Saturday, 25 September 2010

10 things about me .......

I am very honoured to have been nominated to receive the Beautiful Blogger award

by three very beautiful bloggers, who you must go and visit: Vanessa from Sew Filled to the Brim, Gail from My Fabrication and Trudy from Sewing with Trudy. My heartfelt thanks to all three of you. I should also offer my apologies for taking so long to respond, life has been rather hectic this week (perhaps I should have been nominated for a Bad Blogger award instead?)

I am now supposed to tell you ten things about me:

1. I love to cook. I have over a hundred cookery books but I think that my favourite one is Kitchen Sense by Mitchell Davis –

it’s not particularly glossy, it doesn’t have any pictures but his recipes have never failed me. (Trudy - you said you didn’t like to cook but this might be one to try?)

2. I don’t know a lot about opera but I do love to go. Some years ago my husband took me to the famous Salzburg Opera Festival (in Austria) – which was wonderful. (Vanessa – this one is for you because this is where your favourite movie, The Sound of Music, was filmed). Here is a picture of me with Salzburg and the Sound of Music hills in the background.

3. I also don’t know much about sport but in the year 2000 my husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to the Olympic Games in Sydney. It was AMAZING. (Gail – your home town is a wonderful city!)

4. I can’t sing. Simon Cowell would have me off any stage in double fast time!

5. I have a huge shoe collection built up over many years. I am trying to cut my shoe buying habit right down but that’s not been working out too well.

6. When I’m not reading sewing books or magazines I like to read novels. One of my favourites is Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.

It has it all – high drama, love, pathos and comedy.

7. I don’t much like exercise but recently I have taken to going for a brisk walk every morning before breakfast and I actually quite enjoy it.

8. I have never made anything in plaid. Of all the things you have to do to make a garment, cutting out is my least favourite so I always shy away from anything that makes this task more complicated. That said, I do love plaid fabric so, one day, I really must take the plaid plunge.

9. Nor have I ever attempted welt pockets, despite me saying some months ago, on this very blog, that I wanted to try. Must try harder!

10. I love to sew. Oh, but maybe you knew that one already.

I am going to duck out of the passing this award on except to say that, if you are a blogger, YOU are beautiful and I would love to know 10 things about you.

On the sewing front, I have finished the Jalie scarf collar top (what a great pattern this is!) and will post about it as soon as I’ve got some pictures. Until then, have a great weekend everyone.


  1. Eugenia, Congrats on your win---you're deserving of it!!! And it's nice to read some interesting things about you! I thoroughly enjoy following along with your work!!!

  2. Eugenia - Thanks for your insightful posts! You are quite the interesting and accessible blogger... Great post!

  3. You definitely deserve this award. I always appreciate your kind, heartfelt comments and love seeing what you make. It was fun to read 10 new things about you! Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Hello. I love finding out more about you. I must read your Charles Dickens' recommendaiton!

  5. I love Dickens too. Bleak House is my one of my favourites.

  6. Congratulations on receiving your well-deserved blogging-award! I love reading your blog and as I pointed out once or twice before: you make stunning outfits. You just seem to know perfectly what works for you.

  7. Eugenia, I loved finding out more about you! I too love to read classic novels, Jane Eyre being my favorite! If you ever decide to do a "plaid plunge" let me know. I may join you!!

  8. I loved this post! I love learning more about my sewing friends. As much as I love it, I can't sing either. If we ever meet we'll can wear our fabulous shoes and belt one out together!

  9. I agree. You've been a better blogger and have sewn quite a bit more than me. I'm going to have to think up 10 things about me. Might take a bit.

  10. Fun list! Guess I'll have to get out my copy of Dombey soon. Regarding the welt pockets, just wanted to offer some encouragement - you don't have to have a daunting project lined up to get started playing with those. Just grab some scraps and make up some samples. It's a fun, no-pressure way to fiddle with them before you commit to a project.

    Happy sewing! :)


  11. Hey, let's take the plaid plunge together this fall. :) I have a red/blk/grey plaid print that is just dying to become a skirt for Christmas. Can I interest you in joining me?


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