I'm overdue in thanking my kindly fellow bloggers for the bloggy awards they've sent my way.
I've been rambling on my sewing blog for three years now and am very grateful for all of you, my readers. I appreciate the virtual interaction with my fellow sewists (via blogs, flickr, and patternreview, and email) more than I ever dreamed I would.
And now for the awards:
The Versatile Blogger award is from Elizabeth, the musician-sewist of ~E Made This. Check out her amazing jeans with buttoned leg vents.
The Liebster Blog award is from Molly, the funny engineer sewist of Toferet's Empty Bobbin. She's sewing her own wedding dress. Eek!
And three people have passed on the Sunshine Award:
Becky, another musician-sewist, of Sew and So. She loves to knit, do refashions, and make Anthropologie knock-offs (custom-made and at a lower price point, to boot).
Sandi, the insanely-prolific sewist, of Sew Much, So Stylin', So Fast, also teaches school, and is uber-organized (at least when it comes to fabric!).
The philosophical Urban Rustic of The Makings of the Urban Rustic. We share a love of 70s fashion, but she manages to sew her 70s patterns instead of just drooling over them (:
Instead of trying to follow the rules of three different bloggy awards, I will give you two 21 wale factoids - and you can participate, too!
Question #1. What's my favorite cheese?
My long-time answer has been smoked gouda, but the recent appearance of chipotle cheddar at our local Target has made me waver a bit in my commitment.
The phrase "Limited Time Only" makes me nervous. It would be a travesty if they stopped making it.
This past summer we visited Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, the only Gouda cheese maker in Canada. The owners are transplants from Holland, so we can be sure the gouda is genuine. They had umpteen varieties of cheese, all of them gouda. Yum!
The truth is, I'm a cheese fanatic.
When my husband and I visited relatives in Norway, we had ample opportunity to eat gjetost, for breakfast. My husband's second cousin and his wife kept a "breakfast tray" on a shelf in the refrigerator. It had an assortment of things like cheese, crackers, meats and maybe lingonberry jam - I don't remember exactly. Every morning, they just pulled out that tray and breakfast was ready. I couldn't exactly say I loved gjetost. It's something you'd have to get used to.
Question #2: What interesting bird have you seen lately?
Several times a week, I submit lists of birds I spot to ebird. The site organizes the lists and keeps track of how many birds I've seen where and when. So it's easy to see that I've seen 69 different species in my backyard alone.
And here's your chance to participate.
1. What's your favorite cheese?
2. What interesting birds have you seen lately?