Friday 6 May 2011

Wow - Stylish Blogger Award!


I haven't clocked in any sewing time in almost two weeks!  My mom has been visiting for the past 10 days, so I took some vacation, and we have been busy tourists in Paris.  We have a fantastic time wandering the streets and eating cakes... 

Anyway, imagine my surprise when I checked back in on my blog and saw that Kim from My Go-Go Life  had awarded me a Stylish Blogger Award.  Wow, I am just so honored and flattered - so many truly sweet compliments!  She has tons of beautiful and inspiring projects on her blog, which you should investigate immediately!

To accept this award, the recipients are asked to do a few things:

- Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Award the title to 6 or 7 blogs you feel deserve the award
- Contact these blogs to let them know about the award.

I am always shy talking about myself, but here we go...

  1.  I have lived in Paris with my French husband and cat Luna for the past nine years.  
  2. We met in Normandy while I was studying French and Art History during my Junior year abroad in University, and I basically never moved back to the States, except briefly for six months to finish my degree.
  3.  After graduating, we moved to London for six years during which time we were married at the Goring Hotel, which has recently been in the news, as Kate Middleton and her family stayed there the night before her wedding to Prince William)
  4. I haven't driven a car since I left the States over 16 years ago.  Stupidly, I let my U.S. license expire, so I couldn't drive now even if I wanted to...
  5. I dream of one day having a fox terrier, but until we move from our tiny apartment and I don't have to work full-time, I don't really see that happening...
  6. I am a total night owl (like my whole family but to the chagrin of my husband who has to force me to go to bed every night)  Dragging myself out of bed in the morning has been a life-long struggle, but I could stay up all night, every night!
  7. I rush home from work to work on whatever is my latest sewing project, but because of the above-mentioned tiny apartment, I only have the coffee table and a fold-out side table in the living room to use for my sewing.  This means that everything has to be packed away again before supper if we are to have room to eat...Perhaps one day when I have the time and space for my fox terrier, I will also have a sewing room!

And now onto my favorite blogs...  I follow a couple hundred blogs, so it's difficult to single out just a few...

Type B Crafter : I discovered Taya through Block-a-Palooza.  She has made some gorgeous quilts - I especially love her Charming Stars & Verna Floral Bouquet
(Taya, maybe it's me and i'm crazy, but I can't find a link to your email on your blog, so sorry for not contacting you!)

Vintage Modern Quilts : Lisa's blog is an inspiration to me.  All of her projects are stunning, the photography fantastic, lots of juicy fabric shots, cleverly written... you get the idea! Go check her out!

One Shabby Chick - Amber has loads of super cute projects - quilts, bags, pouches, burp cloths, ...  tons of beautiful photos...

Cloth Work - I found Melissa's blog via Stitched in Color's Bloggers Pillow Party.  Her VW Beetle pillow is just too cute!  She has so many other beautiful quilts and projects, and I love her use of linen with prints.

Ok, well time to stop chatting and get back to sewing, more project updates to come next week!


  1. I was so happy when I saw your name in the mix for this award - you absolutely deserve it! I know it will bring a ton of people over here to be inspired by your beautiful work! Congrats, Jennifer!!

  2. Congratulations Jennifer and thankyou! Im very flattered to be in such good company!

    Hope you get some good sewing time in soon, cant wait to see what youre up to,