Date Joined: July 23, 2019
Last Online: April 9, 2020
Birthday: March 13, 1954
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 keeps me busy.
I also scrapbook sometimes and I have created some jewelry items, but not for a long time. I am planning to get back into scrapbooking because I have a granddaughter due in June, 2020. Also, I have recently started making greeting cards again. We had a class at our local library and it inspired me to start again.
I am also planning to try making ATCs. I have been watching You Tube videos about them and I really want to try it. I even signed up for a swap two months from now so I could have an incentive to create some.
I am a church musician - I play piano and organ. 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. My favorite classic books are "Les Miserables" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel". I like epic stories, historical fiction, fairy tale retellings, time travel, 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.
My husband and adult daughter and I are in the process of watching all 22 Marvel movies. We are really enjoying them!
I love to go to the cinema to see movies, but I don't get to do it very often.
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."
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 am trying to follow a low-carb diet; however, if you are sending me cookies, cakes or pie recipes, my family LOVES sweets and they can eat anything. Update: I lost 15 lbs. last year and my doctor says my A1C is stable! I am still trying to lose more weight this year, but I can eat candy again! - within reason, of course. Yay!
I eat chicken, turkey, pork, and ground meat, but I rarely cook steak or pot roast (although I eat Grandma's). I try to have one or two meatless meals a week. For lunch I have a GIANT salad and I don't eat breakfast. .I lost the 15 lbs. doing intermittent fasting which is why I don't eat breakfast.
I love chocolate. Yep, I do.
I like most teas. My favorites are Constant Comment, Plantation Mint, Orange and Spice, Salted Caramel, Apple & Cinnamon, Raspberry Zinger, but I will try most anything.
Likes: books scrapbook papers, decorative items bookish stickers, postcards, washi tape stickers with flowers, cute animals, quotes music stickers, postcards, washi tape interesting postcards even touristy ones items to use to make ATCs
I will most lkely love anything you send me. I love getting mail and I am so impressed by the crativity 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.
Thanks for reading to the end of my profile! Happy Swapping!
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