Me? Inspiring?

Wow!  Tanya over at opusanglicanum nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  I am honoured to be considered inspiring.

There are rules to receiving this award.  I have to:

1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.

The award is displayed above and there’s a link back to opusanglicanum, so now for 7 facts:

1.  I’ve been embroidering for almost 45 years.  Yes, I started when I was about 6 or 7.

2. I love the sound of the needle going through drum-tight silk.

3. I have natural steel grey hair.  My mother found my first one when I was 10, but now it is almost all grey.

4. I am a birder and have a life list of birds that I’ve seen, although the list doesn’t cover all of my 50 years.  I started it about 25 years ago.

5. I consider myself a geek and (much to the annoyance of my children) can quote from Star Wars, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings.

6.  I am a student at the local university, taking, at the moment, calculus and physics.  (More geek stuff.)

7. I’ve been designing my own embroideries for over 10 years.

Now, blogs that inspire me.  This is much easier.  I don’t think I can put opusanglicanum down again but it belongs on the list.

Fog and Swell – Kristy lives in the same area of the world that I do and I love looking at her pictures of the area, as well as her creatures.

Plays with Needles – Susan’s stories of how she creates her wonderful pieces are very inspiring to me.

Tracy A Franklin – specialist embroiderer – Tracy’s work is beautiful.

Karen Ruane’s blog is all about her wonderful needlework.

Dog Daisy Chains – Jackie writes about the velvet leaves and things she makes as well as new about her dog, Hettie.

Threads Across the Web – This is Carol-Anne’s blog and she does some lovely work.  Check out the Tree Creeper she is currently working on.

Mary Corbet’s Needle n’ Thread – Mary is a fantastic embroiderer and does truly amazing things with Needle n’ Thread.

My Sweet Prairie – Monika Kinner-Whalen works in both machine and hand embroidery to create works of art.

Wild Olive – some very cute things that Mollie makes.

Thanks so much, Tanya, for the award.  Now to notify those I’ve listed.

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About inlovewiththreads

Welcome to In Love With Threads! My name is Heather and I live near beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with my two cats, Pedro and Fitz. I have been embroidering for as long as I can remember. I love playing with threads and fibres and creating beautiful things with them.
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8 Responses to Me? Inspiring?

  1. Thank you so much! Wow – I really enjoyed reading your ‘7 things’. People are so darn interesting. ; ) I will pass the torch, promise. : )

    ~Monika Kinner-Whalen
    Saskatoon, SK

  2. Jackie Cardy says:

    Thank you Heather for this award. I think I might have had it before or one very like it. A few years ago there were a lot of these going round and I tagged almost everyone in the end so I hope you’ll forgive me for not doing it properly. I am happy that you like my blog abd its nice to be here to read yours.I can agree with you on numbers one and two (although you can add on a few years for my age!) Thank you.

  3. k says:

    Thanks so much for this Heather, and I enjoyed reading some more about you too.

  4. karen says:

    thank you Heather…I really appreciate this. Karen

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Heather. It’s an interesting blog.

  6. Thanks so much Heather. I thoroughly enjoyed reading 7 things about you…we are about the same age (I’m 48), I’m a lover of birds, and my household is knee deep in Star Trek, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings! The only thing I’m not doing is taking Physics and Calculus classes…though my son Jack is.

    I also enjoyed going to the blogs that you’ve awarded. I am a devoted fan of many but you had a few extras that I have enjoyed visiting and have added to my reader. Thank you again!

  7. Sterling says:

    I think you’re inspiring! Maybe you should have an “Inspiring Mom Award” not just “Inspiring Blogger”

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