Awards, Gratitude and a Sweet Farewell

For a humble little blog like ours who has been rather s l o w at getting those posts out or even finishing the projects than need posting, we are so happy and even more humbled to be nominated…..THREE TIMES by some seriously lovely folk!

We have received the Versatile Blogger awards from Jill over at crafts by the sea who’s blog is great and who is a super talented, knowledgeable and experienced needleworker!

The One Lovely Blog award came from the sweet Marissa at Colouring with Yarn who has one of the most interesting blogs I’ve read and whose colours are incredible.

The other Versatile Blogger Award comes from the lovely and whimsical Millie from millie on her world who’s paper mache tea cups are exquisite!

Go and have a look at these ladies NOW NOW NOW!!!

*****Thank you lovely ladies for nominations, we are in great company!*****

Now, the rules are as follows:

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger(s) who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

I think I have successfully completed numbers 1, 2 and 4 so I will proceed to number 3.

I think it may be cheating to list “7 things” again, especially as I have done so in a previous post but what the heck, I’ve seen others do it! Seeing as though it’s two of us, I thought I would do things a little differently:

Vicky                                                             Maryanne

Capricorn – clever, conscientious                Sagittarius – clumsy, foot-in-mouth issues

Tall and graceful                                           Not so tall, see above

Quiet and composed                                   Loud and mostly messy

(getting the picture?)

Middle name Anne                                       Middle name Barbara

Latest project                                               Latest project


(finished in nano seconds!)                         (beanie for hubby for Father’s Day…oops)

Best food @        Best experience @

Nick name VIX                                              Nickname Mac

And now,  for the best part….here are some of the inspiring bloggers out there who we would like to nominate for the ONE LOVELY BLOG award, in no particular order: (apart from the ones who nominated us of course!!!!!)

1. The Giraffe’s Hat

2. Cute As A Button

3. Crayons and Milk

4. Show Us Your Crafty Bits

5. Map Of Time, A Trip Into The Past

6.  Agujas

7. Divine Debris Jewellery

8. Pics and Stuff

9. My House in Africa

10. Homemade Honeybird

11. Knitsmiths

12. Bear Loves Dove

13. DanielleJoe

14. bhb kidstyle

15. Geeky Crochet Mom

And finally, last week my daughter lost one of her best friends, Sarah, rather suddenly and very unexpectedly to a rare blood disease which she was supposed to grow out of.  I would like to pay tribute to a beautiful soul who will live on forever through those who have been touched by her

Here is a picture taken at her memorial on Friday, at which 100 pink balloons with messages of love were released into the sky….

Sarah Anne Ralph

13 April 1999 – 13 June 2012


31 thoughts on “Awards, Gratitude and a Sweet Farewell

  1. Thank you for the nomination.

    What a beautiful photo of your daughters friend Sarah, these sad losses make us appreciate what we do have all the more.

  2. Congratulations for receiving the award and thank you very much for nominating me! I feel humbled by it!

    I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter’s friend! Someone’s death is always very difficult to get over, especially when it is a child’s.

      • Please give your daughter a big hug from Sarah’s auntie … I came out from the US for her funeral, sadly missing the one from Sun Valley – but feel so priviledged to know the impact she has made on so many peoples lives – she was an incredible individual and I am so glad your daughter had her as a friend.
        Lovely to see your blog and share with my girls – Sarah’s cousins.

      • Ah Penny, thank you so much for that. I am so sorry for you loss, I know what a special girls she was to all of you. Sarah spoke of you and your girls a lot! Jade is missing her terribly but is drawing incredible strength from all of Sarah’s friends. I miss her too, so much. Lots of love Maryanne x

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