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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An award and some gardening pictures

Hey everybody!
So glad you are here!  I received an award from Dana at maplecottagestitcher.  Thanks Dana. :)
Some background:
Liebster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest or beloved and the Leibster is awarded by Bloggers to other newer Bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers to spread the word and help the new(er) Bloggers gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions which each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up- and- coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the Blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. list the Bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

And the award goes to these favorite, dearest and beloved blogs:

1. Tricia at Tricia's Craft Box
2. Lucie at Lucie's Stitching Journey
3. Krista at Just Stitching Along
4. Joanie at Joanie's World
5. Terri at Rosy Stitches

Five random facts about me:

1. I am 5'11" (or slightly under nowadays, as I seem to be compacting!)
2. My husband Brian and I have been together 26 years.  We began dating when I was17 and he was 18.
3. I went to college and became a certified veterinary nurse.  I stopped working when Jacob was 6 months.
4. I danced ballet when I was young.  Stopped when I was a teen. (Remember the 5'11"??)
5. My youngest brother Jonathan was the McDonald's Monopoly Millionaire winner two years ago.

Congratulations to the winners - please visit their blogs.

Maggie in the lambs ears outside the kitchen

You can see how the dogs help me with gardening. :)  The lambs ears and sedum are coming in nicely.
Madeleine and I purchased this sweet little tea pot birdhouse at JoAnn.  Hubby hung it from garage.  We will see who moves in.

pink pansies on kitchen window sill

pink pansies in pink window planter
 I have 5 of these pink planters, we won and collected off of ebay a few years ago.  They are in the windows seen from the street.
That's about it for today folks.  I am trying to get gardening work done.  Quite a few hours put in, many more to go. :(  I planted some zinnia seeds.  Gotta do the lettuce seeds as well. 
Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments!
still reading and not really stitching,


Daybake said...

I have enjoyed visiting the blogs you awarded and reading your 5 facts about you.

Love the pansies and your garden helper is too cute! Today is a lovely day for gardening.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your award, Vickie--it's always nice to learn some fun facts about our fellow stitchers. Would you let me borrow about five inches of your height? At only a bit over 5'1" I sure could use it :)

Veronica said...

Congrats on your award, Vickie. Your pink pansies are so lovely. I'd love to see who move into that cute teapot :)


Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your award Vickie!

More pansies! Ohhhhh! Nice to see that spring has arrived in your part of the world :o)

Debbie said...

nice to get to know a little more about you!

Ele said...

Hello Vicky,

thanks for visiting my blog and reading it now as a follower...yours looks beautiful too!


Melanie said...

Congrats on your award!!!!!! :)

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Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on your award!

Lovely garden.