Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday with the Supremes

Supreme Mary S -- California, USA
Blog -- NeedledMom

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?

We have lived in our little neck of the woods for 23 years and love it.  Our climate is influenced by the ocean breezes so is often much cooler.  You would have to visit the beaches if you were to visit, but the wine country is also very local for us.  A trip there is well worth the time.

Our city has the newest state college in California - Cal State Channel Islands.  It is built on the property of the old state mental hospital and it is dais to be haunted by past patients!!! 

 2.  Do you remember a favorite article of clothing, outfit or accessory from childhood, any age, that you'll share with us?

I remember many, but one that comes to my mind is two Easter dresses that my mom made for my sister and I.  They were a red and white windowpane check with a red tie on one side and a white on the other.  The ties crossed over the front and tied in the back creating a red and white bow.  Then she made navy blue dusters to go with them.

My mom was a teacher and she would sew in the evenings after we were tucked into bed.  I remember getting up in the morning and having pretty little dresses hanging on our doors.  Ahh...such sweet memories. 

3.  Other hobbies -- weaving, roller skating, skydiving, rollercoaster riding, lion taming, stamp collecting? 

Oh dear....let's see.  I love any projects done with a needle - knitting, tatting, sewing of all sorts, embroidery and cross stitch.  I also love working with leaded glass.  When I did it as a business I one time did 186 windows for one home.  Woodworking is another hobby of mine.  I enjoy bread baking, cooking and canning as well.   There just aren't enough hours in a day for it all.    

4.  What fabrics, prints or colors make your heart go pitter pat?

A better question would be "what fabric does NOT make my heart go a-fluttering".  I love almost all fabrics but I do tend to create with bright colors.   

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

I really don't have a favorite food, but I make a killer spicy ahi tuna dish with a great ponzu sauce.

 6.  If 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 husband and I both love to travel and have seen some beautiful places.    Someday we would both like to visit the Swiss Alps - in the winter.  

My creative bucket list would be to start AND finish a Dear Jane quilt - someday!!! 

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?

My all time favorite movie is Gone With the Wind.  I cannot tell you how many times I have seen it.  I love each wonderful character in it and would love to be more like sweet Mellie in my own life.  I tend to be more like Scarlet and "thinking about it tomorrow" !!! 

8.  Which do you prefer -- sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise.  It is full of hope for a new day ahead and I am always up early enough to see it. 

9.  What is your favorite month and what makes it special to you? 

That's a tough one.  They are all special for one reason or another.  I suppose it would have to be April with spring starting and longer, lazy summer days ahead.  

 10.  Are you more of a "finish what I start" kind of gal or "variety is the spice of life" type of crafter?

Although I do have many unfinished projects in my collection, I tend to finish what I start.    

Thank you Mary for sharing a bit of yourself with us.  It's been fun getting to know more about you and the rest of the Supremes.

This concludes Sunday with the Supremes.  How lucky am I have have such talented and diverse ladies in my choir!

~Piecefully, Stephanie


Ulla said...

Nice to get to know Mary!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great to get to know more about another of my sister Supremes! Love the family photo>

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I haven't "met" Supreme Mary before, but I bookmarked her blog for visiting later. It looks fun!

Houseelf said...

So lovely to meet Mary. It is nice to know that there is someone else who plays with glass.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing Mary with us! You've got a great group of gals.

Candace said...

Wonderful to know about Mary and her diverse talents! This has been a great series, Stephanie! Thanks so much for putting it together!

AnnieO said...

Why, Mary lives in my neck of the woods! Her quilt is lovely. Thanks for all the great interviews and congratulations on having such a fine stable of Supreme stitchers to enrich your life!

Simone de Klerk said...

Great to meet Mary. Too bad this is the last Supreme for my afternoon tea on Sunday.

Kaaren said...

I just love getting to know each of your Supremes a little better.

Thanks for sharing...both Mary and Stephanie.

Annemariesquilt said...

Thanks for sharing Mary ´s friendship with us !! I do love the Granny square quilt... Utah looks awesome !!

Cille said...

Lovely to meet Supreme Mary too. Thank for introducing all the supremes - it's been fun and a real Tour de World :)

Carrie P. said...

I have enjoyed getting to know the other Supremes. When I lived in CA I went camping at June Lake when I was a little girl. Mary has made some pretty things.

Lynn said...

Oh no! We've run out of supremes! I've really enjoyed your Sunday series. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jane Holbrook said...

Another inspiring seamstress! Thanks for sharing her story and her blog.

KaHolly said...

Each interview with one of your supremes was just as delightful as the one before. You have such a way with coming up with good questions!! Thanks for doing it!!

Solstitches said...

Another enjoyable interview.
Mary quilt is beautiful.
Meeting your Supreme's has been fun.


Char said...

So good to meet Mary. I could almost see those dresses made by her mother as my mom did the same for my sisters an I. Going over to Mary's blog to say hello.

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