Kitty Couture (Isabelle)
Fave colours: Blue! All kinds of blues. I also like all pastel colours in general (especially pink, mauve, cream), but also the deep reds of redwork
Fave designers: Shepherd’s Bush, The Drawn Thread, The Victoria Sampler, Little House Needleworks, Blackbird Designs, Fancy Work, many more but I’m pretty open – I guess from the list you’ve got the idea of what ‘kind’ of designers I like 😉
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: The above list of designers may already have given you a smattering … I like samplers or sampler-styled designs, the quaker style, primitive/folksy designs. I love specialty stitches too. Thanks to Anne, I’m also developing an interest in canvaswork 🙂
Themes: I’m a cat crazy lady at heart 😉 and we do have a
bit of a serious cat fetish going in our flat
Fave thread types/brands: Any! I love hand-dyed or variegated threads – I love all thread weights – and I love experimenting 😉
Fave fabrics: Linen/evenweave, 28ct (my favourite count) or 32ct (I love the look of higher-count pieces, but stitching them tends to give me a migraine … guess I should get a special lamp). Again, I like pastels, but am also very fond of neutral, natural colours
Any dislikes: Aida (I mean, stitching on aida – I do find designs stitched on aida cute, but I don’t like stitching it myself). I love cats, but “Victorian” or realistic-looking cats freak me out. I don’t like cutesy or cartoon-like designs. I’m not into fantasy.
Pets/children: A 3-yr-old half-Siamese angora kitty, Violette – she often seems to believe that she’s our baby, not our cat 😉
Birthday: 4 May 1981
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Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Tea (sachets or loose), stationery, fabric, ribbon/lace, cute little soft toys (kitties or sheep especially, but anything goes), stitching/sewing magazines – even cute sewing patterns! I know they often have $1 pattern sales in US LNS’s and that is pretty amazing as opposed to our prices here. My sewing pattern size is 8-10. I love sewing cute dresses and tops/blouses 🙂 (I really like New Look patterns for instance, but that’s just an example)
Fave holidays: Christian holidays
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I’m a Christian believer, but Seb isn’t. I do love Christian symbolism (sheep/shepherds especially, and Nativity scenes) but anything too overtly religious would not be appreciated by my other half 😉 and I’m therefore not sure I’d be displaying it 🙂
Ladybug’s Stitches (Elanor – sometimes Elanor I and Elanor II is my mom)
Fave colours: Navy blue, purple, plum, teal, dark red, blues, Fall, Halloween and Christmas colours (pumpkin orange, reds, greens …)
Fave designers: Little House Needleworks, Waxing Moon Designs, The Sweetheart Tree, Teresa Wentzler, Lavender & Lace, Brittercup Designs, The Victoria Sampler, Shepherd’s Bush, Hillside Samplings
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy, Celtic, Christmasy, cross stitch and other techniques
Fave thread types/brands: Needle Necessities, overdyed in general, DMC
Fave fabrics: Belfast 32ct, neutral colours, or dark blue
Any dislikes: Speaking/dressed animals/things, Alice in Wonderland, too bright/sparkling/goldish/pinkish things, coffee/moka, peacocks, too modern designs, too historical sampler/design, Victorian cats
Pets/children: Crunch (very hair and stubborn cat)
Birthday: 5 March 1979
Wishlist URL: Click here (I try to update it regularly even if I didn’t do it for a while…)
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Tea, dairy milk chocolate, stationery, postcards, John James size 26 needles … I just love Halloween, Christmas, owls, reindeer, Lord of the Rings, Jane Austen and my new found love is knitting yarn!
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Easter
Lavender Rose Ramblings (Deborah/The Cabbage Rose)
Fave colours: Red and lavender, plum, mulberry colours
Fave designers: Carriage House Samplers, Mirabilia, Chatelaine Designs, HEAD, Cat’s Whiskers, GPA
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, Quaker, Mermaids, complex gardens like Chatelaines, Angels and geometrics if they have fancy beads and threads, stitching etui, tools and smalls, and I’m mad about needlerolls!
Fave thread types/brands: I enjoy using and experimenting with all hand-dyed threads both cottons and silks, all silks, & metallics; but specifically, I trust: Thread Gatherer, Gloriana, Sampler Threads, Caron, Needle Necessities, AuVeraSoie, Anchor&DMC, Kreinik, RainbowGallery, NPI silks, Vicki Clayton
Fave fabrics: Opalescent Handpainted Belfast 32ct. or Evenweave; and old-fashioned linen that we’ve used for years! I’m also newly into 40 ct. linen. I tend to like the softer colors such as “tea stained.” But, I have some blues that I really love, too.
Any dislikes: In stitchery I really don’t care for cutesie things like goofy snowmen, dogs and kittens. I do like cutesie Halloween things, though. I really dislike snobby stitchers who think they have the corner on all things stitching…the attitude drives me crazy and spoils many a stitching get-together. I think stitching is an art of the heart and is to be fun and friendly.
Pets/children: Delight in both children and dogs…if they are well behaved. Although, big dogs scare me and aren’t my thing…I have a yorkie named Clara, who is my little stitching companion.
Birthday: 1 June (Gemini)
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Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Biscornus, mailart or pincushions would be adored!!
Fave holidays: Valentine’s Day and Summer Solstice, Christmas, and Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None in particular
Leslie’s Cross Stitch Heaven (Leslie/zoeandcooper)
Fave colours: Any variation on purple
Fave designers: Mirabilia, Just Nan, Little House Needleworks, Elizabeth’s Designs; Shepherd’s Bush, The Sweetheart Tree, Indigo Rose, Bent Creek, The Victoria Sampler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Like lots of stitching styles
Fave thread types/brands: Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Crescent Colors
Fave fabrics: 32ct or 36ct neutral colours
Any dislikes: Nothing specific I can think of
Pets/children: 2 cats – Cooper and Zoe
Birthday: 20 August
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Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Candles, chocolate
Fave holidays: Christmas time
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A
Little Cat Blogs (Karen)
Fave colours: All colours. I don’t think I particularly dislike any colour.
Fave designers: Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace, Black Swan, Passione Ricamo, Brittercup Designs. Margaret Sherry
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fancy ladies, dragons, mermaids, fairies, celtic designs, cats, cute stuff. I’ve never stitched a sampler and they’ve never interested me until recently when I’ve seen some stitchers working on the monocromatic samplers – they look gorgeous!
Fave thread types/brands: I mainly use DMC, I haven’t really tried any speciality threads yet. I’ve never stitched anything that has asked for such fibers yet.
Fave fabrics: I am an AIDA person and usually stitch on 16ct or 14ct
Any dislikes: Metallic threads – me and metallics just do not get along! Finishing – I’m just hopeless at it unless it just means a trip to the framers!
Pets/children: Riley, born August 2006 & Casey the cat born December1998
Birthday: 18th December
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Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: I would love a biscornu as I’ve only ever seen photo’s so far and they intrigue me. I would love to try something that asked for the speciality fibers.
Fave holidays: Christmas (winter is my favourite time of year)
Holidays not celebrated or liked: We have only ever really celebrated Christmas and birthdays here. As I’m not a religious person, most of the other holidays (like Easter) just tend to mean a day or two off work for me.