3 Questions : Annie

3 Questions is an interview-style series featuring some of my favorite bloggers. Every week, I ask one inspirational person 3 completely random questions and ask them to share three photos that represent Who they are, What they do or make and Where they feel the happiest.

Annie is another kindred spirit. She has a sincere drive for a DIY life. As you can see in the above photos, what makes her happiest is when she knitting, gardening and canning (as well as biking, selling at local craft shows and blogging about it all.) She is expecting her first child this year and I can tell he or she will be raised by a Mama with a big heart and surrounded by a lot of handmade, homegrown love.

1. What is your favorite season?

My favorite season used to be Autumn because of the lovely colors, crisp air, sweaters & layers, and the promise of more cozy time spent indoors crafting.  Now I have to admit that Spring is becoming a close second because of all the exciting renewal and gardening optimism that the warmer weather brings.

2. Which do you like better, sunrises or sunsets?

As I get older, I am beginning to appreciate the sunrise more and more.  The morning’s delicate colors and gentle light have such an invigorating optimism that I find infectious and it helps me start the day fresh and ready for new challenges.  I love the opportunity to sit in the morning sun with a hot mug of coffee (french-pressed, with a splash of milk & 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar) and just meditate in my thoughts.

3. If you could live in any period of time, when would it be?

It would be somewhere around the beginning of the 20th century.  To see the Industrial Revolution at its infancy and grow into the Technology Era must have been so incredible to our grandparents.  Every time I talk to my grandfather or one of his peers, I am always envious of what they experienced and saw.  I hang on their stories as they describe their childhoods on the farm, using outhouses, wood-cook stoves & hauling water to the kitchen; listening to the radio only on special occasions for fear they might wear it out; how my grandfather’s knickers used to ride up and chafe the back of his knees; practicing the swoops and curves of cursive repetitively before they were taught to actually write.  This was a time when handmade and hard work really meant something and having talents (and giving handmade gifts) was more appreciated & valued.

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