Monday, May 23, 2011

Linda Gave Me The Versatile Blogger Award!

I'd like to thank my friend Linda from The Quilted Pineapple for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award!  Thanks so much Linda!  What an honor!  This is such a fun award because it involves learning more about blog friends and sharing seven things about myself that you probably don't know.  And maybe didn't want to know!  LOL!!  Well here it goes.....
  • I won first place in the Challenge Quilt category of my local quilt show the first time I entered!  Needless to say I was shocked when I got the phone call.  At first I was speechless, then I asked if they were sure! It turns out that the last lady that won the Challenge Quilt category the year before had won the last fifteen years in a row! It created quite a stir in our quilting community that she had not won, and a newcomer like me had taken that spot.  I had no idea all this was going on.  I just wanted to try to make my first challenge quilt!

Pinata Garden Challenge Quilt 

  • I have snorkled in caves in Cozmel Mexico.  It was very, very cold and dark, but I was determined to do it!

 The brave one was in front of me.

  • I'm a Tar Heel!  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Tarheels!

  • My favorite shows are Modern Family, House Hunters International, The Next Food Network Star and Deadliest Catch.  I'll bet you didn't see that last one coming!

  • We are huge fans of Disney Cruise Line!  We have traveled all over the Caribbean with Mickey and friends.  Castaway Cay is a blast!

No, this is not our ship, LOL.  This is the Flying Dutchman from Pirates  of the Caribbean.

This is the Disney Magic.  The name says it all.

  • Before we moved to Florida, we lived in Maine when my DH was in the Navy.  It's very, very cold and snowy there in the winter, as if you didn't know that!  Shocking for a girl from North Carolina!  When we pulled into town in the middle of January it was -15F.  I was not a happy camper.  The summers were beautiful, but still pretty cold!

Shoveling was fun.......for awhile.

  • My favorite foods are thin crust and Chicago style pizza, both made by my DH. Spicy food is another favorite category.  I love Mexican food and I put jalapeno peppers on my pizza.  Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies are my favorite!

I am happy to pass this award along to some of my blogging friends! Here's how it works:

-Thank the person who gave the award to you and link back to them.

-Be sure to pass the award along to some newly discovered blogging pals.

-Tell us seven things about yourself that we may not know.

Drumroll.....The award goes to......

LeAnn from Sewing Straight Stitches

Izzy from Dizzy Quilts

Jen from Miss Punkie Pie

Jodi from Come Tarry With Me

Tonya from Discombobulated Ripples



Cheryl said...

Fun facts!! Deadliest Catch huh?

Linda said...

Fun stuff! I didn't know you area Tar Heel??!! Cool!

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing some parts of your life and thoughts with us!
Modern family is definitely one of our favorite shoes. I never heard of the others
Have a lovely week!

Houseelf said...

Congratulations on your award. It is great to get to know you a bit more. My daughter went to NC representing her school a couple of years ago and came back with a tar heel bookmark which explained the expression. She loved the NC weather.

Sandra said...

Congratulations on winning with your challenge quilt. Looks like you put alot of thought into making it. It's a beauty!

AnnieO said...

Congratulations on winning with your challenge quilt--that is really exciting!

Fun facts you're sharing there :)

Nicole said...

Your Challenge Quilt is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing the fun facts about yourself!

Candace said...

Happy to get to know you better. You're challenge quilt deserved it.