A Super Sweet Blogging Award!

Hi everyone!

I’m just popping in to let you know that I have been awarded the Super Sweet Blogging Award.


Isn’t that the sweetest, sugaryest award logo you ever did see?

Thank you so much to Gray over at Crochet by Gray for nominating my blog. Please go and have a look at her wonderful crochet. You may be tempted to try something new or just be inspired Smile.

As usual, I am going to break the rules 😆 However, here are the proper rules for my nominees if they want to accept the award and follow them.


1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you. Done.
2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions. Done.
3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post. Done.
4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers. See below.
5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog. See below.

5 Super sweet questions and answers

1 – Cookies or Cake?
Definitely cake. Cookies are just biscuits that have been left out of the airtight container by mistake Smile.

2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate every time. The smell of vanilla makes me wretch Sad smile.

3 – Favourite Sweet Treat?

Fresh fruit, maybe a sweet juicy orange ROFL.

4 – When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most?
When I’m tired or bored which is very rare.

5 – Sweet Nick Name?

I don’t think I have a nick name, (unless you know better)!

My nominees and my own made up rules

I have decided to nominate all of the bloggers who have signed up to my Mystery Blackwork SAL and forwarded a photograph of their stitching so far because they all write lovely blogs and I thought that was a fair way to do it. Almost all of their blogs are new to me. Besides, I have already prepared all of the links in another post and it takes ages so I’m sure I can be excused from doing it all again. They are under absolutely no obligation to accept the award and I won’t be notifying them separately of the nominations. Nominees do not need to notify me whether they have accepted or not. I’ll leave it completely up to them, no arm twisting on my part Winking smile.

If you send me a photo of your SAL stitching after this post I will insert your link and photo into the gallery with the others as soon as I can. Then, if you want to grab an award, go ahead!

There is still time to take part in the Stitch Along if you are still um-ing and ah-ing. Don’t forget to let me know you are joining the group and tell me your country location before downloading the chart.

Come on, have some fun!

Avis x

2012 Blog of the Year Award!

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in to say my friend Mtetar has nominated me for this award 🙂 Thank you very much Mtetar. Projects by Mtetar is a lovely blog written by Mtetar about the crafts that she and her gorgeous Granddaughter get up to. If you have a little one to keep busy, this blog has lots of lovely ideas for projects you could try together


The rules for this award are:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there is no minimum or maximun number of blogs required – and present them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the year 2012′ Award –http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our -awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges)!

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5. You can also join Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with even wider audience.

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award logo on your blog and sidebar.

I am nominating five blogs for the award. They are in no particular order.




A Wee Bit Random

Made by Yours Truly

I hope you are all having a wonderful crafty weekend 🙂

Avis x

A new award!

Hi again everyone!

Just popping in to say I’ve just been nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger award 🙂

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blog.

On this occasion I will try to follow the rules for acceptance 😉 No special reason, just that I have the day off, yey!

First of all I’d like to thank Julie at Crazy Wonderful Life for nominating my blog. Julie has lots of hobbies including sewing which attracted me to reading her blog. Take a look for yourselves 🙂

Here is the award logo:

Seven things about myself:

1. I used to play trumpet in my school brass band.

2. I’m beginning to prefer crochet to knitting because there is only one stitch to drop, it is much easier to frog and it grows faster.

3. I consider housework a waste of a life.

4. I love white and milk chocolate but don’t like dark chocolate.

5. I fill every minute of every day and would sew 24/7 if I could.

6. I only go to shops if there is absolutely no alternative. Internet shopping for me please!

7. It makes me happy when other people 🙂

I’d like to nominate the following blogs. If they don’t wish to accept the award, I won’t be offended in any way. It is their choice. Hopefully they will gain some new followers from the links here which are in no particular order:

Glitter Not Gold


Sew Much Choice

Treadle Music

Rasta Stitches

She Sews to Conquer

Linny J Creations

Playing at Craft

A Wee Bit Random

Projects by Mtetar

Enjoy the weekend 🙂

Avis x

Two pieces of news!

Firstly, my sister is coming to visit on Thursday and we are going to sew, Yey!!

We are planing to make a baby quilt for her new Granddaughter’s pushchair. She has bought some really cute fabric called Precious Moments which we will use in one piece for the front. The back will probably be a solid colour so the quilting can be seen. My sister will attach the binding to the front by machine and then hand stitch it to the back. I haven’t made a quilt that isn’t made up of patches before so this one could be a quick project 🙂 I’ll let you see photos when it is finished. Must put the cake in the oven…..nearly forgot!

Secondly, I have been given the Kreativ Blogger Award by Amy who is up to all kinds of crafty things. She writes about her work, hobbies, entertaining her niece and all sorts of other things. So pop over and take a look at her blog. Thank you very much Amy! I’m so chuffed again 🙂

Now, as part of my acceptance I agreed to tell you some “interesting” facts about me. Still giggling about the “interesting” bit!!!

Here goes:

1. My favourite food is chips. The best ones are home-made and chunky. Nom-nom! However, I never make them in the house because DH doesn’t like the smell 😦

2. I love maths 🙂 and anything remotely mathematical.

3. I detest housework and consider it a waste of time unless I can see a big difference when it’s finished.

4. I understand French much better than I speak it.

5. I have never seen a film all the way through.

6. I wish I could draw and/or paint.

7. None of my friends know that I write this blog.

And the final part is to nominate other worthy blogs. Here are my nominations:

1. Nero’s post and Patch where Teje makes gorgeous patchwork and quilted items in the sun. She writes with such warmth and I enjoy every post. There are many photos of her very clever dogs and cats included.

2. Ekhaugli I stumbled across this blog through one of the bikers I nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. I’m so glad I did. This lady lives on top of the world! The photographs of her surroundings are stunning. She also has a galllery where she displays her beautiful collages.

3. Connie makes wonderful quilts! She has also taught me so much about maple syrup. I don’t want to say too much about this one. I think you should just go and enjoy the blog. I do 🙂

4. Jackybeertje This blog is from a lady living in Hawaii. Her quilts are stunning and I love her photo tutorials. It is time everyone else enjoyed them too!

5. Claire who does the most exquisite cross stitch in France. She also has a blog in French! Well worth a peek.

6. Momssewingroom This one has lovely free motion and hand quilting as well as lots of lovely homely projects. Go and see for yourself!

7. Sew Sane Jane Check this one out for some gorgeous applique and other sewing projects.

Thanks again to Amy who cracks me up with her niece’s cookery lessons 🙂

Happy stitching everyone! Avis x

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