Sunday, February 17, 2013

Liebster Award from Pat

A great big Thank You goes over to Pat at Life in the Scrapatch for thinking my blog was worth reading and passing along to me the Liebster Award.
Last week I participated in the Hugs and Kisses Blog hop and met so many new bloggers to follow that offer great inspiration to help propel me forward in quilting and did break 1000 views and 25 followers -- so to me that was pretty great. Mostly because I didn't think that anyone would really read what I have to say except some of my fellow guild members and maybe other bloggers that I stumbled upon in this process of learning about blogging. I am touched by the kind words that I have received recently and hope to continue to meet many more great people to provide support and inspiration as we move through this journey.

The fun parts of the nomination includes
--- Telling 11 things about yourself
--- answer the questions posed to you be the nominator
--- choose other bloggers to nominate (must have under 200 followers)
--- create 11 questions for your nominees
--- once nominated link back to the blogger that nominated you so they can learn more about you.

Questions posed by Pat ---
1. What is your favorite color? -- Raspberry pink, My craft space is dripping in this color.
2. Would you rather walk on a warm sandy beach or hike on a high rocky mountain? -- I would rather be inside quilting or reading a book but I will go for Walk on the beach since I am not a great hiker.
3. What is your favorite season or time of the year? -- Spring, things are coming to life again and all the flowers are in bloom (again with the pink). The temperatures agree best with me even though I suffer from allergies during this time of year (which I also have in Winter and Fall) I'll take it over Summer which often gets to hot for my taste.

4. What have you taught others that you are most proud of? -- I teach people about themselves everyday in my line of work and that is a great thing to be proud of, I have worked as a drug rehab and mental health counselor and saying the right thing makes a big difference at times to create the desire to make a change in themselves.
5. Do you play or have you played a musical instrument? -- Nope, and as my mother would say "that child can't carry a tune in a bucket."
6. What was your favorite subject in school? -- English Literature
7. Do you still keep any of the books you read as a child? -- Indeed I do,when I was little my mother would always read me a story called Katie the Kitten and I had told my husband about it a few years back, so for my birthday he surprised me with a new old copy and it is one of the tings that is in my crafting space as a reminder of her.
8. What is your favorite tradition? -- new pajamas on Christmas Eve 9. Why do you blog? -- to log the progress that my quilting is making and gather inspiration from other quilters across the county.
10. Is there anything you would change in your life if you could repeat the past? You do not have to say what it is, just yes or no. -- The things that I would want to change I can not change because if I did I would not be the same person I am today. One example of this ----  My Husband and I had many times earlier in our lives that we could have met but some choice caused us to go in different directions, had I met him at another time we would not be married now because of the people that each of us was at the other possible meeting times.
11. Do you feel you have made the world a better place? -- This may sound conceited but Yes I do feel that I have made the world a better place, not the whole world but parts of it. I have helped people hooked on drugs to stop using and rebuild the person that they were before substance abuse, rebuilding damaged relationships and be able to regain a sense of self to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.

11 things about me
I am terrified of costumed creatures -- including the Chick-Fil-A cow and Easter Bunny
I have always lived in the triad region of North Carolina
 My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland
As a child I wanted to be a Marine Biologist 
 I can't swim and have panic attacks when I go in the water
I collect toys inspired by the 80's
I Love Star Wars
My mother was a great influence on my quilting, even though she couldn't stitch a button
I have been quilting periodically since I was 10 years old (that's 2/3 of my life)
My Kitties are the only children I will ever be able to have.
I have read all the Harry Potter and Twilight books at least 3 times

My Nominees ... (blogs I never miss)
Questions I pose for them
1. Biggest quilt inspiration?
2. Favorite spot to get away?
3. Why do you blog?
4. What is one thing from earlier in your life that you wish was still available today?
5. Favorite TV show
6. Favorite place to get fabric?
7. What are your thoughts on scraps?
8. Where do most of your quilts end up?
9. Favorite time of year?
10. What are you most proud of in your life?
11. What kind of quilting helper do you have?
OK this took a little longer than expected and is a lit of text but I promise the next blog will have more pictures. Let's have some fun with this -- If you have another question for me post it and I will consider answering it (most of them I will answer).
Happy Quilting.


  1. Thanks, Katie! It is nice to learn more about you. We blog for the same reasons. The Katie the Kitten book gift from your husband is so sweet. I do not think it is conceited at all for anyone to feel they have made the world a better place. I feel I have in whatever small ways I can. I see making the world a better place as an everyday opportunity and try to make decisions based upon this thought ... :) Pat

  2. Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award :-) It's very nice to know that my blog is one you never miss - I'm your newest follower! All the Best, Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts

  3. Thank you so very much. This put s big ole smile on my face today!! Thank you for thinking of me :)