Monday, August 2, 2010

Blog award and bloggy love!

I got a fabulous surprise on Friday when I received this 'One Lovely Blog Award' from the gorgeous Laura at my summer house. If you haven't visited her blog before then I definitely think you should. It is full to bursting with wonderful images, photos, thoughts and posts. Laura also has a lovely shop on Etsy - which you can find here.

Having been given this award, I now get to pass it on to a few more people, so (if they will accept it) I would like to pass on this award to the following blogs.

Buttons and Bows - for sharing lots of great tips and helpful advice (and for being all round awesome crafty types!)

Chair Up - Ange does absolutely amazing things with fantastic fix ups of unwanted chairs - pop by and take a look, I'm sure you'll agree she does a brilliant job!

BaggieAggie - Crafter and fiction writer extraordinaire! If you haven't read Fast Friday Fiction then you are missing out!

The Pink & Blue Blog - For a little bit of cool (I'm resigned to the fact I'm not - but this blog is!)

Miss Sew & So - A fellow Aussie living in the north of England. Her blog has absolutely beautiful photos and inspires me to try to make my blog better.

Wrapped Up With String - For sounds of Sunday tunes, for being a fellow 'Gleek' and for being a very clever crafter.

Lemon and Lavendar - Another blog that inspires me to work on making my blog better. Lots of lovely photos and posts that you won't want to miss.

Here are the seven things that I know absolutely:

1) We ALL have the power to do extraordinary things - we just have to decide to do them.

2) Adversity truly does make you stronger.

3) Sewing your fingers with the sewing machine HURTS!

4) If you can envision it, you can create it.

5) You should always treat others how you would like to be treated (always!)

6) Life can take you to places you never expected.

7) Any day spent sewing is a good day!

All images sourced from web, source location via embedded links


BaggieAggie said...

Oh, you sweetheart - thank you so much! I wish I hadn't removed my Fast Fiction Fridays now (did it yesterday). Never mind - I'll post something new and hopefully entertaining this week. :-)

Congrats on your own award - hugely deserved! xx

BaggieAggie said...

Though last week's is back up now, in case anyone fancies a quick one minute read. :-)

Sarah said...

What a lovely surprise - thank you very much! You've made my Monday :)

Sarah x

laura said...

Thankyou melissa for the gorgeous and kind words. I like that you did the seven things you know ...!! I like the things you know, and you are so right! It did make me laugh too; the image of the little girl and the sore finger!! I forgot to say that you have to leave a comment or message to let the other people know on their blogs, just incase ... I hope that you are having a gorgeous day sweet lady! big hugs, Lauraxx

chair up said...

Thanks so much Melissa for the blog award. I always enjoy popping by your blog and seeing what you're up to:o)
Have a wonderful day!

Melissa K said...

Hi all,
I'm so glad I was able to pass on an award and it was really intersting thingking about the things I know absolutely.
Laura - thanks for your message, I did let every one know. I loved that photo too. I sewed my finger on the weekend, which was what inspired that 'truth'! (I'm a bit of a klutz, so is probably just sheer incredible luck I've never done that before in the 20 odd years since I learnt to sew at school!)
If anyone is wondering, no, the thread didn't go through, it just bent the needle - ouch!
Hope everyone is having a lovely day!
Mel xx

Miss Sew & So said...

hello lovely fellow expat- i am *delighted* to accept this award....we have just arrived back from a long weekend on the stunning northumberland coast line and this has made my evening.....
*what you know* made me smile- big and wide....
from nelson mandela to sewing your fingers - or bending the needle- we are two aussies with such similar beliefs...
big thanks
melissa xxx