Throughout the past six months of the Holiday Handmade Crusade, a few of the crusaders have gone above and beyond to reach their personal holiday crafting goals. They have done this by crafting objects en masse or working on long-term projects. I am hereby referring to these folks with the honorable title of "Crafty Crusader All-Stars." Our first Crafty Crusader All-Star is Craftster user Homerof2. She has been piecing together a Christmas quilt since January. Let's learn a little more about her below, shall we?
What is your real name?
Where are you from?
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
How old are you?
Tell me, how did you come up with your username?
When I joined Craftster, I was homeschooling both of my sons and decided I wanted something relating to homeschool so I came up with homerof2.
What do you do for a living?
I'm a domestic engineer :)
What would be your favorite crafts?
Quilting and crochet.
How many years have you been quilting?
About 8 years.
How many squares have you made so far during the Holiday Handmade Crusade?
Fourteen that I've posted and two more that are yet to be shown...
What has been your favorite part about participating in the Holiday Handmade Crusade?
It gave me the motivation to actually work on my Christmas quilt and hopefully have it finished in time for Christmas 2009. I've also enjoyed seeing what others are making.
Anything else you would like to tell us about this project?
No one will know this, since I haven't put down the names of the squares, but for a little 'challenge' to myself, I decided rather than just randomly pick squares I like, I would follow the letters of the alphabet. January's patterns started with "A" and "B", February's patterns were "C" and "D", and so on. It's been fun because it gets me looking at different squares. It was hard to find a " J" square, though!
That's a very creative way to challenge yourself! Okay, lastly, but most importantly, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Leaping Lizard. If you aren't familiar with that flavor, it's a combination of lime, orange and licorice.
Wow! Thanks for the interview, Cindy. Isn't her beautiful quilt such an inspiration? It just goes to show that if you set a little bit of time aside over a span of a few months that you can create something really beautiful. I cannot wait to see the finished product!
If YOU would like to learn more about the Holiday Handmade Crusade, visit this post. Otherwise, join me for more Christmas in July goodness tomorrow!