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July 27, 2009

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you are too funny Jenny! No tired head here. Talk all you want...I'm listening to ya chickie!

Oooo - up too late tonite, but couldn't resist.

Nom de plume: Claire (aka ClaireOKC)
Locale: Oklahoma City area
Spare time: Love to play the piano, draw & paint (watercolor), blog, sew stuff for me, but have to be careful of this. I have not wanted to ever burnout on sewing.
Crafty: Hmmmm not really crafty, but I love to sew beautiful clothes.
Blog link: http://clairekennedydesign.typepad.com/
Suck at: Laundry - there's always something in a strange color - don't ask me how.
Rock at: Fitting - I must have some fitting gene or something!

Look forward to seeing other's responses here!

1. Lisa
2. Where do you live? Arlington, TX
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Cross Stitch, watch baseball, and Twitter
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Cross stitch
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. lisa765.blogspot.com
6. What do you suck at? Relationships
7. What do you rock at? Friendships

1.Name: Lindsey
2.Live?: Currently in Georgia, from Dallas!
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Sew, Read Magazines, Watch mystery shows (castle, csi(s)), Bake, play tennis
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Hmm.. tough one. Anything sewn.
5. Do you have a blog? www.wearyourcake.wordpress.com
6. What do you suck at? Putting away folded laundry.
7. What do you rock at? I make a mean grilled cheese. LOL.

1. What's your name?: Katherine
2. Where do you live?: SC, where it is currently very hot and humid!
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Read, take pictures of my wild and lovely toddler, bake, craft
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I've been crocheting a lot lately, but I also like to sew.
5. Do you have a blog? I don't have a blog, but I do have a facebook page for my crafts, here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Silly-Goose-Gifts/84029081436?ref=ts
6. What do you suck at? Riding a bike.
7. What do you rock at? Making my son giggle, and that's the best part of my day!

1. What's your name? Jennifer
2. Where do you live? BC, Canada
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Sew, read, bake, garden
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I love sewing custom items - especially bags. I love the thrill of making an idea a reality.
5. Do you have a blog? www.sewathingofbeauty.blogspot.com
6. What do you suck at? remembering things...if it's not on my schedule or lists, chances are it won't happen.
7. What do you rock at? bargain-hunting. I love being thrifty, and I'm pretty good at it too :).

1. What's your name: Nancy
2. Where do you live? Austin (Houston native)
3. What do you like to do in your free time? sew!
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Quilts quilts quilts. But I have been having fun with dresses for my girls - such a quick satisfaction project.
5. Do you have a blog? http://nanannwoogies.wordpress.com
6. What do you suck at? getting anywhere on time.
7. What do you rock at? taking long showers!

1. What's your name
Jen Peters

2. Where do you live?
McK, TX

3. What do you like to do in your free time?
Photography, digital scrapbooking, crochet, knitting, reading, trying out new crafts.

4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best?
Digital scrapbooking, then crochet.

5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you.
Yeah, but I haven't updated in forever.

7. What do you rock at?
Creating plans, new ideas, formulas and schedules.

6. What do you suck at?
Following through on those grandiose ideas, plans and schedules. Ha!


1. What's your name? Roz - (I am your mother-in-law)
2. Where do you live? Angel Fire, New Mexico (You are flying to Albuquerque as we speak and coming to my house tonight! YAY!)
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Garden (if the elk won't eat it); read; music, as in play and sing it; art work- just don't have time to do it; design stuff on my computer; photography.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Paint stuff
5. Do you have a blog? http://rozgarland.typepad.com/
6. What do you suck at? Golf-never played it; baking cakes at high altitude (they crumble); being patient with everyone but K and SP; counted cross stitch (give me a printed pattern)
7. What do you rock at? Mostly music and painting, and making quacomole.

