Monday, February 25, 2013

Leibster Blog Award :)

One must always give credit where credit is due so here they are!
Lorna McMahon awarded me with the Leibster Blog Award from Sew Fresh Quilts! <--- I linked this to take you to the specific blog post but if you copy the address it will simply take you to her blog.
To be honest, this is the second Leibster Blog Award that I've gotten.
Marelize Ries over at New Beginnings awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award the first time :)
You are not obligated to participate, but if you choose to, here are your objectives:
  • Let the person that nominated you know you are willing to participate by commenting on their blog  (double check)
  • Create a blog post, in which, you thank them for the nomination and link back to their blog (check)
  • In your blog post, also include 11 random facts about yourself (check)
  • Answer the 11 questions posed to you (check)
  • Present the award to 11 other small blogs, posing 11 new questions for them to answer(check)
  • And post the award on your blog (check)
Where are we? Oh Yes, 11 random facts.....
1. I love to read, I mean a lot. Before the quilting bug bit I would read at least one book a day. (usually about 300 page books, just to clarify I'm not talking about short stories or children's books) Since quilting that has slowed down substantially, I now only read about 3 books a week.
2. I haven't stepped foot in my sewing room since Feb.6th when one of my childhood best friends passed away. Since her memorial service was yesterday I'm trying to make myself start doing things that make me happy again instead of constantly dwelling on this sadness and unconsciously punishing myself for not seeing her more in the last couple years. (Ha! Who needs a therapist when you can self-diagnose lol)
3. I am hopelessly addicted to the T.V. show Charmed! Have been since its first episode.
4. I have two favorite movies and they are polar opposites. P.S. I Love you and Sweeney Todd Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 
5. My son recently learned to roller skate and to my delight he loves it, I am beyond happy..... because it gives me an excuse to skate again lol
6. Horseback riding, while not something that has happened often, was the highlight of many of my childhood memories starting with one of my first when my Grandpa Ray put me on a pony for the first time when I was a tiny thing.
7. I love to bake. I cook only because it's a necessity to live :p
8. If you ever met me in person you might be surprised at how random I truly am. Eclectic has been used when describing me (by persons other than myself) fairly often.
9. I can't lie. Well, technically I can but I'm very bad at it. I can't keep a straight face, it actually quite disturbing when trying to plan a surprise party : /
10. I was once stung by a jellyfish on my neck, it was quite horrific, I wouldn't recommend it. Yet I'm not scared of the ocean and jump right in every chance I get. However, my son seems terrified of it.... how did that happen?!?!?!
11. I am terrified of bees. Completely and irrevocably, run and hide, I'm not going outside if I see one scared. All because of a kid who got stung in the lunchroom behind his ear when I was in the 3rd grade. You know I didn't eat lunch for almost 3 weeks because I would sit with my ears covered instead of eating because I was scared one would "get me" until my mama talked the people in charge into letting me wear my jacket hood over my ears so I would eat! (no it's not that bad anymore, I can almost sit still when I see one.... unless it flies directly at me then all bets are off!)
Up Next are the questions posed by Lorna that we get to answer!
1 What/who inspired you to start quilting? My Mother-in-law started me on quilting. She affectionately says she created a monster.

2 If you were able to change one thing about your quilting area, what would it be? It would be a studio instead of a room so size seems to fit.

3 What are your favourite quilting books/magazines? Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and quilting, and Quilter. I don't have many quilting books but Midnight Quilts is the one that kept drawing my eye until I got it, actually Sunday Morning Quilts is pulling me in to so it might just be joining my meager stash of books!

4 If you could time travel, where would you like to go? It's a toss up between America before it was discovered, living as a native. Or 18th Century Scotland (Ireland would work to), as a clan leaders wife maybe or a healer.

5 What comes to mind when you think of the term ‘Quilt Police’? Picky people who are never satisfied with another persons work and knit pick it until you want to hide your work whenever that person is around!

6 Do you listen to music, watch t.v., daydream or think only of the task at hand while quilting? Depends on the day! More often than not Music or daydreaming, but sometimes I'll put a movie on. Iron Man is a great quilting movie by the way ;)

7 Which colour do you use the most in your quilts and which colour do you rarely or never use? I tend to use a ot of jewel tones in red, green, blue, and purple. I hardly ever use yellow or orange.

8 Where in the world are you? Where have you been? Indiana, USA. I've been to Nasu, Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico along with most of the southern state in the US and Iowa.

9 If you could give up any one household chore, what would you choose? That's easy! Dishes, the absolute bane of my existence! Renting a house with a dishwasher is the best thing hubby and I have ever done :)

10 If you could no longer buy fabric online or at any fabric shops ever again, what would you do? I would learn to make and dye it. Actually, If I had room a loom would be lots of fun to learn. ( Does anyone else see why my hubby keeps telling me I'm an "old soul"). I suppose if that fell through I could start cutting up old clothes.

11 How old were you when you first used a needle and thread, either by hand or machine? I was probably about 7 or 8 when I first used a sewing machine. My Grandma Berry got it out when we went to Alabama to visit her and I sewed a shirt for the neighbor boy down the street that was about my age. It was to short but he got his arms and head through and insisted on wearing it the entire day, 8 years old and more of a gentleman than almost anyone I've met since (The exceptions being my amazing Daddy and Husband, hopefully my son to).
Presenting Awards to:
Sherilyn Mortens from Rag-It-Up Quilts
Delores from A Labor of Love
Heather from A Quilt of Heather
Cindy from Adventures of the Singing Quilter
Marj from Eclectic Quilter
Danielle from Fresh off the Spool
Vicki from Jackson Patch Quilting
Jennie from Jennie's Threads
Shannon at Monkey Dog Quilts


  1. Great post, Mallorie! It is certainly nice to get to know you a little better. Glad to hear you are 'looking up' and getting back in the quilting groove. See you again soon!

    1. Thanks :) I enjoyed your post to. I'm trying to "look up" still haven't managed to go in the sewing room but the laundry's caught up! lol