I came back from vacation to an award from Nancy Malay!

I'm supposed to name 10 people whose blogs "Make My Day" and here are 10 I enjoy - I am always delighted, encouraged or thoughtful after I visit these places.

One of my resolutions for 2008 was to have more fun - and for me this will mean to break some rules, so I'm doing that today. I'm not asking the people I've named to do anything but know that I enjoy the thoughts and pictures and artwork that they share. If any of you I've named want to share 10 blogs you like to visit, have at it! :-)

Jan Loy of Sharing Encouragment
- her blog is inspiring and makes me think!

Denise Aumick of Wild Thread Studio Art Quilts
- Denise is an artist I really respect and I love to watch her process.

Wanda Hanson of Exuberant Color - Wanda's quilting blog is always interesting and I especially love seeing her beautiful color from the vantage point of continuing winter right now

Mandy Broome of Fiddlestix Studios - I think Mandy is a wonderful dollmaker that hasn't been discovered by collectors yet. Shhhhhhh!!!!! Don't tell anyone I'm bidding on Mandy's wonderful whimsical rabbit doll on Ebay.

Teresa Baker - Dolls of Yore - Teresa is the first person I heard the beautiful name "Izannah Walker" from and one of the first people to encourage me as a dollmaker.

Lone Pierette
- Lone hails from Denmark is a wonderful dollmaker and a fun encouraging person.

Megan Womack of The Magpie's Nest
- Nutmeg is full of spunk and a great designer. Her punchneedle designs make me want to take it up!

Heather Bailey
- I don't know Heather, but I love to visit this page. It is yummy for the eyes! Heather is a fabric designer, and I looooooove fabric. Uh-oh!

Karin Pender of Countryfolks Keepsakes - She's also known as Peanut in some parts ;-) What I like about her blog is that it's usually full of humor - lots of wonderful creations and she updates often. One of the things that I think deserves a "you make my day" award!

Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker - I love Christine's eye for beauty and her eye for possibilities. The present entry on My Love Affair with an Old House exactly expresses what I'm talking about.


fiddlestixstudios said...

Thanks so much,Dixie!My first award:-)I absolutely adore both of your blogs,too!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I was so pleased to find a new blog to love
The Pastoral Dollmaker
just wonderful
I am going back to look at the others !!!!!
p.s. LOVE your blog Dixie

Denise Aumick said...

Hi Dixie! I did not know, did not know you honored me. I've been so busy lately - caught up in way too many commitments. Thank you, kind heart.

Christine Crocker said...

dearest Dixie,

oh my...I didn't know that you had honored me either....Thank you so much Dixie...and I send a huggings and love along with this.
it is way past overdue.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden