Friday, December 01, 2006
I thought it would be nice to have a 'central register' for my fellow stitching bloggers' likes and dislikes for sending a small RAK, as it's often I think I'd like to pop something small into the mail 'just because' or for a birthday, but don't have all the recipients details to hand. Some people have wishlists and likes/dislikes held in different bulletin boards/groups, of which you need to have membership - this way no membership is required, just an active stitching blog.

If you would like to send any of the RAK Registry participants a small RAK, please send an email to me (shakatak at iinet dot net dot au) and I can arrange for address details of your intended recipient to be given to you. Due to privacy and security reasons I can only release this information to an existing stitching blogger (with an active blog), and preferably to one that is participating in this list (unless I can vouch for you personally).

If you'd like to join the list you just need to complete the short questionnaire below and email it to me, and I'll add you to the website ... it's as easy as that! Here's the questionnaire you need to complete:

Blog URL:
Preferred first name/screen name:
Fave colours:
Fave designers:
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles:
Fave thread types/brands:
Fave fabrics:
Any dislikes:
Pets/children:
Birthday:
Wishlist URL:
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed:
Fave holidays:
Holidays not celebrated or liked:
Full snail mail details:

I'd also love to make the birthday list more comprehensive, including those that aren't actually participating in the RAK Registry, so if you're a stitching blogger and you'd like your birthday to be included in the list please leave me a comment with your details and I'll add you in straightaway :D

Participants are generally listed alphabetically by their blog name throughout this Registry.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me :)
Anne
 
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Here's the link directly to the birthday list (for stitching bloggers - in date order, but note not all these bloggers are taking part in the RAK Registry)




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For full RAK blogger details (in alphabetical order by blog name) - click on the letter below to take you straight to the relevant post where you will find their complete information with likes and dislikes, and wishlists where supplied:

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - XYZ




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In the sidebar are links to the blogs of all RAK participants (in alphabetical order of blog name) ... below is a listing of all participants grouped by country:

AUSTRALIA
Feather Stitching (Anne S)
The Star-Crossed Stitcher (Tashage)
They Came From the LNS... (CathyMK)
Whoomsa's Space (Georgie)

CANADA

A Stitch in Time (Deanne)
Coffee Cup Thoughts (Christine)
Colourful Creations (Karen)
Mundane Musings By Me (Virginia/Vee)
Spirit Blooms (Carissa)
Wendy - Home at Work (Wendy)

FINLAND

Familiar Stitches/Tuttuja Pistoja (Tuula)
Virpin ristipistoja (Virpi)

FRANCE

Coonie and Plume (Sylvie)
Kitty Couture (Isabelle)

NETHERLANDS

Mainely Stitching (Barbara)
Mylene's Blog (Mylene)
Once Upon A Stitch (Annemiek)
Smokey of the Netherlands (Judith)

NEW ZEALAND

A Kiwi Stitching (Katrina)
Cross Stitch and Coffee (Tracy)
Stitchcats Thread Garden (Margaret)
Stitchitandie (Andie)

SINGAPORE

The Slow Stitcher (Jean)

SOUTH AFRICA

Coral's Blog (Coral)

SWITZERLAND

Ladybug's Stitches (Nicole/Elanor)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Stitches with Camels (Mel)

UNITED KINGDOM

Contemplating My Needle and Thread (Su)
Mrs Sew and Sew (Clare)
My Favourite Things (KarenV)
Plush (Nicki)
The Craft Room (Andrea)

USA

Afford Your Passions (Susan)
A Stitching Faery's Haven (Lizzy)
A Tree Hugger's Wife (Missy)
Craftee Cab (Michelle)
Crafting Time (Heidi)
Cross Stitch Obsession (Sharon)
Fairy Tales & French Knots (Erin)
Garden of Stitches (Carol)
It Will Be Funny Tomorrow (Cathy)
JennX-Stitch (Jenn)
Lavender Rose Ramblings (Deborah)
Leslie's Cross Stitch Heaven (Leslie)
Melissa's Ramblings (Melissa)
Now We Are Six (Carina)
On the Dry Side (Von)
Ozarks Sew n' Sews (Michelle)
Random Stitching Ramblings (Cindy)
Señorita Stitches ¡Ay Carumba! (Veronica)
Stitched With Love and Cat Hair (Renee)
Stop The World! I Want To Get Off! (Faye)
Tale of a Shooting Star... (Jenna)
The Lacey Thread (Connie)
The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna)
Threads of Desire (Kathryn)
With Needle And Thread (Cathy)
 
posted by Anne S at 9:29 PM | 1 comments
JANUARY
12 Michelle (Craftee Cab)

FEBRUARY
09 Coral (Coral's Blog)
16 Anne (Feather Stitching)
17 KarenV (My Favourite Things)
17 Melissa (Melissa's Ramblings)
18 BeckySC (BeckyBee's Stitching Hive)
23 Jenn (JennX-stitch)
25 Judith (Smokey of the Netherlands)

MARCH
03 Nicki (Plush)
05 Elanor (Ladybug's Stitches)
09 Missy (A Tree Hugger's Wife)
11 Andrea (The Craft Room)
23 CathyMK (They Came From the LNS...)
29 Lizzy (A Stitching Faery's Haven)

APRIL
01 Tash (The Star-Crossed Stitcher)
09 Katrina (A Kiwi Stitching)
13 Veronica (Señorita Stitches ¡Ay Carumba!)
17 Erin (Fairy Tales & French Knots)
22 Jo (Kiwi Jo)
24 Carina (Now We Are Six)
29 Sharon (Cross Stitch Obsession)

MAY
04 Isabelle (Kitty Couture)
10 Faye (Stop The World! I Want To Get Off!)
11 Deanne (A Stitch in Time)
22 Renée (Stitched With Love and Cat Hair)
25 Kathryn (Threads of Desire)

JUNE
01 Barbara (Mainely Stitching)
01 Deborah (Lavender Rose Ramblings)
05 Cathy (It Will Be Funny Tomorrow)
12 Andie (Stitchitandie)
12 Tuula (Familiar Stitches/Tuttuja Pistoja)
13 Connie (The Lacey Thread)
21 Von (On the Dry Side)

JULY
05 Vonna (The Twisted Stitcher)
15 Michelle (Ozarks Sew n' Sews)
24 Carissa (Spirit Blooms)
26 Bine (Bine Stitching in Germany)
31 Carol (Garden of Stitches)

AUGUST
03 Virginia/Vee (Mundane Musings By Me)
12 Heidi (Crafting Time)
14 Annemiek (Once Upon A Stitch)
20 Leslie (Leslie's Cross Stitch Heaven)
22 Margaret (Stitchcats Thread Garden)

