July 12, 2010

I've Been Tagged...

With "The Versatile Blogger Award!"

Lisa notified me that she tagged me with this award! It was very nice of you. Thanks for thinking of me!!

The rules:
*Thank the person who gave you the award.
*Tell seven things about myself you might not know.
*Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.
*Let your nominees know about the award

7 Things About Me!

1. I am learning to embrace my femininity, but have never been much of a "girly girl." In High School, I even shopped in the Men's Department to buy some of my clothes. I did not like all of the "girly" and "frilly" things many of the department stores sold in the teen section and the women's clothes always looked "old." I still have a pair of Old Navy men's jeans that I wear when I paint.

2. I do not own a single item of clothing that is pink. In fact, I loathed the color pink for a very long time, which is probably why I was blessed with a beautiful daughter, who LOVES PINK!!! I have come to accept that pink does have a place.

3. When my soon to be mother-in-law asked me if I had a trousseau, I had to ask my mom to explain what that even was. I mean really, I was going to spend my teenage years getting everything ready for someday when I might meet someone, and we might get married??? It couldn't have been further from my mind!

4. After we got married, the first thing I wanted to learn how to sew was a quilt for our bed. I picked out an easy, "Make it in a weekend" quilt that took me 2 years to finish! In my defense, I was in college, didn't have a sewing machine (so, I could only work on it at my in-laws), AND I did hand quilt the whole thing.

5. I don't usually make very good first impressions. I am sort of reserved and don't open up to people I don't know. So, most people either think I am shy and boring or stuck-up. When people get to know me, however, they realize I am neither.

6. I only eat white meats; I don't eat RED meat, and haven't since Middle School. No hamburger, pork chops, sausage, bacon, or ham, etc. I had a bad experience with some hamburger meat when I was younger, and now I get sick when I eat any red meat. I will eat chicken, turkey, and some fish. Best of all, I don't feel like I am missing anything!

7. I secretly wish I was an amazing painter! I love having real art, not just cheap stuff hanging in my home. 
Even though I have collected a few paintings (from people who really know how to paint), I wish that I could afford more. I wouldn't want to be a famous painter, just to paint well enough that I could furnish my home in style.

15 Newly Discovered Blogs

I don't know about "newly discovered," but here are 15 crafty blogs you might enjoy, in no particular order.



Kate said...

I paint in men's jeans too!

lynne said...

Thanks, Jenna!

Your quilt is amazing, and I think it's so cool that you are a pediatric nurse. Nurses are the BEST.

Happy Together said...

Thanks girl! I had to look up what trousseau meant!!! lol. Fabulous quilt you made. I'm working up the patience to do a big one some day.

Antoinette said...

Thanks for the tag! What a great-looking quilt! And what an impressive wedding dress re-do from your last post.

fawndear said...

Thanks for the Nod. Love meeting new crafty friends.

Love your quilt. If you only knew how many unfinished projects litter my closets - well it's enough to send anyone running. I think it's the one's that take a while, that when completed, are really appreciated.

Thanks for sharing the love.