Wednesday, 18 July 2012

11 Things Giveaway!

Hi all!
Pam, from My Stitchin-n-stuff was had the great idea to host a giveaway about the 11 things blog tag that is going around right now, so here are my answers:

What was your first cross stitch project and how old were you?
It was a stamped cross stitch that my grandmother gave me, I was about 7 or 8. I don't remember what it was exactly but I remember it had lots of very vivid colors!

What is your favorite thread/fabric color?
BLUE! I am so obsessed with blue, my eye is drawn to it all the time, whether it is fabric, threads, clothes, home decor, etc...

What is your favorite stitching tool or accessory?  Why?
My ORT jar :) I took a simple jar and modified it so it also holds needles, thimble, tweezers and scissors, so now I can just stick the jar in my bag when I take my stitching somewhere and I have every thing I need :)

Do you have furbabies that “help” you stitch?

I have a cat, named Le Chat. Whenever I stitch she lays on top of the sofa right behind me, curls herself around my neck, purrs like an engine and drools with happiness all over my shoulder.

Where is your favorite place to stitch?
My sofa for now. Hopefully someday I'll be able to have a proper stitchy chair, one that is actually comfortable...

What was your most difficult stitch project?
A small bookmark by Dracolair. Every single color was a blend and it had a million fractionals. Then I made it even harder on myself by doing the backstitching with Kreinik BF...

What would cause you to throw away an unfinished project?
Nothing, no way! I only have one UFO right now, but I couldn't imagine ever throwing away a project.

What is your STASH weakness?
Variegated threads (especially silks!) and hand dyed fabrics.

Do you have a LNS near you?
Nope, I live in Ireland which is a crafting no man's land... I have to order everything online either from the UK or the US, which of course takes forever to get here (our post office is oh so efficient) and costs me an arm and a leg in shipping.

How old is your oldest WIP?
8 months. I started a Winnie the Pooh growth chart just before Christmas, I am almost done with it, but I am just so bored with it as I have since discovered the joys of ''grown-up'' stitching (HAED, Mirabilia, Chatelaine)

How many projects do you actively work on and do you have a rotation schedule for them?
Nothing too strict or set in stone, if something strikes my fancy and I either have the stash or can afford to order it, I'll start it. Right now I have 4 WIPs: 2 full size HAEDs, the growth chart UFO, and a baby sampler for a friend.

Happy stitching everybody!


Nurdan said...

I really enjoyed to know something about you a bit more!

Pam in IL said...

Good Luck in my give-away!

Penny said...

I always enjoy reading the questions and answers!

Dani - tkdchick said...

This meme has been a great way to get to know other stitchers!

McKenna C. said...

I just found your blog, and I love it! You do beautiful stitching! If you have time, I would love it if you could check out my blog.


Sally said...


Just found your lovely blog and become a follower.
Your stitching is beautiful!
I enjoyed reading your 11 things!