SEPTEMBER
08 Karen (Colourful Creations)
08 Sylvie (Coonie and Plume)
08 Georgie (Whoomsa's Space)

OCTOBER
03 Wendy (Wendy - Home at Work)
15 Su (Contemplating My Needle and Thread)
15 Tracy (Cross Stitch and Coffee)
19 Virpi (Virpin ristipistoja)
23 Jenna (Tale of a Shooting Star...)
27 Cindy (Random Stitching Ramblings)

NOVEMBER
01 Christine (Coffee Cup Thoughts)
13 Susan (Afford Your Passions)
30 Cathy (With Needle And Thread)

DECEMBER
22 Jean (The Slow Stitcher)
24 Mylene (Mylene's Blog)
30 Mel (Stitches with Camels)
 
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Afford Your Passions (Susan)
Fave colours: Pink, blue
Fave designers: The Heart's Content, Drawn Thread, Shepherd's Bush, Prairie Schooler, Hillside Samplings(and lots of others...)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, smalls, stitching accessories
Fave thread types/brands: Waterlilies; Gloriana
Fave fabrics: 32ct linen; 27ct "Linda" evenweave
Any dislikes: Stoney Creek type designs, fantasy
Pets/children: 1 son (age 6)
Birthday: 13 November 1961
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything would be much appreciated!
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None

A Kiwi Stitching (Katrina/Kiwixstitcher)
Fave colours: Turquoise, teal, blue, pink
Fave designers: Mirabilia, Just Nan, Little House Needleworks, Lizzie*Kate, Elizabeth Designs, Shepherd's Bush, The Sweetheart Tree, JBW Designs, Indigo Rose, Bent Creek, The Victoria Sampler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Like lots of different styles
Fave thread types/brands: Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Crescent Colors
Fave fabrics: 32ct mostly, neutral colours, blues
Any dislikes: Anything too cartoonish
Pets/children: 1 cat, Pudd Pudd
Birthday: 9 April
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Candles, stationery, chocolate
Fave holidays: Christmas time
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

A Stitch in Time (Deanne)
Fave colours: Purple, Blue, Green
Fave designers: Mirabilia, Bent Creek, Jeannette Douglas Lizzie Kate
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: No real preference
Fave thread types/brands: Overdyed
Fave fabrics: 28ct evenweave - plain and hand-dyed
Any dislikes: Not really, I'll try anything
Pets/children: Baby due in July
Birthday: 11 May
Wishlist URL: N/A
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None


A Stitching Faery's Haven (Lizzy)
Fave colours: Any shade of rose, greens, mauves, blues, burgundy, lavender, yellow... also love Earth Tones and Shades of Autumn...
Fave designers: Oh my, I have so many... Homespun Elegance, Blackbird Designs, Carriage House Samplings, Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, Bent Creek, Heart-In-Hand, The Trilogy, The Prairie Schooler, Hillside Samplings, La-D-Da, Praiseworthy Stitches, With My Needle, Waxing Moon, Lizzie*Kate, Glory Bee, The Workbasket, Val's Stitching Stuff, The Knotted Tree, Dragon Dreams, Teresa Wentzler, Enchanting Lair, Black Swan Designs... I could go on and on...
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I Love Samplers, Primitive, Americana, Anything Country looking or old fashioned, Whimsical, Dragons and Fantasy...
Fave thread types/brands: GAST, WDW, Crescent Colours, DMC, Olde Willow Stitchery, Wildflowers, And I love Silks...
Fave fabrics: Zweigart Linens... Cashel or Belfast... I prefer 28ct and 32ct as it's harder for me to see anything much smaller... I will stitch on 36ct.... I love Lakeside Linens and Vintage Country Mocha and Vintage Autumn Blush by Zweigart.
Any dislikes: Some of the more cartoonish designs... but then it would really just depend on what it looks like... :-) I don't particularly like stitching on white linen or Aida.
Pets/children: Four children, My eldest son, Elisha is 26, my stepson, Steven is 26, my DD Brandy is 24 and my youngest son, Jamie is 21. My step-granddaughter, Nicole is 8... and We have five House Cats... Gandalf the Grey, Shelley, Merlin, Casper, and Bubbles... and two cats live outside... Dickens and Rocky... Yes, I am a CatWoman... :-)
Birthday: 29 March 1960
Wishlist URL: Click here - I just started this wish list... So, I have loads more to add... :-)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love candles... mostly spicy scents, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Apple pie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Maple Pumpkin Bread etc... I also love lavender and rose candles... Chocolate is always wonderful... Bookmarks as I love to read... My fave needles are John James Platinum 28... I collect stitching scissors and fobs... any threads would be lovely as well... most anything stitchy related... I love coffee and collect coffee mugs... Also collect Dragons and Faerys... Stationery is always nice... Really any and everything will be appreciated and loved.
Fave holidays: I love them all...
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I can't really think of any I don't like...

A Treehugger's Wife (Missy)
Fave colour(s): Blue, pink, green
Fave designer(s): Bent Creek, 4 My Boys, Birds Of A Feather, Prairie Schooler, Lizzie*Kate
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Whimsical, simple, semi-primitive
Fave thread types/brands: DMC baby! I also like Anchor. Simple girl here :)
Fave fabric(s): Linen or evenweave, 28ct or higher
Any dislikes: Dislike fantasy, dragons, fractitional stitches
Pets/children: Baby treehugger due Jan 07, 1 dog (Lady), 2 kitties (Killer Lily and Bella Baby)
Birthday: 9 March 1977
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Love teas, chocolate is fab, like to try small trial sizes of hand cream, stationery is great, bookmarks (I love to read)
Fave holiday(s): Christmas and Easter
Holiday(s) not celebrated or liked: N/A
 
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Coffee Cup Thoughts (Christine/Wyrmstitcher)
Fave colours: Greens, blues
Fave designers: Teresa Wentzler, Chatelaine, Mirabilia, Passione Ricamo
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy
Fave thread types/brands: The only preference I have is for DMC over Anchor, otherwise it's all good!
Fave fabrics: Evenweaves, any count - I really do not like most linens
Any dislikes: I am not big on folksy designs, Lizzie*Kate or quaker designs
Pets/children: 2 children, Kimber & Lauryn
Birthday: 1 November
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Just about anything! I love goodies. I do ask that one does not send white chocolate or anything with peanut butter (only because those are two flavours I really do not like)
Fave holidays: Christmas, Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I am not big on Easter, however the celebration of Spring is welcome

