Monday, February 4, 2013

The Liebster Award.......

The Liebster Award!

During this season of Grammys and Oscars, I have been awarded the Liebster by Nina, at Quilts, Life and Balance.  Thank you SOOOO much Nina!  The Liebster is a fun award by bloggers to bloggers.  To qualify the blog must have less than 200 followers or must be less than six months old.  Once the award is received you are to write a post and:
  1. List 11 random things about yourself.
  2. Answer 11 questions posed by the nominator.
  3. Choose 11 blogs to pass the award on to and link them to your post.
  4. Create 11 questions for those 11 people to answer.
So here goes....................

11 Random Things About Myself:
  1. I am big guy.......6'2" 200+ lbs.
  2. I love browsing antique malls, flea markets, and thrift stores.
  3. I am a chicken keeper.
  4. I was taught to sew by my mother, grandmother, and 2 of my great aunts.
  5. I have been a judge of beauty pageants, and scholarship pageants for several years.
  6. I attended Mineral Area College on a full ride music scholarship.
  7. Although I am a flight attendant, I suffer from extreme Acrophobia (fear of heights) and Gephyrophobia (fear of crossing bridges) cars, at least!
  8. I don't care for crowded supermarkets and stores, and prefer to do my shopping late at night when there is no one around. 
  9. I love cooking, especially for others.
  10. I don't like people touching me when I am working on the plane.  
  11. I have had an appendectomy. 
Answers to Nina's Questions:

1. Are you a coffee or tea drinker?
I like both at different times, and for different reasons! There is nothing like a nice cup of coffee (half and half, and sugar please) with a good ole’ country breakfast, or while walking through a big city on a cool crisp morning. And, I love me some of my momma’s sweet tea just about anytime!

2. Name one quilt or pattern that is on your "some day" list.
This would have to be Bonnie Hunter’s Pineapple Crazy quilt. I just hope I have enough scraps one day to do it! It takes A LOT!

3. Do you live in the city or the country?
I live in a very small city out in the country.

4. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of blogging?
My favorite part about blogging is the interaction I get from other like-minded people from across the globe. I have “met” some amazing people via blogging. My least favorite part about blogging is the feeling of inadequacy, or ignorance about various tools, programs, and designs for blogging I have no idea about. (If anyone hears my cry for a blogging mentor....please respond!)

5. Where (sewing room, dining room, etc.) do you sew?
My sewing room is in my basement. Albeit unfinished, it is my sanctuary to be creative, and escape the world.

6. When you are not sewing or working, what activity do you do?
I love to browse through antique malls looking for Boston Terrier “anything,” vintage quilts, and various types of glassware I collect. I also love growing a huge vegetable garden and tending to chickens.

7. Do you sew in the quiet or is a radio or TV playing? What is it playing?
I always have the radio playing while I am sewing. It could be playing just about anything, as I am not a radio dial snob. Country, inspirational, 80s, disco, NPR; as long as it is not playing rap music, or something profane, I will give it a shot. I keep the dial on the radio moving!

8. Have you ever been to a quilt convention or retreat and if so, what did you like most about it?
I was able to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall with my quilting friend Ann. I loved being able to see the vending booths, and meet some great people. Of course viewing the quilts was eye opening! It was a trip full of inspiration!

9. Name a historical figure that you admire.
Jesus Christ. He did so much for me, I can only hope and pray I do everything I can for Him.

10. Would you rather spend a day at a spa or a day at a fabric store?
Set the I getting a massage at the spa, or is there a clearance event at the fabric store? LOL

11. Do you like to ride roller coasters?
I love riding roller coasters (as long as I don't open my eyes on the climb up), and I usually feel like I am on one most every day I work on the plane! 

Blog Nominations (in no particular order):

Crazy for Red
The Modern Diary
Life In Pieces
365 Days and Other Ramblings
Peachy Pages
Pokeydot Quilting
Sandra's Snippets
TLC Quilts and Walks
Quilts, Life and Balance (No rules say I can't re-nominate you Nina! LOL)
This Guy Quilts
Amy's Passions

Questions for Nominees:

1. Who is the person most responsible for introducing you to quilting?

2. What is the first quilting project you ever made, and how old were you when you made it?

3. Who is your most favorite quilt designer?

4. How many quilting projects have you made to date?

5. What is your most favorite breed of dog?

6. What color is the shell on the eggs you eat?

7. What is the longest flight you have ever been on, and where were you going?

8. Which is your most favorite city to visit?

9. Where is the best Quilt Shop you have ever been to, and what is it’s name?

10. Do you have a large or small family?

11. Have you ever gone fishing? If so, what is the biggest fish you have ever caught?

So, there you have it.  I hope my nominees have fun with this. I enjoy all of your blogs so much and love to see what you've been doing both sewing and otherwise.  Thanks again Nina for this honor!  I truly appreciate it!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter 


  1. Great post Kevin! Excellent opportunity to get to know you better :*)

  2. I wouldn't want people touching me, either, if I worked on a plane! I gotta ask - is the flying experience getting as frustrating on the employee side as it is on the passenger side these days? I keep wondering about that. And I'm jealous that you keep chickens!. For some reason we can't have them here. Not sure why the HOA won't allow it with criteria to be met (it's a woodsy-larger lotted neighborhood). Of course - the coyotes and foxes that frequent our yard would be a huge challenge. . .

  3. Way to go, Kevin!
    Great post! Great questions and answers!

  4. Fun post! Thanks for nominating me! I've written about it here

  5. Fun post! You judge beauty pageants? I bet you have a few stories on that front!

  6. I tried to help with your bloggy issues...let me know if you're still needing help! Another blog you may like since you keep chickens & quilt is Judy's got some funny TX stories and quilting challenges, and though sometimes she gets on tangents about knitting (which I don't do), I like her blog.

    Thanks again for the nomination...I posted here:

  7. I am at work now and catching up on my blog reading (while I am on hold, lol) and could have sworn you emailed me that you nominated me but I don't see my blog up here..LOL no worries I don't have to answer all that stuff and Amy's blog rocks! Fun getting to know you more through these random questions! :)

  8. I loved reading about you! Thanks so much for sharing!