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Allylu

Allylu
Date Joined: July 23, 2019
Last Online: September 21, 2020
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

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.

Favorite Music

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.

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Movies

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.

Favorite Television

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.

Food/Drinks

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 & dislikes

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!

Dislikes:

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!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for forwarding the postcards for this swap! I like the postal stamp,
Rapsy rated for 2020 Reading Challenge Swap! September on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: I did love all those pioneer type books as a child as well. This one sounds really good, I'm happy you enjoyed it!
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Comment: I agree, libraries are a wonderful resource to us all. Thank you for the pc.
Murras01 rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 2 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Hi! Received the card. Thanks a lot & have a great day.
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Comment: Thank you for the Beowulf card and telling me all about your first library card.
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Comment: The book you read sounds great, and something that my book club would love, I am going to check it out for sure! Also, thank you for the bookmark :)
Eulegirl rated for LLU: book suggestion on Aug 29, 2020
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Comment: This sounds like an interesting book! I love YA novels!
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Comment: Thank you
Lucrezia rated for LSRUS PC Lovers Blind PC Swap on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcards. Really love the Edith Clarke one :)
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Comment: Your handwriting is just gorgeous! Lovely card.
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Comment: Thank you for your story. You are so Lucky to have a Librarian in your family! Aurora
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Comment: I hope it doesn't just keep bouncing back and forth between us! What are the odds? I do love this PC, though. Such a cool image. Thanks for the lovely note. Things are getter better here, thank goodness! Your quilt sounds gorgeous! I have never had the patience for quilting, although I love the. We are delaying in person classes here for the time being. As a former high school teacher, I can't imagine how this can be done safely. I hope we can look back on this whole thing soon!
ayahsantos rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
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Comment: thank you so much for the pcs
winterfallen rated for Random Question Swap #1 on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: neat card! i hope you're getting to spend lots of time with your grandbaby!
USAFwife rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #33 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card. :) I don't think I could leave my books in color order like that, rather than subject or author but - it's pretty to look at! :) Historical fiction is another favorite genre of mine, but I've read a few too many, I think. And mysteries are my very favorites! I haven't read The Downstairs Girl, but it sounds good! I hope you enjoy it. :)
gagirl828 rated for Random Question Swap #1 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Well, if I didn't have to sleep or get tired, I'd probably open an all night bakery/coffee house since I love to bake (it's why I'm round). I'd cross stitch more, read more, watch more tv. Learn how to do the stock market...I could find all sorts of things to do. Congrats on the new grand! Loved the question and answer.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
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Comment: Thank you. Passing this on, on next round. Have a great day.
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous cavern card!! :) Aww! Siblings ARE our best friends, aren't they!?!? I have older siblings to! My oldest sister is 22 years older than I am!! *GASP* lol Hugs and keep on keepin' On!!

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Comments

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!

Hugs,

Pam

cynaemon on Jun 24, 2020:

Hi, Sharen, I literally just finished reading 'The Midnight Fox' by Betsy Byars, and "Eve of the Emperor Penguin - Magic Tree House #41' by Mary Pope Osborne this afternoon. I loved 'The Midnight Fox' and highly recommend it. I am also reading 'Miss Pickerell Goes to the Moon', by Ellen MacGregor and Dara Pantell. I have always loved these books. Found this one at a Little Free Library recently, and decided to read it. And I am reading "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis. My favorite book in the Narnia series. I am only allowing myself to read a few pages a day of it, as I want to make it last most of the summer. I love to pretend like I am sailing along with the characters. I also like to eat what they eat in the book. It is such fun.

jessnewson98 on Jun 23, 2020:

LLU: Currently Reading Profile Comment

Hi hi Sharen!

I'm currently reading:

  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth. I'm really loving it at the moment. A bit slow with it because of assessments, but what I've read so far has been good. I love the visuals too.

  • Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli. I've not read much of this, only a chapter, but what I have read is really good! I'm just super into sporty ya stuff at the moment, which is funny because I have always lacked the coordination to be sporty.

  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Rereading this graphic novel again because it's stunning and I need more of Stevenson's works in my life.

...and there are a few others but I hope this will suffice for now.

Have a great day!

x jess (jessnewson98)

BlueberryLady on Mar 24, 2020:

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for you to Enjoy all Year long..

yvonne401 on Mar 4, 2020:

Hi Sharen! I sent out your Pennsylvania Swappers February WTA today along with a birthday card! I hope you like it. Please let me know when you receive. Thanks!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Kirkdebb on Feb 11, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

I enjoy many different pies, but my favorite has always been walnut pie. My mom and I would gather walnuts from my grandfather's tree and I would help to crack them. It is made the same as pecan pie, but uses walnuts instead of pecans.

banjobraids on Feb 8, 2020:

I am so hungry for pie after searching images! Thinking chocolate or coconut pie as those are my favs. pie pie

yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2020:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

grammypammy on Feb 2, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

Thanks for joining this swap!

Please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

BlueberryLady on Jan 19, 2020:

Welcome to Crazy for Cloths group. Hope you will enjoy joining our Swaps of Dishcloths either Crocheted or Knitted.. February 2020 Swap up now..

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