Friday, 30 December 2011

Tidying up the ends before the end of the year... Part Two

In the few weeks before Christmas I was absolutely delighted to be given the Liebster Blog Award by 3 other lovely bloggers!

These are the lovely ladies who gave it to me:  Shelley from All4meggymoo, Kashi from Kashi's Corner, and Hilly T from Hilly Town Blue

Hilly said, " Stocki - Crafter, mother, small business owner, gardener, carer, this is one busy lady!  Her blog is such an interesting place to be and full of lovely thoughts and ideas.  She is also hosting the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 which is a fabulous idea and lots of work for her.  I don't know how she does it"... 

Aww thanks ladies.. and special thanks for the kind words to you Hilly...I'm so pleased that you read and like the blog.

The rules of the award are that upon receipt of the award I should: 

1) Link back to the blogger who gave it 
2) Paste the award on the blog
3) Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
4) Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.

So I have great pleasure in passing on the Liebster Blog Award to 15 lovely blogs.  It is hard to find blogs who have under 200 followers, so I have tried to find some newcomers who really deserve more acclaim and who should rapidly rise to have 200 followers and not be eligible so get over to them quick! 

My 15, (in no particular order) are:

1. Faith from Faith 

I always seem to be following faith around the blogs...she has usually commented on other people's blogs just before I think we must have a lot in common, and she often makes me laugh out loud with her lovely humour!

2. Chris from Getting Hooked Again is in Friesland, Netherlands.

Chris has a lovely sense of colour and always seems to crochet things that I love.  I have only just found her, but will definitely be reading her blog wherever she posts!

3.  From Cotswolds near Stroud comes Clicky Needles 
    Clicky Needles also produce unique hand painted yarns and sells them at  Yummy, yummy yarns in wonderful colour combinations! 

4.  Anna at Esme Rudy.  

    A very much undiscovered treasure which I have just found through Anna contacting me because she wants to send squares for the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012.

    5.  From West Sussex, UK, is Annaboos House
    Oooo here I got hooked by Korknisse, beautiful crochet covered votives and a wonderful sense of humour.

    6.  Terrie from Creative Haven
    Lovely photos and gorgeous crochet.

7.  Have you found Fee at chipper nelly yet? 

    Fee runs a very classy blog, is incredibly creative and sells with 'Not On The High  If you hurry you can meet Minnie the baby micro pig! 

8.  Ahhh lovely Janette at The Green Dragonfly 

This lady has VERY lucky children as she is creative and entertaining and comes up with fantastic crafty ideas to keep them amused.  She crochets beautifully too! 

9.  Nikki from The Home Bird

   Inspiring home photos and beautiful lifestyle ideas.
10. Wendz from 15, Coast Road.  

   Another quite new blog to me, but written as if Wendz is talking straight to you... lovely pictures and thoughts.

11. Annie of Knitsofacto 

A new blog to me... gorgeous and inspiring, Annie from Wales is also on Ravelry.

12.  Penny at Violet White

Penny also has another blog called Chez Penny and did a great job of knitting cakes to raise money for charity (Breast Cancer Care) earlier this year.

13.  Tickety-boo  is from the Cotswold's in the UK.  

Knitting and life written with humour and honesty.

14. I love reading the posts from at RosMadeMe.  

Ros from Essex, UK,  is also very generous with her craft tutorials.  

15.  Last, but definitely not least is Louise from Lally lou lou

Louise is in North Yorkshire and her blog posts include crochet and easy to follow tutorials (I have used the Granny Shawl a few times).  

Phew!  It wasn't hard to find these blogs, but it was VERY hard to keep the choice to 15.. there are some fantastic blogs out there aren't there!? 


  1. Hi Stocki....thanks for visitng my blog, and for this award. Fabby stuff and your kind words have lifted my day from blah to happy. Thank you! :) I'll give this some thought and pass it on in the new year.

  2. Hello! Thank you so much for the award, I'm thrilled! I thought I was a follower of your blog but I realise now that it hasn't been updating in my google reader so I must rectify that.

    Thanks again xxx

  3. Hi Jill, thanks so much for your lovely words and for the award! Hope you have a beautiful sparkly 2012!!! Janette x x x

  4. Well done on the award. It definitely is hard to choose just a few. Everyone has inspirational ideas. Happy New Year :)

  5. Well done on your award! I'll be popping over to all these blogs later today so thanks for the links! x

  6. Ooh, well done to you for being awarded this three times over, and a huge, excited thank you for passing it on to me! I've already had a gander at some of the other lucky blogs, off to have a look at a few more :D

  7. Congratulations on getting three awards! Wowzers! :D
    Even though this happened in 2011, I think it's a great start to 2012 :)

  8. Thank you that is so kind! I'm not sure you should admit to sharing my odd sense of humour though!!

  9. Congratulations JIll, with winning this award! Well deserved:)

  10. Thank you very much for this award I am totally delighted. I will do my bit and post about it as soon as possible. Many thanks and Happy New Year. x

  11. Thank you so much for the award Stocki (sorry for delay - you'll know by now I'm working backwards!)
    I really appreciate it - and loved being called 'classy'!!!
    Off to think about something interesting to say in response...fee x

  12. Why didn't I think of that! I had so many I wanted to nominate.
    You deserve it.

  13. Thank you Jill for giving me this award and your lovely comments. It was such a nice surprise and a wonderful way to start the New Year. Anna xo


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