Monday, January 30, 2012

Liebster Blog Award, originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved.

Almost a month ago Button of "Button's Thoughts" was kind enough to pass along this award to my blog. Buttons' is one of my very favorite places to visit.  Although we've never met, (we don't even live in the same country) we seem to be family.  She and her Hero are full time farmers.  She puts in long hours beside her man caring for their land and animals.  She hikes through the woods and fields near her home in Ontario, Canada and posts photos of the beauty there.  It is sometimes a  raw life but she lives it well. Thanks, Button for the award.

"This award is for blogs with fewer than two hundred followers. It is for bloggers that put their heart and souls into their blog and have not yet been discovered. I'll pass this one along so others can see these wonderful blogs. This is very hard as some of you have already received it before and there are just so many wonderful blogs out there."

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun! 

I know passing on awards can be time consuming and sometimes a hassle but I want to share with my readers some bloggers who have made me laugh, educated me, and often made my day.  So, nominees, consider yourselves awarded whether you pass it on or not.  Here are my choices to receive this award.  

1.  Small Works in Wool  Susan is another one I would choose as a sister.  She creates unique and amazing works of art in wool and sells them in galleries and shows.  Her drawings are clever and enlightening and so is her writing.  I'm a proud owner of one of her prints and a copy of her latest poetry book. 

2.  Circles of Rain  Sarah lives in London not far from the venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics.  She posts about her life as a teacher of amazing youngsters and her travels about England and other places.  She is also very artistic and has beautiful cat companions.

3.  Textilosophy  Pam lives in Adelaide, South Australia where she also works in teaching and is very clever and creative.  She works mostly in textiles but also posts her photography which she often enhances with special effects.  Not only do I enjoy her writing but I like learning about Australia and enjoying reading about the opposites in weather in the Southern Hemisphere.

4.  Just~One~Life Dawn lives in Alberta, Canada. Her writing has a contagious love for life.  She is a runner and a triathlete who spends as much time in the outdoors as possible.  Her photography of her home in the Canadian Rockies just blows me away.

5.  Carrie On Carrying On  Is another Canadian who has a hilarious and quirky view on life.  She is also a published author and illustrator plus a straight man for an energetic young lady named Roz.

So to these five friends, consider yourselves awarded.  To all my other friends not on the list, I only left you out because I'm way over time here.  I highly recommend any and all on my Bloglist on my sidebar.

Isn't blogging just the best way to make friends and learn about the world?!!


Buttons said...

Excellent choices Leenie. That truly is the hardest part isn't it. I do consider you my friend and some day we shall meet.
I am looking forward to checking out your nominees I already enjoy One Life to Live. Dawn is truly inspirational. I want to go to her neck of the woods it looks so beautiful.On that note I want to go to Idaho :)
Thank you for the kind words my friend. Off to explore the others. B

Leenie said...

Thanks again, Buttons.

Pearl said...

Nice. I've known a couple of these but am off to explore the others!


TexWisGirl said...

i love buttons, too. she is a wonderful soul.

congrats to you!!!

susan m hinckley said...

Thanks, Leenie! Meeting you (meeting -- is that the right word?!) is one of the best things about having my blog. And how can I not want to award you back? Your blog is a highlight of my day, always.

I truly appreciate the shout-out...always deeper in your debt.

Sarah said...

Thanks Leenie! I am honoured. I visited Buttons and read her amusing story of mystery window breakages in the dark and snow. I am going ot visit all your other reccomendations too when I have a moment-as Buttons said there are just so many great blogs out there! But now I must get a cup of coffee as only got in a little while ago.

Butternut Squash said...

A lovely award. I'm looking forward to exploring your picks!

TALON said...

Lovely award and lovely idea behind it. Thanks for all the intros, Leenie.

CarrieBoo said...

Oh my goodness, look what I missed while running after my brain! Awww, thanks Leenie. You're a proper sweetheart. X

Terry and Linda said...

Like you have so very much enjoyed getting to know friends through this wonderful world of blogging.

(And you are one of those blog friends I enjoy very much!)