Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday with the Supremes

Supreme Mary K -- Minnesota, USA
Blog -- Mary on Lake Pulaski

Ten Things About You:  

1.  Tell us a little about your neck of the woods -- how long you've lived there, something unique or interesting, a favorite place to visit? If readers visit what is something they absolutely should not miss? 
I am so lucky to live on the most beautiful of Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes.  I grew up on farm and I have lived within 15 miles of there all my life.  There is a view of the lake from nearly every room in our home including right from our bed.  Every time my Dad visited our home, he said “you have a little piece of heaven here.”

2.  Do you remember a favorite article of clothing, outfit or accessory from childhood, any age, that you'll share with us? 
My maternal grandmother was an excellent seamstress.  She is my sewing idol even though she passed away when I was only six years old.  I have five sisters and one summer Grandma made us all matching dresses out of different colors of dotted swiss with twirly skirts.  Mine was light blue and I still think that is why my favorite color is blue.   I can still remember the other: red, pink, chartreuse, yellow and mint green.
    3.   Other hobbies -- weaving, roller skating, skydiving, rollercoaster riding, lion taming, stamp collecting?
My main hobby includes all kinds of sewing: quilting, adult and children’s garments, doll clothes, bags, and embroidery.  We love to spend time on the lake all summer, pontooning, swimming and watching the sunsets.  I love to travel but refuse to leave home in the summer because I might miss a day on the lake.  We spend at least a month each winter in Florida.
   4.  What fabrics, prints or colors make your heart go pitter pat?
I know what I like and I know what I don’t like, but it is not easy to describe.  I like new, bright, modern designs, old fashioned florals, vintage prints and solids.   

    5.  I like food -- do you have a favorite food -- either one you make or love to eat anywhere in the world?

    My favorite food would be a poppy seed kolachy.   My maternal grandmother was born in Czechoslovakia and kolachy is a pastry from there that has been carried down through the generations.  My daughter and I get together a few times a year to make poppy seed and prune kolachy.

6If you have a bucket list what is the first thing on it either as a personal goal, quilting/crafting project you want to make, or maybe a place you've always wanted to visit? 
My bucket list would definitely be travel;  my husband and I would like to plan a trip to Europe in the next few years.  We would love to visit Prague, Munich, Rome and as many other cities as we can.
    7.  Do you have a favorite poem, story, character, movie, or song you'd like to share with us? If so, will you tell us a little something about it? 
Bruce Springsteen is still my favorite after all these years and if I had to choose one of his songs it would be Brilliant Disguise
    8.  Which do you prefer -- sunrise or sunset? 
Sunrise is my favorite because I can watch it rise over the lake from my bed (if I happen to stay in bed that long.)

 (this is so gorgeous I thought it worthy of showing again!)
     9What is your favorite month and what makes it special to you? 
I really can’t say I have a favorite month – there is something special about every one. 

10.   Are you more of a "finish what I start" kind of gal or "variety is the spice of life" type of crafter? 
Finish What I Start would be my motto; that would be true other than one project that has been ignored for so long that my daughter now started teasing me about it!  It will be finished one day.

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous part of the US with us, Mary.  Mary sews for her grandkids and I have to say they are the best dressed grandkids ever!

~Piecefully, Stephanie 


Cathy said...

Mary is gorgeous and it's so lovely to get to know her a little more through you Stephanie. Thanks for a great interview! xo

Tracy said...

Mary definitely lives in a beautiful piece of the world! My parents are from southern Minnesota and I still have relatives from there, lovely country! Thank you for sharing a bit about her!

Annemariesquilt said...

Thanks for sharing ;-)) The lake sounds like a happy place to be !!

September Violets said...

I love the little glimpses into others' lives you share with us here Stephanie. Mary, it doesn't surprise me one bit that you love your lakeside living! What a beautiful location! I would love to be able to sew and look out at that view at the same time :) Wendy

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely interview with Mary. It reads so positively! Lovely.
Love her stories about her grandmother and it reminded me of what my favorite article of clothing now (o:

Lynn said...

Terrific interview, it makes me want to run away and live on a lake!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's great to know more about Mary. She's a sweetheart. I admire her work, and I love the view from her house.

AnnieO said...

Living in dry SoCalif, it is hard to imagine 10,000 lakes, let alone one right out your window! No wonder she loves it so much :) I think her favorite quilt is gorgeous, and so are her memories of her grandmother's sewing. Thanks for the little peek!

Char said...

Wonderful to get to know Mary better. I'd love to visit her part of Minnesota!

Candace said...

I've long admired Mary's sewing skills and now it's nice to know a little more about her! I think if I lived on such a beautiful lake I wouldn't want to leave home!

Carrie P. said...

I have been reading Mary's blog since she started. She is so talented. I am sure she is a great pattern tester. Those photos on the lake are awesome.

Cille said...

The view of the lake is amazing! And love the quilt too. Thank you another great supreme interview :)

Jilly said...

Great interview. I loved the photos. I also loved the memory of the dresses too. They sound wonderful.

Kathie said...

oh it was fun to read and learn more about Mary
her blog inspires me! I love that she sews for the grandchildren.

pratima said...

Beautiful scenery! How nice to have a lovely view like that close to home! It is great meeting Mary and to read about her interests :)

Solstitches said...

I enjoyed the interview with Mary.
No wonder she loves to spend time at the lake. That picture is beautiful.
Love her favourite quilt too.

Houseelf said...

Lovely to meet Mary. Her location sounds divine with the lake views.