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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 the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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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.


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.