Sunday, January 22, 2012

I won an award

So, after rather a long week, which started with the burglar alarm going off at 5am on  Monday (don't ask, suffice to say, it wasn't a burglar...), I was delighted to discover on Friday that I've won a blog award!

This is what it said:

Liebster is German for dearest, beloved or favourite. This award is bestowed on blogs with less than 200 followers but deserve more attention.
What a great way to support fellow bloggers you admire!
Here are the rules that come with this award: 

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Give your top 5 picks for the award.
  • Inform your top 5 by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.
So, first of all, thank you to PixieMum, who gave me the award. She's one of my fellow Archers Listeners, and also a (retired) librarian. So in other words, extremely cool. 

This is my award:

And my five are:

Nicsknots - which is all about her shop selling handmade bags (which are really cool) and Phoenix cards and the things her family get up to. Oh, and chickens! We used to go to knitting group together, back in my former existence in Lincolnshire. Almost all of my knitting bags were made by her.

BlueADT Knits - who I also know, and met absolutely ages ago at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate, and who does a LOT of crafty things. As well as blogging about her lovely dogs.

KnitYoga - who I met ages ago. I first started following her blog because I admired her knitting expertise, and she has now branched out into various other crafts. I've linked to her old blog, as she is in the middle of changing blogs.

KnittingontheGreen - yet another blogger I've met! She posts a mixture of knitting, books and there was some gardening a while back, all of which I enjoy. Oh, and she's another Archers Listener and a librarian too...

Bleak Midwinter - I haven't met Katarina, but I did do a secret pal knitting exchange with her once several years ago and have read her blog ever since. She does beautiful knitting, and I also enjoy admiring the yarn from a different country...


m said...

In our house it is usually spiders that set the alarm off at an ungodly hour. So we try to keep the sensors dusted.
Curiously the word verification below here is almost Anansi, so blogger is thinking spiders too.

Katarina said...

Thank you for the award, sweetie!

Sue H said...

What a lovely blog! Pitched up here on a whim and decided to follow you when I saw the knit/librarian/church connotations...... :-)

SueH at The Knitting Assassin! (and other blogs....!)

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