Versatile Blogger

Many thanks to Kathy Felstad Usher at Moving on to the Past for recognizing me with The Versatile Blogger award.  (Insert your own visual of me blushing with embarrassment.)  Honestly, I have gained so much from blogging.  When I started I just wanted to join in some of the link-ups.  Little did I know that my friends in the blogging community would become such an important part of my life.  Thanks to Kathy and the rest of you for following me and my kitties as we go about our little lives.  You are the best!

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random things about me:

1.  I'm very proud to say I grew up as a military brat.  My dad was a career Marine.

2.  I met my husband, Mike, when I was 16.  We'll be married 37 years in May.

3.  I've been known to drink vinegar straight from the bottle.

4.  I'm a scuba diver.

5.  I like to read historical fiction.

6.  My ancestry is Amish; i.e., quilters!

7.  I played the role of Sally in "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

Now my difficult task is to choose another 15 bloggers to honor.  My goal was to choose blogs that contribute something unique and interesting to the blogging community.  I wanted to honor bloggers who don't already have an army of followers, but deserve to, nonetheless.  My blog roll is lengthy and there are lots and lots and lots of worthy blogs.  It was difficult to winnow the list to just 15, but here goes:

In no particular order:

1.  What a Hoot! for her beautiful blocks and her BOMs Away linky party.

2.  Zzyzx & Sue for her great sense of humor.

3.  Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures for her beautiful quilting.

4.  Sand and Sunshine for her courage in tackling the Lone Star quilt.

5.  Mrs. Pickles Garden for her attention to newbie quilters with her We Bee Learning block bee.

6.  Morning Glory Designs for sharing her gorgeous and free BOM patterns.

7.  Mareenz for her beautiful photography and for showing me her beautiful country, New Zealand.

8.  Make.Share.Give for a deceptively simple, but always interesting format.

9.  Lily Pad Quilting for her consistently good content.

10.  Life in Pieces for reminding me what it's like to manage a very busy life with teenagers.

11.  Count it all Joy for sharing tales of her lovely family and full-time RV living.

12.  Sarah did it! for her beautiful quilts.

13.  Stormy Days for showing us life in Florida and for her great blogging tutorials.

14.  501 Quilt Blocks for her interesting Zentangles.

15.  Woolensails for her unique needlework and her patterns.

These are just a few of the many blogs I enjoy daily.  You all enrich my life and stimulate my creativity.  Thank you again, Kathy, for honoring the crew of one person and two cats here at Cat Patches.

12 comments from clever and witty friends:

Sarah said...

Wow Barbara - I'm floored and honored to be one of your recipients. This is my little blogs first award! Check back next week and I hope to have passed on the award...

Denise :) said...

Haha! Well darn, Sarah is one *I'd* have surely given it to!! LOL!! Thanks so much, Barbara -- I'm very flattered and honored!!! :)

Snoodles said...

Thanks, Barbara! I'm honored, and I'll be sure to pass this along - check back in a day or two...thanks again!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Congratulations to you and yay for fun, new blogs to discover!

quiltzyx said...

Thanks Barbara! My very first award - maybe that will get me back into a more regular posting routine!!!

Now I have to start figuring out MY 15....

make.share.give said...

Thank you so much! I love your list- so many new friends.

Sandi P said...

Congrats! That's awesome and you deserve it. I already follow several of those you honored, but I'll enjoy checking out the others too.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Thank you. What a great list of bloggers you have put me with. I feel honored.

Reeze Hanson said...

Wow, thanks for including me among this group of amazing quilters and bloggers. I am honored to be among them, and *blush* am thrilled at my very first blogging award! Awww Shucks. Thanks. I am glad you like my Free Block of the Month quilts.

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations Barbara! Well deserved.... yours is one of my first blogs to read each day!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Congrats on getting this award and thank you for awarding it to me. I am very honored!

LynCC said...

Thanks again, Barbara -- I still can't believe the vinegar thing!!! lol