September 26, 2008

Where does time go? & Tagged!

Time seems to go fast I have noticed's nearly Christmas and I feel like I'm still at the beginning of the year with what I want to finish. I was reading some blogs the other day and went to some of my favorites as I do first...........and got here and found out I had won Margs blog giveaway. It is called Aunt Ivy's Sewing basket and is just so perfect for sewing bits. I have never won anything in my life before, anywhere so I was really excited to find out I had won. Thanks Marg for picking my name out. I now am on a mission to finish a couple of them for pressies for Christmas.........This last four weeks I have been doing a course in Smocking at Country Bumpkin with the lovely Louise. She has been teaching about 8 ladies and myself the beginnings of smocking and I have really enjoyed it...I was a little concerned as I hurt my index finger (RH) at work and have been unable to hold a needle for long periods at a time, the doctor actually told me to rest it as the damaged nerve will not get better without rest for 18mths........forget that, it will be better soon I hope ( I have managed to strap it up to my pointer finger and then I can sew for a few hours without a problem). I did manage to get the gist of smocking and actually start my first top and here is my 1/2 completed first ever smocking top for my little girls.I love little dresses or tops smocked for little girls and have always wanted to try it....... now to finish it and do the embroidery roses on the top as well. I will post a picture when I am is a size 2 so I will need to finish it this year or it will be a forgotten top.....

Now I have been tagged by Lenora for 7 random/weird things about myself so here goes:

1. I was born at sunrise and therefore my name was aptly decided.(my parents thought I would be a boy and did not have a girls name picked out)
2. On the subject of names my husband gave me a middle name as a wedding present.
3. I am afraid of water: swimming pools, beach and ponds....
I am ok if I am a safe distance from them.
4. I failed home economics (sewing in particular) at school.
5. I like to sleep with a quilt on even in the summer.
6. I like to read the Websters dictionary at times because I find it interesting and good for my brain to learn a new definition.
7. I still have my pillow from when I was a child.... and can't sleep without it. It does get washed often ( in hot water) and refilled with foam bits as it gets also has had a new outer cover a few times ( about 10) but still feels the same.....or at least it does as I remember.

I now have to tag some people........maybe if you want to participate in this please leave a comment and they can visit your blog and find out a little bit more about you!
Have a great weekend,
Dawn x


Rachel's Journal Pages said...

Hi Dawn, love to learn new things about you. I'm petrified of water too! And, I love how your parents picked your name - so practical but sweet.

Suzanne said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. It was a nice time of the day to be born.

Anonymous said...

I loved reading your 7 random things. Isn't it nice to discover little pieces of 'trivia' that make us into the people we are. Thanks for sharing with us.
Lenora XX.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely smocking.I do adore the look of it.

Beertje Zonn said...

I find your smocking also lovely!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Unknown said...

I would love to join your giveaway but I haven't got a blog but I promise to make three handmade gifts in the next 9 months and give them away if that is ok. Thanks