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:
- Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (see paragraph 1)
- Paste the award to your blog (check)
- Tell 7 thing about yourself (OK, see below)
- Nominate 15 other blogs (I can manage 12, I don’t have time to really read more than that on a regular basis.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If I can’t read The New York Times daily, I start to experience withdrawal symptoms.
- William Faulkner is one of my favorite authors, followed by David Mitchell. I like words.
- For one brief shining moment three years ago, I truly understood dew point and relative humidity and felt really smart.
- Life’s short: buy a good hammer is a decent philosophy for living.
My favorite blogs:
- The Still Room Blog: a little of everything, every day, always well written.
- Kleidung um 1800 Beautiful handsewing
- Sew 18th Century, costume and local
- Mimic-of-Modes, on costume and other things
- Historic Cookery, yes, what it says
- Things I Vacuumed Today I feel you sister, and you had me at Vacuumed.
- Opus Anglicanum Historical textiles
- Hyaline Prosaic, historic sewing
- Serena Dyer, historic costume
- Researching Food History
- Four Pounds Flour Historic Gastronomy
- FIDM Museum Blog more historic fashion & museum