Thursday, October 15, 2009

Honest Scrap

Sharon over at In Stitches honored me with the Honest Scrap award. Thanks Sharon!!

The rules of accepting this are as follows:

1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs to give this award to that you feel to be brilliant in content and design.

2. Show the 7 winner’s links on your blog and leave them a comment informing them that they have been given the “Honest Scrap.”

3. List 10 honest things about yourself that people may not know.

I'm going to try to contain myself to weaving blogs, and I'm hoping to choose weaving blogs who haven't received this award yet.

A few of my favorite bloggers have been inactive lately, so I'm afraid tagging them with this award would mean that they'll feel even less likely to blog. We can't have that!!!
(But I certainly could tag: Deanna, Tim, Janet if it motivates them!)

Here are some of my favorite weaving blogs:

Charlotte with her great sense of design, and her geographic location so far north of me.

Sheila - potter extraordinaire, plus a new weaver

Jennifer - perceptive and creative, tapestry weaver and dog lover

Something Woven This Way Comes - She's been weaving and blogging about it for years, yet somehow I just discovered her blog last week!

Tromp as Writ - the only blogger I've met in real life (in line at WEBS!)

Kristin - A Massachusetts weaver and Etsy phenom, who I will get to meet in person next week!

Handweaving Today - Great photography, beautiful weaving, a new loom, cats - everything a blog should have!

10 things about me (Can't vouch for whether they'll be interesting....but most of you probably don't know them yet!):

  1. In high school, one of my dreams was to become a novelist.

  2. Now I dream of visiting Machu Picchu.

  3. I love chocolate. I hate coffee. My hatred for coffee is so thorough that I don't even like mocha. Put a little coffee in an ice cream flavor and it's safe from me!

  4. My oldest Unfinished Object is a Merry Christmas needlepoint I started in high school. I still like it, and hope to finish it before Christmas this year. I just have to frame it (but the framing is complicated.)

  5. My resume: Career 1: Software developer then manager. Career 2: Various jobs at various non-profits (group home for teenaged girls, homeless shelter, United Way). Career 3: Who knows?

  6. Not a social drinker or social smoker - but I am a social knitter. (OK, I might also be a social drinker!)

  7. I took a hang gliding class at Jockey's Ridge in North Carolina.

  8. Bailey had to take puppy kindergarten of us failed - and since they're training the human, it might have been me!

  9. A quote that I've loved for my whole life : "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. I am unbelievably excited about the knitting patterns for a hermit crab and a starfish that I saw for the first time today.


Jennifer said...

Thanks for the award! I love the smell of coffee, but that's it. Any taste or flavoring and I'm out of there also. And it doesn't matter how many puppy kindergardens you had to do - it resulted in a great dog! Thanks again!

Theresa said...

LOL, you snagged Jennifer for the award already. Dang! And Charlotte too. ;-)
I'm just the opposite. I don't like chocolate but I love coffee. And Bailey, what a wonderful and beautiful dog no matter how many times you had to go to puppy kindergarden!
How's that trip post coming along??? hint hint

Deanna said...

Thanks for not tagging me, Sue. :-) But hope springs eternal and I expect to be out of my slump and blogging again, soon.

Loved your list of 10, and many of them resonated, which must be why, in spite of never having met you, you feel like a sister.

charlotte said...

Thank you so much! I love the smell of coffee, but can't drink it without milk. And I love chocolate... Thanks again!

Life Looms Large said...

Jennifer, Glad to know I'm not the only one who's anti-coffee!!! And you're right - Bailey did turn into a great dog, even though he was a tough puppy.

Theresa, I like it that you think I could contain myself to one trip post. Ha! Of course, that part of my blog is mostly as a scrap book for me and Jim. As I'm doing the days where we did separate things, he gets to see where I went for the first time.

Deanna, Glad I made a good call on not tagging you. I was just guessing that having an award to pass along might not inspire you to blog any time soon!! One great and unexpected thing about blogging is finding people all over the world who have unexpected things in common with you. I'm really glad we met (at least we met blogwise, not in real life yet!)

Charlotte, I wish I loved both chocolate and coffee!!! So many more dessert possibilities!


skiingweaver said...

Hey, thank you for the award!! I am so far behind on blogging, it's not even funny (eeks!). :) Too funny re: coffee - I love coffee (rotten hubby got me addicted when I was in law school), but, weirdly enough, I *loathe* coffee ice cream and even mocha ice cream (and iced coffee, blech!). See you in a couple days!