Sunday, January 18, 2009

The other day my sweet friend Awtemnymf gave me this award.
Meaning of the Award:
‘This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propogated. Please give more attention to these writers!’
I honestly never know who to pass awards on to. I really enjoy everyone's blogs and it's so hard to choose a few people. I'm going to give the award though to some of my closest blogging friends that hopefully haven't already received this award from someone else. I know several you that I would list already have the award, Missy, Lindsay-Ann, etc.......

1. Angela is such a sweetie and so talented. Actually, I just read in her blog that she was surprised to be flipping through Somerset Magazine (here's the link to order a copy) yesterday and realized that her work was in the magazine not only once, but twice. Congratulations to Angela!!! Be sure and check out Angela's Etsy Shop, she has the prettiest things in there!
2. Melinda has been a wonderful friend and she is an amazing artist. I am always absolutely blown away with her artwork. Melinda is also being published in the February issue of an Apronology magazine that I think Stampington has. I'm not sure which one but I will definitely let you know when it comes out!
3. Twyla has also been a wonderful friend to me. She is such a great friend and encourager to me. Twyla and Lindsey sell some wonderful vintage things and Lindsey's artwork in their Etsy Shop along with Twyla's crocheted crocheted slippers, scarves and dish clothes.
4. Mary Ann is one of the nicest and funniest people and one of my first blogger friends. Mary Ann is very generous and has made my day many times with surprises at my door. Mary Ann has two Etsy Shops, one with things she finds and the other with some really neat things she makes and her packaging is really nice!! Thanks Mary Ann for bringing a smile to my face so many times!
5. Jean is also a wonderful person. Jean is always there to listen and give advice when needed. She is an amazing woman and is always encouraging us to support other woman by buying from their Etsy Shops. Jean does quilting and she is raising 3 of her grand kids along with work and everything else she does. Jean is an amazing person!
6. Dianne is another sweet friend and she is so talented in her artwork and photography. Dianne has some gorgeous photos on her blog. I want to be a photographer like her when I grow up!
7. Cathy is another not only friend but one of the best sisters anyone could ask for! Cathy was the only one who read my blog for the first several months and she always encourages me. Cathy has a wonderful way of looking at life and is very knowledgeable. Cathy "unschools" her kids and has a blog about unschooling. If you want to get some positive vibes going you definitely need to read Cathy's blog!
8. Lisa always is sweet and makes some of the most incredible things out of polymer clay. She does a lot of other artwork too, but I love her polymer clay stuff. Lisa is involved in Bottles of Hope. She made a beautiful bottle called "Healing Wings" in honor of her daughter who has Juv. Diabetes and is in the top 25 of the Staedtler Fimo clay Bottles of Hope challenge. Congratulations to Lisa!!

Thank you Awtemnymf for the award! You are always such a sweet friend!

Then Super Sweet Sara gave me this award the other day too.
It's a Mom of the Year Award.
I think that all of you moms out there deserve this award!!!!

Well, no baby yet for Chad & Jenn.
The little guy wants a BD of his own I guess!
Jace had a great BD. He liked it he said.
Lexie stopped by and gave him some presents.
Daddy and Jace made cheese and roni pizza
and all of the kids got 3 candles in their pizza to blow out.and Jace got to blow out his candles on his cake.
He had so much fun!

I hope everyone has a great day! It snowed hear again last night, not a lot, but it's still winter.
I'm off to eat a piece of leftover pizza. MMMMmmm!


Angela Harris said...

Sherry, I'm always over here b/c it is so refreshing to see a big family who genually loves each other and loves being with eachother.

Rannyjean said...

Thank you for the award and the kind words. You are my inspiration!

Dianne said...

What a wonderful award-I am touched. I wish we could go to Longwood Gardens together to take photos. Maybe someday, or I'll come to NY to go to one of your great botanical gardens.
How darn cute are the pizzas with the candles in them? : ) Looks like Jace had a great birthday.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you so much, Sherry! This really means a lot to me. I appreciate your friendship. That is what swaps are meant to be, a means to make new friends and when I was paired with you, I found a new friend. Twyla

Lisa West said...

Thank you so much for the award. I truely have never recieved an award. More than that, your sweet words and recognition give me more inspiration. I can't wait to check out every one of these names and get familiar with them as well. Thanks for bringing us all together. Lisa

Lindsay-ann said...

I love the candles in the pizza. Great idea. The cake looks delicious. It looks like Jace enjoyed his birthday. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Thank you Sherry. I feel so special.

It looks like Jace had a great day!

Melinda Cornish said...

Thanks Sherry!!!!!! Melinda

Angela Harris said...

Thank you so much for honoring me with an award. I will show it proudly in my next post:)

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