Monday, October 04, 2010

October Stitching Bloggers Question

The last time that I got together with a couple of stitching friends, we discovered that we were all first born daughters.  I'm the oldest of five children.  Carol is the oldest of four, and Linda is the oldest of four.  Very interesting!

Even though we were all the the oldest daughters in our families, the other two ladies very casually - so as not to conjure up my trait of not responding well to being told what to do - mentioned that this might make a good Question of the Month.  So...


Where do you fall in the birth order of your family?  Do you think that birth order traits have had an effect on your choice of hobby and craft? How so?

16 comments:

  1. Oh boy. I am the firstborn. I am a bona fide off-the-chart introvert, a perfectionist, very creative and extremely independent. Did my birth order have an influence on my stitching (obsession)hobby? Yea, cuz stitching and painting is a very creative hobby that can be done by oneself. Making perfect little x's makes my perfectionist heart swell with pride. I love playing with color so it fuels my creativity.

    P.S. I am jealous that you are going on a girly stitchy weekend in Erie.

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  2. Huh. I'm a firstborn daughter, too. Introvert, yes -- not a perfectionist by any means, but there's a precision and a repetition about those x's that is very calming for me. (Frogging's a different issue.)

    And as a matter of fact, I don't respond well to being told what to do, either. Mules have nothing on me.

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  3. I am also a firstborn! My Mother is also and she is a former needlepointer, crazy quilter! I believe that most firstborns are creative . I am also jealous about your girly stitchy weekend. Take tonnes of pics this time!

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  4. Firstborn, yes. ONLY daughter though so can't judge on whether any non-existant sisters would stitch.

    Introvert, yes.

    Perfectionist of a sort (If I can't do it right the first time, I quit!) - so I had to LEARN to fudge in stitchery, because I NEVER get it right, ever. I seem to have counting issues!

    Solitary (not sure if this is the same as independent but I THINK it might be).

    I think stitchery is perfect for me (as is papercrafting, quilting, reading...) I don't do well in groups!

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  5. oh wow....
    I have heard Carol mention you & here I stumble, literally across your blog...then I read this post.....ummmm....first born, here as well!!!
    It is looking like yes, it is a first born thing!! Too funny!

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  6. Also a first born daughter! Two younger sisters. One has done a bit of cross stitch in the past. I have no idea what influence birth order had on my choice of a craft!

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  7. Sorry, last born daughter here. So I don't follow your theory at all. I don't think birth order affected what I chose in terms of crafts myself. My stitching friend is a middle daughter. Not sure about my other friends. Oh, and I'm an introvert for sure. :D

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  8. I think you have hit on something here. I am the firstborn of two daughters. My daughter stitches and she is the first born too. Only the one girl though.
    I am more introverted than I care to be, love solitude, and a frustrated perfectionist. I love seeing perfect little x's!

    Smiles - Denise

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  9. Pondered this one a bit more. Both my great-aunt (oldest girl) and my grandmother (her younger sister) were avid needleworkers. On the other side of my family, I don't think my grandmother did much knitting or needlework, if any, but her younger sister did.

    I like counted thread work, esp counted cross stitch. Allows me to create something beautiful without having to be able to draw, pick colours, etc myself. I am so not artistic!

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  10. I'm the firstborn of 2 daughters. Not sure what it means but I'm am totally an introvert. I'm the reader and the cross-stitcher.

    My sister is the mega crafter....glue, glitter, messy stuff....and she can't sit still for more than 15 minutes at a time. LOL

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  11. Not a firstborn, a fourth born. Only daughter, with 4 brothers! However, I think I do count as a firstborn because I was born 8 years after my next oldest brother. I am also a perfectionist and have been labeled a 'miss bossy knickers' so I guess that means that other people do what I tell them to do. I love stitching because it is possible to get those projects perfect, and I can do it all by myself!

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  12. I've posted my full answer over at http://pencilcrossings.blogspot.com/2010/10/birth-order.html. I'm the oldest and an extreme extrovert.

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  13. I'm a first-born also. I have 2 younger brothers. I have a large family and the only others who have stitched or have any interest in it are also first-born; my late grandma (an only child) and my aunt (first-born). My niece is very interested in my stitching and wants to give it a try, she's a first-born also. Coincidentally, those are the ONLY other first-born females in my family.

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  14. I'm an only daughter, second of four children. I don't know how that affects things. I refused to do Home Ec in school, instead took Wood Shop, because my mother wanted me to do Home Ec. I was always into books and reading and more introverted than my sports-playing brothers, though.

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  15. I am the first born as well but there are only a few of each traits I have lol.

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  16. I did it!!! I am a firstborn and extrovert, too. My full answer: http://cross-stitcher-anonymous.blogspot.com/

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