisted Fibers – I really like the crochet handbags. They have a very modern look.
Fattoria Fiberworks – I love that she built her own loom and weaves as a form of meditation.
Button Beautiful – I think her crochet blankets and toys deserve an award.
Ten more to come at a later date.
New! Angry Pear – That darn pear makes me laugh. A wonderful series of drawings about an angry piece of fruit.
Soulshine Traveler – Amazing pictures, fantastic locations, and helping others.
El Bueno, El Feo Y El Malo – A picture a day from Aragón and Spain.
Hungry Sofia – Beautiful pictures of food that looks scrumptious.
The Blue Hour – A photo blog. One of my favorite posts is L.A. Cabin Living – what a wonderful place to escape and reflect in.
Live Simply, Travel Lightly – I love this traveler’s spirit of adventure.
This aMACEing Life – Photos from U.S. cities visited by this couple who happen to be on tour with the Broadway show “Wicked.”
The House of Archetype – Lovely artwork and collages accompanied by a poetic sort of prose.
I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do.
19 thoughts on “Lovely, Beautiful”
The Raven sounds like good inspiration for a pattern of some kind.
Maybe one of those designs where you can see the image only from certain angles!
That’s just spooky!
I was just thinking that The Raven sounded like a good excuse to incorporate some of those crazy feather yarns I’ve been seeing in the shops. Or something in a lacy feather pattern with jet beads.
Thank you so much for nominating my blog and congratulations on being nominated in the first place 🙂
You are quite welcome. I enjoy reading your posts.
Thanks : )
Thank you very much for the award! What a surprise. I am working on a post about it, but it may take a day or two. I’m (almost!) speechless. Thanks!
So glad to pass it on to such a great blog. I enjoy your posts.
Congrats! Lol at your dogs names! Hilarious!
I had the dogs before the kid and didn’t think through the implications. “What did you do this weekend?” My son’s response – “I played with Tequila and Vodka.” (sigh)
Thank you so much for the nomination! I am so excited to see all of the blogs you also named! It might take me a few days to pass on the nomination, so please forgive me! Thank you Thank you -Glad you like my blog and this is a great inspiration to keep going with it!
You are very welcome. I really enjoy your blog – the pics and the stories.
Congratulations! Well deserved.
Congrats! And thank you so much for nominating me!
You are very welcome.
Thank-you ever so much for this award it means very much to me.
I’m so glad. I love your blog with your interesting collages. I look forward to your next post.