A Lovely Surprise - Two Blog Awards

The very sweet and talented Sarah of Sarah's Scribbles has given me a "Makes My Heart Smile" blog award.   What a nice surprise!  Thank you, Sarah. :-)  I forward this award to the people on my blog lists.  Please check them out.  Visiting their blogs does make my heart smile.


The wonderful, talented Sophie of Sophie Z'Ours has given me a "One Lovely Blog" award.  I was so happy to meet Sophie on a trip to Paris.  We spent the day together and had so much fun.  (The day included searching for my lost, non-French speaking husband at Galleries Layfayettes department store.)

one lovely blog award

Here are the questions I'm supposed to answer:

What is your current obsession? Dal and Blythe dolls - so funny because I never liked dolls as a child. (except for the original Barbie.)

What is your horoscope and do you relate to it? I am an Aquarius.  I don't follow my horoscope, but do relate to being an Aquarius.

What are you wearing today? Hah! It's still early, so I'm in my pj's.  I'm going to wear a navy cotton knit dress with long sleeves today.  Not very interesting, but comfortable and cozy for a cool day.

What was the last thing you bought? I just bought some supplies to make hat pins for teddy accessories.  I also bought a new 5 lb. bag of excelsior, the stuffing I use for my critters.

What do you think about the person who tagged you? Sophie is such a sweet, fun-to-be-with lady!  I loved meeting her in person.  We took the metro all over Paris, went to a teddy bear shop, and a wonderful craft store where we got some supplies (I also got a French card game.), the huge department store Galeries Lafayette, and got apricot slushes at a Paris bakery.  Sophie is a talented bear artist and photographer.   She has a wonderful blog with beautiful photos.

A guilty pleasure? Chocolate, of course.    Also pear and peach Jelly Belly jelly beans.  I used to buy the gianduja (hazelnut cream) filled chocolate oyster shells by Godiva and still look for gianduja chocolate truffles when I go to candy stores.

What is your must have item for Summer? Comfortable sandals and a variety of Somerset magazines.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? Paris, my favorite, favorite city.

What is your favourite piece of clothing from your closet? A turquoise shirt I made and appliquéd with dogs.

What is your dream job? Working from home, doing art :-)

What do you consider a Fashion faux pas? Nothing - go for it!

Describe your personal style? Depending on my mood, simple and comfortable or arty.

What are you going to do after this? Eat breakfast, then work on some teddies.

What are your favorite past-times and hobbies? Reading, going to museums and art shows, going to movies.

What are you proud of? Our daughter.  We are so very proud of her.

Have you got pets at home?
We have two sweet dogs, Benny an eleven-year-old black standard poodle and Chloe a little white mixed breed rescue from Puerto Rico (a SATO dog).
I am tagging the following people for their lovely blogs:

Tiny Bears - Tina

Three Dog Studio Art and Photo Journal - Karol

Our Blue Iguana - Ming

Land of Nod Studios - Deb

Duffy Antiques - Brenda

Over Coffee - Barbara

BLP Studio - Betsy