1. Toni
2. Farmington Hills, MI
3. Read, workout (never enough time for that though!), spend time with my two kids-Brendan who is 10 and Antonina who is 6. I also am a Tastefully Simple consultant outside of my full-time job.
4. I used to do cross-stitch but haven't in years...does that still count?
5. No...I just read about 50 a day-terrible habit cause I just get sucked in to other people's lives (like yours! Hah!)! Eventually I'll get on Facebook cause my friends keep bugging me to do so. I do have my own Tastefully Simple website so you can see a photo of me: www.tastefullysimple.com/web/tdreist
6. Sort of OCD...and it sucks that I'm that way. I like stuff picked up, a clean house and I get annoyed with clutter. Sometimes I don't get enough time with my kids and that bums me out. Working out consistently and liking candy too much...ugh!
7. I try to be the best Mom I can. I'm incredibly organized and skilled in my work-have to be with supporting seven executives for a large firm. I'm good at selling TS products and I like to make yummy desserts. Oh, and I was also the Coupon Queen for the Detroit Free Press back in 2005. I won a $100 giftcard to Kroger and a story and photo in the paper...I was SO excited! Took a bad picture but still fun! I am VERY organized with my coupons and I love saving money...especially at Target! My highest was close to $80 with my coupons!

1. What's your name? Kris Lucht
2. Where do you live? Portland OR
3. What do you like to do in your free time?
Garden (but not in 105 degree weather)ugh, crafting, being with my friends and family.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Embroidery
5. Do you have a blog? No but hopefully I will have one soon...I'm a total virgin with this hightech stuff. I don't even text. But I'm really good at lurking....
6. What do you suck at? Rowing a boat and P.S. Jenny, I'm totally with you on the keepin my toe nails short and I also get the..."your nails are really short", just can't do it...same as my finger nails.
7. What do you rock at? Communication (my key to life), laughing and making people laugh (also my key to life). Just have fun!

1. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret) Heather Burris

2. Where do you live? Near Lansing, Michigan

3. What do you like to do in your free time? I love to play with my 15 month old son, Holden and I love to make things (oh, and read blogs by people who make things!)

4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Right now, I'm loving kids crafts and T-shirt refashions…I'm sort of lurking in the craft world right now, reading a lot, absorbing information and coming up with some ideas…hopefully I'll have time soon to crank out a lot of what's stewing in my brain!

5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. www.crafteegyrl.wordpress.com

6. What do you suck at? I suck at keeping my craft room organized. I LOVE organized spaces and drool on my keyboard looking at them, but for some reason, my studio is ALWAYS a mess! I thought about taking a picture of it sometime and blogging about it, but I'm TOO embarrassed. I have a great space, but apparently being a mess is part of my creative process!

7. What do you rock at? I rock at color and pattern mixes. I LOVE to put together fabric patterns…guess that's probably my favorite part of quilting and home décor sewing!

1. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret) Heather
2. Where do you live? Ontario, Canada
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Read - I love a good book
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I really like to sew, just started quilting, I also enjoy scrapbooking and crochet.
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. Yep, http://www.thisandthatcraft.blogspot.com/
6. What do you suck at? Grammar, I also have super short toe nails!!
7. What do you rock at? I am quite organized and a great listener.

1. What's your name- Gwen

2. Where do you live? - Central Coast of California

3. What do you like to do in your free time?
-Read, paint, watch Turner Movie Classics, take pictures, do anything crafty with my hands

4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? - I really enjoy painting. It is fun to mix colors and shapes into something that works not only for my home, but for my heart.

5. Do you have a blog? http://murphygrace.blogspot.com/

6. What do you suck at? Even though I love painting, you have to have an open mind when your view my pieces. LOL, I am getting better, but have a long way to go.

7. What do you rock at? I rock at using old things in new ways. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and that is so true for me. I decorate on a shoe string budget, which means that even the oddest things can end up in my home after some love and a coat of paint or two.

