One of my favorite blogs is Nicole’s blog, Carolina Dreams. She posts often, almost always with pictures and her stitching is beautiful! Sometime last year she finished Sunflower Bellpull by The Drawn Thread. I have always loved that pattern so I asked if she was done with the chart and would be willing to trade for something. She e-mailed me and told me that the chart was mine, and that she couldn’t think of anything in return (how weird for a stitcher! LOL!). But I still wanted to send her something, and even if it took me a while, the little scissor fob finally made it safe and sound to Nicole’s house this weekend.
Pattern: A mon Amie Pierre – a small part of Victoria’s Quaker
Fabric: 40ct Antique White Linen
Threads: DMC 310 and Waterlilies Silk ‘Cherry’
Why did you start your blog?
Honestly, I was pregnant and bored. I had to go on bed rest when I was about 5 months pregnant and if I didn’t have blogging and stitching at that time, I would have ended up crazy (ok, crazier!)
How did you come up with your blog name?
Easy, Litla Skvís is something that I have been called by a certain group (ever growing) of people for a long time. It would probably translate as ‘Little Babe’ or ‘Little Cutie’ or something like that. Someone started it, and it stuck. Many people call me only that, some call me Linda Litla Skvís.
Do your friends and family know about your blog and if so, what do they think of it?
Most of them know about it yes. And I think that all of them really like it. I have a family that really appreciates all the time and energy and love that goes into hand crafts of all kinds. My grandfather is a book binder, my mother sews, her sisters knitt, crochet, sew, draw, paint etc. My dad’s sister is in my Icelandic stitching group. A lot of my friends are very creative, be it in some hand crafts (a lot of stitchers and knitters), designing, music, acting, writing etc. So I think I am very lucky that so many people around me appreciate everything hand made.
How do you write posts?
With my keyboard. LOL! I try to update pretty regularly and show progress pictures and finishes. And I also try to share some ‘cool’ things when I come across them, or if I make a tutorial like I did with the triangle scissor case. It’s all about sharing to me 🙂
Have you ever had a troll or had someone leave unkind comments?
Yeap. One time someone was leaving me anonymous comments about my written English. I didn’t take it very personally since I try to do my best and since English is not my first language, I think I do pretty good. It was boring and uncalled for since I am pretty sure that you all understand what I am saying, despite the occasional grammar/spelling error, but I decided to delete the comments and pretend like it never happened.
Do you check your stats?
Do you care how many people read your blog?
Care? Not really care, but I find it very interesting how many people actually read it 🙂 If everyone would stop reading it, I would probably still keep blogging. I like how my blog is like my stitching journal, and I imagine that as long as I stitch, I will blog also.
What kind of blogs/posts interest you?
Stitching, knitting, crafts etc. Along with others off course. Most of the blogs in my blogroll are craft related, some are friends and family etc.
What do you like and dislike about blogging?
I like the friendship. And the sharing and encouragement that other bloggers give out to one another. The inspiration and creativity.
I dislike the trolls, who doesn’t. And, if you don’t have anything nice to say, then say nothing. There is no point in being rude to people you don’t even know.