Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Award, A Tag and Potholders

Sheila at Note Songs, in all of her diva-ness has bestowed upon me this award. I'm truly honored, Sheila, to accept this from you. You were the very first commenter on my very first post!!! Thank you for being such a faithful blogging sister!

Brettinsky at The Hostess with the Mostess has also given me this award. She is a young blogger with amazing organizational skills. Check out her blog for some great tips.

Along with the award came the tag to list six things I value and six things that I don't value. So here goes:

Things I value:

1. My relationship with God.

2. My family - 50 wonderful years of marriage to Bob with 2 great all grown up kids, Mike and Jenni, and of course, 2 of the most adorable grand kids in this universe, Caitlin and Wyatt.

3. My home.

4. Education and a thirst for knowledge.

5. Is it o.k. to value my dishes?? To me, they are a symbol of hospitality to others and a link to my ancestors.

6. The opportunities provided by this country and our freedom.

Things I don't value:

1. Abuse to anyone or anything in any manner.

2. People that are so wrapped up in themselves that you can't get a word in a conversation.

3. Brussel sprouts

4. Constantly whiny and grouchy people - at least pretend to be happy for the sake of others. Solve your problems and get on with it!

5. The current political climate - Didn't the candidates learn in kindergarten to work together to solve problems and that it wasn't nice to say nasty things about someone else????

6. Did I mention Brussel sprouts?

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I'm making potholders again from the paper pieced patterns of Irene Berry, an editor at Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.

This time they are for the birthday of my bird-watching friend, Jan.

First, a blue bird!

Then, a robin red breast!

If you are a quilter, please check out Quilter's Newsletter Magazine for wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by,


onlymehere said...

I love the pot holders!! I've been a little afraid to paper piece but am seriously thinking of signing up for a class on it. I've only been quilting a couple of years. I did just order a book on paper pieced stars so I better take a class!! Congrats on the awards to, you certainly deserve it. I have to agree with you on the brussel sprouts, ICK! We have some other things in common to and it was fun to learn more about you! Cindy

Smilingsal said...

I absolutely love those pot holders! How creative and special to make them for a friend. Come visit.

Shelia said...

Oh, how sweet to say those nice things about me, Sally!! You're a doll! I love those potholders! They are absolutely too pretty to use!!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I haven't found one way to prepare brussel sprouts that make me like them - they always taste bitter to me!

Great pot holders!


Picket said...

Congrats on the awards girl...and what happen to you to scar you so bad against brussel sprouts! lol I love them with a little butter! like little mini cabbages,,,ohhhh you probably don't like cabbage either...I love cabbagae but I don't cook it in the house stinks up the house too much and at my age someone is liable to drop by and think that was me! lol lol I love those cute potholders!

nikkicrumpet said...

Those pot holders are the cutest dang things!! I love the color and fabric choices...and the birds are just priceless!

laurie said...

Congratulations on the award. Those pot holders are wonderful. I sure wouldn't use them to lift pots though, but they sure would be pretty decor in my kitchen. Your lucky friend. She'll love them. laurie

Shelia said...

Morning, Sally, thanks for coming to see me and have a beautiful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes...and I like the idea that the best is yet to come...but the question is will I be awake for most of it?

Rue said...

Hi S :)

Those pot holders are darling!

Great meme! I've never had a brussel spout LOL


niartist said...

Thanks Sally for stopping by the blog. It was actually my Aunt Brenda who gifted the chair back to me, but I didn't have any pictures of me with her - consequently, neither did my mother! I'm just so glad to have it now! Ooo, LOVE the pot holders!

santamaker said...

What beautiful quilted pot holders! The birds are so sweet. I bet your friend will just love them!

Picket said...

Happy Halloween girl!!!! Thanks so much for coming by and for that sweet comment...Hope you have a fun and safe weekend!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh Sally..I love the potholders!

Congratulations on the award! Your list is great.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Halloween!

Zoey said...

I have made those same bird blocks, although I have not yet turned them into anything. I have been waiting to get a few more of them. Mine will be the center of a star.

I subscribe to Q Newsletter. It was fun to suddenly see those blocks on your blog. Last Christmas I gave a few quilted trivets...bigger than potholders and used to set the hot dish on a counter, etc. I really enjoy making those.