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Makes My Day


Make My Day
My day’s been made! Mick over at Much-Adored gave me the “You Make My Day” Award*. I’m very flattered and amazed that this funny little thing that I started just for myself with no hope of anyone ever reading it is read and enjoyed by others. Now I am going to spread the love around!

Here are some blogs (and other internet-type thingies) that make my day! So, in no particular order…

1. I’m throwin’ the love back to Mick. She’s in grad school and still has time to knit lovely things including sweaters (I’m a little afraid of sweaters). She used to live in Boston but now lives in Michigan where it seems to always be snowing (I have to confess a slight bit of snow-envy).

2. Liz at Mill Girl. Liz lives here in Lowell which means she has great taste in deciding where to live. She also makes lovely felted flower (and now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, heart) pins, polymer clay eggs and beads, and some of the cutest earrings that I’ve ever seen.

3. Amanda at Bead and Fiber Babe also knows how to pick excellent places to live. But that’s not all – she also knits amazing things (including fancy sweaters that she wears to knit night), makes beaded jewelry and has the cutest collection of dolls ever.

4. Stacey at Babbling Brook. Stacey is new to Lowell, before moving here she lived in Portland, OR so I’d say she knows how to pick where to live. Stacey knits lovely things (and quickly due to her commute), lives somewhere near me and I’m looking forward to meeting her in person at knit night at the OC!

5. Next we have a born-and-bred Lowellian (proving that good where-to-live taste runs in the family), Yovani at Rambling, rants & such. I helped teach Yovani to knit because I like to spread the addiction! Someday soon we’re going to make our first sweater-vests together (seaming=scary). Yovani’s new to blogging so go and say “Hello & welcome!”

6. Katie is… someone who makes my day. I admire Katie because she currently lives Boston, MA but she’s from Australia. I can’t imaging moving half-way (or is it the whole way) around the world – heck, living in California was too far away for me! Katie also knits lovely things (her Shetland Triangle is amazing).

7. Even though Jenny at Eat.Knit.Sleep is a Giants fan, she’s okay by me. She has the cutest pup in the world and knits like nobody’s business.

8. This isn’t a blog, but Nance at Tree Top Studios is just wonderful. She taught me how to knit, makes wonderful art and is the matriarch of my family-of-choice. She’s an excellent human being!

9. The nine-spot is shared by two not-blogs – the Flickr Project 365 group and the Ravelry 365 group (on Flickr and Ravelry). Doing Project 365 has become a really important part of my life and both of these groups are a big piece of that – I have grown and challenged myself as a photographer with the support, encouragement and inspiration of other project participants.

10. And finally, just because I can’t help but loving them – THE LOLCATS!!!!

One more thing that made my day?

Day 22 - Tuesday, January 22nd 2008
Last night’s supper. Now I haaaaate the picture but this recipe, Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Roasted Asparagus (except made with green beans in my version) is totally and completely amazing. If you like food, print the recipe out and make it – you’ll thank me!

*Official rules “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”


7 thoughts on “Makes My Day

  1. Awww! Thank you! I probably shouldn’t mention that I’m a Yankee fan in these parts either . . . but if I had come to Lowell I would have rooted for the Spinners. I mean come on! Spinners!

  2. I have several reactions.

    One, thanks for loving me back! I’d throw more love your way, but then there will be this bizarre back and forth blog-loving, which sounds incredibly awkward. But you rock, yes indeedy.

    Secondly, I will definitely be trying out this recipe. I may or may not have uttered the words, after a few too many glasses of chianti, to my future mother-in-law, “Lots of people are chocoholics, but I’m more of a goatcheeseaholic.”

    And third…it’s still snowing, and has been since Friday. I’ve given up and am seriously considering knitting an all-white winter camo suit for kicks.

  3. Thanks so much, now you’ve made MY day! And showed me some cool blogs to check out, thanks so much 🙂

  4. You’ve certainly made my day!

    As it turns out, I’m not nearly as brave as you think – I’ve been looking seriously at ways to move back to Australia. I miss my family, and the longer I’m away, the more permanent it feels.

  5. By the way . . . you make my day too!

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