1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
I have struggled to think of 7 vaguely interesting facts but here goes.
1. I lived on King Island in the middle of Bass Strait for 6 years as a child. I attended Grassy Primary School for Grade 1 and 2, then King Island District High School for Grade 3-6. My Dad was my teacher in grade 6.
2. I attended the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in Hobart for 4 years, majoring in music education. My main instrument was the trombone. When I was a student I spent the summer holidays working on farms doing paddock work. Hoeing onions in the rain was such a joy, as was taking a whole day to pick one bucket of snow peas. (Most of the time I did actually enjoy the work - especially payday!)
3. I don't drink tea or coffee or eat any red meat.
4. I have double jointed thumbs! They bend right back - quite disgusting! When I tried to learn the flute, I also discovered that my fingers flop at the joints!
5. I hated sewing at high school. In Grade 7 when sewing was compulsory, I made a skirt which fell apart. I also started a duffle bag, in disgusting pale blue gabardine, which never got finished. When home economics became optional in grade 9 I dropped it in favour of advanced maths, geography and music.
6. I love murders - fictional ones of course.! Anything by Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell or Colin Dexter to name a few. Favourite TV shows include Midsummer Murders, Inspector Morse, Frost, Cracker, Silent Witness, Poirot, Miss Marple, Inspector Lynley and so on.
7. I am a school choir mistress and enjoy preparing childrens choirs for assemblies, concerts and eisteddfods. This year I will be teaching four choirs - Senior Girls, Senior Boys, Junior Girls and Junior Boys. We introduced separate girls and boys choirs last year which worked really well. I am better able to match the song repertoire to their interests and abilities. Although they have the same amount of time, the girls seem to get through twice as much in a rehearsal!
Phew. Hope that wasn't too boring.
I have gone for an international flavour in my selection because one of the things I like about blogging is linking up with people from around the world. If you girls have already been tagged or don't feel like participating that's fine.
1. Pamina - Quilts on the Way (Switzerland)
2. Lea - Simple Pleasures (Japan)3. Anne Marie - Anne Marie's Quilt (Norway)
4. Lil - Addicted (Luxembourg)
5. Peg - Happy in Quilting (Australia)
6. Janet - Idaho Quilter (USA)
7. Stina - Kviltstina (Sweden)
I couldn't post without showing some pictures. As the Christmas decorations and quilts are finally packed away, I have been bringing out other things to replace them. This is a little doll quilt which measures about 12 inches square. It was purchased as a kit from Patchwork on Stonleigh in Wodonga.
Because it's so small I actually managed to hand quilt it.
This is what I worked on last night - the second Christmas Cup. Stayed up far too late stitching and watching Miss Marple and Silent Witness.
PS Thank you to everyone who sent congratulatory messages re the WISP challenge.