Featured Zibbeter - SueStitches
It was a beautiful week to make a “trip” to Stamford, Connecticut, not far from the Big Apple to interview Sue Viola, known as Sue Stitches on Zibbet.
Sue is not only talented, but also a generous and kind person. When you purchase a hat from Sue’s shop, one hat will be donated toHalos of Hope, a non-profit organization that donates hats to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Sue says that is her YBO/IDO promise (you buy one, I donate one).
Please enjoy the interview, leave Sue a comment, and then use the Share Tools so others can read it, too. Please spread the Zibbet Love!
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi , I’m Sue Viola, and am originally from a small town in Westchester County, New York. Currently, I reside in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, about 45 minutes from New York City. I’ve been creative since childhood and always loved art classes in school. I even dreamt of becoming a fashion designer when I was in high school.
Apart from being ‘creative’ what do you do?
I’m a big reader, everything from mysteries to biographies. I also love listening to music, especially when I’m creating and love finding new artists and genres on Pandora radio. I also enjoy old movies, especially Audrey Hepburn films, traveling and art museums. I’ve also become a bit of a “health freak” and have given up certain foods from my diet and also have been exercising more. I’ve also given up drinking coffee, and have noticed the benefits of doing that just after the first week.
What inspires you to do the kind of work you do?
Nature inspires me mostly. I love flowers, butterflies, ladybugs, rainbows and the ocean. Bright colored yarns are what I like working with most. They always bring a smile to my face and to my customers!
Do you look up to anyone? Who? Why?
I admire anyone who has had a dream and made it a reality by working hard and not giving up.
What other passions do you have in your life?
Designing my own crocheted items! I have listed a few of my own designs and patterns in my shop and hope to continue with that.
What do you like most about Zibbet?
What ‘new’ things would you like to see added to Zibbet?
Seller-curated treasuries on the front page, and also likes and views on individual items. It would be helpful to actually interact with a potential buyer.
How do you promote your work?
How would you recommend other Zibbeters make the most of Zibbet.com?
In the future I’d like to be…
The owner of my own “brick and mortar” craft shop, with walls of yarn, my own designs for sale, and classes in crocheting and knitting.