Monday, 6 February 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award, a link you won't want to miss and Anna of Esme Rudy comes up trumps!

First of all this week I need to say, 'THANK YOU' 
to two lovely ladies who have both given me this 
award in the last couple of days! 

Kashi of Kashi's Corner and Karisma of Karisma's Krafts
have both passed the award on to me and 14 others each! 

I am really happy to know that such lovely people
 visit my blog regularly.... 

The world is such a tiny place in bloggy-land! 

The rules of the award are: 

1. Add the award to your blog.... Ta-dah! 
Isn't it pretty?  My favourite colour too!

2. Thank the blogger(s) who gave it to you.

3. Mention 7 random things about yourself
.... oh my goodness...

  • I have 3 children (1 girl and 2 boys), and 2 step-daughters... all of whom I love VERY much!
  • My husband works away from home and I MISS HIM! 
  • I have a dog called Fred who is my constant companion...THANKS FRED!
  • I run a little online yarn shop from my home which I LOVE - My Grandmother and my Mum both owned and ran shops... My Grandmother ran a general grocers, my Mum ran a sweet shop and cream tea restaurant.  We have photos of them both by their shops doors... and a picture of me with my laptop !
  • I used to be a children's (Paediatric) Physiotherapist...and miss the work (and the children) very much.
  • I have been crocheting since I was about 7, and am still addicted - I hope I never have to stop... I shall decorate heaven with crochet if I get there.
  • I love travelling but hate leaving home :)
4. List the rules....DONE :)

5. Pass the award on to 15 30 bloggers 

The only way to do this is by choosing
 the blogs I go to most.. the ones whose 
posts pop up in my reader and make my 
eyes light up because they feel like 

Ladies I admire your work 
enormously!  If you are on this list
 your blog is very special to me:

In no particular order....

Fee of Chipper Nelly 
Jojo of Cupcake Jojo
Faith of Faith    
Sarah of Annaboo's House
Annie of Knitsofacto
Lindsay of A Wooden Nest
Hilly of Hilly Town Blue
Victoria of Yarn Round Hook
Casey of Plus 3 Crochet
Penny of Planet Penny
Anna of Esme Rudy
 Beberouge of Beberouge
Shelley of All4MeggyMoo
Elisabeth of About Crochet
Jules of Little Woolie
Laura of My House in Africa
Sarah of Crafts From The Cwtch
Carole of Gingerbread Girl
Julie of Rose & Dahlia
Janette of The Green Dragonfly
Lucy of Attic24
Heather of Little Tin Bird
Alice of Crochet With Raymond

Kashi & Karisma - you too would have been 
on my list if I wasn't on yours!

6. Inform each of those 15 30 by leaving 
comment on their blog... I'll do that now :)

Well I can't believe that there can be anyone
 left in bloggyland who needs any further 
inspiration to get a wriggle on and make a
 square for the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012...

But just in case... treat yourself to  a few minutes
 gazing in awe at Debbie's amazing 

over at Serendipity patch.

Then pop back here and see what Anna
 from Esme Rudy sent us for the BBB 2012...

Six beautifully crocheted squares!  

The pattern Anna used was Square number 55, 
'Centred Square' from the book '200 Crochet Blocks' 
by Jan Eaton.

Each square measures  14cm x 14cm

Anna has used Panda Cotton 8 ply yarn for all 
6 squares.

The base of all the squares is deep ecru colour...

With combinations of pale pink, mint green 
and lemon yellow...

Some close ups.... 

Thanks so much for joining in with The 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 Anna...

You have 6 chances to win the whole blanket.. 



  1. Hi Stocki, Love to know those random facts about you :)

  2. Why thank you kindly! I'm thrilled to be included in such a prestigious list! (mostly my fav blogs too - no surprise!)
    I will of course be following the rules and passing on the award - but not until my crazy week of love (blocks) has finished so please don't think I'm ungrateful...just manic!
    lots of love coming your way
    fee x

    1. That;s fine by me Fee.. I just wanted to pass it on...hugs, Jill x

  3. you are invited to follow my blog

  4. Hi Jill! Congratulations to your award, you really deserve it! I love to come here, reading your posts and admire your work! Thank you so much for passing this award on to me! I wanted to nominate you too, but you was faster! :) I´m still writing on my seven random things!
    My husband and I were seperated too for a while, he lived in Irland and I had to stay in Germany for 6 more month until I could follow him, it was a horrible time for me, so I feel very sorry for you!
    Now, I will go and write on my post again!
    Sending you lots of hugs!

