Saturday, 2 May 2015

Seven things about me

Thank you to Lee for nominating me for this award, I've racked my brains trying to come up with Seven things about me to entertain you.

Seven Things About Me.....

I still only live 2 miles away from the house I was born in.

I have an OCD tendency on certain things, and some of them are a bit strange, for instance, I have a basket full of pegs in 3 different colours, when hanging washing on the line each garment must have matching pegs, no mixing and matching the colours and, I will use all of one colour before moving on to the next.

I have a phobia of moths and butterfly's, I will run a mile to avoid both, even pictures of them give me the shivers!  I once had a moth in my bedroom when Mark was working away so shut the door and slept in another room until he came home to get rid of it.

I learned to knit from both my mother and my grandmother, but I am a first generation stitcher and crocheter.  I have 2 sisters but neither of them do any crafting.

I started a stitching group :-)  I was looking around for a group and couldn't find anything so started my own.  We have been going for just over 3 years and have steadily grown, currently we have around 16 ladies who come to our monthly meet-up.

I have traced the family tree on my mothers side back 4 generations but only
3 generations on my fathers side and found both interesting and amusing things. My maternal great grandmother put the name of her husband on her youngest daughter's birth certificate, but her husband had already been dead for 5 years!!
In WWII my fathers's eldest brother was captured in Singapore and held on one of the 'Hell Ships'.  Really must get back in to working on this some day.

My (sort of) claim to fame is that my Great uncle, Benjamin Hodgetts is seen in most the photographs you see of the making of the Titanic anchor/chain, he was one of the men who worked on making it and was also the one who presented a miniature replica of the anchor to the Prince of Wales when he came to the Blackcountry.

Now, I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 other bloggers, but I've noticed that quite a few of the blogs I visit have already done it, so, I'm going to throw it open.  If you have not received a nomination for this award and would like to share with us seven things about you please feel free to do so.  
And If you do, please leave me a comment so that I can come and be nosey find out more about you :-)

I'll be back with a crafty update soon, but for now here is a couple of photos of my Great uncle Benjamin, (because no blog post is complete without photographs, right?)

Making of the Titanic Anchor & Chain
Benjamin Hodgetts is the one in the flat cap

And presenting to the The Price of Wales, Edward VIII

Until next time


Vickie said...

How very interesting. I learned so much more about you.

Lee said...

Thank you Maggie for responding to the nomination.
I really enjoyed reading your story

Julie said...

I'm with you on the pegs, but I only have two colours! Lol

Gill - That British Woman said...

when I used to hang out laundry I too had to have an exact same pair of pegs.

Barb said...

I am enjoying learning new things about other bloggers!

Anonymous said...

As knitters .....I think we ALL fear moths. ;-)

I'm a little OCD about certain things too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is so interesting! Loved reading more about you :D

Angela said...

I'm OK with Moths and Butterflies but I can't stand Spiders over a certain size ;) Nice to read more about you!

Carol said...

I enjoyed reading about you, Maggie--I don't like moths either, but I'm fine with butterflies :)

Maggee said...

What a great post! If I can have a little time, I would like to do this too! What fun it would be, from one Maggie to another Maggee! Ha!

MysteryKnitter said...

I am glad to know you better, Maggie. What a great post!