August 15, 2016

One Lovely Blog Award

I have been nominated not one, not two, but three times for the One Lovely Blog Award. First from Abigail at Cut & Alter and second from Sophie at Luna LoveQuilts and third from Jen at A Dream and a Stitch. All of them do amazing work! Thank ya'll so much!

The Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Display the image of the award on your post.
  • List seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them.

Hmmm seven facts about myself...How about a few brushes with fame?

1.  The first song I remember memorizing as a child was, Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on my Head.  I remember playing that 45-rpm over and over again.  It's a wonder there was any vinyl left.  Many years later I saw B. J. Thomas in concert and got his autograph.  He even named his first daughter Paige! (I don't think I had any influence on that though.)

2. While my favorite quilt, Grandmama's Legacy of Flowers, was hanging at the AQS Grand Rapids show in 2012 I had it appraised.  I was pleasantly surprised when I received the appraisal back in the mail and it was appraised by none other than Gerald E. Roy.

Gerald E. Roy at Dallas Quilt Show with Moravian Baskets Quilt, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, c. 1880
Photograph by Jennifer Campbell Kirk used with permission (Vintage and

3. Two years later, in 2014, I again attended the AQS Grand Rapids show.  When I was leaving Grand Rapids and while at the airport waiting for my flight, Gerald E. Roy sat down, practically beside me in the terminal.

Grand Rapids sunset over the Grand River

4.   But my greatest brush with fame is within my own family.  My Aunt Debs, and my mom's sister, Deborah Jo Billingsley performed as "Jo Jo Billinglsey" with the band Lynyrd Skynyrd in the mid 70's.

Jo Jo Billingsley standing on the far right with Lynyrd Skynyrd band 

She passed away in June 2016 with cancer at the age of 58.  She's now singing with the angels in heaven.  I recently found this picture in my grandmother's photo album of her taken around July 1978 after she had left the band.

Deborah Jo Billingsley July 1978 taken at my grandmother's house in Senatobia, MS

Now, I would like nominate the following 2016 New Bloggers for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Linking up to Main Crush Monday with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts.


  1. I recently discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd. I will think at you and your aunt next time I listen to "A simple man" ;-)

  2. Thanks so much for nominating me :) I really appreciate it. I am writing up my blog post right now

  3. What neat memories (and how cool that you were nominated 3 times)! :)

  4. Congratulations! That's an honor three times over and well-deserved for sure. Very interesting facts but I'd like three more please because I only count 4!

  5. I enjoyed reading all these interesting facts about you and your family. Did you talk to Gerald E Roy at the airport?

  6. Great post Paige and a well deserved triple nomination!

  7. Thanks, Paige, for the nomination and congratulations on your triple! Neat post too!

  8. hahahaha that's so cool and to think I found this post while I was looking to nominate you for the same award...perfect, you deserve it all :)

  9. Congratulations Paige. Your blog truly is lovely. Lynard Skynard, wow! We are from Mississippi and Alabama, so very familiar with the band's music. 'Been to Senatobia before as well.

  10. Congrats on the award. Love your approach to the fun facts.

  11. Wow, you are so famous! (or famously connected ) Congratulations on the award. So well deserved.

  12. It's so much fun, hopping around and reading all the fun random facts. Congrats on your nomination, Paige, you really do have One Lovely Blog.

  13. How very interesting to find out these pretty unique facts of fame about you!