Thursday, 12 June 2008

Lucky me!

Well I have been very lucky this past week; firstly I discovered that Helen of the beautiful blog MilesToSew has kindly passed on an award to me - this is my first blog award and I am both flattered and excited by that ... thank you Helen!

It is the Sweet home blogger Award for sharing beauty, love and joy - how nice, couldn't we all do with more of those things in our everyday lives? So, in keeping with tradition, I am passing this award on to five other 'bloggers' - believe me this was a tough choice as there are so many beautiful blogs I have come across and I am sure, many I haven't yet discovered.

So, in no particular order, the five blogs I have chosen are;
  • Alison of BeaDangles Jewellery a good friend and an infrequent blogger - but when she does, it's worth waiting for, jewellery, photography and yummy recipes!
  • Michele of Hedgelands Glass another beautiful blog full of interesting and varied crafty skills - follow the link to Michele's website and take a look at her stained glass!
  • Chris of Kiamyka Gemstone Creations another multi-talented woman who also has a great way with words - her blog posts nearly always bring a tear to my eye!
  • Valerie of Luz Bijoux who creates the most beautiful beadwork and has a real eye for colour - I also absolutely love the fact that she calls me 'a fairy beader'.
  • Zoya of Gem and Beaded Jewelery a relatively new blogger, but a well known and talented artist who I am proud to call a friend.
I am sorry if I missed you out, as I say it was a difficult choice. These things can feel a bit like being the last to be picked for a school sports team (and I know all about that) but hopefully the above selection will provide my readers with some interesting links and will spread the word, the beauty, love and joy!
My next stroke of luck this week was split second timing when I was taking a photo of a foxglove in my garden. Well to be honest, I regard even having the foxglove as lucky, I didn't plant it, it just appeared in a prime space in the garden and has NINE very tall flower spikes on it. It's a real beauty and I count it as a gift from nature in return for creating my foxglove trio necklace. So, I thought I would take a picture of it in all its glory, spotted a bee hovering around one of the flowers and wondered if I could get it in the shot - as it turns out, I caught two (see bottom right of the photo) I'm sure I couldn't do that again if I tried!

My third piece of luck this week? My Poppy Cufflinks are currently appearing in another treasury - this time a wonderfully rich Treasury West entitled Le Rouge et le Noir created by Ileana of Enchanted Beads. Thank you Ileana!


  1. Kerri, thank you so much! I'm a permanent your blog reader! :)

  2. Kerrie, congratulations on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me. I'll put my thinking cap on and make my own awards and, as you say, it will be tough! Congratulations on the treasury! I know I always look at your shop when I create one of mine - your work is stunning and your pics are great which makes it so easy! M

  3. That is really cool about the award. Also on the treasury. Love your picture with the bees.

  4. Kerri congrats on the award - I love the foxglove photo with the little bee - wonderful color - you are so lucky to have that plant - it is a gift.

  5. Hi Kerri. You've picked some very deserving and talented people :) We seem to be on some kind of photo synchronicity thing - I was photographing the foxgloves in my back garden the just the other day as well. I was planning on sticking them on my blog tomorrow, but I think I'll go and do it this evening.

  6. Congratulations on your award. It is well-deserved.
    The foxglove is beautiful, and it the bees really do add to the photo. My Jason has spent most fo the spring wandering around lamenting about the lack of good insect/flower combination compositions he has been able to photograph; I won't show him this, I don't want him to feel left out.

  7. The foxglove is so beautiful! They grow wild along the sides of the road where I live. Love them!

  8. First of all, congratulations on your award! It is always nice to be recognized. Secondly, I love your foxglove necklace! I have foxgloves in my garden and have made a few polymer clay canes to honor them. I love your interpretation... just stunning!!

  9. Bless you, Kerrie. Thank you so much for the award, you know what it means to me. Lovely pics of the foxglove, I've also got some pics of some in our garden just waiting to be uploaded. I'll be updating soon and picking out some fab bloggers to pass on my award to.

  10. Everything you've got is well deserved. I love your work...just look today for another treasury!

  11. Kerri - First - Congrats on the award - what a lovely award to receive. Yes - what a wonderful world this would be if we had more of all 3 of those!

    Second - Your poppy cuff links are darling - beautifully made!

    And last - but definitely not least - your fox glove picture is FANTASTIC! What an absolutely amazing picture.

    I look forward to reading more on your blog.

  12. Kerrie, Congratulations on the Award and many thanks for choosing me. I feel so honoured - it made me feel so good thanks. On the foxglove theme I plan to add a picture to my blog too . You trend setter ! I will also think of who I can offer the Award to
    xx Chris

  13. Congrats on your award!

    Love the photo of the foxglove - I've never seen one in real life. :)

  14. Congratulation, Kerrie! Your jewels are very nice!

  15. Congratulations for your award.
    How a surprise I have today in coming to visit your fabulous blog, as my sunday web ride.
    I must say I haven't got any time to bead or to blog in this half june month.
    Thank you so much Kerrie, I'm so moved by your kindness and your words about my beadwork.

  16. Thank you so much everyone - I really do appreciate each and every comment :)

    I'm glad to hear that receiving the award brightened your days as much as it brightened mine and it's good to see it doing the rounds and spreading the beauty, love and joy far and wide :D

    Kerrie x

  17. Congrats Kerrie, just dropping by for my first visit and it definitely won't be my last!

  18. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment Judy - you are most welcome any time :D

    Kerrie :0)