Here’s To You!

Nearly three years ago (has it really been that long?) I started Lulu’s Musings at the suggestion of my daughters who knew I enjoyed writing and that I had a ton of photos that were never shared.  OK, I thought, a blog would be a great way to keep in touch with friends in Houston and Rockport when I am away from each of those places.  While that has happened, something else has occurred that I never anticipated.  New people began reading my blog and just like that I was in touch with people all over the globe.  What an absolute gift that has been!

In Blogland there are a number of awards that are passed around.  Though I don’t post those on my site, I am so grateful to be included among some really wonderful blogs and grateful to the readers who put me in tall company.  Just today I heard from Cultural Life that my musings are nominated for Blogs on Fire.  This blogger was drawn to my posts on Maine, and I am very grateful to know they are enjoyed and worthy of the recognition.

As with all these awards, I am to tell you something about myself.  Hmmm, that is not as interesting as some of what I write about, but here are a couple of tidbits.

I view life as a tapestry made up of threads of many colors and textures.  Each one has a special significance or represents a memory I hold dear.

While in college, I was in the FSU circus.  If you ever have a chance to visit during the spring performances, it is a treat to see how accomplished these college performers are.  It’s the real deal!

I have 8 children, only 2 of whom are my real and adored daughters.  The others are young people from Europe, Asia and South America who spent a high school year in the States.  Each one is special, and I treasure the relationship with them.

Spending part of the year in Maine is a dream come true.  Just as with Cultural Life, it is where my spiritual heart resides.  

Part of receiving an award requires nominating other blogs for readers to discover.  That’s the hard part because there are so many wonderful ones out there.  Today I am listing several that are very well written, offer good tips on a variety of subjects and have wonderful photographs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Promenade Plantings

LLH Designs Blog

Home is Where the Boat Is

A Collage of Life

Back Road Journal

Thanks to all of you who read, follow, comment.  You are much appreciated and are the reason why I will continue passing on the threads that weave together the tapestry of life.


23 thoughts on “Here’s To You!

  1. lulu, I’ve been away having several surgeries this year, recovery and progress is sloooow so I’ve slipped greatly in keeping up with other blogs. Apologies for not writing sooner.

    *CONGRATULATIONS* (belated) on your award, You certainly deserve it !
    Your Maine Photographs are an inspiration, not only as beautiful photos but also because they clearly show your passion and inspiration you radiate when you are there and posting about this beautiful area.
    Long may you continue to blog… three years? Sweetie you are but a nubie! Ten years already have passed since I first pressed “publish” on my first post… yes indeed, it’s official… Time *Flies*!

  2. Congratulations on your much deserved award! I am happy to learn a little bit about you and love that you were in the circus when you were in college. What a great memory.

  3. shirley@housepitalitydesigns June 25, 2012 — 7:57 pm

    Congratulations…and the blogs you chose are wonderful…..FSU circus…I have been to one!!…They are famous!….now what did you do in the circus?….You are such a multi-talented lady and so accomplished in many ways, with the arts and community…..Love reading about your beloved Maine!

  4. I enjoy your rich tapestry and you deserve this honor. I loved hearing some things about you I did not know especially the circus. I would enjoy you elaborating on that. We just attended KA one of the Cirque Soleil shows in Las Vegas while visiting our son and family. Have you seen one of these? Quite interesting and such fabulous talent.

    1. I saw O when we were in Vegas last summer. Unfortunately, it was not my favorite, perhaps because I’d heard so much about it.

  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me! You know I enjoy your blog, and always come to have a look around at what your life brings, and you’re weaving of your tapstry of life is always a pleasure. And the way you see your life as a tapestry with all the threads and textures just paints a perfect picture in my mind. Let there be many more posts to celebrate that rich tapestry!

  6. Billie Keirstead June 25, 2012 — 7:14 am

    Congratulations, Linda. Your blog is special and I enjoy reading it. Didn’t know about your being in the FSU circus. Strange, but when I was in about the 9th grade, I desperately wanted to go there just to be in the circus so I could perform on the Spanish Web. Alas, I chose UF when the time came, so no running away to join the circus for me! I’m glad you did. And I wish we had known each other better way back when because we have a lot in common and might have been great friends. Keep blogging for those of us who don’t. Luv.

    1. You are one of the reasons I have enjoyed this effort so much. Thank you!

  7. You are a sweetie Linda…thank you for thinking of me. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and I too…enjoy reading about your life, wherever you are. If we ever buy our property in Maine…I hope it is close to you! I enjoyed reading these little insights into your life. I went along to an antique show yesterday and thought of you. There was a woman who travelled the world
    collecting textiles and was selling them. This show had hundreds of stalls, all filled with everything English and I was like a homing pidgeon to those textiles…I took one look at that table from across the room and was gone like a shot. Of course…I just had to buy something. 🙂 Great minds think alike…I thought of you. 🙂
    Thanks again Linda…I look forward to thinking on this one.
    Jeanne xx

  8. Hi Linda~ II’m drawn to your posts on Maine too and would love to visit there! How fitting for a textile artist to view life as a tapestry made up of threads! I’m honored to be included among those you find worthy of discovery. Have a great week 🙂

  9. You’re always full of surprises, mom-o-mine! I gasped when I read that you had 8 children! My mind immediately started racing and wondering who the other 6 were! {Do they look like me?!?!} Ha! Now I get it! xo!

    1. Aren’t you glad to know you have such an extended family?

  10. I think you deserve all the awards that come your way. Your beautiful artistic personality comes through in each of your posts. Thank you for thinking of my blog as one that you enjoy out of so many wonderful blogs.

    1. So many blogs offer something special, you’re right about that. Yours is one of those consistently good ones.

  11. FSU. I went to Florida Southern in Lakeland . Class ’71. Go Pi Kappa Alpha.

    1. I grew up in Ft. Myers and still have family there but left Florida after graduating for FSU.

  12. Congratulations, Lulu! I like your view on life… it is a tapestry. 🙂

    1. ….and your life is getting a whole new bunch of threads!

  13. Congratulations! “I view life as a tapestry made up of threads of many colors and textures.”– what a beautiful way to describe life. Thank you!

    1. Oh Amy, thank you. I have a hard time not envisioning all things as related to weaving.

  14. Congratulations! You deserve every award there is for your blogging! You rock, sister! 🙂

  15. Great pics!

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