Saturday, September 7, 2013

One Lovely Blog Award

I received the One Lovely Blog Award
from Kathy at
If you haven't visited her blog,
I would encourage you to do so.
She is very kind-hearted, and it shows
through in her posts.

I am now supposed to tell you 7 things
that you might not know about me.
A little scary.

 Some of you might know (or not) that
I was raised on a ranch and now live in 
the mountains, but I so love the gypsy style.
Like this~
Isn't it just grand?
Can't you just imagine the inside
with velvet cushions and shiny dingle-dangles?  
The clothes are just as beautiful to me.

I like reading books about cleaning house.
Yep, really.
'Home Comforts' is a very useful one.

If I were stranded on an island 
and could only have one food,
it would be
Skippy creamy peanut butter.

I raised sheep for years.
When I was a youngin', I was in 4-H and usually
had weathers for market lambs.  One year,
I had a ewe lamb.  My folks weren't there when I sold
so afterwards I was on the phone with my mom.
Mom: "How much per pound?"
"That's a good price"
"You did good."
Me: crying "I want her back."
They (Mom and Dad) must have seen it coming.
Mom: "See if she is going for resale."
She was!  I went to the guy at the gate
to the HUGE holding pen where there were
probably about 200 stressed out lambs.
I told the guy, "I get to buy her back."
He got this startled look on his face and said,
"But Honey how will we find her?"
Over the ruckus of all those lambs I belted out
From the other side of that huge pen,
Dolly made a bee-line towards me.
The fella said, "Well, that was easy," with a big grin.
I had Dolly a long time.  She was a good ewe. 

I ran into another vehicle when I took my
driving test in high school.
(It was just a little dent in an old farm truck, and
the owners reply was that it added character.)

I probably say, "Thank you, God" 
about 50 times a day.
I nearly always get green lights,
good parking spaces, win raffles, etc.
Mr. LB doesn't and gets red lights,
far away parking, trains, etc.
I don't think it's a coincidence.

My greatest talent, if you can call it such,
is that I've always been easy around animals.
My son and middle niece also have that.
I once got a half grown wild kitten/cat
and named her Cuddles ~
It turned out to be a good name for her.
I'm sure I've caused my folks a couple grey hairs
haltering and grooming un-broke colts,
being in 'the bull pasture,'
and just dealing with critters in general.
I think the worse thing an animal
has ever done to me is step on my toe.
Just for general public safety, I will add
that I'm not stupid about it.
I have a great respect for 2000 pound bulls,
bear sows with cubs, and
a cornered critter of any kind.

I'm not certain just how interesting all that is.
None of it is really secret - silly really -
just things I wouldn't normally share. 

Now I think I am supposed
to nominate a few blogs:
Ravenwood Whimzies
Punkin's Patch
Betsy's Heartstrings

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. So, you are a little gypsy girl at heart, eh? I did not know that. What I would love to know is where you will put all of your sewing machines in your caravan!!! That is beadugifully painted. There was a gal who sold things from one similar to that at the. Walla Walla farmers market years ago. What a wonderful little girl dream to live in oone of those!!!
    I loved learning all the things you shares. I love your "Dolly" story. I can see it all happening in my mind.
    You are so sweet to grant me the award, i did receive a Liebster Award for my blog that is similar to this, but different
    Do you think my readers couldd ASTAND HEARING anymore about me? 😳...😃
    I will see what I can do forr you!
    Thanks, sweet blog friend, i love your blog!

  2. thank you for sharing all these little bits about you, you have lead a very interesting and happy life. Can so understand you being upset when you sold your lamb and how good to read you got her back

  3. I bumped another vehicle on my driving test trying to pull out of the parking space! LOL It cracked me up that I wasn't the only one. It did not even make a place, but the DMV instructor was NOT happy. Needless to say I did not pass and had to go back.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!

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  4. Love your post. It was fun learning more about you - Thanks so much for nominating my blog too...but it may be a while before I can make a similar post on my blog.