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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

THE LIEBSTER AWARD



I am just thrilled to accept my nomination from Jemma at Jemma At Home for the Liebster award. This award is to honor and encourage upcoming bloggers who have less that 200 followers. Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, pleasant, welcoming, enduring, valued and lovely.
I used this list when I was looking at blogs that I would like to nominate. I will list my nominations at the end of my post.

First, here are the rules. If you want to accept the Liebster Award, you just work your way through the rules and questions and post your nominations! Of course, there are pros and cons about accepting awards. If you wish not to accept my nomination, I will understand and still enjoy your blog!

RULES:

1- Post 11 random facts about yourself
2-Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set up for you. Then create your own 11 questions for your chosen bloggers
3-Choose 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers to pass on the Liebster Award to and link them to your post
4-Make sure you visit each blog and let them know about your nomination
   (It is helpful to offer to answer any questions they may have)
5-No tag backs

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:

1.  I absolutely love fall!
2.  I am scared to death of snakes
3.  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
4.  Oh, to be tall
5.  I would love to have curly hair
6.  I wish I had the patience to be a fiber conservator
7.  I love to iron
8.  I have a respectful fear of water-I can't swim
9.  The fresh raspberry season is NEVER long enough
10. A European tour...sigh,long,want, dream
11. I want to learn the art of hand quilting

JEMMA'S QUESTIONS and MY ANSWERS:

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
    I have to go with lavender! I find it really calming and it brings back all kinds of wonderful
    memories. I plant more lavender every year in my garden. Love lavender soap. I always
    laugh because my daughter Gina says I overdosed her on it when she was little!

2. IF YOU COULD INVITE ANYONE TO LUNCH, WHO WOULD IT BE?
    In dreamland, it would be the Queen of England. How fun would that be to chat with her about her
    long career, her family, the monarchy and just all the questions about her relatives!
    In real life, it would be my dearest friend LaVonne who lives in Montana. I haven't seen her for
    almost a year now and I am missing her!

3. LIVE PLANTS OR SILK?
    I'm quite good with live plants in my garden, but I am a failure with inside plants. I just don't get the
    sun and water thing right. I love silk flowers and plants in the house. Don't you just love that you can
    bend their little stems and adjust them just so? I guess maybe I'm a farmer and not a florist!

4. HEELS OR FLATS?
    I'm certainly short enough for heels, but I am not graceful. I stopped wearing heels when I feel down
    a flight of stairs with my first born in my arms. We were both just fine, but that was it for me!

5. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A YARD OF BURLAP?
     I know burlap is in again, as I've seen it at the craft stores in all forms. I would probably sew little
     sacks or bags and fill them with treats for my friends in fall. I'd tie them up with bright fall ribbons.

6. WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST TAKE AWAY FROM BLOGGING?
     I would say my favorite thing about blogging that has also been quite a surprise to me, is all the
     friends I have made-and continue to make. It's fun to connect or just click with certain people via
     blogging. Blogging takes me to other parts of the USA and the world and has just expanded my
     world in so many ways. I cannot imagine ever being bored when you are a blogger. I have been
     blessed with support when I am down and blessed with friends to share JOY and happiness when
     it comes my way. I'm sure most bloggers would agree with me on this one.

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
     Victoria BC Canada! Jim and I went there on our honeymoon and have returned for many special
     anniversaries and just visits. It is magical to me. When I just close my eyes, I am flooded with the
     the dearest of memories...The Empress, tea time, ferry boat rides, dinners, walks along the harbor,
     the museums, antiquing, sunshine, Burtchart Gardens, flowers and summer! How have 40 years
     slipped away so quickly? We are hoping for a visit on our 40th this August.

8. FAVORITE PAINT COLOR FOR YOUR KITCHEN
    I have never had painted walls in my kitchen! We have lived here for 36 years and I have always had
    wallpaper on the walls. It's a tiny kitchen and I love wallpaper. I did have blue tones and now I have
    browns with a coordinating tea time boarder running through the center.

9. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH TWO PIECES OF UNCLAIMED WOOD?
   I would probably make something for my garden in the summer...a planter or use it as decoration. If I
   found it in the winter and it was cold outside, I might just throw it in my woodstove!

10. MILD OR SPICY FOOD?
    I can't handle food that is too spicy. I do like Thai and Mexican but it can't be too hot. I do enjoy
    seasoning and flavor, so I wouldn't say I really like mild food either.

11. COOL TONES OR WARM?
    I wear the cool tones much better with my pale coloring and most of my house is decorated in cool
    tones but I do love those warm tones especially in the fall!

MY 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT BLOGGER NOMINATIONS:

1. A GOOD BOOK OR A GOOD MOVIE?
2. DO YOU LIKE TO STAY IN A B&B OR A HOTEL?
3. BRIGHTS OR PASTELS?
4.WILL YOU BE PLANTING A VEGGIE GARDEN OR A FLOWER GARDEN?
5. COFFEE OR TEA?
6. WHAT KIND OF COOKING CLASS WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE FOR FUN?
7. WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE...VICTORIAN, PRIMITIVE, MID CENTURY OR
    CONTEMPORARY?
8. DO YOU ENJOY A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY OR A DAY IN THE CITY?
9. DO YOU EVER SHOP AT THRIFT STORES?
10. WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WENT ON A PICNIC?
11. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU A FRUITCAKE AT
     CHRISTMAS?

11 BLOGGER NOMINATIONS:

1.  The Grand Lady
2.  Foxtales
3.  Lady B's Time for Tea
4.  Simply
5.  Vintage Texan
6.  Betty@Southern Grace
7.  A Little Bit of Everything
8.  Mrs. Witherspoon's Open Diary
9.  Rose Cottage
10. Tea and Simplicity
11. By Light of Moon

These are just lovely blogs that I enjoy...some are old friends and some are new friends. Please stop by and take a look and leave them a comment.

Thank so much dear Jemma! This has encouraged me so much to work on my blog and to meet new bloggers in Blogland!

10 comments:

Denise said...

I enjoyed reading more details about you Linda.I found several new things We have in common.So fun! congrats to you.Hugs Denise PS Paul and I are going to B.C.ans Victoria in May,it's our first trip there :)

Linda said...

Thankyou for nominating me for this award. I'm glad you understand if I don't follow up on it, but thanks anyway. I enjoyed looking at the other blogs you listed and reading your answers.

Jemma said...

Linda,

I so enjoy your writing, you are so articulate as well as inspiring! How fun to know that you love lavender, spicy foods aren't your cup of tea! You prefer flats and love chocolate! I just love the time you took to respond to these questions. You are so deserving of this award. It is truly my pleasure to have the opportunity to know you!!
Love,
Jemma

Jill said...

Thanks, Linda for the award! You're right, it is a fair amount of work and I am going away tomorrow forma few days.

I enjoyed reading more about you and plan on visiting the other blogs you nominated!

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your award! You certainly deserve it. It's such fun to learn a bit more about you.

Rosebud said...

Thank you so much for the nomination!
I enjoyed reading your random facts and answers to the questions.
I'm not sure if I'm up to all the work that is involved ~ but this is a lovely idea!
Blessings,
Laurie (Rosebud)

janice15 said...

O my goodness ms Linda, thank you for the nomination...I would like to accept it but I'm kind of busy at the moment..I don't have the time to sit down and go through it but I'm honored that you picked me...I won't have the time till next week...I appreciate it very very much...hugs

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