An Award! For ME?

My lovely friend Chris over at Prism Trail! bestowed this award on me weeks ago! And I know she forgives me for the delay in passing on the award. She is a kind soul who is always, always crafting, is an enthusiastic supporter of bloggers (which has had its rewards), and she never fails to approach whatever life sends her way with a positive, upbeat attitude. Whenever I get discouraged, I remember this post! (If my oven quit - I would never have thought to go to Trader Joe's to save the day!)

And my favorite cactus and daisy artist Teri at Teri's Painted Daisies has just received this award and passed it on to all of us who read her blog! Check out this cool Photoshop technique she uses on some of her paintings. We have used it on some of our photographs and have gotten some surprising and intriguing results. Teri is quite an amazing woman and her blog is a delight.

THANK YOU BOTH! I ACCEPT! Chris and Teri have given me unwavering support and constant encouragement throughout the first few months of my blogging adventure. I hope someday I will meet both of them.

My task as recipient of this award is to name 7 things I love so here goes:

- Hanging out with my children is definitely at the TOP of my list!

- Christmas, St. Nicholas Day, Feast of Guadalupe, Santa Lucia Day, Solstice... I absolutely LOVE the winter holidays- the cooking, crafting, decorating, crafting...and THE COOKIES! To be clear - EATING the cookies. While I'm crafting!

- Crafting with tin, beads, wire and gourds

- Cooking and baking, especially when I am trying out new recipes

- Sitting on my patio first thing in the morning sipping my husband's EXCELLENT coffee (he is THE coffee God) and meditating on my garden

- Hiking in the mountains, the desert, the Olympic Forest and dreaming about the new places I haven't yet explored.

- The whole amazing process of creating

I understand the other condition of acceptance is to name three bloggers I feel deserve the Kreativ Blogger award. That is a difficult task indeed! So, I have decided to give the award to three bloggers who have enriched my crafting experience as a result of a post or tutorial.

- Lolly at Lollychops, because she is encouraging me to return to crewel embroidery with this post and because she introduced me to the cutest "stuffie" I have ever wanted to make!

- Margit at papirklip og aesker, because she has provided so many Woven Heart patterns - I have just finished making this one! Take a little time to explore her site and discover all her wonderful woven heart and folded box templates.

- Hope at Taueret posted images of her gorgeous weavings last Fall, and inspired me to reacquaint myself with weaving assemble the table loom I bought for my birthday last May! It is time! I have a box stuffed full of lovely weaving yarns I bought in the 70's!

Thank you, thank you... I am so happy to have been chosen to receive this award.

I love gourds too! My dad had

I love gourds too! My dad had acres of them when he farmed. I loved seeing all the different colors and shapes that grew and never knowing what would come up.

aw Pam! I am FLATTERED-

aw Pam! I am FLATTERED- thanks! I will enjoy passing this one on (and kibbitzing over your loom ;-)). xxx

oh, wow! I was so busy I

oh, wow! I was so busy I just moderated comments today, I didn't read what Teri said! And now I see that you've been so sweet!! thank you!

I enjoyed reading your 7 things. I have a feeling I missed out, not having kids. But I don't know if I am really a very selfless person. I'd probably make the kids drive themselves to school! And the things you like to craft with: neato! I've never worked with tin or gourds. But there's nothing better than a coffee god! I must come over at coffee time.

Now, I'm going to check out the other sites you mention. Because you have excellent taste, doncha know.

I am so happy you took the

I am so happy you took the award because everything you do here is so creative, wonderful and just a delight!

Thanks for the support Pam! It always makes me happy when someone enjoys my art. And I am so happy you can used the 'inverted colors' tool.

I just looked at Chris's blog and your bragging about her is so true. I enjoyed the visit.

The things you love are no surprise to me: children, holidays, baking, and cooking. The hiking and patio part I did not know and it is another common interest we have.

And, the coffee god! I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!

Wouldn't it be great to meet?!!

Thanks for your kind words

Thanks for your kind words Pam!!!!