Colourful Creations (Karen)
Fave colours: Blue, red, green
Fave designers: Little House Needleworks, Sweetheart Tree, Lynn's Prints, The Victoria Sampler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Victorian, folk art, quaker
Fave thread types/brands: Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works, Kreinik Silk Mori, Crescent Colours
Fave fabrics: 28 or 32ct linens - neutrals, blues, and greys
Any dislikes: Fantasy designs and the colour orange
Pets/children: We have a collie for our pet, and 2 children - daughter who is 14 and son who is 12
Birthday: 8 September
Wishlist URL: (TBA as not online yet)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love postcards and chocolate! Sewing accessories are always nice gifts too
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

Contemplating my Needle and Thread (Su)
Fave colours: Haven't really got one
Fave designers: In no particular order - With My Needle, Cherished Designs, Blackbird Designs, Shepherds Bush, Just Nan, Carriage House Samplings, Homespun Elegance, and the list could go on and on ...
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Haven't really got a favourite - I like smaller designs, and I'm not into hardanger to do myself although I think it's stunning to look at
Fave thread types/brands: GAST, WDW, Vicki Clayton
Fave fabrics: Linen (32ct and 40ct are my very favourites, but I stitch on 28ct or 36ct)
Any dislikes: Dislike cartoon type designs, cutesy type designs, religious and very large floral type
Pets/children: 1 cat - no ankle biters
Birthday: 15 October
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything - it's always wonderful to receive a RAK
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Love all holidays and celebrate everything

Coonie and Plume (Sylvie/Coonie)
Fave colours: Blue
Fave designers: Shepherd's Bush, Lizzie*Kate, The Drawn Thread, etc
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: N/A
Fave thread types/brands: Au Ver a Soie, The Thread Gatherer, Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Fave fabrics: Linen and evenweave 28ct and 32ct, hand-dyed fabrics
Any dislikes: Disney, Winnie the Pooh, blackwork, aida
Pets/children: 1 cat (Plume)
Birthday: 8 September 1971
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Tea sachets, stationery, postcards
Fave holidays: Easter and Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I don't celebrate Thanksgiving

Coral's Blog (Coral)
Fave colours: Purpley blue
Fave designers: Teresa Wentzler, Thea Dueck (The Victoria Sampler), Michael Powell, Just Nan
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: modern, not cute, houses, fairies, dragons
Fave thread types/brands: Any (I have a full set of DMC)
Fave fabrics: Love evenweaves (I tend to stick to Aida because of an astigmatism)
Any dislikes: Cute, country, quaker
Pets/children: 2 adults! 1 black lab X border collie
Birthday: 9 February
Wishlist URL: Just Nan Seasons in the Square, Thread Heaven, any threads not DMC
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Love pens, chocolate, notebooks
Fave holidays: Any holiday is my favourite!
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Easter - I don't get the bunny/egg bit at all! Thanksgiving, 4th of July, or St Paddy's Day

Craftee Cab (Michelle/Mmshelle01)
Fave colours: Greens
Fave designers: Right now ... Mirabilia :)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Unsure how to answer this - I like 'em beautiful, easy, and modern
Fave thread types/brands: I'm a DMC kinda gal
Fave fabrics: Typically Silkweaver (probably due to not knowing too many others), not too girly in colour, evenweaves and jobelans
Any dislikes: Anything too intricate, too blend-y (thread-wise), older style or sampler-ish
Pets/children: Fat black cat, Kramer - no kids
Birthday: 12 January
Wishlist URL: I have one, but it has nothing on it
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Ummmm ... dunno - I'm open
Fave holidays: St Patty's Day
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Christmas

Crafting Time (Heidi)
Fave colours: Purples, dark reds and greens
Fave designers: Miribilia, L&L, Passione Ricamo
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy, victorian
Fave thread types/brands: DMC!! I'm pretty simple on this one
Fave fabrics: Opalescent Laguna, Linen
Any dislikes: Celtic knots, Irish themed, dogs
Pets/children: No pets. 2 daughters ages 5 and 2
Birthday: 12 August 1981
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I like all kinds of smalls
Fave holidays: Christmas, and Thanksgiving
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Mardi gras or Cinco De Mayo, I celebrate the big ones

Cross Stitch and Coffee (Tracy)
Fave colours: Red and blue
Fave designers: Carriage House Samplings, Blackbird Designs, With My Needle
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers
Fave thread types/brands: Not really but I do love trying new threads (hand dyes)
Fave fabrics: I like to stitch on linen 32/36 or 40ct and I love Lakeside Linens
Any dislikes: The colour purple
Pets/children: 3 children, 1 dog, 3 cats
Birthday: 15 October
Wishlist URL: I don't really have a wish list
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: N/A
Fave holidays: Easter and Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

Cross Stitch Obsession (Sharon)
Fave colours: Pink, chocolate, terra cotta, purple, blue, fuschia, orange, teal
Fave designers: The Trilogy, Raise the Roof, Lizzie Kate, Monsterbubbles Little House Needleworks,Glory Bee
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Like fun, whimsical bold designs, samplers
Fave thread types/brands: Vikki Clayton, Crescent Colors, GAST, Caron Waterlilies, DMC, Weeks Dye Works
Fave fabrics: No preference - love them all - like 28 or 32 count
Any dislikes: Just Nan, Lorri Birmingham - don't really dislike them - their style is beautiful, just a little too formal for me
Pets/children: 4 cats, 3 children
Birthday: 29 April 1966
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Would love anything
Fave holidays: Christmas, Valentine, Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A
 
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Fairy Tales & French Knots (Erin)
Fave colours: Purple, blue, burgundy
Fave designers: So hard to pick! Dragon Dreams, Black Swan, Cross-Eyed Cricket, Just Nan, The Sweetheart Tree, Homespun Elegance, Shepherd's Bush, Waxing Moon, San-Man Originals, JBW Designs ... I'm sure there are more ...
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I love magical/fantasy, but I think I may be reaching my saturation point there (yikes!). Elegant Renaissance/medieval/maiden designs often catch my eye. Celtic/Irish stuff is always a fave. I like some more rustic/antique designs, but can be kind of picky.
Fave thread types/brands: I like 6-stranded anything ... dyed, regular, whatever. I'm just getting into the "silk scene"...
Fave fabrics: 28ct evenweaves - hand-dyeds are yummy!!
Any dislikes: Religious themes, cartoony-style designs, Stoney Creek, cutesy stuff. The large geometric-style samplers are pretty, but not something I'd stitch. I'm also not yet ready for very intricate band samplers. And my husband doesn't want to have pieces with "unnecessary alphabets" on the walls ... LOL.
Pets/children: One cat, one dog, one husband
Birthday: 17 April 1976
Wishlist URL: Over at The Wagon under "ErintheLibrarian" - Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Candles, trial-sized lotions and smelly stuff, stickers and stationery, fun pens, hot chocolate
Fave holidays: Christmas and Halloween! (love Autumn in general)
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Not crazy about Easter or 4th of July