    1. Thanks for all your kind words Barbina.. I shall look forward to reading your 7 things too. Nice to know that other people are out there in the same position... hugs, Jill :)x

  5. Hello Jill,

    Congratulations with your awards, well deserved! Thank you for putting me on your shortlist:) I do appreciate it!
    I can image that the situation is difficult for you and your husband!

    About the BBB: more squares and all so beautiful!
    Big hug!

    1. Thanks so much Elisabeth... your blog is very easy to give awards to! Hugs, Jill :)x

  6. OOOOh thank you so much Jill for this award ! I am very honored :) and congrats for yours too :) I enjoyed reading your facts...I will surely help you decorating heaven even though I am not so sure I shall go there :) hehehe I think I am going downstairs instead :)

    1. Thanks Angie.. oh you know you'll be going upwards...I'm relying on your help now! hugs, Jill x

  7. Well first, congratulations on your award :D And second a thrilled and humble thank you for mine. I will have to put my thinking cap on for the 7 things and 15 blogs to nominate. You have many of my favourites in your list but I'm off to have a look at the ones that are new to me :D

    1. Thanks Annie... have fun choosing.. I had to whittle down my list and it was painful...we are lucky to be linked to so many fabulous bloggy places :)x

  8. I am so glad I found your blog! And now I have so many more to see! It makes my day to see all these beautiful block. As a new crocheter, I find it all so inspiring. Thanks

  9. An award well deserved, loved reading the facts about you, thank you for mine, i'm very honoured I'm on your list. I will try and get it done sometime next week.
    I love the squares they are gorgeous.xxxx

  10. Wow what beautiful squares they are.

    Thank you so much for the award thats amazing. I shall try and call by the blogs you have named but I am not already reading.
    You so deserve the award.

  11. I second Shelly's Wow. Those squares are lovely. I have only recently discovered the travelling bug so love leaving home, but its always nice to come back too. :-)

  12. I'm absolutely stunned and feel so loved thank-you so much for the lovely award, much appreciated. Your holiday looks lovely what wonderful photos of the yarn shop I agree it does make sense to sell yarn that way but I do like browsing with all the skiens. I'm so glad to see Esme Rudy's squares she is such a talented lady her crochet inspires me every day. I love that you have a photo of you with your lab top and your mum and grandma with their shops oh how times have changed :)

    1. I forgot to say a freckle is what we call those chocolate circles with sprinkles on top. :)

  13. Hello Jill, Thanks so much for the award, I feel quite chuffed to be included in such a great list! Lovely to learn a few fact about yourself, I am jealous -I would love to open a little yarn shop on line from home too, just selling yarns I use and love or want to try! One day....
    anyway, I must get cracking on my contribution to the BBB, I haven't forgotten! Have a great day! Julie :)

  14. Thanks so much for the Versatile Blogger Award, it’s really lovely of you

  15. Congratulations on the double award, very well deserved. I love reading your posts (even though Blogger keeps losing you and a few other blogs I follow, so do miss some updates!!!) and you have directed me to quite a few wonderful blogs as well.
    Thank you so much for including me in your blog list, I'm really pleased and grateful!! Especially as I LOVE the other blogs on your list.
    I love all the new squares that are arriving, it must be getting to quite a size by now. xx

  16. Thank you so much for thinking of me when giving out this award :) I'm really horrible at remembering to post about these things on my blog, so I wanted to leave you a comment to let you know how much I really do appreciate it!

  17. You are too, too kind!
    I'm glad you enjoy my little corner of blogland, as I enjoy yours!
    Wish there were more hours in the day to read loads more!

  18. Thank you Jill for giving me the award. I never thought that when I started my blog that I would have people from around the world following it. It was mainly a way for me to have a record of all the things that I have made for people who are important in my life. And thank you for the wonderful job that you are doing in organising the BBB 12:)


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