Sunday, 8 October 2006

Five Weird Things????

The wonderful Pamela over at Kitty and Me has tagged me - and I am struggling to list five weird things about me that no-one would know.

When I asked DH, his eyes rolled skyward, and he immediately listed a number - but all of them are "normal" in the circles in which I move. Like - sure, I could have the most up-to-date electric whiz-bang sewing machine, but I cheerfully refuse to, and stick with my 1918 Singer hand-powered. Although my 1908 gets a run occasionally. That's not weird - what crazy-patcher wouldn't be the same.

So here is the only one I can come up with:

1. Due to my current lifestyle, and some foot problems, I am living in good runners and explorer socks (not sure if that translates internationally - thick hiking socks). Unless I have to go to a wedding or funeral, of course.

So I have a range of these socks in various colours, that I rotate around - including two pairs of fluorescent orange. Which I wear whether they match whatever I have on or not. And, as anyone who has been around me for a while knows - I detest the colour orange, and rarely use it in CQ. Or in the garden (except for autumn leaves). I reckon any word (ie orange), that has no normal word rhyming with it, is to be avoided at all cost. Yet these orange socks get a real workout with me.

Is that Five Points Worth of Weirdness????

Still a little busy around here for normal postings - although the weather today looks like I might not get my gardening day.

And the cataloguing work I am doing at the minute can no way be related to sewing - I am out in the steam engines and water carts.

But then, speaking of Water Carts - here is weird #2

2. I have always been fascinated by Furphy Water Carts, which are a peculiarism to Australia, made in Shepparton. I have always wanted a house where I could put the end-plate from a Furphy above the fire place.

I am now supposed to tag five more people - but I am not going to do that - please feel free to self-tag. You can leave a comment here if you would like to be one of my five (Just in case anyone out there is counting and ticking them off!)


Blogger Pam Kellogg said...

Thank you so much Linda! I know how busy you are at the moment. Yes, I've noticed that you never use orange in your stitched pieces. I can be challenging to work with. I'm using it on my current Thanksgiving projects and will be so glad to return to my pinks and purples!


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Blogger Kate said...

I don't think avoiding orange is weird at all - but I know about acquiring weird coloured explorers. Fluorosecent pink!

Furphyys are great - my FIL wants one desperately to keep for when fires come through.

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