A little crowd-sourcing help…

Hi all.

I know it’s been an eternity since I’ve posted, but this whole Market prep thing has been kinda overwhelming. It’s almost all been good, and some great things have come my way in the midst of the insanity, but it’s made me a less than diligent blogger. Heck, it’s made me a less than diligent tidier too…

thomas-knauer-sews-pre-market-studioNow, with Market just 15 days away I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (fingers cross that it’s a friendly light). Just have three more quilts to bind when they get back from the amazing Angela Walters, a few last proof reads of the quilt patterns, a new online shop to set up, a whole lot of packing, a Schoolhouse session to plan… Oh crap, I think I’ll just stop the list there before I scare myself.

Anyway, about this crowd-sourcing. I just realized that even though I wrote my bio this year it is woefully out of date. I truly dread doing these things, so I’m hoping for a bit of help. Here’s what I want: ask me questions and I’ll answer them. What do you want to know? And I don’t just mean about me, ask away. Ever wondered how I feel about Menudo? Who would win a fight: Hegel or Kant? What is the best cookie in the world? Where baby turtles come from? What’s the best way in the universe to waste time? How much is too much? Seriously, whatever. My brain is just too tired to deal with writing about myself properly after the past six weeks.

So, lend a hand, and help me maintain my sanity. Just ask your questions in a comment, or two. I’m begging you ’cause I don’t think I can bear to try to tackle this alone right now. Ack!!!


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19 Responses to A little crowd-sourcing help…

  1. 1
    Candi says:

    Whats your favorite texture? Corduroy? Velour? Or are you more of a Satin guy? lol

  2. 2
    Laine says:

    Thomas – how do you find the inspiration for your fabric? Also, how did you get into fabric design?


  3. 3
    Sharon says:

    What is the worst rung you ever did that you are glad your parents never knew about?

  4. 4
    Sharon says:

    Ok I meant worst thing … Can’t type, but you know that from twitter lol

  5. 5

    What are your feelings about the color orange? Also, if you could only have one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be? And finally, if you win a million dollars, what would your first splurge purchase be?
    Ps I hate writing bios. Good luck.

  6. 6
    Tiffany says:

    If you could do anything in the world, what would that one thing be and why? And…what’s your favorite color? Lol

  7. 7

    This is a very important question I ask all my friends at one point or another… Who would you rather have as a sidekick Salvador Dali or Bigfoot?

  8. 8
    duff says:

    OKay, some real stuff and some silly:
    1. how do you de-stress?
    2. Do you ever wonder what happened to Right Said Fred?
    3. Do you own a Shania Twin T-shirt or poster?
    4. Describe Pear Tree in 3 words that all start with the letter P.
    5. What animal sounds can you make?
    6. When do most of your ideas come to you?
    7. How do you feel about “destiny” or the idea that nothing is a coincidence?
    8. Where do you see yourself in 3 years? 5? 10?
    9. What/who are your biggest design influences?
    10. Do you feel gratitude? For whom or for what?
    11. What is your definition of happiness? Do you have it/feel it in your life?
    12. Do you have a favorite carnival ride? Why is it your favorite/what feelings does it evoke?
    13. Are you superstitious?

  9. 9
    Lou says:

    Do you think your Little One could have a influence in your creative process? If so, how?

  10. 10

    How many times do you say or write ‘yay!’ per day? 😉 Also: what is your favourite Scooby Doo Villain?

  11. 11

    oh and can I steal your crowd sourcing idea? I’d love to know what people want to know about me! I will send you a wonky embroidery in return… 😉

  12. 12

    From your previous careere, what has helped you the most in jumping into your new career as a licensed fabric designer? What has hurt the most?

  13. 13
    jodi meenan says:

    What’s a typical day like in the world of Thomas Knauer??? And BTW, my sewing room looks a lot like yours these days with fabric all over the floor – I’m sewing “crumbs” from Jo’s Country Junction blog and loving it! Have a ball at Market!

  14. 14

    Hegel would win.

    What is your favourite place to be? Secret fantasy career? (I, for one, would kill to be a DJ.) Worst job ever?

  15. 15
    Natasha says:

    What is your favorite game on Facebook, cell phone, board?

  16. 16
    thomas says:

    Thanks for all the questions everybody. You rock!!! I will get to these this weekend, and I have a feeling my sanity will indeed be saved.

  17. 17
    Dr. S says:

    I have one, though I’m coming late to the game:

    How did you get to be so freakin’ awesome??!


    • 17.1
      thomas says:

      I think awesome may be overstating it, but whatever awesome I may have I blame on Barry Gunderson, the wonderful and amazing Wife, and Parliament-Funkadelic (Bootsy Collins has awesome to spare!!!).

      By the way, miss you. We totally need to Skype.

      • Dr. S says:

        I agree.

        Since I’m not travelling with the kids this weekend, and since I’m mostly over the cold that laid me out even before we got back from the first London trip last weekend, this weekend looks promising for me… can we try a pre-Market Skype date??

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