I’ve been nominated for the Leibster Award!

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I have been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Actually, I’ve been nominated twice which is exciting! This is all about discovering new blogs, and I have found a few recently through reading these various posts which are great reads and great to follow along with.

The rules are simple:

Thank the person that nominated you, and link back to their blog
Answer the questions they have posed
Nominate 5-11 others, (with less than 200 followers) and provide them with 11 questions to answer. Upon reading the ‘2017 rules’ one is also supposed to write a little bit about your favourite post written by another blogger, but I haven’t done that, but feel free to do this also! It’s actually given me a nice idea for a future post anyway, so I might incorporate it into that.
Encourage them to do the same!
This is not a mandatory thing, so no one has to do it. Don’t feel guilty or like you have to accept your nomination! And if you do accept your nomination, there’s no deadline for completion. It has certainly taken me a while to get this post written up!

I have been nominated by both these lovely ladies

Kathy, over at Sewing etc and Bella, at Embroidery Adventures.

Kathy writes about all things crafty related, – embroidery, dressmaking, cooking. I love reading about all the different things she has been up to!

Bella is a reasonably new blogger and is letting us join her on her embroidery adventures as she explores this wonderful activity! Bella is currently embroidering the most lovely piece, and she is doing a lot of the design herself – very clever!

And now for the questions to answer!

1. How did I get into blogging?

When I moved from Australia to the UK, I ‘lost’ my group of stitching friends, and I missed it more than I thought! Work and other things took hold of my interest for a while, but shortly after my accident, I decided some changes were needed, and I got more and more involved in my stitching. This brought about a desire to have some stitching friends again, and so the blog was born! I also had ideas of it being a good way to finish off my rather large WIP pile, but that hasn’t quite gone to plan -if anything, the pile is increasing!

2. What’s your favourite time of the day or night?

I find this a tricky question to answer, as it ‘depends’! On the mornings when I get up early to stitch, I really enjoy the quiet time with just my tea, stitching and birds tweeting outside as the rest of the world wakes. But I’m also quite a fan of the early evening – I love the colours of the sky, and it too can have a very calming effect!

3. Concerning any work, craft or hobby, are you into the process or the completion?

Definitely the process! I love watching a piece develop and emerge before me. Seeing the piece eventuate is something I love, solving the problems that come up, changing either the designers original plans, or my own mind on decisions I’ve made. Once a piece gets ‘predictable’ I sometimes find it hard to keep my interest in it.

4. Favourite genre of book or movie?

I’m a romantic at heart! My favourite books are all things Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights and Anne of Green Gables. With movies, I love a good rom com, and of course those same classics in TV or movie version (though I am very picky when a book is made into a movie and can get a tad angry if they divert too far from the original book!).

5. Name an idea, maxim or saying that has caused you to evaluate your journey in life

I’ve been quite open about the ‘incident/accident’ (I still don’t know what to call it!), and that is the one point in time I can with certainty has made me really think about what I was doing, and what I actually wanted from life. I went from being very focused on my career, wanting to work my way up the ladder, working ridiculous hours at times, to stepping back and going ‘why’? Why am I doing this? After a lot of thinking, and a bit of re-evaluation, I am much happier with where I’m at, what I’m doing, and am enjoying life!

6. Name one item from your bucket list

I don’t really have a bucket list! I would say travelling to a lot of the world would probably be what I want to do – there’s still so much of Europe I want to see, or see again!

Jacobean crewelwork completed as part of RSN Certificate

7. Introverted or Extroverted

No doubt on this one – definitely introverted!

8. Favourite thing to eat for breakfast

If I’m ever given half a chance, I will have eggs benedict! But for a more normal breakfast, it’s granola or yoghurt. I’m not actually a big fan of cereal.

9. Type of music you prefer

Another one I can’t give a definite answer on! At times it’s classical, at other times it’s indy rock, and other times it’s modern pop (though this last one seems to be only when in the car).

10. Share a memory from your childhood

I grew up on a farm, and had a great childhood! Complete with a sandpit, that my siblings and I had an ‘oven’ for so we could cook our mud pies!

11. Share a goal you have for your blog

As you know, I’m currently going through the RSN Certificate. One of my goals is to not only share the experience with you, but also some of the more technical things I learn. So be prepared for some more tips, tricks and tutorials!

Canvaswork sky stitched in mosaic stitch to great effect

And now for my nominees!

  1. Dima from D1-D2
  2. Marlous from The Stitching Sheep
  3. Avis from Needle Art with Avis Withers
  4. Alison from Stitches of Time
  5. Annette from Eucalypt Tree

And the questions for my nominees!

  1. If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
  2. What is your favourite season and why?
  3. What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about blogging?
  4. If you could visit one place, where would that be?
  5. Would you call yourself organised or disorganised, and does this extend to your crafting?
  6. What is your favourite ‘tool’ for your craft?
  7. Dogs or cats?
  8. When do you find time to blog?
  9. Do you have a favourite artist, artwork, or an artist who you find particularly inspiring?
  10. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
  11. Are you a perpetual ‘craft starter’ or do you finish each piece before moving onto the next?

I hope you’ve enjoyed these few random tid bits about me! Its’ been fun to think about some of these answers!

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