Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thrice Blessed with Three Awards



Let me quote Bobbie, I need to go out and buy a lottery ticket.  

I have, in the past few weeks I have twice been given the honor of One Lovely Blog Award from Mandy of Beads for Brains: 365 and Bobbie, of Beadsong Jewelry and an Educator Award (part of Blog 5) from Therese of Therese's Treasures.  

I am both overwhelmed and honored. 

With regard to the One Lovely Blog Award, I am to name 7 random facts about myself and link to 15 blogs.  This is very similar to the Kreative Blogger award I recently received.  Instead of repeating myself I am going to add 39, yes 39, new links to my already lengthy list of blog links on my second tab.  I think each and every one of these links is extraordinary and have added them to my RSS feed.  When any of these 239 bloggers creates a post I view it.  (See my post about The Next Button to discover exactly how I navigate to all those blogs.)

As part of the Blog 5 Awards Therese gave me an Educator Award.  I love to teach; I honestly believe teaching enriches both student and teacher.  I hope my love for sharing knowledge extends beyond the tutorial.  As a recipient I am to name 5 bloggers in the following categories:

Artistic: A blogger whose work is consistently beautiful.  Every blog that I follow needs to be in this category.  I am, however, going to limit myself to just one who is part of the 39 new blogs on my list.

     Artful Living on the Bluff, Designs by Cindy Caraway

Style: A blogger who uses style to inspire; a blog that is photographically beautiful.  This is actually a tumblr, not a blog and I have given it an honorable mention before.  I find this art inspiring for many different reasons.

     Blog Posada

Journalistic: A blog that is really well written, informative and inspires discussion.  I have named these three bloggers for their writing before.

     Nichole Hanna 

     Beadsong Jewelry

     Olive Bites

Educator: A blogger providing great usable tutorials that are easy to follow.  There are multiple blogs I could include on this award, but I am going to mention only one because I just love her "I Might Make That" series.

     Torque Story


Newbie: A favorite new blog (less than 100 followers; blogging less than a year).  I am going to refer you back to the Kreative Blogger award where I set one of my limits to bloggers with less than 100 followers and I mostly stayed within my own rules.

Honorable Mentions: These are some of the 39 new blogs that I want to draw your attention to.

If you love big and complex seed bead jewelry be sure to visit Caroline Fung and Crimson Frog Designs by Kinga Nichols.

If freeform peyote inspires you hop on over to Ibolya-gyöngyei.

I love to look at wire weaving and maybe one of these days I will give it a serious try; for inspiration be sure to visit Mar Ya Morevna a Russian artist.  I also added Taniri Design to the list, although this blog has not been updated for the last year.

For unique and romantic jewelry be sure to look through the posts of Edera Jewelry who does the most amazing work with lace and beads.

A special shout-out for My Bead World who has been most supportive in comments.

One final thank you to Mandy, Bobbie, and Therese for the awards.  I feel blessed, validated, and empowered.  I grinned from ear to ear when I saw my blog listed with other bloggers that I admire and respect.


18 comments:

  1. You're a doll for including me - thanks! And thanks for the blogs you highlighted. Many are new to me, and are now added to my blogroll. Much more eye candy and fun writing to enjoy!

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    1. You are welcome. At some point I might just think I have to many blogs to follow, but I am not there yet.

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  2. Thank you so much for rewarding my blog! I'm always pleased when you visit... :)
    Like Bobbie, there are some new ones here that I'm looking forward to checking out.

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    1. I really enjoy your blog- your beadwork is fabulous and reading your posts is as familiar as chatting over a cup of coffee at a kitchen table.

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  3. Wonderful picks! thanks for adding new wonderful reads to my blog list! Congrats on all of your awards - so well deserved, and thrice blessed :)

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    1. Thank you.

      Every single link on my List of Links are wonderful reads I wish I could give a shout out to all of them.

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  4. Kathy- congrats on all your awards- they are so well-deserved and THANK YOU for the shout-out for mine. I have so badly neglected it lately -thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking around- will let you know how my beadacious attempt at channeling you goes!

    xo- Cat :)

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    1. You are welcome Cat; your blog is one of my very favorites of course I will stick around. We all get busy from time to time.

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  5. Hi Kathy Jo,
    You are welcome for the award and so glad that you have past the award on. Congratulations, you are very deserving of these award.
    Therese

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  6. Congratulations on your awards! This blog hop has introduced me to some awesome new blogs, including yours! I'm now following :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad to have you along.

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  7. How sweet! Thank you for the mention KJ! Can't wait to check out the new blogs!!

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    1. Thank you Mandy for the award- I was honored.

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  8. Congratulations! You definitely deserve the award. :)

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  9. KJ - Congratulations on your blog awards. You deserve each and every one - your blog is wonderful and I love it. :)

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