1. Please introduce yourself – name, where you are from, family, pets etc.
My name is Brigitte and I live in the south of Germany in a very nice mountainous region.
2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?
I started stitching back in the 1990s. We had a Canadian exchange student living with us for several months and in the evenings she was sitting on the couch stitching on a cross s titch project. Back then I didn’t know anything about counted cross stitch, the only thing I had seen before was stamped cross stitch. And she stitched on a Mirabilia angel or fairy. Then she showed me how counted cross stitch works. And after discovering a German company who sold books and patterns from US-designers I was hooked.
Gathering Place by Stoney Creek
3. How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? Is there a story behind your blog title?
Some online stitching friends started blogging and I liked the idea to have a blog of my own. And as you can see from my blog title there is no story behind it, lol.
4. How would you describe your stitching style? Are you a serial starter, a rotator, a OAAT (one at a time), highly organised, random and eclectic, etc.?
Definitely a serial starter. I’d love to be a rotator but whenever I compile a rotation it just works for a while and I feel great about it. But then falls apart because I discover something in my stash that I have to start. This urge can only be satisfied by starting it immediately. So you could say that I’m the opposite of highly organized, lol. But hey, it’s a hobby and it’s supposed to be fun all over :)
Plymouth Sampler by Brenda Keyes
5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of design you are drawn to?
My first love was the Prairie Schooler, and it still is. Other than that I stitch what catches my eye, and that goes from traditional samplers to cute designs and everything
Christmas Village by The Prairie Schooler
6. Which piece are you most proud of in your collection?
That might be Good Neighbours by Paula Vaughan. It was my very first big project and it uses 74 colours (if I remember right) and fractional stitches. Back then I didn’t even know what fractional stitches are. So it was a real adventure.
Good Neighbors by Paula Vaughan
7. What has been your worst stitching disaster?
I once had stitched and fully finished an ornament for an exchange. But just before wrapping it up I spilled a cup of coffee over it. I threw it away and stitched the ornament again.
8. Which new technique would you like to try, either stitching, finishing or another craft?
I’m just happy with cross stitch.
9. Do you have a box of finished-but-not-fully-finished pieces? Or is everything FFO'd? What's your favourite way to fully finish a project and what do you do with them?
I have a box and a drawer with not-fully-finished projects. I fully finish some of my smaller projects but the rest goes into the drawer or box. For me the process of stitching is the most important.
Summer Arches by Bent Creek
10. Which of your projects most represents "you"?
I would say all of them.
Trousse Mimi Lapin by Les fées brodeuses
11. Tell us a secret about yourself. Or a joke. About anything!
Not really a secret: I love western movies, particularly the old ones. My favourites are El Dorado and Rio Bravo, I can watch them over and over again..
12. Anything you would like to add?
I love this feature because I love to get to know new bloggers and learn more about the ones I already know. I hope that you will still find a lot of bloggers who want to participate so that the Blogger of the Week can go on and on and on … :)
Thank you, Brigitte. Everyone says how much they enjoy this feature. If you have not been interviewed and would like to be, please email me. If you know a brilliant blogger, then pass their details on to me so I can discover them too.