1. Please introduce yourself - name, where you are from, family, pets, etc.
My name is Barb and I am from Muskegon, MI. (On the shorelines of Lake Michigan). I am single and have no children but have 13 nieces and nephews and 23 great nieces and nephews. I have a pet cat named Saturn.
Liberty Bell stitched for a nephew
2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?
My sister got me into stitching back in 1980. It came slow at first but once I did my first piece I was addicted.
3.How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? Is there a story behind your blog title?
I started blogging in 2006. I just saw other blogs and thought I would try it.
4. How would you describe your stitching style? Are you a serial starter, a rotator, a OAAT (one at a time), highly organized, random and eclectic, etc?
I tend to be a one at a time stitcher. Although I have a pile of unfinished projects.
5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of designs you are drawn to?
I am very drawn to Stoney Creek patterns, I also like Mystic Stitch, but sometimes I like to do easier projects.
Wildflowers of the South
6. What piece are you most proud of in your collection?
I did a couple of pieces for my brother one of Brooklyn's View and another Mountain Sunset which I really am proud of but unfortunately don't have pictures on my computer so will choose this one.
7. What has been your worst stitching disaster?
It had to be Bobcats, part of the Endangered Animals. I had washed it once and decided to rewash it. To my horror red stuff was all over the piece, must have been spaghetti sauce I thought had rinsed out of sink but apparently didn't. Could not get the red stains off for anything.
8. Which new technique would you like to try, either stitching, finishing or another craft?
I don't know Is there anything else besides Cross Stitching?
9. Do you have a box of finished, but not fully finished pieces. Or is everything FFO'd? What your favourite way to fully finish a project and what do you do with them?
Yes I have a box of finished but not fully finished pieces. I call it "my nieces will deal with after I'm dead" box. My favorite way to get them fully finished, hand them to someone else and let them finish them the way they want. I am unfinished challenged!
A Loving Heart
10. Which of your projects most represents "you"?
It said "Housework is a waste of good stitching time!
11. Tell us a secret about yourself.
I volunteer at a cat shelter and if I could have more then one cat here I'd have a lot more.
12. Anything else you would like to add.
It was an honor for me to do this, I love reading about everyone else.
Thank you, Barb and can I just say I totally agree with about the answer to number 10!