Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog awards and ten things

Over the past few months I have had notices I have received several blog awards. I really truly appreciate these nominations and want to thank those who made them. 

I am always stumped though on the next steps, which involves nominating and passing on the award to ten other bloggers. The thing is so many bloggers I read most frequently you all do and I would like to reserve the right, and I will do this, to recognize new blogs I am noticing.

Today I want to mention Mainelydad a self-taught sewist who does beautiful work, all the really hard stuff, and continues to challenge himself. Right now he is warming up to make a kilt.

No kidding.

One of the things of course about these blogger awards is the recipient is usually asked to say a few surprising things about themselves and of course that is always interesting.

I have put off doing this because I am not sure I can think of what about me is surprising, or important, or interesting.

But here goes.

Ten things you maybe didn't know about me:


  1. I don't get out of bed in the morning until I read the NY Times, the local paper, and three other online news sources. I like to know what's going on and don't want to be caught off guard.
  2. I was once in a bank during a robbery and didn't notice it. I was too busy helping a blind man use the ATM. I only looked up when the police arrived.
  3. I eat more than a 14 year old boy.
  4. I am the same height as I was in high school.
  5. I have sewn pretty much all of my clothes since I was 12.
  6. I used to go on business trips with a computer case with a small sewing machine disguised in it. I used the hotel lobby computer to do my work.
  7. Nancy Zeiman once read my hint.
  8. I was once mistaken for a body guard at a political event.
  9. At cocktail parties I talk to the dogs and the kids and wait to go home.
  10. I have failed to learn to crochet nine times. This year.

6 comments:

Alison Esther said...

Haha your facts are funny! The bank robbery is hysterical. And as far as crocheting goes, you need to watch some YouTube - that's how I learned to crochet and knit.

Angela said...

I love all these, but my very favorites have to be number 2 and number 8. And I'm really impressed with number 5!

Mainelydad said...

OMG, thank you so much for mentioning my crazy blog! I love being able to share what I do, the ups and downs, in hopes that I may help someone in their sewing adventures.

prttynpnk said...

If I didn't already follow you, I would now! I love this!

Mary said...

I am with you on 9 & 10.

Anonymous said...

Mainelydad is amazing Barb. So glad you recognized is blog.

Thanks for the chuckles.
Donna