A blog award

I would like to thank Alison Boulton�over at Thread-Headed Snippet�for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award! �Alison is a fellow Southern blogger and has the most enlightening and humorous blog about historical sewing I have encountered to date! Thank you again for choosing my blog as one of your favorites!



Rules- Share 7 things about yourself:

1. I live on a farm. Our current four legged family members include 2 horses, 3 llamas, 6 hens, 2 ducks, 3 dogs (4 if you count the neighbor dog who spends 95% of her time here), 4 cats, and one bunny rabbit!

2. I am a stay at home mom. I have a husband and preschool age daughter.

3. My claim to fame/shame is when I was 19 I rearranged the furniture in a historic home I was the costumed interpreter for. Because the way they had it did not make historical sense and because I was YOUNG AND STUPID! Fortunately, everyone had a laugh about it and I learned a very important lesson that day. Never presume to know everything. This is a lesson that continues with me today.

4. I wanted to be a veterinarian. However after college A&P, I changed my major to history and became a vegetarian! Yikes!

5.�I wear my corset while sewing. It helps reduce the blood flow to my brain which in turn reduces the urge to second guess myself and commence to ripping apart everything I just spent hours putting together (because it really was just fine the way I made it the first time).

6. I would not like to have lived back then. Really.

7. I am Southern to the core. (No, not like the “Hell ya! The South will rise again!” kind of Southern.) Think Steel Magnolias. Being Southern carries with it a distinct way of thinking, behaving, and interacting with others. And no, I do not think the world would be a better place if the South had won the war.

Share blogs you like to read (in no particular order):

Thread-Headed Snippet

Defunct Fashion

Fashion is my Muse

FIDM Museum

Genesee Country Village and Museum

Jane Austen’s World

�Kleidung um 1800

Life Takes Lemons

Natalie Garbett

Past Perfect Vintage

The Mended Soul

Commitment to Costumes

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.

One thought on “A blog award

  1. These were such a treat to read. #5 caused me to gag on my coffee in a most unbecoming fashion. Bravo!

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