Date Joined: July 23, 2019
Last Online: January 25, 2021
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States
I enjoy crocheting, knitting, and sewing/quilting. What I like the best about doing these is creating items for charity or for my family.. I am making washcloths and slippers for The Pink Slipper Project who provides these items for women and children escaping domestic violence situations. I also participate in Project Linus who gives blankets to children from birth to age 18 who are suffering some kind of trauma. It is a great way to try out new techniques and still make something useful for someone. .
I also scrapbook sometimes and I have created some jewelry items, but not for a long time. I am making a scrapbook for my granddaughter's first year. She was born June 13,, 2020, and is as dear as can be. I also make greeting cards to send to my friends from swap-bot, #Litsylove, church, family and everyone. We had a class at our local library and it inspired me to start again and I am loving it.
I am a retired (since COVID) church musician - I play piano and organ. I haven't felt comfortable going back to church yet so I haven't played since March 2020. My taste in music is very eclectic. I reserve my judgment on a style of music or a specific selection until I have heard it. i love to hear and play with violins. They are my favorite.
I love to read. Presently, I belong to two book clubs, one is general and the other is a classic book club (although I haven't met with either since COVID) My favorite classic books are "Les Miserables" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel". I like epic stories, historical fiction, classics, fairy tale re-tellings, time travel romance, mystery, fantasy and occasionally a young adult book. My daughter is a children's/young adult librarian, so I get recommendations from her. I'm also working my way through all of the Nancy Drew books in our library, just for fun.
I don't read especially fast, but I can finish 3 or 4 books a month if it is a good month.
I like to do reading challenges, but only to challenge myself - I rarely sign-up for prizes or anything.
I have watched all 22 Marvel movies with my family. My favorite characters are Captain America, Thor, Spiderman, and the Black Panther.
I like romantic comedies, biographies or movies about events in history, movies based on books, period films, mysteries and Disney movies.
I watch television shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime and very seldom on TV. As a matter of fact, we recently gave up our cable TV service and went back to using an antenna. It works for us.
I like epic family dramas. I watched every episode of "McLeod's Daughters" on Amazon. It is set in Australia on a cattle ranch run by women. It was quite good. I also like "Heartland" that is set in Canada, "Derry Girls" set in Ireland, "Offspring" set in Australia, and "Cable Girls" set in Spain. I also like "Outlander", "Poldark", "When Calls the Heart", "Mozart in the Jungle", "Jane the Virgin", Victoria", "Northern Rescue","The Crown" and "Private Practice." I also just finished all 363 episodes of Grey's Anatomy in 77 days - it was epic! Now I'm on to Station 19.
Every once in a while I watch a series in a different language than English. I have watched "The Grand Hotel," "The Time Between", "Cable Girls," and "Velvet" in Spanish and "Seyit and Sula" in Turkish - with subtitles, of course.
I do intermittent fasting and I loosely follow a low-carb diet. If you are sending me cookies, cakes or pie recipes, my family LOVES sweets and they can eat anything. My A1C was stable last January, but I am still trying to lose weight so I can eat candy again - within reason, of course.
I eat chicken, turkey, pork, and ground meat, but I rarely cook steak or pot roast. I try to have one or two meatless meals a week. For lunch I usually have a GIANT salad.
I love chocolate. Yep, I do.
I like most teas. My favorites are Constant Comment, Plantation Mint, Orange and Spice, Salted Caramel, Pomegranate, Apple & Cinnamon, Raspberry Zinger, but I will try most anything.
Likes: books scrapbook papers bookish stickers, postcards or washi tape stickers with flowers, cute animals, quotes music stickers, postcards, washi tape interesting postcards even touristy ones
I will most likely love anything you send me. I love getting mail and I am so impressed by the creativity of folks on this site!
I don't want to receive anything involving nudity or with some sexual suggestion. I also dislike things that are dark and frightening. No horror items or anything that smells of smoke.
Thanks for reading to the end of my profile! Happy Swapping!
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