First Month-y-versary and some Awards!

Today is 25th and is exactly one month since I’ve published my first post! At the beginning I had little to no expectations, then a few people liked what I wrote, then a few subscribed and I thought that maybe… maybe I could keep it going. Then I set my goal to reach 50 followers for my first month and who knew I would go way beyond that with more than 150!! This may seem as a small number for most of you, but to me it means a lot! Then there were these lovely people who showed me that the blogging community is more welcoming and encouraging than any other social network! Kudos for you guys, you are the real MVPs!

So enough with my speech! I was also nominated for several awards and tags. None of these awards have any actual value by itself, but usually, especially for new bloggers like me, they make the difference between quitting blogging and going on. So today I am very happy to express my gratefulness to all the people who nominated me and showed me their support.



First it was Everything me who tagged me in her recent awards post and I am not entirely sure for which award specifically but thank her anyway for being such a lovely fellow blogger. Then I got the Blue Sky tag from Oriana and The Liebster Award from Bellainizio. Thank you girls, you are amazing! Make sure you check their blogs 🙂

Here are the rules for both of the awards:

  • Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award;
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you;
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself (this is only for the Liebster Award but I think I’m going to skip it)
  • Nominate 11 blogs;
  • Give them 11 questions to answer;

As I don’t want you to get bored with a very long post, I’m quickly going to pick 11 of my favourite questions and answer them.

1.Favourite song at the moment? I normally don’t have favourite songs, but I am a great admirer of Sia and love all of her work, so hope that counts 🙂

2.Most embarrassing moment? Recently I walked in the wrong lecture hall and had to sneak out during the break because it was far away from what I was studying. Unfortunately the lecturer saw me and I had to come up with some ridiculous excise. Wasn’t pretty, trust me.

3.What is your favourite thing to do on weekends? I like to hang around in my pajamas all day, maybe cook something lazy, watch a movie or two..

4.What is your favourite thing about blogging? Like I’ve already said, I love how supportive this environment it. I honestly haven’t seen someone saying any negative thing about other’s blog.

5.Do you enjoy or avoid the company of other people? That pretty much depends on my mood and the company itself. I also have periods when I’m very social and talkative and then isolate myself from the world. So I will say both, with the tendency to do the second.

6. How many children would you like to have? 5? If dogs and parrots count for children 🙂

7. Which language with a different alphabet than yours would you like to learn? I would maybe say Italian, for no particular reason. It just sound pretty to me. Then I would like to have the courage to learn some Nordic language, but it seems way too hard.

8. How did you come to pick your blog name? I’m terrible when it comes to giving names. For this same reason none of my 4 parrots has a name. Terrible owner, I know. So… about the blog. I don’t know. I had the ambition to start doing needle art and sharing my stuff on my blog, so that’s why there’s ‘needle’ in the name. But apparently I didn’t. And maybe I should. Who knows (please let me know if you are interested in such thing, it would be very motivating for me).

9. Where do you see yourself and your blog in a years time? Okay, I really want to say that I see myself successful, and I very much hope that would be the case. Unfortunately, I’m still not that good with social media, I lose interest in everything I do rather quickly, and I’m afraid that I don’t really know where I’m going.

10. Who is your celebrity crush? Uh, that’s a hard question. I like many many people but I probably don’t have a crush. So maybe I’d say that I’m watching these Homeland series, and I really like one of the characters and respectively the actor – Peter Quinn/Rupert Friend. But crush is maybe a bit too much 😀 (And Jason Momoa – he is goals. And Alexaned Rybak. Okay, there are quite a bit crushes obviously, you can’t even follow a pattern lol).

11. What’s one good thing that happened today? As this is a scheduled post and I actually wrote it on 22nd, when my boyfriend had his birthday, I guess that it was good that I was with him 🙂 And we had cake, hooray!

Here are my questions:

  1. What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?
  2. When did you start your blog and what were your expectations about it?
  3. What’s the dish you cook best?
  4. What is your spirit animal?
  5. What’s your favourite part of the day?
  6. How much time you allow yourself for blogging?
  7. What is your favourite sweet thing to eat (or not)?
  8. Which is the cutest thing you own (product, animal, toy, picture)?
  9. Which is your favourite beauty product (brand or actual thing)?
  10. What would you like to do in order to improve your room?
  11. What was the best thing someone has ever told you?

