Friday, March 4, 2011

Aw, shucks!

The lovely Amber of The Evening Tree has nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award!  Thanks, Amber!

To accept, I'm supposed to list seven things about myself.  Ready?

1. I can't do a cartwheel.  Honestly.  It's pathetic.

2.  I was born in San Francisco, but we moved away when I was very little.  I love that city!

3.  I'm an avid reader and will read just about anything that's put in front of me.  I (almost) always have a book with me in case I have a couple spare minutes.  Right now I'm on "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken's great!

4.  I also love traveling, although the only time I've been out of the country was to go to Canada.  My dream destinations are Greece, Ireland, and Australia.

5.  I (technically) know how to play all percussion, string, brass, and woodwind instruments!  Oh, and piano.  I'm a music education major and we take classes on all instruments to be certified to teach.  Bassoon was fun, trumpet was terrible.

6.  I used to row crew in high school.  I loved it and I was in fantastic shape, but it took up too much time.  I'd love to pick it back up again someday!

7.  I have a ridiculous pattern collection.  I can't help myself when JoAnn has sales even though I think my pattern drafting skills are sufficient to alter the patterns I have.  I also have about 120 vintage patterns that I got on eBay for about $25.  Maybe we'll do a giveaway at some point?

Now for some nominations!  I'd like to learn some more about these bloggers:

Kristie from Above the Clouds

Wendy from Le Petit Dejeuner

Leisl of Leisl Made

Molly of Molly's Sewing and Garage Sale Adventures

Cecili of Sewing and So On

Verity Clothing...I couldn't find her name.  Oops!

Sarah from The Forty Acre Wood

As you can see from my blog roll, there are SO many other bloggers that I think are incredibly talented and creative.  As far as I could tell these ladies have never received the award before!
So that this isn't an entirely pictureless post, here's my next planned project.  I've been on the lookout for a navy blue spring jacket in the stores for a couple months now, and I just can't find what I want!  Being dissatisfied with the selection in stores is actually one of the main reasons I sew.

I think I'm going to use this pattern, 127 from Burdastyle 2/2011.  I love the shoulder epaulets and the buttons on the sleeves.  I might leave off the top patch pockets...we'll see.  I still have to find the perfect fabric, but I'm going to be a good seamstress and make a muslin of this one first.


  1. Thank you Rebecca, I'm very honored that you chose me for this award! I'm listing my 7 things and blogs and then I'm off reading your other nominees' blogs :)

  2. Thank you Rebecca for the nomination! This will be fun and I look forward to reading the others. YOU definitely deserved the nomination. I really enjoy your sewing projects :)
    Thnx again!


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