‘Mystery Blogger’ Award

Thank you to Kelly, who writes the blog Seam Racer, for recently nominating this blog for a ‘Mystery Blogger’ award! It’s so lovely to be chosen for this type of award. It’s amazing that we can ‘meet’ people via the internet who share our interests, isn’t it?

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” Created by: Okoto Enigma

These awards generally have rules and questions associated with them. The ‘Mystery Blogger’ award rules are:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny one
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Three things about me:

#1: This first one is easy, because it turns out that Kelly and I have a shared interest that I didn’t know about until I read her post about the award. Manual transmission cars? Yes please! While Kelly’s interests are more focused on sports cars, I prefer sporty sedans. A car that will get up and go is how I like to roll (literally, haha)… Like Kelly, I also enjoy being the first person to reach the speed limit after a red light. It’s fun to be part of the small percentage of Americans who drive a manual transmission and even more fun to surprise people by being an American woman who drives a manual transmission.

#2: I’m rather contrary sometimes, as people who know me well will attest, and I rather enjoy being surprising in my contrary-ness sometimes as well. As stated above, people are often surprised when they first see the car I drive–a bright red manual transmission sport sedan. I’ve asked but have yet to get a good answer as to what they think I should be driving instead… but it’s not that!

#3: I’m an introvert and sometimes get overwhelmed by being around too many people.


Kelly asked the following questions as well:

What everyday tool could you not live without? Hm… A tool? I think a hair comb! I do not want to begin to imagine how horribly full of knots my hair would be without one!

Do you have a preferred heel height for your shoes? 2″-3″ is my preferred height for heels. For everyday wear, though, flats are my friends!

What is next on your “bucket list”? Oh dear, I don’t really have a well-thought-out bucket list. Going to visit Ireland is pretty high on my list of things to do, though, so we’ll count that.

Who makes you laugh the most? Friends–I am so grateful to have good ones that I enjoy spending time and going on ridiculous adventures with.

Is there a pet that you wish you could have?…no limit! I would love to have a bear (particularly a polar bear) or a penguin for a pet! Both of those pose problems though… smell, fleas, claws, needing cold and space…


I would like to nominate the following blogs for the ‘Mystery Blogger’ award. You are all inspiring! It’s such a treat to keep up with your blogging adventures and information.

A Sartorial Statement

Beauty From Ashes

The Dreamstress

Dressed In Time

Kleidung Um 1800

Miss Victory Violet

Mode De Lis

The Modern Mantua Maker

Plaid Petticoats

Rococo Atelier

The Shadow Of My Hand

Teacups In The Garden

My questions to you are:

  • If you had a time machine, where would you take it to first and why?
  • What do you do to combat the blues on a rainy day?
  • Where would you like to travel next? Near or far…
  • What is your favorite sewing tool?
  • What name would you give to a combination of a zucchini and an asparagus?

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2 Responses to ‘Mystery Blogger’ Award

  1. kellycb says:

    Sooo…I would have not guessed we share a love of manual transmission cars! It’s so good to know I’m not the only female out there! You know, I can never, never figure out why men always assume my car is my husband’s (weird stereotype?); I always impresses them in one breath when I stand up for myself and say it’s all mine! “You know how to drive this?” “Yeah..” It never fails to be a funny reaction though. A classic stick shift is sadly getting harder to find with the modern paddle versions companies are making.

    What are your dream sports sedans may I ask? A Prelude, a Celica, or something else? I know Subaru has some, too. Just curious!

    • Haha! 🙂 You’re certainly not the only one, though I think we’re pretty unusual in general. I think it’s a stereotype for women not to know how to drive manual transmissions these days, unfortunately. And domestic car companies, in particular, are eliminating manual transmission. Boo!

      Hmm… Mr. Q and I have discussed the Suburu WRX as a car that would be fun to drive. A high-level-trim Dodge Charger would amuse me for awhile, too, and would certainly be a car that would be unexpected, I think! I believe there is also a sporty Audi sedan model which I would enjoy driving. 🙂

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