J. G. Burdette  at  Map of Time nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, for which I am grateful. It’s also quite suitable, since I may veer from 18th century bonnets to heating coils to cooking in a tin kettle in a short span of time. My friends tell me you get used it, so buckle in and enjoy the ride.

Accepting this honor means I need to follow the rules:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (see paragraph 1)
  2. Paste the award to your blog (check)
  3. Tell 7 thing about yourself (OK, see below)
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs (I can manage 12, I don’t have time to really read more than that on a regular basis.)

So, 7 things about me:

  1. When I was a child, I had a fold-out paper Georgian house to color in, with paper furniture to assemble, and for which I made paper dolls. This is no way resembles my current work with furniture and mannequins in an 18th-century house.
  2. I had a hard hat when I was 8, and somewhere there’s a photo to prove it. It’s not lost, I just can’t find it right now.
  3. I played Samuel Adams in our 5th grade play, and insisted that my mother make me a frock coat with coordinating cuffs and waistcoat. Yes, I have always been this way.
  4. If I can’t read The New York Times daily, I start to experience withdrawal symptoms.
  5. William Faulkner is one of my favorite authors, followed by David Mitchell. I like words.
  6. For one brief shining moment three years ago, I truly understood dew point and relative humidity and felt really smart.
  7. Life’s short: buy a good hammer is a decent philosophy for living.

My favorite blogs:

  1. The Still Room Blog: a little of everything, every day, always well written.
  2. Kleidung um 1800 Beautiful handsewing
  3. Sew 18th Century, costume and local
  4. Mimic-of-Modes, on costume and other things
  5. Historic Cookery, yes, what it says
  6. Things I Vacuumed Today I feel you sister, and you had me at Vacuumed.
  7. Opus Anglicanum Historical textiles
  8. Hyaline Prosaic, historic sewing
  9. Serena Dyer, historic costume
  10. Researching Food History 
  11. Four Pounds Flour Historic Gastronomy
  12. FIDM Museum Blog more historic fashion & museum