I won an award!

Uncategorised / Saturday, May 5th, 2012

A few days ago, I had the wonderful surprise to discover I was awarded the Versatile blogger award by A Girl in Winter. Many thanks to you! I have been following A Girl in Winter’s blog for a long time now, she’s an experienced fellow knitter and has many beautiful projects. She is an inspiration to me, I even entirely copied her Springtime Bandit by used the exact same yarn and colour! She recently started sewing too and has been very patient with annoying waistbands…

So here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award;
  • Include a link to their blog;
  • Next, select 15 bloggers that you follow regularly or have recently discovered;
  • Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile blogger-award;
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

15 bloggers, the choice will be hard, I follow and enjoy so many! So here’s a very short selection: if you don’t already follow them, go and have a look:

Kitty Couture

Lazy Stitching

Lower Your Presser Foot

Handmade by Carolyn

3 hours past

Just Skirts and Dresses

Did You Make That?

Scruffy Badger Time

Sigrid Sewing Projects

A Little Sewing

A Sewn Wardrobe

All Style and All Substance

The Snug Bug



Sew Well

And now on to 7 things about myself…

1. I love to learn new things. And I don’ t necessarily want to become an expert at these new things but I love understanding how it works.

2. I’m sad that I can’t read as much as I did before, but my free time at home disappears in my crafty activities and I have the chance to cycle to work, so no commute.

3. I really enjoy sewing, but I think I’m mainly a knitter: during the past years I’ve only spent less than 10 days without picking up my knitting.

4. Stuff I make has to be useful. I know it’s a bit dumb and you don’t always have to give a precise function to something but that’s how it is. It means that I have a hard time even making toys or home dec.

5. I love watching TV programmes where people send videos of themselves doing dangerous or stupid things or falling of tree, it makes me laugh so much: the things people can do when they’re in front of a camera! stupid..

6. I hate having to phone people or answering the phone. I hate talking on the phone, apart from my husband and my sister. That’s why I use my smartphone basically for everything else than making phone calls.

7. My job is a bit like that of Dr. Brennan in the TV series Bones, except that we have less money and my dead people are much older (thank God, no soft tissues left).

5 Replies to “I won an award!”

  1. I hate the phone, too! I only just recently got a cell phone when my husband replaced his, and I use it for Angry Birds and checking my email. And taking progress shots. But actually talking on it? Not really. When it rings I’m all flustered and freaked out… heheh. And when the house phone rings, to be honest, I let it go to answering machine if I’m in the middle of something. I skype with people more than I talk on the phone… /end phone rant.

    Congrats! And thank you for passing it on! Is it ok if I opt out, I just did one of these…. But thank you so so so much! 🙂

    1. Yes I usually let the phone ring too, sometimes I’ll check the number and if it’s a number I don’t know or if I’m not in the mood for it, I’ll just let it ring 🙂
      No problem for opting out of this one, it was mainly for pointing out to blogs I enjoy reading!

  2. Thank you for your kind words! I hate the phone too. I’m terrible for call screening on my landline. I prefer texting or email. I like to make useful things too, which is why I’m learning dressmaking! There are only so many cushions a person needs… 🙂

    1. There are only so many cushions a person needs

      This is so true! and it’s the problem I have woth embroidery in general, I like it (actually hooked on sashiko) but what am I going to do with it?

  3. Hi Sophie & thank you for the nomination as well- really appreciated 🙂 (And like the others I am wimping out as I have already had this one & it is so difficult to find 7 things ….!!)
    Wow, your job sounds interesting! I know you say it isn’t quite as glamorous as Bones, but still …..! And I am also fed up of phones – funny that! If I don’t recognise the number I let them leave a message first ….
    Anyway, thank you also for your visits & encouraging comments 🙂

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