The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I got an award!


“This blog invests and believes in ‘proximity’[meaning that blogging makes us 'close' - being close through proxy].”


Thank you Cadi!

I have never received an award before!

its written in a language I don't understand. But I am guessing it is in Spanish, but I could be wrong. I imagine that it was created by some lovely person many many miles away from me, who loves to blog and wanted to create an award to express how very thankful we all are that we can share information in such a unique way.......... very cool!

Did you know that in the time when settlers were exploring the wild west (like in my area) families would build houses on their land (100-1000 acres of land) and they would have no neighbors to talk to. So they would write letters to people. People who new nothing about them. and one of their favorite connections was writing to catalog sales people. They would write them lengthy letters and order some random thing like a spool of thread and put in an 8 page letter. The sales people would write back and kind of become Penpals with these settlers. ofcourse they would have to wait weeks to get a response back cause the department stores were in NY and well that's a long buggy ride!




So now I must pass on this award to people who I love to be 'close to' through the blog world and who I am inspired by and love to share with.

I pass this award onto these 5 ladies.

Julia at http://ithacawaldorf.blogspot.com/
Kewal at http://motherofpinky.blogspot.com/
Mai and Poppy at http://poppymeidays.blogspot.com/
Fairies nest at http://thefairiesnest.blogspot.com/
Shelly at http://waldorfmama.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

FairiesNest said...

Thank you so much! How sweet of you!...and the story of the settlers writing to catalog departments was wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Poppy and Mei said...

Thank-you so much!
I love your blog, you have my dream job & I love hearing all about it & looking at your work.
I'm off to look at the others that you've shared this award with, Thanks again!...XXxx

Ines said...

I believe the award is in Italian, definatelly not spanish. Great blog by the way.

morning-glories said...

Hello:
I am interested in networking with other teachers that teach 6th to 12th grade. My e-mail is Ifried@kimberton.org
Thank Iris

Amber said...

Congratulations...is well deserved...xx

RunninL8 said...

Congrats! And thanks for sharing your creativity, intellect and warmth!

shelleycaskey said...

i'm just now catching up on your blog and wanted to thank you for choosing me and my blog for this award! you have so many wonderful things to share and am really enjoying all of your new videos. thank you SO much! ~ shelley (waldorfmama)

Pipocas said...

Not spanish or italian, Portuguese...my language!
yeh, you deserve this award!!