Monday, April 16, 2012

Liebster blog!

So, a little while back Angela, not my Angela, but Angela of Indomitable Angela, that Angela, selected You Quilt? as one of her Liebster Blogs.  Besides being pleased with myself for getting 5 Angelas in that last sentence, I was very flattered to get her note telling us about being a "Liebster Blog."  Now, other than Angela, you other 15 followers are probably going huh? Lieb'a what? (And those of you who found this blog by mistake or randomness are thinking this guy's a mess.)  Well, below is what Angela had on her blog about the Liebster Blog thing:

"What is a Liebster?  Liebster means "favorite" in German and paying forward the Liebster Blog badge is a way for those of us in the blogger world to spread the word about the blogs we enjoy and which inspire us. 

When you receive the Liebster Badge, tradition compels you to pass it along to 5 bloggers.  To accept the award you must:

1.  Link back to the person who granted the badge to you, thanking them for the honor; 
2.  Post the award to your blog;

3.  Give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate and value and who have less than 200 followers
4.  Leave a comment on those 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award; and
5.  Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you."

So here I go:
1. Angela, thank you! Seriously, that was very kind and I apologize for taking so long to get something up about it!  Indomitable Angela, check it out.

2. The badge:

3. The four (I know, it is supposed to be 5, but I don't really have 5 with less than 200 followers that I check out regularly. More on that below...) blogs I'd like to pass the Liebster Blog award on to are: 

 Along the Doodlescape 
     My friend Drew's blog.  Like me, he doesn't post enough, but his art work is very cool.  It is because of his blog that I started this one.  I figured, "What the hell, Drew's got one he's messing around with, why not?"

 They Call Me Rachel
     Rachel is Drew's significant other.  She is also quite talented and blogs on a little bit of everything.  

 Crafty Candace
     Candace, a relatively new blogger herself, was one of our first followers.  
Like Angela, of Indomitable Angela, she's been supportive of our efforts.

 Orange Explains It All
     I stumbled on to this blog awhile back.  Can't really remember how, maybe looking up men quilters or something.  Anyway, Fredrick does quilt, but really that's just a small part of it.  He's an artist who works in many genres, it's great stuff, check it out.

4. Comments sent.

5. "Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you." 

                   1. Well, this is awkward, but I'm not so sure about this whole blog thing.  Yes, I've got one here, but I'm still not sure what to do with or why I want to be messing with one anyway.  You see, I really only check out a hand full of blogs on a regular or semi-regular basis.  
                   2.  When Angela, my Angela, not Indomitable Angela,  and I lived in K.C., we used to go to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum at least a couple times a month.  Every time, I had to visit two paintings, Canaletto's The Clock Tower and Rothko's Untitled 11.  Any 'shrinks' out there should have a field day with that!
                   3.  Favorite city: Siena, IT
                   4.  I've used the name Angela 15 (now 16) times in this post.
                   5.  In spite of being over educated as and making my living as a musician, I have never thought of myself as creative or artistic.  Between my wife's and my daughter's influences on me, I might believe it someday.


  1. Jay and Angela, Good job! I'm so glad you picked up your badge, you really earned it by inspiring me with the work you do. And, I especially love that you have shared the names of 4 blogs I can go get more inspiration from.

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing the honor with me as well. I plan to pass it on. Unfortunately, I like you only have a few blogs I read that have less than 200 followers. I love seeing the things you work on and getting a male perspective on quilting. :)