Thursday, 11 June 2015
Five Things About Me . . .
(Free Pattern from Craft Passion)
I learned how to knit when I was a Brownie, also how to darn a sock and simple embroidery. I did not learn how to crochet until I was about 16 years old. My sister taught me. I am not sure where she learned how to do it. I was "hooked" from day one. (No Pun intended) I have loved crochet ever since! I have always loved it more than knitting. It's just easier. There are no dropped stitches, the patterns are easy to follow . . . I'm a lazy crafter and it speaks to my lazy bone. I used to do a lot of fine thread crochet, following Japanese symbol patterns, using fine crochet cotton to make doilies, dresser runners etc. I don't have any of it myself. I gave it all away through the years. I wish I had at least kept one thing for myself, but alas I did not. I don't do the fine crochet anymore because my eyes won't allow it.
And that's the first thing about me in a five things about me post for Thursday, June 11th, 2015!
When I was a child I used to daydream that I was adopted and that one day my real parents . . . June and Ward Cleaver . . . would realize their mistake and come back to get me. In fact I often put myself to sleep nights imagining that scenario in my mind. They would come and get me and take me to their beautiful home and I would have beautiful clothes and a beautiful bedroom and we would all live happily ever after. I'm not sure what this says about me or about my childhood. I think I just longed for some normalcy in a world that was somewhat chaotic and not all that stable. I wanted to live in a place where I had always lived and always would live . . . to have roots . . . to belong or at least feel like I belonged. When you are a Military Brat you don't have that stability. I can't even go back to any of the homes I lived in when I was a child, because most of them have been torn down or sold off and changed.
I have always loved the style of the 1950's. The clothing. The decorating style. The houses. If I was a much thinner woman I would be eccentric and dress like they did in the 1950's. Okay . . . probably not, but I like to think that I might. I think it was a very elegant era. I also love the style of the Jane Austin era . . . with the little bonnets and empire waists to hide a multitude of sins. In our encyclopedia when I was a girl, there was a section on fashion through the ages and I just about wore that section out by looking at it so much. I guess I have always been interested in the human form and how to dress it and it shows in my art.
I can't wear sunglasses. I've never been able to wear them without feeling sick to my stomach. I have a really sensitive inner ear I think, and I always feel like I am going to fall over and all whoozy if I try to wear sun glasses. They throw my equilibrium off. I don't know if this is a common thing or if I would get use to it in time . . . I've just always taken them right off because I don't like feeling nauseated and ill. Oh yes . . . there is a part of me that would love to be able to look all mysterious and glamorous in a pair of beautiful shades . . . but alas, I cannot do sunglasses. I also cannot go on rides at amusement parks for the same reason. Heck . . . I experience motion sickness on a swing. For that reason I would never be able to go on a cruise I don't think . . . afraid to spend all that money and then spend a week or two either wanting to throw up, or being drugged up to the eyeballs.
I cannot draw a straight line. No way. No how, even if the line is already there, I can't trace over it without it ending up all wobbly. I can draw just about anything else under the sun however. Also I do all of my artwork flat. I can't draw on an upright page. Well, at least I have never tried. I am not sure if I could so I suppose I shouldn't say that I can't, because I might be able to. I just don't know!
Funny though that I cannot draw a straight line.
And that's my five things about me for this week!
I did another little chubster yesterday. I love doing these chubby little characters. It's funny how children who are chubby are cute . . . but adults who are chubby are seen as simply fat. Nobody wants to pinch my cheeks! haha
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
If of thy mortal goods thou are bereft,
and from thy slender store two loaves alone
to thee are left,
sell one and with the dole
buy hyacinths to feed the soul.
Cooking in the English Kitchen today . . . a delicious Banoffee Mess! Simple and easy to make and very tasty!
I hope you have a lovely Thursday. The sun is shining gloriously here. A great day for gardening methinks! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!!