Familiar Stitches/Tuttuja Pistoja (Tuula)
Fave colours: Blue
Fave designers: N/A
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Kitchen motifs
Fave thread types/brands: Just for the moment DMC colour variations
Fave fabrics: Small count aida and linen
Any dislikes: Black in colour
Pets/children: N/A
Birthday: 12 June 1965
Wishlist URL: N/A
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Scissors fob, needlebook
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Feather Stitching (Anne)
Fave colours: Blues - all shades, but especially adore the brights such as turquoise/cobalt - but also like other rich bright colours such as deep reds, purples, greens etc - the only colours I'm not particularly keen on are pinks and apricots (especially pastels)
Fave designers: Too many to mention, but I like Teresa Wentzler, Mirabilia, Just Nan, The Victoria Sampler, The Sweetheart Tree, Calico Crossroads, Chatelaine, Laura J Perin, Paw Printings, With My Needle, Shepherd's Bush (needlerolls only, though) - and love French redwork and 'smalls' designs
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I like specialty stitches, and love 'smalls' designs/projects. I love the look of hardanger, but haven't done much myself yet - I love trying new stitching techniques. Probably easier to say what I don't like here, as I have a pretty eclectic taste in stitching! I like fantasy, and a mix of contemporary and traditional - and starting to love monochrome designs more and more
Fave thread types/brands: Love overdyeds/variegated threads, eg GAST, Crescent Colors, Carrie's Threads, Needle Necessities - and adore stitching with Gloriana silks ... I love most threads, but my fave 'general' floss is DMC
Fave fabrics: Prefer 32ct/36ct fabrics in either Lugana/linen (not a huge fan of Jobelan or Aida, but I've been known to stitch on both at times) - I enjoy stitching on most colours, except for pinks/apricots, and really like naturals/neutral colours
Any dislikes: I don't enjoy stitching in pastels on the whole, but I love to see pastels stitched up - I'm not fond of the colour pink, and seriously dislike 'historical' old-fashioned samplers. I'm also not fond of alphabet samplers, cutesy/country themes or primitive but that's about it - everything else is fair game! ;)
Pets/children: None yet
Birthday: 16 February 1966
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Love stationery items of any type (pens, notecards etc), tea/hot chocolate/coffee sachets are great, as are fridge magnets and postcards, and I have a sweet tooth as far as chocolate and sweeties are concerned ;) Anything with a duck is always treasured!
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None
 
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Garden of Stitches (Carol)
Fave colours: Teals, plums, evergreens
Fave designers: All but the very, very whimsical ones - love Drawn Thread, Just Nan, Chatelaine, Brightneedle, Little House Needleworks, Indigo Rose
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Adore samplers
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, Caron Waterlilies, Needlepoint Inc silks, Gloriana silks, GAST, Weeks Dye Works
Fave fabrics: 40ct is my favourite, love 32ct and 36ct - prefer natural colours
Any dislikes: Very bright coloured fabrics
Pets/children: No kids, but have 6 Persian cats
Birthday: 31 July 1963
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love everything!
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: All but the Jewish holidays (like them, but not Jewish)
 
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I'll Cross That Stitch When I Come To It (Lauren)
Fave colours: Any! I love colourful things!
Fave designers: Oooh, San-Man, Prairie Schooler, Just Nan
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I like Asian things and samplers
Fave thread types/brands: I use mostly DMC, but I love Crescent Colours too
Fave fabrics: Linen ... the higher the count, the better! I'm running out of wall space!
Any dislikes: Not a big fan of primitive country (plaid, roosters, that kind of thing)
Pets/children: My lovely kitty named Speck
Birthday: 22 June
Wishlist URL: Click here for my "gigantic" wishlist
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love smalls - and I really suck at making them
Fave holidays: Easter! (and Christmas of course). I'll willingly celebrate any holiday though!
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None :)

Illinkillin ihmettelyt - Illinkilli wondering (Sari)
Fave colours: Orange, beige, brown, pink, dark red
Fave designers: Bent Creek, Lizzie*Kate, Shepherd's Bush, Country Cottage Needleworks, Little House Needleworks, The Victoria Sampler etc
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I like "earthy" colours and countryish style at the moment
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, Weeks Dye Works, hand-dyed threads
Fave fabrics: Evenweave or linen
Any dislikes: Low ct aida, dark fabrics
Pets/children: Boy, born 04/2006
Birthday: 4 October
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Patchwork fabrics for finishing, scissors and fobs just to name a few. Anything will make my day :)
Fave holidays: Autumn is my favourite time of the year and I like Halloween in cross stitch
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Not a big fan of Easter

Incoherent Scribblings (Renée/blondelibrarian)
Fave colours: Blues, purples, pinks and greens
Fave designers: Current faves include Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace, Margaret Sherry, and The Victoria Sampler ... just to name a few! :)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: My favourite themes are cats, fantasy, spring, and Victorian and I have recently developed an interest in just about anything with specialty stitches
Fave thread types/brands: Anything is fine with me!
Fave fabrics: 32ct linen
Any dislikes: Although I like "cute" things, I don't like childish looking things. I don't care too much for yellow, orange or red and as a result I am not too fond of autumn-themed things. I wouldn't exactly say that I don't like samplers, but they are typically not my first choice when it comes to stitching.
Pets/children: 3 cats (Mouse, Scooter, Harley)
Birthday: 22 May
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I don't drink coffee or tea, but I love chocolate and can always use stationery. I also love to collect postcards from all over the world.
Fave holidays: Halloween, Valentine's Day
Fave seasons: Spring and Summer
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

It Will Be Funny Tomorrow (Cathy)
Fave colours: Blues, reds, any "Victorian" colours, and any deep colours
Fave designers: Marilyn Leavitt Imblum, Little House Needleworks, The Sweetheart Tree, JBW Designs, Passione Ricamo, Sue Hillis
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Victorian style designs, mothers with children, Christmas and Winter designs, Fall designs
Fave thread types/brands: DMC is just fine
Fave fabrics: 28ct anything - I prefer more traditional colours, such as white, off-white, beige, but subtle colours would be nice too
Any dislikes: Animals (I don't dislike animals, just stitching them), cartoonish designs, fantasy themes (unicorns, fairies, dragons etc)
Pets/children: 2 cats and 2 children - Joshua and Eve
Birthday: 5 June
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love getting postcards from my stitching friends - I have a small, but growing collection of them on a corkboard in our kitchen. I'd love the whole thing to be covered with postcards from all over the world. I also love tea and chocolate. I like anything, really, I'm not very fussy!
Fave holidays: Christmas, Halloween/Fall and Easter
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I like the 4th of July, but I don't usually stitch those types of themes
 
