Way back when I first discovered the world of blogs, I was looking for resources in two areas, gardening and knitting.
Immediately upon finding what was ‘out there’, my other interests in stitching (as in sewing/quilting), writing with a whacked out sense of humor, family, the sciences (and arts, so to speak), hiking, spinning, and keeping up with all things current were spoken to, and I branched out in my blog stalking.
But way back when, one of the first blogs I discovered was one called High Altitude Gardening. Because, after all, what is it I try to do in my little backyard but grow a garden at high altitude? Kate gave me sage advice, she did. And some of it I even heed.
I read Kate’s blog for several weeks and then…then I commented! Hers was the first blog I ever de-lurked.
And Kate was the first ever comment on my blog. (I didn’t tell my dear loved ones about it for a few…months…)
I found ~Wunx through Kate, and this past summer, those two were the first ever bloggery people DSis and I met, besides each other, that is, but we already knew each other before we were bloggery people. So that doesn’t really count.
Now Kate has bestowed upon Dearest Sister and I an award, which we accept humbly and with gratitude, that she should think we rank among ‘the silly and savvy’. Silly, surely…savvy…well, to each their own!
According to the rulz…(and feel free to play along, or ignore any and/or all of them!)
Participators, please grab this award, post it on your blog, then pay it forward to 15 of your favorite recent blog discoveries. If you don't want to participate, please don't feel any pressure to do so.
We came up with our link list together for three reasons, the first because Kate linked us together (as we have been since the early days!), the second because our reader lists are very much the same, and thirdly, because it is easier this way, and we are all about easier.
With much fanfare and to do…we bestow our Best Blog Awards to…(in no particular order)..
Martha at Q is for Quilter (who does some really outstanding quilting/embroidery) (Really!)
Miss V at Our Growing Family (she posts pix of my grandbebe when she has time, and that rates!)
Tish at Big Well Girl (because she is our dark haired sister and BFF from way back in the hood.)
Allie at Sweet Happy Life (who is a talented and faithful follower of Sister)
Lynne at “New” Jersey Girl (follow her adventures back east! It’s not really a foreign land!) (And there are bears!)
Liz at Lizzzknits (because she is my (almost) local knitting/spinning peep that keeps me honest!)
ChaCha at Noodleroux (not only did she just send me a prize, which made her a favorite (of course!), but she has doxies!)
Mary at Snit n' Knit (I just love me my knitter/spinner talents, especially the ones that live in NYC! OMG NYC!!)
C & V at Stick Horse Cowgirls (crazy old friends finding life is full of all sorts of adventure, right where they’re at)
So we came up with a joint list of nine, but see way over there ---->
I have a list of those I subscribe to who keep me inform, entertained, and inspired. Check any or all of those out anytime, too!
Again. Thanks, Kate. It’s really swell to call you a friend!