Monday, October 12, 2009
Kreativ Blogger - it could be you!
Thanks to Sue who nominated me for the Kreativ blogger award. I saw it was going around, but you never know you luck. (Could be your lucky day blog friends too, stay tuned).
One part is to share 7 things about yourself that blog readers wouldn't know.
1) I have a degree in Classics. The old fashioned kind, Greek and Latin. People always used to ask me, "how are you going to get a job with that? Well, the longest I've ever been unemployed is 6 weeks, ever. It's about education and opportunity and maximizing both.
2) I was raised as one of nine children.
3) I have a volunteer flower arranging job which I do every second Tuesday.
4) My last job was teaching adult literacy. That's when I learned that you teach a person first, and a curriculum second.
5) I meet 2 friends for dinner every Thursday. We have been doing it for years, despite serious illness and major life changes.
6) I am "housekeeping challenged."
7) My husband does not read my blog, and if he must read one, he'll read my sister's in preference. "Yours is just about sewing." JUST ABOUT SEWING. Like that's a bad thing???
He is a very good husband in other respects though so I'm not complaining.
Right now one of the things about being raised as one of nine children is that everything has to be fair and equitable, so I can't just choose 7 people, that would mean leaving worthy people out. So instead I invite anyone who is reading this who would like this to be their lucky day, I nominate you!
I bought back some treasures from my Nelson holiday. My sister gave me "the twins" for my son but he's not allowed to put a sucky licky toothy paw on them, they sit guard in my sewing room. Some toys are just too good to be trashed so early in their lives.
And I got this gorgeous vintage silk. It's so beautiful the only way I'll be brave enough to use it is if I make a muslin of a muslin and then another muslin just to be triple sure.
I am currently working on Butterick 5030 with some other vintage fabric. It's so long that I've sewn anything other than BWOF that I've forgotten quite how easy a pattern already traced and pictorial instructions are.
In fact, I'm looking at all 48 fully illustrated instructions and thinking, "what? do you think I'm a moron?"
Posted by Mary Nanna at 1:55 PM