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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Good morning,

Wow, what a surprise!  Debbie of Strings of Purls nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award.  I am so honored!  I've never gotten a blog award before.

I understand I am to tell you all ten things about myself that you may not know, then nominate ten more people for this award.  Okaaaaay, here goes!

1.  I have 1 husband, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 Labrador Retrievers all of whom I love dearly.

2.  I love to see people happy and try to be an enabler to help them to be happy.

3.  I love being at sea.  I would rather drive to the port than fly if possible. We couldn't drive to Spain, Brazil, or some other ports, though.  ;)

4.  I have a great appreciation for hand made items and the skill and work that goes into them.

5.  I love to knit, crochet, sew, cook and usually manage to multi task to juggle several tasks at a time, but still get projects finished when needed.  Although I don't quilt, I am in awe of all the gorgeous quilts that others make.

6.  I have had at least one web site continuously since 1994 back when we wrote them using HTML.

7.   I am an avid calendar and list keeper, a habit I have had since school, teaching, and running my own business.  I believe if you keep realistic lists of calendar dates and tasks, you know what you need to do when, can do it, and you free up your brain to do more creative thinking and doing than remembering a list of dates and tasks.

8.  I am a chocoholic and am proud of it!  Chocolate is a FOOD GROUP!

9.  I avoid unpleasant people whenever possible.

10. I have a fabulous yarn stash and a daughter and friends who are my enablers in keeping it stocked!   :)

And, now, I get to nominate 10 more blogs for this award.  These are some great blogs written by very nice people.  I enjoy stopping by, reading what they write, and getting to know them.

It is my pleasure to nominate the following for the Beautiful Blogger Award:

Have a wonderful day!

Very best,



Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Congratulation Lois, very nice award. I am happy to accept and post as soon as we get back from the weekend.We are leaving in a few hrs for 5 days hoping to get some work done. have a great weekend.Rina

Anonymous said...

Congradulations on your first Blogger Award "Beautiful Blogger Award" ! I do enjoy your posts! Such beautiful croheted items, and knitted afaghans, and the breads!! Oh the beautiful breads of alllll differents types! yummm, plus the fact that you are a beautiful person, making items for your friends and family! A perfect award for you!! ...debbie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Congratulations, Lois, and thanks for sharing info about yourself. It's truly amazing how quickly everyone connects in this blog-sphere which is much more satisfying than so many other social network sites (no need to mention them here).
YES, chocolate is definitely a food group, thankfully.
And, thank you for the award nomination, Grenville will smile later this morning...soon as he wakes up - he worked very hard in the garden yesterday.

Diana said...

Well my dear Lois, you certainly deserve this award and congratulations! I love your list! Especially the yarn stash! I have one too and thread, crochet thread!
I am so glad that you got this award!
Love Di ♥

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to you on your well-deserved award! I so appreciate you passing it on to me, I will happily accept it and will post in a few days. Thanks so much!

Wanda said...

Nice award, Lois...you deserve one for your bread recipes alone!

I don't have a stash of yarn, but I do have a stash of dark chcolate!


HBFG said...

Congratulations Lois! The first blogger award is very special and you really deserve this one! You have such a nice blog!
It's great to read more about you, nice to get to know you a bit better :)
Thank you for passing the award on to me, it's an honor!
I hope I'll find some time during the next couple of days to post it on my blog.
Thanks again!
And congrats again too! :)

granny said...

Thankyou so much Lois :0)
I will pick it up and post this weekend.
I enjoyed reading your list.

Erin Wallace said...

Congratulations on your Beautiful Blogger award! I agree that chocolate is a food group and that there is a minimum intake needed each day. Have a great day.

xo Erin

The Mind of a Mom said...

Congrats on your award. It was fun to find out a few things about you as Im new to you blog just as you are new to mine.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Thank you for all of your kind words. The Beautiful Blogger Award was a surprise and is a lot of fun. I look forward to reading about all of the people I nominated, too. :) This is such a beautiful community of people.

The sun is shining where I am today. I hope it is shining where you are today, too. :)

Very best,

Tanya said...

Thank you! Hmm. I wonder if I have anything to tell people that I haven't told on my blog before... I'm pretty open. Let me give it some thought.