Friday, April 27, 2012

Two gifts in one week

In the past 5 days I've been truly spoilt and received two amazing gifts from a wonderful new friend.

Sarah, at Sarah Sews Quilting Blog, kindly awarded me the Liebster Award for my blog.  We met through blogging and through our mutual enrollment with the School of Stitched Textiles - Sarah doing her City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting, and myself doing the Embroidery Level 3, and now we have a lovely friendship where we chat about everything and all sorts, not just our C&G studies.  
The Liebster Award is a blog award, which apparently originated in Germany, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note, which is a wonderful way of introducing bloggers to your own favourite blogs.

The Liebster Convention says you must:-
1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her;
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog;
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs (with less than 200 followers) that you love;
4. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know;
5. Have faith that those award winners will spread the blog love.

For my own list of 5 favourite blogs, Sarah's would be one of them, but of course I can't pass the award back to her, but please do pop over and read her blog as its very enjoyable.

I would now like to send this award to the following 5 wonderful blog sites that I've been following for quite some time :
Louise at LouGardiner
Miriam at  77 Belle

And on top of all of this, yesterday I received a parcel in the post, once again from my lovely friend Sarah, and inside was the most wonderful hand made bag and a massive bar of chocolate, to congratulate me on completing my City and Guilds course after 7 long years. 
The bag was made by Sarah and is just delightful and a brilliant size for so many things - its fits a giant block of chocolate PERFECTLY!!  I'm going to use it to keep my mini scissors and needles in when I'm stitching in the evenings and shall think about Sarah each time I see it.  Thank you Sarah, its wonderful, and I will cherish it!

Isn't blogging a marvellous way to meet the most wonderful people?!


  1. It's truly well deserved Julie, and I hope you enjoy every mouthful of the 'British' Cadburys chocolate! Speak soon :-) xx

  2. Thank you so much Julie I am over the moon. I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Louise a couple of years ago in Jersey, she is a brilliant tutor. I have changed my email so it's no longer no reply I hope! Enjoy your Chocolate, I think you deserve it after all that hard work.

  3. Hey Julie!! Thank you so much for the award!! You so deserve yours too. I am now looking forward to seeing what you are up to now the C&G is over. Takes a while to adjust though doesn't it!!

    I tried several times to come over to say thank you yesterday but I couldn't make it stick. Just a glitchy day. I hope the chocolate was good.

  4. Well done, I love your blog, its so friendly and inspiring! and what a thoroughly good concept the award is and then gets passed along.