Now I Have To Live Up To This – Versatile Blogger Award

Deja vu of near-death dreams are an uncomfortable way to start the day. That’s what happened in the shower this morning. Apparently I drowned last night, or nearly did.

So I started the day off on the wrong foot. A whole Foxtrot of wrong feet.

Then a message arrived in my inbox and cheered me right up:

My blogging pal Curls & Q nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. Here’s a brief description of what the award is all about:

When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.

Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

I checked on the Versatile Blogger Web site and here are the rules:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

 Curls & Q, thank you for your kind nomination. I always hope my readers have one-tenth as much fun reading my blog as I have writing it. For those of you who have not seen Curls & Q’s blog, go and check it out. She writes heart-warming crafting stories that always succeed in making me feel that it’s OK to be obsessed with fiber. In addition, in reading her blog I’ve noticed that we are eerily alike in non-fiber related ways:
  • We both love tea and lemon curd. 
  • We both recently watched and were fascinated by Between the Folds, an indie short about origami. 
  • She puts strawberry and basil in cheese sandwiches, which is an inspired combination, as far as I’m concerned.
  • We’re not afraid of craziness in the pursuit of art (witness the tongue-painting post).
  • We both like to bring our crafts to the office
15 truly awesome bloggers whose posts I enjoy and whose skills I aspire to emulate.
I hereby nominate thee for the Versatile Blogger Award.
5) 7  Things About Myself You’ll Wish I Hadn’t Told You
  1. Sometimes when I’m about to finish a bowl of soup I ponder the most polite way to finish it. Am I supposed to do it the Emily Post way (bowl tilted away), the Continental way (bowl tilted toward you), or the Japanese way (drink it directly from the bowl)?
  2. I own two pairs of tango shoes: one practical pair and one silly pair that are too high for me to wear. They’re very pretty and I bought them in a moment of weakness.
  3. I secretly like dandelions, creeping charlie, etc… and I don’t understand why the TruGreen guys have such a bad attitude about them, leaving hate mail on my door knob. Especially the creeping charlie. It’s kind of cute.
  4. My sister is a lot cooler than I am. We both know it.
  5. My boyfriend buys Legos the way I buy yarn. His Legos live in the craft room. My yarn lives in the Living Room. I’m planning a liberation of the craft room a la Bastille Day.
  6. I often paint my toe nails and then leave the polish on for months. Once all the polish wears off, I repaint them; usually not before.
  7. I drink tomato juice to settle my stomach on long car rides. You’d think the acid would be bad for my stomach, but nope.


  1. Wonderful! You really are such a gifted writer!! The soup item made me laugh out loud! Our mom was a home ec teacher, you’d better believe that there isn’t any way we could hold that soup bowl but away from us!! LOL! Such kind words. 😎 BTW, when you were describing the project you hated, just look at the shawl I posted yesterday. Reading your poem was describing how I felt about the shawl! I don’t think there will be any graduation goggles for me! 😎

  2. Thanks very much for the nomination, what a nice compliment (esp because I think my blog totally stinks I’m even more shocked). I finish my soup the continental way, and I love dandelions too, and I’m also guilty of being a slacker in the nail painting dept. Thanks again, you DO have a great blog!!

  3. Thanks for the pingback 🙂 You have a great sense of humor. I’m with you on the dandelions and toenail polish. Plus I love yarn, although I don’t knit, I crochet. Good to meet you!

  4. I totally nominated you for this too, but I don’t suppose that requires you to do a second post.

    • Aw thanks. I’ll just have to include more call outs to my favorite bloggers on my posts. It’s fun to riff on other bloggers ideas.

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