1. Elisa
2. North Dakota
3. Cook, Bake, and Sew
4. I love to craft various things. Quilts, kids clothes, baby stuff, pillows, and whatever else i can find that is cute!!
5. No blogs to view. We have one for our kids, but it's for family only. We are kind of private about that thing.
6. I stink at crafts. :) I love to try though!! I'm persistant until i get good.
7. I am not sure i rock at anything really. Depends on who you talk to.

1. My name is Misty.
2. I live off the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida, but I was born and raised in McKinney, Texas! I lived 10 years in Waxahachie.
3. I'm a teacher and mother of 3 girls, so I don't have a lot of free time, but when I do I like to READ!
4. I like to do lots of different crafts: quilting, sewing, painting, and crochet.
5. No personal blog.
6. I suck at staying on a DIET!
7. Organizing groups of people to do what I want them to (school parents, other teachers, church committees).

1. What's your name? Rebecca
2. Where do you live? South Central Iowa
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Free time? Huh? If I find any, I'm afraid I spend it on the computer. If I didn't have this evil, time sucking machine in my house, I would enjoy reading or sewing.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I am really excited to start making some clothes for my kiddos, but I am just starting, so we'll see how it works out!
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. http://simplifybeautifysatisfy.blogspot.com/
6. What do you suck at? I totally suck at cleaning and organizing! My house is such a mess! But... I'm trying to fix it! : )
7. What do you rock at? I rock at baking! Not always, but usually! (Sadly, I rock at eating too, so it's not all that great!)

1. What's your name? Tracy
2. Where do you live? Fredericksburg, TX
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Playing with my kiddos, blogging, baking, and playing on the computer :)
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I am not nearly as crafty as you are, but I like to sew simple things with my mother-in-laws help and I like to scrapbook (IF I EVER HAVE TIME.. without 4 extra hands helping me)
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. http://tracystaats.blogspot.com/
6. What do you suck at? Finding enough time in the day to get everything done!!
7. What do you rock at? Making my kids laugh and driving my husband crazy :)

1. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret) Laurel
2. Where do you live? Parker, CO
3. What do you like to do in your free time? I run a lot, I read, I sew, and I like to surf blogs.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I love sewing - especially home decor stuff.
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. www.themacdougallfamily.blogspot.
6. What do you suck at? procrastinating
7. What do you rock at? I don't know.

1. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret)? Jennifer
2. Where do you live? Fultondale, Al (close to Birmingham)
3. What do you like to do in your free time? play with my 2 yr old and sleep, I love my sleep as well.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I love to sew, but I wish i was better at it.
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. http://ramblingsfromanoptimist.blogspot.com/
6. What do you suck at? budgeting money
7. What do you rock at? remembering numbers

What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret)? Wendy
2. Where do you live? Edinburgh, UK
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Play with my 2 daughters,and make things,hard choice sometimes! read blogs and wish I was half as talented as the people I read about.
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I like sewing, but not very good.
5. Do you have a blog? link if you do! I want to come visit you. No, I'm a lurker!

6. What do you suck at? making things, and cooking.
7. What do you rock at? Not sure, looking after my girls.

1. Name? Mary
2. Where do you live? Austin, TX
3. What do you like to do in your free time? craft, read craft blogs, think about crafting
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? I am usually either crocheting or quilting, but sometimes I make papercraft
5. Do you have a blog? Nope
6. What do you suck at? writing
7. What do you rock at? organizing

1. Emily
2. Frisco, TX
3. Hang with friends, sew, scrapbook, cook, sleep :)
4. I like sewing little easy things burp cloths, hooter hiders, etc.
5. yes, www.theleskos.blogspot.com
6. reading (I want to want to do it more...)
7. loving my kiddos :)

1. Sarah
2. Plano, Texas
3. Sleeping, reading, window-shopping
4. Not really so crafty. But if it doesn't involve sewing, I can usually copy someone else's cute idea :-)
5. http://baranowskifamilyfun.blogspot.com
6. Math. I loathe anything with numbers...
7. Folding sheets. My step-mom taught me her technique and I pride myself on having great looking linen closets. It's the little things, right?

