Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spreading the Love

As a serial non-compliant chain letter receiver, I have mixed feelings about the blog awards that make the rounds periodically, but at the end of the day, I am thrilled that a fellow blogger has noticed my blog enough to say... "I'm thinking about you and want to let others know about you too".

And I really do sincerely want to thank fellow sewing blogger Sarah, who writes Musings of a Seamstress, for bestowing the Liebster award on my little blog.

The Liebster Award is meant for new bloggers who have less than 200 followers – it helps get the word out about them, so go check out Kacie’s post for other great blogs!
With the award, there are a few rules: 1. Answer the 10 questions that were asked by the person who nominated you. 2. Nominate 10 new bloggers that inspire YOU.  3. Ask those bloggers 10 questions.
Well, not sure I qualify as a "new" blog, but I have been hovering just below the 200 mark for eons, so there you go. Click on Sarah's blog name in my "thank you" paragraph to discover other inspiring blogs.
Here are the answers to Sarah's questions:
1.  Why did you decided to start blogging? Oh, that's complicated. I started a blog when I opened my etsy shop to, you know, promote. Then I discovered sewing blogs, and I changed the name of my blog and shifted my focus to sewing with a side of Etsy and non-sewing life.
2.  What are your goals for your blog?  To document my sewing, but also to share some of my life experiences as a post-stay at home mom/now full-time bridesmaid consultant, and, well, anything else that pops into mind.
3.  Do you gravitate towards fabrics with texture, pattern or solid colors? Yes? That's a tricky one for me... while I gravitate to fabrics with pattern, I often find my solid color creations more wearable.
4.  What is your favorite season to sew for? Probably summer. Probably because it's my favorite season, period.
5.  What is your favorite fabric store to shop? No real favorite... depends on what I'm looking for.
6.  What do you call yourself (sewcialist, sewer, seamstress, sewist…) and why? I call myself "someone who sews a lot". Maybe sewist or seamstress. Never sewcialist (that's a new one for me) or sewer.
7.  Yes or no to sewing for others?  Why? I have to answer this one with "it depends". Mostly on what they want me to sew for them and if I have time. I do make sewing gifts for others though.
8.  What is your favorite garment sewn thus far? Why? I've had many favorites over the years... that's too hard to answer.
9.  What is one thing you hope to sew this month? A dress to wear at my daughter's graduation from graduate school.
10.  What is one thing in your must sew list for this year? Nothing at the moment is a "must sew". *see full-time job mention in question #2.
Go discover these 10 blogs:
Finally... 10 questions from me:
  1. How much time a week/day do you spend on your blog?
  2. Do you feel like you need to explain yourself if you don't blog for awhile?
  3. How much time a day to you spend READING other people's blogs?
  4. These awards posts can be time-consuming. Do you cringe a little when you get these kinds of awards? ;)
  5. Besides reading blogs and writing on your own blog, do you spend a lot of time on the computer?
  6. Is sewing your primary creative outlet?
  7. What are some of your other creative endeavors?
  8. Do you join sew alongs?
  9. Do you participate in other types of online challenges (sewing or otherwise)? What are they?
  10. Do you usually complete these challenges or sew alongs? Why or why not?
Not all the blogs I listed are primarily sewing blogs, but they are all inspiring! Thanks and y'all have a great week!


  1. Awwww..thanks so much Ellen! You're @ellenbehm on twitter, right?

  2. p.s. Bridesmaid consultant sounds like a fun job!

  3. Ellen, thanks so much for the award. As someone who is only online 3/4 of the year, and off the grid the other times...I am happy that others even notice me :-) I have lots of sewing projects to blog about and lots of plans. I'm happy to receive the award and pass it on.

  4. Thanks Ellen! It's so kind of you to think of me. I'll have to put some thought into this one!

  5. Thanks for the nomination, I'm spreadin' the love today. Check out my nominees


  6. Awww, thanks for spreading the love! :)

  7. Just received a check for $500.

    Sometimes people don't believe me when I tell them about how much you can make by taking paid surveys at home...

    So I show them a video of myself actually getting paid $500 for paid surveys.



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