Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Good Questions!

So I found a new to me blog today - and Melissa had some great questions!

1)Why do you stitch?

It calms me. Stitching makes me feel at peace with myself even when the rest of my life is in chaos.

2) On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being least important and 10 being most important what is your cross stitch passion level?

A 10 for sure - a day without stitching is a miserable one.

3)If your only option for cross stitch supplies and patterns happened to be the major chain craft stores would you just walk away from the little X? Kiss it goodbye?

Well - very doubtful, but it would certainly suck a lot of the pleasure out of it for me, as their selection (at least here in Canada) is awful. Usually there are a few kits, a few magazines, some aida in a plastic bag and a wall of DMC. Depressing.

4)Also are you so passionate about cross stitch that if indeed your only option was the major chain craft stores, would that inspire you to create your own cross stitch pieces because you have to stitch and you've stitched your way through the whole of Dimensions catalog--because you must stitch and the thought of life without a relationship with the little X leaves you feeling empty?

Fortunately my stash to life expectancy ratio is heavily weighted to the former so I think I'll be alright.

5)Finally what do the cross stitch magazines on the market offer you? Do they relate to you as a cross stitcher? Do you look at them and think to yourself, who do they think buys this magazine? I guess what I'm asking, when you see the current cross stitch magazines do they make you feel like they know their readers or do you find it's more of the same? What could they do to be ambassadors for the art of cross stitch other than putting a sampler on the cover with "F-U" on it? What are we missing on a PR level that could change the opinion of cross stitch itself?

The only mag I ever buy is the JCS ornie issue. Mainly because I usually just browse and buy patterns from my LNS so I have never felt the need to buy the mags. So, I can't really offer a valid opinion here.

6) And finally, finally, do you do other crafts and if so what are they and why do they pull you away from cross stitch?

I knit. I really like knitting, but my passion is stitching. I would like to learn to quilt and sew, but something about cross stitch speaks to me on a deeper level (and I mean that) I heart it, and it hearts me right back.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on the stash level for sure. I think I could stitch forever and not have to buy anything more...but yet I do. What can I say??? Funny thing is my passion all my life has always been reading. Haven't really read much in several years, because it's hard to do both stitching and reading. Sad, but true, even if you do find some good audiobooks.