Sep 28
Wow! I received a blog award!
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Cheryl at Acorn to Oak just awarded me with the above blog award.  Cool!!!  Thank you Cheryl!! This is my first award and I am completely humbled and honored by this.

The rules of accepting this are as follows:

1.  Choose a minimum of 7 blogs to give this award to that you feel to be brilliant in content and design.

2.  Show the 7 winner’s links on your blog and leave them a comment informing them that they have been given the “Honest Scrap.”

3.  List 10 honest things about yourself that people may not know.

So, 7 blogs that I feel to be brilliant in content and design.  Well, I can’t tag back Cheryl because she has one, so let’s move forward.

1. Martha’s Vineyard/Hudson Valley Fiber Farms. This blog is fun, informative, educational, and you get to know so many nice people, sheep and goats.

2.  Jenny Dean’s Wild Colour.  This blog is one of the best natural dye site I have ever found.  Of course, her book is one of my main teaching tools on the subject.

3.  Pasta Queen.  She has lost more weight than most of us weigh now and she has grown from a shy person to one who has gone on to be able to say “Half-Assed” on national TV.

4.  Handweaving Today.  Not only is David T. Daniels one of the nicest people you could ever read about, he is one of the most prolific and talented.  He spins, dyes and weaves the most beautiful things, and his photography of them (and his two cats) is professional level.

5.  5 Acres & a Dream.  This blog is about a couple buying land, an old farm house and how they are remodeling and reclaiming them to turn them into a sustainable farm.  Very interesting to read.  Lots of great pictures.

6.  Weaving a Life.  If you know who Laura Fry is, then I don’t need to say any more about this blog.  Laura has been a professional weaver for many decades, and she travels across the country teaching weaving.  She posts not only pictures, but videos of her weaving techniques, which are well worth studying.

7.  In Stitches.  A very fun blog about knitting, soap making, dyeing, spinning, horses, etc., with lots of pictures.

Let’s see 10 honest things that people may not know about me.

1.  I have an IQ of 139.  Which just means I read a lot.

2.  My degree is in Computer Programming, which I haven’t done since I graduated from college.

3.  Violin music can bring tears to my eyes just listening to it.  I LOVE a violin’s voice.

4.  I think my husband is the greatest husband in the whole, wide world and I am the luckiest woman possible to be married to him.

5.  I wrote my first “novel” when I was just 10 years old.  Unfortunately, it burned when our farmhouse burned down when I was 13.

6.  I love studying genealogy and have traced part of my family’s history back to about the year 500 AD (although I’m stuck in the early 1800’s on another line).  Also, I am a mutt in every sense of the word as I have African, Cherokee, Jewish and most of western Europe in my blood.

7.  I have only 20% hearing in my left ear.

8.  I was born with only 22 of the 32 permanent teeth an adult is supposed to have, and I was born without wisdom teeth.  Lucky me!

9.  I weighed only 93 pounds in college.

10.  I can write in cursive backwards and it is totally legible when turned around and held up to the light.  I can also read backwards, and backwards and upside down as easily as I can read the normal way.  I used to take my early morning class notes in college by writing backwards because it helped me stay awake.