Friday, 18 September 2009

Superior Scribbler Award

Whilst meandering around blogland recently paying visits and going off at tangents, as you do, serendipity led me to Keetha's blog Keepie DaNiece's Eclectic Stuff.
Well, as if the blog title wasn't enough to grab my attention the header photo stopped me in my tracks, Gull Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin.
Over the years DH & I have travelled far and wide across the United States but have not yet made it to Wisconsin, so I decided to sit a while and see what Keetha had to blog about.
Straightaway, I discovered that Lori E, who is also a follower of my blog (clever woman), had just designated Keetha as a Superior Scribbler.

This award began last year over at the Scholastic Scribe where they keep a list of all those who have accepted it.
Keetha had decided to bestow the award on the first 5 people commenting on her post.
By the time I read the blog it was too late, I was #6! Quelle dommage!
But, after visiting my blog, Keetha invited me to take the award which I did toute suite before she changed her mind.

Now, I get the chance to tell you about 5 great blogs that I follow and the women behind them, all of whom, I think, deserve this award.

Jackie, @ Jackie's life in Surrey is always visiting beautiful places around the U.K. and I love to visit them with her, through her words and photographs. Almost makes me homesick for dear Old Blighty.

Carol, @ Serendipity does make me homesick for Maine "The way life should be". I have the T shirt but not the life, Carol does and she doesn't mind sharing it with me.

Suzanne @ Coloradolady hosts a fabulous Vintage Thingies party every Thursday and it's a party you really would like to be a guest at. Because of this blog I have discovered a whole new world of "cabinet" cards.

Mary, @ The Little Red House opened my eyes to the beauty of mosaics and encourages everyone to join in the fun with her Mosaic Mondays each week. I've still got a lot to learn from her but armed with a new camera and her tutorial my technique is bound to improve.

And last but by no means least, Jane @ Mamie Jane's is a talented lady. She has such an eye when it comes to creating gifts and home decor projects, mostly using flea market and thrift shop items. She shares the "how to" with us with stylish ease, makes me want to run out and make something myself.

Please visit these great blogs and be sure to tell them I sent you, you'll have fun.

These are the award rules:

Each Superior Scribbler I name today, if they decide to take the award from my sidebar, must in turn, pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
• Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom she has received The Award.
• Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.
• Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor.
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on her blog.

à bien tôt

P.S the pix today are from our last visit to the UK, in June, when we discovered the seaside joys of Suffolk.


  1. Hi Maggie

    I am very honoured that you would like to give me an award for my blog, but I know I don't deserve it!! I think I said the other day, the one reason I started my blog was as a diary for myself so I could remember where I have been. I am pleased it makes you a little homesick as there is no place like home!!

    I agree that Carol at Serendipity and Mary at the little red house deserve it. Also Susan at Naps between naps my porch and Bill ( got to have a man) at affordable accoutrements who has been great helping me with my signature and the history on his blog of places I will never get to see is marvellous and his incredible tablescapes, fit for our Queen to sit at!!
    Also the wonderful Julianna at Meine hobbies
    who very kindly added a translation link so I could see the words in English as I admire all her craft work.

    I think everyone deserves an award, they have become my friends, they are always helpful if you ask for advice, they share part of their lives and culture and I have learnt so much in such a short time and hopefully one or two have found me helpful!!

    I love you all and keep up the good work either in Europe or across the pond or anywhere else in the world. Jackie.x

  2. I will definitely need to check out those other blogs. I have to say though I really like that last picture of the boat with the (it looks like) pink trim. Soooo cute! Course if it is a fishing boat I guess the owner would not want me to call it cute!!!HA!!!

  3. Maggie, thank you so much for passing on the Superior Scribbler Award to me...I am very honored!! I will sit down on Sunday (I have a garage sale to finish tomorrow) and post about the five blogs that I would like to see get the award. Thanks again...wish I would have been blogging last year at this time! I was getting ready for my trip to Normandy this time last year and it would have been so fun to meet you!

  4. Maggie, great idea! What a fun award for each of these most deserving blogs. I agree with your comments. I didn't know about Keepie DaNiece's Eclectric Stuff. Thanks for introducing me! Great photos of the boats on the beach. You do live in a charming spot!!! ~ Hugs, Sarah

  5. Oh Maggie - - - this post took my BREATH away!!!!

    Here's why:

    1) I didn't know you actually TOOK the award, and it was sooooo fun to FIND that you did.

    2) You gave my blog such a LOVELY plug.

    3) You talked about my BELOVED Gull Lake - - - I could go on and on and ON about my love of all things Wisconsin, but Gull Lake would be at the top of that list since it is a childhood favorite "haunt" of mine.

    4) You did all this in SUCH a fun and attractive way!!!

    I feel sooooo honored to be following YOU!!!


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