Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Day Filled With Sunshine

It is a gorgeous day here in Iowa - finally - the snow is almost all melted away and signs of spring are just starting to pop up! I took a much needed break from my office today to take Simba to the groomer and do a little shopping....even the quilt shop is full of new springtime fabric.

So, with all these signs of spring, it is the perfect day to share my new blog award...fittingly titled "The Sunshine Blog Award" (I know, it's crazy - two blog awards in one month - I am a bit shocked). This award was given to me by one of the most creative and talented people I have had the chance to meet online - Tommye at I'd Rather Be Stitching....and if you haven't visited her blog, you should make the time to visit! I am told this award is for bloggers who inspire others with positivity and creativity. The rules for accepting the award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post. (check)
2. Pass the award to 12 bloggers. (check)
3. Link the nominees within your post. (check)
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog. (check)
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award. (check)

So, here are my twelve nominees (in alphabetical order)...all of who are positive and creative with their blog posts...all of whom inspire me!
  1. A Shenandoah Sampler
  2. A Stitchers Ramblings
  3. Always Smiling
  4. Annie Bebop's Coloring Book
  5. Bronny's Bits
  6. Cathryn's Place
  7. Chris Cross Corner
  8. Crazy Purple Mom
  9. I Stitch Therefore I Am
  10. I'll Be Perfect In My Next Life...
  11. Little Village Naturals
  12. Needle In A Haystack Designs

I hope you are enjoying sunshine today, as well...take a little time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you!


  1. Congratulations on another award! You deserve it for sure!

  2. I'm so flattered and thrilled that you would think of me! Thank you so much---you must have known intuitively that I needed a little sunshine in my neck of the woods today! And I agree with the above comment--You certainly deserve the award in the first place. You are one of the most kind and uplifting people in the blogosphere, and an inspiration!

  3. Thank you so much for giving me a Sunshine Award & the kind words. It is brightening up my blog as we speak! :)

    Congratulations on your award! You brought sunshine to my day & my blog, you are deserving not only of the award but of a great big hug!

  4. Thank you so much for the blog award! I have not been posting as much as I would like to, nor reading others' blogs, lots going on personally and professionally. So, this award means very, very much to me! Thank you!

  5. I am honored to receive an award from you. Thank you and thanks for the nice comment. I love reading your blog and have discovered so many good ideas from your crafting. Plus I like keep up with your newest x-stitch designs here.

  6. Omgosh you have given me an award, thank you so much, it is just what I needed to lift my spirits.
    I shall post it on my blog early next week so I can sort out who I shall pass it on to!
    I love all your designs and already have another one in mind to stitch..
    Happy stitching.
    Chris x