Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Liebster Award

Liebster is a German word meaning Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.  The Liebster Blog Award is for bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers.

I received a nomination from Pam at  What a nice surprise from someone who has become a wonderful blog friend and inspires me with her creations and artful life.

As part of the tradition of the award, it is passed forward to 5 bloggers who have motivated and inspired you.

To accept the award, you must:
1.  Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2.  Post the award on your blog.
3.  Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreicate and value.
4.  Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

There are so many wonderful blogs, it was really hard for me to select just 5.  Who wouldn't fall in love with the colorful quilts Kathy shares on her blog.  She is a very talented quilter and a generous blog friend.  I can't wait to see her next creation.  Kathy creates the most beautiful art and has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine several times.  Her mixed media creations and quilts are an inspiration to all artists.  As a quilter and photographer, Mareenz blog is a joy to see.  Her photos are beautiful as she shares her travels and family life.  Her quilts are fun, colorful and beautifully made.  I was fortunate to have Marlynne as a swap partner last year.  Her folk art includes quilts, painting and many handcrafted delights.  She fills her blog with art projects that are thoughtful and very creative.  As a busy school teacher, Nathalie still finds the time to create beautiful quilts and organize swaps.  Her blog is always so fun to read as she shares her life in Texas and her creative pursuits.

Thank you Pam for this award and thank you bloggers for sharing your art.


  1. Congratulations!

  2. Boy, was retirement good for you, Ellen!!! Congrats!! Your artistry surely has come to life!!

  3. Thank you Ellen. I am honoured that you get inspiration from my blog - I will have to work on passing this on now.

  4. Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for the nomination. It will be fun to pass this on to the next 5.
    I am always inspired by the art, quilts, gardening, food and more that you write about and show on your blog.

  5. Hip Hip Horray for Ellen Gets Crafty!! xoxo