Above is a photo of Jayne's finished Flower Pot Sampler. She picked a gorgeous frame for this one. It looks so gorgeous!!!!! Thank you Jayne for picking such a wonderful May project!
I wanted you to get to know Jayne so following is a cutting edge interview we conducted today!
Q: How did you start cross-stitching?
A: I started with a crochet hook when I was a little girl and I eventually tried every needlecraft I could and landed on cross-stitch as my favorite about 20 years ago. I love it more with each project, the lovely fabrics, fibers and patterns that are available today makes it so much fun.
Q: Who are some of your favorite designers?
A: My favorite designers change, however, the constants are Blackbird Designs, Ink Circles, Birds of a Feather (sadly, they no longer design for cross-stitch) and Little House Needleworks.
Q: What is your fondest stitching fantasy?
A: My secret fantasy is to own a cross-stitch shop and carry every cross-stitch item made, along with having a drive-through window and emergency delivery services....this is all going to happen when I win the lottery. I have planned out all the jobs that my friends want to have at the shop. We would have living quarters above the shop for whomever wants to stay overnight to stitch and hang out.
Q: Can you tell us about a project that you remember stitching? The time, place, what was going on in your life when you were stitching it?
A: I stitched The Serenity Prayer for a friend of mine that was going through a difficult time. I worked on it every day while riding the train on my commute to work. They still have it and it means a lot to them.
Q: What is your favorite thing about stitching?
A: This hobby has not only given me something that I so love to do, but I have connected with a wonderful group of women that have provided me some of the best times I have ever had and I know there are a lot more of them to come!