Versatile Blogger Award

A million thanks to KittyCalash for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award.  It is a wonderful birthday present. :D

The rules of the award are that you must:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you
  2. Paste the award to your blog
  3. Tell 7 thing about yourself 
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs
Seven things about me ...

I love starting to write fiction, but I usually don't finish anything because I start working on some other endeavor (usually sewing) and lose the creative impulse. 

Most of the time, when I start to write something it's because I've read some non-fiction and I want to explore a situation or historical person.  When it's relating closely to royalty (which is often), I write in some other universe so I can control all the history and plot.

Most of the time periods I'm the most interested in are not very popular, and I'm not sure sometimes if it's part of the reason I like them or if there's some common thread that makes me like them but turns off other people.  Bonus: sometimes I'm a little put out that the 1910s are popular because they used to feel like my thing!

I can read Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs.  Well, theoretically - I haven't done it in ages and I need to basically reteach myself all of the grammar, but with my grammar book and dictionary and enough time I could translate a lot of things.  (This is a great one for when you do the ice-breaker game, Two Truths and a Lie, because nobody thinks it's true.)

I love singing and listening to popular songs from the very early twentieth century.  It makes me a bit sad that so many of them are forgotten unless they happened to be recorded out of nostalgia by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. in the 1950s.  I wish someone would do a new biopic of Jerome Kern, because Til the Clouds Roll By was not a very good film.

I can hand-sew a seam exactly 5/8" away from the edges of the fabric.  I'm not normally very good at spatial awareness, but this is one of the things I can judge.  (Of course, that's not a very period seam allowance, so you can judge for yourselves how useful a skill that is.)

I believe that everyone should watch Parks & Recreation and allow it to heal the dark spots of their souls.

And my nominations (trying to pick people who haven't already been nominated and who focus on a variety of areas):
1. Green Martha
2. L'Eventail, la Rose, et l'Edelweiss
3. The Dreamstress
4. Historical Personality Disorder
5. A Frolic Through Time
6. Jane of All Trades
7. My Vintage Visions
8. A Most Peculiar Mademoiselle
9. The Fashion Historian
10. Bella Miss Ella
11. Re: Living History
12. The Pragmatic Costumer
13. Thread-Headed Snippet
14. Time Traveling in Costume
15. Katie Jacobs

I owe it to all of the little people!


  1. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

  2. Wow! Thank you for the award nomination! I wish I had some way of knowing about these awards... I exist in a weird little bubble over on WordPress and for whatever reason, I often don't get pingbacks to posts, so I almost never see these in time to say "thank you!"

    1. You know, I wondered when I was posting if I should message everyone - maybe I'll go through and do that. Glad you did see it!

  3. Ooooh ! Thank you for the award ! *does a happy dance* (I just realized I'm horribly behind and I missed quite a few interesting posts of you, bad me !)

    1. Oh, and I forgot to mention : I am sorta jealous about reading hieroglyphs. This is on my "list of thing sI want to do someday". :)

    2. It is really cool! I wish I could recommend a good grammar book, but the one I have is pretty confusing even without translation. If you can find a uni that teaches it, maybe you could contact a professor to ask for a good French one?


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