I hope the lovely Ali of The Wardrobe, Reimagined, didn’t think I was ignoring her when she tagged me in a game of eight questions. As I mentioned yesterday, I was up to my eyeballs in the duties of motherhood and being a good hostess to house guests.
I used to hate playing tag with my friends in elementary school, because I was slow and awkward and always ended up being “it” with no hope of catching anyone else. This is one time I’m glad to be “tagged!” So, here goes:
1. What song never fails to move you?
I could answer this question in many ways, because music has always been an important part of my life. Right now, though, the classic Aura Lee stands out, since my daughter and I have learned to play it together on the piano. That has been such an incredible bonding experience.
2. What’s your sewing threshold? As in, what will you let go, what must you absolutely fix?
I will freely admit that it’s NOT HEALTHY, but I won’t let anything go until I’ve unpicked my stitches so many times that the fabric is falling apart. This tendency doesn’t mean my projects look any better than anyone else’s, since they so often end up with worn out spots, LOL
I pay special attention to matching stripes, making sure seams line up, topstitching, pointy corners, trimming threads…this list could go on forever.
Ooh, wait! I thought of one thing I’ll “let go.” Sometimes, I’ll use bobbin thread that doesn’t match the main thread exactly. Shocking, I know
3. What’s your “desert island” book/movie and why could you read/watch it over and over?
I think I’d take John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany. It’s one of those special books that makes you laugh so hard your sides hurt, and then, in a span of a few pages, bawl your eyes out. It’s grand, subtle…everything an excellent book should be.
4. What garment/accessory do you wear the most?
I wear this cardigan/jacket all the time. It’s comfortable and warm.
5. What wouldn’t you be caught dead in?
Any garment that exposes my midriff is a no-no. I’m self-conscious about the stretch marks left after two pregnancies.
6. Your motto/mantra?
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford
7. A designer you consistently like and why?
I know very little about fashion designers, so this question is hard for me. I don’t know that I like everything she designed, but I do like what Coco Chanel did for women’s wear by emphasizing comfort (breathing is good–corsets didn’t help with that) and practical styles for active lives.
8. Something about you we wouldn’t expect from reading your blog?
I always thought I’d find fulfillment through a career instead of domesticity. I’m happy at home surrounded by my family.