Premio Dardos Blog Award! Thankies!

Thank you, Karen at Homespun Simplicity Blog, for honoring me with this award! This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day. WOW! This is the first time someone thought enough of my blog to issue an award ~ :) Thank you! :grin: :cool: :grin:

The rules to follow are :

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


Whoa Nellie…now I have to figure out who to pass on my award to! I’m not going to play by the full rules ~ as I don’t want to put everyone on the spot…so please go visit all of my blog picks and if you are one of them and want to grab the award, please do! IT’S YOURS!


My top choice would be my friend Sue in Oregon…

1. Sue at Perpetual Plum for everything she writes about!

2. Donna at This Year's Dozen for trying to learn something new every month of the year…but goes back to beading. She’s trying! :)

3. Blaze at Blaze Danielle for her wonderful artwork and making me smile.

4. Belinda at Sewing Sunsets for her sewing tutorials and all she does for charity. :)

5. Judah at Judah's Journal for her nurturing of quilting and spiritual needs. :grin:

6. Nancy at Homemade Blessings anyone with 9 children and is still a delight to read deserves an award! :wink: :grin:

7. Penny at Diosa Domestica de la Locura ~ I’ve have to give support to a fellow beader. :grin:

8. April at April's Atelier for being my buddy in quilting, flowers, poems, and life. :grin:

9. Rachel at Small Notebook for her ever so helpful grasp on everyday life!

10. Peggy at The Simple Woman for helping with canning and starting the Simple Woman’s Daybook.

11. Danielle at Danielle's she’s a great read and a wonderful photographer too.

12. Kurt at Nevada Outside for his absolutely beautiful photographs and helping Wild Nevada stay Wild!

13. David at Write in My Journal for as his title states ~ Everyone Has a Story to Tell…and then letting them do just that.

14. Angela & Matt at Eclectic Culture Farm for doing something that I only dream about! Living off of the grid on a farm. All my hopes and prayers are with you and your family on your new journey.

15. Sharon at Digipics Photography for making it a better world with her photographs and friendship.

There…I could fill up more numbers, but it said 15, so I’ll stop.

Finished Pinwheel Quilt with 1930′s Reproduction Fabric

I’ve been working on lap quilts to donate (I had one place in mind, but a coworker threw in another children’s place so I have to make a decision soon).

The latest is a simple Pinwheel quilt using 1930′s reproduction fabric…I was never really fond of the 1930′s fabric before, but thought it would make a nice children’s quilt. Boy is it ever a cheerful fabric! I love it now. I’m going to have to make myself something out of the 1930′s repos! :)

My local quilt shop sells “candy sticks”…10″ squares…that I cut into quarters. The pinwheel blocks ended up being 8″ when all put together.

Binding isn’t one of my strong points. I still can’t grasp the mitered corners. And I never know how to put the stupid things on…do I make a binding strip and sew it on? Do I add it to the quilt top and sew over? So I took down one of my Great Grandma’s quilts and gave it a good go over…she had sewed strips to the front of the quilt and then folded it over and hand-stitched to the back. That is what I did…and it turned out okay.