Sunday, March 9, 2008


I have little progress to report on the stitching or hooking fronts. I'm still working on both projects, but nothing big to show this week. We enjoyed a lot of snow yesterday, so I was able to stay in and catch up on some of your blogs. Lots of great projects out there and some wonderful new charts! I love the new Prairie Schooler designs.

Michele tagged me, so instead of progress pics here are the rules and a few weird or random facts about me.

The Rules:

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

The Facts:

1. Like many of you, I'm an avid reader. When I was in grade school I was determined to read every book ever written starting with every book in our school's library. By the time I was in 7th grade, I realized I wasn't going to be able to read every book in our library, so my new goal was to read all the "important" books in our library. I made it through all the Nancy Drews, the "secret" books (not in our library) like Go Ask Alice that we pushed to the back of our desks, anything else that looked interesting, plus what I thought was the most "important" book in our library: Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey. My grade school pick? The Nancy Drews.

2. My first needlework project was a piece of crewel embroidery with colorful wildflowers. I practiced all my stitches on one of my dad's white hankies.

3. I taught myself to knit when I was 10, thanks to a neighbor's garage sale, an old Columbia "Teach Yourself to Knit" book, size 10 needles, and a skein of white acrylic yarn.

4. My middle name is "go." My parents never had any trouble getting me to put my coat and shoes on when I was little; I was always ready for the next adventure. Still am.

5. I have one husband, one step-son, one sister, one niece, and two cats. Speaking of which . . .

6. I love cats. If I could have a litter of kittens, I would.

7. Even though my sister and I live hundreds of miles apart, we buy identical items even when we are not shopping together: clothes, shoes, purses, and even eyeglasses. Go figure. Gift shopping for my sister is a breeze: one for you . . . one for me.

The Tags:

Since I'm new to blogging, but many of you are not, I'm going to tag/recognize some of the sites that I enjoy visiting. So, if you've been tagged before, I understand. I'm also interested in learning more about those of you who do have new sites. Thanks, again, Michele!

1. Rachel. Rachel's site was the first cross stitch blog I visited a little over a year ago. What a great starting point!

2. Lelia. I've enjoyed all the info on Lelia's site about needlework and needlework exhibits.

3. Carol. What great finishing!

4. Yuko. I love Yuko's photos and finishes.

5. Edgar. I know very little about the Quaker-inspired pieces many of you are working on, but I'm certainly inspired by what I'm seeing. Plus, I'm not a movie buff, but I enjoy reading about everything Edgar is watching!

6. Kim. New blogger and cross stitcher who already has a list of finished projects. Way to go!

7. Staci. New blogger but not a new stitcher. Already a beautiful site!

Thanks, again, for all the inspiration out there!


Lelia said...

Thx Teri! Very kind of you to think of me : )

Novice Stitcher said...

Go Ask Alice! I remember being fascinated by that cautionary tale. Only many years later did I find out it was really fiction. I loved Nancy Drew too.

Kim B said...

Thank you for thinking of me Teri! I would love to learn to knit. I tried to teach myself to crochet but gave up quickly.

Yuko said...

Hi Teri,
Thank you so much for tagged me!
I've already been tagged by other person and have answered, so I just added your name on my blog, where I wrote about "tag" thing.
Thanks again! :D