Jun 8, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

When I began Project: Stash a little over a year ago, I had no idea what to expect.  I knew that I wanted to participate in this energizing and inspiring community of knitters, but I wondered if my voice would be lost amongst the many more creative, brighter bloggers who I followed and loved.

Blogging has been one of those leaps of faith.  You jump in and hope that you get a reader or two. You might even use your blogs to journal your passions.  For me, it's been about those things and more. I really had no idea that my world would become larger, that my circle of friendships would multiply exponentially, and that my hobby would become such a terrific creative outlet. 

Two blogger friends put a huge smile on my face this week by nominating Project: Stash for a Sunshine Award and I couldn't be more thrilled. Alexandra of Wool and Cotton and Vicki of Knittingv write blogs that I follow with delight.  

On to the Sunshine Award Rules
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 10 questions on your favourite things.
3. Nominate 10 blogs to receive the Sunshine Award and let them know they've been nominated.
  1. Favourite animal: Monkeys -- Jane Goodall is a goddess!
  2. Favourite number: 3 (my birthday)
  3. Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee (hands down)
  4. Facebook or Twitter: FB but not particularly a fan
  5. My passion:  my family ... and then knitting
  6. Getting or giving: Giving
  7. Favourite Pattern: Impossible question to answer
  8. Favourite day of the week: Friday
  9. Favourite flower: Peonies
  10. Favourite country: England (I can't explain it)
There are so many bloggers who bring sunshine to my life, and I've mentioned many in other posts so for this nomination, I'll mix it up with 10 friends, old and new:

Ashley of Geoknitology
Erin of Knitting in Beantown
Cecilia of Don't Drool on the Wool
Gail of Today's Agenda
Ivy of Pumpkinspins
Karen of Hodgepodge Arty
Kirstein of Indigocraft
Sarah of Sezza Knits
Persimmontea of Field Wonderful
Wei Siew of Kiwiyarns

Have a wonderful, sunshiny weekend, everyone!


  1. Aww thank you so much! This just brightened up my day :) Am I allowed to nominate you back? I'm so happy I found your blog you truly have inspired me to knit more and try things I've never knit before, like the wholehearted shawl!

  2. Congrats on your nomination! BTW I love peonies too!

    Most of the blogs you listed are new to me. I'll have to check them out :)

  3. Congratulations! I agree - this on-line knitting/creative adventure is fantastic! Another fan here :)

  4. Oh Evelyn, thank you so much! I'm very flattered and especially thankful that I have so many amazing bloggers such as you to follow. I'm constantly inspired by your work (your eye for color is amazing). You've done so much in the time that I have known you and I cannot wait to see where your knitting adventures take you next!

  5. I'm so happy you received this award! You totally deserve it! Thanks for passing it on to me too (*blush*)

  6. I'm glad that your leap of faith paid off!

  7. Aww thanks! thats really sweet of you xxx I love your blog and I totally understand the leap of faith as a new blogger, but aren't we lucky with the knitting blogging community! Its awesome!

  8. Thanks Evelyn, you are so sweet!

    I'm really happy I seem to be able to comment on your blog now as I love reading it and seeing what knitting and now designing you've been up to.

    Your positive energy and enthusiasm are what make the blogosphere a wonderful place.

    I hope you win!!

  9. Alexandra and Vicki were right - your blog is a ray of sunshine. :-) Congratulations on your award!

    It is so sweet of you to nominate me - thank you! I don't think I measure up of your level of sunshine though!

  10. Sarah at Sezzaknits nominated me,and then I re-nominated you because I LOVE your blog! Anyways congrats on the amazing blog!

  11. I re-nominated you because you have an awesome blog, I had to give it credit in return. It has inspired me so much.


  12. I look forward to checking out your nominees. Your blog is one of my favorites--you are very deserving!

  13. It goes without saying that I love your blog, but I'll say it anyways! Keep on shining :)

  14. Oh, I loved learning more about you! Thanks for the nominating me. You're so sweet. :)

  15. This is beautiful! Evelyn, thank you so much for the nomination - YOU really are sunshine! Happy peony/coffee/family/knitting/giving day to you! xoxo