Thursday, 25 September 2014

Seven Random Facts

I would like to thank Philippa, the lovely author of Gloria and Me, nominated me for the the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

I am very touched and therefore pleased to offer, in no particular order, seven random facts about me.
- Reading was the best thing I ever learned how to do. I still prefer books to e-readers and maps to GPS. 

- My eye colour changes from very dark, when I am my normal myself, to almost clear when I am tired or unwell.
- Curried tuna salad (tuna, mayonnaise, curry paste, cucumber relish, hint o' garlic) with sorrel is my favourite sandwich.
- I have OIADD* and so do most of my colleagues. That's what happens when you are trying to make your brain do too many 'urgent' things at once. People in my line of work usually acquire this condition in less than two weeks.
- I started sewing when I was nine years old and even with 40 years experience, I confess I am a lazy seamstress. I doubt I will ever make a couture garment simply because I don't have the required attention span. (see #4.)
-  Like Philipa, I am very content. I have been very fortunate and I am fully aware of my good fortune. I am healthy and so is my family. I grew up in the best place on earth with caring, loving, role-model parents. My friends are interesting and interested. I have a job that pays for my life and habits (rowing, sewing, books, cycling, thrift stores), has enabled me to give back to my community, and to travel to many parts of the world.
- My feet have grown two full sizes in the last 30 years. I have also worked in the health care field for the last 30 years. I wonder if the two are related?

I will have to take a rain-check on nominating others -I'd have a hard time choosing only seven. If you feel like posting seven random things about yourself, please consider yourself nominated -I love reading little tidbits about others. Please leave a link in the comments so I can read them!
*Occupationally Induced Attention Defecit Disorder. This us not a medically recognized disorder-yet. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

OWOP; Sewaholic Hollyburn

 One Week, One Pattern. My choice; Sewaholic Hollyburn.

Saturday, September 6; View A- Lady Adler.

Sunday, Semptember 7; View B -Birthday Hollyburn

 Monday, September 8; View C -Ikea Hollyburn

Tuesday, September 9; View B - brown corduroy. It's chilly out but I refuse to wear tights (it's still early September dammit,) so I'll wear leggings instead.

Wednesday, September 10; Ikea Hollyburn and tights. I wouldn't care so much about the *^&^%&^ tights except there is a frost warning for tonight and too many farmers have crops that haven't finished ripening yet, much less been harvested.

Thursday, September 11; Lady Adler - and it didn't freeze last night. Hooray!

 Friday September 12; View C- denim Hollyburn. It's Friday and I'm off to visit my parents after work. I love being at the farm.
 This skirt is quick to make and easy to fit. I may have mentioned this before so that no doubt explains why I have so many (plus the Owls version I didn't wear this week).

How did everyone else make out?

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Birthday Hollyburns

My office partner and I share a birthday. Being of a like mind, we decided to see if people noticed if we dressed as twins. But we couldn't be too obvious. 
So one lunch hour we scooted to Northwest Fabrics and found similar fabrics and I made Hollyburns for us both.