January 7, 2013


...in December Lynn of You SewGirl awarded me two beautiful blog awards.  Another sewing blogger also sent me the same awards around the same time, but I cannot remember who she was.  So sorry that it has taken me this long to acknowledge receipt.

Here are the rules:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.
2.  Add the One Lovely Blog Award/The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3.  Share 7 things about yourself.
4.  Pass the award on to 10 other bloggers that inspire you.
5.  Include the rules.
6.  Inform your nominees.

Seven Things About Me
 1.  I have just a tiny bit of OCDism.  I can't stand it when objects are not straight;  i.e., chairs in a row, pictures on a wall etc.

2.  I am the oldest of four siblings.  I find it amazing that for generations everyone in my family who has had children has had either one child or four - really, I researched this.
3.  My body craves dark, leafy green vegetables and I must have them at least two or three times a week.  Good thing right?

4. The majority of my friends are at least 10 years younger than I am.  I never plan it that way - it just always happens.  I actually like having younger friends - they keep my thinking fresh.

5.  I've always secretly aspired to be a writer - there, my secrets out!

6.  I have NEVER traveled outside of the continental United States.  When I was in high school I wanted to be a flight attendant so I could see the world - for free. (I also thought that I wanted to have 12 children - inspired by the book "Cheaper by the Dozen".  I had dreams of Spain, France and England.  Neither of those things happened and I'm o.k. with it now.

 7.  I'm a cookbook collector (at last count I had over 300), but never mind sending me any.  Since I've started back sewing fabric/pattern shopping has taken the place of collecting cookbooks.  I rarely buy any now, but I still MUST have my yearly copy Southern Living Annual Cookbook. I own every copy of it, and actually subscribe so it comes automatically - except for this year.  I need to contact Oxmoor House about my missing 2012 cookbook that hasn't come yet! 

My Inspirational Bloggers
You probably know that I read a lot of blogs and admire and am inspired by them all.  If you aren't already reading these blogs, may I please suggest them:

It's Melanie Darling -http://itsmelaniedarling.blogspot.com
Merchehan http://aventurasdecosturas.blogspot.com
Tee -  http://dressed2atee.blogspot.com
Shelly - http://shellystorey.blogspot.com
Yuki http://mycatsew.blogspot.com/
Tina -http://itsajeansthing.blogspot.com
Beverly - http://bjsewmuchmore.blogspot.com
Judith -http://doobee64.blogspot.com
Lauren - http://laurensvirtualworld.blogspot.com
Sewingsista - http://sewgirl54.blogspot.com

 I AM TRULY GRATEFUL to all who for the acknowledge my blog... 


  1. Aww, thank you so much for the award, Faye! I enjoy reading your blog and love your skirt + boots style. :)

    1. You are so very welcome and thank you Yuki!

  2. I love the way you always choose new, or little known blogs to introduce us to. You have a generous heart Faye!

    1. I love finding "new to me bloggers" Karen.

  3. Hi Faye, I came over after seeing your post on my blog...to my surprise you have nominated me! What a blessing you are, have a wonderful day! Enjoyed your blog as well!

    1. You are welcome Tee. You are such a serious seamstress, and I love your energy.

  4. Thank you so much, Faye! You are always an inspiration. Love your "unknown" things!

    1. Thank you Merche! I love your blog!

  5. Congrats Faye!!!! You deserve the award. I would love to one day meet in person. You seem like you are SO fun and free spirited!!!! Nice getting to know more about you:)

  6. Congratulations! Thanks for letting us in on some of your secrets.

  7. Thank you Faye, I'm chuffed that you chose to nominate me for this award. I hope I can think of seven things as interesting as yours :)




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