Saturday, January 12, 2013

The New Year Starts With a Bang!

This poor old blog has been sorely ignored.  The holidays tend to put me in a blue funk. I seem to hibernate and withdraw into my world of books, needlework and genealogy (and taxes).  Then along comes the mid-winter blues and things tend to go downhill from there. Sunshine is needed to fuel my brain and it's been missing lately.

Yesterday, I received the most wonderful e-mail.  My blog had been chosen for the Liebster Blog Award:

I was totally amazed.  Kathy from has nominated my blog for this wonderful award.  Since I'm such a beginner at the entire process it was a bit mind numbing.  With my German heritage, the fact that Liebster, which means darling, was an added joy.

The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2.  Nominate five (5) blogs with less than 200 followers.
3.  Let the nominees know by leaving a comment at their site.
4.  Add the award image to your site.

Of course, I must start my list with Susan from  I attended a genealogy program at the Omaha Public Library and Susan was the speaker.  She and I share a common Pecht ancestor originating out of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.  We haven't made the connection as yet, but we are ever hopeful. Her topic that day was "blogging" and the rest is history.

Connecting my two passions of knitting and genealogy, I found The Knitting Genealogist:  Her blog always catches my interest.

The blog with the niftiest address is  Margel has a lovely blog and she sprinkles lots of old photographs in with her genealogy stories.

A site that catches my heart and touches my soul is Provenance.  Judy at shares her search for her family during the Holocaust.

And then there is Gordon at  Gordon lives in the north of Scotland.  He has a biting wit and is a very gifted author.  He also knits the most amazing ganseys.

Now that I've received a swift kick in the pants, maybe I can get back on the blogging wagon.  I have a couple of ideas floating around.  Just need to gather some photographs and sort things out.

Thanks for the wonderful award and for starting my year on such a high note.



  1. Thanks so much, Evelyn! I appreciate the honor!

  2. These are all new blogs to me, so I look forward to paying them a visit!

  3. The nomination for your blog is well-deserved Evi! You are a fantastic writer and I look forward to each and every one of your blogs.