Tell us something unusual about your self: I am 56 years old and live in Dallas, Texas. I have a great wife and great family. I am taking my first born son to college soon and I know I am going to miss him. I also just got through stitching him the Texas Tech logo and I am waiting to pick it up from the framers so he can take it with him. His friends want me to do them one too.
How long have you been stitching and how did you start? I have been stitching since 1976. I started out in crewel and then went to counted cross stitch. I worked in the oilfield as a Drilling Fluids Engineer and lived on the rigs 7 on and 7 off. Had lots of spare time so I decided to take up knitting.
Why did you select the pieces you did to share with us? The Monopoly Board in my opinion is my best work. It took the longest. It is by C&L Crafts & Co. The Wizard I do not know (readers, if you know the designer let me know and I'll add it in here), and the Spice of Life and The Crawfish Boil are by Leslie Wristers.
Do you have a favorite designer or style that you prefer? INot really. If it catches my eye then I will do it.
Is there anything you wish would change in the cross stitch industry? Not really. I think that the industry on the whole is pretty good. I sometimes wish there were more patterns that men would be interested in doing.
How often do you stitch and where do you do it? I stitch about 2 hours a night in the living room while I listen to TV. Sometimes on the weekends I have been known to stay up to 2 or 3 o’clock, getting so tied up in my work I forget what time it is.
Are you embarrassed to admit to friends and family how much stash you have on hand? Not at all. My friends always look at my wife and say how good the pieces are and she tells them not her and points to me. They do not believe it. Most of the frames I have and the all the left over threads and patterns that I have done and would like to do are hidden from view in a bar in the living room that is not used for anything but my stash and equipment.
Do you have a favorite quote? Tomorrow is Tomorrow
Anything else you would like to add? I would love for someone to make a pattern for a V-22 Helicopter in say the Coast Guard colors. The V-22 is the tilt-rotor helicopter from Bell/Textron Helicopter. If you know of anyone please let me know.Thank you David! Please post comments/questions for David below.