3 Questions : Bea

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.

Thread and Ladle was one of the many blogs I found through the maze of blog links—it was in the sidebar of one of the sidebars of the sidebar of one of my favorite blogs. But it was one of the few blogs I added to my reader

right away

. I’m not sure what zodiac Bea falls under but I bet it’s one of the earth ones (Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo.) I don’t automatically assume every gardener is an earth spirit, it has more to with the fact that I see her as 


. I can tell by the way she writes shares. She works hard for the things she’s passionate about and stands up for what she believes in. Her blog always offers a wonderful mix of musings and documentations on motherhood, food, garden and craft.

What do you most dislike about modern life?

The disposability.  So many are so far removed from daily tasks of survival (making a meal, clothing ourselves) that these things have lost much of their value, or we don’t realize just how valuable they are.  When we spend the time to grow a tomato to can a jar of salsa, or spin yarn to knit into a garment, suddenly the ‘disposable’ things of our daily lives are much more valuable.  I think that’s why there are so many turning to these kinds of tasks or hobbies these days- to make themselves more aware of how valuable the world around us is.  It is not, in fact, disposable or cheap.  Even a jar of store bought salsa came from somewhere, the ingredients were grown somewhere and by someone.  The chemicals used to keep the pests off flowed into their water sources even when we never know the details.  Everything comes at a cost, even if the money we throw at it seems disposable to us.

Are you a risk taker? If so, what is the biggest risk you’ve taken?

I suppose it depends on the type of risk.  For instance, I’m not an adventurer.  My mother dragged me along for downhill skiing every week in the winter growing up, but now I haven’t been in years.  I’d much rather spend a winter evening with a glass of wine, by the fire, knitting needles in hand (and my bum and feet firmly planted in place).  The biggest risk?  Which cast on method should I use here…   But on the other hand, I think it can often feel like a risk to jump into something feet first, or to put yourself out there- two things that I do all too willingly.  It’s how I find myself going mad at times with creative project deadlines, or just a bit- or okay, a lot- more than I can actually handle.  (Something those who know me best will tell you is sort of my M.O.)

If you were stuck on a desert island, what is one luxury thing you would want to have with you?

Chocolate chip cookies.  They make everything seem better.  They solve many a problem in our house, and I imagine that being stranded on a desert island would be oh so much better with them.

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