September 19, 2016

One Lovely Blog Award

I recently received a nice email from Dawn of First Light Designs nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. And what might you ask is this award all about? Well, it's a clever way to spread a bit of quilty love around and get to know some bloggers just a little better.

Dawn often leaves comments on my blog or IG and every time I see her photo I do a double take because she looks a lot like my sister-in-law. Turns out Dawn is a twin but I think she must have been from a set of triplets. Do hop over to First Light Designs and learn a little more about Dawn and take a look at her lovely quilts. Thanks for the nomination Dawn!

So here's how One Lovely Blog Award works . . .

The rules:
Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
List the rules.
Display the award image on my post.
List 7 facts about myself.
Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the award and notify them they've been nominated.

My seven facts . . .
  1. I'm a small town girl all the way. Grew up in Indiana farm country, pop. 2000.
  2. I'm an only child and am more than a bit jealous of those of you who have siblings.
  3. Perhaps because of #2, I'm happy spending time alone, quietly in my studio.
  4. I'm a collector of pretty things from flea markets and thrift stores. Colored glass vases. Fruit, flower and leaf dishes. Lacy things. Too much stuff. Trying to pair down and simplify.
  5. I don't like to cook but since my family needs to eat I do my best. 
  6. I'm a huge fan of Les Miserables and love to sing along. 
  7. I can't carry a tune. At all. Not even Happy Birthday. But I'd still wish you a Happy Birthday and maybe sing along.   : ) 
If you'd like to know even more about me, check out my Around the World Blog Hop post where I share more about my process and work. Also take a peek at my Color Inspiration series to get a glimpse of how I see color in my world. And you can see where I work in these various posts about my studio.

Now, on to my nominations. There are so many wonderful blogs out there. Instagram may have made posting quick and easy, but I still love getting to know people more through their blogs. Reading about their process. Seeing more of what they're working on in detail. The following blogs are ones I've always enjoyed. Three of them I've had the pleasure of meeting in real life. The other two I'd love to meet sometime. One way or another we all share something in common. I value their work, their stories, their words of encouragement and their quilty friendships. For these reasons I'm nominating for the One Lovely Blog Award . . . 
  • Cindy of Live A Colorful Life, the first blogger to really reach out to me. So very grateful for the real life connection and friendship we've made.
  • Elizabeth of OPQuilt, another blogger I am so happy to call a friend. She's a great quilty cheerleader and does wonderful causal quilt-alongs.
  • Linda of Flourishing Palms, a fabulous machine quilter and ever so supportive online friend.
  • Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation, a lover of large scale prints and a very talented pattern designer. 
  • Maureen of Mystic Quilter, a fellow Kaffe fan way down in New Zealand. I love connecting with people far and wide that share a love of quilting.

I do hope you've enjoyed learning a tad more about me and hope you'll hop around to meet the others too. I don't know who started this idea but it's a fun way to get to know more bloggers. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. How nice of you to include me and my blog in your nominations, Anne. You're so nice, and pretty, and uber-talented. My gosh, just look at that space in which you create! No wonder you turn out such beautiful creations! Looks like your space could handle a quilting friend just fine. :-) I'm very happy we had a chance to meet in person at QuiltCon Austin, though our time together was way too brief. Having an online friendship with you makes blogging all the more special. Thank you!

  2. Nice to read a bit more about you. I love the gorgeous glass in your studio.

  3. How fun to get to read a bit more about you. And now, I need to go read about a couple of the bloggers you nominated. I know the rest of them and enjoy their blogs.

  4. Anne, enjoyed the tidbits about you. Your studio is beautiful with your treasures and fabric in color order. Well deserved award!

  5. This is such a fun blog award to pass around. I really enjoyed knowing more about you and as Paige said above, your studio is just a feast for my eyes. :)

  6. Even after following you for a couple of years, Anne, I learned new things about you. And now you've introduced me to other quilters/bloggers I didn't know about. The quilting universe expands! PS Your sewing studio is fabulous!!

  7. Love your studio with its bright and heerful colors.

  8. It was nice to know a little more about you. The glass collection in your studio is amazing!


  9. Thank you for my lovely award and I'll put my thinking cap on as to who I'd like to pass it long to. I learned some new things about you, even though I've known you for a few years, and of course--like everyone else--I'm jealous of your creative space!


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