17 May 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Yes, I've been tagged by the lovely Rowyn, so here's how to play:

  1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
  2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
  3. At the end of your post, you need to tag 8 people and post their names
  4. Don't forget to leave them a comment, tell them they're tagged and to read your blog.
Carto's 8 Amazing Facts/Random Things!

  1. As well as stitching, I also have a passion for glass painting and making cute stuff with polymer clay. I'll post some photies/examples of my work soon just to give you a flavour of what I do.
  2. I originally started out in the world of work as a fully-qualified Hairdresser. Then I discovered that it wasn't all glitz and glamour, plus the pay was rubbish so I decided to re-train as a Secretary instead.
  3. When I got married I didn't just have one priest at the ceremony, I had two! The first was my Parish Priest (I'm Roman Catholic by birth) and the second was my DH's Uncle, who is Vicar of St. Helen's Church in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.
  4. My ambition is to become a published writer. I'm not necessarily looking to be a best-selling novelist, as I would settle quite happily with just being published, but if mega-stardom came along I wouldn't grumble about it!
  5. I have a serious aversion to Wasps - I can't even stand the buzz sound they make when in flight. If one comes near me, I suddenly transform into an incredibly fast runner of marathon proportions!
  6. I'm currently learning Japanese, as I hoping to go to Japan in November with my Aikido dojo.
  7. In 1993 I was in the front row audience enjoying the comedian who had come to entertain us at the Royal Centre here in Nottingham, but not just any comedian....it was Billy Connolly! I was wearing a red shirt with Gargoyles printed in black and he had noticed it (it was very distinctive!). He then proceeded to pester me throughout the entire performance with shouts of "I want that shirt!" and "Pleeeese, pleeeeeese can I have your shirt?!" He had a big bowl of sweets and he kept on trying to bribe me! He was a real sweetie though and remains one of my favourite comedians.
  8. My nickname, as you all probably know is 'Carto', but I can now reveal here exclusively that my name is Heidi Cartwright - now you know why I'm called 'Carto'!
I am going to tag Lili, Stitcherw, Bliss, Ali B, Ann, CritterLady, Lelia and Heidi.

I've bought (yet again) some more lovely charts, which I will show you in my next post, which will hopefully be on Saturday - watch this space! Lots of love to you my fellow stitchers! xxx


Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so jealous about your encounter with Billy Connolly. He is sooooooo funny, very rude and crude but very funny. I have read his book that was written by his wife, very insightful.


Lizzy said...

Oh, how cool that you've met Billy Connolly, Heidi! He is so funny... And I loved him in Mrs Brown! :-)

I've always wanted to write a novel as well... have a couple unfinished manuscripts stashed away... I hope you achieve your ambition, Heidi! :-)

So, have you started that new project yet? You know we want to see your new stash! :-)


Lelia said...

ah ha! I've been tagged : ) I'll have to put up a post over the week-end.

Looking forward to some pics of your creations with clay.

Enjoy the day

stitcherw said...

Ugh, I hate wasps too, they are so creepy. Like you, finding I'm near one can get me to move incredibly fast.

I'm looking forward to seeing what your new stash is, and I'll have to think about what 8 things I have to write about me. I tend to have a fairly boring life, so coming up with 8 things even semi worth writing down will be a challenge.