I adore Linda Lum de Bono's designs.. she makes fun and lively quilts.. often with WORDS! I love the WORD part best as we are kindred sprits when it comes to words.
Linda answered a few questions so we can get to know her better....
Since your book is about Christmas.. what is a favorite memory of your children at the holidays?
I remember the simplicity of it from my childhood. We'd go to our family restaurant and have a great meal that was authentic Chinese food. Then we'd have an ice cream log cake for dessert. lol
CLICK HERE for a pattern for Linda's stocking and to read a post she did about Christmas
What is your favorite quilt thing to do? Why?
Hand applique if I have time. Machine applique for fun when I'm doing zig zag. I love to see the finished edges that Aurifil thread gives my applique shape. Is that weird?
Right now it looks like a disaster. The kids are home and they like to do origami, play with Lego, etc. I am only sharing this with you because I love you, Miss Pat!
I love my wall. It put up things for inspiration, my kids, photos of things people/companies have made with my fabric. For eg., the trim on the rubber gloves are from one of my fabrics as is the background of the placemat. [blue fabric]
What is the last piece of fabric you bought?
I had a summer job at Mutual of Omaha and at the end of the summer, an anonymous person dropped off a note with a message on it. I can't remember the exact words but I can still see it in my mind on my desk. I still remember reading it. The advice was: live life to the fullest, you're talented and don't waste it by doubting yourself because of others. Go with your gut.
I never found out the author.
What was the most interesting trip you have ever taken? Why?
What’s your motto/advice you live by?
My motto, "live your dream and live it well." Funny enough, I found a bracelet when I was at Market in Kansas City with part of this saying.
- My family - they inspire me
- my passion - it drives me in all that I do
- my sense of humor [though one could say that it is too dry or sharp] - it gets me through a lot and makes me more tolerant
- my desire to create - I can't imagine not creating. I don't know what I'd do with myself. Probably drive my family and friends insane.
- my electronics - sadly, I use much of this daily. I try to unplugged as much as I can but I can't live without my iPhone or my cameras. [My lifeline and my means of documenting my family and life]
Dog or cat?
Neither. Really allergic.
I love ceramics. This piece is from Kosoy and Bouchard [http://www.kosoyandbouchard.com/everyday/vases.html] from Canada. Designs are pressed using old stamps like the ones they use in batik printing. You just have to look at their site.
Any exciting news or best posts at your blog you'd like to share?
Your Favorite Project - I am still working on my Byzantium quilt. I originally made a fused version but I want this one to be hand-stitched.
Your favorite Local places - My local shops are very cool. There's a small town but retro vibe in the shops around here. I go into NYC for inspiration.
Inspiration Spot - I like to go to Canada for inspiration too. I like the European sensibility. Some of it is old historical stuff and others are the modern designs from Europe. I miss the diversity of Toronto, the beauty of the Ottawa Valley and the glorious history of Montreal and Quebec City.
Would you like to win a copy of Linda's book?
Linda's Blog http://lindalumdebono.blogspot.com/
"Tell me your FAVORITE Christmas Ornament or Decoration EVER"
I will leave this contest open for 2 weeks... ending Aug 7, 2012 at dinner time!
((WINNER PICKED, thank you everyone!))
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