Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blog Awards and Give Away Thank Yous!

I'm feeling a bit behind on my blogging! I finally finished my projects for the Sew for Victory challenge, which ended on Sunday. I had put those projects on hold for a bit so I could work on the gown for my trip to Gettysburg. Now sure how exactly, but I managed to get it finished. Minus the buttons and trim of course. I used straight pins to close the bodice. Let's just say it was a good thing I had an 8 hour car ride to work on it! So, yeah that's two blog post. Well three actually because I'd like to post about the trip itself. I'm dreadfully slow at uploading pictures from my camera which is the main reason most posts get delayed. Sigh....

Anyway, today I have some overdue thanks. The Choll at Thread-Headed Snippet and Cait at Curse Words and Crinolines have both nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. That you ladies!

To accept the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, one must:
- Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
- State 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
- Notify the winners.

1. I'm getting married next year! I've started looking for a dress (just online for right now, going to try and visit some shops soon) but so far nothing strikes my fancy. I'm beginning the dress debate - to make or not to make?
2. I'm starting a collection of vintage and antique tea cups and saucers to use as wedding favors. :)
3. I'm working on creating my very own shop on Etsy! More on that later. :)
4. The last time I had really short hair I was 6.
5. My least favorite color growing up was pink.
6. I'm a descendant of a Union soldier from the Civil War. I could technically claim to be a DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) as well but I've never bothered to go through the hassle of applying for DAR membership.
7. The last time Cori and I were in Virginia we visited the Maritime Museum. The docent gave us an awesome tour of the Monitor exhibit, pointing out a number of cool things and telling us a few stories regular visitors don't usually get to hear. The ironic part of it all? She is a direct descendant of the captain of the CSS Virginia and I'm a (not quiet direct) descendant of Admiral Stringham, Commander of the Union blockade at Hampton Roads. A few good natured jokes were exchanged. :)

And now the 15 blogs, in no particular order, that I would like to nominate for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award."
1. Tickety Boo Tupney
2. The Costumers Closet
3. Jessica of Chronically Vintage
4. Mary Nease of Young Broke and Fabulous
5. Marianne of Esme and the laneway
6. Sew 18th Century
7. Sarah Jane of Romantic History
8. Sarah at Rhinestones and Telephones
9. My Vintage Vogue
10. Anna Depew at A Few Threads Loose
11. Shona at In the Hey Day
12. Charlotte at Tuppence Ha'penny
13. Solanah at Vixen Vintage
14. Hallie at At the Sign of the Golden Scissors
15. Ginger at Scene in the Past

I would like to thank Ashely and Rebbecca from The Fashionable Frolick for awarding me the "One Lovely Blog Award."

The criteria for accepting the "One Lovely Blog Award" is:
     - thank the person who nominated you;
     - add the "One Lovely Blog Award" image to your post;
     - share seven things about yourself;
     - pass the award on to seven nominees;
     - include this set of rules; and
     - inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

And now the 7 blogs, again in no particular order, that I would like to nominate for the "One Lovely Blog Award."
1. 1940s Style for You
2. Jessica at Chronically Vintage
3. Porcelina at Pocelina's World
4. A Girl in Winter
5. Cait at Curse Words and Crinolines
6. Nessa at Nessa's Place
7. L. R. Stern at Plaid Petticoats

Last but not least. Much belated thanks to the following people for their Sew Grateful Giveaways.
Porcelina at Pocelina's World for the eyebrow palette and red nail polish. Chris at Cuada Design for her PDF clutch pattern. And finally, Laura at Chiral Craft for the sewing booklets. I never win giveaways so you can imagine how excited I was to win three!

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