A Little Award

It’s always lovely to know who is reading your blog – google stats and wordpress dashboard are good for the stats, but there’s nothing to beat a real live person saying “I read your blog”. A very special reader gave me a Leibster Blog award last week and although I said thank you on twitter, I didn’t quite get round to popping the news on here.  It’s not often I get called a “crochet guru” that’s for sure!! I’ve had the Leibster blog award  before, so rather than passing it on again, can I instead share two new blogs with you which I think are well worth taking a peek at.

The first is written by a lovely lady I met at Frodsham Knit Group, she’s particularly talented at stitching and writes a very readable blog called British lady by the Lake, it’s not “new” but it is new to me! Next, can I introduce you to The Late Night List Writer, she’s young and fabulous and has the most amazing collection of vintage china I’ve ever shared lunch with! Her blog is very new, so do take the time to pop by and wish her well.

And if you’re a blogger, or a blog reader, give yourself a special pat on the back for something good you’ve done this week. We all need to give ourselves a small reward from time to time.

Happy making x

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