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Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

I was rather flattered to find that Anne wanted to give me an award. As usual, the idea is to link to the giver (which I have), say something about oneself, and then pass the award on to some other bloggers.

Hmm…now, what to say? Ah yes – I’m a true Englishwoman! How can you tell? Well, besides the customary Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry, not to mention the Norman French (that was a very long time ago, of course), I’m very proud of being one-eighth Swedish. Only the English – in my experience – are actually proud of being mongrels!

My sidebar blogroll doesn’t reflect the breadth of my reading these days, so here are a few suggestions you won’t find there…

Lunch in Paris –  Elizabeth Bard doesn’t post very often these days, but I always enjoy what she writes, and she’s given some wonderful recipe suggestions!
Silver Pebble and Thrifty Household – I’d like to thank these two ladies specifically for their Making Winter bloghop, which did much to make last winter seem more bearable!
Potter Jotter – I discovered Cathy’s blog relatively recently, and I’ve been fascinated by her ceramics inspired by patchwork – it would never have occurred to me that such a concept would be successful and yet her pieces are utterly delightful.
Finally, lest you begin to fear that I don’t actually read embroidery blogs any more, Dog Daisy Chains and Threads Across The Web – Jackie’s focus is on felt and dyed velvet, and Carol-Anne’s is primarily on Japanese embroidery. They are so different to my own that they provide continual enrichment for my creative life. Thank you, ladies!


  1. Mam says:

    You are my sunshine, too.

  2. Merci, Rachel!

  3. Lady Fi says:

    Had no idea you were one eighth Swedish!


  4. Janice says:

    Congratulations Rachel! Very sunshiney it is too! I know a couple of those blogs. Will have to take a look at the others.

  5. jackie says:

    Thanl you so much for this award. its always a great compliment .Thank you as always for your support. I didn’t know you were so well blessed with a variety of genes!

  6. I’ve just had a very pleasant meander through all your links!!

  7. Elmsley Rose says:

    I could well believe that you are 1/8 Swedish. Something about your cheekbones.

  8. Congratulations Rachel and I loved wandering through your links.

  9. I’m always pleased to see recommendations from bloggers I like, so I’ll check these ones out soon 🙂

  10. Thank you very much! I really enjoyed the Making Winter project too & am thrilled to receive such a sunny award for it! (I picked up an old-fashioned book called 101 embroidery stitches last weekend & had a go on a bit of binca…it made me think of you!)

  11. karen says:

    congratulations! well deserved…..

  12. Alex says:

    Loving the recommendations!

  13. Emma says:

    Oh my goodness! I am very very late to this but thankyou SO much. I loved reading a little more about you and thankyou for the other introductions.