Evelyne of Hand Sewn and Homegrown is standing on stage looking lovely but slightly off balance since her right leg is vying for a good deal of attention. She’s announcing the Liebster Blog Award, a highly coveted award for young sewing blogs. The tension is palpable. “…The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it means favourite or dearest to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. And, this year I’m proud to present the Liebster Blog Award to Amy of Sew Well.“
Amy leaps up from her seat unable to contain her excitement in the moment. But, a bit shy, she pauses a second when she realizes that everyone’s eyes are focused on her. She makes her way to the stage, mindful of the stairs since she’s been known to trip during important ceremonies (hello, college graduation). She gratefully takes the award from Evelyne. “Oh my! I’m shocked and speechless. Thank you, Evelyne! And, thank you dear readers for sharing your time with me every week. I love reading your comments and sharing in your own sewing triumphs. And, well, I guess I should also thank my husband for his kindness and patience and brilliance; my parents and family for their support and willingness to be my first clients. And…”
Evelyne gently interrupts, “Amy, there’s really no need for a long speech. The rules are simple. You’ve already thanked me for the award and linked back to my blog. You’ve already accepted the award by copying and pasting it to this post. Now, all you need to do is share the excitement by passing this award on to other blogs that deserve attention.”
“Fantastic! But, I hope it’s okay if my right leg doesn’t have its own Twitter account yet.”
“It should be fine. It’s not one of the requirements for presenting.”
“Whew. Okay, here goes… I’m pleased and honored to pass the Liebster Blog Award to…
- Amy of Cloth Habit
- Christine of Daughter Fish
- Ginger of Ginger Makes
- Katy of Ms. Modiste
- Aleah of No Time to Sew
You ladies are all wonderful in your enthusiasm for sewing and dedication to putting wonderful things on your blogs. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful online sewing community. If you like, please spread this award to other blogs that you enjoy. As Evelyne said, the rules are simple…
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to five blogs (with 200 followers or less).
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment.
Now go out and strut your stuff on the red carpet!”