Thursday, March 29, 2012

You like me! You really like me!

My goodness. I have been blogging for eight years, come August.  And even still, it's always a little surprise and sweetness when you get mentioned for a bloggy award of some kind. I'm terrible at these kinds of things and always forget to share, to follow the rules, etc, so this post is attempt to be a good player!

A few weeks back. The incredible Audrey mentioned me for

And then, my friend Lori passed this on to me a few days ago:

Some things you may not know about me:

1.       I am a crazy avid knitter. That's how I started blogging. And I teach knitting classes.

2.       I am a 53 years wise, gave birth to three children, acquired a few more when I married  JR and  now
          we have 7 grandchildren.

3.       My favorite place to be other than home is at Disney World. Every year I go through Disney

4.       I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. But forgiveness is good and grace is better.

5.       I eat ice cream almost every night.

6.       I have had plastic surgery... but I won't tell you what kind unless you tell me your secret in exchange!

7.       No one makes me laugh harder than my children. They have that acerbic, dry, intelligent humor that I                        

Another part of the rules is to pass this on to like, 15 other bloggers to share the love. So I would like to share some blogs that I read that you may also enjoy. They cover the gamut of fashion, knitting, sewing and home stuff:

Irish Eyes Knitting . Kathyb is a "pretend friend" for many years. I think we got hooked up when I hosted a swap many years ago. I have read her blog for years, and adore her sense of humor.

Cabi Canary I've mentioned it a million times, but it really is a fashion blog full of great outfit ideas.

My Thrifty Closet. Mongs is from Singapore. She is adorable. I am always eager to see how she puts together a thrifted outfit for just a few dollars.

Amanda's Adventures in Sewing  I wish I lived by Amanda. I would beg her to be my sewing mentor and we would live happily ever after.

52 Flea. I read Laura's blog daily for the sheer loveliness of her thrifted finds. She has a knack for picking out the most wonderful treasures.

Kitty Café. Elizabeth is my Neighbor to the North. We have shared our knitting projects for years, and she is an amazing chef, photographer, soap maker, and potter. I can't wait to see her again!

Knit Stitch Click. Dani and I go way back. She moved from Canada to the Carolinas and has bravely started her own at home sewing and knitting business.

Shoes and Sewing. Rachel really rings my chimes with the way she interprets ready-to-wear

Knitorious. Vicki and I both started blogging eight years ago. I think I have read every one of her posts since then. Her talent amazes me...I remember that she was once voted as a knitting blogger that everyone wanted to have as their mom! One of my most treasured possessions is a tray that she decoupaged with images of the gardens from my old bring with me to my new house.

Knitters Delight. I've read Susan's blog for a long time, and love, love, love her creations. I am always interested to see how she selects styles for her figure type since we are similar.

Carolyn, a recent blog Australian seamstress who just won the Pattern Review Red Dress Award!

Erica B, who's blog I check every day. She's a grandma, too, who's outfits totally inspire me and show me how easy it is to be our age and stylish.

Miss Mustard Seed  I could move right in. And, she turned me on to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

 Handmade Jane. I dont' know how I happened across Jane's blog. I love her quirky vintage style and most recently, her A. Maz. Ing  Joan Holloway Madmen inspiration cobalt blue shirt dress.

3 Hours Past the Edge of the World Steph C is another recent find. She's another girl from across the world that makes very, very cool stuff...much of it vintage inspired. And she always shares some great sewing techiniques.

So there you go...a short but not complete list of blogs that keep me going each day.  Blogging is a wonderful thing. I hope we get to keep sharing for many years to come.


  1. Thank you! :) I'm touched.

    I could not agree more with you about forgiveness and grace. We all need at some time or the other, and when I think of the times I've been shown grace, how can I help but pass it on?

  2. You are so gorgeous Lynneb!
    I have already done this one on my blog so I will pass on doing it again, but thank you so much for thinking of me! You are very sweet!

  3. Hi Lynne,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. Your blog is wonderful and your talents of knitting and sewing are enviable! Thanks so much for your support. Take care, Laura :)

  4. Enjoyed gaining an insight about your life - now off to have a peek at the super blogs you have recommended...

  5. Thank you!!

    I was just thinking about that tray the other day! I had so much fun with that project from beginning to end and I was so happy to give it to you!

  6. Thank you, Lynne!
    Drive that Scotty up north this summer, seriously.
    Btw, you rock that red jacket.

  7. Thanks Lynne B.....I m off to check out the other great blog reads

  8. Thank you so much for the award and the kind words about my blog.


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