Friday, November 16, 2012


I have been tagged to participate in a fun little blogging game.  Thanks to Christina over at Passion Quilting (angry face :P just kidding). If your here because you were tagged, don't feel the pressure to participate if your already rolling your eyes.

The rules are:
- Every tagged person has to tell 11 things about themselves.
- The person who tagged you asked 11 questions over at their blog, answer these questions in your post.
- Ask 11 questions of the people you tag (any quilting blogger with under 200 followers).
- Mention the person who tagged you (but don't for goodness sake tag them back!)

11 Things About Me

1. I'm into outdoor survival.
2. I have two daughters who are more like me than their father, and it's frightening.
3. I've been to Mt. Everest.
4. My quilting aspirations are extremely high and I hope I don't disappoint myself
5. I've moved my family 9 times in the past 6 years (new town almost every time)
6. I'm really tired of moving (I have half a truck load of boxes I haven't unpacked in 9 years).
7. I used to play rugby and I have numerous awards.
8. I used to love philosophy but now I find it kind of trivial compared to child psychology.
9. I think it would be unfair to get a puppy for my kids at Christmas, because I don't want a dog           and it will ultimately be my dog.  I don't want any more children so I will not be adopting a dog.
10. My esthetic is modern and artsy, without the fartsy.
11. My name Sam actually came from the acronym S. (short) A. (annoying) M. (midget), which I picked up in elementary somehow (it wasn't bulling because I was all of these things lol).

My Answers to the Questions

What is your most favorite quilt you have ever done?
-My favorite quilt was an untitled heron quilt I completed a month ago.

What is your favorite quilting technique?
-Whichever one is going smoothest at the time.

Applique, yay or nay? 
YAY! You just can't argue with the results, practice makes perfect.

Which piece of fabric that you have, or had would you do almost anything to get more?
-I just haven't found the right fabric.

What do you listen to when your are quilting?
-Audiobooks, all the way.

Are you a Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter colour scheme lover? 
-I'm actually none of the above, I am definitely influenced by whatever colours are trending.  But I will also just do what is in my mind when I plan a quilt.  I plan a quilt before I find fabric for it, so I don't really go any which way.

You are stranded on a deserted island, you only have a book of needles, what your wearing, and whatever resources the island has to offer, what are you going to quilt? 
-Damn, I don't know.  I would probably find a way to make poison and use the needles as killer darts to find food.  I would use the tendons of said food and make thread where in I would sew myself some styling island threads to be rescued in.

Is there a project you have admired but never had the courage to attempt, what is it?
- I will make a whole cloth quilt, probably in the next year.  I scared but ready.

Where is your favorite place to be?
- A happy place... but sometimes it's fun to be in the righteous angry place just for a change.  Or to be more literal... on a river, any river, in a canoe, with a beer.

My 11 Questions For You

1. Did you have an artistic background leading up to quilting?
2. What would you change about your quilting studio/space?
3. If you could describe you quilting style in one would what would that word be?
4. Fess up, how many UFO's do you have? (LOL you don't have to answer that if it hurts)
5. What inspires you to quilt? (show and tell, daily objects, dreams, blogs etc...)
6. What kind of information quilt wise, have you had trouble finding on the internet?
7. What is your favorite organization technique? (quilt wise)
8. What colour would you like to paint in your quilting studio/space?
9. If you could visit any country or place where would you go?
10. What is your favorite meal right now?
11. Where do you buy your fabric?

Dun, dun, dun, the tag list is as follows... although I recommend not to feel pressured into doing this if it's not fun for you, it's just a game not everyone has to play.

Michelle @ From Head to Fabric
Heather @ I'm Here, Might As Well Win
Liz @ Liz's Quilt Adventures
Michelle @ Lovatt Quilting
Michelle @ Love Chinook Winds
Colleen @ Colleen Quilts Too! 
Trish @ Compulsive Quilting
Gloria @ Country Garden Quiltworks
? @ Grandmas - Bits and Pieces


  1. Sam, you won't believe this, but i am actually glad that you tagged me!!! I have been in a blogging funk, and this is just the thing to get me back into it! Usually, I hate chain mail, and I still don't know if I will tag anyone else!
    Just wanted to let you know I love your heron, and is there a pattern out there for it?
    My hubby is also into outdoor survival, he follows all sorts of "bushcraft" vid-casts, and even bought me my own Spyderco folding picket knife, in my favorite colour---purple!
    You're doing well with quilting, after only doing it a short time!
    Thanks, again!

    1. Yeah I noticed your most recent post about your motivation to blog being a little low so I thought I would tag you and see what happened, I'm happy your up for it. The heron quilt is actually my own design I did for my mom, and it was the first big design project I have undertaken yet. I have some posts here on my blog about how I constructed it.

    2. Great work! Love the curves in the background, and also the silhouettes! Does your Mom like it?

      Jealous that you have your own studio! I think I want to move to Sask!

  2. ... *cough* NAH NAH NAH!! :P

    Since you broke the rules and didn't tag 11 people, you'll have to forfeit me a beer. Yes, I am willing to drive to Sask to get it :D

    1. I know I totally broke the rules. Done and done, I'll beer you next time I see you :D

  3. Sam, I think your quilting is amazing and I can't believe you haven't been doing it for that long. Thanks for tagging me. I too broke the rules. I didn't tag 11 people and I didn't give 11 things about me.

  4. Hi Sam! I, too, am awed by your heron quilt. It's fantastic!

    I got around to playing along though I have yet to find some people to tag. I've posted my answers and questions and am committed to finding some quilt bloggers to tag in the next few days.

    Thanks for involving me! I don't think of myself as a quilt blogger though increasingly that's what my posts are about ... and that's a very good thing!

    1. Oh, I blogged the tag at

  5. I'm here from the Canadian Blogathon and found so many interesting things on your site that I have become a follower. I love the monkey quilt. Your studio is fantastic! Where the heck is Eatonia? I might have to come live there if you can buy studios that cheaply. I recommend you putting a couple of big set tubs in the bathroom - or the kitchen. You'll want them for potting your starter plants for the garden and for when you decide you want to get into fabric dyeing. I wish I had heard about the mineral call for pieces earlier. My DH is totally into rocks, minerals, prospecting etc. and would have helped me make an awesome piece - but I would never get it done by the closing date. I showed him your sneak peek and he had no idea what mineral you're making. :) Anyway I look forward to seeing more of your interesting life.

    1. Hey Janet, my piece is Sylvite. Come check it out I posted a full photo. :D I'm now planning a big tub for dying fabric in my studio thanks for the input!

  6. S.A.M.!? Are you kidding!?? SO what's your real name?
    lol - I totally agree about the dog & kids thing.

    Monika in Saskatoon

    1. LOL I know right. My real name is Stephanae (steph-an-eh).