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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Lovely Blog Award!

The fabulous Kathryn of Kathryn's Brain blog saw fit to award me the

One Lovely  Blog Award! 

I have only been a blogger for a couple of years, but I think I've been reading Kathryn's blog for much of that. She raises alpaca, mastiffs,and takes wonderful pictures of her fiber and knitting on a lovely red-stained deck. She spins a lot, and I am envious of her fluffy handspun yarn. She gives us all a nice view into her Colorado world, and often includes lovely items such as hand-crafted jewelry from other artisans, and shares garden and orchid photos too! And I really appreciate that she hops over to my shared fitness blog to encourage me in my quest for a better 5k. But what amazes me most about Kathryn is that she has worked on the space shuttle! Awesome!

The alpaca is impressed, too!

So, in the spirit of the Lovely Blog Award, I fulfill the following requirements:

1. Thank and holla-back to the person who awarded me, Kathryn;

2. Share 7 things about myself;

3. Nominate up to 15 blogs that I admire;

4. Notify the nominee(s) of the award!

Now I don't really know 7 interesting things about myself, so I'll just share 7 random things.

1. I am a 10-year Navy veteran, and my dad and mom and I together have served 36 years for the USN. I have lived in 12 different states and attended 7 different schools plus 3 college/universities;

2. I am an introvert, and wish everyone who is not would read the 10 myths about introverts
  (in case you ever meet me in person!)

3. I love classic authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, but think Emily Bronte was cold-hearted and maybe a bit sociopathic (Heathcliff was an abominable character!)

4. I check in with the Lolcats  and lolgoggies every day;

5. I don't ever want to jump out of an airplane;

6. I am mostly comfortable with the fact I'll be turning 43 very soon; and

7. I can't find my $*&@ trindle spindle anywhere in the house, and I've been looking for days.

As to the blogs I admire, I like the same ones Kathryn also likes ... especially Vivian of Bits n Pieces, but I have a few others to mention:

Kathi of fiberdance, who is always doing something fabulous;

Melodye of Melodye's Needle Notes, a spinner, knitter, sewer, and crafty person;

Hege of Norwegian blog cloudberry ... I absolutely love to see the pictures she puts up! She's always knitting and reading and hiking and cooking something delicious!

So Happy Fiber Arts Friday to everyone ... don't forget to stop by the Wonder Why Alapaca Blog and see what's going on!

Just found out that the above kitty, Molly Cat, has glaucoma in her left eye. So if any of you are experienced at putting drops in a cat's eyes, I would really appreciate the feedback! 



  1. From one introvert to another, that article makes a whole lot of sense to me.... on all points.

    Sorry about Molly Cat's glaucoma. I had to give meds to one of our cats a while back... I put her front legs straight against her belly with toes pointing toward the back-end. Then wrapped her up in a towel so she couldn't wiggle free. Then put her under my left arm like a football and held her tight between my elbow and side. My left hand was free to control her head and my right did the work. By the way, I was sitting down thru the whole process.

    Of course after we were done, I told her she was a good kitty and gave her lots of loving. :-)

    Good Luck! And I hope you find your trindle. ;-)

    Off to check out the other blogs you mentioned.

  2. Looks like you've got the best technique for cat eye drops. Just be sure to wrap that towel as tight as you can and don't let it slip. Congratulations on your blogger award. I always find your blog pretty to look at and interesting to read. Have a wonderful Fiber Arts Friday!

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I like your "7" list. I've been looking for my Irish Diamond shawl for months, I know it must be somewhere around in the house, just wish I know where that "somewhere" is!

  4. Congrats on your Lovely Blog award! Kathryn has good taste, no? :)

    Very sorry to hear about Molly cat - I have no helpful tips on eye drops (although Kathryn's process seems to cover it pretty well), but wish both you and Molly cat an easy time of it.

  5. I am inviting to share this with my blog hop, Show your Stuff:

  6. Congrats and Thanks :)
    Hope your cute cat are getting better..
    And I'm an introvert too, so i loved reading the myths ;)


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