Friday, July 6, 2007

8 Random Things

oops, I published this without finishing # 6. See below.

Meggie from Life's Free Treats has tagged me for the 8 Random Things meme, thanks Meggie, you can come on home now :-)

1. When I was about 10 I can remember reading a book and being so involved that when the characters said they had to wait until tomorrow to do something I put my book down and got off the bed, thinking I would have to wait until tomorrow to find out what happened next. What a joy (and a "well, doh!" moment) it was to realise that I could keep reading! I love reading. I read every night when I go to bed. I can't bear not having a pile of books waiting to be read.

2. I learned to use a sewing machine when I was a kid by sewing hems on torn up sheets for hankies. Now the kids use only tissues (supplied by moi of course) and seem to need to leave the room every time they want to wipe their nose. When did I miss this becoming a socially unacceptable activity?

3. I hate my pin container to have anything but pins in it. (You will know this already if you have been a regular reader of my blog.)

4. I'm in love with my coffee machine. (Again, discernible from a previous blog post.) In second place is my dishwasher.

5. About 25 years ago I spent the enormous sum of $750 on a dress outfit. I still can't believe I did it. (Profligacy has NOT waned, though.) It was gorgeous. (And that's not counting the other one I paid $500 for - yikes!)

6. My son was born 4 weeks early, while we were away on holiday, undiagnosed extended breach birth ending in an emergency caesarian, and yes, my waters broke in the wee small hours

To continue, my waters broke in the wee small hours of the morning and by the time I got to the hospital it was pouring out (do you really want to know this?) and daylight had arrived. I remember getting out of the car and looking up at the building and hoping, fervently, no one was watching. I've had only one child so I guess it is predictable that I'm going to remember EVERYHING about his birth. There is more gory detail but you have probably had "enough already".

7. I have NEVER dyed my hair.
8. I once embarrassed myself highly when I attended a vice-versa party at a rugby club (a rugby club! I hate rugby - what was I thinking? oops, very unpatriotic to not like rugby) without dressing up as the opposite gender. I headed to the loo marked "ladies", which of course turned out to be the "mens" - they had switched the signs because we were supposed to have switched gender. If I could have fitted through the window I would have climbed out and quietly gone my way (and that was in my skinny days). When I finally emerged it was to a sea of faces ALL LOOKING AT ME!

I'm supposed to tag 8 other bloggers so if I tag you and you don't like tags, or you have done it before, feel free to ignore!

In no particular order:

Helen Conway of From Down The Well. Helen, you make me laugh!

Teodo from Appunti Patch. Teodo I love having the Italian perspective.

Kirsty from Two Time Leaves. Kirsty, you have probably been tagged a zillion times already but I gotta love your byline (opinionated quilt designer with a limited attention span seeks validation…) and your zany sense of humour. Your quilts are pretty alright too :-)

My good friend Janice from Quilts, Grandkids & Delphiniums. Janice you inspire me SO much.

Oops, clicked "publish post" by mistake and I've only got to 4!

Megan from The Scent Of Water. Megan, your photography is wonderful and your words even better.

Helen from Pixie Post. Helen, I enjoy your comments on life's joys and struggles.

Margaret from MG Quilts. Margaret, I see a quilt in every photo you post. I want to make them all!

May Britt from Abyquilt. May Britt, you live in the land of my forefathers. I'm glad to 'know' you.


Shelina said...

I enjoyed finding out more about you. I've never heard of a vice versa party, and am afraid I wouldn't have fared very well either.

Janice said...

that's a fascinating lot of information! I LOVE the reading story, No 1. :-)

I'll have to think of something since i've been tagged... might be a while before i can get to it though.

Helen Conway said...

I accept but it will be post gift quilt before I do it!

meggie said...

Thankyou for doing the meme! Very interesting, & it is always fun to learn new things about our friends.
Wish i could be in NZ- though I hear it is very very cold at present!

Janice said...

hey helen - did you know you were on this aggregator? here:

did you ask to be subscribed?

ruth said...

I think number 1 is the funniest thing I've read all day. I get so involved with books that I can't hear people speaking to me, but never put the book down to wait until the next day.