This month's small was selected and stitched by the lovely and talented Teresa Whisson. Below are some thoughts from this wonderful friend.
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!