Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I WON a Liebster Award!!!! and Oakhaven SAL Update

Thanks to Toni from Toni's Favourite Things who awarded me this award:

Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you

So here goes...

I have many blogs that I follow and enjoy, and the majority of them have had the award already, so I am trying not to double up.  I find everyone's blogs so inspiring that I don't want to offend anyone by not picking them so I thought I would chose blogs that haven't received the award.  I highly recommend looking at my blog roll and checking them out as I follow some really interesting and enjoyable blogs. 

1.  Agi from The World According to Agi 

         Agi does some wonderful projects but she is also a talented designer.

2.  Lana from A Joyful Stitcher

              Lana is working on a great wolf project

3.  Flossy from Flossy Bobbin

              Flossy is another stitcher who also designs

              I am just amazed at her projects!!!

5.  Claire from Cross Stitch Crazy Lady

              I have only just started following this blog but I love the designs she is stitching!!!

And now for the facts about me!!!!!!

1.  Although I have mentioned it, my other hobby is running.  I really love how it makes me feel, especially the mental benefits.  I mostly run half marathons and one day wish to have the nerve to run a full marathon!!!

2.  I have a masters degree in English Literature.  My favourite author at the moment is Jasper FForde, I am making my way through the Thursday Next series of books.

3.  My favourite T.V. show at the moment is the American show Psych.  I absolutely LOVE this show, I think it is hilarious!!!! I can't get it on my T.V. so I have to wait for the D.V.D.'s to be released.  The U.K. is so far behind (I think the U.S. are on series six) as only the first four series are available on D.V.D. and I have to wait (impatiently) till May until series five is released.

4.  I have a really eclectic taste in music but my favourite band is Snow Patrol.

5.  I am also working on a quilt.  I started this fifteen years ago but have not worked on it constantly.  When I started this I had no real idea of how to do it but just a love of fabric.  It is very simple, just made up of squares of fabric.  I have recently pulled it out again as I really want to finish it this soon.  I do have to hand stitch it though because it is of a kingsize size.  What is off putting about doing it though is that I have a much deeper knowledge of how to piece together a quilt now and it frustrates me the mistakes and the quality of the sewing that I started with!!!

Now for some stitching!!!!!

I have finished the March part of the Oakhaven 2012 SAL which seems to be made up of Cats and Dogs!!! It looks really cute!!!

I am almost halfway through the first page of Fractal bookmark 292 and hope to have a finish on that one by the end of next week.  I also hope to update tomorrow or Friday with the next part of The Great Escape as I am just waiting on some beads to complete it.

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!


  1. Congratulations on your Liebster Award!!!


  3. Everything looks good Donna. I can't run anymore. Torn meniscus in both knees, ouchie!! And btw, Alicia (The Crafty Princess) has won the award (are you ready for this?!?) six times. SIX!!! I love her blog too. She just posted an update a while ago so go check her out. Grats on the award too!!

  4. You're always welcome Donna! Really miss blogging and our exchanges of comments.