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JennX-Stitch (Jenn)
Fave colours: Blue or Kelly Green
Fave designers: Margaret Sherry, Lizzie Kate, Miriabilla and what ever else catches my eyes. I tend to go more with what seems to be my 'taste' then who did it.
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: N/A
Fave thread types/brands: I guess I'd say DMC but, I used Weeks and GAST too
Fave fabrics: Lugana either 28 or 32 count (mmmm yummy fabric :) )
Any dislikes: Samplers or stuff that looks 'old'
Pets/children: 1 Cat (misha)
Birthday: 23 February
Wishlist URL: My yahoo album which the link can be found here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I'd be happy with anything :)
Fave holidays: Christmas and my birthday
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I'm not a big halloween fan but, I just mean that in that I dont' usually stitch halloween things. All the other holidays I do/would
 
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Kitty Couture (Isabelle)
Fave colours: Blue! All kinds of blues. I also like all pastel colours in general (especially pink, mauve, cream), but also the deep reds of redwork
Fave designers: Shepherd's Bush, The Drawn Thread, The Victoria Sampler, Little House Needleworks, Blackbird Designs, Fancy Work, many more but I'm pretty open - I guess from the list you've got the idea of what 'kind' of designers I like ;)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: The above list of designers may already have given you a smattering ... I like samplers or sampler-styled designs, the quaker style, primitive/folksy designs. I love specialty stitches too. Thanks to Anne, I'm also developing an interest in canvaswork :)
Themes: I'm a cat crazy lady at heart ;) and we do have a bit of a serious cat fetish going in our flat
Fave thread types/brands: Any! I love hand-dyed or variegated threads - I love all thread weights - and I love experimenting ;)
Fave fabrics: Linen/evenweave, 28ct (my favourite count) or 32ct (I love the look of higher-count pieces, but stitching them tends to give me a migraine ... guess I should get a special lamp). Again, I like pastels, but am also very fond of neutral, natural colours
Any dislikes: Aida (I mean, stitching on aida - I do find designs stitched on aida cute, but I don't like stitching it myself). I love cats, but "Victorian" or realistic-looking cats freak me out. I don't like cutesy or cartoon-like designs. I'm not into fantasy.
Pets/children: A 3-yr-old half-Siamese angora kitty, Violette - she often seems to believe that she's our baby, not our cat ;)
Birthday: 4 May 1981
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Tea (sachets or loose), stationery, fabric, ribbon/lace, cute little soft toys (kitties or sheep especially, but anything goes), stitching/sewing magazines - even cute sewing patterns! I know they often have $1 pattern sales in US LNS's and that is pretty amazing as opposed to our prices here. My sewing pattern size is 8-10. I love sewing cute dresses and tops/blouses :) (I really like New Look patterns for instance, but that's just an example)
Fave holidays: Christian holidays
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I'm a Christian believer, but Seb isn't. I do love Christian symbolism (sheep/shepherds especially, and Nativity scenes) but anything too overtly religious would not be appreciated by my other half ;) and I'm therefore not sure I'd be displaying it :)
 
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Ladybug's Stitches (Elanor - sometimes Elanor I and Elanor II is my mom)
Fave colours: Navy blue, purple, plum, teal, dark red, blues, Fall, Halloween and Christmas colours (pumpkin orange, reds, greens ...)
Fave designers: Little House Needleworks, Waxing Moon Designs, The Sweetheart Tree, Teresa Wentzler, Lavender & Lace, Brittercup Designs, The Victoria Sampler, Shepherd's Bush, Hillside Samplings
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy, Celtic, Christmasy, cross stitch and other techniques
Fave thread types/brands: Needle Necessities, overdyed in general, DMC
Fave fabrics: Belfast 32ct, neutral colours, or dark blue
Any dislikes: Speaking/dressed animals/things, Alice in Wonderland, too bright/sparkling/goldish/pinkish things, coffee/moka, peacocks, too modern designs, too historical sampler/design, Victorian cats
Pets/children: Crunch (very hair and stubborn cat)
Birthday: 5 March 1979
Wishlist URL: Click here (I try to update it regularly even if I didn't do it for a while...)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Tea, dairy milk chocolate, stationery, postcards, John James size 26 needles ... I just love Halloween, Christmas, owls, reindeer, Lord of the Rings, Jane Austen and my new found love is knitting yarn!
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Easter

Lavender Rose Ramblings (Deborah/The Cabbage Rose)
Fave colours: Red and lavender, plum, mulberry colours
Fave designers: Carriage House Samplers, Mirabilia, Chatelaine Designs, HEAD, Cat's Whiskers, GPA
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, Quaker, Mermaids, complex gardens like Chatelaines, Angels and geometrics if they have fancy beads and threads, stitching etui, tools and smalls, and I'm mad about needlerolls!
Fave thread types/brands: I enjoy using and experimenting with all hand-dyed threads both cottons and silks, all silks, & metallics; but specifically, I trust: Thread Gatherer, Gloriana, Sampler Threads, Caron, Needle Necessities, AuVeraSoie, Anchor&DMC, Kreinik, RainbowGallery, NPI silks, Vicki Clayton
Fave fabrics: Opalescent Handpainted Belfast 32ct. or Evenweave; and old-fashioned linen that we've used for years! I'm also newly into 40 ct. linen. I tend to like the softer colors such as "tea stained." But, I have some blues that I really love, too.
Any dislikes: In stitchery I really don't care for cutesie things like goofy snowmen, dogs and kittens. I do like cutesie Halloween things, though. I really dislike snobby stitchers who think they have the corner on all things stitching...the attitude drives me crazy and spoils many a stitching get-together. I think stitching is an art of the heart and is to be fun and friendly.
Pets/children: Delight in both children and dogs...if they are well behaved. Although, big dogs scare me and aren't my thing...I have a yorkie named Clara, who is my little stitching companion.
Birthday: 1 June (Gemini)
Wishlist URL: Click here (on the sidebar)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Biscornus, mailart or pincushions would be adored!!
Fave holidays: Valentine's Day and Summer Solstice, Christmas, and Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None in particular

Leslie's Cross Stitch Heaven (Leslie/zoeandcooper)
Fave colours: Any variation on purple
Fave designers: Mirabilia, Just Nan, Little House Needleworks, Elizabeth's Designs; Shepherd's Bush, The Sweetheart Tree, Indigo Rose, Bent Creek, The Victoria Sampler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Like lots of stitching styles
Fave thread types/brands: Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Crescent Colors
Fave fabrics: 32ct or 36ct neutral colours
Any dislikes: Nothing specific I can think of
Pets/children: 2 cats - Cooper and Zoe
Birthday: 20 August
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Candles, chocolate
Fave holidays: Christmas time
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A
 
