Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Liebster Award ... Pass It On!

I'm so honored today to have received the Liebster Award from FarahLin.  What a generous and delightful surprise to find.  My thanks shout out to her for her encouraging words about my blog.  I'm smiling extra wide as I type.

I'm thrilled that I get to pass this on to 5 more bloggers.  Please take time to visit each of them and leave them a comment.  We all love reading comments and those kind words prompt us to share more of our techniques and inspiration with others.

The Liebster award (German for favourite/dearest) is to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note. A way of introducing other bloggers to the blogs they enjoy.

The Liebster Conventions says that :
1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognized
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
5. Have faith that your follower will spread the love too!

It was so difficult to pick just 5, how I wish I could choose more! There are so many great blogs out there but here are a few of my favorite bloggers whom I think you should hop over when you have the time.

1.  Kim Stotsenburg at SewNSewQuilting.  As a longarm quilting national teacher, Kim shares her techniques through a video page and also offers a PDF book on quilting.  I love to see her amazing quilting as she works on customer quilts.  Kim also knits, so don't skip over her blog just because you don't have a longarm machine.  Her blog is definitely worth the visit!

2.  Jenny's Doodling Needle.  Another longarm quilter with many hours of practice which has led to (near) perfection.  I love the precision work she does.  This quilter is extremely patient and her work leaves you gazing with mouth wide open.  I really like that she takes each quilt top and decides what compliments it.  As a result, her style from quilt to quilt is very flexible.  At the risk of sounding repetitive, you'll love her blog and agree that it worth the time to click over there.

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4.  Joan at Leschenault barely comes in under the wire with 194 followers at the time of this post.  Joan has made some stunning and incredible whole cloth quilts.  I have no doubt she'll be teaching internationally soon, if she desires to do so.  Another quilter with patience and precision, who not only plays, but practices to improve her skills.  She has ripped out quilting stitches that weren't up to her standards, but I would have been happy to keep and display!  Joan's work is done with a domestic sewing machine, not a longarm.  Grab a cup of coffee and scroll through her past posts.  You'll be amazed.

5.  Debbie at Stitchin' Therapy .  Debbie gets extra time to pass on this award for reasons you'll read about in her blog.  You'll want to see Debbie's watercolor quilts by clicking on a tab near the top of her blog.  She also is a free motion quilter.  You'll notice her working with Mrs. Claus to make small quilts for doll cradles and she'll accept your donations.  Hint: a doll quilt is a perfect size for trying out a new technique!  One of the reasons I like Debbie's blog is that her writing style makes you feel like you've been friends for years.

A whoops!  I wanted to nominate this blog, but realized she's already received the award.  However, if you're looking for one more blog to visit,  try Multicolored Pieces.  An artist living abroad with several mediums, quilting is just one.  Her love of color and design shine through in all her work.  I definitely want to make a mosaic tile planter (or maybe a dozen) like one of hers!  Her photos of artwork and gardens will make you smile.

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars

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