Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Liebster Blog Award (and some good blog karma)

Yesterday I got an email that Lori from  adventures in fabricland had bestowed a little award on my little blog.
It's called the Liebster Blog Award. Liebster is a German word, which from my understanding means darling, beloved, or sweetheart. 
I was so honored that she thought of me!  I was curious about the original source of the award, and here is what I found out:
"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favourite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient can then pass it on to five more blogs of note. A way of introducing other bloggers to the blogs you enjoy."

Perhaps my favorite description of it was as "the award is for those smaller blogs just starting out on their quest to become world super-powers..." from http://www.dollybakes.co.uk
HAHA! Well, becoming a world super power is nowhere on my to do list, but I do appreciate the kindness and support of my fellow crafters and sewers. You are an amazing group of people.

Now, apparently the 'rules' of the award are the following:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. 
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
Simple enough right? Well I immediately thought of  1 person who I would love to nominate for it, but it turns out they had 200+  followers. And they should! After all, if I like them, I am sure tons of other people can see how cool they are. 
So I am going to be a little rebel and bestow on them an 'honorary' Liebster - because nobody seems to know who started this thing, I don't think the Liebster police will come after for giving this 'bigger' blog a little love.  and because they are super cool so you should check them out. and because i can. so there. ;)
Don't let her blog name fool you, in addition to being a very talented quilter, she is perhaps one of the sweetest, most genuine and organized Bee Mamas out there.
Fortunately there were a few others who popped  into my head who did fit the criteria, 
so to them I bestow 'legit' Leibster awards. I did some blog stalking and I don't think they have gotten this before, but if they have, that's okay. Just means they rock and totally should be reminded of it ;)
2.  Sana @ Sana Saroti
Sana blogs from Berlin Germany but I feel like she could be a neighbor - she is kind and quick with a cute joke or comment, a total kindred spirit. She and I have been a few swaps together too, I just wished we lived closer!

3.  Allegory @ {sew} allegorical
Like Sana, this girl has a knack for making me laugh when I read her blog. If you haven't 'met' her yet, stop reading and get over there now. seriously. why are you still reading? You back from your visit? I told you you'd like her ;) She is quirky and spirited quilter - we share a certain soft spot in our hearts for ugly fabric. and it makes me smile.
4. Katie @ there & back  
I know Katie from a few swaps and bees. She's super talented! Check out her mad skillz here ;) Be prepared to stay a while - the chick's got talent!
Now, Mary says she follows these rules:  1) Do what you love; 2) Finish stuff; 3) Don't aim for perfection; 4) Enjoy the process; 5) Don't take it too seriously.  Need I say more? If her blog doesn't fill your appetite for quilting eye candy, her flickr photostream is here.

So thanks again to Lori for thinking of me. 
And a big blog hug to all of you who take a little time out of your day to see what I'm too. 
I have loved getting to know you all and continue to look forward to getting inspired by you and sharing our stories of crafting chaos  :)


  1. Congratulations on receiving the award! =D

  2. Thank you for sharing this award with me Annaliese!And thanks for saying such nice things about me, it's always nice to hear!

  3. You are too sweet! Thanks! I did get it before, but getting it twice is even better ;-) I was just wondering who the person was you described after naming my blog ;-)
    I have just one tiny request since I am the German police: it's called Liebster, not Leibster ;-) The latter doesnt exist.

  4. Awh! Thank you soooo much! Getting it twice is like getting candy *and* cupcakes in the same day. Or one of those awesome Maple Bacon Cupcakes from downtown ;)