A big thanks goes to Stephanie at Stouty Sews for tagging me as a Versatile Blogger. She was in turn tagged by Lavender of threadsquare. To be honest, I’m not really sure what it means or what I’m supposed to do next, but I’m ever so thankful to be mentioned as one of someone else’s favorite blogs. Especially when I’ve had so little time to sew and blog these days.
From what I gather, I’m supposed to share seven things about me and then tag more blogs. Here goes…
- I am a scientist by day (and night and weekend). I got my PhD in Chemistry, and I’m now doing a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurobiology. I like to ask questions about how the brain works on the chemical scale.
- I am an avid runner. I competed in the 800 m and 1500 m races in college, but I’ve since moved on to longer races from a 5 k to a marathon. I’ve even run one 50 k.
- I’m obsessed with cats and have two. But, if you’ve been here for a while, you probably already knew that. I also have a single fish living in a giant tank. And many plants.
- I don’t own a television. But, I hardly have time in the evenings for anything other than making dinner and catching up with my husband, so I have no idea how I’d find an hour for a TV show anyway.
- I do own lots and lots of books. I’ve collected books all of my life, and then I married a man who had a very large collection of books himself. For some reason it makes me very happy to be surrounded by books.
- I love the San Francisco area, but I grew up on the other side of the country in Virginia. My family still lives there, and I miss it dearly. Especially now that it’s gotten so expensive to fly.
- I’ve always wanted to learn to play the violin. I own one that my parents picked up years ago at an antique store (I think as a trade for a treadle sewing machine), but I haven’t taken the time to learn how to play. One day…
- Sew Technicolor – I adore Kristin’s embroidery, and I’ve enjoyed watching her learn to knit over the past few months.
- Hand Sewn Home Grown – Evelyne makes fabulous garments. Even better, many things she makes are for her very lucky daughter. (I’m a huge fan of sewing for others. Without someone having sewn for me, I likely wouldn’t have launched myself into this hobby.)