Reader Appreciation Award has nominated me for the Reader Appreciation Award.Ā  It’s always nice to be appreciated by fellow talented fiber addicts, thank you for visiting and commenting on my ramblings! šŸ™‚

The rules for receiving this award are as follows.
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer 10 questions.
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

The Questions
Your favourite colour? Green?
Your favourite animal? Horses
Your favourite non-alcoholic drink? Orange juice

Facebook or Twitter? FB – mostly lurking
Your favourite pattern? Sunlight through tree branches
Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Neither. I prefer random acts of kindness ā€“ giving and receiving! (sorry – I just had to copy this one)

Your favourite number? They’re just numbers, who cares? šŸ˜‰
Your favourite day of the week? Sunny, calm days
Your favourite flower? Sunflower
What is your passion? Colours

I’ve chosen some of the newest blogs in my reader to share, simply because I haven’t gotten that many yet, I’m kinda picky. Fibercrush is one of those and I thought about nominating you until I remembered I got this from you. šŸ˜‰ And I’m having a hard time finding blogs that we don’t share in our lists!

Pam de Groot

Tread gently on the Earth

A word in your ear

Inspire; to breathe

Stitched up Mama

Canadian Hiking Photography

Colour it Greeen

Wendi of the treasure

Seascapes aus

The Witch of the Forest Grove



Well, in awarding me the “Blog on Fire” award, Grackle & Sun (my secret internet twin – such as point 5, 6 & 8 on her list just to mention a few little synchronicities), also used the title, so I had to come up with other hot stuff. I’m honoured and amused and a tiny bit embarassed to be selected, and of course thrilled that some people actually enjoy my ramblings through hobbyland.

Thanks also for pointing me to OTHER cool blogs besides her own, expanding my territory and awareness, as well as reminding me to drink more water….

The rules for the Blog on Fire Award are to write 8 unusual things about yourself or your pet and then to share the award with 8 other bloggers who you think are on fire.

  1. While I don’t disapprove of tv as such, I rarely watch and could easily live without one. (alas, the tall guy cannot) Apart from the odd movie I mostly end up watching just the news, sporadically, or weird stuff about Egyptian mummies on the cultural channel.
  2. I then think up art yarns inspired by egyptian grave stuff.
  3. I sortof believe in magic. I mean almost. As in, wouldn’t it be nice, and well, you never can be quite sure, can you? (er yes, I do watch “Merlin” btw)
  4. My nervous wreck of an Arabian horse is too polite to really spook or disobey, but you always know if he’s scared or worried because he flaps his lower lip loudly, flipflop, flipflop.
  5. I’m 46 and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.
  6. As a kid I liked to eat bananas with salt licorice pastilles.
  7. I read bedtime stories to my husband almost every night. Currently “Witches Abroad”, a Discworld novel.
  8. I have a knack for learning languages, to the point of embarrassment when I unintentionally mimic the accent of the locals on holidays to Scotland.

And for 8 blogs that I enjoy for a variety of reasons on a variety of subjects (I can’t ever stick to just one interest in life, I want it all!). Being new to blogging I’m also new to reading them, so my list is a work in progress.

pangaweka – impressionist blog in poetic form with lovely photos and recipes

La Belle Helene – fiber and jewellery artist, lovely stuff!

Growing Colour – plant dyeing and felt painting (another craft on my todo list)

Hovercraftdoggy – serving daily quirky and cool photos

whatzitknitz – knitting, dyeing, a cute dog and funnny toys

Sosae – a textile artist with my kind of appetite for colour

Photos from the area around Cairo/Giza by resident American friend

Inside the head of a South African(?) bookseller

Hey, this was kinda fun! Maybe I should play girly games more often. šŸ˜‰