Friday, February 01, 2013

An award???





One of my dear blogger friends, Ann, from Orange Crumpled Napkin has nominated me for the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is an award for new bloggers  with small followings who fit the requirement of having less than 200 followers and happen to be doing something the nominator really likes.
When nominated for the Liebster Award, one must give a thank you speech and:
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated me
  • List 11 random and hopefully not too weird facts about myself
  • Nominate & tag up to 11 new bloggers with 200 followers or less 
  • Write 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate.



Ann, thank you, thank you (bows). Here are the answers to your questions:

1. When did you start quilting?
     Probably made my first quilt in my early twenties. Simple squares from my old blue
     jeans.
2. Do you think of your quilting as an art or as a hobby?
     Both....
     art: The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination
     hobby: An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
3. Have you traveled much in your life?
     I have traveled a bit around the US and visited many of the neighboring islands, but I    
     did not see Europe until my 50th birthday when I visited England, Belgium, and
     Spain.
4. What color dominates your fabric collection?
    When I purchase fabric, I choose whatever color resonates with me at the moment. I
    can say that purple is my favorite color, but it is not the color that always satisfies my
    creative longings. Sometimes, it’s dark and monochromatic….other times it’s bold
    and bright. I never really know what is going to sneak up on me and grab my creative
    attention.
5. If you could dress up like a gypsy and go to work, would you?
     Yes!
6. What’s your favorite yogurt flavor?
    Seven Stars Biodynamic Yogurt – Original Maple
7. After you have paid off your debts and taken care of your family needs, what
    would you do with yourself if you won the lottery?
    Probably just keep living the way I do now minus the financial worries.
8. Introvert or Extrovert?
    Definitely introvert.
9. Which is the career you wanted to pursue and for one reason or another
    didn’t?
    Something in the arts, for sure!
10. Who is your role model and why?
      I am inspired by anyone who is eager to explore new things and be continually
     challenged, whose creative spirit flows in the face of obstacles, and who loves
     deeply and has a generous soul.
11. Do you remember your dreams?
      I have a few dreams that have been reoccurring since early childhood. I remember
      my current dreams…..sometimes.

Here are some random things you might not know about me:

1. I have eleven wonderful, crazy children. (Yes, I birthed them all)
2. I have and continue to supervise their education at home.
3. I love to cook and eat food of every nationality. I like it spicy.
4. In order to make sense of a rigid past, I got an Associates Degree in my fifties.
    I studied contemporary spirituality.
5. I know almost nothing about Tarot, however, I have a collection of Tarot cards
    that I have purchased over the years simply because I find them beautiful.
6. I collect books published by the Folio Society in London. I hope these kinds of books
    never become obsolete.
7. My favorite color is purple.
8. If I could have everything I need delivered to my door, I would probably be content to
    stay home.
9. I choose to be barefoot, hate shoes, and value comfort over style in my clothes.
10. I am an avid tea drinker.
11. I am a compulsive organizer.


Here are the bloggers that I nominate:


Here are eleven questions for the bloggers that I nominated:

1. What is your favorite season and why?
2. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
3. What edible thing do you have trouble saying "No" to?
4. What life lesson are you still struggling to learn?
5. Do you have a collection of anything?
6. When you're with your best friend, is there a subject you gravitate to?
7. Name one of your personal goals for 2013?
8. Write a brief creative history...
9. Who has been the most instrumental in your creative development?
10. When you are in the creative zone, what noise if any do you surround yourself with?
11. Of all the creative activities you love, do you have a favorite and why?


    

1 comment:

agildedyarn said...

Zurn, I am honoured! Thank you for nominating me for the award. But finding a kindred spirit who sees who I am trying to be means even more to me! I'll get busy with your questions. Only... how do I find out how many followers a blog has?