Tuesday, January 29, 2008

you make my day

I don't say it enough. To anyone. "You make my day." I'm lucky to be surrounded by children who are joyful, a husband who is loving, friends who are generous, and I absolutely need to say it more: You make my day.

Hilary gave me a "You Make My Day Award" today. Hilary's blog is one I look at often, but I don't know that I've ever posted a comment. It's featured down there on the left with all of the other blogs I find inspiring. When you click on Hilary's blog, you might first notice the Latin (one of my favorite aspects of the yarniad), and you will notice the fine knitting and sewing projects that are featured, but by far, the most important things you will notice at the yarniad is that Hilary fills her life with fun. It seems like Hilary's the type of blogger you would want to meet in person and then make your very best friend.

So what is the "You Make My Day Award", you ask? The purpose of this award: Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times. So here goes:

I am reciprocating the award and sending it firstly to Hilary for the yarniad. See reasons above. Thanks for such a special treat today. It truly made my day! The fact that anyone at all reads my blog is a wonder...

Sometimes I feel like a stalker, but Leslie is who I wish I could be. Leslie's blog, a friend to knit with, is overflowing with beautiful knits, super-cute sewing projects, delicious food and totally squeezable children. a friend to knit with reminds me on a daily basis to have fun with my kids.

Angry Chicken is my sewing fantasy blog. Amy's work is always fresh but retro-looking, and I love her book, bend-the-rules sewing. (In fact, I gave multiple copies out for holiday gifts this year.) Any of the crafts featured on Angry Chicken are inpiring.

house on hill road gets a "You Make My Day". Erin's blog is just plain fun. Apparently, I wish I could sew, because I look at these blogs and drool. Erin's may make me drool the most. Her kids' projects are beyond cute, too.

techknitting might not be as "adorable" or "squeezable" as the aforementioned blogs, but it surely has made more than a few of my days. If I've got a question about knitting techniques, this is the first stop I make. The simple fact that anyone would put so much energy into a free and frequently updated site is amazing.

splityarn is the next blog awarded. Caro makes my day. Especially when she posted photos of herself wearing her completed Twist sweater. Talk about inspiration!

Kirsten's blog, Through the Loops!, is another blog with great photos, lots of beautiful knitting, and two amazingly talented daughters who are also crafty.

Scout's Swag is my favorite place to shop -- and sometimes nothing makes me happier than shopping. I'm sure you're all very familiar with Scout, her shop, and her blog.

Peaknit's blog is great, but Stacey herself is even sweeter.

Lastly, the "You Make My Day Award" goes to Strands of Me. Natalie's such a warm person, and her blog is just the sort of blog I read when I need to feel more like a friend than a fan.

Thanks to everyone for your blogs. You all really do make my day.


Hilary said...

Wow -- I think that is the nicest compliment I have ever received! Now you've gone and made my day AGAIN. :) Thank you so much for the reciprocal award. It really means a lot.

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much!! I feel very honored to be included in your list.

peaknits said...

Thank you so much, aw shucks! I am so flattered and cannot wait to pay this one forward. You have made MY day! Also thank you for links to so many inspiring blogs!

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh!! melana!!! you totally made/make my day!!!
i just love when i see you *light* up in my bloglines!!!
thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. You certainly have made MY day. Thanks again--TECHknitter

PS: the comment form is acting strange, which is why this comment is from "anonymous."

Scoutj said...

Aw thank you so much!!

Sarah said...

Awww....that is so nice. Thanks for links to blogs I've not seen.

Katie said...

this is so sweet! what a nice post. blogging sisters are so much fun!

caro said...

Thanks darlin'! I appreciate the kind words. (And the links to the blogs I didn't know)


Wow, hey melana, I feel like I learn so much more about you on your blog! Now that you've converted me to the mac it only takes moments to check out your blog!!! I love the 'you make my day' post, it's so postive - it's like a 'warm fuzzy' for your friends! Have you read that book to your kids? I'll lend it to you if you remind me! I also especially love your list for 2008. LOVE #5!!! And so many of the other ones! I think I get sucked into the routine of life that I don't really think about those things I look forward to. But I might have to break out the journal and get listing! Have a super day!

house on hill road said...

thanks melana! i think i am blushing now.