Thursday, March 22, 2012

You're it!

Dear Lucy, Toni, Emily, Irina

I'm really bad at getting organised and writing a blog when an award gets sent to me.  It sometimes takes me a few weeks and then I realise that the blogger that I am about to pass on the award to have received it from some one else.  Man what do I do then...

I have been tagged and awarded a few times now so I better get my skates on and do something about it.

Seen this lately?

I was actually chuffed that there maybe someone out there that thought my blog deserves this.
Emily from Strawberry Patch had me on her list of favourite blogs she likes to read. I was really touched what she wrote about me. Thanks Emily!
But then today I was awarded it by Irina at el petit taller...ah shucks!
There is so many beautiful blogs out there that are kept up to date with lovely handmade projects.
Sometime it takes me a few weeks for me to get through them all so I don't get to write on them every time they blog about a project that they are working on.
A few of my blogger friends (Sana and Nicky) have got this award already in the past few weeks so I'm going to spread it around to some others that I like just as much.
The rules are: I am to pass on this award to 5 other bloggers that I love to read and are inspirational to me. They are all to have under 200 followers.
So my chosen ones are:

Carla @ Grace and Favour
Erin @ Missy Mac Creations.
Laurie @ Dodging the Butterfly.
Helen @ Archie the wonder dog
Catherine @ Sew Wonderful Life.

Now I was tagged by Lucy and Toni today so girls here are my answers to your questions. 
I am really sorry there is a lot of text and no photos.
Lucy here are your questions answered!

1. What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?
I went out and bought a pair of Manolo Blanhik's with my hubby's credit card....Well he did give it to me for the day to go shopping!

2. What is your favourite time of day?
Cuppa time.

3. Which colour of fabric do you use the most? 
I don't know if I have any particular colour, I do love Sage and Sea foam in the Kona Solids though.

4. Did you have a toy/blanket that you took to bed when you were little? 
Just 3... A teddy bear, a puppy and my knitted penguin

5. What song always gets stuck in your head?
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.  Heads and shoulders, knees and toes.....let's all clap hands together.....Is it in your heads yet!!!!  Heads and shoulders........

6. What's the best concert you've ever been to? 
Rolling Stones at Slane, or would it be with 300,000 others dancing to Robbie Williams at Phoenix Park.  Wait a minute, I saw Tony Bennett at Vicar St.  What a Legend. 

7. What did you want to be when you grew up? 
Mmm a teacher...Is that what I am though?  Ha I still catch myself saying when I grow up I want to do......

8. Camping or a hotel? 
I love the great outdoors, but I do love the smell of starched fresh white sheets and big beds in hotels.

9. Do you have a nickname?
 'Esmay'...oh and 'Francis the Mule'....(all given to me from my lovely brothers and sisters)

10. Can you play any instruments?
The Triangle! DING!

11. Would you rather call/text/email or write a letter? 
Oh  write a letter or is it receiving a letter in the mail.

Now Toni's Questions.

What is your least favorite color?
Oh no I like all colours... in moderation that is.

2. What is your dream vacation, and would you take anyone with you?
I would love to see the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and the Christmas Island...One day.  Hubby will be dragged along, I know that secretly he will love it.

3. What was your first car?
I still have it, Opel Corsa.  She is called Red Robin.
4. How did you meet your current partner/ love interest?
In a pub, I told him to rack off a few years before and look us now..
5. What is the worst injury you've ever had?
Never had one, have dodgy knees though.  I get frustrated when I try and run.
6. What is your favorite snack?
I love anything savory and then I love chocolate....Belgium chocolate.
7. Besides quilting, do you have any other hobbies?
I love landscape photography and film, pin hole photography.

8. What is your least favorite household chore?
Mate it's all of it! 

9. How close do you live to the place you grew up?
I'm far far away...the Wimmera, Victoria, Australia is where I grew up!

10. If you had to pick a favorite quilt, which one would it be?
This is hard.  I love to see what every one's interpretation designs are.

