Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Color me flattered. I have been tagged by Caroline, Darlene and Dawn
with The Thinking Blogger Award. Sitting down at the computer and writing about my days and sharing photos from my little corner of the world is quite simple - once you get me going, it can be very difficult to shut me up. Little did each of them know that the hardest part would be 'thinking' about all the blogs that I read every day and the particular ways that each of those authors inspires me and has brought a new level of friendship into my life.
It goes with out saying that Caroline, Darlene and Dawn each bring just that little something special and inspiring to me through their blogs. In addition to them, I would like to nominate 5 other blogs that have brought something special to me through their writings.
First there is Finn. I had stumbled on to quilt blogs sometime early last year and was quietly reading several for months trying to decide if I wanted to have a blog of my own. I just sat on the fence until Finn wrote a post about a favorite childhood book and the Carnegie Library in her hometown. I wanted to comment - and needed a blog of my own to do so. Thanks to Finn, I got off the fence and started pinning my quilts to it.
Judy does some of the most wonderful applique quilts. Her ability to look at a quilt and interpret it with her particular sense of style and workmanship is something I aspire to. She has brought a new kind of friendship to me - and I am so glad for it. I love getting a tip on a new website or sharing a recipe for something yummy with her. Her descriptions of daily life - from weather I never experience to the worry over the health of her precious kitty remind me that even though I am on the opposite side of the country, friendship makes the world a much smaller place.
Melanie reminds me with every post and e-mail what a treasure each new day is for us. Her faith, love of family, respect for all things with a history cause me slow down and drink in the simple pleasures each day offers. I'm so grateful that she picked me out of the crowd.
Nancy does the most wonderful primitive quilting - I am just in awe of her work. She shares not only her beautiful quilts but the breath-taking beauty of the Montana landscape and all creatures - wild and domestic that are a daily part of her world. A new post lets me know I'm going to leave my urban setting for a while and see something truly spectacular.
Patty is so generous, sharing tutorials and tips on all things related to quilting - stash storage and management, precision piecing, applique, etc. The wealth of knowledge and beautiful work she does are a testament to her love of quilting. Add in her joy at the new addition of a granddaughter and soon a grandson and I find myself smiling when I see she has a new post.
I hate to stop at only 5. I have a list of nearly 70 on my bloglines subscription and several more that I regularly read outside of bloglines. My world certainly expanded when I began blogging. The friendships I have made warm me like the many quilts around the house. Each of you has certainly added just a little something special to my life.


9 comments:

Screen Door said...

Thanks for the tag--- I love the new picture at the top of your journal....

Sweet P said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I've enjoyed reading everyone's tagging.

Susie said...

Hi Libby!
Congratulations on this well-deserved award. I love this meme as it tells a bit about other blogs from one who knows!
I'll visit your nominees after I get caught up on my visiting!
:)

Wendy said...

It's very special to be reading the "tagged" bloggers descriptions of other bloggers. It's very enjoyable to find out more about others.
Thanks for sharing.

Finn said...

Gracious curtsey here, and my humble thank you for your selection and tag...*VBS* 'Just doin' my thing, you know' *S* I have so enjoyed seeing you take off in Blogland and make connections, friendships and expand and share your talents, gifts and joy of living with us. *VBS* You are one of my most favorite! Big hugs, Finn

paula, the quilter said...

I tagged you today. Sorry for the multiple tagging

meggie said...

Really enjoyed reading your post, & meeting some new people!

Judy said...

Color me blushing!! Thanks for the "award" and the more than complimetary praise!! I feel quite the same way about you and all that you do!

Quilterin said...

Hi Libby! I also tagged you. Thanks for the wonderful time I can spent with reading your blog. Lots of greetings from Austria ELKE http://quilterin2006.blogspot.com/