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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Liebster Award, A Big Thank You and Pass It On

I'm thrilled to tell you that yesterday Tara Knight from Happy Momma Quilts gave me/my blog the Liebster Award.

If you search the internet you'll quickly discover that no-one is terribly clear as to the origins of the award, it seems to have been around the internet now since 2010 and the idea is that if you are lucky enough to receive the award then you can pass it on to 5 of your favourite blogs (Liebster being German for favourite) as long as they have less than 200 followers.
The award is accepted with the following rules attached:
1) Thank the person who presented you with the award on your blog.
2) Link back to the blogger who gave the award on your blog
3) Copy and paste the award on your blog
4) Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
5) Let them know you've chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.
Being so excited to receive the award I quickly started to think over who I could pass it forward to.  Where to start?  

I went through my list of favourite blogs; blogs that I comment on; bloggers who comment on my blog; bloggers in my guild; bloggers in my linky parties; bloggers in my blog hop.  That's a pretty long list all told - so straight away out go blogs that have over 200 followers - but, well, it's still a pretty long list.  

No problem, I'll get rid of anyone who's already received the award - not as easy as it sounds - not everyone posts their award button on their side bar, in their labels or has a 'search this blog' option, so you have to do a fair bit of stalking to try to discover if they're already a lucky recipient and, who knows, you may still have got it wrong.  

This took me into the early hours of the morning and guess what - it was still a long list so by this stage I just had to be ruthless.  So do you reckon by now I had my list of 5?  Oh, NO!  I suddenly remember that I also have friends and family that blog - but not quilt related blogs - so I hadn't even thought about them, now I had to reassess again!

 By this afternoon I knew I was over-thinking the whole process, instead of enjoying receiving the award and being able to share it with another 5 bloggers, I'm worrying about all the bloggers that I'll disappoint.  "Only you could be like that Mum" said daughter, F, laughing (at me not with me).  So here goes, firstly I'd like to say how sorry I am to all the fabulous bloggers out there that I'm friends with but I just didn't have enough awards to go around and if I'm ever lucky enough to be given this award again I have a very long list of deserving blogs I'm just waiting to pass it on to.  

And finally, after much thought this is my final list of 5 blogs that I've chosen to receive the Liebster Award:

Bethany - make me a quilt
Catherine - Knotted Cotton
Flicky and Maud - WE HEART 1D

A very big thank you again to Tara for passing the award on to me, I truly am delighted and now I can sit back and enjoy my award properly :D


  1. Congratulations on getting an award.
    I love FP's taxi quilt.


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