Thursday, May 07, 2009

blog hopping, sewing, and sweet lemonade

lately i have been slacking big time when it comes to reading my favorite blogs. there is just not enough time in a day to do everything i'd like, and well, some things are certainly priority (kids, hubby, home, self) over other things (blogs, knitting needles, sewing machines) . i did try to pop in on everyone and get myself all caught up on the goings on in the blog world this afternoon. i saw photos of adorable kids and amazing crafty creations. i learned that one friend has big, exciting news while another is going through something unimaginably difficult. i was inspired by quilts, gardens, muffins, summer clothes, and uncluttered closets. i was reminded how wonderful each of these blogging friends are!

i also sewed a new tote bag for myself. these are very bad photos of a very cute bag! to be perfectly honest i am waaayyy to lazy this evening to take new, proper pictures, so you are stuck with these! perhaps tomorrow in the daylight cute bag and camera will make a connection... so, back to the bag, it is a large tote with a handy little pocket inside and an elastic loop and fabric button closure. it will hold everything i need for a summer day outing- wallet, sunscreen, water bottle, shades, knitting... i am set!

and, my blogging friend val from collecting the moments... one at a time gave me this super sweet lemonade stand award! i *met* val on a parenting forum and was continually inspired by her creativity. we were pregnant with our (not so) baby boys around the same time and shared the excitement and joy of growing bellies, homebirth and life with a new wee one in the house. my own little garden has been heavily influenced by the gorgeous backyard oasis val posted photos of and described in her blog posts. THANK YOU for everything, val!

The Lemonade Stand Award is for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.

To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award:

  • Comment on this blog.
  • Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.
  • Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
  • Link to your nominees within your blog post.
  • Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
  • Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
i am nominating the following blogs that inspire me to sew, knit, cook, laugh and enjoy life!

liz from lovely little lovelies
heather from living senses
holli at feeding the big guy
kelli at gohn crazy
and leslie and michelle at three birdies

oh, and val? can i re-nominate val? because she would totally be on my list had she not nominated me first!


Holli said...


Thanks so much! What a nice bloggy gift! I'm honored that you enjoy my blog so much and spend some of your time with me in my space on a regular basis. And the love is comin' back attcha -- I adore your blog too and find you nothing short of amazing! I'm inspired by your enthusiasm for the life you are living and find your posts charming, interesting and always leaving me wanting to try something new. Thanks for reading --

PS next time I'm in Idaho - we MUST get together.

Leslie said...

Wow! Thank you so much for nominating me for inspiring you. I really appreciate it and I have been loving your blog and crafty inspirations! It's so nice to get to know you and others in this blogging world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

heather jane said...

Ahhh. What a nice morning surprise! Thank you, Erika.

I think it's funny that we have run into each other in this big blog world and found that we have a mutual friend in Holli (my first roommate and very good friend for many years.)Some day we will have an Idaho party all together.

Thank you for sharing all that you do, and for inspiring other women to be great Mama's to their little ones. We absolutely need to get together with all the kidlets sometime soon. Hadley and Esme had a great time together a few weekends ago.

Kim said...

Oh Erika, I love that bag. You make the cutest bags ever!!! Someday I'll get the time to make some for myself. I just love a great bag.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I know right not enough time to do everything we want to do.((((Hugs))) Darcy
P.S. love the bag so cute:)

Lovely Little Lovelies said...

you are so sweet! thanks for thinking of me :)

i *love* that bag. it's rad!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thanks Erika. That was super sweet. :) And OMG beautiful bag!


Flores Hayes said...

the bag is so cute!

my roomate is THRILLED with her bag!
she won’t put it down!!!

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