How exciting! I have been awarded a Versatile Blogger Award by Carrad over at Faded Reverie. Carrad is lady of many crafty talents - I'd like to thank her for the award and making the days she posts that bit more colourful!
I gather the instructions are as follows:
a. Pass the Award on to fifteen recently-discovered blogs of your own.
b. List seven facts about yourself, and
c. Thank the awarder.
I seem to have started this in reverse..so I will continue that way!
Carrad listed seven 'Firsts' from her childhood and that got me thinking about 'firsts' so here are seven of my 'firsts':
The first poster on my bedroom wall was of Donny Osmond sporting a maroon cap and a toothy smile!
My first part in a school play that I can recall was as a tree - and I been a wooden actress ever since!!
I got my first pair of glasses after my 40th birthday.
On the first morning that I stayed at my Grandma and Granda's house I was woken by the sound of an approaching rattling cup and saucer - I was given a very weak cup of tea containing a couple of spoonfuls of rainbow sugar crystals!
I have just completed my first week crocheting (have I mentioned that exciting fact before?!)
I followed my first felt bowl tutorial from Liz, my first blog comment was from Becky, Melody is my first blog buddy from the USA, I won my first giveaway from Sarah, Kate is the first person I know who runs two blogs singlehandedly, Jenny is the first person I have seen to embroider spectacles! and Tracey is the person who inspired me to make my first post!
....and my last first is that this is the first anniversary of my first post!!
So I'd like to pass the award on to three bloggers I have found recently:
and one who's a little less recent
Helen has lots of creative strings to her bow and her birthday cake was incredible!
I am aware that some bloggers are uncomfortable with the accepting and passing on of awards, so if I have included you on the list I will not be offended if you choose to ignore it.
My intention in mentioning your blog is to to say how much I look forward to your updates and all your creative inventions!
Reflecting on my first year of blogging I have really enjoyed reading lots of people's experiments, exploits, tips, and stories and have been inspired by the beautiful pictures, illustrations, photos and items people have designed and made.
Some blogs I love for their writing style and content - Linnhe you really make me smile, and think!
I'd like to finish by saying a massive thank you to all my bloggy friends for your comments, inspiration and support. Also another massive thank you to all my other followers who comment so positively when they see me!
Here's to another fun bloggy year and some posts with a few more pictures!!