Tuesday, March 04, 2008

An Award and Some Sweet Treats

Kim over at Mouse Medicine honored me with this award. Thanks so much for including me, Kim!

I lifted the following wholesale from Kim's blog:

"Art Prize and Award

"This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day."

I love vanilla's take on 'the rules' which are:
The usual rules apply, post award on blog, pass award on to five others. You know the drill."

Yep, we know the drill.

As usual, this is a difficult proposition, and I can't possibly list all of the blogs that inspire me, so here are a few, in no particular order:

Emmy at Cramzy - I've followed her blog for a couple of years, I guess. Her lovely colors are a big inspiration as well as her work with the embellisher.

Gerri at GerriCon.designs - Another blog that I've followed forever. Gerri's old header contained the words: “The artful creations of a high fiber grandma with occasional political rants.” The artful creations are my favorite part!

Kim at SkybellArts - One of my favorite items is Kim's Weekly Collage. I admire her creative take on things and the discipline with which she applies herself to her projects. I also love that our thinking often coincides in areas outside of fabric art.

Marie at ZQuilts - From painting to quilting to felted purses and crows (do check out Epley), Marie runs the gamut of creative endeavors.

Bari at Bari J: A Journal of Creative Inspiration -- I love her belts and purses and her way with color and fabric combinations.

Tonya at Lazy Gal Tonya -- Sheer exuberance! Colorful, fun, self-taught, and this quilter is unafraid to follow her own path!

Kathy at Kathy Nida -- Wow! She blows me away with the most unusual and fascinating styles I've encountered!

Acey at Nichobella -- From embroidery to herbs and flowers to quilts to philosophy. Much to see and think about here.

Jude at Spirit Cloth -- A teller of stories, Jude's work always has a narrative, is always experimental, and always has layers -both physical and emotional. Her What If blog examines the imaginative and experimental processes involved in her work.

There are so many more, but they will have to wait- especially since I didn't stop at five. I should do one of these for traditional quilters and one for creative crafters because of the pleasure I experience in all of the blogs I visit, but I've run out of computer time (until I complete some of the necessary chores and visits, etc.)

Last night, Fee called while I was busy with dinner and asked if I needed him to pick up anything. Oh, yes, please! Something sweet, maybe some cookies?
When will I learn? By the way, those Hershey cookies are delish! Notice the diet cookies in the midst of all of those calories?


  1. oh my goodness. thank you!

  2. Jenclair I am LOLing at all those cookies. Looks like something I would do. Thanks for the links to some of your favorite blogs. Time for me to do some more surfing!

  3. Thank you Jenclair! The blogging world has opened up wonderful ways to embrace new friends. I love your spirit and appetite for life.

    Speaking of appetite - I'll take the biscotti anytime! ...with ginger and chocolate, please.

  4. What a lovely surprise I found when I opened your blog tonight. Thank you, Jenclair, I count you among my best blogging friends and one of the originals!! Love ya!!

  5. Jude - You are welcome! Thanks for providing all the inspiration.

    Myra - You'd be surprised at how little is left of all of those treats. Shame on me.

    Kim - The biscotti is by far my favorite! But I did like those Hershey things, too. I love the blogging world for the friends that have become a part of my daily routine.

    Gerrie - Awww!


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