Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow
The year is going, let him go.
(In Memoriam,  Tennyson)

To celebrate the new year, in the style of the Queen's New Year's Honours, I wanted to honour a particular unrecognised greatness in this blogging community. 

This award is not given for talent (although the recipient is certainly well endowed with that) but for reaching out and making the blogger community a better one, leaving comments and encouragement to fellow bloggers.

The award originated here and there are no requirements of the recipient.

The winner of the 2013 New Year's Day 
Community Blogger Award





Thank you Irene for being an inspiration. 
As this is a personal award, you may display it on all your blogs (or none if you choose)

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2013 with projects new and interests shared with friends throughout the world.


  1. Happy New Year Christine!
    I hope your New Year is filled with fun projects, minis or otherwise!

  2. May 2013 be a wonderful year for you!!

    And Irene sure deserves the award!

  3. Happy New Year Christine. I hope 2013 is a good year for you and Irene is most definitely a worthy winner :)

  4. Happy New Year Christine!!
    I hope this year brings you lots of smiles and happiness!

    Hugs x

  5. A happy and prosperous 2013 to you and your family christine.
    Best wishes Tony

  6. What a lovely award and a worthy recipient!!! Happy New Year to you Christine xx

  7. Wow - Christine! What can I say but "thank you". It was a lovely surprise to receive and a great start to the year.

    There are so many blogs out there that I find inspiring and it's just great that we can all share such a fascinating hobby.

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

  8. Thank you for so many good wishes everyone! 2013 is a year to begin with optimism.

    You certainly deserved this award Irene. Over the last months as I have been easing back into dolls housing and blogging and reading so many inspiring blogs, I have noticed how often you leave comments which hearten and encourage. :-)

  9. Happy New Year Christine i hope it is a good year for you

  10. Happy New Year to you. Your award goes to a worthy recipient. I love what Irene does. She is an inspiration that is for sure. LJ