Along with this award, I've been instructed to tell you seven things about myself. Goodness! Here goes:
1.) I have red hair. I used to hate it when I was growing up, but now it's one of my favorite things about myself.
2.) I was riding horses before I could walk. Really! I have a picture of my dad leading his horse around with me on it.
3.) I grew up with both cats and dogs, but don't really like dogs. That isn't to say I'm mean to them at all, I just would prefer to have a cat as the family pet. My daughter is waiting for the day she moves out to get herself a puppy.
4.) I like wine, but I really enjoy beer. That's right, I'm a beer kind of girl, but we're not talking Coors, Bud, Olympia, or the like. I prefer a lovely hoppy IPA or a malty amber.
5.) I make my own granola. You would, too, if you knew how easy it is and how much more inexpensive than buying that $5-6 box at the store.
6.) I never get enough sleep. Since my teen years, I've had insomnia. I am always tired, even if I've been in bed for 12 hours.
7.) I clean when I'm stressed. Luckily (or maybe not so much), I'm not stressed very often, though my teen-aged daughter tries sometimes.
And now it's my turn! The Versatile Blogger Award is hereby passed to (in no particular order):
crazy mom quilts
I recently found two of these three talented ladies. Whenever I find a new blog, I have to scroll back and read more than just a few of the more recent posts. It's so much fun to see how much they've already done, and sometimes watch their style evolve in reverse. All three of them have inspiring designs and make me laugh. I hope you'll check them out.
An extra special award goes to Leah Day of Day Style Designs and the Free Motion Quilting Project. I have learned so much from her about free motion quilting. This year, as you may know, I challenged myself to finish one quilt a month just to push my boundaries and become a better quilter. My work with this challenge has brought me to the point that I no longer feel I have to sketch everything out and I decided to jump feet first into free-handing some leaves on the quilt I'm trying to finish this month.
Thanks to Jenny, Leah, Amy, Chaucy, and Amanda Jean for their inspirational blogs. I sure do love to see what you ladies create!
Have a happy Halloween, everyone.