likes and dislikes

Hello, recently I became more and more involved into exchanges, so I thought it might be a good idea to post some of my likes and dislikes.

I like:
  • linen and evenweave
  • hand dyed threads and fabrics (I love tea- and coffee stained fabrics)
  • all earthy colurs, all primitive and "old" colors, brown, grey, mustard yellow, rusty orange, olive green, brick red
  • all kind of  samplers, especially reproduction samplers
  • primitive designs (very much)
  • French designs (I like)
  • Sajou
  • bees (very much)
  • sheep (sometimes)
  • butterflies
  • Christmas (as long it isn't any cute or kitschy) 

I dislike:
  • aida
  • bright colors and pastel colors
  • back stitches and french knots (I really hate them)
  • religious themes
  • angels
  • cute things and comic style
  • Halloween (except pumpkins and some of the Prairie Schooler designs)
  • Fairies (except the Nimuë designs, those I like)

Some of my favourite designers:
  • Black Bird Designs
  • Carriage House Gardenings
  • Elizabeth's Garden
  • Homespun Elegance
  • La-D-Da
  • Moira Blackburn
  • Prairie Schooler
  • Primitive Betty
  • Renato Parolin
  • Shakespear's Peddler
  • The Little Stitcher
  • The Primitive Hare
  • The Sampler Girl
  • The Scarlett House
  • The Workbasket
  • there are a lot more designers I like, but those are the first that pop up my mind and of course I am always open to learn about designers I don't know yet.