Bonnie Ferguson of Fishsticks Designs: Designer Interview

What is your favorite color?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
“Well, I could really stand to lose about 15 pounds, but that would probably require eating far less chocolate.”

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“um .... (Really, I did a radio interview a few months ago, and I'm pretty sure that I said "um" at least 3,182 times in 30 minutes.)"

Bonnie Ferguson of Fishsticks Designs: Designer Interview
My favorite photo of myself: I love this picture of me! (I'm the one all the way to your right. Clockwise around from me are my oldest daughter, my youngest daughter, my oldest son and my oldest daughter's best friend.) It's a ridiculously washed-out and grainy Instagram/iPhone selfie that my oldest daughter snapped when we were in the car a few months ago, but it was a happy day because all of my kids were in town, and we were on our way to watch my teenage son's performance in Les Mis. I think the joy of that day reflects in my face!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

What talent would you most like to have?
“I would love to be able to play the guitar or piano!"

Bonnie Ferguson of Fishsticks Designs: Designer Interview My favorite thing I made myself: I simply adore sewing practical, wearable items for my little ones, and I think these pictures really reflect that! Before a weekend trip to Disney a few weeks ago, I made these outfits for my two youngest boys and my granddaughter, and they LOVED them. We got so many compliments on them while we were hanging out at the Magic Kingdom. I think my kids enjoyed being able to say, "My mommy (or GiGi) made it!" as much as I enjoyed hearing them say it. What's even better, though, is that these are clothes they can wear everyday, and they totally do!

Where would you like to live?
“I love living in Florida, but if I had the chance to move to a small town in North Carolina, I would totally jump at it!”

What is your favorite occupation?
“I love doing what I do now because it allows me to express my creativity, make a living and still get to be home with my children - I can't imagine doing anything else! Before I was a mom, though, I always dreamed of being a radio DJ! (I'd have to work on the "um"s!).”

What do you most value in your friends?
“I so appreciate having friends who accept me for who I am, but are willing to tell me in a loving way when I'm wrong.”

Bonnie Ferguson of Fishsticks Designs: Designer Interview My most treasured possessions: My beautiful children are my most treasured "possession". My two oldest are all grown up now, and it's so hard not having them right here with me! Of course, they're not really my possessions, even if I like to think they are. I am incredibly blessed to be their mom, though!

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
“Kim Possible! I always wanted to be her. She's a cheerleader, and she saves the world. What more could you ask?"

What are your favorite motto?
"Maybe because I'm in my 40s now, one of my favorite quotes is this one from CS Lewis, "You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 139:5. It's the perfect sewing verse! "You hem me in, behind and before ...""

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