Friday, April 25, 2008

A couple very sweet bloggers have passed some awards to me that I am very late in acknowledging. The first is the Art Y Pico award. It was given to me by the wonderful Karen Harvey Cox of, A scrapbook of Inspiration. She makes the most beautiful things and has a real heart for God. I love her to pieces. Thank you Karen!
There are a few rules that go with it:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico’ blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.
I love so many and truley, I get inspiration and great ideas from nearly every blog I visit! BUt here are some of my favorites!
1. Ask Kari and Kijsa, now I know you have probably already been to their blog, but I must say they are a couple of super creative sisters with such a loving and fun outlook that you cant help but smile each time you visit them:>)
2.Lavender Hill Studio, Who hasn't met Penny? What beautiful things she makes and what a wonderful person!
3.Notes from a Cottage Industry, Tracey is the next Martha, I kid you not! Everything she touches turnes to beautiful and she has more creativity in her little finger than I have in my whole body. I shamelessly steal ideas from her every chance I get!
4. The Cutest Cottage Lamps, Marilyn is a fairly new blogger and she makes, you guessed it, the cutest cottage lamps! Stop by and see what she does with a lampshade. To die for:>)
5.Inspired Tokens, Alice makes really gorgeoous knitwear and sells it in her etsy shop. She also sews bags and other goodies and always has something fun to say.
Stop by these great blogs if you arent familiar with them, and say hello. You won't be sorry.
I was also honored by BJ with a circle of friends award. BJ is a sweet and loving person who I have grown very fond of. I hesitated to pass this award on because I know that some people will feel that it is kind of cliqueish. I dont want to be that way but I do admit that there have been some special people who have been hanging around this blog for a long time and who have been helpful and kind when I needed it most. Some gave much needed advice, some a word of encouragement and some just support me with personal emails and share common likes and dislikes so here goes.:>)
I count the following bloggers in my special circle of friends.
Penny and Phyllis, for advice when I have needed it. Thank you so much!
BJ, I give this back to you because you always have such sweet words of encouragement and support. Dolly and Amy, for your sweet outlook on life and for being my Michigan sisters!
Mary, you are the first post every morning and I always look forward to rolling out of bed, grabbing my first cup of coffee and seeing what you are sharing:>)
These are just a few of the bloggers I have come to look forward to sharing with. With these awards I just want to say, that although I have passed them on, I want to absolve any of you from passing them on yourselves. Please do if you want to, but know that they were given freely and without strings or expectations. Thank you again to Karen and BJ for thinking of me. I am always so pleased and surprised when I get one of these things!
Now I just want to add one thing. In the blogosphere we pass along kudos, generous gifts and many words of encouragement. Sometimes it is easier to do this for our "imaginary " friends than it is for those we actually know. My challenge to each of you is to do a kindness or compliment someone you live, work or worship with! We send gifts to our blog pals for no reason at all, what about our families? A sister? mother-in-law? Aunt? Let me know, do you do these things for people you have real physical contact with!? Wouldn't that make our world a little better too?
By the way, BJ is having a giveaway.:>) Click here to go see what you can win!


  1. What a beautiful idea! I love that. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings... Polly

  2. Congratulations on your sweetly deserved!

    I love mailing out packages. I have to slow down a little....LOL....but id becoming an addiction!

    I have 6 sisters......all from my parent's previous marriage. I was their love baby :-) I was never that close to them but a few years ago I started mailing them bags and aprons and other handmade items just to say I care.... It made me feel good to do it. This summer, when they were invited to my daughter's wedding picnic at home.....they all came! I was so surprised and pleased......when you build a bridge you don't know who might cross it!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

  3. Thank you sweet sister! I'll take that challenge seriously :)
    In other news...go back to my sale and tell me which mags you were looking words didn't line up with the mag/pics and I hope we aren't in a mess. I'm thinking you ordered the two where women are wearing hats. Set 2...and the ones with grapes and a parasol...set 5. Someone else ordered thru an email and so let me know if I'm correct in what you saw and what you want.

  4. Couldn't stay away for S&T Sunday! Missed the button challenge, so decided to show off my vintage buttons! You can go right over here.

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

  5. Congratulations on such a beautiful and inspiring award. You are truely deserving of it.

    Thank you for honoring me as a recipient. I'm totally surprised. Your kind and wonderful words have given me inspiration to continue with my creations. I've been thinking that I need to begin to 'rethink' what I'm doing. I am honored to have met you through have become a good friend and give me such inspiration. Thank you!

  6. Kathy, thank you for your lovely words. I enjoyed traveling through the links on this post. You are right about passing gifts to the special people in our lives. You know, every day I call my mom who lives about five hours away, and I read my post to her and other special ones I find. Even though she can't use a computer at 82, she loves it when I read her the latest going on in Blogland. Kathy you are one of the ones I read to her. I am giving her the lovely bluebird that you made, it will be even more special because she knows all about you from your gorgeous blog. You are always an inspiration to both of us.

    Blessings, Karen

  7. Hi Kathy~~
    Congrats on the awards!! You definaetly deserve them!! I love everything you create from your sweet birds and hearts and so much more. And as to the Circle Of Friends Award - well, I am more than honored to be considered your friend. I am thankful every day, that I had a chance to meet you. I hope someday to meet you in person. And thank you sooooo much for passing them on to me!!
    Love to you!

  8. Little Kathy, you are, without a doubt, the sweetest thing...I just love you to death. I am so glad to have a couple of your pretty hearts hanging around in my living room...every single time I look at them...every single time someone says "oh, those hearts are sooo pretty", I think of you, peeking out at me from behind those roses.! This is a GOOD thing!
    Thanks for telling me about the pretty blog that has the good tips on how to display our linens...Her's are just beautiful
    Spent all day today at a motorcycle race and am so tired I gotta go find my pillow!
    hugs, bj
    and thanks for mentioning the giveaway and saying all the sweet things about me...

  9. Oh Kathy! Thank you so much, you just made my day! I think you are one of the sweetest people in the world and your blog is definitely a favorite of mine!!! Thank you so much for this award it means so much to me, especially because it came from you!

    Love ya,

  10. You're so right, good challenge!

    Congratulations on the awards - it always feels like a nice hug when you get one!


  11. Ahhhh - you so deserve this award! You are such a delight - and a very talented one at that! I'm so happy to know you in Blogland AND to have your beautiful heart creations right here in my own home!


  12. Congratulations on your well deserved awards!

  13. Ah Kathy you are such a sweetheart! My Michigan sister!
    You are also very special to me...I am so glad we met and are friends!
    I always look forward to your give me inspiration and always make me smile!

    God Bless you sweetpea!

    Luvs ya,

  14. Kathy, I stopped back to tell you that I posted your lovely creation on my post today. Stop by if you get a chance. Karen


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