Thursday, April 23, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

What a nice surprise from June - she nominated me for the "One Lovely Blog Award". Thank you, June!!

The purpose of this award is for bloggers to nominate fellow, mostly newer, bloggers that they wish to recognise. The goal is to bring attention to blogs that we think are "lovely" and enjoy reading. We hope others will enjoy reading these blogs also.

In order to accept the award, the nominated blogger must follow these rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you & link back to them in your post
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for the award 
Here are my seven facts:

1.  I learned to knit when I was in fourth grade. A dear friend of my mother's picked me up at school and took me to their home. She told me my grandfather had died and I was to stay with her family for a few days. To distract me, she taught me to knit. I think that was the beginning of my passion for creating and doing hand-work.

2. I was an award-winning singer in grade school and high school (soprano). My music teacher encouraged me to study music in college, but I chose business school instead.

3. I paint on china (porcelain) and love, LOVE portraits and painting Limoges boxes. I was juried in to the largest miniature art show in the world, The Miniature Art Society of Florida two years in a row (2008 and 2009).  Here is a miniature portrait of my husband and me:
4.  I've loved horses since I was a little girl. My first pony was a dark bay called "Fuzzy". He was FAST - a barrel racing pony. I loved watching Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans, Bonanza, Fury, My Friend Flicka….and reading any horsey book I could get my hands on - The Black Stallion, Black Beauty, A Horse Called Frog, All Horses go to Heaven…the list goes on. My mother couldn't quite reconcile she had a cowgirl on her hands, so she took me to a hunt seat lesson barn. Well, what can I say? She lost her Cowgirl that day - I rode hunters and jumpers for years. Then switched to dressage and acquired the horse of my dreams while in my late 30's - Toby. He's gone now and I've stopped riding, but my love for those creatures remain.

5. I was on the "Martha Stewart Show". A group of us from around the USA shared our talents to benefit "Safe Horizons", a domestic violence shelter for women in NYC. I painted an abstract painting that now hangs in SH's entryway. I had it framed but can't find the photo of the framed piece.

6. I've been married to my Knight in Shining Armor for over 25 years. I feel like we just got started. I'm so very blessed to have such a sweet, understanding husband. He keeps me grounded.

7. I have a beautiful daughter, Sarah, and two step-children. Ben and his lovely wife and two children live in Michigan and my step-daughter, Carolyn, lives in our area.
Sarah, her DH and my little grandson just moved to Singapore (SOB!).

I've met so many lovely people in this blogging world! I follow many, many blogs, here are the ones that popped up at random. Have fun visiting and learning about these ladies!

Heather  - Stitching Lotus

PilarFlower Borders

ReneeLiving my Dream

Shez - Enjoying Life

Lynda-Ruth - Purple Pixie Dust

Stacey - Bakercourt

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. It is so nice to know more about you!

  2. Kim, you have SO many wonderful talents. You are such a crafty soul; singing, knitting, stitching, and your painting is amazing! Thank you for the sweet nomination.

  3. Thank you for considering my blog.

  4. Wow Kim. You are one very talented lady. Congrats on winning the award.


  5. Love reading about you and getting to know you more .
    Sounds like you had a wonderful life love your paintings.
    I am happy we are now good stitching friends. Hugs.

  6. Thank you so much for nominating me, Kim! I loved reading your 7 facts. I better get busy picking out bloggers to pass it on to... :D

  7. What a lovely post Kim I so enjoyed your story ,Thankyou for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day xx

  8. A well deserved award, Kim and thanks for sharing so much about yourself - always something new to learn!

  9. It was lovely to learn more about you. That miniature of you and your husband is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for nominating my blog! This evening I've been trying to think up seven facts about myself... it's harder than one would expect.

  10. Congratulations Kim on your award! Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for sharing more about you with us. You have so many wonderful talents - WOW! Thank you too for your considering my blog. I have to mention the porcelain painting of you and your husband is so beautiful! Just incredible!
    love Annette

  11. Congratulations on the award. I love that miniature painting you did, a very good looking couple!
    I was horse mad too but we couldn't afford riding lessons so it was mostly brooms around the garden for us!

  12. Congratulations Kim on your award. You do indeed have a lovely blog. The miniature of you and your hubby is incredible!

  13. What an interesting life you've led, Kim--I am in awe of your miniature painting skills :) Congratulations on your award--well deserved in every way :)

  14. Wow Kim you are one very talented lady! Lovely to learn more about you!