I saw your post about the McKinney Marthas and want to know how you know Andrea (used to be Connors, but I don't know her married name). She is a friend of a friend from Temple. Small world...

1. How about a first initial for the super duper secret people? I'm J - and it's a pleasure to 'meet' you!

2. Lancaster County, PA - in the heart of Amish country.

3. Free time? What? I'm supposed to have free time? Apparently my children missed this memo...

4. I love to sew... repurposing & refashioning are my absolute favorite projects.

5. My blog: http://thecouponmonkey.blogspot.com/
** Not a crafty blog... but I love coupons! :)

6. I am horrible at mowing the grass on a zero turn mower. I. give. up. Fancy schmancy mower wins!

7. I've been told I make yummy home made cinnamon rolls... and I'm pretty snazzy at CVS-ing, couponing and deal seeking.

1. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret)
Susan

2. Where do you live?
Denmark

3. What do you like to do in your free time?
Love to play the sims but don't anymore after my kid was born. no more time for that...
would love to sew more as I'm a very very newbie at it. Love reading and just relax

4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best?
Am I? don't know if I am

5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you.
http://susaninthezone.blogspot.com/

very new blog on sewing and not updated very often as I havent sewn that much yet. not as much as I want to.

6. What do you suck at?
Diets

7. What do you rock at?
languages, manouvering a computer, being funny.

1. Candace
2. I live in McKinney, TX
3. I like to do sew, bake, read, sleep, play games on the computer, Facebook (yep, just made that a verb!) in my free time?
4. Craft the best? - hard one...LOVE to sew with no pattern, scrapbook and make cards!
5. Blog? HA...no....I've tried to start one many times....just too much of a perfectionist and it takes WAAAY too long for me to finally be happy with a post. Heck, it took me a full 25 min. to answer your 7 questions!!!
6. I TOTALLY suck at putting clean laundry away...I was SO relieved to see that I'm not alone in the world with that one....thanks, Lindsey!!
7. I rock at....singing.

. What's your name (first is fine if you are super secret) -- Debbie, also answer to BB or Debilou
2. Where do you live? Star, MS
3. What do you like to do in your free time?I like to do anything crafty, read, hangout with family or watch movies
4. If you are crafty, what do you like to craft the best? Lately,, paintin' is #1
5. Do you have a blog? Leave a link if you do! I want to come visit you. My blog,, www.countryborn-n-bred.blogspot.com
6. What do you suck at? Housework,, ugh!!! and socializing, like at parties, weddings, 7. What do you rock at? Being a mom,, and cake decorating

yes ma'am!

1. julie shidell

2. Oklahoma City

3. in free time... sew, serge, organize!

4. applique is my craft of choice

5. www.poplarhillblocks.com (and a nice picture of "my" version of your 'nap mat')

6. totally suck at being balanced

7. rock at stitching around millions of tiny letters

I totally confess to being a lurker for over a year now (I think?) but I love your blog and am in the process of making the nap mat, so I'll email you pictures soon.

1. Chris Benkowitz
2. Plano, TX
3. Work PT at my husband's law firm (no pay but high job satisfaction), read and try to sew some.
4. Probably sewing but I'm venturing into jewelry.
5. Had a blog (only got to one post and
lost interest ;) )
6. Suck at? Picking up my shoes.
7. Rock at? Cooking, I guess?

~Cori
~Central Valley, CA
~Teach preschool, embroider, papercraft but not scrapbook, and try to keep up with my kiddos
~Embroidery or papercrafting (I make cover tins for gift cards, tooth fairy boxes, catchalls, etc.)
~I've blogged but I forget about it and it ends up falling by the wayside
~I suck at anything requiring self-discipline: budgeting, dieting, exercising, you get the idea
~I rock at baking and forgiving. :)

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