Blog 50-Tagged

I received my first tag from Song of the Sagebrush. She has a wonderful blog that you should go and visit. I’m supposed to tell you 7 things you don’t know about me. My life has been pretty typical so I actually found this pretty hard, but here goes:

  1. I have been working off and on since I was about 11. Aside from being a wife of 23 years, mother for 21 and the usual babysitting jobs, I have:  picked apples, worked on a dairy farm cleaning stalls, been a cashier, waitress, and gardener at a mom and pop store, worked at Photo-mat (does anybody remember those little booths?), been a ribbon winder at Wrights Ribbons in Brimfield, Ma., did piece work making mascara brushes, made dynamite caps, Jiffy Blades (those long bladed wall paper smoothing tools), Yankee bird feeders, medical parts and all kinds of other plastic whatcha-ma-call-its at an injection molding factory and have taught high school and elementary grades at a private A.C.E. school.
  2. In 1981, in a class of 7, I graduated from one of the first schools to use the A.C.E. curriculum. 3 year after graduating, I met my husband through a mutual friend. I found out that the art teacher was his grandmother, one of the monitors was his aunt, and that I had graduated with his cousin. Small world, huh?
  3. Hi, I’m Ginny and I’m a self-taught craftaholic.  I knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint, embroidery, cross stitch, macramé, bead work, jewelry making, flower arranging, cake decorating, latch hook rug making, plastic canvas, ceramics, recycling crafts and now scrapbooking, If there is something crafty and new I’ve probably tried it, but the craft I enjoy the most and have been doing for about 20 years is quilling.
  4. I have taken jazz and been an actress in many plays in my youth. I play the guitar, recorder, and a tiny bit of piano. I also write my own music and songs.
  5. I have been collecting bells since I was 14. I also collect small, unusual jewelry boxes and some dolls.  I have a doll from when I was 7. She is one of the only things left from when my childhood home caught fire.  She was somehow miraculously saved because I had been playing with her before the fire and had placed her in ‘bed’ among some sleeping bags. I remember being so worried about her as I watched the firemen put the fire out. She was a comfort to me while I was growing up.
  6. I have volunteered as craft director for Boy Scouts and am currently an assistant Brownie Girl Scout leader. I have also worked as a yearbook editor/creator/photographer many times.
  7. I have a strange quirk. I like to sort things.I sort M & M’s by color, chips by size, and our closets are arranged by color, size and sleeve length.  I once sorted a huge tub of Legos for my son. (that didn’t last). You would think that my house would be well organized with this compulsion, but there are just sorted piles here and there waiting to be put away.

Boy did I get long winded? Well now you know all about me.

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2 Responses to Blog 50-Tagged

  1. Tracy says:

    You arrange your closets by sleeve size now that is funny. I have just started ACE the last 18 months it has been a huge blessing to my hsing life, after I ran from that kind of set curricullum for yrs. It is getting quite popular in Australia. I enjoyed reading your list.


  2. MyThree3Sons says:

    Wow, I just was able to read your seven things. Yours was sure more interesting than mine, lol. I'm sorry I didn't put your name in — I'm new to this. I have no idea how to put the names in a link-form like that??? I'm not the brightest girl when it comes to computers!

    BTW, I had a house fire as a child too. It was electrical I believe. Also, when I'd been married for four years and we had just moved out of state, the moving company that we hired to bring our things had a fire and we lost a lot. I've experienced enough fire for one lifetime! 🙂

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