Friday, May 2, 2014

A Blog Award

Julie at Julie's Lifestyle has nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, Julie :-)

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The meaning of Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about new bloggers/blogs.

I think blog awards are really fun. You get to show appreciation for other bloggers' hard work and you get to connect with people you otherwise wouldn't meet. Some people don't accept them, and that's OK, too.

I have a few rules to follow:
1.) Post 11 random facts about myself.
2.) Answer 11 questions the awarding blogger has asked
3.) Nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers, add their links to this post, and let them know they've been nominated
4.) Create 11 questions the nominated blogs have to answer.

And, again, if you don't participate in blog awards, that's fine. Just know I love reading your blogs even if I don't get a chance to always comment.

Here are 11 random facts about me:
1.) I'm a recent Texas transplant. Before we moved here 5 months ago, we lived in Florida.
2.) I really dislike cooking and cleaning.
3.) I have no sense of smell.
4.) I've been married to my wonderful hubby, Tim, for 12 years.
5.) I'm blessed to have a terrific daughter, Hope, and one little Bean due to be born anytime in the next few weeks.
6.) I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a bird.
7.) Although my job involves me standing and talking in front of groups of people, I'm really a very shy, quiet person.
8.) I'm addicted to chocolate and coffee.
9.) I love miniatures of any kind.
10.) I have to have multiple projects going on to be happy. This goes for reading books, crocheting, cross stitching, or anything else.
11.) I'm terrified of heights and spiders.

Here are my 11 questions from Julie:
1)  What do you have planned for the summer?
Learning how to be a new mom all over again; it's been 12 years, so I'm a little nervous about having to care for a newborn.
2) What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I'm not much of an outdoor person, but I do enjoy taking walks.
3) What is your favorite indoor activity?
Anything crafty: crocheting, scrapbooking, cross stitch. I'm happiest when I work with my hands.
4) What is your favorite season?
Autumn. The weather isn't hot or cold, and my allergies don't bother me.
5) Why did you decide to blog?
I wanted to connect with people who had the same interests.
6) How did you pick the name of your blog?
"Stitches" because I love to crochet and cross stitch, "Scraps" because I love to scrapbook, "Sparkles" because I sell jewelry, and "in the Sun" because I lived in Florida when I started blogging.
7) What is your favorite dinner?
Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, and garlic bread.
8) What is your favorite drink?
9) If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?
Italy. I love the architecture, the art, and the history.
10) Do you like to wear makeup or no makeup?
I like to wear foundation and blush every day. Some days I like to wear lipstick. I don't like to wear eye makeup very often because, no matter what I do or what brand I use, I have raccoon eyes after just a couple of hours.
11) Do you like dressing up or wearing casual clothes?
Casual clothes. It's nice to dress up once in a while, but I'm most comfortable in jeans and sneakers.

My 11 nominees for the award:

1.) Hanna from Crochet Supernova. She was at This Housewife Life but recently moved. 
2.) Julie from Red Berry Crochet. 
3.) Lynne from The Wool Nest. 
4.)  Patricia from Hooks and Books. 
5.) Heather from At Home on the Meadow. 
6.) Norma Jean from Too Much Yarn Not Enough Time. 
7.) Beca from Summerhouse Cottage. 
8.) Ali from Random Wooliness. 
10.) Val from Yarni Gras. 
11.) Sarah from The Gingerbread Bunny. 

11 Questions for the Chosen Bloggers:
1.) What is your favorite color?
2.) What type of music do you listen to the most?
3.) How long have you been crocheting/knitting?
4.) Do you have a favorite "go-to" pattern?
5.) Have you ever made an item for charity?
6.) What would you do if you crocheted/knitted something for someone and they hated it?
7.) What is your favorite dessert and why?
8.) Who is the one person you can't live without?
9.) If crocheting/knitting became a crime, would you still do it?
10.) Who is your favorite author?
11.) What do you like to do the least?

Thanks again, Julie, for the nomination :-)

Have a fantastic Friday!
Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration



  1. Hi there, wow you were so fast in doing this award post. Thanks so much for doing this even with you situation and I got to know a little bit more about you today. I wish you a lot of luck and happiness with the baby on the way! Have a great day and weekend and again thanks.

    1. Fast at posting, yes, but just now getting around to letting the nominees know. That's the part I'm always slow on. Thanks again :-)

  2. Congratulations on your award Kate. :)

  3. Thank you for the nomination, I appreciate it. :-) I didn't know you were that close to delivery. It will be here before you know it. Take care of yourself, you are going to be a great mama to your new little one! Heather

  4. Thanks for the award. I'm a Texan too. :)
    xx Beca

  5. Thankyou for your kind words and the Award,,, All the very best to you all :))

  6. Thank you for the award and sweet comments on my blog posts. Best wishes on your new bundle of joy!

  7. Thank you for all your inspiring words and creations,and the speed at which you produce them, for the award, and for popping over at regular intervals!
    Will be thinking of you in the coming weeks!
    Ali x