Saturday, April 7, 2012


I'm participating in a little game of blog tag. Read on if you'd like to hear more about me than you ever wanted to know!

I've been tagged twice! First by Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful. You really should check out her work! Her quilting is amazing and she's designed a wonderful set of patterns using her ruler for cutting curves. Here's one that caught my eye and sent me right to the designer!
Urban Beads
So here are Jenny's questions for me and my answers:
1.) What is your favorite snack?
Is ice cream a snack? It would be my favorite snack if my waistline allowed it.
2.) Besides quilting what your next favorite hobby?
Decorating - I could paint and redecorate constantly if my budget allowed it!
3.) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
San Diego, CA. for the year round beautiful weather - I love to garden too!
4.) Where does your inspiration come from?
Everywhere! When I shop, vacation or site-see, I see quilt designs in paper products, tiles, art, walls, etc.
5.) How much fabric are you hoarding right now?
A lot! I really couldn't even guess and don't think I want to. I do a lot of sewing, so I do use it and really I do love just looking at it.
6.) Do you where makeup, and if you do, how often do you put it on?
I wear makeup every day - even on those days when I'm working at home, my husband's traveling and no one will probably see me (except the UPS man bringing fabric:)
7.) What is your favorite part of the quilting process?
Pulling the fabrics for a quilt and making the first block.
8.) Are you a part of any local Quilt Guilds?
Yup! Love my guilds! I belong to Bound Together and the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild.
9.) How many quilting projects are you currently working on?
If you don't count tops needing to be quilted, I'm usually working on 2-3 projects at one. If you do count tops needing quilting - we don't even want to count.
10.) If we went to a movie, what type of movie would you pick out?
Romantic comedy.
11.) If we went out for dinner, what restaurant would you pick?
Big Sky Cafe in Webster Groves, MO.

For a little break from "me", here's my favorite Easter quilt.
Secondly, I was tagged by Carla at Lollyquilz. Carla lives in Kansas City and found me through a friend of hers that I met in San Diego (does that make sense?). Anyway, I'm so glad she did because we have similar styles and I love seeing her wonderful projects. And she often has an inspirational message posted on Sundays. Love them! So here are my answers:
1. Morning person or night person?
Definitely morning. My clarity and energy level are on a downhill spin from 2pm on.
2. Do you save the selvages on fabric? If so, have you ever made anything with them?
Nope, never saved selvages. I really don't save tiny scraps either. They piled up and I never used them.
3. Which color of fabric is most prominent in your stash?
Blue, blue and more blue - more towards the aqua shade of blue. And I have lots of blues with green and blues with red!
4. What is the smallest scrap that you save?
Maybe 2" x 2" if it's something I really love. Otherwise probably more like 3-4" squares.
5. What food do you crave?
Ice cream :P
6. How often do you change your sewing machine needle?
Probably once a week - which is probably about 24 hours of sewing.
7. Pre-wash or right off the bolt?
Pre-wash. I went through a phase where I stopped washing, but didn't like the chemical smell my fabrics were giving off. So last year when I reorganized, I washed every fabric that had not been washed. I actually really enjoy ironing my fabrics after washing - I really get to look closely at them and dream about what I might do.
8. What quilting project are you most proud of?
The "Secret Garden" quilt in my first book Gathered From the Garden.
9. How many hours a day do you spend reading blogs?
I've decided to limit myself! 30-45 minutes in the morning and the same at night.
10. What's your favorite music to sew by?
I used to listen to Coffeehouse on Sirius XM radio, but we've switched to cable so I've made a similar station on Pandora and love it!

It's my turn to tag!! I'm tagging:
Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy
Jenniffier at Jenniffier's Sometimes Creative Life
Dianne at Suburban Stitcher
Nancy at ...with thread in hand...

Here are my questions:
1. If you're not quilting, what are you most likely doing?
2. Do you buy fabric with a specific project in mind or "just because"?
3. How many quilting projects do you have going at once?
4. How many completed quilts do you own?
5. How do you use your quilts, or are they stored away somewhere?
6. What is you favorite food?
7. What is your current favorite color combination?
8. Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?

Well, that was fun. Have a glorious Easter!!!


  1. fun! instant idea for a blog post today! ;)

  2. Aww, you're so sweet, thank you for tagging me! I will definitely post my answers to your questions :) Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday with your family!

  3. Fun! to read about you and I'm loving all the questions! I searched for your books in my library system here. Hope to get my hands on one or two. I wish I had the energy to paint and decorate. How do you do it all!
    Hey, Cindy, I am very very interested in your scraps and selvages. I do quite a bit of humanitarian sewing for charity and have several upcoming projects that require selvages and scraps. Would you be interested in saving them and sending them to me? I would definitely pay for shipping. Thank you.

  4. This was a fun surprise! First off thanks for your compliments! I loved reading more about you and my next favorite hobby is decorating too! Thanks for playing!

  5. Miss Cindy, I enjoyed getting to know you more through your answers....we'd get along great....Do you have Sheridan's frozen custard in St. Louis???? whew!! Hope we get to meet in person one of these days!


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