The rules of this award are as follows:
Thank the person who nominated you
Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
Include this set of rules.
Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.
1. In a past life, I am sure I owned and ran a saloon for thirsty cowboys aka “bad boys”.
2. In my next life, I will come back as a blonde who can sing and dance and have to beat off men.
3. In this life I have been blessed with a generous and listening husband who waited 30 years for me to marry him.
4. I am blessed to have a business that makes me use my aging mind in the hopes of avoiding dementia.
5. I am an extreme introvert who cried when I read the book “Quiet” and found myself in it and happy to have permission to withdraw into myself at times.
6. My real identity(those few of you who know me) has been a member of www.kiva.org for 7 years and it gives me great joy to make loans to other seamstresses all over the world.
7. Being with celebrities does not raise your status…I’ve had dinner with Henry Kissinger, Buss Aldrin, Captain and Tennille and lunch with Prince Charles but they don’t send me cards on my birthday…I’m still me and they can’t sew…I’d rather be me, I have a stash.
Now for the nominees…maybe some will decide to not follow through or have a “no thanks” icon on their blog but as one of my favorite “no awards” bloggers told me “it’s the thought that counts.” I follow these people because their quiet and serene sewing features bright colors, happy people and some clever tutorials and they are not on everyone’s blogroll. Let’s start, I have included their own descriptions:
Kristy, a 35 year old who is an obsessive sewist, pattern collector and fabric hoarder. Oh, and a mum to a three year old mini tornado, a chubba bubba and a long suffering spotty dog.
Annabelle, I have always been fascinated by being able to make something with my hands. That is why all it takes is for me to learn how to do something and I am hooked for life.
Sunni, First, let’s say that I’m a fabric lover. I adore fabrics. Running them through my fingers at the fabric store just makes my hair stand up.
Yuki, I am SAHM and full-time math student who loves fashion and fabric. I enjoy recreating RTW as much as collecting quality fabric.
Kitty, I’m a former quilt shop owner, teacher, and nursing home administrator. Currently I am trying to finish all my unfinished projects, while starting new ones. I try to spend about half of my creative time making quilts and other items for various local charities.
I’m pretty much a self-taught sewist living the good life on the coast of Maine. What started as a crazy idea of making my own winter coat has snowballed into an array of men’s outerwear and more. I love having the clothes that I really want. To that end — I AM my own luxury brand!
(This guy can really sew and work patterns!)
I have been sewing off and on since 7th grade. Although I had to take a home-ec class first, my Mom* really taught me how to sew. In the last year or so I have bumped up my skills by reading books, websites, and blogs.
(This generous lady goes to Africa to buy sewing machines and fabrics to run workshops.)
I love the over-the-top glamour of Elizabethan embroidered fashions and the elegance of antique French monogrammed linens. Since I can’t go back in time to enjoy the splendour of those distant eras, I reinvent them for today’s fashions & decor. I invite you to get out your best china, indulge in a pot of tea & decadent pastry and join me on my odyssey….
I like crafting and cooking and that’s why I started this so I could share it with friends, family and whoever else might possibly be interested. Enjoy!
P.S. Yes, I really do own the pair of Flying Piglet Pajamas seen in the header
Barbara, I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches.
So there you have it…10 blogs to visit, 10 for me to inform and the last weekend of 2012 to organize and sew and watch snow fall. One bride left…the peach one and she is looking mighty nice.
Time to start thinking about new year resolutions? Click on the Kiva link here and connect with someone who needs a loan, will pay it back and keep the money recycled empowering women (and men) to finance their own businesses and children’s schooling…it is a win-win deal and $25 doesn’t really buy that much fabric for your stash in the end.