Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am honored to have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Karen Musgrave, great quilter, author of "Quilts In the Attic," teacher, blogger, and ringleader of the vintage fabric challenge that I recently blogged about.  And that's not all! You can check out Karen's blog at This award is given to bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers. The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning Beloved, Dearest or Favorite. About me, Karen said: "Whose humor and kindness I have been blessed knowing." Thank you Karen! I do try to always inject a little humor.

As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have motivated and inspired.
To accept the award you must:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

And now for my 5:

1. "Idaho Beauty's Creative Journey" The "Idaho Beauty" is the only one of my five bloggers who I know in person. She does meticulous work and gives detailed accounts of her latest experiments and plans. If you love the mountains of the American West, you can also get a photo fix at her blog, since she lives in Idaho and is inspired by her surroundings.

2. Annette at "Too Many Ideas" I love how this Aussie starts every post with "hiya." I could listen to Australian accents all day because they sound so cheerful, and even though I can't "hear" Annette I always enjoy reading her posts from Down Under.

3. Deb at "More Whiffs, Glimmers and Left Oevres" Besides using my colors, this blog is dreamy, quirky, thoughtful and fun. I know I can always count on some bright color here.

4. Pam at "Art of Being Pamela" I don't think Pamela ever sleeps -- it seems she is overflowing with creative, colorful projects every day in ADDITION to working as a nurse. Lately she's been doing wonderful things with artists journals and some really fun bags.

5. Ladybug at "Ladybug's Lair" OK, so Ladybug isn't a quilter, but she found my blog early on and we've been following each other ever since. She does beautifully written posts about life in general illustrated by her stunning photographs of nature. Sometimes her posts make me laugh, sometimes cry, but mostly they bring me peace. She's well worth following.

It was hard to choose just five, because I have dozens of favorite bloggers who continually inspire me. I hope you enjoy getting to meet them.

Next up here will be some artist profiles
from the La Quinta (CA) Arts Festival!

Have a colorful day


Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

WEll, pooh! I nominated you too....but I don't know where my nomination comment went...and now my home page says I no longer following any blogs...but I still show up as following yours on your "followers" list....very very odd.

Annette said...

Hi Sherrie, I'm tickled pink that you nominated me, thankyou so much. I'll get the links sorted in a day or so. thanks again..

Pam said...

Wow!! How fantastic--thank you so much, Sherrie! I've had little spare time between work, moving daughter and power finding this nomination by you, made my day!!! I'm so honored! Look for my post in the next couple of days, I will definitely keep this wonderful tradition moving! Thanks again! Pam =)

Ladybug said...

Congratulations on getting the Liebster Blog Award - you surely deserve it! I know that I find much inspiration in reading your posts, as well as a peek into your world of wonderful family, friends, activities and certainly creativity.I particularly love how you bring the sunshine into our gray, soggy part of the world.

What a wonderful surprise that you have now also nominated me for this award! I'm honored and will get a post out about it soon, along with my nominees. THANK you, Sherrie, and continue to soak up that sun!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I sometimes think getting these blogger awards a bit dubious, but after reading what you wrote about me, well, how could I have doubted this honor? Thank you for thinking of me. And now I am off to make my own awards...