Hello, my name is Linda.  I hoard fabric.

I’m a Mom of two and I love to do anything with my hands.

I live in Wisconsin.

I love to read.

I learned to crochet when I was about 6 years old thanks to my grandma and my mom.

I learned to knit when I was pregnant with my first son.  That was in 1998.  I’ve now made zero knitty things.

I’m slowly learning embroidery.  And by slowly, I mean I’ve stitched exactly 1/4 of one thing.

My favorite crafty thing to do now is quilt.  Actually, I’m not so crazy about the quilting part.  I do like to piece and bind though.

I love collecting other people’s fabric (like, as in their scraps and strips).  I might even be willing to make a trade -you can have anything that’s mine.  Well, maybe not the kids (they’re keepers); my husband though, he’s negotiable.

I am the 5th of 6 kids.  The first 5 of us were born within 7 years.  Ouch.

My mom is tougher than your mom.

I have a husband, two sons, a male dog, a male cat, and male fish.  I’m seeing a theme here…

My second son weighed 10 lbs., 1 oz.  at birth.  Nothing scares me.

I LOVE Honey Comb cereal and have been known to eat a whole box in one sitting.

I don’t feel so great after I’ve eaten a whole box of Honey Comb cereal in one sitting.

I’ve been known to cry after eating McDonald’s food.  Happy Meal my ass.

I never argue with people who prepare my fast food.

I have a healthy fear of guns.  I used to want to be a cop.  See 1st sentence.

I am a serial volunteer.  I am a procrastinator.  Believe it or not, the two are related.

You can email me at stitchsister at gmail dot com.


10 responses to “About

  1. Hi! I would be happy to send you the information about the bag. It is in Japanese, but I have someone who could possibly translate for me. I bought the book, it was hard to locate, and I am happy to share the pattern with you. I will go and find the book and send you a picture of it. Thanks for the note.

  2. I have the book and copies made of the pattern. I am going to make copies of the pattern, I will either email them to you or send them via snail mail. My scanner is acting up tonight. Thanks.

  3. hi, saw your note on my blog about travelling today together on the “fun bus”. my email is entradamedical@snwp.com. I hope you enjoy the photos of our adventure together! Em

  4. Actual sister

    Don’t you like your banner? I can make adjustments. Just let me know.

  5. Hi Linda

    SOrry but I cant find your email addy. I got your fabrics for the bee (wonky star). I cut the white into 2 4-1/2″ strips and then into squares. I then realized that the remaining piece was only about 4-1/4″. I made the star up anyways, thinking that I could make up the 1/4″ difference by making seam allowances a tad smaller. In the end the block is 12-1/2″ by 12-1/4″. I hope you can use it, but if no, I’d be happy to assist remaking with a little bit more white. Hopefully others in the group didn’t get a short amount of white too 🙂

    Margaret Gunn

  6. You are so funny! I never knew you loved Honey Comb cereal. The people on your blog are so nice – is that a quilter thing? I could use more nice people in my life. Who couldn’t, right? Except for my husband, of course, who when we met informed me that he has enough friends to build a barn in a day. So I became his girlfriend instead because he had none of those at the time. At least not that I know of. Maybe I should start a quilting blog. Though I’m not really in to the whole cutty, scrappy, sewy thing I do like the eye candiness of it all. Maybe it could be a blog for people who are learning to LEARN TO quilt but never get to the actual step of learning. That is how I started with cooking…

    • No, YOU are the funny one. I am the nice one, remember? Your husband (former boyfriend and wannabe barn-raiser – who knew?) tagged us as such and it has stuck. You are a good cook too, Herr Kommandant. Though I guess you’re really Frau Kommandant, ja?

  7. Love your description- very funny and very informative. Found your blog from admiring your blocks on flickr. 🙂 I’ll surely be back.


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