Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Wonderfulls

I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen by LynCC to receive a Liebster Award . You can see it here: (I think that's the post I'm supposed to link back to!)

The award is for blogs with less than 200 followers, and the recipient should pass the award on to 5 more bloggers... so here's my list. I must say that this was hard because I love reading all your blogs, and many of you are already way over the 200 followers mark (and a couple of my nominees are pretty darn close!) ... but these are 5 people who have been great friends and entertain me with their comments, their own blogs, and by email where they converse about all manner of crazy things!

In alphabetical order so there's no whiff of favouratism!
  • Archie The Wonder Dog for posts chock full off hexagons and super cute photos and a good dash of humour too! I look forward to Helen's updates and love chatting to her!
  • Bird Brains and Dog Tales is one of my newer followers and a close neighbour. I have never worked out what I'm supposed to do to follo a Wordpress blog, but maybe you can figure that one out and follow this lovely blog! I stop by regularly to catch up with the goings on!
  • Magpie Mimi for wit, style, creativity and determination, she's got the lot! You might discover some must-have things in her etsy shop too!
  • Narcoleptic in a Cupboard I know a lot of you follow Sarah already, but for those who don't, get on over and follow this blog because she lives in a place with no trees and a cute cat called Ellie ... and she sleeps a lot so knock on the cupboard door before entering! She's also got a stained glass quilt tutorial that you need to check out!
  • P.S. I Want to Quilt Too! is another newish follower who I've greatly enjoyed chatting too lately! I couldn't quite figure out how many followers there are, but a few more would be well deserved! Susan has given me lots of great tips on all kinds of quilting matters!

Liebster Conventions:
*Thank your award presenter on your blog {thanks Lyn!}
*Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award
*Copy and paste the award to your blog
*Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have fewer then 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized
*Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog

And in other news, I won another giveaway recently, thanks to #Talknt on Twitter, and a couple of days ago this lovely collection of hundreds of MODA prints and solids arrived. It's sure going to be a challenge keeping track of what's what, and I think I might need some kind of organisation to my quilt drawer .... rather than the chaotic heap that currently masquerades as my stash pile!

a photo of at least a dozen little parcels of various prints, including ones of buttons, shirts, and severl solids.

I'm unsure to whom I owe thanks for sending this lovely present, though everybody who sponsors the Twitter chat is fantastic and the fabric giveaways add greatly to what is already a superb community of quiltobsessives and sewaholics!

I'm also sporting a new haircut, but since it's exactly the same as my usual haircut I won't post a photo here! If anybody sees a photo they think the style would suit me, do share the link so I can suggest it next time I need a trim! (serious suggestions only please since I can't see what you're recommending and I don't want to end up with the comedy haircut from hell, no matter how funny that might seem! ... not that I don't trust you all and your whacky senses of humour or anything!!!!!!) :)


  1. OOoh congratulations on your award and your give away win.

  2. Nice blogs - I hadn't seen any before. :D

  3. Oooh Giles that's so tempting to send you a photo of vivien from the young ones.... Your moda prize is fantastic!! I want a list of whats there, that photo is tormenting me cos I can only identify a few of
    Congrats on your Leibster, and thank you very much for putting me in your top five :-)

  4. Damn, I could just see you with a pink mohawk as well... Anywho, congrats on the award and your win, have fun with it!

  5. Congratulations! I can't believe how lucky you are, have you bought a Lotto ticket yet??? hehe! ;) Thanks for the award! x

  6. I am with mohawk all the fashion forward. Or how about a mullet!!!

  7. Love all those charm packs (or are they mini charm packs?) - have fun with them! And thanks for the mention!

  8. Wow! Thanks for passing on the award to me. You sure are a very lucky guy. How do you win so many things?

    Here is some info I copied from another wordpress blog that should help you follow me:
    1. Go to
    2. Go to "Reading List"
    3. Go to "Blogs I'm Following"
    4. Click "Add"
    5. Then just paste my web address:

    I hope that helps so you don't miss out on my great posts or any other wordpress bloggers.


  9. Wow, what a great batch of charms! You are one lucky man with the winning!

  10. Boy are you ever lucky!!! Love the charm packs. Maybe I should try and stay up for Twitter Chat. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award - this is appreciated so much I just can't tell you.

    Lots of Love
    Patti (also known as Susan) xxx