Lori at Mountain Woman At Heart has given me this award! Lori is a motorcycle riding, quilting, mission leading mother and grandmother who has great wisdom and is so much fun - I love visiting her blog because I never know if she's going to be in her quilting room, on her motorcycle, or in Louisiana on a mission trip. Thank you Lori.
Here are the rules:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
Now ya'll know that usually I just ignore the rules and do whatever I want with these awards. And that's exactly what I'm gonna' do now - I wouldn't want you to be disappointed. :) But I am gonna' list some blogs that I enjoy. Some are recent discoveries and some are old friends. If they read this and find it - what a nice surprise for them! If they don't, well they should have been reading, that's all I can say!
1. V And Company is a blog I just found today! This young woman's husband is in the military and she is carrying on the home front in a way that would make all of us proud. She has some good tutorials, like a tea towel apron, a compassionate heart, and the courage to start her own business. You should visit her and wish her a good time since her husband is coming home for a two week visit. She's also having a giveaway because she's so happy about seeing him!
2. Janera at My Garden Hat is a high school English teacher who has a passion for her job (don't you love that!). She's a wonderful writer, I guess it comes natural (I mean an English teacher...right?) and if you look back a few posts (August 6) she has a great tutorial on how to make a delicious chicken fried steak. Who wouldn't want to read that?
3. Linda at Behind My Red Door has great pictures of her Primitive home - and all kinds of primitive "stuff" that I've fallen in love with. I never thought I liked primitive till I saw her house but she's inspired me to go out and buy a couple of things. Shame on her, making me spend money!
4. Bonnie at Quiltville's Quips & Snips loves quilts, vintage sewing machines and pears. You really should look at her machines for a wonderful glimpse of the past. I have two vintage machines so I've really enjoyed those posts.
5. Colleen at Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens is working on two wonderful quilts - Nice People Nice Things which is embroidery and The Great Pumpkin Quilt which is applique. She is also a cross stitcher - I think she can do most anything and often does.
6. Rose Mary at Life in a Cordwood Cabin is an Arkansas buddy who only lives a couple of hours from me. She has a very eclectic blog and includes lots of pictures of her country life. You'll want to check on the progress of her porch.
7. Pat, another Arkansas quilter, at Bird Nest on the Ground does the most beautiful embroidery, as well as quilting, that I've ever seen. And she has pictures of her sewing studio on her latest post so you'll love seeing those.
We've had nearly 10 inches of rain at my house so far and the lake is up to the top of the sea wall even after they lowered the water 3 feet getting ready! My poor husband is holding down the fort without me since I'm still stuck in Missouri. Lots in our area are without power and all our electric people have gone to Louisiana to help out there so Oklahoma folks are coming to help us. Isn't it wonderful to have good neighbors!