Friday, June 22, 2012

33 Questions

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to take a minute and thank you for you kind comments about yesterday post.  I usually don't use my Blog to pontificate about an issue, but I just couldn't let that go - so once again thank you for your patience!!
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I was tagged by Tam over at "I Want to do One More Stitch"  with the "11 Question Game" that is going around the Blog's.  I tied to come up with a list of bloggers that I thought would like to play along but so many have been tagged at this point that - instead of passing on the Game - I will answer not only the 11 Questions for me but also the two sets of Questions she was tagged with.....  I hope enjoy learning just a bit more about me and my nuttiness!!!

Questions from Tam - 

1) Favorite pattern ever stitched - show a snap -  I have so many, but one of my favorites would have to be CHS Alphabet - 


2) Favorite Junk food to have while stitching? I don't eat at all while I am stitching, I always have something to drink - tea, coffee, Gatorade, but never any food near my stitching.

3) Your Favorite Blog to Visit? - There are way to many to name.

4) Do you leave comments on Blogs?  I do if I have something to say, usually I am so far behind in reading them that I am constantly playing catch up.

5) Do you reply to your comments on your Blog?  When I can I try to - especially if there is a question in the comment.  It is hard if the comment is a "no-reply" type then I have to leave the commenter just hanging, but I try.

6) Your favorite thread to work with?  Hands down Belle Soie - love the feel, love the colours - just love the stuff - but any over dyed floss I think is great just for the variation in colour you can achieve.

7) Do I know a male stitcher?  Not personally - I know of a few - like 3 - I am sure there are more out there.

8) What is the biggest stitched piece you have stitched?  That would be a toss up between Village at HRH or Shores at HRH - just the amount of stitching they take make them are large pieces.

9) What is the furthest away you have travelled to go to a stitching store, what was it called?  I have never purposely travelled a distance to get to a stitching store, but when I travel I always try and find a store...  One that I visited when in Florida in December was Brick City Cross Stitch.

10) Favorite tool to use when stitching?  Would have to be my Ott Light

11) Do I like stitching for others or for yourself and why?  It depends on what and who - I do enjoy stitching things for those that appreciate the time and effort it takes..

Now, questions from Trina - 

1) Why do you love stitching?  It's creative, to a point, and it keeps me off the streets!!

2) Do you have a favorite genre/type of pattern that you like to do?  I do love doing samplers.

3) Have you ever had to re-stitch a pattern?  No, but I have restitched something I liked or thought someone else would like.

4) How often do you try to stitch a week?  I stitch every day, it is rare when I don't do a little stitching every evening.

5) What DMC colours do I lean towards?  The more dull earth tones seem to pop up most often.

6) How did I come to stitch?  Although my Mom stitched as did my Granny.... in college I had a roommate, Louann, and she taught me how to stitch.

7) Do I have favorite stores to buy stitching from?  My LNS Needle in a Haystack, but I also like Needlecraft Corner and 123 Stitch, for online stuff.

8) Do I have a favorite designer?  I like quite a few, but the top three would be - Prairie Schooler, Blackbird Designs and Heartstring Sampler.

9) Do I have a stitching Blog?  Yes

10) Have I read fictional books about stitching?  No

11) How many times a week would I say I visit other stitchers Blogs?  I try an read some every day.  I do not touch the computer over the weekends - Only M-F.

and now some questions from Janye -

1) How do I feel about blended threads as in T Wentzler's projects?  I like using a single piece of floss on high count linen - so I guess I don't care for them.

2) Do I launder my projects before framing?  No, never.  I use way to much over dyed floss to take a chance.  I keep my hands clean and the area I work in spotless so there is not a problem of getting my stitching dirty.

3) How do I feel about the lack of colour fast in all the flosses now?  It really is of no concern - I like the colour choices of over dyed and the overall look of the stuff.  I try to be really careful and have had no problems thus far - knock on wood!!

4) When you begin a project with a black and white chart how do you choose which symbol to begin with?  I usually start in the upper left hand corner regardless of the symbol.

5) Do I do my own framing?  I have done lots of my own framing, but some pieces are just not a standard size - so those have to be professional framed.

6) Do I choose my own mats and molding or let someone else tell me what I would like?  I always choose my own moldings and they way a piece will be framed.

7) Pins or lace?  Pins

8) Do I have any wall space for a new project?  There is always room for a new piece to go up on the wall.

9) Have I ever gifted a finished piece right off the wall because someone really liked it?  No

10) Would I stitch it again for myself?  No

11) Do I have a group of friends whom I share the love of stitching with on a regular basis?  Yes, all my Blog Buddies!!!  It's what keeps me coming back to mu Blog!!!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed learning just a bit more about me. 
 Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!  Have a great weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

20 comments:

Vicki said...

I really enjoy reading these kinds of posts. It's so interesting to see the similarities and differences between all of us stitchers. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Shirlee said...

I enjoyed learning a bit more about you Edgar : ) Have a great weekend!

Minnie said...

You handled this very well, I look forward to reading your blog every day.

diamondc said...

I really like this idea I hope you donot mind but I would like to post your questions on my blog with my own answers, this is such a great idea, Thank-you to I Want To Do One More Stitch and to you Edgar.
The CHS Alphabet is georgous.
Catherine

dixiesamplar said...

LOL, loved reading your 33 questions about Edgar...feel like we're stitchin' soul mates :o)

Anonymous said...

Hey Edgar, fun blog post!
Lancy

Stitchinowl said...

Great post to end the week! Have a wonderful stitchy weekend.
Carolyn

Hazel said...

Great answers!

riona said...

It's always nice to read the back-story on all my blogging/stitching friends and these stitching questions do tend to draw out some interesting information. I just got tagged myself and will be coming up with a few questions of my own. I am wishing you hadn't already been tagged so I could ask you "my" questions!

Margaret said...

Wow, that's a lot of questions to answer! Very interesting to read through too. And I love seeing your CHS alphabets again too. Fun post!

Mouse said...

ohhh loved reading your questions answers ... I've got tagged loads of times and would be there for a week answering everything ...lol
sooo sorry to hear about the guide dog saga ... we don't have a lot of problem here with them as they are accepted every where .. we have a lot of them out training around where I live with the puppy walkers too :)
love mouse xxxx

Barb said...

I really enjoyed knowing more of your ideas! Like you , all my needlework buddies are on blogs.

Bianca said...

It was really fun reading all of your answers! Thanks for taking the time to do 33 :)

Ma Teakettle said...

Great post of answers!
Now, I love you even more...be still my heart :)
Hugs
Ma

Deb said...

This was a fun post. I like hearing about what stitchers like. You had a lot of questions to answer!!

Joy said...

I totally stole all 33 questions and answered them on my blog.

DonnaTN said...

A fun & informative post plus a chance to see CHS Alphabet again!

Elisa said...

How great to find out more about you Edgar....wonderful!! Have a great weekend xx

Julie said...

Very interesting answers.

Tammy Bergeron said...

wow that was a lot of questions to answer but thanks for playing!