Long-term readers may remember my year in review from about this time last year. I focussed on the bloggers who’d kept me entertained for a whole 12 months, and awarded them Sewing Oscars. I thought I’d keep up the theme this year, and give it a slight twist. Not Oscars this time, film reviews. Who made me laugh, cry, and snort during 2012? Let’s start with…
Four Bloggers and a Baby!
What was in the water during 2012! Gorgeous pregnant tummies abound! As far as I’m aware, Stitch and Witter may already be cuddling her new baby, Casey’s Elegant Musings is looking impossibly glamorous as her belly grows cuter by the day. I’m still struggling to forgive Pincushion Treats for taking her pregnant belly all the way from London to San Francisco and, finally, when Liza Jane Sews isn’t making fantastic aprons, she’s making babies! I really can’t wait to meet all these new faces in 2013 and blow virtual raspberries on pudgy, dimpled bottoms. Who else is preggers? Anyone reading?
Grease, The Movie
I don’t drink (no)
Or swear (no)
I don’t rat my hair (eew)
I get ill from one cigarette
(cough, cough, cough)
Keep your filthy paws
Off my silky draws
Would you pull that crap with Annette?
This photo makes me think of the sleepover in Grease. Back in the Spring, Scruffy Badger made me roll around on the floor laughing, with her take on the Pyjama Party. If you don’t already read Scruffy Badger’s blog, you should. It’s all about the sewing – and the wigs.
Oonaballoona, International Woman of Mystery
I thought I knew everything I needed to about Oonballoona. She’s fabulous, obviously. She doesn’t like following rules. She’ll move from one State to the other, just to avoid meeting me. (When I wanted to meet in New York, she packed her case and hotfooted it to the west coast.) She lived in a purple house in California – or was that just the photoshopping? Then, in October she blew me away by revealing that she’s also an actress. A real, live actress! In real life! She learns lines and everything. This made my year. I had never seen, spoken or drank a cocktail with this talented lady, but I had read her blog. Hero worship, moi?
Weekend In Havana
What is it about Miss Demeanour that makes me think of Carmen Miranda…?
I absolutely love this woman. She’s brilliant fun, down-to-earth, kind, generous – and, might it be said, a tad eccentric! She’s also in love with Jarvis Cocker, as am I, which means we may have to fight over him one day. Unfortunately, Miss Demeanour is already winning the battle for the singer’s heart, having crocheted him a tie and handed it over in person. (True story!)
Of course, these aren’t the only people who’ve brought so much pleasure to my Google Reader. I love you all – group hug! I can hardly stand to read a newspaper or magazine these days. Traditional journalism feels soooo staid now, compared to the fluid, fast-moving and personal writing of blogs.
I can’t wait to see what you all get up to next year! Who’s kept you entertained over 2012?
With thanks to the bloggers featured, for borrowing their photos.