Our very first Blogger of the Week of 2018 is a long time blogger from the UK. She's been a commenter on my blog for many years too. There's always something lovely to see on her blog, her finishes skills are wonderful and one of the projects featured today is a real treat for the eyes. Please welcome Sally from
1. Please introduce yourself – name, where you are from, family, pets etc.
My name is Sally. I am from a small, seaside town in East Yorkshire. I am married with 2 daughters in their 20s. We have a budgie named Freddie.
2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?
I’ve been stitching for about 25 years. My manageress where I worked did it and I took quite an interest in it. So, I went to the local shop that sold stitching supplies and bought myself a kit. I think my face would have been a picture when I opened it and saw a blank piece of fabric and the chart!
3. How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? Is there a story behind your blog title?
I used to blog on the MSN blogs (I can’t for the life of me remember the name ) and went over to blogger when I saw others on it. I’ve been on blogger for 11 years. Originally, I started just to have somewhere to keep a track of my stitching never thinking I’d become part of such a lovely community. My blog title was inspired by my friend Julie.
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.?
I am a rotator I like to stitch something different every evening but that can change if I want to stitch gifts! I used to be a OAAT but I couldn’t go back to that now.
5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of design you are drawn to?
I do love Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks but if a design calls to me I will stitch it.
6. Which piece are you most proud of in your collection?
That has to be Just a Thought Sampler Garden Casket.
7. What has been your worst stitching disaster?
Attempting to make a tea bag pouch and making it too small! It barely fit a teabag in it! I used a free chart by The Little Stitcher called Tea Time.
8. Which new technique would you like to try, either stitching, finishing or another craft?
I don’t think there is anything really. I’m quite happy with the crafting etc that I do and I’ve tried quite a few different ways of finishing.
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 quite a few not fully finished pieces! I promised myself I would try and finish a few a month but I broke my promise! I quite like to do pin keep type finishes and ornaments.
10. Which of your projects most represents "you"?
Anything with sheep!
11. Anything you would like to add?
Nothing to add other than I love the stitching blogging community even though I may not blog that often these days!