Friday, July 6, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Hi Y'all,

Wow was I ever surprised when I read Cynthia's blog Antiquity Travelers and found out that I was one of the blogs that she awarded.  I first came across Cynthia in the forums at Beading Daily and I followed her blog.  I am always blown away with the beautiful creations she makes and her tales of her travels to other countries.  She also has very informative blog post about different beady interests.  If you don't already follow Cynthia's blog go check it out and read a few of her posts and look at all the lovelies she has on display.

When you receive this award, there are a few rules:
1. Post a link to the person who awarded you 
2. Share 7 well-thought out random things about yourself
3. Award to 10 other deserving bloggers and let them know

I always have a hard time talking about myself, but I will try, so here goes.

1.  I love my career as a Police Communications Officer, I have been doing it for 18 years.

2.  I love to bead weave.  There is just something about coming home after a long day at work and letting the world slip away with each stitch of those tiny little beads.

3.  My favorite color is pink and green is a very close second favorite.

4.  I enjoy being single. I will not say that I will not be in another relationship again, it is just for now I am enjoying being single.

5.  I have a beautiful Son that is all grown up and on his own.  I am very proud of him and his accomplishments.

6.  I am the oldest of five.  I have three Brothers and one Sister that is the youngest.  My Mom will be 74 on July 18th and is still going strong.

7.  I am over the moon happy with all the lovely people I have met through the blog sphere.  Y'all are the greatest!

OK now for the really hard part.  I follow so many wonderful blogs and it is so hard for me to narrow it down to just 10, so I will just say to all of those that I follow and that will read this post.  I enjoy each of your blogs and in my opinion you all deserve this award.
But since I could only choice 10 here they are in alphabetical order, because I could not put one above the other.

1. Amybeads Amy is a wonderfully talented bead weaver.  She always has interesting topic to talk about on her blog. She also does volunteer work in the Washington DC inner city area.

2 Bead Lola Bead Lola is a wild, crazy, lovable woman who does beautiful work.  She has been published several times in Bead Trends magazine.  Lola was my first ever Bead Soup partner and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person last October when I was in WI.

3. Crafty Hope Hope is a true Bama Girl through and through!  She always has something interesting to read about and to view on her blog.  We live in the same state, but have never met in person I think we need to do something about that. What do you think Hope? 

4. E B Bead and Metal works  Beth and Evie these two women are fantastic.  I always get a kick out of their blog.  Beth is a very talented lamp worker and enameler, and Evie is very talented with the saw and thinking up beautiful creations.

5. kimmykats  Kim makes jewelry with old spoons and keys and other found objects and end product is always gorgeous.  I enjoy reading about her and her husbands travels and treasure hunts.

6. Moon fly Girl Tania makes the most beautiful jewelry with pottery shards that she finds along the banks of the River Thames in London. I swear one of these days I'm going to bring one of her beautiful creations home to me.

7. Musing of the Unicorn Lynsey is a well crafted bead weaver and jewelry designer.  I have enjoyed reading her blog over the past year about her days spent at college and just life in general.

8. One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry Christine is a wonderful person that is a very talented bead weaver and jewelry designer.  I will have the pleasure of meeting Christine in person this month when I travel to PA.  

9. Spice Box Designs Marla is a talented bead weaver, although she would not say so.  She always has nice things to say about a person and is a very generous loving person.  I had the pleasure of meeting Marla this past May.

10. The Gossiping Goddess  Lesley, oh where to begin I can not say enough nice things about this charming, witty, and giving woman.  Lesley is so very talented in whatever she is making, whether it is a jewelry design or her bronze components.  Lesley always has something kind to say on the blogs. 

Well there you have it 10 wonderful and deserving blogs, so if you do not already follow these blogs, take the time and go visit these lovely people and see for yourself why I chose them for this award.

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. Congratulations Therese! The award is well deserved, you are an awesome Kreativ blogger ;)

  2. You are the highlight of my days...I love coming here and I love the voice you write with. You certainly deserve the award! You spread your warmth and loveliness to each and every one of us. You are a dedicated blogger, a VERY talented weaver, and a friend to us all. And I am grateful to be among your top 10...truly grateful. Thank you Therese...I cannot wait to see you in person and give you a warm hug!

  3. Therese congratulations on your award! You were the first bead weaver I started to follow and have always been there with help and advice when I needed it. I so wish that our travels will someday bring us down your way because I would love to meet you in person. Your creations are always so beautiful. Because of you I have met other bead weavers that I love to visit. I am grateful also to be among your top 10. Thank you so much!! There is a big smile on my face tonight!!

  4. Therese congratulations on receiving your award, very well deserved, and OMG! thank you for including my own blog in your list, I'm so flattered and surprised, you are so sweet

  5. Therese,
    Thank you so much for the award. I don't know where I'll put it ;)
    We do need to work on trying to meet up sometime! Is there a bead store halfway between us? Hmmm. . .I doubt there's one in Evergreen. In any case, it's definitely on my list of "want to do".
    Thanks again!

  6. Hooray for you - a well deserved recognition! (Imagine standing ovation here...)

  7. You are so sweet! and the award so well deserved! I agree it was so hard to pick only 10 beaders and so happy to see this group nominated by you! I LOVE all their blogs as well!

  8. Yay, Therese! I love your blog. I really appreciate all the comments and encouragement that you leave on my blog. It means a lot.

  9. Congrats on your award also Therese. Isn't this a great way to meet new people along with being honored for your hard work?

  10. Congratulations Therese! You are so talented and a very wonderful person! I'm so happy for you the award is well deserved!

  11. Congrats to you, Therese! I was all set to add you to my list of 10 when I realized you had already been given the honor! Count yourself twice-selected! :-) Best wishes, Sharyl