And these are my nominees (you can do the Blue Sky tag or The Liebster award by your choice, but don’t forget to include 11 facts about yourself if you pick the latter!):

  1. Blush Off the Haters
  2. This is my bliss
  3. Always Cleia
  4. The fashion pinner
  5. Victoria’s bubble blog
  6. Between the Pages
  7. Simply Ellen
  8. wandering in my genes
  9. Wander Summer
  10. Matters of Living

Thank you people, keep being awesome!

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  • Reply wandering in my genes

    Congratulations and happy anniversary 🎈

    March 25, 2017 at 1:20 am
  • Reply janahpinku

    I enjoyed reading your answers, especially the one with dogs and parrots haha.

    Happy Month-y-versay to your blog and thank you for the nomination. 💕

    March 25, 2017 at 3:52 am
  • Reply Azra

    Such a lovely post. Loved it. xx

    March 25, 2017 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Tabi Bee

    Congrats on a whoole month! And the award was great! Loved reading xx

    March 25, 2017 at 7:46 am
  • Reply V.O.L

    Happy Month-versary! I think we started roughly at the same time, woo! And thanks for your constant support! Will do this challenge when I’m on the laptop, I’m struggling to copy and paste through my phone 😫😂 xx🎀

    March 25, 2017 at 7:46 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Aww don’t worry about that! I’m looking forward to reading your answers! <3

      March 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply bellainizio

    Yayyyy congrats lovely! Fabulous answers and happy blogger-versary 🎉 x

    March 25, 2017 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Cheila

    Happy one month anniversary!!!

    March 25, 2017 at 9:30 am
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  • Reply blushoffthehaters

    What an amazing achievement in such a short period of time! You are an inspiration gal! Thanks for the nomination xx

    March 26, 2017 at 12:24 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Aww thank you, you are being so sweet! <3

      March 26, 2017 at 2:03 am
  • Reply suezway

    Congratulations! Happy anniversary.

    March 26, 2017 at 5:05 am
  • Reply lifeisaseasyas

    Congratulations! Happy anniversary x

    March 26, 2017 at 6:48 am
  • Reply stashy

    Congrats! 🙂

    March 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Oriana

    Hey Siyana ! Happy month anniversary ! Also, you won one of the Marzia boxes ! 😊🎉 The post about it is on my blog, Congrats ! 💖

    March 27, 2017 at 8:35 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Oh my! Are you serious!! I saw it last night but couldn’t believe haha! Thank you so much <3

      March 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply youmustbehighxo

    Oh wow – you’ve made so much progress in a month. Your blog is full of great content; I can’t wait to see what you’ve got coming up next! Xxx

    March 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Mbalenhle

    You and I are one and the same person. I absolutely love this!

    March 28, 2017 at 5:23 am
  • Reply naomiloves2write

    Pretty cool

    March 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Melissa Turenne

    Happy one month anniversary!

    March 31, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you, I’m already looking forward to the next one haha!

      March 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Kali Borovic

    Congrats on the awards and followers! xx.

    April 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm
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  • Reply omobim1

    Congratulations on your anniversary and awards. So I am impressed, just started blogging recently, that’s a lot of followers in a month.. you should definitely tip me Anyways 2nd month is approaching, more awards coming your way cos your posts are great. Enjoy your weekend.

    April 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you love, your comment really made my day (okay, night). The only tip I can give to you is – show to people that you exist! Go over other blogs, leave a comment or two, take part in the community pool, and the followers will come in no time! Wish you good luck x

      April 9, 2017 at 2:40 am
      • Reply omobim1

        Thanks siyana.. will start doing that.. am grateful for the tip and am glad i was able to make ur Enjoy your week..😘😍😍

        April 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply mainepaperpusher

    Wow, you have oodles of followers in such a short time! Congrats! I’m a newer newbie than you are. I’ve only been around for 3 weeks, but I’m having a ball. There are such lovely people here.

    April 12, 2017 at 8:00 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you!! I don’t think they are that much, I know people with thousands of followers gained just within a few weeks! The blogger community is indeed the best part! Everyone is so supportive! x

      April 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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  • Reply Winta

    I’m so proud to see how far you’ve come!! I love that you made this site your own! What host to work with for your blog?

    October 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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