Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thanks Sharon!!!!

Wow..... Thanks Sharon for nominating our blog.  Certainly exciting and reassuring to know that there are actual real people out there in cyberspace that are checking in on Two Guys and a Loom!!!!
I never really considered us "Stylish", but as usual, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!!  Thanks again Sharon..... check out Sharon's blog here at In Stitches 
So here is what comes with the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who sent you this award.  (Check!!!)
2. Share 7 things about yourself (Wow... this could be scary, please read below.)
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers (I don't "follow" that many blogs, but I do "lurk" around at a lot of blogs.... more about that in a later post.  I will mention some of my favorite blogs below.)
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award (Done!!!)

Well, here are seven things that you may want to know, but after finding them out, you may be disappointed that they aren't more interesting!!!!

1.  I grew up in Springboro Ohio with two brothers (I'm the middle child, which should explain a lot if you know anything about birth orders) on a small country place where we raised at different times:  chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, and sheep.... I think we had a cow for a short time too!
2.  I LOVE chocolate!!!!
3.  I'm not the best friend to have.... I don't like to talk on the phone, but if we are friends, we're friends for life, even if we go for months without seeing or talking to each other.  I'll definitely be there for you when you need me.
4.  I'm gay...... shocking I know.  We are not typical in that we do not define ourselves by our sexuality, but rather hope that people get to know us first and then say to themselves "Ya know, Kent and Chris aren't like some of the other gay couples we know!"
5.  My Mom has a Masters of Divinity..... our family has a strong faith and believe in a loving and accepting God!
6.  I don't eat red meat.... haven't since I was a teenager.... no reason really other than I don't like it, not even steak!!!!
7.  Chris and I have been together for 14 years this June!!!!

Here's a shot of Chris and I with our good friends Cindy and Stan!  If you ever find yourself in Yellow Springs Ohio, be sure and dine at The Winds Cafe great dining with a changing seasonal menu featuring local grown produce and meats!
Here are some of the blogs I follow:

Crazy as a Loom 

Love, love, love this woman..... she is the one that inspired me to learn the art of weaving!!!!  Beautiful photography, and a beautiful spirit!!!!

Homestead Weaver

Chris Gustin is the woman that "kicked my behind" for an intense three days of weaving at her studio in Brown County Indiana..... I wove on one of her looms on the "porch" and think I lost 20 pounds just from sweating!!!

In Stitches
Sharon at In Stitches is the one that "nominated" our blog, and someone that I have been "stalking" in the blogosphere for a while.  She loves animals, so that immediately makes her a great person.  Thanks again Sharon!!!!

R'new to Begin Again
I love Renee's blog because of her great recycled weaving, which is what we love to do too!  Her determination and discipline when it comes to working full time and weaving is inspiring!!!!

Camp Runamuck
Another blogger that I have been stalking for a while.  Love her weaving and poochies!!!!!  I can also relate to anyone that lives where there is a lot of snow!!!!  Anyone else notice that so many weavers live in the North!!!

Dust Bunnies Under My Loom
Love this blog for the beautiful weavings and the sheer volume of what is produced...... I too love seeing those little fiber balls piling up under the loom.... Chris however, feels compelled to vacuum compulsively!!!!

Tales from the Coop Keeper
Not a lot of weaving goin' on here, but Jayme does have a loom!  Her writing is fabulous and you will see her on Food Network someday!!!!  Plus she raises chickens, something that we hope to do soon. 

Loomy Tunes
This is a group of amazing weavers that get together every Tuesday to weave and share.... especially the food!!!  Love that there are a couple of gentlemen in their group that are avid weavers!!!!

Happy weaving and blogging.... .and thanks again Sharon!!!!

Peace!  Kent


bspinner said...

I'm so happy Sharon gave you guys the award. One thing we have in common is that I don't eat red meat and like you steak doesn't do a thing for me. Maybe being a farm kid from the midwest and being fed beef every other day might have something to do with it.

17 happy years together. That's great!!!! Congrats!!!

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Thanks bspinner!!!! Happy Spinning!!!!

Susan said...

Nice to have found your blog and I have added to the list at mine.

Besides weaving in common, I have a brother Kent. Nice name! :)

at Thrums

LA said...

Thanks to Sharon, I found your blog earlier. And, thank YOU for giving the Tuesday Weavers the award. Since we'll be together today, we'll see if we can come up with some facts you may not know about our group!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Awww! Thanks! I'm so glad you commented, so now I could come here and find you guys. Too much fun. Please get chickens. I'll be your chicken mentor. Promise. Thanks so much for the award, I feel humbled. xo

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Thanks so much everyone!!! As new bloggers, it's nice to know that there are "real" people out there reading and following.

Jayme..... can't wait for chickens. I raised Rhode Island Reds for many years growing up for 4H projects.

Have a great week everyone!!!!

re'New said...

Julie here! (aka renee lol) You guys have to rethink the no red meat thing... I love the stuff --- maybe you need to find a better source! Check out what I used to do growing up - it's in my list of things you may not know about me. Don't judge me cuz I'm a carnivore :)

Carol said...

Thanks for the award you gave the Tuesday Weavers. LouAnn got us into all this blog world and it's been great fun following others blogs! We're learning from each other!
You know you're always welcome to come on a Tuesday. Yesterday I think there were 15 of us. Almost all of us were there! Just bring a lunch. We never know what will happen when we get there. It's organized chaos! We're there from 10 til 2 each Tuesday.
The more the merrier!!

Theresa said...

LOL, weavers liking the cold...naw. It's wool we like and what better place to have the opportunity to use and love wool but where it snows for months and months of the year, snows and snows and snows....
Thank you for stalking my blog and giving me this award. Now go have some more of that Girl Scout cookie creation. :)