Saturday, September 22, 2012

Blog Award Blog Hop

Hi Y'all,

If I have done this right today is Saturday the 22nd of September and y'all are reading about who I presented these awards to.

I am out of town this weekend at a Beading Retreat in Crestview, FL, had to do this post on Thursday night.
Ok I know you want to know who I presented these awards to so go get you a cup of something good a snack of some sort and sit back and read all about the awards and the people they have been given to.

First award is the Artistic Blogger Award:

  A blogger whose work (their artistic talent) is consistently beautiful...
I chose Nancy Dale of NEDbeads blog.  Nancy is an awesome bead weaver her pieces are amazingly beautiful.  Nancy also shares some of her works of art in the form of tutorials, so others can recreate her piece and put a little bit of them selves into the piece.  Nancy was also part of the Battle of the Beadsmiths this year which she made it through to round two where she was pair up with Helena of Manek-Manek another super talented bead weaver.  You can see Nancy's battle piece here.  If you would like to see more of Nancy's pieces of art and maybe purchase a piece or a tutorial you can find them in her Etsy shop.

Second award is the Style Blogger Award:

A blog that uses style to inspire; a blog that is photographically beautiful...
I chose Shannon Chomanczuk of For My Sweet Daughter blog.  Shannon's blog is always full of beautiful photos of her jewelry designs. Shannon also does a Finally Friday color challenge where every Friday she  has made a piece of jewelry that was inspired by the color palette from the previous Friday.  You can check out one of her Finally Friday posts here.  Shannon also does a post on Tuesdays titled Tuesday Tips where she talks about gel nail polish and other tips on keeping your nails looking good.  You can see one of her Tuesday Tips here.  Shannon also has an Etsy shop go check it out she does fabulous jewelry pieces.

Third award is the Journalistic Blogger Award:

A blog that is really well written, informative, and inspires discussion...
I chose Erin Prais-Hintz of Treasures Found Inspiration Everywhere blog. Erin is a wonderfully kind and giving person that loves to write and read as well as make beautiful works of wearable art.  Erin also makes a line of polymer clay pendants with inspiring sayings on each pendant.  I have been a part of a few of the challenges Erin has hosted, the latest being her Challenge of Travel, my country was Kenya in Africa. Erin's next challenge is the Challenge of Color which is coming up in November.  One of my most favorite challenges of Erin's was when we, her followers, were able to join in and help write a story.  It was so much fun to come back read and put in your two cents to the story. You can read the whole story here. Another favorite post of Erin's that I truly enjoyed reading was when she told everyone of her dream of owning her own bead store, you can read about it here.  I do hope that this dream becomes a reality for her one day.
Erin also has an Etsy shop where you can find her Simple Truths pendants.

Forth award is the Educator Blogger Award:

A blogger that provides great tutorials that are easy to follow...
I chose KJ(short for Kathy Jo) of KJ's Beadacious Beads.  KJ is another very talented bead weaver, that has pushed me in the right direction a time or two.  The latest was with CRAW(cubic right angle weave).  You see she had made a beautiful CRAW beaded bead to go on a Asian inspired cuff she was making, and on one of her blog post she had the tutorial for the bead.  I left a comment stating that I would love to make this bead if I could ever understand CRAW.  Well a day later I got an email from her with a link to a fabulous tutorial on CRAW.  Now I can CRAW! Thank you KJ.  You can see that beautiful Asian inspired cuff here and the tutorial for the beaded bead here.

Fifth award is the Newbie Blogger Award:

A favorite new blog with less then 100 follower and less then a year old...
I chose Alenka of Pepita-Handmade blog.  Alenka lives in Slovenia and she started her blog in June of this year.  She is a polymer clay artist that has also just recently picked up bead weaving and is loving it.  That is not uncommon for most of us that have tried bead weaving, it is very easy to get hooked. I first met Alenka this past Bead Soup Blog Party she was my friend Amy of Amybeads partner.  I love what she sent to Amy to create with and after visiting her blog I decided to follow her. Alenka has also signed up for mine and Christine's " A Time To Stitch 2" challenge I can not wait to see what she has created for the challenge.

Well I hope that you have enjoyed reading about the people I have awarded and the reasons why they got their awards.  Here are the rest of the Ladies participating in the Blog Awards blog hop, please go by and see all of their choices for these awards.  I will be hoping when I get back from my retreat on Sunday.

One more thing before I end this post.  Each person I awarded these awards to can also choose five people to award, and so on, and so on.
Oh boy this is going to be a very award winning weekend Woo Hoo!

Happy blog hoping Y'all,


  1. Miss Therese! That is the most lovely way to show your appreciation. I really enjoy writing and did want to become a journalist at one time (settled on English teacher in a former life) so this is perfect. And you introduced me to a few new blogs that I will check out. You are my 'something good' today! Thank you! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. Oh, Therese, this is a real and very pleasant surprise! Thank you!

  3. Wonderful list! and some new blogs for me to check out - yeah!! Thank you so much for co-hosting the hop with me, I am so happy to count you as one of my bloggy friends. Enjoy your beady weekend! no doubt you'll come back with some new amazing stitch!

  4. what a great list! there was only one that i wasn't too familiar with so now i am a follower of Pepita-Handmade! hope the retreat was wonderful and relaxing and full of hearty laughter :-D

  5. Ahh... that was so very nice. I am heartened. I also think I am going to have to do a few more tutorials. I have always been of the belief that being able to teach was enriching to both teacher and student. Thank you.

  6. Checking out the blogs from the hop, your beading is gorgeous!

  7. Lovely choices, Therese! Adding more blogs to my list (I am always in need and awe of bead weaving, but you already know that :))

  8. Thank you so so so so much!!!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate the award, Therese, and I'm sorry I am late in responding to your post, I've been ill most of this week so far... ick. You're so wonderful to have chosen the folks you did, I love alllllll of those blogs!!

    I'll do my best to choose some people to award these to, I hope it's ok if it takes me awhile, I am sooooo far behind on things...

    Thank you again!!! xxxx

  9. Thank you so much :-D
    It was so sweet to open your blog on Saturday while we were on our road trip.