Seems I've been tagged by my friend Geraldine over at Veggies, Crafts, and Tails!
Sooooooo, let's see....seven things about me........
1. I love astronomy.
2. I was born on a Labor Day and also gave birth on a Labor Day.
3. I love science fiction and have been reading it since age 12.
4. Related to 3, one of my most prized possessions is a first edition of Isaac Asimov's first published novel Pebble In the Sky.
5. (Before moving to the northwest) I earned several ribbons for crochet and embroidery at the New York State Fair.
6. I'm tone deaf and can't sing to save my life.
7. I've lived in four houses in my life, and each of the house numbers, if you keep adding the numbers together until you get a single digit, reduce to 4: 211, 229, 715, and 1660. (i.e. 2+1+1=4; 2+2+9=13, 1+3=4; etc.)
Update.... elaborating on Number 5, since you asked.... :-)
I can't remember what year these were.....different years, I think, back in the 1980's.
The Camelot Pillow is counted cross-stitch on 18 ct. fabric (trees and bushes are French knots). The design is 174 X 107, and I made my own chart from a picture in a book on castles. I earned a Third Prize ribbon for that one.
The crochet lighthouse is just something I was fooling around with one day - no pattern, just "off the cuff" as it were, and I mounted it to a flat rock using a hot-glue gun. It's a little hard to see, but there is a little brown boat on the rock (left of center) that is also crochet. This piece earned an Honorable Mention.
Last but certainly not least, "Lord of the Rings" fans may recognize this from The Hobbit. It's a traditional embroidery of the doorway to Moria. This one earned a Fourth Prize ribbon.
(The final ribbon-winning embroidery winner is no longer in my posession, but it also was Hobbit-related. It was from a Tolkien calendar, and was Gandalf at the doorway to Moria which I did for a friend. I think it got a Third Prize, too.)