Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tag That......

My Red Sea Diving Friend
The lovely Gill at Red Raspberry has blog tagged me, to find out at little bit more from me with the following probing questions, so here goes *blinks eyes at the big shiny light in my face, interrogation style*

What is your second favourite craft after quilting/sewing(if you have one)?
Current second favourite would be crochet I think, I only started lessons in September, but it's quite versatile and fun, and I think with a bit more practise I could do even more interesting things (maybe)
If you had the chance to change one thing you have done in your life what would it be?

I generally work on the principle of don't regret the things you do, regret the things you don't, and all of those mistakes are why I'm here, now and who I am.
Western Australia
 If you were an animal, what would you be?
Oooh, that's a tricky one, my lovely man tells me I'm crafty (and i don't think he means it in a nice way!), so maybe a fox, and it is the symbol of Leicestershire, our home county.  
What is your all time favourite movie?

I'm not really a film buff, I prefer tv series', good ones, in the vein of The Wire, something gritty that keeps me on the edge of my seat.

What is your favourite book/author?

My favourite book of all time is Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, it's an absolutely stunning classic.
Stunning NZ coast
 What is next on your to-do list of things to learn? 
In terms of crafts, and something new, I would like to do some screen printing at home (like the course I did last year), but I have LOADS of sewing/quilting projects I need to get out of my head and made first! : )
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? 
That's a hard one, I try not to over think these things, but some planning really makes a difference and helps you achieve your dreams- I think I will see where the next 12 months takes me, and if you keep reading the blog, I'm guessing you'll find out....
Why did you start blogging? 
I mentioned last week about friends thinking my love of sewing/quilting/creating is mad, they just don't get it. Blogging gives me a way of connecting with like minded people, and engaging in conversation, it's an amazing community full of really fun and generous people, and I wanted to be part of that.  It's only been about 5 months but I already feel it's a key part of my creative outlet- a bit of a release valve on all of the crazy ideas in my head!
What is your favourite item you have ever made and why?

My favourite so far is probably the hexy quilt I am hand sewing for my little one (2 years and counting, and not quite finished yet).  Without getting all emotional and soppy, it's been an absolute labour of love, and I really want her to love and cherish it, and hopefully she'll want to pass it on to her child one day.
Who do you admire most in quilting blog land and why? 

Thats a tough one, and I don't think I can answer it with just 1 person. I admire all of the wonderful (mostly) ladies, who create and craft, take care of their kids and produce some absolutely spectacular items that inspire me to improve my skills, and "up my game".  Too numerous to mention them all I'm afraid. : )
How we got around Oz (without breaking down amazingly!).
What is the most interesting place you have visited or would like to visit?
Last question, phew. There are so so many amazing places I want to visit, Asia, Canada and South America, but sticking to places I have visited, my absolute favourites have to be Australia and New Zealand, I had an amazing time travelling around them in my late 20's, and it really gave me the travel bug, which unfortunately I don't get to engage with at the moment.  I loved the big open spaces of Australia, the aquatic life (I learned to Scuba Dive and cage dived with Great White Sharks which was phenomenal) and the refreshing approach to life. In NZ, the most amazing scenery which reminded me so much of home after 12 months away, but all combined in a smaller set of islands, the simple charm of the place, and the amazing variety of landscapes.  
Tongariro Crossing, New Years Day 2008
Well, that's enough of boring you about me, maybe you could take these questions and  apply them to yourself, you might be surprised about your own answers, and it's a great chance to find out a little more about you.....

Ange x  
Red Sea


  1. Thanks for the insight. And not regretting anything.

  2. Great answers, nice to hear more about you!

  3. Yes, great to learn more about you and I can never remember films when asked that question!

  4. I always like these sort of things, gives a bit more insight into people :). Nice pics of NZ - they make me a bit homesick!

  5. Great answers; NZ is just the best xxx

  6. Such great photos (I love the camper van) and really interesting answers, thanks for sharing. Sarah x


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