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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Sunshine Award"

Susanna Maier (Trade Your Talent) from Berlin, Germany gave me a "Sunshine Award". Thanks so much Susanna! She has a great site, so I hope you take time to check it out. She is currently working on a fundraiser to provide scholarships for young mothers and underprivileged girls to attend secondary schools in Ifakara, Tanzania, and has information about how you can help on her site.

The rules for receiving the award:
- Thank the person who gave you the award.
- Write a post about it.
- Answer the questions below.
- Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know.

The questions:
01. My favorite color: red
02. My favorite animal: my little dog Penny
03. My favorite number: 4
04. My favorite non-alcoholic drink? limeade
05. I joined facebook, but not twitter
06. My passion: I can’t pick just one. I care deeply about the environment, children’s issues and education, and art in its many forms.
07. Getting or giving presents? Probably politically incorrect to admit it, but I like receiving, though giving gifts to kids is fun too.
08. My favorite pattern? paisley
09. My favorite day of the week? Saturday
10. My favorite flower? This is like choosing your favorite child, isn’t it? I love the smell of Lily of the Valley, and the complexity of iris, but maybe my absolute favorite is snowdrops because they remind me that spring will come again :)

10 Favorite Bloggers:
I hate choosing just 10, but excluding people Susanna picked and people I gave an award to in January (see here)…

Mushroom Tender
Federfund Illustration der Blog
Shirley Ng-Benitez
Krista Hamrick
Sharon Wagner
Atelier Brigitte
Mardi Speth
Vilt og Vakkert


  1. Thanks, Linda! How nice of you to share a little sunshine- Just the thing to brighten the day! :o) and ;o)

  2. Well deserved, and I haven't forgotten that you gave me my first award!

  3. Thanks, so much Linda! It certainly brighten my day. It's a beautiful award!

  4. You're both welcome. Spread the love :)

  5. Well deserved Linda, you certainly spread some sunshine my way each week with your posts! Jane x

  6. Thanks Jane! I love your posts too. I hope you had a great trip!

  7. Thanks so much. I'll pass it on tomorrow with my illo friday post. And of course send it right back at ya!

  8. Hey Linda, well you are up there now with us shining stars - but seriously congrats :) :)

    Okay I know what to get you for your birthday 4 red paisley little dogs, their toes dipped in Lilly of The Valley perfume and a dash of snowdrops behind their left ears - and I will make sure they are environmentally friendly :)

  9. LOL Andrew and thanks Sharon! Now I've got a smile on my face while contemplating "obsession" :)

  10. Ow thank you SO MUCH for giving me this award!! I feel so honored. I always love visiting your blog.

  11. It's fun giving awards, and I always like dropping by and seeing what you've done lately Brigitte.

  12. Linda, thank you so much! I gave you much love at my blog post:


    So come on by and get some love...:)

  13. Heisann! Thanks Linda!

    I just came home from a vacation up north - without Internet. I will write more tomorrow.
    With love from Bjørg Nina

  14. Congrats on your Sunshine award!! You've worked hard on making your blog the WonderFul BloG it is :) Good Job my FrienD~

    PS I love Andrew's thoughts on a B-day gift to you!! Actually what a great illo that would be!

  15. Okay, now I'm thinking of painting my Penny with flowers behind her ears:) Thanks for the comments!

  16. Thank you Linda! I'm just now back from a non-internet adventure and delighted to receive your high praise. Your blog is very enjoyable - both in pictures and words.

  17. Thanks Mardi, and it's nice to be able to share the fun :)