Wednesday, 22 October 2008

All About Me!

Well not quite but I've been tagged by Jackie to reveal 7 random facts about myself. At first it sounded a little daunting but before long I had too many facts so I've thought about what I want to share - there's stuff that I wouldn't mind sharing with regular visitors to my blog but not so sure about the whole of the www so .........................

1 - I have spent my entire life living in the same town in which I was born.

2 - I don't dislike meat but I just can't eat anything off the bone or with any sign of fat, sinew or gristle hence I don't eat much meat! I make a nice steak & kidney pie or pudding (even though I do say it myself) but when there's a remark like "I only had two bits of meat in my bit" I reply "well there was a whole pound of meat" without saying that there was probably only half of it left by the time I had finished dissecting! I ordered a sweet and sour chicken dish in a restaurant once - you can only imagine my "horror" when it came out as a whole poisson!

3 - I don't like alcohol - no religious or other reasons, I just don't like the taste.

4 - I am the resident spider catcher in the house and other creepy crawlies are no problem but I do not like rodents of/in any shape or form - even mention of or stiched pictures of little things in cornfields make me cringe, shiver and want to dance on the table or run outside! This has prevented me putting a catalogue outside like other readers of Maggie Grey's blog - the fear of what might touch it!

5 - Some of my favourite posessions - I like pigs and elephants (excusing the reflection of the doors in the first two photos!).

A painting that mum brought home from a holiday in China ...........


Cross Stitched pigs that I did years ago ...................

A little elephant which I originally bought for a great aunt when I was a child .................

6 - I love colour and am highly influenced by colour and texture rather than design. I don't like brown and don't very often stitch with it nor wear it apart from a couple of pairs of "brownish" colour shoes. I can remember well the kerfuffle in the outfitters when I discovered that the requisites for my secondary school was brown uniform. My parents somehow got me to agree to the school so of course I had to wear it!

7 - 30 to 40 years later, I finally confessed to my mum that it was me who cut the cuff(s) of my younger sister's anorak into a neat fringe only for her to say that she always knew who it was because nobody else would have cut that straight!

I now have to tag 6 people to reveal 7 random facts about themselves and think I might have a problem trying to find 6 who haven't been tagged already but I will do my best!


Back on topic - the patchwork now has some shisha............

5 comments:

paulahewitt said...

two of our kids are like you wont touch meat with fat, sinew etc - very fussy - the other is like Jack Spratts wife - but if i dished up a steak and kidney pie they would ALL freak - im the only one who like offal - im surprised you do!

its funny admitting that secret to your mum after all these years and she already knew

MargB said...

Love your pigs - the Chinese ones and the tapestry ones!
Thankyou for calling by my blog - I am flattered by your tagging suggestion - I can now use hyperlink which helps!! My computer skills are pathetic.

Aussie Jo said...

Hi Shelley,
You can count me as a tag if you like but I won't be able to blog it until I finish my assignment.
Cheers
P.S. I really like those coiled baskets, do you know if there is a tutorial anywhere??

Maureen said...

Hi Shelley, have been tagged twice recently and am still thinking about what to put, i'm having problems at the moment with my elderly mum and when we get sorted I'll hopefully get down to answering the tags, hope you don't mind - maureen x

Shelley at Mermaids Purse said...

Thanks for all your comments and replies everyone. Yes, perhaps it is strange that I like offal Paula (well, kidney and liver) - perhaps it's because it's the same texture throughout?