Saturday, February 24, 2018

title pic A Blogger Award from American Duchess :)

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on April 5, 2013

Hi Ladies!

I was totally surprised and excited when Lauren from the world-famous American Duchess blog just nominated me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award!  It’s always so fun to get an unexpected comment about something like this, and I’m happy to pass along the award to fifteen other bloggers, too!  The rules for this award are:

1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.

2. State 7 facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.

4. Notify the winners.

Here are the blogs that I’ve selected to nominate for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Pride & Prejudice 1995 Forever Blog – Wonderful trivia for fans of the Jennifer Ehle & Colin Firth version
  2. The Quintessential Clothes Pen – The most gorgeous historical costume reproductions!
  3. A Joy Worth Having – Lovely blog with charming retro and every-day sewing projects
  4. Lauren’s Musings Blog – Beautiful vintage dresses and more
  5. Story of A Seamstress – This seamstress just sewed her lovely 1860s wedding dress
  6. We Sew Retro – A great resource for retro fashions!
  7. A Touch of Whimsy – Lovely ballgowns and historical costumes
  8. Will a Real von Trapp Please Stand Up? – Yep, that’s right!  A real (albeit third generation) von Trapp from the world-famous family.  This blog doesn’t exactly have a Pollyana outlook on life, but the pictures and history are still interesting.
  9. Duchess Kate – A wonderful news & fashion blog for all things “Catherine”!
  10. The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor – Wedding gowns, tiaras, and outfits worn by Europe’s most famous royals
  11. O Say Can You See – The official blog of America’s National History Museum, often featuring First Ladies’ Gowns
  12. Jane Austen’s House Musem Blog – The house where Jane spent her last years
  13. Polka Polish – This girl makes some amazing retro dresses!
  14. Lass of Yesteryear – Lovely historical and retro dresses
  15. Romantic History – Gorgeous historical reproductions of dresses

And as for the seven facts about myself, I will try to be creative!  Here’s what I came up with:

  1. My favorite color is lavender.
  2. I had moved fourteen times across the country (or internationally) by the time I turned eighteen!
  3. My favorite time to sew is between the hours of 9:00 pm and 1:00 in the morning…
  4. I remember almost everything that’s happened since I was two years old.  People jokingly tell me that I must remember when I was born. 😉
  5. I love to cook and bake when I have the time!  Actually I’m a little better at cooking than I am at sewing, thanks to my mother’s lessons.  I especially enjoy making desserts such as chocolate raspberry truffle brownies, pumpkin cheesecake, and raspberry streusel coffee cake.  Nowadays I rarely have time to bake, though.
  6. My favorite book of the Bible is probably 2nd Peter, but I also love the books of John, 1st John, Phillipians, Hebrews, Psalms, Esther, Ruth, Romans, Acts, and, well… you get the idea!
  7. I have a rare talent for blinking in photographs!  But I have gotten a lot better over the last couple of years, if only by tragic necessity.

So that’s the scoop for this week, and I am really looking forward to what’s ahead for the next couple of weeks!  I’m working on a really unique sewing project that I’ll be wearing in a location I haven’t been to for years.  I have never sewn anything remotely like this yet, so it should be exciting!

 I hope you all are having a wonderful spring!  

Until next time, happy sewing!