Friday, January 21, 2011

Styling :)

Side note - If you are looking for the giveaway it is here :)

I received my first "blogger award".  I have to admit, even though I know these circle around and around, I was pretty stinking excited when I saw it :)  Kati over at from the blue chair nominated Happy Quilting for the Stylish Blogger Award :)  Thank you Kati, and if you haven't checked out her blog, head over there!!  She is amazing!!

Okay so the rules for accepting this award are as follows :
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.  (So I did 5, I have to go make lunch for the kids)
3. Pay it forward to 7 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

So I thought it would be fun with each random fact I share to also share some of the new additions to the blog recently that have helped to make it so "stylish".  So here we go.

1 - BLOG - I had my friend (Cute It Up) design me a new header and buttons that I absolutely love!!!
     ME - I am an identical twin and my twin sister is expecting her first little girl, I am so excited for her!!!
2 - BLOG - I recently created a Facebook Page for Happy Quilting and added a "like" widget to make it super easy to "like me".  Does that sound silly or what??
      ME - Being a twin, I really, really, really, want to have twins of my own.  (Yes, even though I already have 4 children I want 2 more :)
3 - BLOG - Per request two days ago, I figured out how to add a feed burner so that you can get email updates every time I post, if you want that is :)
      ME - I recently had a fight with my stove top and the stove top won with a 5 foot fire ball.  Some of my hair was sacrificed in the fight :)  I am not as talented in the kitchen as I am in my sewing room :)
4 - BLOG - I added pages to my blog so that you can easily link to my tutorials and quilt archive.
     ME - I was an accountant before I became a mom.  I love how everything is always neat and tidy in accounting.  Everything must balance.  That is probably why I have a harder time with abstract and wonky :)
5 - BLOG  - Maybe this isn't stylish but it is certainly helpful, I added numbers to my comments.  No more buggy eyes after giveaways :)
     ME - I am a can't stop reader.  Once I start a book, I tend to drop everything else until I finish it.  I find I am the same way with quilting,  I don't have a lot of projects going on at once.  I like to finish one and then start a new one :)

Okay, enough about me . . .On to my nominations . . .In no particular order here are blogs that I think have a style all of their own,  some quilting, some not :)

Kindred Monologues
The Plaid Scottie
Just a Little Bit of Quirky-ness
Freckled Whimsy
House of Henrie
Cut to Pieces

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  1. Yay for you!
    How do you get the numbers on the comments??

  2. I bet that was an exciting fire! It's so fun to get to know random things about people.

    I also want to know how you added numbers to your comments. I haven't found an easy, straight-forward way yet.

  3. I think I'm too good at stopping - sewing, books, you name it =)

    I LOVE the idea of twins, although I'm not sure how I would feel come crazy sleepless double newborn nights. My mom had ten kids; she always hoped for twins (red-headed boys, specifically) but never got the twins or any red headed kids! Of course she loves the ten she got =)

    Congrats on the award!

  4. Fireball?? Wow! Glad you're all okay, but sorry about the hair loss. That's a bummer.

    Congrats to you for the award, and thanks for passing it on!

  5. Thanks for the award Melissa! So sweet. I've been working on my blog too. I just figured out how to get numbers on my comments as well...after I had one giveaway with 499 entries it was definitely necessary to not have to do that kind of counting again.

    For those looking to do it, the only way that I've found is by googling and working with the html code on your blog. So you have to be comfortable enough doing that...and can figure out how to get your blog back if you mess something up! ;) I just googled the idea and found a tutorial.

  6. Thank you Melissa. SewCalGal certainly never had any style until Madame Samm dressed her up. I love the new took too.


  7. I was an accountant before I became a mom too!


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