Friday, July 13, 2012

Musings and Ramblings

Hello there.
I have been (humbly) nominated for the
 Versatile Blogger Award
from my new friend Marilyn Clark over at 4 You With Love
I say humbly as I blog ever so sporadically and the other folks nominated blog probably daily with tutorials, tips, recipes, etc and wonderful things!  (And after quickly checking out the other blogs listed--I am EVER SO HUMBLED!)  I'm not sure if this will come through right and I will correct and add links later if not, but here is a list of the other folks nominated:
Emily of Insanity Rules
Marsha of The Better Baker
Mihaela of Meeha Meeha
Amber of Salt Tree
Bernadette of Barefoot Hippie Girl
Cassey and Brittany of Natural Nesters
Veronica of Sew Very
Crystal of Homemaker in Heels
----dang, it actually worked!  Go check them out when you can.

It has definitely inspired me to be more vigilant with my blog---ie: actually posting at least weekly (lol), being more crafty (not hard to do) and posting about it (the hard part), and doing some much needed 'housekeeping' of my blog
That said.....
Here are the rules for the nomination:
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other Bloggers know they have been nominated.

So with out further ado.....

1.  Thank you Marilyn again for nominating me!!!

2.   Link to her site: 4 You With Love

3.   The Award image (this is getting challenging....)

4.   Give 7 random facts about yourself...

1.  I have (now) 6 cats: 
Thomas (the ? 18 yo dad), his kids: Gabby (ever so aptly named!!!), Pippy (Long stocking), and Nichol (the only orange amongst all grey Tiger/Siamese) who are all 12.5 years old, Sidney, also Toms' kid--painfully shy and skittish 11.5 yo, and lastly (black, fluffy Tuxedo) Mama, stray, age unknown, who has been with us for about 8 years.  (---and my cats do not go outside!)   And not necessarily in the same vein... I have a 28 yo son who is a poet and a damn good one! 
2.   I can't wait to see:  Bobo, Kitta, and especially Montana on The Rainbow Bridge someday. 
3.   I am a hopeless crafter and my sister Debbie calls my craft room my "Million Dollar Craft room", an honor I try to live up to as much as possible--lol.   (My latest and greatest new toy is the Fiskars Fuse but more about that later.....)
4.   This is getting harder....
4.    I am an ice tea-totaler for sure--it is my 'coffee' in the morning and my 'drug' of choice through out the day!
5.   I have been a Registered Nurse since 1996 and now work the night shift at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and I hate coffee.
6.   I love oldies (50-60's) music and always thought I was born in the wrong era.  (I'm a 70's girl)
7.   Getting back to my crafts (after all this IS a crafting blog---sheeez...), I love to make cards, crochet, knit, make beaded jewelry, sew, embroider,  and scrapbook---to name JUST a few---and my new indulgence (as I haven't been on a real vacation in forever!) is going on Scrap-A-Way Retreats for the weekend.  They are soooooo much fun and I get to paper craft all weekend on my own 6-8 FOOT table!  The next one I am going on is this years' first of the 'season'.  Scrap-A-Way Retreats Season Kick-Off  --everything is included!!!  Check them out!  And no, I am not affiliated, but I wish I had thought of the idea--lol!  

OK so that was only # 4 of the
Versatile Blogger Award ! 
ugh...I'm getting there...and that was a good ugh...
So this post has so far taken me almost 2 hours (probably why I don't do this every day) and I now have to go to work...bad ugh... not really, so I have to trust the 'save' button on the top of this page or I will come home tomorrow morning and 'keeel' myself!!!  (Side note, I am going to see Jeff Dunham at The Big E in Sept--yay can't wait!)
5 & 6.  Now for the 15 bloggers I nominate and their links (not in any particular order) and some of these blog sporadically like me, some are 'famous' like Craftsy and some I am just seeing for the first time as you might be too:
Armina of Armina's Ami-Nals
Marly of Yarn Thing
Bizzy of Bizzy Crochet
Gwen of Gwenny Penny
Jennifer of Craftsanity
Julie of Inspirational
Linda of I Love Crafts and Craft Blogs
Living Crafts
Ginger of Ginger Snap Crafts
Paper Crafts Connection  
Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts
Laurie of Tip Junkie
(OK, that makes 16 but I couldn't leave out Tip Junkie--love it)

I did it---and it only took me 3 days....
Well I still have to...

7. Let other bloggers know they have been nominated.

It is Monday afternoon and I deserve a huge reward for this blog entry.  Not sure anyone reading this will think so as it will take probably that long to read it, but oh well.... 



  1. Hi Cathy- thanks for stopping by and posting on my blog! I feel honored!! - Biz

  2. Hi Cathy! Thanks for nominating Paper Crafts Connection. We love that you love our blog!

    Susan R. Opel
    Creative Editor, Paper Crafts magazine

  3. You are so sweet for nominating me! Thank you so much! :)

    Ginger @

  4. Thank you so much for the shoutout! So glad you like the site! :)


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