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Thursday, October 15, 2009

New "Kreativ Bloggers" Award and Watercolour of Nimmo Bay

I have been feeling so guilty about not posting a new blog for so long!!! Thank you very much to those of you who have continued to follow my blog and leave me messages.

Thank you so much Lirael from Lirael Dreams blog. http://liraeldreams.blogspot.com/ for this lovely Kreativ Blogger award, big mini hugs! Lirael has a gorgeous cat, Saphira and has made some lovely miniatures and written very interesting blogs.

Now that I'm finally typing a new blog and breathing a sigh of relief, I feel like I've been living on another planet, LOL. I had just planned on taking a few months away from our miniature business but when I did that it meant I wasn't on the computer at all and not able to read blogs! I missed everyone so much!

It was very healthy to have a break. I got out gardening and biking more in the sun. Replanted about five areas of our large yard, lovely to see everything growing and doing well. We planted a large vegetable garden too. Started doing more sewing and watercolours so it really felt like a break. The watercolour shown above is one I finished of Nimmo Bay which I gave to our friends. Nimmo Bay is an amazing heli venture resort on the coast of B.C. which we had the pleasure of visiting this summer. We had a lovely summer and it was the first long break I had taken in years. My tremor which is called a familial tremor seemed to be getting worse and it was causing me quite a bit of stress. I cut out coffee completely and I feel back to normal, it is not too noticeable even to me now.

Back to the lovely award, there are rules involved!
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave messages on their blogs

1. I have been trying to be more environmental. Ordered clothes that are made of bamboo and organic fibers. Eating organic and getting most of our vegetable from our garden.
We have a heat pump instead of oil. We bought electric bikes so now I can't complain about biking greater distances, lol.

2. Started sewing again and making purses out of old block printed linen drapery samples my mom had saved, that went along with the environmentalism too.

3. I enjoy felting with my electric embellisher, used old wool sweaters I felted and embellished to to make bags and purses etc. Great to use old hand spun wools and roving left over from my weaving days.

4. Taking a couple of water colour courses. Although I was an art teacher each teacher has new techniques that can really help with my paintings. Really enjoying the classes.

5. My husband and I love line dancing, more like jazz dancing nowadays to modern music. We have been dancing three times a week for about sixteen years, really keeps us fit.

6. I love feeling passionate about what I'm working on. Excited when I was up during the night with a new idea.

7. Love people who are happy and excited about their life, it makes me feel so good too.

Post links to seven blogs I would like to nominate for the award.
1. MiniLisa
2. Casa De Bonecas
3. Casa Victoria
4. Confessions of a Mini Addict
5. Dollhouse Diaries
6. Tinepoppenhause
7. Small Serendipities


  1. I'm so glad you're back, too, Jean! I've missed you and I myself have been so busy lately with life issues and a 50th anniversary dinner party we had for my in-law's, I've barely had time to blog myself.

    Good to know you're okay and enjoying life.

    Mini Leaps and Bounds

  2. I know exactly what you mean when you say a break is a good thing and it is ever so nice to come back when a friend nominates you for an award. Although I have always enjoyed reading your posts, I am also happy to hear that you have been cycling, gardening and painting and Jean, that Nimno Bay art work is stunning. I wish I can enlarge it more:). Thank you so much for the award. I am very very flattered and honoured!

  3. Well I'm happy to have brought you back :) But I can also imagine that cleaning up your garden must be a joy next spring when everything starts blooming again.

  4. Welcome back Jean! I also am breathless when it comes to your watercolor-so beautiful and colorful! My husband and I have also had a very good garden this year. I am so grateful for the fresh, healthy food,but it does take extra time to clean and can,freeze or store. How blessed we will be this winter to eat such goodies! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  5. That watercolour of Nimmo Bay is wonderful. You can feel the depth. Wonderf picture.

  6. In my blog there is an award for you !

  7. Thanks so much for the award, Jean. I'm very honored that you thought of me. :-)

  8. So lovely to see you are back Jean. It sounds like the break has been very good for you though :0) Your water colour is just beautiful
    julie xxx

  9. Hello!
    Thank you so mutch for this lovely award

  10. grazie !!! sono molto onorata di ricevere questo premio da te :o)
    un bacio

  11. Thank you so much everyone for your fabulous welcome back comments. Your wonderful blogs are a constant inspiration.

    Mini Hugs, Jean


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