Wil's Art who I believe is in the Netherlands, and then Margie Quilts who is a fellow Idahoan. Click on their names to read how they responded to the tag and peruse their blogs/websites to get a feel for the kind of quilting they do. I received this award about a year ago but boy, have the parameters changed (see this post to compare). This time there are questions to answer and ask so I decided to do it again, combining Wil's and Margie's requests a bit.
Rules for Participation:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Chose 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers and link them in your post.
11 Random Things About Yourself:
1. I've lived in multiple cities in 4 U.S. states, starting and ending with Idaho.
2. Have no desire to travel to Hawaii but New Zealand is on the top of my out-of-the-US places I'd like to visit.
3. I've been attending yoga classes for a little over 2 years and it has changed my life.
4. With my distrust of technology, I find it amazing that I currently own a pc, laptop and Kindle Fire!
5. Photography is nearly as important of a creative outlet as my quilting.
6. I can't get on the chocoholic bandwagon.
7. I still struggle with fear in the studio in spite of my artistic successes.
8. I probably spend several hours a day reading magazines, fiction and non-fiction.
9. Most of my furniture is Mission Style, and I love Art Deco and Art Nouveau.
10. Most of my skills are self-taught. I'm a die-hard reader of directions and manuals.
11. Friendships are extremely important to me.
Answers to Questions from nominators:
Wil's1. If you could live somewhere else, where would that be? That's a tough one as I feel I'm right where I want to be. But I have occasionally thought it would be cool to live in an art deco style apartment building like Poirot in the tv series. And San Francisco has long been a favorite big city that I thought would be fun to live in for a brief amount of time.
2. What is your favorite memory? That's tough too. One of my favorites is fishing along the streams in Montana with my dad - the fishing was more of an excuse to be out in nature than to catch something and I learned so much from my dad about nature, being observant. Loved the sound of the water, clamoring over the rocks, speculating about the history of the areas.
3. What do you collect? Batiks! And it appears I am now a collector of my fiber friends' art.
4. Which musician did you 'discover' the last year? Jack White
5. Is there something you would do differently? And if so, what? Lots. Mostly things I was so stubborn about that left me apologizing to my husband after he died. I was such an idiot. He was so patient.
6. Who is your favorite author? No one favorite. Enjoy Lee Child and Steve Hamilton at the moment.
7. Which country do you want to visit again? Canada
8. What is your weakness? Sleeping in
9. What do you detest? People who are so set in their beliefs that they are not open information that might challenge them, thus you cannot have an interesting adult conversation with them.
10. What is your favorite art tool? Freezer paper
11. What is your favorite pet? Dogs hands down.
- What is your favorite food? Pacific Salmon. I also like a good Reuben Sandwich.
- Do you have any animals? Not at the moment but have always had dogs in my life.
- How long have you been a quilter/artist? Been quilting off and on since the '70s but have been art quilting for about 10 years I guess.
- What latitude do you live at? About 48 degrees N
- What is your favorite quilting style? Geometric/abstract
- How many times have you moved in the last 10 years? twice!
- Do you work at your art full time? Not really although I'm supposed to! I'm a part timer at best.
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? See above in response to same question from Wil
- Do you like noisy or quiet? definitely quiet
- Do you like to travel? Yes
- What gives you inspiration to your art? Primarily nature but I'm also influenced by antique quilts.
11 Questions for my Nominees:
1. Why did you start quilting?
2. What inspires you?
3. Why do you blog?
4. Do you have a favorite color?
5. Who's your go-to person for advice?
6. Are you a morning or a night person?
7. Do you have a favorite season?
8. Do you wish you lived somewhere else?
9. Are you juggling family and/or a day job as well as your art?
10. If you looked out your window and saw that it was snowing, what would you do?
11. Do you have a favorite television show?
Eleven is a lot of blogs to come up with and not all say how many followers they have but these would be ones I highly recommend. As Wil and Margie gave me the option to opt out, I too say if you don't want to participate, that's fine. I hope my readers will check you out though. Your blogs are a great source of inspiration for me.