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Mainely Stitching (Barbara)
Fave colours: Natural, warm colours like browns, greens, off-whites, rust/orange
Fave designers: A few of them are Carriage House Samplings, The Workbasket, Sheepish Designs, The Goode Huswife
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I love primitives - not to be confused with country/folksy designs like those by Jeremiah Junction. I also love Scandinavian designs for their bold colours and naive simplicity
Fave thread types/brands: DMC is always the reliable fallback, but I love Vikki Clayton silks and overdyed floss from The Dye is Cast, GAST, and Crescent Colors. I'll try anything with pleasure!
Fave fabrics: I love linen. I don't go above 36ct, generally speaking, nor below 32ct. I love lighter colours but not pastels. Some favourites include Purely Primitive by Silkweaver and Hog Wild by R&R fabrics
Any dislikes: I don't care for religious themes, very realistic designs, cutesy/folksy designs, I also do not like pastels
Pets/children: Max (10 Apr 1998), Nicky (2 Feb 2003), Rowen (5 Feb 2004) and my furbabies are Rigby the Dog, Spin the Cat, Gil-Bird and Nachtegaal (Max's bunny)
Birthday: 1 June
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I drink herbal teas with gusto and I am one of those rare people who still sends snail mail. Odd buttons or beads always attract my attention. Anything of an interesting shape/texture/colour is interesting. I try to avoid chocolate and my kids steal my fridge magnets.
Fave holidays: Christmas Eve and Easter morning
Holidays not celebrated or liked: We stick to the Judeo-Christian holidays for the most part, so Kwanzaa and other holidays like that aren't celebrated here. I observe the natural holidays (solstices and equinoxes).

Melissa's Ramblings (Melissa/socalstitcher)
Fave colours: My decorating colours are burgundy/wine, navy, sage green
Fave designers: Little House Needleworks, With My Needle, Carriage House Samplings, Blue Ribbon Designs, Country Cottage Needleworks
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Quaker designs, samplers, smalls/accessories
Fave thread types/brands: Hand-dyed cottons or silks - GAST, WDW, Crescent Colors, Vikki's silks, Dinky Dyes
Fave fabrics: Lugana or Jobelan evenweaves or linens (28ct or higher)
Any dislikes: No religious designs please
Pets/children: None at the moment, but I do love bunnies :)
Birthday: 17 February 1964
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything is fine - I do prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None, but I do not celebrate Christmas or Easter as religious holidays

Mrs Sew and Sew (Clare)
Fave colours: Blues, reds, greys and silver
Fave designers: Carriage House Samplings, Little House Needleworks, Blackbird Designs, Prairie Schooler, Brenda Keyes
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, topiary, acorns
Fave thread types/brands: I am getting together a collection of WDW and GAST
Fave fabrics: 32ct linens
Any dislikes: Dragons, cute disney
Pets/children: 2 children, daughter 19 and son 12, plus 2 cats Smudge and Ginger
Birthday:
Wishlist URL: N/A
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Pencils, tea, notelets, postcards, bookmarks
Fave holidays: Autumn and Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Mundane Musings By Me (Virginia/Vee)
Fave colours: Orange, green, pink, beige, red (I love autumn colours)
Fave designers: Paula Vaughn, Teresa Wentzler
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I do not really have a style - anything that catches my eye!
Fave thread types/brands: DMC
Fave fabrics: 28ct, linen is hard on my hands for some reason so I do try to avoid linen when possible
Any dislikes: Not a big fan of lettering
Pets/children: 2 cats
Birthday: 3 August
Wishlist URL: N/A
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I would leave that up to the sender!
Fave holidays: Thanksgiving and Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: None

Muppet Moods (Cathy/cathymk)
Fave colours: Red, blue, purple (ha - a combo of red and blue), pink and I am a bit partial to green too
Fave designers: Chatelaine is my current absolute fave (this changes daily), I also like Teresa Wentzler, Carriage House Samplings, Nostalgic Needle, Little House Needleworks, Little by Little, Lizzie*Kate, Bent Creek, Mirabilia, Long Dog, Calico Crossroads, Heaven and Earth Designs to name just a few - I'm a bit of everything kinda gal!
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: At the moment I am really into "smalls"
Fave thread types/brands: Gloriana, Dinky Dyes, Threadgatherer, still collecting WDW, GAST and Crescent Colors too
Fave fabrics: I like hand-dyed fabrics from Lakeside and R&R in the more serviceable neutral colours
Any dislikes: Anything too cutesy cute - disney and precious moments are anathema to me
Pets/children: A dog (Max) and a cat (Felix)
Birthday: 23 March
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Love to receive postcards and blank greetings cards/stationery, I like pens
Fave holidays: Christmas (my birthday - I usually take annual leave for the day!!), Shrove Tuesday and Easter
Holidays not celebrated or liked: We don't do Thanksgiving in Australia, I celebrate the 4th of July as that is my favourite nephew's birthday

My Favourite Things (KarenV)
Fave colours: Autumn tones - brown, rust, gold, olive green, also dusky pink and Christmas colours
Fave designers: Blackbird Designs, Carriage House Samplings, The Drawn Thread, JBW Designs. I tend to stitch designs because I like them, rather than because they're by a specific designer though, so my wishlist is the best place to start!
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, needlework smalls, Quakers, primitive designs (like Bent Creek, Heart in Hand, Trilogy, etc but not Lizzie*Kate), heart-themed designs
Fave thread types/brands: Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Crescent Colors, Gloriana Silks, Vikki Clayton silks
Fave fabrics: 32-40ct linen, particularly Lakeside Linens in neutral/sampler colours. I don't like stitching on anything less than 32ct.
Any dislikes: Cute (eg Precious Moments), cartoonish, religious, fantasy, floral designs (eg Silver Lining), realistic styles. Not particularly keen on blues/purples and I don't stitch Hardanger. Also, please, no chocolates/sweets as I can't eat them, in fact it's probably best to avoid anything edible!
Pets/children: 2 black cats, Thomas and Maisie
Birthday: 17 February
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Fat quarters of patchwork fabric for finishing, ribbons/trims, buttons, glass-headed pins (for pinkeeps), heart ornaments for my heart wall - can be fabric, metal, ceramic, wooden, etc, Piecemaker's #28 needles, needlework accessories like thread rings or thread winders. Ooh and for anyone in Australia/NZ, I like the Phryne Fisher books by Kerry Greenwood and have only read the first one so far :)
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, St Patrick's Day, Easter
Stitching Album: I thought it might be a good idea to include a link to my stitching album as well, as it's a good indication of the types of designs/fabrics/colours I like and also a record of what I've stitched which might help when choosing charts - Click here.

