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Monday, August 09, 2010

7 Things

Iliana passed on this award, and I am to list 7 things about myself.

  1. My mother wanted me to be a librarian because of my love of books.  I decided to be an English teacher instead.  It was great fun mixing a little Tolkein with Flaubert.
  2. When I was young I loved dance and gymnastics.  MUCH later, I fell in love with Tai Chi and Yoga. 
  3. Three cats (The Triad) came into our lives as kittens after their mother was run over.  They are entertaining and comforting, and it is difficult to remember life without them.  They are also a great deal of trouble and can leap flat-footed to the top of the refrigerator and on to the top of the cabinets.  I've had to take all decorative items down as a result.
  4. I love process in creative endeavors more than the final product. Art quilts and embroidery are two favorite activities.  I find it hard to watch television without some kind of handwork.
  5. Dolls and little figures are my latest creative outlet.
  6. Although I love people, I'm most comfortable alone--reading, quilting, making dolls.
  7. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I love the decorations.
    Passing the award on to Jenny, Sam, Christina, Kay, Nan, Jem, Framed, Wendy, Kate, SuzieQ.  You are supposed to pass it on to 15, but I'm just going to leave it here.  No need to feel required to participate.
      Here are some of the Halloween figures I've made this summer:
      click to enlarge--little witch at tea
      click to enlarge - cat with mouse wand candy box
      click to enlarge- Fred A-Stare with a cat poppet and a mouse on his top hat


      1. Those little dolls are the cutest! How do you make them? Do you paint them yourself? I just simply find that amazing!

      2. Oh and thanks for thinking of me in this post :)

      3. Christina - The dolls are paper clay or paper clay and cloth. They are a bundle of fun to create, but I rarely know what will come about until they are in progress. Thanks so much for the nice comments!

      4. Aw, thank you! You're so nice!

        Also, I love your little dolls. They're adorable!

      5. Love your dolls...they are so creative and interesting. I love Halloween as well. Love learning about all the books you manage quite a fantastic list!

      6. Thanks, Averyclaire! I love making the dolls.

        I'm an eclectic reader, but I do love mysteries!

      7. Your dolls are just so charming! I love them. You need to submit these for the Doll magazine that Stampington publishes!

      8. Thanks, Iliana! I find the dolls so surprising each time I make one. Never know what to expect!

      9. I love your dolls!! You are so artistic!

      10. Thanks, Les! I love making them, but haven't been working on them lately. Have several in progress that are just waiting for me to get back to them.

      11. Thanks Jenclair, for thinking of me. Maybe I'll do it sometime, but honestly I have several blog entries in drafts that I still have to post. :<)

      12. Nan - I understand perfectly. I respond to these award/meme things rarely because I'm always backed up on reviews, too. There is no way to really stay caught up on reviews, is there?