47 Candles

My good friend Teje recently passed along her “One Lovely Blog” award to me, and encouraged me to share a few random things about myself. If you don’t know Teje, she lives in Crete, Greece, and she loves quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and her sweet dogs and cat.

one lovely blog award

I live in the upper Midwest, love drawing in my sketchbook, sewing, taking pictures, hiking through the woods, skiing, kayaking, and wandering through outdoor markets in different cities.

hiking at Indian lake and the hollow tree

Here are a few random things about me:

  1. I started this blog in November 2007 – 8 years ago! I love to share my inspiration, ideas, creations and adventures here.
  2. I’ve always had a fear of falling down the stairs.
  3. I used to hate flies and spiders and bugs, until I started drawing them in my sketchbooks. Now I like to look at them close-up.
  4. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic so I could travel the world.
  5. I love to go on adventures and explore – skiing, biking, kayaking, hiking in the woods and playing in the ocean. But I couldn’t live in the country or a rural area – I need to be near civilization.
  6. I own at least 10 pairs of Chucks in all different colors.
  7. I always tip baristas.
  8. I took 6 years of Spanish in school, but I can’t speak it very well anymore. I would really really love to relearn it.

Finally, today is my birthday! Here’s to 47 candles on the cake!



  • Happy Happy Birthday, dear Terri! What a fun and great list about you! I’m the same with no 2 and 3. I didn’t like at all spiders etc. but now I find myself often looking them very closely and even help some bugs if they can’t climb to get back to the grass area. I read Russian language 3 years at school but can’t remember one word.
    Congratulations to your blog, too! Your blog were one of the firsts I started to follow and you are my first blog friend. Thank you again for all the help and support during the 5 years I have been writing my blog!
    I hope you have wonderful day! Hugs! Teje

    • Thanks so much, Teje! I do love birthdays (not just mine). Always fun to learn things we have in common with each other. I’m happy we’ve still stayed in touch after all these years. I do love following along with all your fun sewing and quilting projects.

  • Hello Terri,

    Happy Birthday to you and all the best for the year ahead. Loved reading your list, I have a fear of drowning in the ocean, it is always the first thing I think of when I see a ocean or beach. Interesting to see you have enjoyed bugs more since drawing them, Mother Nature entices us in so many ways.

    Happy days.

  • This was fun to read. Learned a few new things about you. 🙂

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