Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Shaunterria Owens

I’m so happy to be featuring all these new contributors and learning more about their stitching habits, their favorite projects, and their interests overall. Today we’re getting to know Shaunterria.


~ Shaunterria ~

Shaunterria is active member of our blog hops and you’ll also find her hanging out in all your favorite places online…

Her blog:


Twitter: @shaunterria

Let’s go ahead and start the stitchy interview and get to know Shaunterria…

What’s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on?

My favorite type of cross stitch project to work on changes season by season. In the fall, ornaments and Christmas projects are tops for me. In the winter, I like working on large, fully stitched pieces. Springtime is all about smaller, brightly colored pieces, and the summer is a bit of everything. I have at least one of each of those types in my rotation now, so I can get a bit done year-round.

Do you have a favorite designer?

I do not have just one favorite designer, but my top three right now are Lizzie Kate (of course), Jane Wooster Scott through Heaven and Earth Designs, and Mill Hill. I have a lot more to add to this list, but these three are all over my wishlists.

How big is your stitching stash?

I have a baby stash right now – I don’t have the room to buy as much as I’d like but I am working on it πŸ™‚

How long have you been stitching? How did you learn?

I’ve been stitching for two years now, and I first learned by reading tutorials and watching videos on YouTube. I have also picked up a lot of great tips and tricks through cross stitch groups on Yahoo.

Do you have any β€œin real life friends” to share your stitching with in person, or maybe a local stitch-n-bitch with a local stitch group? Tell us about it so we can be jealous if you do πŸ˜‰

I belong to the SoCal Cross Stitchers group and we meet up once a month or so to stitch together. I would like to find some stitchers closer by to stitch with once a week, but I need to find a good location first…stitchers need to be comfortable!

What project finish are you most proud of?

VeryScaryMysterySampler-ShaunterriaThe project I am most proud of is one I am still working on right now, L*K’s Very Scary Mystery Sampler.

This is my first time stitching on linen and with overdyed threads, so it has been an exciting process for me.

Bonus question: Add anything you’d like to share here about stitching!

I still consider myself a newbie stitcher, so I look forward to learning more and sharing my journey with others who love the craft and the community πŸ™‚

Thank you for sharing your stitching and your enthusiasm with us here today, Shaunterria, we really appreciate it and we look forward to you upcoming blog posts here at Stitching the Night Away as a new contributing author. Welcome, and thank you again!

Everyone, please leave a welcome comment below and then take a moment to check out Shaunterria’s blog and Facebook to stop by and say hello. Happy Stitching!

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Cool interview. Like that linen piece she is working on, very nice!

  2. Great to know a little more about you Shaunterria!

  3. Great interview proud to already know you from our Yahoo groups. Your a great stitcher and a nice person.

  4. I wish I had a local group of stitchy friends! It is a sort of lost art and it just doesn’t seem people are stitching as much anymore.

  5. Hey, Shaunterria! Nice to learn more about you through this interview. See you around TSV.

  6. Great to get to know more about Shaunterria, as I see her post frequently in some of my Facebook groups and on my own blog. πŸ™‚

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