Seven Random Things About Me
I've been tagged! It's my first time (she says, blushing) and I'm actually quite excited. Steel City Knitter wants to know Seven Random Things about me and while none of the seven things are earthshaking, I'll tell you anyway.
And consider yourselves tagged too. Romancing The Yarners can blog 'em right here. The rest of you can let us know where to find your answers in the comments section.
In keeping with the rules stated on Steel City Knitter's blog, I am officially tagging Nancy, Dallas, Fran, Cindi, Jamie, Elizabeth, and LauraP who (I hope) will share 7 random facts about themselves here in the blog. SCK says, "Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog."
So here we go:
1. I am probably the only English/Swedish/Romanian/Chippewa Indian you'll ever meet.
2. I thought the whole world cast on the way I did until I saw somebody do the long tail in 2003 and almost fainted dead away from the shock. Turns out there's a whole world of cast on methods out there and nobody (and I mean nobody) had ever used anything even remotely like my weird way.
3. In the spring of 1986 I was walking from the parking lot to the supermarket in Copiague on Long Island when I heard the sound of bagpipes. I was cresting a little grassy hill. I was all alone. I stopped and I swear to you a man in a kilt seemed to appear from nowhere. I literally couldn't move from the spot. Still playing, he marched right past, turned around and winked, then continued on past King Kullen like there was nothing unusual about it.
4. I love John Adams, second president of the United States. I'd probably have been a John Adams groupie if I'd lived in the 18th century. (Those pesky Alien & Sedition Acts? Pish tosh. A mere lapse in judgment.)
5. I am deeply moved by needlework. I can't explain it but there's a strong emotional connection for me. A few years ago Goldisox and I visited John and Abigail Adams's home in Braintree and I was so overcome with emotion over being in their home that the guide ushered us into another room and unlocked a dresser drawer. I didn't know what to expect. She reached in and reverently withdrew Abigail's lace wedding veil. She laid it in my arms and I started to cry. I should find the photo and post it. I swear to you I felt like I had somehow connected with Abigail through that beautiful length of lacework.
6. My mother's father was engaged to my father's mother when I was a baby. They broke up when Grandma had the engagement ring appraised. She would have been Grandpa's fifth wife. He would have been her third husband.