The Liebster Blog award? I accept!

ImageThis is such a cool idea. I got nominated for a Liebster blog award by Esther from ipatchandquilt a short while ago. Had no idea what this was. So I googled. Here are the rules that I’ve found at In a Room of My Own:

The Liebster Blog Award is an award for blogs with under 200 followers. Apparently Liebster is German for “beloved” and a blog nominated for this award is “worth watching”.

There are 5 rules attached to this award:

1. If you are nominated for the award and accept it, then you have won!

2. Link back to the person who presented the award to you. Answer their questions.

3. Nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 followers who you feel deserve the award. Ask them questions.

4. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment on their blog.

5. Attach the Liebster award badge to your site.


I’ve found other blogs with slightly different rules, but I think the spirit of the award remains the same. I’m happy for my nomination, and want to include others! So here goes:

Answering Esthers Questions:

  • – What music do you put on when driving?
    • Anything that makes me forget that I’m stuck in Toronto traffic – if I can sing at the top of my lungs, it’s all good!
  • – What colour clothes do you always buy?
    • I’m drawn to blue. Lately though I’m loving black and white geometric print…
  • – What sound just “makes your day”?
    • birds tweeting on a lazy sunday afternoon
  • – What trip would you like to make whenever you had the chance?
    • I’d love to go to QuiltCon (really, really, really!)
  • – Which artist inspires you?


My Nominations

  • A Thousand Quilted Cranes – a truly ambitious and inspirational undertaking. Join the journey.
  • Happy Turtle – you gotta check out her latest project, Eastern Sunrise – the colour palette is fabulous
  • Quilting Grandma – I’m so inspired by her journey into free motion quilting.
  • Through My Window – this mixed media art quilter explores nature in her expressive work
  • Buzy Day – I’ve just started folowing this lover of all things handmade!


IMG_1605My Questions to the nominees

– What or Who inspires you lately?
– What’s your favourite song/movie/tv show?
– When the going gets tough, what do you do to keep going?
– Share a favourite quote or saying (it could be yours)
– Share a favourite picture

I’m lately inspired by colour palettes – paint swatches at the Home Depot, flower bouquets in the supermarket, magazine spreads – especially design and home decor. Somehow, I find myself dissecting what I’m seeing into colour swatches and trying to understand what makes each hue work together.
My favourite song (Crazy – Patsy Cline), movie (Up), TV Show (The Big Bang Theory). My favourite quote – “change is good – you go first”. My favourite picture… well any shot of a Caribbean beach is my favourite – the one I’m sharing is of Pigeon Point, Tobago 🙂


3 thoughts on “The Liebster Blog award? I accept!

  1. Thanks so much for the nomination 🙂 That’s very kind. I was nominated for this award earlier. So if you would like to give it to someone who hasn’t received it before that may be nicer. 🙂 Thanks!

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