It took me a while, but I finally managed to answer all those fun questions you asked. Maybe I should have broken this up into several small posts, I don't know, it's kind of like taking cough syrup- some folks want to get it down in one quick swallow, others need to take it in tiny increments. I'm counting on you guys being the one quick swallow type, so here you go. It's ok if you make a bad face and chase it with some soda if you like.
First question is from Shellie:
Hi! No more how do you stay so thin questions right! Where in Eastern NC? I am near Charlotte. I have been keeping up with you sewing and learned so much from you. Happy sewing.
Hi there Shellie in Charlotte, I'm about 3 hours away in a tiny town east of Fayetteville. I hear Charlotte is getting an Ikea. How soon? Happy sewing to you too!!
What is your favorite place to visit and why?
Every summer since before we were married, we visit the beach at least once. I'm sure that I'd love to visit a tropical beach, I've just never done it. For now, I'll say, I look forward to relaxing in the sun at Myrtle Beach.
If you could go back to when your kids were toddlers, what would you do the same or differently?
Hmmmm.... good question, but also a tough one. If I could go back to when they were toddlers, with the knowledge I have now, I would try to provide more structure and discipline. I believe dealing with disappointments is more difficult for them because all I ever wanted to do was make them happy when the truth is, you can't always have things the way you want them. I failed my children by not teaching them this early on. I'm sure they both could have been saved some heartaches if they had faced more disappointments and been lovingly guided through that disappointment when they were toddlers and young children.
Erin, you made me think too by asking about some favorites. I can never name one favorite anything- so I hope you don't mind if I give you more than you asked for.
favorite movie: Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, Letters from Iwo Jima, Notting Hill, Steel Magnolias, Throw Mama From the Train, The Shawshank Redemption, ET, A Christmas Story, The Sound of Music, just to name a few.
favorite song (s): This one was the toughtest, I have so many and they are ever changing, some constants are: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Desperado (Eagles), Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd) I can't help it, those WT roots run deep. The entire Rumours album (Fleetwood Mac), Soulshine (Allman Brothers), In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel), Crazy (Patsy Cline), I Believe (Brooks and Dunn), Your Song (Elton John), Fire and Rain (James Taylor), In My Life (the Beatles), Live to Tell (Madonna), Against All Odds, One More Night, I Wish It Would Rain Down (Phil Collins)
favorite meal: I love steak cooked on the grill, could eat my weight in crab legs, can't get enough tomato sandwiches in the summer, and I can make a meal of the chips and salsa at our favorite local Mexican restaurant.
Lisa had several questions:
Hey, Autum. I'd love to know your favorite places to get all those great fabrics! Also, how do you organize your day? Do you just go from one thing to the next, do you have a favorite time of day for crafts/sewing, do you make lists? And lastly, how do you keep your fabrics & scraps organized in your sewing room?
Lisa, a lot of my fabric is purchased online, I have my favorites linked in my sidebar, over there to the right ---> See it? (You may have to scroll down a bit) Look under fun places to shop. Locally, I shop at JoAnn and Hancock Fabrics.
How do I organize my day? Not very well. I have a one track mind and tend to get very involved in what I'm doing, be it sewing or cleaning (or wasting time on the computer) I've not mastered the art of multi-tasking. Not a list maker and most of my sewing/ crafting is done before 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
I do try to keep things fairly organized in my sewing room. I can't work if things are too chaotic. One of my favorite tutorials e-v-e-r, was Monica's fabric folding tut. It has made keeping my fabric organized so much easier.