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Versatile Blogger Award

The tierneycreates blog has been honored with another blogging award (see post Thank You for the Blogging Awards). Thanks so much to Dewey Hop: Feisty Froggy Reads Through the Library for the nomination!


The Dewey Hop/Feisty Froggy has accused the tierneycreates blog of being “versatile, informative, fun, and original“!

In order accept this award, I must list the rules (slightly altered by Dewey Hop/Feisty Froggy per her confession, ha) :


  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share some facts about yourself.


I  (like Dewey Hop/Feisty Froggy) will do my best to nominate people who really are versatile, informative, fun, and original. Bloggers, please don’t feel that you have to participate if you don’t want to, but you do deserve this honor whether you participate or not.

(NOTE: I would definitely have nominated Dewey Hop but then this would be a circular nomination, ha!)

I follow many wonderful blogs and for this nomination I tried to focus on those with a very wide ranges of topics and/or uniqueness.


  1. I constantly listen to audiobooks. I am never without an audiobook queued on my iPhone and usually I have two audiobooks going at once. Currently I am listening to Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William McRaven (U.S Navy Retired), which I will discuss in a future post. 
  2. I love dogs’ noses. When not kissing the noses of my two rescue miniature schnauzers, I am admiring other dogs’ noses. Cats noses are pretty cool too.
  3. For most of my life (age 11 forward) I have loved horror films. Classic horror films (Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf-man…anything with Christopher Lee or Bella Lugosi); haunted house horror films; slasher-films, Japanese-style horror (The Grudge, The Ring), and silly horror films (like Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.). Then, suddenly about 6 months ago, I stopped enjoying most horror films and stopped watching the genre (except for the occasional classic horror film). It just seemed like there was too much horror already in the real world, I did not want to watch fictional horror on film anymore.
  4. A couple years ago I had decided to become a runner without listening to my sister who said I needed to get orthotics and good sneakers. I ended up with Plantar Fasciitis and a Morton’s Neuroma on my feet and had to wear a walking boot for several months. After my rehabilitation, I now stick with walking. I never really appreciated my feet until they were not working very well. Now I treat them very well – custom orthotics, high quality sneakers and shoes, and daily foot exercises to avoid a return of Plantar Fasciitis (or have to get another one of those icky foot injections to treat the Morton’s Neuroma).
  5. Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) and I are craft brews/microbrews aficionados. I never liked beer until we lived in Seattle and we met people who introduced us to craft brewing. In 2004 we traveled to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Denmark on a beer tasting and friend visiting vacation. During this trip,  TTQH, who is also a Military History buff specializing in the Napoleonic Era, got to see Waterloo. This was definitely one of those “Bucket List” items for TTQH. To get to Waterloo battleground and museums, we traveled from Brussels via train and then bus; and I had to pull out my very rusty high school French to get the last leg of the journey to Waterloo (no one spoke English on the local bus)!
Lion’s Mound, Waterloo (Photo Credit: European Traveler)

Thanks again to Dewey Hop/Feisty Froggy at Dewey Hop: Feisty Froggy Reads Through the Library for nominating tierneycreates: a fusion of textiles & smiles.

21 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Congratulations! I enjoy your blogs so much. I recently deactivated my Facebook account as I feel I need a break from stuff that is keeping me from touching on my creative side. I recently started to pick up my books that I wanted to read as I found the excess time on the computer left no time for my favorite pastime of “reading”. Thank you Tierney for sharing your joy with us.

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    1. Why thank you Kathy, your comments made me day! I am so glad you enjoy reading my crazed ramblings (you know you are only encouraging me further to keep rambling, ha!) Yes sometimes fb is just too much and I go from wanting to keep up with family/friends happenings to not even wanting to look at it! So smart you are to prioritize reading over computer time!


  2. Congratulations on your award, and thanks so much for nominating me! I am honored. 🙂

    And thank you for sharing these interesting, random facts with us. It’s a pleasure to get to know you better. YES on appreciating one’s body for what it can do, but not necessarily realizing that until it can’t do those things. With the past year’s adventure with my knees, both getting to the point of injury and then rehabbing, I totally get what you’re saying.

    Thanks again. I’m excited to check your other nominees’ blogs, too.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! These darn bodies not doing what we tell them to do! Sorry you had a knee adventure that sounds as non-entertaining as feet adventures! 🙂


  3. Congrats, Tierney, on the award!! Yay! And thank you very much for nominating and listing my blog here – you’ve just made my day. 🙂 I would love to participate, thank you.

    What interesting facts! Fact #4 caught my attention. So sorry you had to experience that (I’ve heard that PF can be very painful), but I’m glad to read that walking is now your mainstay. I can tell from the beautiful mountain hiking and travel photos that you love to walk! 🙂

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    1. You are so welcome! Yes, I cannot get through a day without going on at least one walk. When I had my walking boot then I walked with it. It was awful for a couple days when my foot/feet issues were at their worse that I could not walk at all!

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