Monday, 19 March 2012

IHSW and an Honour

Good evening all, did you have a good International Hermit and Stitch Weekend? Mine wasn't bad, better than I expected, but not as good as I would have liked. Thanks to Ben wanting to watch more sport than there can possibly be in the world on Saturday I got to settle down with my stitching, unfortunately I had to clean the bathroom first, which was much less exciting. This page is basically brown and green, which you can see, but it's progressing, and the next time I start a page I think (hope) that there will be tyres. The plan it to finish this page by the end of the month, which I pretty sure should be achieveable, even by my slow standards.
Secondly, the honour... I have to thank weustygirl for nominating me for a Liebster award, which I'm very excited about, it's my first award.

Liebster is a german word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.

4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people dont know about you.

So, the five people that I'm going to share it with are...

1. Topcho at bla. bla? bla! where she's doing many projects that I absolutely love, and always leaves lovely comments for other people.
2. Shirl at Designs on Craft2 who does many magical things that I have no idea how to do, currently some rather exciting home made felting!
3. Dorothea at Gizzimomo' s Stitchy Place who is definitely the fastest stitcher ever, and works on so many beautiful projects, that I'm just green with envy every time I visit her blog.
4. Ana at Ana ~ Stitch just because she has fabulous taste (ie very similar to mine) and I love watching the progress on her projects.
5. Julie at Julie and Yes Dear's Ravings because she does lovely stitching, and again, leaves lovely comments for people.

So, 5 things about me, I have no idea
1. I've been bowed to by David Bowie, unfortunately I was about 7 at the time and have absolutely no memory of it, and didn't know who he was at the time.
2. I'm obsessed with Penguins and Dragons
3. I've recently discovered an obsession with Anime, and am now desperately trying to find a lovely anime chart to stitch
4. I'm a grammar and spelling b*tch, I mentally spell check, I'm sorry!
5. The country I most want to visit is Japan, because I'm fascinated by Geishas after reading a book when I was a kid.


Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching, well done. Congrats on your award :)

Yvon (jioya) said...

Congrats on your award.
And i like the look of the road and the greenery, you have to have a road first the bike has to ride on something solid,i hope to see more of it soon.

Good luck with it and happy stitching!

Hugs Yvon.

Anonymous said...


Lovely stitching and congrats on your award. I enjoyed reading your random facts.

Happy stitching.

lesli said...

You can definitely finish that page by end of month, I'll be cheering you on! :) Your IHSW progress looks beautiful!
Congrats on your Liebster award!
Love your facts!

Topcho said...

Aww thank you for the award and the sweet words! Lol glad to know you're into anime! What kind of patterns are you looking for? I guess you already checked Anime stitching/Dork Stitc/ Gatchastitch/ Super Stitch :) And if you like the chibi style, you may like SODA stitch

Anne said...

Lovely progress and congrats on the award!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. Congrats on your award.

Heidi said...

So many hermits are working on HEAD projects. It is looking great. Congratulations on your award.

Hugs from Holland ~

mdgtjulie said...

That is fascinating, Kim. David Bowie, huh? Too bad you didn't know who he was, lol. I hope you have a piccy of the event!!! I love Dragons too. I have a thing for big, scary, mean dragons especially. I'm not as attracted to the cute ones, lol. And I hate text speak and anything else where words are not written out and spelled correctly!!! Drives me nuts. Hope you're having a good day, and I"ll post about the award next time!!

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, and DR looks great. Keep up the good work!! BTW, I'm shocked that I got the word verification right. I'm sitting here squinting and turning my head to the side, lol.

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely progress on your HAED! Congrats on your award. I got it too. ;)


mdgtjulie said...

Thanks for the award again, Kim. I've got my post up now, if you want to check out the blogs I tagged.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congrats on your award! Now I'll check out the other blogs you mentioned. I love reading fun things about other stitchers. I love your fact #4 the best!

Ewa said...

Ooooh have you seen ? There's some anime smalls in there :)

Mangogirl said...

great stitching and congrats on your award.