Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Sweet Friends

Notice the Liebster Love going around blogland lately? It is a lovely award given out by friends to blogs that are not as well known around town. Monika of My Sweet Prairie nominated me a little while back, which was so sweet! Check her Tips on Tuesdays; every week there is a different theme and readers are invited to share their tips in the comments. Today is all about sewing at home while you've got little ones around and she's got some great ideas on how to keep them entertained in your sewing room while you work!

The Liebster Award is a pass-it-along kind of thing. Truth serum time: I do not do chain letters. No send-your-favourite-recipe email chains either. Or tea towels to the first name on the list below, move my name up and add yours to the bottom kind of things. I think it is due to the utter disappointment of post card chains that I participated in when I was an enthusiastic penpal-er in my early teens. The promise of 650 postcards from around the world never materialized, no matter how dutifully I sent off 5 postcards with pretty photos of the Rideau Canal and the Parliament Buildings (I lived in Ottawa at the time).

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
Photo by Joel Bedford

So, I'm just gonna tell you about Nova. She has the prettiest name ever and her work at A Cuppa and a Catch Up is so original and always inspiring. I can't believe she doesn't have a zillion followers. I first found her blog after coming across her redwork project on Flickr.

do you play?
Redwork & photo by Nova

Her entire redwork quilt top is now complete and you HAVE to see it!!! Nova is also a part of the incredible design team at Fat Quarterly (and incidently, Issue 4 has just published and it is seriously GREAT - all about working with solids!).

Single Girl Quilt Along

Nova's latest project is to run a quiltalong for Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl quilt pattern with Katy and Megan. Nova has made two of these quilts already and they are divine.

Go on, pay her a little visit!


felicity said...

That redwork of Nova's is made of Awesome.

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...
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monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Awe thanks!
lol I hated it too when I found out I was 'nominated'. I hear ya. Just know your blog is enjoyed.

Take care!

ps- YES! Nova, you rock!

Nova said...

*blush* I just did a leibster post thingy today too, so jinx ;) I popped over here as was going to nominate you too! It's nice to know someone somewhere is reading the ol' blog but get quite embarrassed by the whole nomination thing too!
Thanks for sharing the bloggy love though xxx

Susan said...

love her red work. Thanks for sharing -