Sunday, October 16, 2011

Award winning blogs

This week, Andrea of stitch parade tagged me with the Versatile Blogger award.  Thanks Andrea!  The award has three conditions:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post;
  • Share seven things about yourself on your blog; and
  • Pass this award along to recently discovered blogs.
Before spilling my guts with seven secrets, I want to say something about Andrea and her blog.  I attempted Self Stitched September yet again this year and while I did wear handmade clothing each day, I couldn't get excited about photographing each outfit.  Andrea was able to do it though and I was totally impressed.  Her posts and photos were always interesting and I got a lot of styling ideas from her.  It was fun to get to know her through this challenge.  

Okay, now for the seven things about me:
at Crater Lake
1.  I have been married for 36 years to an adventurous, interesting and creative man.  We met when I was hitchhiking and he gave me a ride.  

2.  We have no children, nor did we plan on any.  We do have dogs, and a horse, and have shared our home with sweet rats, a hognose snake, a lovebird, a goat, and occasionally a cat (not at the same time).
3.  We sometimes travel on our own.  Right now Mr. Biblioblog is in Mexico, where I will join him for a short visit beginning tomorrow.  
4.  I learned how to ride horses in my first year of teaching.  One of my students taught me on her cutting horse.  I continued taking lessons and eventually began studying dressage.  I showed in dressage in Oregon and northern California but found my real love in endurance or distance riding.  I rode in my first endurance race at age 50.  
Woodrow and I 
5.  I was a high school dropout.  I did graduate later, but only because I wanted to do well in college and it was suggested to me to do that step.  
6.  I taught junior high science for most of my career, and worked in a high poverty/high risk school.  
7.  I don't drink alcohol or use drugs. We all have a limit, and I have reached mine :-) so now I live a sober lifestyle.  

I am outgoing but love to be alone, am cheerful and positive but suffer from depression, have a quick temper but am very forgiving of others.  In short, a Gemini.  

I pass on the Versatile Blogger award to the following blogs:
country girl couture: style with a midwestern flavor.  Melynda sews beautiful dresses and writes like an angel.  
Analog me: Sigrid is not only a talented and inspiring seamstress, but writes with such humor!
Sewing cafe:  Lynne is so accomplished and energetic.  I love reading about her projects.
MezzoCouture: TiaDia sews everything from smocking on children's clothes to bombshell dresses.  She is so inspiring.

Finally, readers, I am off on a Mexican holiday.  I'll see you in 10 days.


  1. Awesome post! And thank you for the blog links, some of which are new to me, & I'm already enjoying the :)

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy in Mexico!

  2. Congratulations, and I hope you have a wonderful time in Mexico!

  3. You met your husband while hitch-hiking? How cool is that! Have a fabulous time in México!

  4. Congratz on the award! I do always enjoy reading your blog. :) Totally deserved
    I grew up with horses, and am so impressed at your riding. I haven't ridden in far too long.
    And enjoy your Mexican holiday!

  5. Congratulations for the awards and enjoy your Mexican holiday. Your blog is very refreshing and always up to date. I love it and read it all the time.

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