Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today's block and a meme

Several people have joined Kathie and me to make the little Civil War blocks. Kathie has the list of participants on her blog. Looks like there are eight of us now - how fun! Here is my block for today. I just love that cheddar print!

Perri tagged me for the "7 things about me". I did this one last year or the year before - let's see if I can think of seven new things. First I need to post the rules . . . I am to tell you 7 things about me that you will be so excited to learn, you will never forget me.

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
Here goes - what you always wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask . . .
1. As far as I'm concerned there is no dessert that is "to rich" - no matter what others say. Once I made a mocha chocolate cheesecake that included 3, 8-oz packages of cream cheese, sour cream, and a dozen eggs. No one else in the family would eat it because it had coffee in it. No problem - I ate almost all of it - including five pieces in a single day.
2. I love some books so much that I can read them over and over and never tire of them. I've read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy five times, and listed to the audio books another six times. It's about time for me to listen to them again I think. But first I'm going through the Harry Potters again - my sixth time to listen to them. I also read every book again each time another in the series came out.
3. Breakfast is my favorite meal. I'd happily eat breakfast for dinner seven days a week.
4. I absolutely hate to exercise. With a passion. I know I need to however - and I'll start again - as soon as I've made all the quilts I want to make.
5. We are as addicted to books here at our house as I'm addicted to fabrics. I've cataloged about 75% of our library and are up to over 8000 books. And no - I've not read them all. Yet.
6. I'm not a summer person - it's my least favorite season. I can't stand the heat and we have no air conditioning. I love fall the best.
7. I was born when my mother was 40 and my dad 42. They'd been married 21 years before they had their first child. My sister was born 2 1/2 years later. They had to get a baby sitter for their two and four year old children so they could celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. I was named Patti for the doctor who delivered me - Patrick Murphy. If it weren't for Doctor Pat encouraging my mother to try one more time to have a baby I wouldn't be here.
I think many of you have already been tagged, so play along if you haven't been tagged and would like to be.


The Calico Cat said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I'd happily eat breakfast for dinner seven days a week.


(#7 - here's hoping that my "Patti's" story only has a 36 year old mom...)

Perry said...

See, those were very interesting things you posted. I agree on breakfast and exercise, lol. Love your Civil War Blocks!

gwen said...

i love the cheddar /blue block too. Thanks for sharing new weird things about you. I hate exercising too but I push myself to it and it is a reward after it. But I still don´t like it! Take care.

Libby said...

Three breakfasts per day . . . a brilliant idea *s*

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Patti! Loved reading your meme. Your home sounds like a fabulous place to be with all those books and fabric. #4 made me laugh out loud -- now I know what to say when I need to exercise. Since I couldn't possibly make all the quilts I want to in 10 lifetimes, I'm safe -- Yay!!!

Dawn said...

The colors/fabrics on this one are still my favorite!

Tanya said...

I liked your 7 interesting things too. Good for your Mom and Dad! What a blessing it must have been to have you and your sister! They appreciated you all the more I'm sure!
I love books too and read them over and over but sadly it is because I can't just drive to the bookstore and buy any English books. And ordering online is expensive so I just read my favorites for the umpteenth time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the referral info to Kathie's blog. I love the repro fabrics from that era and will be a regular reader of her blog.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am so with you on the books...i reread all the time and reread all the harry's each time another came.
Well done to Mum and Dad...but what a lifestyle change!
Books are everywhere here and DH can't underastannd why I keep getting more bookshelves rather than getting rid of books, he doesn't realise it would be like throwing him out!
Love the new Civil war blocks and I am very excited you are going to be a grandma twice over. Tracey