Monday, January 7, 2013

Blog Awards–Thank you Ladies!!!

Hi Ladies! It seems like forever since I’ve posted. I had a lot of fun for Christmas Break and just got back into town a few days ago. We spent two fun weeks in San Diego and the sun and nice weather is what I needed to make it through another dreary winter.

While I was gone, I received a couple of Blogger awards. Ahhhhhh, thanks! I know I’m a much less frequent poster lately and I know my sewing has slowed down quite a bit. Thank you faithful followers! :)

I was awarded the Very Inspired Blogger Award by Andrea and Becky. award_1award_2

The rules for this one:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2.  Add The One Lovely Blog Award/Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3.  Share 7 things about yourself.
4.  Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5.  Include this set of rules.
6.  Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Seven things about me (I’m also using this to show you new photos – no, I’m still not over how well this new camera takes photos).

1) I’ve always loved photography and it’s really on my mind right now because I was just given a camera for Christmas. It’s a Canon and I think I’m a Canon whore. I had one in college and I loved it. It was film but I had some nice lenses. Unfortunately, my Mr. Wrong decided he needed to keep it and all my stuff when we got divorced.

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2) I’m not artistic at all. At. All. Really. People are all like, “Wow! you are so artistic! Look what you can make!” And I’m all like, “Ugh, copying something is not artistic.” My father’s side of the family is very artistic and automatically compose shots using the rule of thirds. Me? No. I can copy something if you show me a design. That’s not being artistic.

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3) I’m remarried to a wonderful man. I now know what a marriage is supposed to feel like. Before, it was like two people living their own lives and they just happened to live together. Now, I feel like half of a whole.

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4) I love to run. And run and run. There is nothing so freeing as a good hard run. Wind whipping in your ears, hair coming out of the ponytail, legs hurting, and deep ragged breaths. All good stuff.

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5) I’m not a big fan of the water. It sort of freaks me out. When I’m on a boat in the ocean, I feel anxious. I usually get over it when I’m fishing and having fun but I think about it all the time when I’m out there.

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6) I love Marie Calendar Pot Pies. Love them. I’m weird about them. I’ll wait until I have an afternoon to myself and cook one in the overn (never microwave) and enjoy it by myself. This is super astonishing because I am a very healthy eater. There’s something about the salty goodness, the flaky pastry, and the little bowl that just make me happy.

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Thank you ladies! Let’s see, who to pick?

  1. Amanda’s Adventures in Sewing. She’s so perfect, I hate her. Not really. Well, maybe a tiny bit.
  2. Melissa over at Fehr Trade. She’s prolific and awesome.
  3. J.Kaori Sews. She produces beautiful garments.
  4. Love you Kristine!
  5. Love Angie too!!!
  6. Karen often cracks my shit up. She makes nice stuff too though.
  7. Trena over at The Slapdash Sewist always shows the best tutorials on the adjustments she has made.

I could probably find two more but these are my favorites. I bought a bunch of fabric down in San Diego so I’ll have to show you soon!
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marysews said...

Yep, you are definitely happier! YAY! BTDT.

Andrea said...

I love the picture of the little one jumping into the pool into the arms of - is it her grandfather? Very cute. So, Lice - ugh, been there, done that. As a resident I worked in a migrant clinic for a month, and brought home lice to my family, then my daughter shared it with her preschool class. The kids all called them "niches" because they hear us talking about the 'nits'. That was um, 13 years ago! We had to do some serious hijinx to get rid of them. Hope your kids are nit free soon!
By the way, I've been living in my Nike brush back pants, but it's supposed to be in the 80's this week, so I suppose I'll have to give them a break. :-)

Becky said...

Hey, nothing wrong with comfort food! In moderation, of course. :) And the new DSLR I got for Christmas is a Canon, too-- I also used to have a film Canon SLR in college but it wasn't working so well and then I got a digital point-and-shoot (also Canon). The SLRs were too expensive at the time. So I'm glad to finally have one!

Karen Prengaman said...

I'm with you on not being artistic! That is one thing I like about sewing - I can be creative without being artistic.

angie a said...

I LOVE YOU WITH THE BLAZES OF 1,000,000 SUNS. And that ain't no bullshit.

Kristine said...

Love you, too! You and your braids and your smiling face and your running fanny. Big hugs!

Julie said...

Love your beaming face and your story!

cennetta said...

Thank you for sharing. I especial like your statement regarding marriage and Marie Calendar Pot pies.

bethsews said...

I usually read and don't comment but just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, for lots of reasons but I think the main one is the honesty/candor. Glad to hear of you happy marriage this time around. Hope the kiddos get over the lice soon and get back to you, I have been worried or maybe just a little sad ever since the pillows post and I think it is time for them to be back home to Mom! OK going back into the shadows now :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Thank you for the shout out! That's so sweet. Hope the lice is over with now, yikes!