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Saturday, April 7, 2012

I Was Awarded The Liebster Award!

Diane at O'Quilts has awarded me the Liebster Award! I feel so honored that she found me and enjoys The Nickel and Dime blog enough to gift me with this award.  She nominated me for "role modeling that at any age we can do whatever we want and love it and share it." All I can say is when my finger heals, let the games begin!

"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Thank you, Diane, and people of The Academy.

Diane's blog covers quilting, gardening, cooking, the joys and difficulties of caring for aging parents and how at the same time we come face to face with our own mortality. Her insights are cogent, bittersweet, and spot on for the baby boomer generation.

My job, now, is to name five blogs that I respect with under 200 followers:

My first award winner is Sue who writes the eBay/RV Life blog, a chronicle of her adventures living in a small recreational vehicle, currently parked in Why, Arizona at an off the grid campground approximately 30 miles north of the Mexican border. I have given Sue this award because of her descriptive writing, her creative mosaic art, her quilts with a modern sensibility, and her ability to run a successful e/Bay business, all while living in her little rv.

Farbstoff, a blog written by Brigitte in Germany, is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs because she has an excellent eye for quilt design and for color combinations that translate well into quilts. That's why I have given her a Liebster Award.

Giantveggiegardener's blog is my third Liebster Award winner because she is a successful gardener in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an extremely difficult place to grow anything. Nonetheless, this Master Gardener's blog is packed with growing tips and the photos of her award winning giant veggies make me wonder if she is getting help from another planet. Seriously, because my growing zone is close to hers, I rely on her expertise to help me muddle through in my quest to become a better gardener.

Marisa at Quilt Otaku is a self-described "wanna-be Japanese quilting nerd," and one of the first bloggers I followed when I began reading blogs. I respect her blog because with each visit I learn a little more about Japanese fabrics, quilting, crafting, and knitting. Besides all that, her photos are imaginative and artistic.

Mamablogue is written by Teri, a stay-at-home mom and teacher who shares art, gardening, and cooking activities for toddlers along with recipes and essays about parenting in San Francisco, where she lives with her wife, Dickie.

There are rules with the Liebster Blog Award. I must

1. Thank my Liebster Blog Award presenters. (Check)

2. Link back to my presenters' blogs. (Check)

3. Copy & paste the blog award on my blog. (Check)

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to five blogs with 200 or fewer followers that I feel deserve to be noticed and post links to their blogs on my blog. (Check)

5. Let the recipients know they have been given the Liebster Blog Award by posting a comment on their blog. (Checkaroo)


  1. Look at you, continuously achieving. I'm very lucky to have had you in my life as a teacher and now friend. Live long and prosper ;)

  2. what a wonderful posting! congratulations and happy birthday, theer.

  3. Wow, Bridget, I am honored! Thank you for choosing my blog. I look forward to spending some time going through the blogs I follow in order to pass it on to five more people who are writing about their inspiring lives. This is a much more fun prospect than doing my taxes and the other things on my to-do list.

  4. Wow Bridget! I'm honored! Thank you for the nomination. Now to find the time to accept this honor. Blog love has been a bit neglected lately. Thanks for the motivation:~)


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