Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Lovely Surprise--Blog Awards!

Sandi at Bearly Sane gave me these wonderful blog awards.  I'm just tickled about them!  Sandi is an amazingly talented bear artist, so I feel quite honored to have received the blog awards from her.  Check out her blog--she always has something fun going on there.  Okay, now on to the formalities:

The rules are as follows:
(1) Thank the person giving the awards
(2) Copy awards to your blog
(3) Place a link to their blog
(4) Name 7 things people don't know about you
(5) Nominate 7 bloggers
(6) Place a link to those bloggers
(7) Leave a comment on their blogs letting them know of their awards

Ah, let's see now...7 things you don't know about me.  Okay, here goes...

~ When I was little I caught a catfish when fishing with my Grandpa.  I named it Charlie.  It seemed like a good name for it, but I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't wake up.  Oh, well.  Long story short...we wrapped Charlie in a blanket, buried him under a stand of old pine trees at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm, and then had a service for him.
~ I have a strong affinity for the smell of pine trees.  Hmmmm...probably something to do with that stand of pine trees that Charlie is buried beneath.
~ I can watch Jane Austen movies over and over and over again without ever tiring of them.
~ Matt and the girls can figure out what kind of day it's been for me based on which Jane Austen film I choose.  I'm a bit transparent, I guess.
~ I sleep with a teddy bear next to my bed.  Sometimes Edward Bear (think A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh) finds his way into my bed as well--I think he climbs in when he's feeling tired and needs a little something extra.
~ I spent WAY too many years in graduate school.  I've decided that it was because I just didn't know when to stop.
~ I purposely tried to FORGET what I had learned in graduate school when we had kids.  I wanted to be as present and genuine a parent as possible.

Okay, now for the difficult part--choosing ONLY 7 bloggers to give the awards to.  There are so many wonderful bloggers and artists out there in Blogland ... it just boggles my mind.  Anyhooo, these are the seven I narrowed it down to and they are in alphabetical order by their first names.  There is no way I could play favorites because they are all wonderful artists.

(1)  Brenda at "Duffyantiques"
(2)  Ginger at "bearbits"
(3)  Jenny at "jennylovesbenny"
(4)  Robin at "Needle Felted Art by Robin Joy Andreae"
(5)  Sharie at "sreetzbears"
(6)  Vivianne at "Gotta Share This"
(7)  Wendy at "Whendi's Bears"

These are remarkable people doing remarkable work.  It gives me the goosebumps thinking about how inspiring they are.

Thanks again, Sandi, for the lovely awards.

Heaps of Hugs,


  1. Hi Cheryl,
    You such a sweetie - thank you for the blog award and I will definitely display it with honour. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!



  2. Well you diserve your rewards!
    When I read your 7 points I see that you refer about A.A Milne and I live right next to Pooh Corner! I wrote about it one day AND I am not too far from where they filmed the last BBC adaptation of Emma.
    You should come and visit one day, I'de be happy to be your guide!

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    Congratulations on your award! I just love your teddies. They are so adorable. And thank you for the honor! I'll get to posting sometime today. It'll give me a break from poking wool (lol).
    Happy Holidays, Robin

  4. Hi Cheryl, I am a bit late picking up these awards. I am going to go back to my blog and post them today. Thank you for thinking of me and sharing them with me!!!



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