Liebster Award

I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit lately, but I’m back!

While I was gone, I was nominated twice for The Liebster Award – once by Maribeth at Simply Delighting and then again by Connie at Basildonkitchens.  I really appreciate their nominations.

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 300 followers.  What is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

My 11 Facts:
1 – Growing up, I lived in 4 different states in 4 years, and my dad wasn’t in the military!
2 – I recently got my first tattoo and I’m already planning my 2nd one.
3 – I’m a big Kenny Chesney fan.  This year I am attending 2 concerts – one in my home state of MN, and one in Vegas, Baby!
4 – I’m the youngest of 2. My big brother is 3 years older and lives in TX (one of the 4 states from #1).
5 – I’ve been married for over 15 years to my fantastic hubby.  Together we have The Blue One (9.5) and The Pink One (4.25) and a couple of 4-legged family members.
6 – During the short MN summer months, we like to camp – we have a 30′ travel trailer in which to do so.
7 – In the winter months when I’m not hanging out with my family or working on a quilt project, I like to be snuggled under my electric blanket!
8 – I like wine.  All kinds of wine.  I (red) wine with neighborhood friends on Sunday evenings when I can, and I (white) wine with my friend Gret after we long-arm quilt together.
9 – After fabric, the next thing I spend waaay too much money on is coffee.  Starbucks coffee.  Yup, I’m one of those!
10 – I have a slight crush on Matt Nathanson.
11 – I didn’t think I’d be able to come up with 11 things to tell!

MY 11 Answers (Since I was nominated by 2, I’m alternating questions from both nominators!)
1 – Share any nicknames you have
Dew, Jules, Jewl, Judy, Julie Bird, JuJu (my personal favorite)

2 – How did you come up with your name?
My blog name is because even though I’ve made several quilts, I’m still a wanna be.  I don’t feel like I’m all that great at it, and I still swear a lot while cutting and stitching!  Maybe someday I’ll be able to stop swearing at least!

3 – What inspires you?
People inspire me.  My kids, some friends.

4 – What is your happiest memory from childhood?
Summer Food with the D’s.  Mr. & Mrs. D would make chicken strips and french fries and the neighbor kids would feast on them for a late dinner.  Good times!

5 – Your guilty pleasure?
I have a few…sewing, Starbucks, Kenny Chesney concerts, certain reality tv shows.

6 – What other crafts or hobbies to you participate in?
Does camping count?  I used to scrapbook and have hundreds of dollars worth of equipment and supplies in cabinets.  I’d just rather sew right now!

7 – One thing you can’t live without?
After my family, it’s music.

8 – What is your ideal way to spend a weekend?
Hanging around the house with the family (winter) or camping with them (summer).

9 – Favorite reality show?
I only watch a couple now – Bachelor/Bachelorette and Biggest Loser.  Hard to pick a favorite!

10 – Where would you go on your dream vacation?
How long is this dream vacation?  There are lots of places I’d like to go – Ireland, Scotland, Greece, Australia, New Zealand.  Have a few friends to visit along the way!

11 –  Name of a song that when you hear it you turn it up and dance around like crazy, singing at the top of your lungs.
Wow, that’s a tough one because it can totally change depending on my mood.  I’ll have to get back to you on that one!

My 11 Questions:
1 – Did you ever go to summer camp?  The sleep-away kind?

2 – Paper or Plastic?

3 – The last song/artist you listened to?

4 – Do you have any pets?  Tell us about them.

5 – Do you prefer a warm climate or a cool climate?

6 – The last vacation you took?

7 – The next vacation you’ll take?

8 – Have you ever broken a bone?

9 – Did you have a secret grade school crush?

10 – If you could open your own business tomorrow, would you?  What would it be?

11 – Do you have a favorite sport?  What is it?
My 11 nominees:

Saltwater Quilts

OINK Tales

Nacho Mama’s Quilt

Dashasel Sews

Winding Bobbins

On the Windy Side

So Sarah Sews


Wild Olive

A Frustrated Quilter

Gold Shoe Girl


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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2 Responses to Liebster Award

  1. xo Lady! Thanks for the nomination! I hope to resurrect my blog soon – life is just moving too fast for me right now. Today, I actually forgot a kid. Not my finest moment. Hope all is well with you!!

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am very honored and congrats on your nominations! 🙂

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