11. Do you have any pet peeves that you don't mind sharing?
I cannot understand how women can doll them selves up and look fabulous and then forget to take the sticky tags off the bottoms of their shoes/heals.....ah HELLO!!!!!  it's a tag and we can all see it.  Hubby laughs at me because he know this is the first thing that I look at when someone is walking past me in the pub.
 Seeing that we are all getting tagged left right and centre and some of us getting awards too.... I'm going to break with tradition and rules and now say that you can blog about these questions  or answer them below...(ah then I will know who read my blog)...
1.Do you really tell your partner or your credit card how much you spend on fabric each month?
2.On average how many hours do you spend a week looking at blogs, flickr, pintrest? honest now!
3. What is your favourite show on telly at the moment?
4. If you could run away for the weekend would the sewing machine come with you?
5.  How many candles do you have in the house?  Come on...all of them!
OK That's it...  Anyone want to respond?


  1. Great doing these questions =D

  2. You're such a good sport! Here's my answers: 1. Yes, he doesn't care because I really don't spend that much. Even if I did, he wouldn't say anything. 2. No idea. Usually after the kids go to bed until I go to bed, so maybe 2 hrs/day? 3. Amazing Race, No Reservations, or Big Bang Theory 4. No! 5. Maybe 1? They give me a headache and with my kids it probably isn't the safest thing to have around. But I think I have one on a shelf out in the laundry room.

  3. I shall answer some of these.
    1. My husband is not bothered if I spend some money on fabric- I earn the pennies, mainly, and anyway it is all 'ours' and I am allowed a hobby!
    2. I probably spend an hour or so most evenings. Never used to, but you lot are such fun!
    3. Telly? what is that?
    4. If I could lift it, yes, depending on where I was going.
    5. All the half burnt birthday ones too?? No, I do not know why I keep them either. And the emergency power cut ones? And the not to be burnt ever Christmas ones in the attic? I couldn't possibly tell you. I am not even a candle person! But that must run up to a hundred or so?

  4. It was great to read your answers to the questions. Yay for another film photography lover!

    My answers to yours...
    1. No, but I don't have to because we don't share accounts. We have an agreement that for now, we don't question the money each of us spend as long as our bills are covered. It keeps us happy because I know he would freak out about it and I would probably freak out about what he spends on tools.
    2. A couple hours a day, so 14ish? I try to come online and do what I intend instead of surf around from place to place. It doesn't always work out that way.
    3. Project Runway and Mad Men are my favorites. I mostly watch sports or old movies though.
    4. Probably not because I would want to explore the place I ran away to.
    5. Just a couple. I went through my candle faze as a teen and just don't burn them often now.

  5. Thank you! 1. No 2. About 10 3. NCIS 4. No but the hand sewing would! 5. None out but several tea lights languishing in the cupboard!

  6. 1.Do you really tell your partner or your credit card how much you spend on fabric each month?

    Lovely little ad on the telly at the moment where a woman declares "that she will no longer tell her husband that the "new dress" is something that she has had for ages in the back of the wardrobe", anyway he spends more on cycling gear than I do on fabric!!

    2.On average how many hours do you spend a week looking at blogs, flickr, pintrest? honest now!

    Already spend far too much time on the internet for work, but I do get 10mins per hour of marking homework at nights. Sometimes this means I don't get to be until very late.

    3. What is your favourite show on telly at the moment?


    4. If you could run away for the weekend would the sewing machine come with you?

    No just me running as fast as I can. Tara is driving me insane!!!! (disorganised)

    5. How many candles do you have in the house? Come on...all of them!

    just a few, with Craig and Cate, you need a few!

    Can't wait to visit. booking tix soon.


  7. 1. Never tell him anything about my spending - but he doesn't ask either. That being said, I am quite frugal and can go months without buying fabric or yarn!
    2. About 10-15 hours a week on reading blogs and writing my own posts.
    3. I watch many crime/detective related series but really, it's "Who Do You Think You Are?"
    4. Yes, preferably to a "deserted" island (with staff and electricity of course)
    5. a few that I can think of but they are never lit; oh, yes, one of them might be in a blackout (once in 20 years).


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