Sunday, September 09, 2012

Interview with my Stitching Buddy Patti!

Over on the small's blog we have an interview with Patti who chose this month's project.  Here it is:

This month's small was selected by Patti.  When I think of Patti one of the things I think about is a lake in Michigan.  You see, Patti and her family have a little get-away place there.....above is a picture she took of the lake.  Isn't that just the best place to imagine spending some time to recharge your batteries and read and stitch??  Definitely!

On to the interview!

Q:   When did you start cross-stitching?  Did someone teach you?

A:  I  started cross stitching when I was in my early 20's.  My Dad was into  all kinds of needlework; needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroidery, sewing,  crewel, and he inspired me to try.  I also belonged to a Crafts  Group that got together and my friend Nancy's mom liked to cross stitch.   I did it for a few years and then stopped.  I got back into it when I  met YOU!  (side-note:  Patti and I were lucky enough to meet through our blogs!  We noticed that we did not live that far from each other and we decided to meet at a stitch shop not far from our homes.  We met for lunch and shopping and the rest is history!!)

Q:  When and where is your favorite time to stitch?

A:  At night when everything else is done, as well as anytime with my Stitching Buddies!

Q:   Who are some of your favorite designers?

A:  I LOVE  Pineberry Lane, Sampler Girl, Stacy Nash, Brenda Gervais, Little House Needleworks,   Notforgotten Farm,  Blackbird Designs,  Primitive Betty's, Prairie Schooler, Shepherd's Bush and  everything else my friends stitch that I "have to HAVE!!!"

Q:  Can you share one of your favorite "cross-stitch memories" with us?

A:   Having  some cross- stitched pieces that my Dad made around the house makes me  very happy. Also spending time stitching with friends, laughing and  chatting- the fellowship that brings; as well as some time alone,  especially, in Michigan, when I get uninterrupted time to stitch is so  rewarding.  The retreats we have all gone to have produced some good memories as well!

Q:  Can you tell us about one of your favorite pieces that you have stitched?  \

A:  I love them all- especially the finished ones!!!! I think I am partial to the holiday/seasonal ones.

Q:   What would constitute the perfect stitching day?

A.  Stitching with my Stitching Buddies ANYTIME!!! And a cozy fall or winter day!!!

Thanks Patti!!!! (by the way, the picture of your finished smalls is making me hyperventilate (in a good way!))

1 comment:

teresa said...

I enjoyed your interview, PAtti and Laura ~ I never knew your Dad was a stitcher, Patti! And I love your finishes!