Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Box of Chocolates

I just got an e-mail from Mary saying she had received an award
and was passing along to me -to also pass along if I chose.

Pam (the person who started this award) says:

In my best southern accent, I would like to say that I have been thinking about a new award and what I would like it to say. People are like Forrest Gump said ” Life is like a box of chocolates and you never know what you’re gonna get. You can see this box of chocolates is filled with different and unique candies and just like the chocolates we are all different and unique people. We are the same in that we all have common ingredients that make us more a like than not. Except for the frosting, which represents our personalities, we are indeed very similar on the inside.”

And of course there are rules:

1. That you must pass this award to others.

2. Link back to me when you have passed them forward.

3. Write a nice post about this award.

4. You must read this award with a southern accent. I call it southern day where we all have to speak with a southern accent. I know that will be hard for some of you, but for the rest of us, we will be fine. So now, ya’ll just enjoy this little ol’ award and have fun with it.

5. And of course let your folks know that they have a nice award waiting for them.

Since I am Southern, I naturally read everything with a Southern accent and for the record I often say ya'll and don't think it is in the least eccentric or unusual, but I never say little ol'.

One of the first blogs I found was Wendy's and it was through her Summer of Lace group way back in 2005 that I 'met' Mary who encouraged me to start blogging and it has opened up a whole new world to me. I've learned so much, especially about knitting and dyeing yarn. I've found tutorials and patterns that bloggers have shared. I've laughed at funny stories and been touched by others. I've gotten to see places where bloggers live and visit. I regularly visit Finland, Norway, France, and Scotland. I found out about Knitty and Ravelry through blogs. It has been lots of fun.

So thank you, Mary, for the chocolate. I'd like to share it with:

Kay - a local friend I'm privileged to see in real life and a vintage sewing machine enthusiast
Sheri - a knitter I met when The Yarn Harlot spoke in Atlanta
Jolene - a young and very talented Canadian who has recently corresponded
Denise - whom I don't really know at all, but who knits lots of great socks and has a fun blog
Katherine - amazingly talented and with a world of good stories


kaylace said...

Hey Sonja...
Thank you for the chocolates...(and yes, that was said in a southern accent).

I also really like that purple scarf you are knitting... very nice color. I sure do like my fickle scarf that you made for my birthday... I always get comments when I wear it :) Thank you again.


Mary said...

I thank you, Sonja, for introducing me to all the different places that string can take us!

Jolene said...

Oh Hey! Thanks for passing on the Chocolate (I am a major Chocaholic so this is kindof funny)

I'll post back to you, and pass it on too!

I'm honored that you check in to see my latest fiber/projects :)