Thursday, April 2, 2009

Premio Dardos

Two days ago I received an email from Vicki Lane telling me she had awarded me the Premio Dardos. I really had no idea what the Premio Dardos was but it did mean a lot that it came from her. My spirits were lifted quite high and I thank her for that.

Make sure you follow the link to go to her hub website specially if you are a mystery fan. There you can find links to her newsletter and blogs. Definitely worth the visit.

So what is the Premio Dardos Award?

"The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”
Dardos winners must do the following:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person who has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award."

I did not want to pass on the award frivolously so I really thought long and hard about what pleases me in a blog. I came to the realization that a spirit of generosity and joie de vivre were the important factors for me.

So my Premio Dardos nominees are:

In Wales:
An Artist's Garden

In Sweden:

In California:

And in my own Garden State of New Jersey:
will work for fabrics
my dearest friend, Marta's gardening blogs.
Two addresses for this one because of a recent spring-induced migration. I do not want you to miss access to the older posts. Marta McDowell & Chickweeds

As a web experiment I took the liberty of updating the Premio Dardos image. I searched for the highest resolution file on the web, did a bit of modification most important of which was to add the current year and to change the typeface of the title which had become quite deteriorated by the time I received it. It will be fun to open up the possibility of seeing this particular mutation show up unexpectedly someday.


  1. I love that you updated it -- I couldn't read it before!

  2. Yolanda, thank you so much for passing this on to me.
    It is much appreciated,
    Warm regards

  3. Hi! I 'm really grateful that you thought of me for this award! It makes me really, really happy when people like my blog! That's what blogging is all about, isn't it?

    However, I'm alwaays having trouble passing the awards along, since I like all the blogs that I read. I can't pick out five... So, a couple of months ago I decided not to accept awards. Does that sound drastic? And ungrateful? Please, don't think bad of me. I'm only having trouble to pick out five...out of a hundred!

  4. It is your choice of course. And I understand the dilemma. I dithered for a long time because I love all the blogs I follow also.
    I ended up looking at it differently which made me feel better. I decided to go mostly outside the quilting/ fabric community where my blog naturally belongs and pull in a bit of the world of gardening which I feel has much in common with it. (In the warm months we garden, in the cold months we quilt ... or design fabrics in my case.) I actually only did one quilting related blog award because I fell in love with her "garden" of appliques.
    This is just to say, that it was only because I saw a greater good that I was able to finally choose with a clean heart. Sharing what others might be interested in but might miss otherwise because they do not travel in those particular circles seemed right in this light.... and so I let the web be woven through me at this particular intersection of interests.

  5. Yolanda, thank you so much for passing this award on to me, it is much appreciated.
    I thought that I had left you a message all ready - but it must have vanished into the ether, or I forgot to press the post comment button.

    It has been lovely to read your blog, and I have enjoyed my visit here.