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Monday, January 22, 2007

I have been tagged by Ferret Fabricates to reveal some things about myself that I haven't mentioned before on my blog. Turns out it is a lot harder than you would think.

1. I taught on an Indian Reservation for three years in the 1960's. It was so exciting. We had to fly in with float planes in the summer, landing on the water, and ski planes in the winter. We had to walk everywhere because it was before snowmobiles. The only other transportation was Bombardiers, a sort of car on skis and tracks,but there weren't many of them. There was no electricity or TV or radio. At night in the winter it was absolutely silent except for the ice cracking once in awhile. I loved it.

2. I have travelled a lot in Europe, China, Japan, Australia and USA as well as across Canada. I still have to see South America, India and Africa and the Middle East but not sure when that will happen.

3. I love to cook. I would start a food blog as well as my quilting one but I am too lazy (or hungry) to take the photos before we eat. I also don't really follow recipes all that much and it seems like a lot of work to write out how I make things.

4. We ran a Youth Hostel for awhile in the 1970's. It was fun, like travelling without having the work of going anywhere. We made a pancake breakfast every morning for the travellers.

5. I went to a one-room country school for grades 1 to 7. My first teaching job was in a similar school.

As for tagging others, this meme has been around for awhile and I don't want to tag someone who has already been tagged , so if you haven't done it yet, consider yourself tagged.


Ferret said...

I was surprised by how hard it was too. Glad to read yours. Thanks

Alissa said...

I'm new to quilting and came across your blog while doing an online search. Your list was interesting, and your blog is wonderful! I look forward to reading it again in the future.

Happy quilting!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

What a great traveling life you have had!

meggie said...

What a wonderfully interesting life you are living!
I agree about cooking- I am notorious for making up as I go along- only trouble is, I can't remember the recipe for 'next time'. And I need to be 'in the mood' to create!
Any mood is suitable for eating, though!

Oh & dont forget to visit New Zealand some time!

Meredith said...

I am not sure if I like cooking or I just like to eat? I really enjoy reading your blog.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'd love to see a cooking blog of yours...even if I don't get to see the outcome!

I love to cook, but so does dh...I rarely "get" to anymore!

Love your blog.

Morah said...

You have had some interesting experiences! Love reading about all the things others have fone in their lives

Molly said...

Joyce--thought I'd come back from the future to give you my e-mail address! It is
Rereading this post I'd be interested to know which part of the world you found the most interesting. Waiting to see the finished house quilt. Will see if I can get pics on my blog. Meantime if you want to see a few of my quilts go back in my archives to Nov. '06. I think it's called two quilts for two boys or something like that. Cheers!

Marcie said...

You have really had some interesting experiences. I enjoyed reading that about you. Your house quilt is turning out awesome!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What a great life! i can see why you have that great saying in your profile! I've done this for my significant visitor milestones and it is quite tricky. LOL tracey