Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interview with Teresa

The June small over on the 2012 Year of Smalls blog (Liberty Sewing Pouch by Stacy Nash) was selected and stitched by the lovely and talented Teresa Whisson.  Every month we do an interview with the stitcher who selected the featured small.  I know how I love listening to and reading stitch talk; so I thought I would post this month's interview for you all to see. 

Q:  What made you choose this month's design?

A: Laura told me to pick  it.  (Editor's note:  Really?  Am I that bossy?  Probably.)

Q:  Could you give us your "craft history?"  For example; when  did you start stitching?  What other crafts do you enjoy?

A:  I  started sewing when I was 8 and I just loved it. My dad would buy my  fabric only after I finished the previous garment. I wish I still had  that discipline!  And I wish my dad would still buy my stash. LOL.

I couldn't wait until I was 16 so I could work at the fabric store.  I  applied on my 16th birthday and was hired on the spot.  I worked there  through high school and college.  

I started cross stitching in about 1980  after I took a class with my sister. I cross-stitched off and on throughout  the years but have been stitching non-stop since about 2000.  I also picked up quilting  along the way and have made over 100 quilts. 

Q:  Would you tell us  some of your favorite stitching designers?

A:  Blackbird Designs and  Prairie schooler are my favorites.

Q:  Tell us about your idea of the  perfect stitching day?

A:  I LOVE shopping with my stitching buddies.  Road trips and retreats are the best. Stitching is great, but the  friendships I have made are beyond measure. I adore my stitching buddies

Q:   Do you have a stash?  And if so, how do you organize it?

A:  I have  taken over the hall closet (walk-in) for my stash. I have the kits and  charts organized alphabetically!  I also have an Excel spreadsheet  listing every chart and the fabric I have for it (if kitted). There are  over 1000 entries on the chart so I guess I have a pretty nice stash!  

Q:  What is your favorite part of being a stitcher?

A:  See #4 above! (Editor's note:  ME TOO!!!)


Keeper of the Crowes said...

Teresa, so fun getting to know about your dad buying your fabric and your working in a fabric store. I did not know that about you!!! I do know that you are a wonderful friend and so much fun to be around. I'm so happy to be one of your "stitching buddies".

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I'm also fortunate enough to have a great group of stitching buddies! We don't meet quite often enough, but it's something I always look forward to.

Anonymous said...


Great interview and amazing sounding stash!

CathyR said...

Nice interview! Would love to see your stash closet!