Thursday, August 06, 2015

Did You Know.... 10 Facts about Denyse Schmidt

We had Denyse share 10 fun facts about herself with us and are excited for you to take a peek!



The contest is now closed. Congratulations Tonya Ricucci for winning 10 yards of Denyse Schmidt's New Bedford fabric!



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95 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I learned Scrabble from my maternal grandmother - always lose, but always eager to play.

Kim said...

I love a picnic on the beach, so calming. (And I can also belch loudly, at will.)

Allison CB said...

Well I am with you on #5!! It sounds like you live life intensely and enjoy it!!!

Jessica said...

I love to sing, too! We'd make an interesting duet, though, because I usually like to sing harmony, too! We sing with the radio and I get mad when my husband steals my part! ;)

Kristen said...

the beach is my favorite place and always cures me of the blues. #5- I feel like that happens to me fairly often- or maybe I've just been going through a hard time the last few years, but it's true.

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SONJA HANSEN said...

I have had my seasons of going from rather down to extreme laughter in a short amount of time. Kind of a girl thing.

Dena Harmon said...

I love the beach & find it extremely peaceful & calming... It always makes me smile . Especially like it with my husband , very romantic as well. We usually sing while driving , walking, showering anytime is great to sing!!!

SewNaomi said...

I like to sing on road trips, and while walking or hiking, and recently I was at a quilting workshop with some fabulous gals and we had a great time singing while sewing!I think we did a whole camp song sing-a-long AND a Broadway revue...sew fun!

Montie said...

Always love a picnic on the beach with egg salad or tuna sandwiches, chips and pickles...and of course dreaming of quilts, their colors and patterns.

Cory said...

My oldest daughter can burp at will and louder than anyone else in the room. She is the one who taught her little brother to burp loudly.😁 thank you for the chance to win some beautiful fabric. Take care and good bless, Cory.

sewjaneen said...

Scrabble is my game of choice. My sister and I played WORDS with Friends last winter on out iphones. Picnics on the beach are fun too. I love the beach!!!

Crickets Corner said...

One of my favorite places in the world is Cape Cod also. I didn't grow up there but fell in love the first time I visited. I've been back many times.

ledamewood said...

I'm a beach lover too, almost any beach. It nourishes my soul.

Lindsay Rodems said...

I love a good game of scrabble too, if you don't own it, track down the rotating playboard.

Anonymous said...

Love the beach as well!!! Will have to go to Cape Code sometime.

Dianne
dbienick@comcast.net

Jaclyn P said...

I try to take a quick bike ride a few times a week right after I get home from work. It's a great stress reliever and allows me to think through the frustrations I may have had that day and sort them out before I head back home to tackle the days' chores.

Jenny said...

well i certainly cant burp like she can...but we have the same love of fabric and sewing for sure!

Anonymous said...

Like Denyse I can burst into tears and laugh like crazy in the same conversation. Especially if I'm talking to my friend Pat. She can make me see the humour in any situation.

sugar_lin2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I used to live right by the beach & loved the sound of the waves.

Elaine
teddyelaine@yahoo.com

Fiberquilt said...

I sing (badlybuthapplily )when hiking and I love the beach as well .

Gill said...

I love the beach and singing in the car too!

Tamie said...

I love playing scrabble too but my husband doesn't so I play Words with Friends. I'm waiting on someone to play a word right now.

Joanna said...

Since you grew up on the Cape and have named your line New Bedford, I can say I live very nearby in Fall River. You sound like a mean Scrabble player, and although I like to play, I am probably not as serious at it.

Kathryn said...

Scrabble is an old favorite of our family. We love to play games when we get together.

Jenelle said...

I'm also a fan of Cape Cod. When I lived in Boston, we visited there as often as we could each summer. I have good memories of staying there as a kid with all my East coast cousins as well.

Judy1522 said...

Scrabble is a game that I love to play and I love having a picnic on the beach.

Linda F. said...

Love to walk along the beach -- it's so calming.


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Dawnhenry said...

I, too, am a last minute scrambler...I do my best work the day before it's due.
I sing "You are my sunshine" as well as "Honeycomb", "Sugartime" and other 50's classics, mostly to the dog. I've saved Denyse's article in MSL and her first book is right on my work table. New Bedford is absolutely my favorite so far and I'm buying it in all three colorways!! The only problem is I'll never be able to give it to anyone.
Keeping that one for myself!

Vicki H said...

I love playing scrabble too.

Tonya Ricucci said...

I love zombies, but didn't marry one. My stepmom taught me to play Scrabble and I now love it. We play with a dictionary and she gives me hints - all fun.

Sandra W said...

Oh my. I have three things in common with Denyse.
I can burp on demand.
I also play Scrabble with my mother.
And You are My Sunshine--It is the song I sing to my little grandkid--and I sing the harmonizing.
I looked up the lyrics and sing it authentically. I drop the last verse as it is quite side. The man is deserted by the woman.

