Friday, 13 April 2018

Cindy from Home of a Floss Junkie

This week's Blogger of the Week is a complete Full Coverage Fanatic!  She does the most amazing giant projects and has actually finished one which you can see proudly displayed in her header.  Another animal lover and contributor to a forthcoming feature - Bloggers and their Fur Babies - please welcome Cindy from



1. Please introduce yourself – name, where you are from, family, pets etc.

My name is Cindy. I am from Great Falls, MT where I live with my husband Jim, my youngest daughter Jessica and my 2 stitching buddies Elvira and Gomez. Cats are great stitching buddies.




2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?

I have been stitching for 40+ years. My mother taught me to embroider and do crewel but once I discovered counted cross stitch there was no going back to either of those.


3. How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start?  Is there a story behind your blog title?

I don't remember exactly how long I have been blogging. I started to be able to keep a visual record of my stitching. I don't post as often as I should because I would rather be stitching.
My blog title is a reflection of the fact that I have at least 2 full sets of DMC floss and I love all the color.

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 serial starter/rotator and highly organized. Each project has its own box complete with floss, q snaps, working copies etc. All I have to do to rotate is grab the box I want.

Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate


5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of design you are drawn to? 

I am totally addicted to HAED but I also like Long Dog Samplers, Rosewood Manor and Ink Circles.

The Universe in a Jar



6. Which piece are you most proud of in your collection?

I am the most proud of the one HAED I have mangaged to finish.  Train of Dreams.




7. What has been your worst stitching disaster? 

Don't know if I've ever had one.


8. Which of your projects most represents "you"? 

My 20+ full coverage WIPs.


9. Tell us a secret about yourself.  Or a joke.  About anything!

I love to watch Ancient Aliens and How the Universe Works while stitching.





37 comments:

  1. Hello, nice to meet you....

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    2. Hi Gracie.Nice to meet you also. I follow your blog and really enjoy seeing your tatting.

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  2. Wow! What an amazing lady. That train of dreams finish had my mouth gaping WIDE OPEN. Incredible!

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  3. Nice to learn a little more about you Cindy. I enjoy reading your blog.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda. I enjoy your blog also.

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  4. Lovely post , so nice to hear more about you and your lovely stitching.

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    1. Thanks June. I enjoy your blog as well.

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  5. I have already visited your blog every now and then and I'm totally in awe of all the huge projects you have on the go. I also love stitching big projects but haven't tried myself on a HAED. Your Train of Dreams is a real dream.

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    1. Thanks Brigitte. You should give them a try. They are addicting.

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  6. Lovely to meet you Cindy. Train of Dreams is a fantastic finish. I have started a few HAED designs, they're great. I need to get back to them.

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    1. Thank you Justine. Lovely to meet you also.

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  7. Lovely to meet you. Train of Dreams is amazing! How long did it take?? x

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  8. Thank you Bethan. Lovely to meet you also. Train of Dreams took me approximately 7 years. I did not stitch on it exclusively so it took awhile.

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  9. Great to see you heer Cindy! I LOVE your Train of Dreams piece more everytime I see it!

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  10. Great to see you here on BotW! Your HaED projects are always so inspiring. Cats are indeed great stitching buddies but woe if you leave your project out! Mine like to steal floss bobbins. :)

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    1. Mine like to sit on the table and grab at the floss as it is going through the fabric.

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  11. So lovely to read more about you and your wonderful stitching, Cindy.

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  12. Nice to read about you. Your Train of Dreams is impressive.

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  13. Love the dragons on your train of dreams.

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    1. Thank you Deborah. I love all of his little dragons.

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  14. Hi Cindy, nice to meet you! Train of Dreams isn't a smaller HAED either...congrats on that huge accomplishment!

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  15. Hi Cindy--so nice to read about you! And your Train of Dreams is a masterpiece--amazing to me who stitches mostly smalls :)

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  16. Great answers. Thanks for sharing. I love stitching HAED too. Wow you're completed one is just amazing indeed. Congrats on it!!!

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  17. Hi Cindy,I enjoyed reading about your cross stitch.Your Train of Dreams is a wonderful finish.

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  18. Oh that finished HAED is gorgeous!Nice meeting you.AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Nice to meet you also Ariadne. Thank you.

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  19. Hi Cindy: Love your designs you are working on.
    Yes cats are good stitching buddies, my cat loves to sit and purr on my lap when I am stitching, she never grabs the floss just purrs louder when floss touches her.
    I am looking forward to seeing your designs finished.

    Catherine

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  20. Now that is a huge HAED project, well done on such a stunning finish.
    Nice to meet you Cindy

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