Date Joined: January 19, 2015
Last Online: June 30, 2019
Country: United States
I've got a pile of hobbies: paper crafts, reading, writing, camping, knitting, Masterpiece Theater, tea, hiking, biking, cooking with fresh vegetables, history. Not in any particular order. smile. I do not like grading papers, but alas, that's what I do 10 months of the year. I DO enjoy seeing how much my students have grown by the end of the year, so it's worth it in the end. I have one dog, a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and a poodle) who is SUPPOSED to be no shedding. I am married to a wonderful man who can fix just about anything, and have two beautiful adult children who are really nice people.
Art museums, museums in general, old houses, farmer's markets, thrift shopping.
Good grief! There are so many: The Secret Life of Bees, The Help, children's books and young adult novels like Divergent and The Hunger Games. The Bible ( so many adventurous, interesting stories!), Lovely Bones, the Lady Julia Gray series, Dance of the White Dog, Still Alice, anything by or about Jane Austin.
Period dramas, add in somethIng fun like The Avengers, and smaller budget, independent movies to mix it up.
Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, The Great British Baking Show, Shetland.
I've been neglecting paper crafts lately and have been sewing lately: kitchen curtains, chair covers, pillows. I'm also the slowest of slow knitters in my knitting group!
Postcards: scenic countryside, art, vintage style, graphic lettering or design, buildings, anything from Europe
Postage stamps outside the U.S. Or unusual, unique U.S. Stamps
Anything related to nature, botanicals, vintage, historical, Medieval, dragons (think Lord of the Rings, Narnia), architecture, libraries, and books.
Colors: bright or deep colors over pastels.
Bookmarks, postcards, and notecards, especially if homemade!
Tea: Yes! I love to sample different types. Please avoid fruit teas, however, unless it's something really unique with a kick (peach and ginger, for example)
Washi tapes, stickers, labels are all lovely. No letter stickers please since I have a bunch that I'm trying to use up.
Business cards and/or brochures from art shows or independent yarn shops.