Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogs and inspiration

Some time ago Micheleena, Shelleen, Jill, Janaina, and Sonda nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award
I am touched and honored ladies. Truly.

There are some pyramid-scheme-esque rules that go with the award which (since I'm so dang slow) you've all read maybe a hundred times by now. I'm going to ignore them and go my own way. I'm sitting here thinking back to not so long ago when I started this and I'm trying to remember why it all seemed so dang essential to begin with. I think it started with a compulsion to find pics of completed RRs for ideas then it expanded to a hunt for all the really cool WIP pics of xs I could for inspiration. At some point that turned into a compulsion to find all the xs blogs I could (you should see my bookmarks folder!).

Anyway, all that is to say, I've found herds and herds of creative bloggers roaming the plains of the internet. They ***YOU*** are everywhere. And more of YOU are being created every minute. You are all inspiring and I'm glad you all are out there for me to find.

Part of the "real" rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award are that I'm supposed to nominate n-people, for some given value of "n." I ain't gonna. I am going to mention a few folks who inspire me in one way, shape, or form. I don't promise that you haven't found them on your own, or that they'll be your cup of tea, but I always feel a little perkier or thoughtful for visiting them:

The Pigeon Loft Charlie doesn't stitch, but she has knitted the most amazing pigeon who she takes on adventures

Linen Stitcher who is doing a wonderful "construction and contracting" job on her not-so-RR neighborhood

Stitch Bitch whose adventures and misadventures are worth the read

Stitchologist because she's fearless, jumps right in and does these amazing out-of-the-box finishes, and stashes with the best of them

Paisley because anyone who can make moving a whole house entertaining and picture-worthy is Creative!

Kendra who has a great soundtrack of Sinatra and friends to accompany her beautiful stitching updates


Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for singling my blog out. And thanks for pointing out the chain mail nature of these things.

Kendra said...

Thanks for the award! I'm glad to inspire you in some way...although I can't take credit for the music of Sinatra et al (wish I was even half that talented...LOL), other than being a huge fan and wishing to subject everyone to what I like. :-)

Barbara said...

Great catching up with you, Ruth! Your blog is always a complete pleasure to read! :D

Chiasmata said...

Thankyou for the award! I'm not sure about being fearless, but I sure am a stasher. :)

Einschies blog said...

Hi Ruth,

Would love to stitch a RR with you, could you send me your email adress so i can send out an invitation for the blog? I am open for all RRs ...except aida ones;-))
I would also like to do a smalls let´s talk about it and see if we can get more stitchers interested in this;-))


Tuula said...

Hello Ruth!

Please send me your e-mail adress so that I can send you the pics of the F&S squares. I managed to loose it somewhere, sorry! I just love my squares, they are so beautiful. Thank you so much, once more! Hugs