Tuesday, 14 June 2011

I won an Award!

I have been awarded this lovely award by Lesley Home is Where My Heart Is  Thank you Lesley!  Now I have to award the award on and say a few random facts about myself.

I would like to keep you guessing as to my award winners.  There are two sites that really take my breath away, literally on many occasions.  This is the first one here and here are your clues - it's not a single stitcher but a group.  Some designs are easy for a stitcher to make look good, the Joan Elliot Oriental booklet is a good example.  The designs are simple to stitch but very beautiful, it's almost embarassing when people admire them because Joan has done all the work and I've just stitched it!  However on this site the designer IS a genius and her work is amazing BUT the individual stitchers have so much input into the finished pieces they really deserve the praise as well.  See if you can guess which site it is before clicking!

My second choice is here again it's not a single stitcher, in fact I don't even know if this person stitches herself.  However her artistic talent is definitely not in any doubt.  If "I want to live near X" was a valid reason for getting a Green Card to the States I'd be there at Immigration tomorrrow!  As it is I just have to visit this site and drool all over the keyboard.

Here are some random facts about me:

I volunteer (too much),
I talk in meetings (too much),
I'm not shy,
I'm slow to anger but slower to forgive,
I like to be awkward (if there is a,b and c on a survey I'll be d),
If I can't be the best at something I'll be the worst (sport!), I don't do "average",
I'm a cat-person,
I'm an activist (a lactivist-activist!),
I need positive people in my life otherwise I do get depressed,
I'm an extrovert who recharges by being alone,
I love words.
and finally -
If I could have a superpower it would be the ability to live one day a week as a different person, to get inside their mind and understand their motivation for the things they do.

Hope you've all learned something new about me!  And I have noticed I have 50 followers!  Wow, I try to follow all my followers, so if you follow me and I don't follow you yet it's because I can't find your blog - leave a comment and I'll come stalk follow you.

There are no photos in this post yet - disaster!  It's too late to scan Baby Swing now so I'll do it tomorrow.


anojaa said...

Congrats on your award! You deserve it.
The two blogs you've chosen are awesome. I knew the first one but not the second, so thank you!
And thanks for sharing those facts about you.

Toni said...

Congratulations Jo! Love reading your blog :-)

Sarah said...

congratulations with your award.

Verry nics blog have you ;)

Mvg Sarah

Susan said...

Congratulations on your award. I'm also an extrovert who recharges by being alone, because of that I always score as an introvert on those personality tests - then am accused of cheating!

Bronny said...

Hi - from your newest bestest blogging buddy... follower 51!
I like your answers - I think we'd get on like a house on fire.
not a shy person either!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
I found your blog following Coni by following Anna. How's that for confusion? Congrats on your award. From your list we have a few things in common and one of them is

"I'm an extrovert who recharges by being alone"

and everyone that knows me would agree with this one about me. I am glad to have found your blog. I'm going to add you to my blog list.

Have a wonderful weekend!