Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tag Team

I have been tagged by two of my favorite bloggers, Lucy from Charm About You and Carla from Lollyquiltz. They each asked some very interesting questions, but twenty-two questions might be more information than you really care to know about me. So I think I'll just pick and choose. Does that work for you?

Alrighty then, here we go:

What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?

Anyone who knows me would not consider me a spontaneous person, so probably answering this in a reasonable amount of time.

What is your favorite time of day?

Morning. Not that you asked, but my least favorite time of the day is 4 to 5 p.m. I'm not sure why. I think maybe it was because my mother has taught piano lessons since I was young. I would come home from school with lots I wanted to tell her, but had to be quiet because she was teaching piano.

Which color of fabric do you use the most?

I like scrappy quilts, so I like to throw lots of colors into the mix.

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Hands down, the Irish group, the Chieftains. We saw them on a Thanksgiving weekend in Minneapolis. We took a taxi cab to the concert hall because it was blizzard conditions. The concert was over at 4 p.m., and on this particular day, 4 p.m. was absolutely magical. Colored Christmas lights were glistening on the new-fallen snow and we had just heard a most fabulous group.

Camping or a hotel?

Definitely a hotel! I need hot water, a shower and a flush toilet.
Do you have a nickname?

For years, Mark and some other family/friends called me Pooh, as in Winnie the Pooh. In the last couple of years, that has kind of died down, and now Mark, and his best friend, George, for some reason insist on calling me Cynthia rather than Cindy.

Can you play any instruments?

I can play the piano, and started college as a music major. Now I'm quite out of practice as we gave our piano (the first thing we ever purchased when newly married, and Mark spent an entire summer hauling and stacking hay for a farmer to pay for it) to our son and daughter-in-law over ten years ago. What I always wanted to play was the violin. I wanted to be in an orchestra. My advice to parents--when your children want to try different instruments, if at all possible, let them try.

Would you rather call/text/email or write a letter?

If any of you have mentioned "hey, we should talk on the phone" and wondered why your phone hasn't rung...it's because I'm normally not a "phone person." It is probably the thought of possible awkward silences that makes me nervous. I find texting to be efficient. But to actually get a handwritten note in the mail is wonderful. I'm trying to send more notes this year, as I enjoy receiving them so very much.

Morning person or night person?

Hmmm. My ideal times are waking up at 6:38 a.m. and turning off the light at 11:17 p.m. Seriously.

Do you save the selvages on fabric? If so, have you ever made anything with them?

Funny you should ask. I save them, and have made lots of pincushions with them. I have bags of selvages, carefully sorted by "themes"--(OCD?) with plans to add new items to my etsy shop, "Sewing on the Edge," especially now that I've been mentioned in Amanda Jean's and Cheryl's fabulous new book.

Which color of fabric is most prominent in your stash?

While I'm totally into working with orange right now, when I look at my stash, the most prominent color is pink. Lots of pink! But I've never made a pink quilt...

What is the smallest scrap that you save?

I'm saving smaller and smaller scraps now that I have read Sunday Morning Quilts. 

There is still time to enter the scrap giveaway here.
What food do you crave?

Chips and salsa.

How often do you change your sewing machine needle?

Usually after completion of each large project.

Pre-wash or right off the bolt?

Formerly a pre-washer. Now it comes right off the bolt and into the quilt.

What quilting project are you most proud of?

The donation quilts I have done for the MCC auction (the latest one is coming up in just a couple of weeks).

How many hours a day do you spend reading blogs? 

Too many. We'll just leave it at that...

What's your favorite music to sew by?

Coldplay. I listen to a lot of satellite radio (Sirius/XM) and my current most-listened-to station has a really eclectic mix, everything from Bonnie Raitt and Paul Simon to Gotye, The Decemberists, the Civil Wars, etc.

I'm thinking up some questions of my own, so don't be surprised if you get a notice saying, "Tag. You're it!"


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Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Great answers!
6.38am -11.17pm is pretty much my day too!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

That was fun to read! I tagged you yesterday, too. :-) - and Deb! You California gals...

Amy Friend said... #

Funny, we have a lot in common. I am not spontaneous and I have tons of pink in my stash (though don't use it all that much) there were a few other things too but I forget already--are you losing your memory too???--maybe that was it ;)

Mama Pea said... #

This was a fun read, Cynthia. LOL. I love The Chieftains, too. Your waking and bedtime hours sound like mine.

Terriaw said... #

This is so awesome! I love these tag posts because I get to learn so many "off" things about blogging friends. I love learning your nicknames, and your "on" and "off" times, which are just perfect for me too. Thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said... #

What fun. I'm with you on the hotel idea.

Carla said... #

What a fun read....love knowing more about you, especially the exact times you like to wake and sleep! LOL Thanks for playing!

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh man, we could have done with the Chieftains in the pub in Connemara on Saturday night there, the 'band' was AWFUL!