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Tale of a Shooting Star (Jenna)
Fave colours: PURPLE! Also blue, pink, green, red …
Fave designers: The Sweetheart Tree, The Victoria Sampler, Just Nan, Chatelaine
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Classical, elegant, symmetrical
Fave thread types/brands: Any
Fave fabrics: 28 and 32ct evenweave fabrics
Any dislikes: I’m not big on primitive or country designs. I don’t particularly like oranges or browns. Nothing religious, please.
Pets/children: 10lb Pomeranian dog named Phoebe
Birthday: 23 October 1975
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Anything would be appreciated
Fave holidays: Christmas, my birthday
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I’m not a member of any organised religion, so religious holidays are pretty much out

Tapestry of Dreams (Patti)
Fave colours: I love pink and blue and green and yellow and purple and I hate apricot and orange
Fave designers: Merry Cox, C.A.Wells, Quakers, Shepherds Bush, Blackbird Designs & Carriage House Samplers (in no particular order)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I love smalls
Fave thread types/brands: Vikki Claytons Hand-Dyed Fibers and Silk ‘n Colors & Gloriana & Caron Waterlilies and and and and finally DMC
Fave fabrics: I am really boring here – I like Cream and antique white and light sand, I do like pale colored fabric that aren’t too colorful and I am now addicted to 40 count Permin
Any dislikes: I don’t do cutesy
Pets/children: 2 Daughters and one Son – Sara-Jane (36), Stacy-Lee(33) and James (31), 2 grandchildren one of each Sammy is 7 and Lily is 4 and finally 1 dog called Gracie (After Gracie Alan of George Burns/Gracie Alan fame)
Birthday: April 30, 1947
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Anything small stitched like Scissor Fobs, Pinkeeps, Needlebook etc & Chocolate (especially American chocolate – I love Hershey anything – I know I know I’m WEIRD when I have access to the good British stuff (which I actually don’t like)
Fave holidays: Christmas because no matter what religion you are it is a great family holiday
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Easter

The Craft Room (Andrea)
Fave colours: Red, blue, purple – although I don’t dislike any colours
Fave designers: The Drawn Thread, Just Nan, The Sweetheart Tree, Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, Shepherd’s Bush and many more …
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, quaker, folk art, Victorian, traditional/specialty stitches, stitching ‘smalls’
Fave thread types/brands: Generally DMC but I also use Needle Necessities, GAST, WDW, Crescent Colors, NPI silks and Gloriana silks
Fave fabrics: 32ct or 28ct / neutral, pale or very subtle overdyed colours / linen or evenweave
Any dislikes: Aida, Disney, cartoon-type, whimsical
Pets/children: Neither!
Birthday: 11 March 1968
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: I love stationery/notepads and postcards
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Being in the UK I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or the 4th of July

The Lacey Thread (Connie)
Fave colours: Blues and dusty pink/mauve
Fave designers: Victoria Sampler, Just Nan, Lizzie Kate, M Designs
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Hardanger, pulled thread, specialty stitches
Fave thread types/brands: Caron Waterlillies, any overdyes, I love silks!
Fave fabrics: 28 count evenweave
Any dislikes: Primitive, cartoonish, fantasy (dragons, fairies, etc.), huge designs of solid cross stitch, old fashioned samplers
Pets/children: Three daughters, 2 oldest are married, one granddaughter, wonderful hubby, one good cat, one so-so cat
Birthday: 13 June
Wishlist URL: Don’t have one yet
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Chocolate, coffees, tea, threads, stitching accessories
Fave holidays: Christmas and my birthday!
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

The Slow Stitcher (Jean)
Fave colours: Blue, brown, red, green
Fave designers: LHN, CHS, Bent Creek, Long Dog Samplers, Drawn
Thread, My Big Toe, Prairie Schooler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Quaker, samplers, primitive
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, Carrie’s Threads, GAST, Crescent Colours
Fave fabrics: Evenweave and linen in 32ct and higher
Any dislikes: Aida in anything smaller than 16ct
Pets/children: 2 girls – Alison and Zoe; 2 dogs – Pepe and Megan (Welsh corgis)
Birthday: 22 December
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: More fibres are always welcome
Fave holidays: Christmas!
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

The Star-Crossed Stitcher (Tashage)
Fave colours: All colours, but most of all scarlet
Fave designers: Chatelaine, L&L, Mirabilia, Drawn Thread, Teresa Wentzler, etc. (I’m sure I’m forgetting millions!)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Specialty stitch samplers, pretty pictures, blackwork, monochrome things
Fave thread types/brands: Gloriana silks, and everything else! hahaha!
Fave fabrics: Nothing smaller than 32 count linen, I love high counts 🙂 I love hand dyeds and neutrals. Basically anything but aida!
Any dislikes: Flowers! and ‘cutsey’ stuff! And religious stuff.
Pets/children: Puppy (Chess). No children
Birthday: 1 April 1983
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Anything is lovely, esp. chocolate 😉
Fave holidays: Christmas of course! And Thanksgiving, even though most Australians don’t celebrate it. And Easter a bit.
Holidays not celebrated or liked: All of the others, esp. Valentines day

The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna)
Fave colour(s): Yellows/blues
Fave designer(s): Carriage House Samplings, Little House Needleworks, CCN, Victoria Sampler, Lizzie*Kate, Cherished Stitches
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Old-fashioned, samplers
Fave thread types/brands: DMC
Fave fabric(s): 28ct – I prefer cream colours, browns, tans and whites
Any dislikes: Nope!
Pets/children: 4 children (Katie, Ian, Jacob and Ellie)
Birthday: 5 July 1970
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: I’m totally not particular
Fave holiday(s): Christmas
Holiday(s) not celebrated or liked: My family celebrates all the holidays

Threads of Desire (Kathryn)
Fave colours: All my furniture is green, all my clothes are blue, but we moved to the desert (Las Vegas), so now I am learning to love orange and brown.
Fave designers: Bent Creek, Karen Avery, Mosey & Me, foreign designers from France and Britain. When I get ambitious I’ll start some of the Wentzler and Mirabilia patterns I have bought.
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I’m not fond of country or primitive styles, but since they make up the majority of patterns, I will stitch them if they have the right colors. Hard to find designs with spaceships and aliens.
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, Weeks Dye Works. And since I do 18 count needlepoint, too, Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik
Fave fabrics: 28 or 32 count evenweaves, especially Silkweaver Reflections and Solos
Any dislikes: Disney, Children’s themes, Christian themes, Country or primitive
Pets/children: Three retired (from breeding and showing) Abyssinian females
Birthday: 25 May
Wishlist URL: None, my stash is huge.
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Postcards and thread (you can never have enough)
Fave holidays: For stitching – Halloween, Winter Solstice
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Any Christian ones, especially Easter

Virpin ristipistoja (Virpi)
Fave colours: Green
Fave designers: John Clayton, Geoff Butterworth, Faye Whittaker, Jayne Netley Mayhew, Pollyanna Pickering
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Wolves, nature, forest
Fave thread types/brands: DMC
Fave fabrics: Hand-dyed evenweaves and linens
Any dislikes: Samplers, too simple
Pets/children: 5 kids ages 8, 8, 6, 3, 1
Birthday: 19 October
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK’s that would be enjoyed: Small notebooks, diary, scrapbooking items, anything green or anything to do with wolves
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

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