Monday, June 22, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

Nancy over at Pug mom Quilts! nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  How very cool, but also a bit intimidating.  I had to think on it for a few days, since I do not always have time to blog with my freaky schedule. Then there are times I get distracted and/or very focused and put things off.  By the way Nancy always has great projects going on, and I it is so inspiring when she posts about her sewing posses she hangs with.  I am green with envy about all her fun sewing friends. 

Anyhow part of the One Lovely Blog Award is that you are supposed to provide 7 facts about yourself.

1.  Between DH and I- we have 5 daughters and eleven grandchildren 7 girls and 4 boys.  Only six of the grandchildren live near us.  (Shh don't tell anyone but I have only made quilts for 4 of the grand kids and 2 of those were lap quilts)

2. I will tell on myself when I do something really super creatively dumb.  I figure if I cannot be a good example, I can at least be a horrible warning. Here is my most recent escapade! Should I or Shouldn't I?

3.  Growing up I lived on a small farm with chickens, cows, geese, horse and a garden.  I hated it!  I swore that I would never live on a farm, never have chickens, never have a garden, never can.  I had to eat those words a few years ago when I met the love of my life.  We live on a farm.  The first year we put in a garden, the second year I learned to can, the 3rd year we started raising chickens.  Do you see a pattern here?  I will say I love my life, even with the chickens, garden and all that goes with it.
4.  I have a thing for vintage/antique sewing machines.  There have been 3 or 4 purchased, but most of them have been found by DH. This is my newest acquisition.  Yep she was a freebie. 
5.  I am married to the most amazing husband ever.  He can fix almost anything, and he is a great person to find stuff and make it over to suit a different purpose. I kept telling him I wanted a quilting machine, and frame.  DH made me one, and we retrofitted a machine to fit on it.
6. My great grandmother taught me how to hand sew, my mother taught me a bit, but most of my sewing I learned by trial and error when my girls were little. Sewing dresses, shorts, and moving into quilting once they were older, but my first quilt I started making was handwork, I still have the blocks all hand sewn, but not put together.  No one in my family quilted until many years after I started.  Now my sister and mother quilt too.  

7. I am Native American, from a group of tribes in Northern California. I have been the holdout in the family regarding getting my tribal paperwork turned in.   Long story about providing the original copy of my birth certificate.   I will be taking care of that imminently. 

Finally part of the fun and games is that you are supposed to award 10 other bloggers.  Unfortunately I do not read 10 other bloggers on a regular basis, and the few I read have already been given the award.  I am going to nominate Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2.  She blogs regularly, and I love her pics of her kitties, and gardens. 


  1. Oh I so enjoyed getting to know more about you!!! Aren't we lucky (and grateful) to have super awesome hubbies!!) V:)

  2. Looks like you will need to get started on more grandkid quilts.

  3. I am native American on both sides of my family, hugs dear friend

  4. I already knew you were somebody I'd love to have live next door to me, but it was fun to read these little tidbits about you!

  5. Such great fun facts to learn about you - I always think it is so interesting to learn about fellow quilters lives. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What interesting facts you chose to include. It's not only the facts themselves that interest me, but I consider how the person chose those to share. Your cheekbones give away your heritage!! I think you are very lucky to have a husband who is able to design and build and takes the time to listen to what you need done. Yea! A long arm!! Wowie!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  7. I loved getting to know you a little better!


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