My Liebster Award :-D

I was so thrilled to receive an email last week from Kristina at My Own Home Blog, telling me that she had nominated me for the Liebster Award!  *cue grinning face and fist pumps in the air :-)*

I had seen this floating around on a couple of other blogs in the past and thought it looked fun!  A little way of telling people a bit more about the person behind the blog.

So, what is it?  I hear you ask…

“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Awesome! Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.”



Basically, whoever nominates you gives you a series of questions to answer, normally around 10.  You link back to them in your post and answer the questions given.  You then nominate other bloggers and provide a list of questions for them too!

So here are the questions from Kristina and my answers!

1. What do you do to wind down and destress?

Normally I read or do some form of crafting, usually sewing or crochet.  I don’t really have any stress in my life at the moment but I still fill my time with sewing and crochet anyway!

2. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Getting a dose of Vitamin D…sitting in the sun.  I know that many frown on sunbathing but whilst we have been in the USA we spend a lot of time chilling on a lounger by our pool or sunning it up on the beach.  In the UK, about 10 days of the year are good enough to sunbathe so I have never really had a tan.  I’m making the most of this Alabama sunshine while I have it!

3. What keeps you motivated to keep blogging?

I love waking up in the morning and looking at how many views,likes and comments I have 🙂  People take their time to read my blog and I am very grateful of that.

4. Do you have any fur babies- or real babies? 😉 Tell me about them and share some photos!

One fur baby back in the UK with Adam’s parents.  With Adam’s contract only being for the initial period of 1 year, we didn’t want to upset her by flying her back and forth so she is being spoilt rotten with them at the moment.  We love Skyping every Saturday though most of the time she is fast asleep due to the amount of walks she gets!


5. What category on Pinterest do you get absolutely lost in for hours?

At the moment, it is crochet.  I love cute little things you make with a hook 🙂

6. How did you pick your blog’s name and theme?

I wanted something that had a link to sewing as that is what I blog about the most.  But, as I have mentioned before, I like to blog about everything.  Bits & bobs is another saying for all sorts….bobs links to bobbins… and so Threads & Bobbins was born.

7. Do you have any fun weekend routines? (Waffles on Sunday? Thrifting on Saturday?)

With the exception of two, we have been to the beach every weekend that we have been here.  To have amazing beaches only an hour away is such a luxury for us.  We have nice beaches in the UK, but it never seems to be warm enough to wear swimwear… and in my opinion, the nicest beaches in the UK are in Wales and on the South coast, both at least 3 hours away!

8. What song do you jam out to every time you hear it?

Oooh this is a tricky one as I like to have a boogie to anything with a beat 🙂

9. If you could do your dream job, what would it be?

To own and work in my own craft shop, providing workshops to the public and school groups. 😀  I hope to make it a reality one day!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people are rude.  Like if you are going through a door after someone and they let it come back in your face…or if they don’t say thank you when I have held the door open for them.  I try to be polite and nice all the time and I just don’t understand why some people can be so miserable.

11. What fall shows are you addicted to?

I’m not watching that much TV at the moment but we have tuned in to the first episodes of the new seasons of Walking Dead and American Horror Story.  We loved them when we were back in the UK and feel privileged to get them early here!  I also like watching Utopia :-/  I love watching how people interact with each other!


So there we go!  My questions from Kristina answered!

….. then I found out I had a second nomination from Beth at After Dark Sewing!!  I like answering questions so have done hers too!

1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To be able to click my fingers in the morning to get ready.  I like to look nice; do my hair, put a little bit of makeup on, wear nice clothes etc but I just don’t like the thought of wasting half an hour to get myself ready in a morning!  It turns into an hour when I have to wash, blow-dry and straighten my hair as it is soooo thick and wavy!

2. Which movie would you watch over and over?

Stand By Me… it’s an old one but I enjoy it every time I watch it 🙂

3. If you could be granted three wishes, what would you wish for?

– to never to have to worry about money.

– to never be judged about the actions I take.

– to be able to eat as much as I liked without gaining any weight!

4. Coffee or tea?

Tea all the time…. good Yorkshire Tea to be precise!

5. What are your pet hates?

See pet peeve question above!

6. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?

I would be one of those multicoloured crayons where you turn the crayon and it writes in a different colour 🙂

7. What’s the story behind your blog name?

See above!

8. Do you have any pets?

See above!

9. Are you a lark or an night owl?

Definitely a night owl!  I hate getting up in a morning and could easily stay in bed until lunch time.  I’m doing quite well at the moment though and making myself get out of bed before 9am!

10. What was your favourite television programme as a child?

Last of the Summer Wine – I used to cry when it went off 😥 and also sobbed when Compo (Bill Owen) died.


Done!  Now it’s time for me to nominate… I nominate:

1.  Camilla at Making & Marking

2.  Happenings of a Minnesotan in England

3.  Danielle at Mostly Sewing

4.  Dr Griffin’s Food & Sewing

5.  Kirsten at Fifty Two Fancies

6.  Kelita at Kelita Makes

7.  Karen & Kristy at Pretty in Gingham

8.  Leah at The Ordinary Snowflake

9.  There’s No Place Like Homemade

10.  Rozsamaria at Habibi Handmade

Feel free to pop across to my nominated blogs; check them out and give them a follow or a comment!


My questions for the bloggers nominated are:

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Would you blog for a living if you could?

What has been your favourite holiday?

Is there anywhere you would love to travel to but haven’t yet been?

If you could be a vegetable, what would you be and why?

What is your favourite social media platform?

What is the best free day out that you have had?

What is your favourite dish to eat?

Do you like going in the sea and why?

How often do you read other blogs?


I’m looking forward to reading the responses!


8 thoughts on “My Liebster Award :-D

  1. I love the idea of the Liebster award and getting to know a bit more about other sewies out there! Bring fairly new to the blogging world I’m also finding it a fantastic way to find new blogs that I’ve not seen before 🙂 x

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