Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One Lovely Blog Award

Dear Sweet Cecile nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. I am truly honored. I’m still relatively new to the blog world and had not heard of this award before.

The rules are as follows:

1)    Thank the person. 
2)    Write a list of rules. 
3)    Put the photo of the Award. 
4)    Write 7 facts about yourself. 
5)    Nominate 15 bloggers and write them that you have nominated them.

First of all, I would like to nominate every one of “my favorites” on the sidebar of my blog. I truly enjoy reading every one of them. I will stick to the rules and only nominate 15, but I am going to break the rules (as usual) by telling all of you who I nominate to not feel pressured into accepting the challenge.

The rules seem simple enough, but it may be too much for those whose plate is full already. I do not wish to add to anyone’s burden at any time of year, but for some people (like me) summer is particularly busy.


Thank you Cecile for thinking of me!
The rules are listed above
The photo is above

Seven facts about me:
1)    I am very fortunate to have a wonderful family. A delightful and very funny husband of 38 years, a son and wonderful daughter in law and a superb grandson, and a beautiful daughter and son in law. Wow!

2)    I made my first quilt when I was 9 years old (51 years ago!) under the gentle guidance of my 83 year old neighbor and I just never stopped.

3)    Everyone who reads my blog knows that quilting is my passion, but I also love hiking, sailing and riding (although I rarely ride any more). I taught therapeutic horseback riding for 10 years and I truly miss it now

4)    I work in a marina/boatyard, which is why winter is my favorite season! I work full time, year round and I have to say it is prettier here in the snow.

5)    I used to love gardening. Now I get much more satisfaction from watching the beautiful weeds pop up in my yard while I am quilting on the porch.

6)    I love nature and spend as much time outside as I can.

7)    I feel truly blessed to have genuinely wonderful friends.

And here are my 15 nominations (also please note that some have already told me that they are too busy, or I have seen that Cecile has already nominated them, so I have left them off the list)

They are in no particular order except that I am starting with Lori, because she was one of the first people to encourage me to start my blog.

I love all of the above and so many more. You all deserve the “One Lovely Blog Award”!


  1. You are such an inspiration and definitely deserve the award, as your blog and you, are truly lovely!!
    Thanks so much for adding me to your list and the challenge. When I first saw the award, it was only to nominate 7!, so it's stepped up a little. lol
    Challenge accepted, and I look forward to seeing all the others' facts and fun!!! xxoo

  2. a well deserved honor wendy and thank you for including me!

  3. Your blog is definitely an award winner!! I enjoyed reading more about you. Thank you for including mine in your honoured list. I think it's wonderful that you found quilting so early and never stopped. And how interesting to work in a marina/boatyard.

  4. Yes your blog is truly a winner. Congrats on the award :)

  5. Very nice of you to nominate me. I have been following your blog for a while and have found your quilt making inspiring. I thought you made your potholder style Dear Jane quilt oh so fast. And we like many of the same style designs. And likewise thinking on blogs that we follow.

  6. Wendy - thank you! You are a fun and lovely person, not to mention amazingly original and talented - and your blog reflects that. I also see many of my other favorites in your list so I feel so flattered to be included among them. Blogging is such a nice way to connect and share. It's fun to learn some little extras about you!

  7. Thank you for the nomination, Wendy. I am honored that you included me.
    I am going to be away from the computer 9on the road) much of the next couple of weeks, so I may not play along, but I am honored that you included me in your list. You have several of my favorites there, as well.
    I always enjoy a visit to your blog. You are a talented quilter and I enjoy your style.

  8. You're welcome dear Wendy and it's well deserved ! :))) it's nice to know a little bit more about you ;)

  9. Thanks Wendy for the nomination. It's nice to read a few interesting facts about you. Blogs has been a wonderful means of finding new friends that are passionate about quilting just like me and you.

  10. Thank you, Wendy, for being so kind and for nominating "Quilt Inspiration." That is so thoughtful of you to take time to do that. We are so grateful that we met you online and that we are "cyber friends." We love your blog and always enjoy reading about the latest happenings.
    Thank you again, best wishes, from Marina and Daryl

  11. I love knowing more about my blogging friends! Thanks for the nomination!

  12. Congrats on your nomination. You are such an inspiration! I'm so glad to have met you in blog land :)

  13. Thanks so much Wendy! Summer is so busy I won't likely take up the challenge. It was fun to read about you :0)