I’ve been tagged by my friend, Kay MacKenzie, from Quilt Puppy Publications. What a pleasant surprise! It was so nice to be tagged in this blog game of “Tag”, especially because bloggers don’t consider the format in which my podcast link can be found, a… well, Blog! Thank you, Kay, for recognizing that podcasters are also bloggers! ; )
The rules for Tag are that I mention the person who tagged me, talk about seven things that you may not know about me, and list seven other bloggers who I enjoy and let them know that they are tagged so they can continue the game. Sounds like fun, so here goes:
Seven things you may not know about me — this is going to be difficult, since you already know so much about me.
1. I worked in a fabric store when I was in high school that was in my neighborhood, called Fabrific Fabrics. It was my first taste of the lovely excess of fabric stash and UFO’s. I took Stretch-n-Sew classes at Adult Ed to learn how to use the fabrics that the store carried, and then sold what I made to my friends at school. That was the start of a custom sewing business and I eventually made clothes for adults. My sister, Judie, worked at Fabrific after I graduated.
2. My childhood friend is Kim Vestal
She has been the voice of several Bay Area radio stations, KARA, KBAY, and KRTY among them. Kim lived across the street from us and was Judie’s age; her brother, Kirk was my age. Their dad was Sam Vestal, who was Pulitzer prize winning photographer for the Watsonville newspaper, the Register Pajaronian. Sam used me and my sisters, Susan and Judie, for pictures that were printed on the front page of the paper – usually announcing events like the opening of the Santa Cruz County Fair, Halloween, fashion shows, etc.
I love to hear Kim’s voice on the radio, and on t.v. commercials – she has great voice talent!
3. I grew up with a mortal fear of dogs. When my husband said he wanted to get one, I thought he was nuts. We have owned three Golden Retrievers, Rusty, Sutter, and Piper.
When we decided to get a dog, I was the one who called the breeders, arranged for choosing the dog, took it to Vet appointments and training – all of it.
I love my dog(s) and still have a fear of other people’s dogs.
4. I was a Girl Scout Calendar Girl.
I’m the one on the left.
5. I don’t know how to swim. That didn’t stop me, as a foolish young adult, from going sailing without a life vest, or water skiing.
I try to get comfortable in water but I haven’t been able to conquer it yet.
Wow, this is tough! I mean, trying to find things that I haven’t talked about on the podcast!
6. When I was five, I cut a red ribbon to open an (insignificant) area at Disneyland. It was my first trip there, with my family. There was Walt and a bunch of “suits” and park-goers gathered around for the ribbon cutting. Just as one of the suits was going to cut the ribbon, Walt said, “A child should do this”. They turned around and asked me to come, handed me the biggest pair of scissors I had ever seen, and I cut the ribbon with two hands on the scissors. I didn’t get my picture taken, or a prize, but they thanked me and patted me on the head.
7. I almost became a Nun. True!
Blogs I love to visit:
1. Kay MacKenzie’s “All About Applique” Kay is a marvelous quilter. I did one of my first interviews with her.
2. Marisa Zuchek’s blog QuiltOtaku. She keeps me connected to the things that I love about Japanese quilting, and she’s a listener!
3. Wunderkind Lizzy House . I can’t wait to see what she is going to do next.
4. My daughter, Kirsten’s Funky Charming blog. Not just because she is my daughter, but it is usually a surprise as to what her topic is. Kirsten is creative and insightful.
5. Holly Holderman’s Holly Blog. I loved working on the Bloggable Feast and Twelve Bears for Christmas projects for Holly’s blog.
6. I have been a fan of Barbara Brandeburg for umpteen years. I love her “Cabbage Rose” quilt books and her style.
and saving the best for last…
7. My friend, Susan Branch. Susan’s homepage has been her “blog” ever since she started her website. Each of her books is a window into her creativity as well, and I look forward to finding out what’s new with Susan. She is the original journaling Open Book gal, and we have her to thank for leading the way with her books and her incredible style.
A new podcast is a’comin’!