Thursday, January 31, 2013

Finally Closing 2012

I won two times in December!

First, I received a matched set of blog awards on December 15, 2012.  Coco, of Coco's Loft nominated me for the "One Lovely Blog Award / Very Inspiring Blogger Award."  I love her style, plus the fact that she is also a Floridian.

I thank you, CoCo, for nominating me!

The rules of this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.  (I snagged the pictures and re-posted them here.)
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Pass the award to 10 nominees.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.
As to number 4 above, if you're reading this, you know who you are.  I appreciate all of you!  My apology for breaking the rules is to read Item Two below.

Here are seven things about me:

One - I love to read - more than I like to sew.  I have a huge spreadsheet, and can see all the books I've read, if any have been requested at the library, and when I have to take them back.

Two - I am a double Aquarian with a Leo moon, which means I have every excuse to be ME.
Three - I learned to swim AFTER I moved to Florida.  I was about 45 years old at the time.
Four - I love my husband.  I will never be married to him for too long - or long enough!
Five - I can trace patterns and cut out fabric in a flash.  I take quite a bit longer to get anything sewn.
Six - I like to teach sewing, and have plans to get back to it.  I'm also an excellent procrastinator.
Seven - I grew up with classical music, but I prefer good ol' Rock-n-Roll.  Give me a good beat, and I can probably dance to it.  Just don't watch.
Eight - I joined Pinterest so I could catalog my sewing patterns, just like Amanda.
Nine - I've recently taken up self-manicures, and I love to buy new nail polish.  Well, it's about time!
Ten - When I sing a song, you won't know what it is because I almost never sing the melody.  I don't stick to any one part, either.  If it's an old hymn, I can probably sing all four parts.
Bonus # Eleven - My favorite food is raw cranberry-orange relish.

Thank you for reading my blog!

... and then ...

On December 28, 2012, I won a set of patterns from Gwen of In Over My Head (click to see what I won).  These are several patterns from the Hot Patterns line, which I've never used before.  They are so popular, and I'm excited to get a chance to try them - scheduled for later in the year.

I was a randomly-selected winner, and I truly believe her cat picked me to win (I'm going to hear about this!).  Gwen is also a Floridian and the creator of the "How Much Fabric" reference cards.  Thank you so much, Gwen - again!


  1. Hey Mary! :)
    How did you know that my secret method for picking winners involved my cat? ;)
    I hope you love the Hot Patterns and I can't wait to see your "Hot" creations! :)
    All the best,

  2. It was interesting reading those 10 things about you... but what is a double Aquarian with a Leo moon? I thought everybody only had one star sign!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    1. My sun is in Aquarius, my ascendant is in Aquarius, and when these two are the same, it means I was born at or very near sunrise. My moon is in Leo, and because the sun and the moon were opposite, it was a full moon that morning.


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