I have been nominated by the lovely Diane, from Dream. Cut. Sew, for The Mystery Blogger Award. As she is a sweet lady and an inspiring sewist and blogger I’m thrilled to join in. Thank you, Diane, for the nomination.
The Mystery Blogger Award: how does it work?
“Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” Created by: Okoto Enigma
The rules are as follows:
Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
Tell your readers three things about yourself.
Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny one.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Three random facts about myself
In August I’m going to be a grandmother, of a little boy, for the first time. I’m so looking forward to this, you can’t imagine. Also, this will give me a reason to sew all of the cute baby clothes.
My husband and I met in 1979 behind the dishwasher at the student restaurant where we both had a student job. Two months after that moment we kissed for the first time and we still do.
I hate doing sports because I have a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y no talent for it. I once was a goalkeeper for a benefit football game with the youth movement of which I was a member. We lost with 0-20! And I made one of the goals.
Diane’s Questions for me
Do you have a bad habit and if so what is it?
Procrastination, I guess.
If money was no object, where would you fly to in the whole world?
What food do you hate?
Warm red cabbage! This is a real childhood trauma.
How many sewing machines/overlockers have you got?
I have a 38-year old orange Toyota, a 2-year old Brother and a 1,5-year old Juki overlocker.
Name 3 famous people you would love to share a dinner table with.
Tilda Swinton, Frida Kahlo & Nick Cave.
Exactly one year ago I pushed the publish button of this blog for the first time and herewith I entered the blogosphere. Not that there weren’t enough sewing blogs already but I wanted to share my personal sewing stories. Although I was pretty nervous—would someone out there ever read it?—I also felt very excited. Especially when I received positive and supporting comments. So today I am celebrating 1 year of blogging and…
1 year of blogging = 55 posts
I published 55 posts! That’s more than once a week. While they are all sewing related, I don’t have a fixed format. Most of the time I write about the garments I sewed. Three of them: The Daphne Day Dress, The Chari Dress, and The Laneway Dress were pattern reviews and I loved the combination of sewing and reviewing.
In February I started the Eye-catchers series and this series worked really well. I got a lot of positive comments on it and it gave me heaps of sewing inspiration. I absolutely am going to write more Eye-catchers.
Writing a guest post for the Sewcialists blog was also a fun experience. After two years of inactivity Gillian from ‘Crafting a Rainbow‘ reanimated this blog. I am glad that I could contribute with a piece about sewing bloggers who inspired me.
4 most read posts
I love some statistics so I consulted Google-analytics and found my most-read posts. The result doesn’t surprise me. In fact, they cover my different types of blog posts.
Creating content, making and editing photos, this all takes a lot of time for me. Also because I am writing in English, which is my second language. Sometimes I think: “ Wouldn’t it be better to sew instead of blogging!”
When I haven’t posted for more than a week I start to feel guilty. I tell myself that this feeling is unnecessary because blogging is a fun hobby and it should stay fun, not an obligation. Alex, from Sewrendipity, wrote about this guilt feeling too.
Still, I think the good vibes that blogging brings are stronger than the negative ones, so I am going to continue for at least another year!
A huge thank you to my daughter for editing all of my posts, and to my hubby for taking almost all of the blog photos.
And of course enormous thanks to you readers all over the world. Because without your support this blog would have no sense at all.