It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!
What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Delicious roasted almonds.
What’s on your bucket list?
To paint a picture in oils.
To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.
To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.
To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.
What inspires your work?
Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.
Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…
Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.
State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY? What would you fry?
Nothing, if I can help it.
What movie do you watch again & again?
The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.
Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?
What’s on your nightstand?
Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.
Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?
Yes—anything with a tune.
Tell us about your pet?
Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.
What do you wish people would ask about you more?
How many quilts have you made?
If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?
56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)
What shows do you TiVo?
I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.
Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?
Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.
If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?
Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.
What question would you liked to be asked?
May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?
Oh yes, please do.
Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.
All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!
Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.