Canvas Conversations: Sheri Lambert

Sheri Lambert, born in northern California, grew up in a military family and had a nomadic childhood that lead to her love of travel. As a marketing executive, she has found herself in and out of airplanes conducting business on every continent. With over 25 years of experience in the marketing research industry, Sheri joined the Faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where she is an Professor of Practice in Marketing.

Her first foray into stitching, at the age of 16, was a canvas she cross-stitched for his sister. Quickly she moved into needlepoint and has been pointing every since. Years of needlepoint have gotten Sheri through raising three children (see photo above of her son sporting one of Sheri's needlepoint belt creations!) and running a global marketing firm.  She is proud to be the resident amateur photographer and “road trip planner” for @stitchphilly.

When traveling for pleasure, Sheri tends to stitch canvases (travel rounds and the like) of places that she is visiting while she is there (i.e., a Paris themed canvas when traveling in Paris). 

We sat down with Sheri and asked her 20 questions:

Favorite needlepoint projectCurrently working on Treglown Designs’ Garden of Eden canvas

On your needlepoint Wishlist. Sailor Valentine and a Lady Derby Blue Marble clutch (to match my recently stitched marble Stubbs loafers)

Dream stitching spot. Pool side in Tuscany

13 or 18 Mesh Canvas . 13 for large canvases. 18 only for small canvases… my eyes cannot do it any more ☺

Last book you read and liked. The People We Keep by Alison Larkin

Favorite flower. Wait, can I really only have one?  Hydrangea; peony and ranunculus

Guilty pleasure . Food: Popcorn (pretty much every night!); Purchases: china, and tableware; Activity: Travel

On your nightstand . Collection of vintage glass paperweights; stack of books (that I probably won’t read – LOL); silver frame of my three children; my cherished Maison Sajou mother-of-pearl needlepoint scissors

Currently listening to. Bacon Brothers; John Mayer and Dire Straits [and How I Built This with Guy Raz podcast]

Currently watching. Call My Agent [on Netflix]

 If there were more hours in the day I would. I would take Italian lessons

Favorite places to shop. Paris

Favorite Instagram follows. @collins_interiors; @nturenerdesign; @condenasttraveller

Can’t leave the house without. Cell Phone and bottle of water

Coffee or tea. Tea (English Breakfast or Blended Irish Black Tea)

Favorite holiday to celebrate. Thanksgiving 

Wardrobe staples. Jeans and a great black T; Cashmere wrap (for traveling); Canvas oversized bag; and my Chuck Taylors :-) (or any comfy tennis shoes)

Creative inspiration. Comes from Travel

Best piece of advice. Get moving and explore the world.

Life mantra. You cannot talk yourself out of something that you acted yourself into.  

Beach or Mountains. Beach (specifically, the beaches on Nantucket)

Fun Fact. Love, love, love to travel!  

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