I Have Been Tagged Too!

My friend Mar has tagged me to share seven random facts about myself.  I then have to tag seven people.   

The Rules:
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 them.
5.  Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged

Seven Random Facts About Me

1. I was a vegetarian for 16 years, and now eat no beef or pork products

2.  I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psych.

3.  I learned to cross stitch while on an after high school trip to Europe in the late 70’s.  My first piece was a titmouse eyeglass case by Eva Rosenstaand.

4.  The yard is the first thing I notice in a house.

5.  I read Harry Potter 7 in about 8 hours on the day it was released.

6.  I don’t like mall shopping, but can spend hours in a stitchery, yarn or fabric store.   

7.   I enjoy watching sci fi type cartoons with my DS.

And here are the seven interesting people I have tagged!

Rachel
Meari
Patti
Claire
Kajsa
Nancy
Debs

I can’t wait to see what you all share about yourselves!

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Wash Day

It is a very rainy day today – my rainbarrels are full and I have set the runoff to the street – everything will be crisp, clean and very wet tomorrow!  My first thoughts this morning were of Tom Bombadil’s wife (a lovely Tolkien character) and her wash day.  I will spend the day catching up on some chores around the house and maybe get to the pool to do some lengths – I haven’t swam in about 3 weeks – May has simply been too hectic!

I am delighted to report that my veggie garden is coming up – I am like a child – have to go check every 2 hours to see how tall the peas are and if one more zucchini has sprouted – lol.  I am tickled with how well it is doing tho – this is the first year we have put in a veggie garden and I am looking forward to fresh salads and tomatoes, and corn come the fall.  I planted asparagus this week – somehow waiting 2 years to harvest seems like a long term investment!

 Last week was a busy week for finishing things too.  I am very happy to report that my long term quilting project is on its way to its new home.  I finally made up my mind about the embellishments, sewed on the binding and a signature square, and said enough.  Pics will be up when I get word that it has arrived safely.  I spent a day making couch pillows for another online friend – these were fun to do – even tho my sewing machine was not too happy with the heavier weight of fabric.  It needs to get used to it – I have a bunch of upholstery weight totes planned for the coming month!

I should finish my mother’s shawl this week – only 4 more repeats to go and then the borders.  I am at the point where all I want to do is knit and finish it – lol – so nothing else gets done.