20 June 2012


My poor, poor neglected blog. I have been stitching yet have nothing to show. I've been having the attention span of a fruit fly so it seems like I've not gotten anything done :(
Anyway, I'm it, tagged by Tammy to answer her 11 questions :)
  1. Favourite pattern ever stitched - show a picture if you can.
  2. I guess WiPs don't count so it would have to be Voice of the Shepherd by Told in A Garden.
  1. Favourite junk food to have while stitching.
  2. I don't eat while stitching. However, I like to have a glass of Ribena (blackcurrent juice) at hand.
  3. Your Favourite Blog to visit
  4. This is a tough one. However, I'm sure these three are probably at the top of most stitchers' list to visit.
  5. Do you leave comments on blogs?
  6. I try to as much as possible.
  7. Do you reply to your comments on your blog?
  8. Usually only when a question is asked or I have something to say. Mostly I just leave a comment in return :)
  9. Your favorite thread to work with ie. DMC, Anchor, sampler, weeks ect.
  10. Vikki Clayton's Hand-Dyed Fibers (silk)
  11. Do you know a male stitcher?
  12. Yes, Paul, who is a member of my local Needles n Craft Yahoo Group.
  13. What is the biggest stitched piece you have stitched?
  14. Angel of Hope by Lavender & Lace
  1. What is the farthest away you have traveled to go to a stitching store, what was it called?
  2. Only to Haby & Wools in Kuala Lumpur. Not that far away. I mostly purchase online.
  3. Favorite tool to use with stitching.
  4. Tacky Bob for beading.
  5. Do you like stitching for others or yourself and why?
  6. Both. I give my stitched pieces to friends and family to show how much they mean to me. To me, a dose of love is put in with every single stitch I make. The rest I stitch for me to enjoy.
Now make up 11 questions and tag fellow stitchers.
The 11 friends I tag...
And their 11 questions (which I answered too in case you're curious). I figure I'll alternate between stitchy and non-stitchy questions to make this more fun.
  1. What is your most favourite DMC colour/code? (Yes, you can only pick one)
  2. DMC 336 - Navy Blue
  3. If you could go to any country for free, where would you go and why?
  4. Ireland. It's wild, it's beautiful. My first childhood penpal is Irish. She, along with Nora Roberts, have fuelled my love and curiosity for Ireland. On top of that, The Giant Causeway is in my places-I-must-visit-in-my-lifetime list.
  5. Fabric, floss or chart? Pick one.
  6. Fabric, preferably hand-dyed. A girl could never have too much fabric. God knows I already own too many charts I could ever stitch in my lifetime.
  7. If you could ask God for a non superhero ability/talent, what would it be?
  8. I'd like to have a green thumb. I managed to kill the cactus I bought. Apparently it could survive in the desert but not my room :/
  9. If you could ask a designer a question, which designer and what would you ask?
  10. I'll ask Nora Corbett why some of her designs are Out of Print :(
  11. Besides stitching, what other hobby takes up the most of your time?
  12. It's a toss up between reading and playing computer games for me. Difference is, I can read anywhere, anytime but computer games can only be played at home.
  13. Hardwood floors, tiles or carpet for your craft studio?
  14. Hardwood floors for sure.
  15. Are you a morning or night person?
  16. Definitely a night person.
  17. If you could only shop in one needlework store be it ONS or LNS for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  18. Probably Needlecraft Corner. Drema is a real sweetheart and most of her items come with a 20% discount.
  19. How long/short is your hair? Do you keep it that lengh because you or someone else likes it?
  20. Mine's pretty long, past my shoulders down my back. I think I look better with long hair. It's a bonus that Mikey likes it long too. Longer if he had his way.
  21. What is your all-time favourite design?
  22. I have so many but right now, it's Mirabilia's new Dressmakers' Daughter. Can you tell I'm a sucker for four season designs? (And the bling, of course. Oh, the bling... It's gonna be spectacular. LOL!)
Hopefully I'll have stitchy pics to show next post.
Happy Stitching!


dulcinella said...

Lovely post! There's a lot of things I feel the same about:fabric for instance. All those colors and counts, one can never have enough of them:-) the latest Mirabilia is gorgeous,not? I am sitting on my hands on all the time, but don't know how much longer I can resist:-) angel of hope is a beautiful piece and the sttching looks great.i

Margaret said...

Oh what a fun post!! I love your favorite pattern ever stitched -- so sweet! So much fun reading the answers to both sets of questions!

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, I enjoyed reading it!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I enjoyed reading all your answers and your comment about having the attention span of a fruit fly made me smile as I feel as though I'm going through that phase at the moment.

valerie said...

Fun post Veronica!! Thanks for tagging me. It'll take a while for me to reciprocate. I am so behind on writing my own posts! LoL Love your Told in a Garden and L&L pieces!

♥ Nia said...

Such a cool post! :D
Thank you for sharing so much about you, it's really nice and fun to read all this! And thank you for tagging me too :)
Your works are very pretty! Congrats :)

Linda said...

Beautiful photos of the cross stitching.

Carin said...

Love reading your post and your answers !!!

Melanie said...

Loved reading through your answers here. Voice of the Shepherd is such a great piece. I'd never really noticed that one before but it's darling. I wish listed it because it would be PERFECT for my mother. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Oh, Veronica--you are such a sweetheart. I'm truly honored that you picked my blog as one of your top three--you've got me blushing here :) And thank you for tagging me, too. I'm so behind on everything this month including blog posting and reading/commenting. Lots of hours have gone into handling the estate sale at my parents house in New York.

I just love your TIAG finish. Those little sheep are adorable and I always love the detail in those designs. It was fun reading about you, too!

Thanks again, Veronica--and I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fun meme

Hazel said...

Great post and some great answers. That is a gorgeous piece you have finished. Love it. I think a lot of our answers would be similar. x

Catherine said...

What a fun post! Thanks so much for counting me in on the fun! I am overdue for a post, so when I catch up, I'll have to remember to do the questions!
Loved reading your answers and oh, that dressmakers pattern.....stunning! I had never seen that one before.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Bea said...

That was fun to read - and great pictures. Dressmakers Daughter has caught my eye as well.

Julie said...

Your answers were very interesting to read.

Lynn said...

Great post Veronica! I loved reading all about your preferences. Your TIAG is a really lovely piece and I can see why you favour it.

Meari said...

Thanks for sharing. I love how you showed photos in addition to answering the questions. :) I always like reading tidbits like this. It helps to get to know fellow bloggers.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful Angel.
ciao Giovanna

Anne said...

It's wonderful to read your answers Veronica! Thanks for tagging me! I'll have to do yours in a few days...trying so hard to catch up on blog reading! You and I are very similar though with the blogging questions!! Love your first stitch's so precious!!!