Saturday, April 21, 2012

Karen at Just Twiddlin...Random Thoughts tagged me with a survey, and I thought I'd play along.

1) Did you pick your blog name for any special reason? My friend NancyZ from my quilt group once said the backs of my quilt tops were neat and tidy. I threw together a blog one morning before I went to work, and was stumped to think of a name. We must have met for quilt group the night before, and I could only think of what Nancy had to say!

2) How long have you been blogging and why did you start blogging? I started blogging after my cousin Audrey started reading blogs. She shared the addresses of some of her favorites, and I was hooked. Then as we talked more and more about the characters we were reading about, I decided to try to write one so that my daughters and their kids could read my stories and also to document the quilts, the recipes, and stitching I did. This was in 2007

3. What's your favorite dessert? That's a tough one! I love anything with cherries, so I'd say homemade cherry pie. But then cookies are always nice. And then there's ice cream. I have inherited my dad's sweet tooth.

4) Coffee or Tea? Coffee for sure in the morning. I like it dark with a touch of sugar and a bit of creamer. I have been drinking herb tea lately and my favorites are Tazo Wild Sweet Orange and Good Earth's Sweet and Spicy.

5) What's one thing on your bucket list? I was just emailing with a friend a few months ago about things on our bucket lists. The most outlandish thing on my list is a trip to Ireland someday. I said that after 25 years of service to the company I work for, I would get a one-time gift of 5 weeks additional vacation to be taken at one time. I mentioned that I would like to go to Ireland during some of that vacation. A couple of weeks ago, the company I work for was sold. I have an idea that one-time gift is now history, but the idea of Ireland will stay with me for a while.

6) Your last wonderful book you read? I read so many books that it's hard to say which one is the last wonderful. So I'll tell you that right now I'm reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas, The Litigators by John Grisham, and I'm reading through the New Testament trying to find a Scripture that was quoted Easter Sunday at Karen's church.

7) Do you have time for your nails??   I do not take time for my nails.  I don't even think to put on gardening gloves or hand lotion half the time.  I love to see the gals at work with their gorgeous nails, but I couldn't be bothered to fuss like that.

So I'm supposed to tag five bloggers at this point, but I think I'll let you decide if you want to include this on your blog.  If you do, let me know because I'd love to learn more about you.


Melanie said...

Love your answers--- I'm going to slow down today and do this---Hope you have a great weekend--maybe Irish Coffee may have to substitute for that trip to Ireland....but we still have a date planned to a Buggy Barn Quilt show....

Lorri said...

Im reading Alice Tulip's by Sandra Dallas. This is the first of her books I have read and my hubby is reading The Litagers! Plan that trip to Ireland, you only live once. My husband went last year with my daughter and son in law and he loved it! My dream is to go to Italy one day.

Siobhán said...

I have heard great things about books by Sandra Dallas -- I'm going to have to get some from the library! If you ever do get that trip to Ireland, I'll have the kettle on, waiting to have a cup of coffee with you. ;)

Karen Sue said...

Thanks for doing this!!
Do Ireland!! My friend took her Mom in the fall and they had a wonderful time.
Which verse are you looking for?? I hope you find it and don't quit looking!! Keep reading right past that verse!!
Have a great week.

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

How fun! I enjoyed reading these tidbits about you Mary. I remember when I first started following you, wondering what your blog name meant but never thought to ask you, lol.

I'll agree with you on #3... cherry pie is one of my all time favorites, yum!!

That really stinks that your company was sold. Sorry that 5 additional weeks of vacation might be gone.

Oh, and I'm with you on #7 as well. I go out and play in the dirt without my gloves because it's so much easier but then sometimes I get embarrassed when I'm out and about and you can still see traces of it on my hands and nails... and it's not because I don't scrub, it just doesn't come clean that easy!

Enjoyed this post Mary =]

Vanesa K said...

I would love to do this little survey! And...I came to find you on your blog to invite you to the women's event at my church this coming saturday. (As in April 28th!) It is at the Salt Church. It begins at 10am and ends at 430pm. IT IS TOTALLY FREE!!! You and all your daughters are all welcome to come. (Or anyone for that matter!!) I will be sharing my newest song, Rise Up...and I am so excited. I would love to meet you face to face and thank you for your encouraging words!! =) Email me...or message me on my blog if you have any questions!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Sooo loved learning a little bit more about you. I'm not a nail primper either unless it's my toes. Then I go for a pedicure about 3 times during the summer.

Hope that all is well.


Denise said...

Loved reading your answers and inspired me to answer them over at my blog. Thanks for making me think tonight!