Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger

Theresa at Camp Runamuck nominated me for this award. I guess she likes my style because I'm a little short on the commercial concept of the word.

So here is what comes with the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who sent you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

I've been dragging my feet on putting together this blog because I have had trouble thinking of seven things that you don't already know, so this will be a repeat for some of you.

1. My parents were really old when I was born. How old? Daddy was born in 1898.
2. They lived in Fairbanks when I was "made" but because Mom was a high-risk pregnancy, she went to stay with her mother in Tacoma until my birth. Thus was I robbed of bragging rights to having been born in another country.
3. I was a sickly child. My folks came outside Alaska in pursuit of warmer climes, ending up in East San Diego County.
4. I grew up on an small organic farm.
5. I don't like chocolate
6. My hair stayed blonde until I was 30.
7. I played the accordian.

Now, I have to pass this on to 15 other bloggers, but since I don't read that many, I think I'll try for seven, to match the first part. This is hard because I enjoy all the blogs I read - that's why I read them! I'm going with this group - I like their style!

A Caffeinated Yarn: Jodi is one of the new generation of energetic young fiber artists who are changing the face of knitting. She lives in Chicago and has so much going on, I don't know how she finds time to blog.

Crazy as a Loom: Hilary is a prolific rag rug weaver in upstate New York. Her interests are quirky and broad, plus she's a bit of a philosopher. She sent me a book and answered questions by email and phone when I was flailing in rag-rug land - my guru.

Renew: Julie blogs about life in a small economically challenged town in South Dakota, finding ways to make ends meet, and finding ways to recycle things for the many rugs and bags she weaves for craft fairs to supplement her income. She does it all with pluck.

Two Guys and a Loom
: Kent blogs from Ohio about the wonderful cottage he and Chris bought as-is and are restoring, plus they're environmentally responsible landscapers - and they weave. This is a new blog and I'm in love with it already.

A Sweet Thread: Maggie is a weaving pastry chef in Knoxville, Tennessee and the only blogger besides myself that I know of to have cats in her loom. She's got sweet style.

I'm leaving for an Academy Awards party soon. I was stumped at five anyway. I hope these might be bloggers you haven't met yet.


Michelle said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog and am totally enamored with your weaving skills and your cat. Happy day to you! Thanks for sharing how you came into this world. Lovely story.

Michelle said...

Love the photo! And you are OBVIOUSLY more stylish than I am, because I totally forgot the Academy Awards are on tonight, and am not going to go to a party or probably even tune in!

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Thanks so much for the award nomination Sharon!!!! I'll be "passing it on" in the near future! Love your blog.... keep it up!!!

bspinner said...

Contrats on your award. I love reading your blog!!!!! Fun to learn a little more about you.

Jodi said...

Congratulations, Sharon! I love your style, too. Do you ever dig out the accordion now? Thanks for passing along the award. :-)