Thank you, Annemarie for posting about it on your Blog and tempting me with the thrill of it all!
I'm Tanya and design under The Sampler Girl. I live in VA, my homestate. I've been married for 11 years and have two boys; Ben who will be 8 in June, and Zack, who is nearly 4 months old. SO I don't have big blocks of stitching time right now but I make do here and there. I'm a night owl therefore I get most my designing and stitching done when the moon is out! I also love to read and knit so shuffle free time back and forth. Oh and I adore a good cookbook so well, we eat well :)
Some of my favorite designers include BLACKBIRD DESIGNS, HOMESPUN ELEGANCE, BRIGHTNEEDLE, LITTLE BY LITTLE, EWE AND EYE, SHEPHERD'S BUSH, LITTLE HOUSE NEEDLEWORKS to name a few. I love houses and alphabets and designs that have an antique-style overall. I like Quaker designs too! I like sweet sayings but short and sweet ones ~ nothing corny. Ha!
Oh goodness, this is tough ~ I don't know if I want to concentrate on a theme ~ perhaps just let the stitcher know my preferences and go from there? I don't like mythical things, geometric, fairies, angels, cartoony, cutesy or seasonal stuff. I don't know about finishing yet ~ maybe a quilt or small little pillows. It all depends on how the squares all flow together.