17 Jan 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

My "twin" sister and I with some "yarn bombing" at James Street North Art Crawl.
(we aren't twins-in fact, we don't think we look alike at all. But People say we do, and unfortunately
we accidentally wear the same thing on many occasions. On this evening, I think we both looked like gnomes!)

Much to my merriment, I've been granted the "Stylish Blogger Award" by Laura, of BlueTerracotta. Thanks Laura!
So, I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself, and then present fifteen wonderful blogs with the Stylish Blogger Award.

So let's see...

1. My absolute favorite tea is Earl Grey. I like it hot, or iced, unsweetened.

2. I have a collection of dead bees, moths and butterflies that I've collected from various places. (window sills etc). I use them to refer to when illustrating insects.

3. I never know what to say when people ask me where I'm from. In Kansas, they say I sound "Canadian". Yet here, I'm told I sound like a hillbilly. I can live with both. (however, I wasn't born in Kansas OR in Canada, I was born in Illinois.)

4. I can barely break a sweat (even after running for miles...) It's a curse. This means that I get extremely high fevers when ill.

5. I'd rather have 10 more babies naturally, than to ever have to have a cavity drilled again. I kid you not, Novocaine has no effect on me what so ever.

6. I love growing and canning my own vegetables, and getting soil under my fingernails.

7.  I'm related to Buffalo Bill Cody. (He was my great somethin' or other.) yeehaw!

So, here are 15 blogs that I think rock-to which I will now pass this award:


Added For Felicity: (see comments)
My Great Grandpa, Lyman Cody(about age 2) at Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show
I love his long curls, and his smart little outfit!
My son Reuben has a striking resemblance, especially when he was this age.


  1. Congratulations on your award and thank you for sharing your lovely list.
    I read with delight your connection to Buffalo Bill - having just finished readng Jill Jonnes' 'Eiffel's Tower' in which Buffalo Bill was one of the main characters of the World's Fair 1889.

    I'm an Australian so I'd never really taken much interest in him, but now the very mention of his name evokes strong images,

    Felicity x

  2. Felicity, that sounds like an exciting book! I'll have to see if I can find that. (I love anything historic!)

    I have some really old pictures of my great grandfather as a child when he went to visit him at the "buffalo bill wild west show". I'll post it here if I can find it.