Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A little tagged diversion

I've been tagged back by the Crafty Acorn who very kindly answered the questions in this tagging post. I thought as the questions looked fun I'd reciprocate and do the answers. Consider it a bit of an interview with me.

1. What's the favourite thing you've made in your life?
Maybe my hexie quilt. Because it was such a huge achievement for me. Or creating my garden.

2. Who's your crafty inspiration?
I don't think there is one single person out there that inspires me. I get my inspiration from other bloggers (a lot of people probably sat reading this right now inspire me!) and stuff I see on flickr as well as being inspired by the natural world, my garden and a million other things that catch my eye each day.

3. What skill would you like to learn?
Paper piecing. I keep saying that, but haven't taken the plunge because it looks like you need to be super accurate and I'm not sure I am...

4. What would you choose as your last meal?
Home cooked Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, runner beans, carrots, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, roast turnips, horseradish sauce and gravy.  (I didn't even have to think about it. I think it's a crying shame that Yorkshire Pudding is not one of our five a day!) Oh and for a starter I'd maybe go for a trio of melon with some fruit coulis. Dessert - I'd like a whole dessert trolley on hand so I could pick whatever I fancied on the day. And before anyone says would you really eat that lot for your main, the answer is yes because if this is my last meal I really don't care if I'm sick the next day do I?

5. And which 3 people would you like to share it with? (dead or alive)
If it is my last meal then I'd say my family - the ones living and the ones dead - providing they aren't like zombies cos that might put even me off my Yorkshire Pud.  Oh and Chief would be there too.

6. What animals did you have as a child? (& what were they're names & why?)
My brother had a dog called Griffy and I had a black rabbit called Twitchie Jam Jar. The family had already had a rabbit called Twitchie and I think in a argument with my brother he said, I couldn't call the rabbit Twitchie because we'd had one called that. I replied randomly: what so I'll call it Jam Jar then? And the two names got stuck together.

7. If you could ask anyone dead or alive one question, what would it be and to whom?
As for talking to dead people.  I wouldn't mind having a natter to Sir John Mills or Ronnie Barker.  Not sure I could stop with asking them just one question though. I'm sure there are a lots more people I'd love to natter to given a chance too.

8. If you opened a shop (bricks and mortar not online), what would it sell?
You're all expecting me to say Fabric aren't you? But what I'd really like to do is open a gift shop. One of those little eclectic places where you could buy bits of jewellery, bags, clothes, homegoods and a myriad of other treasures, both modern and vintage. A real Aladdins' cave of gorgeous things.

9. If you were an animal what would you be, and why?
I'm not sure what I'd be although I'd like to be a giraffe to get what it's like to feel tall and they are really really cute.

10. What's your pirate name?

My pirate name is:
Iron Anne Flint

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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11. Whats your top 10 things to do from your bucket list?
I really need to go back and revise this. A few years ago I drew up a massive bucket list and did a fair number of things like learn to fence, walk with wolves, fire eat, go on the London Eye. But right now I have a mental blank and wouldn't know what would be on my top ten!

And talking of interviews I hope before too long to have my first ever interview on my blog! Exciting or what!?  I'm excited because I love reading interviews on other blogs and am really pleased someone has agreed to be interviewed on mine.


  1. great to know more about you: very interesting read

  2. It's always fun learning more about you. My mom in law and I talked for years about opening a gift shop, one of the possible names was beautiful things....

  3. Some excellent and very funny answers there. Loved it.

  4. Excellent - what about your Porno name? I think Twitchie Jam Jar 'first street name' would make an excellent one!

  5. ROFL, I got totally distracted by the Pirate name *ahem* Anywho, I think that last meal would do you in early! As for the paper piecing, it helps those of us that are inept at accuracy look good ;o)

  6. Wow, thank you Isisjem! A few surprises, but all fab answers.
    Shame we're so far away from each other, we could've opened a gift/cake shop together! :)
    If anyone else would like to answer my 11 daft questions, please do so by replying here


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