Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 9:05 pm
www.swap-bot.com

Allylu

Allylu
Date Joined: July 23, 2019
Last Online: April 9, 2020
Birthday: March 13, 1954
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 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.

Favorite Music

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.

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Movies

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.

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."

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 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 & dislikes

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!

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.

Thanks for reading to the end of my profile! Happy Swapping!

Ratings

carrotkate rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #15 USA on Apr 8, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Loved the reference to Lord of the Rings. Wish you the best!
5
rating
Comment: thank you!
ToujoursMoi rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #2 on Apr 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so very much for your beautiful envelope and the extra note card. You picked so amazing things for me. Thank you!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice note!
ccmmsu rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #12 on Apr 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love this postcard! My daughter once left a book outside and it got rained on, so we had to buy it. It was a kid's cookbook with a cupcake on the cover. I may never forget the image of it sitting soaked on the back deck. lol
5
rating
Comment: Love the daisy card!
kasa rated for 2020 Reading Challenge Swap! April on Apr 3, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Sharen for sharing your neice's poetry . Yes you must be very proud of your niece for publishing this book . I have had some poetry published in a book but not my own book if that makes sense so good on her, Blessings, karen.
nanadiana rated for Nice Notes on Apr 3, 2020
5
rating
Comment: It was nice to get your friendly notecard. I really enjoyed reading about you and what you've been up too. Thank you!
Burger1girl rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #15 USA on Apr 1, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the friendly notecard! I love the stickers. I have 2 dogs and a cat, but the cat stays in her room she is also old and crachety.LOL
basykes rated for Nice Notes on Mar 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Nice note! Thanks. I will be writring.
5
rating
Comment: I was interesting reading about California Dreamin'. Thank you for the bookmark!
Catida rated for CL: What are you Reading? on Mar 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely book pile -card. I can see some I've read in the pile :D I hadn't heard of the Gilmore -book, I can believe it's good as audio book.
NRGordon rated for March into Reading Postcard Swap on Mar 25, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC. I have stacks of books like that... everywhere.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the bookmark. I am so glad we can travel vicariously though the mail!
5
rating
Comment: You stay safe, too! And happy swapping, your friend, Harley :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, love the pc. Happy Belated Birthday! I think your husbands gift was sweet and thoughtful. Everything here is shut down or take out in CA. Be safe.
Response: I went out for the first time today since March 15. I had to go to the dentist. it wasn't so bad, but still. Everything is shut down here, too. Take care.
saellys rated for International Letter Swap #2 on Mar 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely letter!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating!
mchesser12 rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #8 on Mar 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I live in a high pollen state. Going outside isn't too awesome right now.
Response: Glad you could enjoy the flowers. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Readergirl rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #9 on Mar 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Fun card! Thank you! I will look up those books.
Response: Oh good. Always great to get new recommendations, isn't it?
samsstuff rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 20 on Mar 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for passing along the cards!
Response: No worries. Thanks for the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 142 27 28
Completed Fives Threes Ones
153 190 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
12 113 28 0
View all

Comments

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..

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

Login to leave a comment now!