Friday 15 November 2013

Double Thank You...

I've been lucky enough to receive two awards from fellow bloggers, but I've been totally slack in telling you about them. The first was way back in March of this year... eight months ago. Better late than never. I hope you agree, Amy??? Thank you, Amy, for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award. If you are into sewing for tweens, little ones or American Girl dolls, then you'll want to pop over and say Hi to Amy at Sews N Bows. You'll be glad you did! Almost all of Amy's posts have a twist that bring a smile to my face or, in many cases, bring on outright laughter. 

The second award was only two months ago, so I don't feel quite so guilty about that one. Thank you, Danya, for passing on the Sunshine Award; a blogger-to-blogger award for blogs that inspire and bring sunshine into people's lives. Danya is a fellow Aussie, who blogs about parenting, art and craft with kids, cooking, sewing and photography. I have pinned lots of Danya's creative arts and crafts activities, for the little people in my life. If you have young children, add Danya Banya to your blog roll.

Rules for accepting the Sunshine Award:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. Thank you Danya!!!
  2. Post the award image in your blog... done
  3. Tell 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-10 other blogs and let them know about their nominations.

Rules for receiving the Versatile Blogger Award:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award. Thank you, Amy!!!
  2. Include a link to the person who nominated your blog.. done
  3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or frequently visit and nominate them for the award.
  4. Include a link to all 15 of the blogs/bloggers that you want to nominate.
  5. And lastly, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Hmmm... seven facts about me. I can easily write a lengthy blog post, but seven facts that you'll want to read is hard. If you've been reading Threading My Way for a while you may have already read some of these. Here goes...

1. I have my motorbike licence. Haven't ridden for years, though. We used to take the bikes up to an Uncle's farm whenever we could. Sadly, I can't find one single photo of me on my bike. Here I am on the farm motorbike, with my eldest two children. Don't worry, I always wore a helmet and the kids were too little to come on the bike when it was moving. I am sure you can tell from my hairstyle, that the photo was taken in the 80s. At the time I used to dream of having a Farah Fawcett hairdo. This is as close as I could get it. My son's (sitting on bike) long hair dates the photo, as well.

2. I'm scared of dogs... always have been. We didn't have pets growing up, unless you count budgies, and that was just fine with me. My sister somehow or another talked our parents into letting her have some guinea pigs for a short while. 

When we used to visit the farm, I had to go into the yard with the dog, to hang up clothes. I was assured that it wouldn't hurt me and that it couldn't get off it's chain anyway. WRONG!!! It did get off the chain and I was petrified. I actually started to bolt (I know, shouldn't have done that) and left my then 18 months old daughter standing there. Obviously I went back for her and of course I instilled a fear of dogs in her, too.

I can't remember his name, but here he is with the chain attached.

3. Maybe ten years ago, Mr TMW and I hired a trike for the weekend. We had a ball and I would love to do it again. Doing an unexpected hill start for the first time, in traffic, with Mr TMW seated on the back, certainly caused a bit of an adrenalin rush... for both of us.

I know the photo is taken on the side of the road, so you'll just have to take my word for it that I did ride it by myself on the road. It's big, isn't it!

4. About six years ago, I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It's one of only three bridges in the world where you can climb on top of the bridge. We began the 3.5 hour climb late in the afternoon and finished with very light drizzling rain at night. It was spectacular!!!

We were connected to the bridge with a harness, we had to wear the overalls supplied and we weren't allowed to take anything with us, to ensure we didn't drop anything onto the cars below.

5. I'm hopeless at swimming, but I love the beach. I really enjoy climbing on the rocks, looking in the rock pools and just sitting, watching and listening to the waves. Here's a pic taken on a holiday to Kiama, one Winter nine years ago.

6. You know how much I love gardening, so it will come as no surprise that I love to wander around gardens, such as those at Mt Tomah, a pleasant drive from our place. This was our last visit, in Autumn this year.

7. I live in jeans (and a hat) all year round. I bought my first pair of jeans at 15 years of age and from that point onwards, my Mum said I could do my own ironing. Fair enough! I've worn many different styles over the years, including wide, wide bell bottoms, but for now... skinny, straight leg, or bootleg. This pic was taken on a day trip to the Colo River, earlier this year.

Enough about me. I'd like to pass on these awards, to several fabulous bloggers who bring sunshine to the lives of others less fortunate than themselves, by sewing for various charities and organisations.

No worries at all, ladies, if you'd prefer not to pass the on the award. If you do wish to pass on the award, don't feel you have to add photos or write a lengthy post.

I hope you've enjoyed reading a little more about me and also perhaps seeing a little more of my little corner of the world.

Once again, thank you Amy and Danya!

... Pam


  1. Love this post and learning some things about you! Love all the the photos!

    1. Thanks, Gina. I had fun writing the post and sorting through photos.

  2. Hey Pam, I just love your family photos! Anda I love your work! Allways a pleasure following your blog!
    Kiss, Sónia

    1. Thanks so much, Sónia. I had fun looking back at the family photos.

  3. What a fun post! That bridge climb sounds absolutely awesome!

  4. Congratulations! 'Love hearing more about you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Well deserved awards Pam.

    Great post too, we climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge a few years ago too. They are not the most elegant outfits I have ever worn :)

  6. Congrats on the awards, Biker Chick Pam - and thanks for mine - my sewing machines will never go silent for long, lol!

  7. What a great post! I loved learning about you, finding some similarities, and some differences. No wonder your friends gave you blog awards. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

  8. Loved reading this post! I think you pulled off that Farah hair beautifully and climbing that bridge would be so much fun! Jeans....totally with ya there! ;) Thanks so much for passing this on to me to Pam, so thankful for your friendship built through this online blogging world.

  9. This was a fun post to read, and nice to learn all these things about you. Thank you for nominating me! I'll gladly pass them along, too! You have been one of my very first blog followers and have always been so kind to comment. That always makes me feel good to hear from you!

  10. Hi Pam, wholehearted thanks for the award. I never thought I would be doing what I am doing now (never in my wildest dreams) but am so happy that I have volunteered whatever spare time I have helping the less fortunate. It makes life fulfilled. Would be more fun and fulfilled if I can share with you at least even 7 words about me. Again, thank you so much.

  11. HI Pam! I like this post so much!!!!! it's nice to know more about you!! I feel less guilty because I also have awards that are waiting ....for a couple of months ago :) Thanks for sharing with us a little about yourself. As I told you " Love this post "
    Marisa from

  12. I always like finding out more about the person behind the blog. You've led such an interesting life so far, Pam!

  13. Great photos, love learning more about you. That's a massive trike!

  14. Thank you so much Pam - it has taken me this long to get my head around me getting an award!! Get out of here!! I keep looking over my shoulder to see who you really meant!!! I have just had fun passing the award on to others and that was so much easier than thinking of things to write about me! lol Thanks Pam - for everything xx

  15. Great post, I loved hearing about the trike and climbing the bridge!


  16. Double-thank you for the immense gratitude you've expressed! Your appreciation means a lot and serves as a source of inspiration. It's not just one, but two layers of thanks that create a profound sense of warmth and connection. Your kind words fuel motivation and reinforce the belief in the power of positive interactions. It's a delightful acknowledgment that doubles the joy of helping or contributing in some way.
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