Seam Racer has very kindly nominated me for a “Mystery Blogger” Award! I thank you kindly – I am so honoured you thought of me!
“Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” Created by: Okoto Enigma
Here are “The Rules” to the “Mystery Blogger Award”:
- Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
- Tell your readers three things about yourself
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
- Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny one
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
So, to start … I have to tell three things about myself:
I have too much fabric for my liking! Every purchase was originally made with a specific project in mind – so I don’t just buy fabric “willy-nilly”. Unfortunately along the way I might have decided that I don’t want that dress, or whatever, after all … so now I have some fabric without a plan for it. Not something I’m comfortable with!
I used to have one cat, Tigger, who passed away in her old age. She was quite loving and a dear addition to our household. So I went to the SPCA to get another cat. A pregnant mom cat had just been rescued from a life on the streets and 6 weeks after she gave birth, she and her three kittens were up for adoption. I visited and couldn’t walk away without the two of them – Simon and Sophie. (Their mother and one sibling had already been adopted.) Support your SPCA!
I work full time and spend a ridiculous amount of time commuting. I spend my time on the bus reading blogs, looking at Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest – anything regarding sewing! I have recently downloaded an app that will allow me to plan and draw with precision my bag patterns – something I love doing as I have always been a “bag nut”!
Now to answer Seam Racer’s questions:
- What everyday tool could you not live without?
My sewing machines. I have two functional toy ones, a Necchi and a Singer. I have two sewing machines that still need fixing up, my Ford deluxe and my White. I have six functional sewing machines: My Janome 3160QDC, my Janome MyLock 334 Serger, my Singer 15-88 called “Ilona”, my Singer 500 called “Barbie”, my Singer 421G called “Amber” and my Singer Feathweight 221 called “Winnie”. I almost recently bought a Necchi Supernova but I wasn’t able to find a place for it’s large cabinet in my home! So I changed my mind. Maybe if I just bought the machine and not the cabinet? 🤔
- Do you have a preferred heel height for your shoes?
No longer than my index finger, whatever that is! That’s how I measure heel height in stores. It has to be shorter than my index finger. But seriously, I don’t buy shoes often – sewing machines, Yes!, shoes, No! 👠
- What is next on your “bucket list”?
To go on vacation in a cabin in the woods by a lake with a wharf. My husband fishing and me sewing, taking photographs, and reading and writing … for the rest of my life! I could handle that! 🚣♂️
- Who makes you laugh the most?
My adult children. They have grown up to be fine, responsible adults, and they sure can make me laugh. 😆
- Is there a pet that you wish you could have?…no limit!
One pet? Not fair. I have a couple of cats that keep each other company and are fun to watch, so I think a couple of dogs would be wonderful for the same reasons! 🐕 🐕
Nominate bloggers I feel deserve the award – in no particular order – I would like to introduce:
Let’s get to know each other! Here are five questions for my nominees to answer:
- If you won a lottery what would you buy first?
- Do you like turnips?
- Who started you with sewing?
- How many sewing/serger/coverstitch machines do you have, what kind are they and what are their names (if they have names)?
- What was the worst sewing project you ever worked on and why?
Thank you Seam Racer! And thank you to those I nominated who wish to play along!