Saturday, 6 September 2008


I'm restarting this post with the awarding of the award.
I have been reading lots of blogs and the whole purpose of these awards is to spread the blog reading around so I'm going to give it to the following blogs which I think are all very creative. Of course there are hundreds to choose from.
If you accept all you have to do is link back to my blog and then award it to 7 more.
green phoenix
fancy picnic
hens teeth
Of course you can completely ignore it if you like.
I am going to be very daring and add another. GingerSquirrel makes lovely little embroidered brooches. Have a look and say hello.

Its raining again.
I keep thinking of one of my favourite traditional English Songs, 'The Banks of the sweet Primeroses' (the version by June Tabor is my preferred one, you can listen to a bit of it on her website) which ends:

'There's many a dark and a cloudy morning
Turns out to be a bright sunshiny day'

But there's many a one that doesn't.

I am so looking forward the blue Aegean sky

and the blue Aegean sea.

But I'm sad that I'll miss a Felt Group Meeting.
A month to wait is such a long time.

In the meantime, I've been 'interviewed'..well to be more precise I was sent a list of questions by Linda Walsh which she has made into a really nice article on her blog She's put lots of pics of my work in it too. (Oh no not those again!)
She runs the Top Blogs by Crafters list extremely well. You move up and down when your stats change and don't have to wait weeks and weeks for things to be updated like another list I'm on that I won't mention.
Yes yes I know its only vanity but its good to know people are reading.
If you have the stat counter set up you can see where people are coming from.
Imagine my amazement when it led me to this possibly Russian blog. I don't know whether to be flattered or floored. Its nice when people like your work enough to want to blog about it, but it feels a bit creepy too.
I suppose a lot of people lurk and don't comment, and one even downloaded the picture of the back of my front door which I have now deleted because I'm thinking 'burglar'. (fyi 'Bill,' The alarm was just out of the picture) I'm hoping that downloading means just clicking on the picture to view it large.
If it was you please set my mind at rest.
Tell me it was a mistake.


Tricks said...

Hi there Jackie,
I'm not sure what you will make of the translation, but I did get this translation by using the Yahoo Babel Fish translator, it's quite funny when you get things translated. I hope that you wanted to know what this Russian Lady had to say about your work.

today it was wanted to preserve the works Of jackie (dogdaisy92)
such busy, topical, wonderful on [koloristike], very beautiful decorative panel and other sincere trifles…

Hope it was useful, Tricia

jude said...

oh, the reach of the web can be very strange.....

Lindsey said...

hee hee Yeah I understood just what they were trying to say. NOT!

Love the little Greek embroidery. Very sweet.

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Linda Walsh. I have found so many new blogs to read - many doll-makig ones. Fab.

Threadspider said...

Please look at the lovely Greek sunshine with bloggers eyes wide open so we can all share in a little blueness and warmth. So fed up with grey and dreary.

Mrs Moog said...

Enjoy that blue blue sea Jackie - and please bring a bit back for all of us!

Your work on Linda's site is wonderful and a great 'interview' too :)

I love the translation Tricia found for you - sincere trifles sound rather good to me!

silverpebble said...

Those images of the sea are so tantalising. I think there are a fair few bloggers wishing we could go to a place with sea like that - maybe next year....have a wonderful time.

Well done on the blog award, listing and 'interview'. Quite scary that a picture of your back door appeared on someone's blog though!

'fancypicnic' said...

Creepy? I think so, when you can't understand a word!! Your work looks tremendous there though, doesn't it?! (Because it is, of course)
Thank you for thinking of me for the award, Jackie xx

hippopip said...

Well it wasnt me downloading your backdoor,congrats on the award & interview.I have stat counter on by blog it is amazing how many people visit but do not comment,but how can you look up their blog if they do not comment? I have tried searching the Ip address but no good.

Daisie said...

I know what you mean about the weather, bloody rain! We should be used to it really (especially where we are) but everyday when I wake to the sound of it falling I am disappointed!
Featured on exotic blogs, show off!

hens teeth said...

Thank you for the award Jackie ~ you are too kind to me.
Savour that beautiful sea and I look forward to seeing the photos. If I don't speak to you before ...have a FAB holiday ~ you deserve it x
ps don't worry about the door, it's probably very innocent.

MIMILEE said...

Hey Jackie,
I found your main blog. Thanks for visiting mine. I am VERY new at this, remember! HA!

When my husband looked at my blogsite , he felt I was TOO out there with the picture of our home and all, but I am not too worried about it. Maybe I should be though.

I love your work....the abstracts are wonderful....I paint abstracts alot. You are very talented, Jackie.

We visited Scotland and England two years ago.....LOVED IT! Hope to come back someday.

Have a great day!


Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Thank you so very much Jackie for the award.
It is such a great way to find creative blogs.
Many thanks again.x

Lorie McCown said...

wow, the painted coffin thing is really an amazing idea, sounds weird,but I'd love to do that, or someone do it for me, when I go..
Ummm, you are a tad bit higher in the blog world now, darling! I think you were up to #3! (well deserved)

Beate Knappe said...

I have given you an award. Please check my blog for the details

Helen Moreton said...

Thank you so much for you kind comments an award! I haven't received anything before so I really appreciate the mention. I love your blog and stop by often. Keep up the great work!

Helen @ Gingersquirrel.typepad

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations on your award and thanks for the other blog suggestions. I'll go and pay them a visit soon.

I'm sorry about the rain. So many of my British friends are tired of it, I know.

I don't have a stat counter. I think it would freak me out a bit to see where everyone was coming from!

Ev said...

did you go back and check the russian blog, she gives a translation and reply to you.

I love your work (it wasn't me downloading your door LOL)I am just getting into textiles as an art and am enjoying the journey, your stuff really "speaks" to me.

Kitty said...

Your work is so fabulous, I'm not really surprised it's travelled far and wide. And 'hooray' for Statcounter, eh? ;-)


Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie - your latest post appeared in my reader but when i clicked over to vcomment blogger told me the page could not be found! I cant remember what I was going to comment on now either.

Victoria said...

Talent such as yours has no boundaries. You are simply adored world wide! I am sure the post was just from Russia with Love, (sorry but I couldn't resist the James Bond pun, as bad as it was.)

The water looks so inviting. I would miss a years worth of enjoyable meetings to go where you are going! Enjoy!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Your work has me floored... I toured through your most interesting pictures on Flickr on black and I am agog.. You are a true artist and I am so glad to have had such pleasure in viewing..

.. Your use of color and line and design.. Just magnificent...

Linda Vincent said...

Love the little machine embroidery Jackie - definitely has a Greek feel to it. I love trifles too - so rich and full of special things.
just like your blog!

ArtPropelled said...

The tiny Aegean embroidery is a delight. It must have been a wonderful surprise clicking onto a foreign blog to find your work.

st of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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