Now, y'all know I do not generally go in for blogging awards and the like. They make me think of chain letters and all that kind of pyramid stuff.
But for some reason I was absolutely tickled to receive the "You Make My Day Award" from Karrin. It got me to thinking about the great big hole on those rare days that I can't get to a computer and check my daily reads. Those blogs have become very important to me. They provide a variety of perspectives, humor, insights, entertainment, all of that. They make my day.
So I'm going to do it. Just this once. Here are the rules: "Give the award to up to 10 people whose blog brings you happiness and inspiration and makes you feel happy about Blogland. Beware! You may get the Award several times! Let them know by posting a note on their blog so they can pass it on."
Here is a list of five Blogs that make my day:
Mz. G. Mrs. Goodneedle doesn't post every day, but almost every day. Her blog is usually the first place I go. Mz. G's posts are spare, uncluttered, and attractive. We have quite a bit in common: Lutheranism, quilting, family. Her signature is "Life is Good." Most of the time I know that, but on those rare occasions that I don't, I can count on Mz. G to remind me.
Taniwa. Tanya's blog almost always tells me something about Japanese culture as seen through the eyes of an American. She is a lovely person who has a strong faith and makes lovely quilts. Since one of my DDIL's decorates her home with Japanese things and the other DDIL comes from Japanese ancestry, I have come to think of Tanya as some sort of long-lost part of our extended family!
Frank. I've said it before and I'll prolly say it again: "I'm not a poetry person." And yet the way Frank puts words together either stirs my soul or makes me laugh. Both of which make my day. A couple of years ago I thought his work warranted wider audience than his email list and proposed we do a blog together. He writes, I illustrate and post. He's more faithful than I am.
Karen Dianne. All you have to do is take a look at her picture at the top of her blog, and you just know you are going to like this woman. A quilter, a person of faith, an animal lover. And she posts the most wonderful quotes. She lives with multiple sclerosis and occasionally mentions how this impacts her life, but doesn't dwell on it. I've only been reading her blog for a few months. She makes my day on many days.
Chez. The complete antithesis of all the foregoing awardees, Chez is a brilliant and insightful writer. He doesn't quilt and certainly has nothing to do with church, but he's a more gentle soul than he'd care to have his readers realize. He doesn't post every day, but when he does, he never fails to make mine. Of my five nominees, he's the only one I won't notify. I hate it when he gags.