Liebster Award!

So the most awesome Jane from Buzzmills has awarded me a Liebster Award! Do you know Jane’s blog? She has lovely tutorials and posts about beautiful handsewn goodies for her kids, her shop, and her home. She just made the cutest nightgown for her daughter and shirts for her son, as one example! Check it out.

liebster blog award

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers with up and coming small blogs, and less than 200 followers. So now I:

1.  Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog. (Thanks, Jane!!)
2.  Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers and pass the award on to them. (This is the part that held me up because I wasn’t sure if some of the blogs I picked have less than 200 followers? I couldn’t always figure out how to tell. If I picked you and you have more, oops, sorry! But I think you are awesome.)
3.  Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog. (Check it out in my sidebar.)
So I picked these most delightful blogs:
1) the eternal thread: Her blog is filled with humor, faith, family, and sewing! I first found her blog because of her entries in Feather Your Nest. She made this fabulous chenille bench pillow, and you have to read her blog post about it (but be prepared to laugh– out loud).
2) bending pins: You might remember this blog because… I was lucky enough to receive my Covert Robin swap item from Tabatha at Bending Pins! She is such an amazing quilter. I mean, she is beyond fabulous with her fabric choices, compositions, and stitching ability. Her blog showcases her gorgeous crafty sewn goodies, like this messenger bag. She has an Etsy shop you should check out and get one of your own Bending Pins goodies.
my cushion cover by bending pins
3) Margaret’s Hope Chest: This blog is a must visit. Carin Vogelzang formed “Margaret’s Hope Chest” after the murder of her grandmother (Margaret Herrema), an 80-year old woman who, amongst other things, did volunteer sewing work. Carin formed the quilting non-profit organization in order to give quilts to those who need them, like their “Wrapped in Hope” project that gives handmade quilts to children whose parents are in prison. Check out their 2012 birthday list to see which kids still need quilts.

How Margaret’s Hope Chest Works:

Quilts are created one of three ways:

  • People donate new and clean, 100% cotton fabrics. Cutting volunteers cut the fabrics according to the desired pattern and assemble a kit, complete with pattern, batting, thread and backing fabric. Kits are distributed to quilting volunteers who sew and finish the quilts and then mail or drop off the finished quilt at our “home base.”
  • Quilting guilds, church quilting groups or individuals use their own fabrics to create a quilt of their own design.
  • Gently used homemade (not store bought) quilts can also be donated.

Quilts will be donated to individuals one of three ways:

  • Recipients will be referred to Margaret’s Hope Chest by a third party agency like the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
  • Recipients will be referred to Margaret’s Hope Chest by our “eyes and ears” around town. (For full description see the Ways to Help page)
  • From time to time, the director might choose a group or organization to donate a certain number of quilts to. This will be announced on the website, via e-mail and postal mail.

(The above is from their website.) I’m going to see if there is a quilt left to make that is far enough off I will be able to get it done in time.

Check out these great blogs, and thank you again for picking me, Jane!
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