Tuesday, March 1, 2011

30 Days of Me

I've never participated in one of these types of posting things, but this one intrigued me, so I'm going to give it a try. This particular list has been making the rounds since last year.

Supposedly, I'm going to be posting every day on a specific topic. Don't worry; this isn't the only thing I'll write about! I'm still sewing (and trying to organize the sewing room as I go) and will post about those projects too.

Day 1: Introduction, recent picture, and 15 interesting facts

Well hello there! I'm Welmoed. And for those of you who have always wondered, it is pronounced "VEL-moot". It's an old Dutch name that means "full of good cheer".

Here's a picture of me and my husband of 25 years, Bob. We were at a black-tie dinner in Atlanta, Georgia. This picture was taken late January 2011. I really don't like having my picture taken. (oops... Did I sneak in an interesting fact prematurely?)

(Yes, that's a Smithson Gown... It was so nice to be able to wear it again!)

Now for those facts. Whether they're interesting or not...

  1. I was born in the Netherlands and moved to the US when I was 3 years old. I still speak Dutch.
  2. I made an appearance on CNN’s “Sonya Live”.
  3. I used to be a two-pack-a-day smoker but quit in 1985.
  4. My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 years old.
  5. I live in a castle with a fire-breathing dragon.
  6. I love to visit New York City, especially with my daughter.
  7. I collect “blind boxes” – little plastic toys from Japan.
  8. I adore estate sales.
  9. I’m great with ideas but lousy about executing them.
  10. I read to my kids every night, from the time the oldest was 6 months old until the youngest was in high school.
  11. We don’t have cable or satellite TV and I don’t miss it a bit.
  12. I’ve been on the internet since 1981 (CompuServe).
  13. I have a degree in Journalism with a minor in Psychology.
  14. When I was 18 I moved to Holland for a year and lived on my own.
  15. I used to sell digitized embroidery designs on the web.
So that's it for the first day (which I got in just under the wire). I'll be taking bets as to how long I keep up with the posting challenge.


  1. I like getting to know you better "vel-moot" I would also love to speak another language but alas..I am to distracted.

    Don't let the challange create undo anxiety..okay

  2. Fascinating that you have been on the internet for such a long time--long before I knew an internet existed. I thought I was up-to-date when I discovered it in 1992! Thanks for sharing!

    I enjoyed all your stories and getting to know you.


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