Mylene's Blog (Mylene)
Fave colours: Blue, green, dark pink
Fave designers: I like Shepherd's Bush, Little House Needleworks, Indigo Rose, actually too many to list ...
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: N/A
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, WDW, GAST (these are what I have tried so far, others have to try first)
Fave fabrics: Evenweave, linen and aida, and I prefer 28ct/14ct, 32ct, 36ct
Any dislikes: N/A
Pets/children: No pets, two kids age 11 and 7
Birthday: 24 December
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: No chocolates please otherwise any
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A
 
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Now We Are Six (Carina)
Fave colours: Pink, blue, lavender
Fave designers: Liz Turner Diehl, The Victoria Sampler, Country Cottage Needleworks, Just Nan
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Florals, gardens, samplers
Fave thread types/brands: Gloriana silks, Crescent Colors, Weeks Dye Works, Dinky Dyes
Fave fabrics: 28ct or 32ct evenweaves/linen
Any dislikes: The colour orange, folk art/country designs
Pets/children: Brigit, Ian, Grant and Thomas
Birthday: 24 April
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I love tea and sweets :)
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween
 
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Once Upon A Stitch (Annemiek)
Fave colours: Green, red, soft pink
Fave designers: Heartstrings (Pat Thode), Little House Needleworks, The Drawn Thread, Ewe & Eye & Friends, The Workbasket, Indigo Rose, JBW Designs
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Most mono-coloured designs, samplers, everything LHN, I'm very much fond of accessories
Fave thread types/brands: Waterlilies, Gloriana, Crescent Colors
Fave fabrics: Anything 32ct and up
Any dislikes: Gloria & Pat, aida, religious themes
Pets/children: Cat named Miss Murphy
Birthday: 14 August
Wishlist URL: Hmmm, I don't have one, I will try to get one up and make a link on my weblog
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Tea, chocolate, mulling spices, spices in general, stationery
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Not that I can think of

On the Dry Side (Von)
Fave colours: Shades of blue, especially those that are softer or muted
Fave designers: The Victoria Sampler, The Drawn Thread, The Sweetheart Tree, Just Nan, Shepherd's Bush
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, alphabets, specialty stitches, hardanger, I think traditional would most aptly sum it up :)
Fave thread types/brands: Love them all, silks are especially adored
Fave fabrics: 28-32ct linen/evenweaves in natural colours, although I do enjoy using some of the subtly coloured hand-dyed linens
Any dislikes: I'm not fond of fantasy designs, or anything too cutsie or cartoonish or too primitive. I don't stitch on aida anymore and bright orange and red are good only in small doses.
Pets/children: 1 orange cat, 7 children ages 9-24, 1 son-in-law, 2 grandsons
Birthday: 21 June
Wishlist URL: TBA
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Yes to all :) Chocolate is always appropriate, of course
Fave holidays: Thanksgiving/Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I don't do much for Halloween except let my kids trick or treat

Ozarks Sew n' Sews (Michelle)
Fave colours: Lavender, green, cranberry
Fave designers: Karen of Rosewood Manor, Jeremiah Junction, Mirabilia
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Country, Victorian
Fave thread types/brands: Kreinik and DMC
Fave fabrics: Anything at Stab and Stash!
Any dislikes: N/A
Pets/children: One rotten Min pin named Katie
Birthday: 15 July
Wishlist URL: Click here (or on the blog in the sidebar)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Something with an angel or flowers
Fave holidays: Easter and 4th of July
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A
 
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Plush (Nicki)
Fave colours: Red! (but I really like purple and rich autumnal colours too)
Fave designers: Too many to mention really but favourites include Chatelaine, Little House Needleworks, With My Needle, Bent Creek, Au Fil des Rêves
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: I particularly like seasons (especially autumn), houses, and alphabets!
Fave thread types/brands: Crescent Colors, Gloriana silks and Dinky Dyes silks
Fave fabrics: 32ct or 40ct linen
Any dislikes: Cutesy stuff and sentimental things
Pets/children: 2 lovely black cats!
Birthday: 3 March
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything red or with black cats or tigers on it, funky pens or notebooks, anything coffee flavoured or chocolate!
Fave holidays: My family might not celebrate holidays but I do!
Holidays not celebrated or liked: See above
 
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Random Stitching Ramblings (Cindy/didimr2)
Fave colours: Blues, purples, greys
Fave designers: Shepherd's Bush, The Drawn Thread, Brightneedle
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: It's hard to describe this one! I like smalls, and anything else that catches my eye!
Fave thread types/brands: I like trying new overdyeds
Fave fabrics: Nothing smaller than 32ct ... I tend to like evenweaves better than linens
Any dislikes: Anything cutesy or country
Pets/children: None/none
Birthday: 27 October
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Details on my wishlist blog :)
Fave holidays: Halloween
Holidays not celebrated or liked: No exclusions
 
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Señorita Stitches. ¡Ay Carumba! (Veronica/Señorita Stitcher)
Fave colours: Deep reds, greens, blues, teals, browns
Fave designers: Mary Beale, Merry Cox, With My Needle, Carriage House Samplings, The Drawn Thread, Cherished Stitches, Au Fil de Rêves, Sampler House, The Needle's Prayse, Thistle Threads, Nostalgic Needle, many others
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, alphabets, specialty stitches, Quaker. I really love all the wonderful needlework smalls designs we are seeing now.
Fave thread types/brands: NPI, Vikki Clayton, AVS, GAST, Crescent Colors
Fave fabrics: 36ct-40ct linen in natural colours, Lakeside Linens, Picture This Plus
Any dislikes: I really don't care for fantasy designs
Pets/children: No pets, 2 daughters
Birthday: 13 April
Wishlist URL: Click here (charts) or here (threads)
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Any fiber from my huge wish list and I would even like (labeled) 1/2 skeins or leftovers (as you know, many times you don't really need a full skein), floss bags, Piecemaker needles, John James Petite needles, quilting fat quarters, ribbons. I've just taken up knitting and I would love yarn, needles, gadgets. Buttons, beads, notecards, card making supplies, micron pens, watercolour pens, rubber stamps, sugar-free candy. I love both coffee and tea and drink both caffeinated and decaffeinated. I am really into Good Earth original, Pomegranate tea, Bigelow Mango Green Tea, PJ Tips - it's fun to try different flavours.
Fave holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Halloween

