Thursday, January 8, 2009


Susan at A Southern Daydreamer has bestowed upon me the Proximidade award just for being an encouraging commenter in her first month of blogging. How special is that? Thank you, Susan, for thinking of me. (see my sidebar for the beautiful award) The award comes with the following explanation:

"This award focuses on the friendships that blossom here in blog land.

Blogs who receive this award are 'exceedingly charming' say its authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I am privileged to be a part of this blogging community, and cherish all of you! If you have not received this award, please accept it from me!!

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I've been making potholders again from Irene Berry's (an editor at Quilter Newsletter
Magazine) paper piecing patterns. This time they are for a friend's birthday.

We have shared many cups of coffee over the last 20-plus years, so I made her a cup on one of the potholders. It is blue because we both have blue willow everyday dishes!

Susan has a very elusive cat that is black with a tuft of white hair under her chin. The cat runs and hides every time our Wednesday a.m. coffee group meets at her house!! I think this is what the cat looks like since I rarely see it.

Thanks for stopping by,


Susan said...

You are welcome for the award...and I do appreciate your support ...

what beautiful potholders you have made for your friend... I am sure she will treasure them!

Smilingsal said...

What a nice Wednesday group this sounds like--you care enough to get together once a week and share coffee and birthdays. I like the personal potholders.

Marie said...

How cute are those potholders??? Your friend is going to love them. And congrats on your award.:o) You truly do deserve it!

Sue said...

you are so talented, the pot holders are adorable, lucky friends you have!!

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Sweet Sally for the award! You are a very encouraging one! The little potholders are adorable! I love the kitty cat! Thank you for your sweet words today, my friend,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cute! I love the cat one!

imjacobsmom said...

Congrats on your award! Cute potholders! I bet your friend will love them! ~ Robyn

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the pot holders especially the kitty. Congratulations on your award. It is so nice when someone lets you know that they care.
Roberta Anne

bj said...

I love these pot are so talented.
I love meeting with friends for coffee or tea...
xo bj

CurtissAnn said...

Such a lovely idea, the potholders! Just beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.


the pleasures of homemaking said...

Congratulations - what a charming award!

Love the beautiful potholders you're making. Lucky friend!


Chari said...

Hello Sally...

I just checked my blog and read your note...thank you so much, my friend! We sure have felt everyone's love and prayers!!! Yes, our Dad knew the Lord and was a believer...we are so thankful for that! I just don't know how people make it through things like this or life in general without Jesus!!!

Oh my, what beautiful quilted potholders...your friend is so blessed to receive such a lovely gift! Sally, your "never-ending" talents never seize to amaze me!!! Thank you again, my friend!

Love ya,

Sue said...

Hi Sally....stop by my blog to pick out and pick up your "Sophie at the Movies" gift!! You were our winner....Sue.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats on your award.. What a great way to spend Wednesday mornings. Love the potholders.
hugs ~lynne~

Susie Q said...

You so deserve such an award...yo are so dear and we all love you!
Thos epotholders are so pretty, so special. Your talents are quite enviable! What a fun group and how lucky those friends are to have YOU!

Congratulations on winning Sue's drawing! Being picked by the delightful Sophie was a joy I bet!


Bo said...

Hi Sally...congratulations on your well deserved award... I'll bet your friend is going to love those potholders you've made for her!
;-) Bo