Feeling unbelievably honoured

Friday, 12 September 2008
Man I had a good day today. It's a Friday, and I didn't have to go to work thanks to the marvels of a flex day. It was warm and sunny here in Sydney, and after a sleep in and a leisurely breakfast I took the dog for a walk, had a chat with one of my neighbours and I had a check up with my doctor and everything is going well with the baby. The little monkey has been moving around like crazy lately and I just can't wait to meet him/her, but I know - patience is a virtue and it won't be long before it's here.

I also took advantage of the sunshine to do three loads of washing - now before you think I've completely lost it and am strangely happy about doing washing, check out this photo:
Yes that is a clothesline full of fabric, bought from op-shopping trips in the last few weeks freshly laundered and now awaiting transformation. Didn't do any of the other washing though, that may have ruined my good mood!

And now that I've jumped on-line to see what my favourite bloggers have been up to, I see that the amazingly talented Carolyn from sewingfanaticdiary has bestwowed upon me two blog awards!

This is why I feel unbelievably honoured: Carolyn's sewing is impeccable, she puts so much care and effort into her garments which is evident in the professional and polished garments she produces so abudantly - so for her to be not only interested in what I make but also think it cuts the mustard makes me feel, well pretty good actually!

So the rules for these awards are:
1. Select 6 bloggers to whom you would like to give this award
Well like Carolyn I found this hard because I read soooo many blogs that I love, plus there's a lot of love being shared around at the moment, so I've tried to pick bloggers that haven't been awarded yet

I wanna frock and roll all night - Kitty and Moggy are so funny and make the most gorgeous vintage patterns.

Sew 4 Fun - beautiful clothes and fabrics, plus links to Project Runway Australia which has occupied plenty of my time lately.....

Sewing Along Life's Seams - Jean always has something interesting to say on her blog plus she leaves me little stories in her comments all the time!

The Big Trade Off - another very funny blog, and Karen makes me feel better by showing that you can have kids and still sew and have a sense of humour.

That's Sew Live - Tearsa is a fellow pregnant sewist, is unbelievably glam and has the most show off worthy job, she's on television!

Weekend Crafting - Reethi and I are almost at one with BWOF - trying to make more of 'em!

2. Put the award on your blog and indicate who gave it to you by identifying her/his blog - done

3. Paste these rules on your blog - done

4. Write 6 of your most important values and 6 negative points you condemn. Important values for me and what I look for in the people I choose to spend time with are happiness, gratefulness, generosity, recognition of others, confidence and effort. Negative points I hate in others (and myself when I display them) would be apathy, dishonesty, wastefulness, arrogance, nastiness and constant negativity/whinging.
5. Inform the 6 recipients by leaving a comment on their blog - done, done and done!


  1. AAAAH the joy of a clothesline full of freshly washed fabric!!!!
    Since you love op shopping so much...have you ever been to the Fabric Cave at Crowle House in Meadowbank?? I picked up some fab wools for $2.90 (1.45m) Glad to hear you are feeling well during your pregnancy.

  2. I'm going to break down and ask a dumb question: WHAT IS AN OP SHOP? I've been assuming it's what we in the States would call a thrift store or resale shop. Used things, right? Usually to benefit a charity of some kind?

    Thanks. :o)

  3. And I bet you are ready to put those cool fabrics to use...

  4. I knew when I saw the line of wash hanging that it was fabric...what else could give that much joy! :)

    And as for the award, you more than deserve it! You are making some amazing maternity clothes and it should be acknowledged! Most people don't even sew during their pregnancy and you are refashioning garments and using non-maternity patterns in awesome ways!

  5. Wow, Kristy! Thank you so much! What an honor! Your sewing leaves my mouth hanging open in awe everytime I visit your blog. You inspire me to try sewing for myself. Someday.

    I am looking forward to sitting down with a cup of coffee this afternoon and passing the joy along to other sew-ey friends. Fun!

    Thanks again. :)

  6. Kristy, that was so sweet of you to give me an award! I was really surprised that's for sure. I was thinking that my kids were the only ones who read it!
    Hey, good for you about the clothes line. I have been thinking of one too. Here in Utah especially during the Summer it's nice and warm... it would save a lot of energy. I do have an indoor drying rack, but an out door line makes the clothes, sheets... ahem.... fabric smell so good.
    I guess your summer is on it's way cause ours is just about gone!
    Thanks again.

  7. Kristy, thanks for the award! I love reading your blog so I'm glad you enjoy mine too. We have similar colouring so I enjoy looking at what you sew. The maternity clothes are bringing backs lots of memories for me too. I remember altering and sewing lots of work skirts with the cotton/lycra secton at the top. Some things don't change. :)