Smokey from the Netherlands (Judith)
Fave colours: Green, blue and autumn colours
Fave designers: Jeannette Douglas (but have all her charts already), Elizabeth's Designs, The Drawn Thread, Little House Needleworks
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers
Fave thread types/brands: GAST, WDW and all silks
Fave fabrics: 32ct/natural, brown colours/linen
Any dislikes: Angels or religious
Pets/children: 1 cat Sjors
Birthday: 25 February
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Stationery, chocolate, notebooks, but really anything is appreciated
Fave holidays: Christmas, Easter
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Spirit Blooms (Carissa)
Fave colours: Pink, burgundy
Fave designers: Amy Mitten, Carriage House Samplings, Drawn Thread, Nostalgic Needle, Blackbird Designs, Shepherd's Bush, Sheepish Designs, Birds of a Feather, Brightneedle, With My Needle, Moira Blackburn, Hands to Work, Indigo Rose, Just Nan, La-D-Da, Long Dog Samplers, Milady's Needle, Needleprint Publications, Ewe and Eye and Friends, The Scarlet Needle, Jeanette Douglas Designs, By the Bay Needleart and much more *LOL*
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Samplers, antique samplers, designs that use more than one stitch type
Fave thread types/brands: Needlepoint Inc silks, Crescent Colours, Gloriana, Soie d'Alger silks, GAST, Weeks Dye Works
Fave fabrics: 36ct Edinborough linen, anything dyed with an antique look to it, prefer 34ct and up, LOVE Lakeside Linens
Any dislikes: Cartoonish, blocky designs, neon and bright colours
Pets/children: 2 cats, 1 house bunny, 2 budgies, 1 son
Birthday: 24 July
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Teas, white or dark chocolate, incense made with essential oils, beeswax products, fridge magnets from where you live
Fave holidays: Valentine's Day, Winter and Summer Solstice
Holidays not celebrated or liked: I love all holidays :) but am not religious, so no religious items please, I don't celebrate the 4th of July (I live in Canada)

Stitchcats Thread Garden (Margaret/Stitchcat)
Fave colours: Jewel colours, ie blues, purples, rich reds, burgundies and pinks and emerald greens
Fave designers: Lizzie*Kate, Thomas Kinkade, Shepherd's Bush, Waxing Moon, Bent Creek, Elizabeth's Designs
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Love the small easy styles like Lizzie*Kate, Bent Creek etc, designs using variou stitches, beads etc
Fave thread types/brands: Love all threads, overdyed and variegated are my favourites, any Caron threads
Fave fabrics: Belfast 32ct, any colour
Any dislikes: Not really
Pets/children: 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 x 9yr old daughter and 1 x 13yr old son
Birthday: 22 August
Wishlist URL: N/A
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I like a surprise
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Stitched With Love and Cat Hair (Renée/blondelibrarian)
Fave colours: Blues, purples, pinks and greens
Fave designers: Current faves include Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace, Margaret Sherry, and The Victoria Sampler ... just to name a few! :)
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: My favourite themes are cats, fantasy, spring, and Victorian and I have recently developed an interest in just about anything with specialty stitches
Fave thread types/brands: Anything is fine with me!
Fave fabrics: 32ct linen
Any dislikes: Although I like "cute" things, I don't like childish looking things. I don't care too much for yellow, orange or red and as a result I am not too fond of autumn-themed things. I wouldn't exactly say that I don't like samplers, but they are typically not my first choice when it comes to stitching.
Pets/children: 3 cats (Mouse, Scooter, Harley)
Birthday: 22 May
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: I don't drink coffee or tea, but I love chocolate and can always use stationery. I also love to collect postcards from all over the world.
Fave holidays: Halloween, Valentine's Day
Fave seasons: Spring and Summer
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Stitches with Camels (Mel)
Fave colours: Blue, purple, turquoise, autumn colours (red, orange, tan, aubergine)
Fave designers: Heaven & Earth Designs, Chatelaine, Long Dog Samplers, just recently fallen in love with some of Sampler Cove's designs, Drawn Thread, some Just Nan. I am usually drawn to a particular design rather than a designer these days.
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy, realistic, geometric, samplers
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, Gloriana, Dinky Dyes, Needlepoint Inc
Fave fabrics: 25ct Lugana for over one, 28ct and 32ct evenweave (Lugana or Jobelan), 36ct and 40ct linen. Oh, and I love hand-dyed fabric :)
Any dislikes: 28ct Cashel linen, cutesy type designs
Pets/children: Two children - boy, 11.5yrs; girl, 9yrs - and one dog!
Birthday: 30 December 1966
Wishlist URL: In the process of getting one organised
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Needlerolls, biscornus, etc (any stitching small really), Piecemaker needles 26 or 28's, scissors, needle magnets
Fave holidays: Christmas, I suppose, don't really have a favourite
Holidays not celebrated or liked: For someone who loves witches and magic, I'm not really into Halloween although I make an effort living here because the kids enjoy it. I'm not really into Valentine's Day either but I don't call that a holiday.

Stitchitandie (Andie)
Fave colours: Blue, green, silver, pink, gold, dark red, most colours really
Fave designers: Mirabilia, L&L, Passione Riccamo, Chatelaine, Elizabeth's Designs
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Prefer big designs unless its a needle roll, fob, needlebook, pincushion etc :)
Fave thread types/brands: Can never have too much DMC, Krenik, Rainbow Gallery etc :)
Fave fabrics: Coloured hand dyed 32 count Belfast, or other linen, LOVE IT but will happily use evenweave too :)
Any dislikes: Brown fabric
Pets/children: No thanks I already have a cat and 4 sweet children (JK) DS12, DD11, DS9, DD4
Birthday: 12 June
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Anything
Fave holidays: Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: N/A

Stop the World! I Want to Get Off! (Faye/mommi22/jymisgurl)
Fave colours: Blue, purple, green, very bright reds and oranges - pretty much anything except brown
Fave designers: Teresa Wentzler, Chatelaine, Black Swan, Cross Eyed Kat, Raise the Roof, Dragon Dreams, HAED (Scott Gustafson and Shim Shimmel mainly), PTP
Fave styles of designs/stitching styles: Fantasy, dragon, wizards, funny stuff
Fave thread types/brands: DMC, WDW, GAST, Dinky Dyes
Fave fabrics: 28ct or 32ct, blues, greens, just about any colour - I really like sparkly fabrics, linens
Any dislikes: Hate lots of browns. I'm not a sampler person, I don't care for old fashioned kinds of things
Pets/children: 2 dogs (Lula and Aurora), 1 cat (Tinkerbell), 2 kids (Tobi and Darin)
Birthday: 10 May 1985
Wishlist URL: Click here
Any small RAK's that would be enjoyed: Tea sachets, stationery, chocolate, fridge magnets, postcards etc - they all sound good!
Fave holidays: Halloween!!! Christmas
Holidays not celebrated or liked: Most religious holidays, we're not very religious
 
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