An Award First! Thank You!

I’m putting my last Gurriere post on hold for a few days, because…

Wow! It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was just starting this blog and spent a lot of time sifting through the mountains of fabulous blogs out there to look for inspiration in terms of sewing and good blogging. I kept running across side bar images like The Versatile Blogger, the Duchie Award, and the Liebster Blog and wondering if my blog would ever get to enjoy an entrance into that crowd of awesome blog-ery.

Well, today is the day! The very kind, ever supportive, beautifully dressed, wonderful Sabine of Kleidung um 1800 has nominated me for the The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you, Sabine!!!

When your blog is nominated for this award you have to follow the rules:

1- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to that person’s blog.

2- Post the award on the sidebar of your blog.

3- Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

4- Choose 15 other fabulous blogs and nominate them for the award.

7 things about me…

1- When I was in high school I took four years of German. Thus, while I really appreciate Sabine’s English translation on her blog (because I don’t have a big enough vocabulary to really understand all the sewing information in German), I also really enjoy seeing the German! Sometimes I can read things in German and understand them! And sometimes I just learn new words or remember things about grammar and construction that I haven’t thought of in years.

2- I may be an adult (most days) but I still have a childhood attachment to my family of Gund Snuffles bears. As you can see, I have a variety of sizes and colors.

So cute and cuddly!

3- I don’t have any live pets (I have my bears instead…).

4- I am in the group the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers, a group which recreates ballroom dances from the 19th and early 20th centuries (this is easy to pick up on my blog… since I post about our events often!).

5- I’ve been a modern competitive ballroom dancer with Mr. Q as my partner since 2005. We were members of the UMass Amherst Ballroom Dance Team from 2005-2008 and captains from 2007-2008 (hence the matching jackets…).

A picture from at least four years ago…

6- I really enjoy silly adventures and silly picture taking. Here’s an example from my everyday, non-costume life. (Yes, I do wear modern clothes!)

At the Frog Pond in the Boston Common. It was really cold that day! I was hoping the frog statue might turn into a prince!

7- I grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

In the summer, this is what it looks like around sunset. This is Puget Sound. You can see the buildings of Seattle in front of Mount Rainer in the background. To the right is a ferry: an iconic Seattle image.

On to nominating other blogs!

Adventures of a Costumer: Three Graces Historical Clothing Blog: Lindsey has great research and photos of in progress and completed garments

Diary of a Mantua Maker: fascinating posts about shoe making and lots of other informative and interesting historic clothing things

Dressed in Time: Caroline makes lovely clothing from the 18th and 19th centuries and blogs about it with lots of pictures and research information

Experiments in Elegance: truly versatile blog posts from Antonia about historic clothing and research, events, and lots of other fun things

A Fashionable Frolick: lots of wonderful research and photos of clothing inside and out as well as events attended from two sisters: Rebecca and Ashley

Historically Dressed: Jenni has another versatile blog with lots of wonderful research and images of clothing in progress and completed

In The Long Run: Gloria has an information filled blog with lots of pictures of clothing in progress and completed as well as events attended, and other things

My Fanciful Muse: a versatile blog from Evelyn, who shares research on historic fashion plates, furniture, paper dolls, and occasionally other things, too

Plaid Petticoats: Raven shares information and research on sewing adventures, events attended, and other random things

Recreating the 19th Century Ballroom: Barbara shares such detailed historic information about dancing in the 19th century, it’s very cool

Regency Tea Party: it’s all about Regency, but still great fun, with lots of picture filled posts about clothing and events attended

The Secret Dreamworld of a Jane Austen Fan: a lot of lovely and picture filled posts from Aurora, generally about Regency clothing and events

15 is a large number. I’m stopping at 12.

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4 responses to “An Award First! Thank You!

  1. Congratulations, Quinn!! You’re always No. 1 in my book. Love you. Mom

  2. You truly deserve it!!! Your dresses are amazing, and it’s such fun to follow your events!!!
    Sabine

  3. Thank you so much!!! My first award, it’s so exciting!! 🙂

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