Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Brillante Weblog Premio Award!

About a week ago, I got a lovely surprise e-mail from LynnS of Fiber Fantasies. I had never met her in blogland, but she had been reading my blog, and nominated me for the Brillante Weblog Premio award. Thanks, Lynn!

The rules for award acceptance are as follows:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Provide links of the nominated blogs on your own blog.
5. Leave a message at each blog you have nominated.

With my two grand-babies here and the trips to South Carolina and Asheville, it has taken me over a week to get around to working on my own nominations. And it has taken me all day to write up my nominations! I use Google Reader to keep up with a good number of blogs. It lists those which have been updated, and it is a quick click to see those. When I feel like visiting blogs, these are seven of my personal favorites.

Cleveland Girlie- Cathie Recca, a quilting friend from Raleigh, does beautiful fabric painting and thread-painting. She also loves music and art, has a beautiful house and garden, and by the way is a great cook.

Michelle's Stitch and Paint Spot- This blog is by Michelle Bonds, another Raleigh quilting friend. She not only quilts, but makes jewelry, curtains, journals, you name it...and often using household or found objects such as bottle caps and paper towels. And her nature photography is worthy of National Geographic!

Field Trips in Fiber- The very prolific Vicki Welsh has an informative blog about longarm quilting, fabric dying, making cosmetics such as soap and lotion, and organization. I would like to be half as organized...but, then, I don't like making lists! Vicki is from the Richmond, Virginia area, and does lots of volunteer quilting for Quilts of Valor. She also participates in many swaps, teaches at her LQS, and was the first person to leave a comment on my blog.

Feeling Simply Quilty- My son found this blog for me- Julie Brunner has a blog with a name that sounds familiar! Julie lives in Kentucky. She is a true inspiration to me as she helps her adult daughter go through cancer treatments. She has lots of links to tutorials for quilters, and a slide show of Paducah's 2008 quilt show.

Girl Gone Thread Wild- This one is a little different- a doll maker instead of a quilter. Monica Magness is the maker of the gorgeous Love Squared doll made from "inchies" sent in by many fiber artists. Check it out! It is to benefit the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Imagine, Create, Inspire- Fanny Narte is a fabulous blogger with daily postings of her artwork, and thoughtful, beautiful musings. She states on her blog, "When I started blogging in July of 2007, fiber art was my main focus.My intention was to take a year and explore the different art media available and select an area of focus. Since then, I've discovered online classes, mixed media, collages, ATCs, portraiture, Photoshop, felting, fabric paper and much more." I have enjoyed watching her discoveries!

Exuberant Color- I just mentioned Wanda Hanson's blog the other day when I wrote about the quilt give-away. I have now received my wall hanging, and it is just perfect. Wanda is a very prolific piecer and, guess what? She loves bright colors! She has offered several great tutorials on her blog.

Now, I have to post a comment on each blog to let them know they have been nominated. I hope to get that done before Lily wakes up from her nap! Here is a picture she took of herself:
Yes, having the grands here this week has turned my world upside down...but I love it! By the time the week is over, I will have figured out how to do this a little better. Oh, well.


Fannie said...

Hi, Jeanne. I am honored to receive this Weblog Award from you. Thank you for thinking of me.

Love the upside down photo. That's a great illustration of how I feel at times. I may use that idea on my blog sometime . . . maybe soon. ;-D


girlgonethreadwild said...

Jeanne..you're OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you for the award.. you DESERVE it! The kiddies are super fun and the quilties ARE FANTASTIC!

Thank you, thank you, thank you...

love & blessings to you, Monica :)

p.s. can you believe the start of the Love Squared drawing is just around the corner???

Cathie said...

Hi Jeanne. Thanks so much for the little award. I have vowed not to participate in those as you well know how time consuming they are -- and I need all the playtime I can get. Thanks again for thinking of me. You have placed me in "wonderful" company - Monica, Fannie, Michelle, etc. I am honored.