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!!!)