Outstanding Blogger Award

I was well chuffed last month to be nominated by Laura of LC’s Cottage for the Outstanding Blogger award, there’s nothing like a peer compliment to give you a bit of a boost, so thank you Laura!

Part of the award acceptance is that you answer five questions set by your nominee, so here goes…

Which lifestyle are you most comfortable livingโ€ฆcluttered or organized?

I would love to be organised, and in theory I am, I do like everything to have it’s place, I’m just not very good at putting things back in their place! So looking around at my sewing room, overflowing to the landing, I have to confess to clutter!

What is your favorite quiet place?

My favourite quiet place is probably my sewing room, or if it’s sunny and warm I like to sit in my garden.

To party hearty or enjoy an intimate gathering?

I much prefer an intimate gathering. I decided early on in the lockdowns that I must be an unsociable being as I didn’t miss going out, we never did frequent pubs or restaurants very often, the one thing I did miss was having a few friends round for dinner. We always eat in the conservatory and we can easily seat eight comfortably, we sit and talk, eat and drink into the evening.

Early to bed or a night owl?

I’m in between here, bed at around 10.30 or 11pm, up at 8ish if I’m not working. I can’t stay in bed once I wake up!

What makes you accountable to your goals?ย  What keeps you motivated?

With my sewing etc writing this blog helps to motivate me, I started it as a way of kick-starting my sewing when I lost my mojo. The previous year my New Year resolution was to post a photo of the garden every day on facebook, I hoped that by finding something to photograph I would see the good parts in the garden, not just the weeds and work. What I didn’t anticipate was that by going out to photograph I would then do a little gardening. Posting about my sewing projects helps to keep me motivated in the same way, stitch-a-longs are even better!

So now it’s my turn to choose five bloggers who inspire me…

Wild Daffodil

View from our Hill

Sweet Fallen Angels

Living in Rapid City

Martin Moorman

Many of you will already follow some or all of the amazing crafty blogs above, but Martin Moorman is probably new to you, I’ve only just started following him; if you like my walking around Yorkshire posts, you will love Martin’s, he goes on much longer walks and takes some amazing photos of the scenery and the wildlife. He’s just moved from the Pennines to Nidderdale, so I’m hoping to get some ideas of walks to do.

…and my questions are;

What would your perfect holiday be?

Where is your favourite place to walk?

What inspired you to start a blog

What did you miss most during lock-downs

What was the last book you read?

To those I’ve nominated, thank you for inspiring me with your posts, there is no obligation to take up the challenge of answering and asking the questions, I will not be the slightest bit offended if you ‘don’t do this type of thing’. If you do accept, then please answer the questions, nominate 5 other bloggers and then compile a set of 5 of your own questions.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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13 Responses to Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Congratulations, Margaret!

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  2. Deb says:

    Oh wonderful! You deserve an award. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Prue Batten says:

    Of all the blogs I subscribe to, Margaret, across my interests, yours is indeed my favourite. You address everything that matters to me: gardening, the Great Outdoors and stitching. You deserve an award BIG time for the things you accomplish and the joy you experience in the doing!

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  4. Laura says:

    Thank you, Margaret! I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know you better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Congratulations Margaret, always such a lot to see on your blog and I just love watching your garden throughout the year. Thank you for the nomination too!

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  6. Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ nice to meet you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Amanda says:

    That is so lovely Margaret. I like that you have a diverse blog! Always something interesting.
    Iโ€™ll try and think of answers for your questions now! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    Congratulations Margaret! I recently got this award, so I am going to pass this time, but I surely appreciate your nomination!

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  9. Congratulations and I enjoyed reading your responses!

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  10. Congratulations Margaret and thank you so much for the nomination! It is truly wonderful to think that my blog has inspired you at all, as I admire your blog and your impeccable stitchery so much.
    My perfect holiday was a month in a treehouse in Wales, and I would love to do that again sometime. This would include my favourite place to walk – Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire, which is also what I missed most during lockdowns!
    The inspiration to blog came from wanting to record my crafty makes so that I could remember how I made them and to connect with other crafters. So mission accomplished. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I don’t read fiction very often nowadays. The last book I read was ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ – so many people were raving over it. I enjoyed the read but didn’t like the ending, reminding me why I don’t often read fiction nowadays.
    Thank you again Margaret. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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