Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I *LOVE* my Bloggie Friends!

Hello, welcome and thank you for stopping by for a visit.  Don't you just love candlelight?  This dark and cold evening with snow flurrying and the roar of the infamous Columbia Gorge "East Wind" thundering outside made me light the intensely fragrant spicy vanilla candles in my lanterns on the dining table.  I have seen photos of candles lit and I just loved the image so much - that I took my iPhone to take an "artsy" photo using Hipstamatic App.  As a lifelong artist I just adore the look of this - the canvas background like it was painted by someone... you can see the white coral in my glass hurricane that is etched with fern fronds, and the candle on the other side of it is illuminating the coral.  
And just as I was ready to upload this photo I got the very pleasant news from my friend Robin over at "My Nest of Yarn and Buttons" that she'd nominated me for this blog award, below.  How sweet!
The duties of the winner is:

  • Thank and link back to person who awarded you.  
  • Share 7 things about yourself 
  • Pay it forward to some of your favorite bloggers 
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
My List of 7 things about me are:

  1. I am a positive and happy person as a rule.
  2. I am part Cherokee Indian and feel that my art and craft skills came to me from my "Indian Grandmother".
  3. Family is the best thing in the world and I'm so glad I had sisters! :-)
  4. Grandchildren are a wonderful gift.
  5. I met my husband when I was 14 as a freshman in high school.
  6. I love to sail.. we have two 14 foot Sunfish sailboats and a 26 foot sailboat named "Stargazer".
  7. I've only been blogging for 6 months and have come to love sharing my thoughts and photos and meeting new people. 

I happily present the Stylish Blogger Award to:

Erin at http://themisadventuresofanordinaryhousewife.blogspot.com/
Denise at http://knittingkitties.blogspot.com/
Meredith at http://mereknits-mereknits.blogspot.com/
Erica at http://asnippygal.blogspot.com/
Amanda at http://mandas-challenges.blogspot.com/ 
Anne at http://andamentoblog.blogspot.com/
Kate at http://thegardenbell.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoy my photo, my 7 things and please do visit my blog friend's links.  Tell them I said hello! :-)  

((hugs)) Teresa


  1. Thank you for the award. I can see the Indian in your cheek bones.

    Someone awarded me this last week and the rules on their blog was 15 new to me blogs. I've barely had time to read my long time blogs much less new ones this weekend.

    I'll post for both of you on Thursday.

  2. Hi Teresa!! thank you for your lovely comment! I like to read your posts and I love how you change the background according to season, festivities and more!

  3. Congratulations! It is a well deserved award! I always love coming by to see what pretties you have for me to look at :)

  4. Hi Teresa, I am visiting via Robin's blog, great to say hello to you. I too have only been blogging for about 6 months...such fun isn't it.I will come back and have a read, you have some lovely posts.Enjoy your award, well deserved,
    Warm wishes from the UK, Jane

  5. hello Teresa

    i absolutely love your lantern picture, so warming, particularly on a cold, wet day like today.
    it's aldo lovely to learn a little more about you. you have an interesting heritage and i love the romantic name of your boat. it must be wonderful to marry your high school sweetheart too.

    warmest wishes to you xxx


  6. Awww..thank you very much for the very nice bloggy award. It is nice to have such wonderful bloggy friends.

  7. Denise, I decided not to follow the rules and did 7 blogs instead of 15. These awards circulate amongst friend bloggers and so people get duplicates.. might be the last time I do one of these.. :-)

    Shanti, thanks! I do love to change the decor in the blog so it doesn't get "stale".. like redecorating the house, only cheaper! :-)

    Melissa, I'm so glad you came by to visit! I enjoy your blog too - was pleased for the mention in your New Year post! ::smile::

    Jane, I'm glad you left a comment, that's how I found your blog and I really enjoyed my visit there!

    Millie, love your story about your sweet dog. What a story!! Thanks for sharing.

    Erin, I'm so glad we met on the Rav site, We Love Lucy.. I think we've become good friends even though we've never met "in real life'.

    Hugs to you all!!


  8. Congrats on your award! I loved reading your list and the photo was beautiful! Great work, Teresa.
    Thanks you for your comments, I really appreciate them.
    January 13, 2011 1:25 PM

  9. Hi Clara, I'm so glad you're back to blogging.. you have a loving spirit and I would have missed it. Glad you liked the photo, it was fun to do!



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