Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

Oh how fun! Diane of Diane Knott's Musings has tagged me. This is the kind of fun stuff I wanted to participate in so am very happy about it!

If I understand the rules correctly, I'm supposed to list 7 things about myself and invite 7 other bloggers to join in. Hmmm - where do I start?

1. I've been an animal lover and art dabbler since I was a little girl; one of my favorite things to play with was crayons and a coloring book.
2. I love to bake but only cook because I have to.
3. I moved from a nice and almost paid for house eight years ago to a new house in the country that I'll never pay for so that I could foster dogs for a rescue group.
4. I love to paint anything, whether it's walls in a room or an actual painting and love the smell of paint (and dirt). I really need to start painting pet portraits again!
5. I learned when I was very young to admit when I messed up and accept the consequences.
6. If more than a day or two goes by and I haven't played with fabric, paint or worked in the yard, I get very grouchy!
7. I talk to myself - out loud - way more than is normal, I'm sure!

Since discovering blog land, I've become such an addict. While it was never a problem for me to find inspiration in all sorts of places to start yet another new project, I must say that the blogs I have discovered have really kept me motivated and actually helped me be more productive! Dawn of The Feathered Nest and nutty Nikki at Blah, Blah, Blah Blog both encouraged me to start a blog of my own and I'm so happy I did. This is like the new age of pen pals (I know - I'm showing my age). It's just so wonderful how sharing and generous the women I've met in blog land are!

There are so many blogs I visit and these aren't in any particular order; I'd just like to get to know them better, and maybe introduce you to each other. The lucky gals I'm tagging are:
Heidi Ann

After spending all morning taking care of appointments for myself and a couple of my dogs, I haven't gotten a thing done around here (and yes, my kitchen is STILL waiting to be cleaned)! I started another new project.... :)


Chris@catsonmyquilts said...

Hi Phyllis. I don't know how you found me but I'm game so I'll play. I explored your blog and that Hollyhocks quilt is spectacular. Love it!


LDH said...

Hi Phyllis! Nice to meet you! I was also tagged by Diane and wanted to come visit you. I love the name of your blog and especially because it was something your grandmother said to you as a child. Sweet place you have here.
Kindly, ldh

Tammy said...

Hi Phyllis, I discovered you through Chris - Cats on my quilts blogspot. I love your projects and that you help animals in need. You can't beat a dog or cat for company. All of my kids - 2 cats and a dog are mutts and were adopted. I'll be sure to visit your site more and see all your great projects - and get inspired!!

Sharon said...

Hi again Phyllis, loved reading about you.Especially about the house in the country and the reason why. You won my heart. We are a lot alike when it comes to animals. i'll be back. Sharon

tam said...

Awww you are so cool to think of me-thank you!!! Oh and congrats to you too! I just finished my 7 random things but on my other blog-
I also got tagged by Candy of
I will be sure to add your name and link to my post! Hope you have a nice evening girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Phyllis...yes, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine is closing. So sad! I love that publication. My daughter said the website is already down and they're giving Martha's magazine to those who have subscription time remaining. That's what I heard anyway.

Mary does a remarkable job featuring other artists and I have always looked forward to each issue.

See you in blogland!