Tuesday, 21 February 2012

More firsts!

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!!


Linnhe Mara said...

Congrats Ali, and may I say well deserved too.
Rainbow sugar crystals! What a lovely memory to have.
Hope the crochet is going well. I still have to get around to that *sigh* Too many crafts , not enough time ........ :o)

Creative Chaos Art said...

Congrats on the award, and thank you for passing it on :) I will see what I can do with it! Really kind of you :)
(Shall I be the first person you know who runs 3 blogs?!)
Helen x

Tracey Todhunter said...

What a lovely post, full of generosity and good humour - just like you :)
I'm really looking forward to another year of your woolly adventures.
Tracey x

Starfish Studio said...

Another lovely post Ali. I think the various awards are a great idea for the bloggy community to spread the word about the vast array of great blogs out there. I just never seem to have enough time to get really stuck in to following through all the recommendations that I read about. It would be great to have time to devote one day a week to finding and reading interesting blogs.

Congrats on your first anniversary! Did you bake a cake to celebrate (any excuse in my house!) Here's hoping it's the first of many such anniversaries :)

Kate x

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Unknown said...

Congrats on your latest award, Al. I'm glad you have enjoyed your first year of blogging so much and I'm pleased to have played a tiny part in that. I, too, have enjoyed reading your posts (I didn't realise I left the first comment on your blog!). It's great to find people with whom you have so much in common and who inspire you to try new things, so thank you for all the inspiration you have given me!
Keep up the great work!
Becky x
(PS In my half-awake state I commented on a tattoo that you had done earlier in the year - then panicked when it dawned on me it wasn't you! I am a complete idiot! Just ignore me! I deleted the comment and left this one instead!)

Unknown said...

That was supposed to say 'Ali' and before I make anymore mistakes I'm going to bed! x

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Becky's comments have made me chuckle - I know that late-night drowsy blogging feeling, too! Anyway, well done on your award, Ali, and also for completing a year of blogging! I love reading your interesting and generous-hearted posts - here's to another creative year! Liz xx

Ali said...

Thanks Kate...do pancakes count? We had plenty of them!! x

Ali said...

...unfortunately I'm not that brave Becky!!

Ali said...

Thank you all for all your amazing comments...looking forward to sharing your news over the next year too! xx

Emma V said...

Thank you so much for popping by my blog and being so utterly generous.I am way behind my stuff at the moment - so I hope to sort out completing the award very soon.
Thank you again - I am loving the pink by the way!!!

Lynne Rowe said...

Hi and thanks for nominating me for the award - that's really lovely of you. Your felt work is amazing so I'll be taking some time to go through your blog and be inspired.

Happy blog anniversary - it's my first anniversary today of start self employment - hooray.

Looking forward to more interesting posts from you, Lynne