Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blog Award

Hello beautiful friends!  Kim and Gracie have both nominated me for a blog award. So very sweet of them. Thank you Kim and Gracie.

So I am going to jump right in and share 7 things about me:
1. I LOVE the color "PINK" - all shades. Yes Vickie and I certainly have that in common - lol!
2. I am married to my DH of (wait a minute I have to take out the calculator) hmmm... 28 yrs.
3. We have been blessed with a wonderful and only son - Nicholas. My husband and I are so thankful for having such a incredible good son. His aunt calls him "Saint Nick"!
4. I can remember clearly the time when I was in Hancock Fabrics store waaaay back when and saw a cross stitch pattern that I just had to stitch. I didn't even know what cross stitch was. So I bought the chart and looked up in the phone book needleshops. I found Leann's shop in Sacramento. Sadly she closed a few a few years later. But I went in with my chart and she taught me about the looking for the DMC threads & adia fabric that I needed for the chart. I bought them and went home and taught myself cross stitch. The chart was "Reflections of the Past" by Paula Vaughan - Leisure Arts #471. I completed it (forgot how long it took me but I finished it the same year I started). I took my chart with me when I had it framed because I wanted it exactly how it was matted & framed  just like the cover on the leaflet. Looking back now this chart had half and three quarter stitches & I did it!!!

5. I am a Catholic and my faith in my lord is always present.
6. I love love love seeing your needleworks and always get inspired from your blogs.
7. When I write "love Annette" or "with my appreciation and love" I am truly sending you "love" and know that you are greatly appreciated. I'm always surprised when I hear that someone grew up without them being told they were loved and still happens even in present day. I figure that if I can add some happiness to someone even for that second they read what I write "love Annette" - well that makes my heart glow.

And now I get to nominate 10 blogs.  To visit the blogs just click on the names. In no specific order:
1. Linda
2. Amy
3. Beth
4. Chris
5. Lisa 
6. Kimberly
7. Mii
8. Hetti
9. Pam
10. Von

The above blogs are wonderful and hope you get to visit them. There are many more beautiful blogs that share our love of needleworks. I will be back soon. With my love and appreciation - Annette


Lee said...

Love you too

Miamina said...

Congrats on the award, it's well deserved :)

I'll definitely check out the blogs you've linked.

Thanks for the facts about you, it's always fun learning a bit more about people.

KimM said...

HI, Annette - You are most welcome. It's lovely to know more about you. I, too, am Catholic and find my faith has deepened these past few years on the journey with my mother and step-father.
Love and hugs

Margaret said...

So much fun to learn more about you. I used to love Paula Vaughn too!

Vickie said...

What a great piece Reflections is.
Thank you for sharing new friends with the links. Have a great weekend my friend!

Linda said...

Congrats on the award Annette. Its nice to learn a little more about you. You did a fantastic job on your first stitched piece. Thank you for nominating me, but I'm going to pass.


gracie said...

I always enjoy my visits with you my friend...

Carol said...

Lovely to read more about you, Annette! Congratulations on your blog award--very well deserved, indeed :)

Justine said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award. You do indeed have a lovely blog. I really enjoyed reading more about you and I think you may be my stitching twin as the first large piece was a Paula Vaughn very similar to yours, with the wedding dress!

Frances said...

Enjoyed reading about you--you are so kind and sweet and always share your love!
I'm also a Catholic and I, too, love my faith!

Jackie's Stitches said...

I really enjoyed reading about why you sign your emails "Love, Annette". You are truly the sweetest, kindest and most generous blogger! xoxo

Preeti said...

Congrats on the award!! Your first cross stitch is beautiful :)

Renee said...

I looked through some of your past posts. Your stitching is all so lovely! Paula Vaughan's charts are gorgeous. Yours turned out beautiful.

Hilda said...

Congrats on the award - you deserve it. I really enjoyed reading the interesting facts about you. It is wonderful to know you better now!


Anonymous said...

congrats on the award ♥