Kate said...

I live 10 minutes away from the beach so of course I have a ritual for beach walks! ;-) I also like hiking and am crazy about music. I sing only to myself (kind of shy) but listen to music daily and have an eclectic taste in my opinion. I'm open to any style of music.

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Denyse Schmidt said...

Love your comments! Seems like we all have a LOT in common! XO

Andrea Q said...

I have two things in common...a love of Scrabble and deadline panic being part of the process. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

I love the beach and the sea. I used to live on a Norwegian Fjord, a fantastic view in all kinds of weather :)

Panda Parables said...

not scrabble, but i do have several games of 'words with friends' going on at once.

Joanna said...

Bike rides and picnics, for sure. How do you keep your lunch from getting sandy though?

syfalkenstein said...

The beach is the only place where I can feel calm the entire time I am there. The sounds and smells just give me a sense of peace.

IVAN and LUCY said...

Well, I believe Denise Schmidt went to RISD - my daughter will be a junior at RISD this year majoring in textiles!! Love DS Quilts & Denise Schmidt fabrics!!😊

ldjm said...

I can burp at will too! I remember burping the alphabet with my brother when we were little. Good times.

Cristin said...

Besides loving fabric and quilting/sewing? Well… I also love a bike ride!

Shari said...

It sounds like you are a procrastinator.... I am too. I also have a daughter named Denise.

Jean MN said...

Growing up in the Boston area number six is near and dear to my heart. Though number five happens often enough, the beach pulls me every time. P-town is awesome any time of year. The beach is just a part of the pull.

mjb said...

I love picnics at the beach

SarahZ said...

My mother-in-law taught me to play Scrabble, in spite of a house full of board games growing up, and she is always my favorite person to play with...and, yes, she usually beats me, too :) It was fun to find out these facts about DS :)

Heide said...

I love singing on a hike too -- and anywhere else, for that matter. I don't even care if I know the words or not, I'll just make them up! :)

Linda said...

I love Scrabble too, and I usually win ;)

Anonymous said...

#7 in common. You might be able to burp loudly, but not as loud as I after I've had a beer or two. Cannot control it!

Patty R said...

#5 for me. Life can be quite the roller coaster ride. :)

p1aceboeffect said...

Ha! The burping. That is too funny. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Quinta da Quilter said...

I love the beach at the cape too!!

Heather said...

Love picnics on the beach. We lived in Virginia Beach for 18 years. We'd take the kids for dinner picnics. Nothing better than the ocean at sunset.

procrasticraft.com said...

Haha! Yes to number 8! I procrastinate and procrastinate and then break into a frenzy of panic to meet a deadline. The procrastinating time is really important to me as while I'm appearing to be doing something "unimportant", I'm really thinking quite a lot about the project. The frenzy of panic is made easier by all the time I've spent ruminating as I'm able to make quick decisions because I've already visualised it and moved all the components around in my head many times over before actually working on it.

MJ Snyder said...

The beach fills me with peace and I love its constant changing landscape. I am awed by its colors and size.

Heartsdesire said...

I love to picnic at the beach. Warm sand, lapping waves, what could be better to put you in a fabulous frame of mind? Lucky for me, I live about 10 minutes from the beach.

carolg said...

I am a panicker, too! There's a lot of energy generated by that panic! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Gretchen said...

I also can belch like a trucker, and have had wild swings in emotion during a single conversation.

Dora Cary said...

I had a role in a student movie but no zombies were involved. :)

KBecker said...

I went to RISD
I lived in a dingy loft in Chelsea (no AC- and giant mosquitos) , long before Chelsea was cool- but it belonged to two famous artists (I was apt. sitting) and I slept next to a Red Grooms taxi cab and under a deKooning!
I remember your quilts at Henri Bendels in the 90's and was soooo happy to see them selling for lots of money
I just had my first piece in a show in Chelsea and still work in fiber art
I grew up in Boston, but I have most fond memories from time in Hyannis on the beach
I was asked to be on the Peoples Court because the dry cleaner stole my tiffany blue coat!
I love to stitch!

Anne said...

I love Scrabble too, though I'm not very good at it. I love to hike, though out of respect for other hikers, I keep my voice to myself.

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Samantha Lindgren said...

I'm not sure I should be admitting this, and my husband will most certainly back me up, but I can burp louder than anyone I know....even my husband, who sometimes looks at me with absolute shock at the noise that comes out of my mouth.

And as for that crying to laughing thing? Well, um, yeah....

Oh, and in my early 20's I was introduced to Andy Warhol by Keith Haring because we had similar hair. I had white hair for a dance performance I was doing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Andy was at the opening night reception at some palatial upper East side apartment...

Sarah said...

Scrabble! So fun. I love to harmonize, too.

Jenny Keller said...

I have also lived in a 6th floor walk-up. But in Paris, my friends suggested a water-stop halfway...

diane said...

