Saturday, 3 March 2012

7x7 awards

Pam from Threading My Way, nominated me for this award - a surprise, but a very pleasant one.  To be honest, some of the questions are going to be very hard to answer in this still new blog, but I will do my best!
Share 7 things about yourself:

  1. I'm not naturally tidy!  My sewing room is a huge mess and I work on the principle of periodic clearups rather than neat working!  
  2. My Christian faith is really important to me.
  3. I find it really hard to sit still and just be - it's something I am working on!
  4. Getting the chance to go to Kenya and visit the village I raise funds for last year was a life-changing experience in so many ways.
  5. I usually have at least five sewing projects on the go at once.
  6. I have two daughters and am immensely proud of both of them.
  7. I wish there were more hours in the day!

Share 7 of your blog posts that fit the following categories:
This is going to be hard - my blog has only been up since the beginning of the year!

  1. Most Beautiful ~ I think the bag I made with curtain fabric and a complicated (for me!) patch pattern qualifies for this.
  2. Most Helpful ~ I hope that my tutorial for the pocket bag will help others to get ideas about how to reuse jeans in an interesting way.
  3. Most Popular ~ Based on feedback in comments, I suspect it would be the Owl Bag Tutorial.
  4. Most Controversial ~ I suppose putting a link to the video I made about the feeding programme could be seen as controversial on a sewing blog.  I've been pleased that some people have followed the link and watched the video, however.
  5. Most Surprisingly Successful ~ the monster phone cases.  I didn't expect them to come out as well as they did.
  6. Most Underrated ~ I'd like to think my owl phone case was a new and novel idea, but it didn't get much feedback.  That's possibly because it was my first post, however!
  7. Most Pride Worthy ~ I think I am most proud of the post about why I do all this, which you can find here.
Lastly, nominate 7 other bloggers for the 7 x 7 award:
Such a hard thing to do!  In the end I have chosen an eclectic mix - I do hope that at least some of them will take part in the award!
  1. Bag n Craft - I have seen so many really inspirational ideas here.
  2. Pink Penguin Lots of lovely tutorials on this blog.
  3. Homemade by Jill A mix of sewing and craft projects, with lots of bag tutorials thrown in to the mix!
  4. Green Issues because it links in with my love of recycling
  5. Quilts, bags, gardens and me whose blog seems to reflect so many things which interest me!
  6. The Blessing of Verity - an inspirational blog about Suannah's family.  Worth visiting - if only to see the difference made in one little girl's life.
  7. Alice's Bucket List - another inspirational blog, by a 16 year old girl with terminal cancer.
Thank you for nominating me, Pam!


  1. Great to read your post!!!

  2. Hi ! Thanks for nominating! Hope to get some time to post :-)