Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sunshine Award

I have received the Sunshine Award from Barbina at Little Things made with Love and MarieAnge from Lokipan Crochet Designs. Thank you to both of you! I particularly like this award because there are things to do. And here they are:

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.

So I've done the first one, now here's the rest:

1. Favourite animal

Giraffes are my favourite animals. They are so, so beautiful, elegant and graceful. I love that they are so tall and unique. I love the pattern on their coats, I love their long tongues and their long sweeping eyelashes. Yes, giraffes are definitely my favourites.

2. Favourite number

I've never really thought of this before, but upon reflection my favourite number must be pi. Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. We all remember using it at school, 3.14.... And that's another thing that's fascinating about Pi. It has lots and lots of numbers after its decimal point. Some people have fun memorising them, but I don't do that, I crochet.

3. Favourite drink

Hmmm. Grape juice. Red grape juice, please. Nice and cold from the fridge.

4. Facebook or Twitter

I do have a facebook account, but I don't mix it with my blog.

5. My passion


6. Getting or giving


7. Favourite pattern

Oh there are lots of these! One I have been wanting to make for a while is the Chevron Lace Cardigan. It looks absolutely stunning when it's well made, it's a pattern I could not possibly write myself, and it looks fairly simple and quick to make. Who could ask for more?

8. Favourite day of the week

Saturday. It's the first day of the weekend and I spend time doing things I like. I go to the market in the morning and buy lots of lovely fresh fruit and veg, and enjoy spending time with my family, but also reading, crocheting, checking out my favourite blogs, ravelry and my email, and even sometimes do a bit of housework and ironing!

9. Favourite flower

My favourite flowers are freesias. I love their smell and they remind me of my Mum.

10. Favourite country

I need to visit some more countries before I can decide on my favourite. I like England because I was born there, France because I live there, but I'm still searching for my favourite. Considering how old I am, I've not been to many places. Let me think... France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, England, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Tunisia, South Korea and Venezuela. Over the next year or two I'm hoping to visit South Africa, Spain and Iceland.

Now for my ten nominations:

Janet from Yellow, Pink and Sparkly

Lynda from Hookin' with Laalaa

Marlene from pontinhos meus

Grace from The Smiling Robot

Kim at Woolly Toons

Sandra at Cherry Heart

Christelle from A voir etc.

Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me

Tracy at Patchwork Chickens

Sue at Sue Webb

Now I'm off to spread the news!


  1. Lovely facts about you and thank you for awarding me too.

  2. Congratulations on your award and thank you so much nominating me, so kind of you :)

    S x

  3. I love that your favourite number is Pi. It seems to fit so well with crocheting amigurumi because they're crocheted in rounds.

    You have a lovely blog. Thank you for the nomination :)

  4. Thank you so much for passing this award on to me!!! What a nice surprise :) and it was great getting to know you a little better. I also enjoyed discovering some new-to-me blogs from your other nominations! Yay! Happy Crocheting! -Sarah

  5. I've always loved your blog so it was a natural progression to nominate you for the Sunshine award :) You always have something interesting going on!

    I especially love your owls! I've seen many in the wild and you capture their look so well. Great crochet work!

  6. Thanks a lot for the award :) but I don't have a lot of time to answer, sorry...wish you a lovely day.

    1. Pas grave Christelle, il n'y a pas d'obligation. Un des buts est d'envoyer plus de visiteurs à ton blog.

  7. Hi Aisha!
    Normally I do not participate in challenges.
    But I want to thank for the compliment! I am very pleased with this award!
    kisses from Portugal,