I love Scrabble; my best friend and I would belch as lLoud as we could to the disgust of her brother (we were 12); nothing makes me happier than a walk on the beach. I'm such a fan of your creations. I'd love to win.

Berlinquilter said...

I love singing while hiking, especially with others. Makes some hills much easier!

Charlotte said...

I bet I could win at the burp challenge ;-)

Anne said...

I too love to sing when hiking....it scares the bears away!

Betty Miles said...

I used to live in an old walkup apartment without ac too! It was miserable in the summer, but I never had to go to the gym.

chipstir said...

A picnic on the beach will chasse the blues any day, also a walk on the beach at sunrise or sunset works too!

Renee said...

I too love the beach - any beach. We moved close enough for daily walks - where I sing to myself. Scrabble is the game I love, and passed that on to my kids years ago ( grown, but I can still beat them sometimes.) And nothing pushes me into action quite like a deadline. I have a love/hate relationship with them.

Anonymous said...

I too was born and initially raised near a beach. While we shifted away when I was small, we returned every summer for our vacations. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

epban said...

Love the beach and scrabble, too!

Cindy said...

Fabric. I love fabric and I believe we have that in common. :)

Shannon said...

I can burp at will too! High five girl! :)

jenniferingalls said...

Definitely number 8. Once i realize what's happening, I am okay with the anxiety. I know it's part of the process, and it will pass.

Pam said...

The beach is my go to place for instant comfort, and I was the production manager for a zombie film in college - does that count? Thanks!

tracy_a said...

Definitely worth you on many emotions (and expressions) in one conversation! Not just anyone can keep up!

Janet said...

You were on the bleeding edge of Zombiedom.

house on hill road said...

The panic! I do that. Also, Scrabble is one of my favorite games. It's at the point where my teenagers sometimes beat me. I secretly love that.

pwollen said...

I can burp on command too! Ha,ha. My middle child doesn't know he got that from me. :)

Kathleen said...

I can have the emotional extremes in a short time and do some of my best work at the last minute under pressure.

zolazee said...

I accidentally learned how to burp at will, probably about age 11, and taught my brother Tim. It was the best day of his life (he now had "the power"). My ex-bf played tenor sax in a r/b band, we would sing to radio music: him singing the sax part and me singing everything else. In college, I was one of eight in a play, in which one of my mini=roles was a French general who gets punched in the stomach. I love both monochromatic and colors that clash and really hope to win!!!!!!!

Kristyna Suppok said...

I love singing with my little boy!
And I certainly understand panicking! I always peacock when I'm getting close to a big show.

VickiT said...

I've always been one to panic at deadlines, although not enough to schedule things so I don't have things done ahead of time. I've learned over time, that my best work is done at the very last minute. A few years ago I was finishing my Granddaughters Christmas dress at 2:30am Christmas morning. A few years before that, I was putting the final stitches on a personalized Teddy Bear for another Grandduaghter as my husband was letting them in the back door for Christmas day. Can't get much closer to a deadline that that eh? LOL

Unknown said...

Definitely find that the beach is good therapy. I don't go often enough, and always wonder why when I enjoy it so much when there...

Doris Lovadina-Lee said...

Panicking over deadlines seems to be normal form me. They are mostly self-induced! I find that I will begin and end a project when I give myself a deadline, rather than continually beginning new ones. There is a moment just when the anxiety is about to overwhelm, that one more seam or press takes you past the crisis to finish in a calmer manner. I think I need that adrenaline pumping panic to get me moving forward! I enjoyed hearing about your inspiration and seeing your new designs. Thank you.

Sue said...

Awwww...I love this! My daughter always sings, "You are my Sunshine" to her babies when she puts them to bed at night and again in the morning when they wake up. I am always in search of the perfect "You are my Sunshine" picture for her house, and would love to make her a sunshiney quilt! :")

Tania Denyer said...

Number 3!!! SCRABBLE ROCKS :) Taught by my Grandma who always beat me but showed me the strategy of the game... I am designing a quilt right now in memory of her, I had wondered how to quilt it, now I am thinking maybe something to do with Scrabble :P

Jessica said...

I love Cape Cod too! so beautiful!

kitkabbit said...

I love the beach and the shore. I grew up spending summers in Maine, so although there was shore there wasn't much sandy beach. But the scent of the cold North Atlantic Ocean and the foghorns and buoy bells always lulled me to sleep. I love Denyse's fabrics and am so glad to see a encore appearance of Katie Jump Rope!

Linda Fickling said...

just quilting/sewing I guess but not on this list...

dirtyard designs said...

My mom also taught me Scrabbla but I have finally gotten to the point where I can beat her once in a while. Fun stuff! Thanks!

Liz said...

DS is my favorite designer, her fabric inspired me to quilt :) I like to whistle when i hike or am outside, no singing for me!

lynnie said...

I like to sing when I hike too. Also when I clean and when I knit and when I feed my chickens- I like to sing pretty much all the time. I also love pretty fabric:)