Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Karen from http://www.and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com/ has tagged me to reveal some things about myself!
So here are the rules;
A. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog...

So here goes...
I am a reforming small-time hoarder. I grew up in a household where stuff was fixed, not thrown out, and kept because ‘it might come in handy one day’. I think this is good, but within reason! So I am working hard to simplify my home and life and enjoying some clear spaces as a result! (leading to a self imposed fabric buying ban until some more projects are completed, though I found a loop hole-I can start something new if I already have the materials required in my stash-hence my new purse in the previous post! :D)

I grew up in Melbourne, but have been living in various parts of country Victoria since I went away to University. Part of me would love to return to the convenience of the city, but we are pretty settled where we are, and it is a great place to raise our son. I make do with visits to my Mum and Dad when we can.

As a teenager in the 80’s I was known for my tendency to whip up a new top or pants on Friday after school and be snipping the threads off as I was walking out the door in them an hour or two later. This stemmed from a lack of funds to buy new fashions and access to an abundance of fabrics in Mum’s stash. I can recall making a hooded top, a colour blocked and polka dot t-shirt, loud board shorts, and white leggings, amongst other things!

I think I have craft-related ADD. I have heaps of things on the go and will still see inspiration somewhere and go off on a tangent. I am trying to complete the card table cubby, yet instead in the past 24 hours I have made a purse and am fighting the urge to make some felt mice, an ugly doll, cabbage patch clothes and new shorts for my boy, following a few EB posts that have caught my eye. Focus girl!

I met my husband at a B’n’S Ball on the eve of the new millennium. I’d never been to one before but stepped outside my comfort zone had a fantastic time. Plus, the middle of nowhere with no electricity seemed a good place to be if all the electronics in the world were going to meltdown at midnight. Of course they didn’t. I’ve never drank so much rum before or since…

I unexpectedly went into premature labour at 33 weeks, leading to two ambulance rides, steroid shots, unsuccessful attempts to halt labour and my son arriving early the next morning. Luckily he was pretty healthy and came home 3.5 weeks later. Midwives discovered a potentially dangerous partial vasa previa when the placenta was delivered, and the general consensus was that he was better out than in. Not exactly the birth I had hoped for, but a beautiful healthy baby boy at the end.

I want to go to Canada to see the polar bears, and Italy to see as much as possible.

Last year we drove across the Nullabor to WA, our last holiday as just the two of us. We LOVED Wave Rock at Hyden and all the caves near Margaret River. We toured three in a day and the next day I could hardly walk. SO many steps…phew.

Well done if you’re still reading after that essay! I’m not sure who to tag yet so I’ll have to edit that bit in later.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Jen I remember seeing Wave Rock as a kid, it's pretty amazing isn't it. LOL at the rum comment!