Date Joined: September 17, 2018
Last Online: January 2, 2019
Birthday: September 8
Hello, I am a law advisor (creative arts and technology), and business owner in tropical Queensland, Australia by day, avid crafter, quilter, maker, collector, foodie and Bookclub leader of 100+ by night. I like the dark and mysterious, in literature, and movies. My love of nature leads to natures leafy greens, colourful birds and flowers, Art Deco plush purples and passionate reds reflect my crafty style, and when I put the sewing down I mostly love quiet, tea and a good book surrounded by beautiful things... oh and sometimes, that tea is replaced by a good glass of red wine! (My swops are sent on time and photos/records kept but may take a week to get out of Australia to your country- I live remote north Australia, message me if any problems)
My taste in music is very broad, hip hop to opera depending on my mood but of course it must always be suitably loud...
I run a book club to challenge my own reading and that of the group, and we read all different kinds of literature. Recent favourites include Lincoln in the Bardo, The Hunger Games Saga and Wuthering Heights, which after avoiding for years I did enjoy in the end! I love a dark mystery and avoid historical romance, but will try anything that is on a prize short list. I guess I love literature 😁
Art movies mostly, Scandi- noir, and anything mysterious and thrilling. We have an annual film festival here (I live in north Queensland away from the big cities) and I go to all 12 movies in 4 days and enjoy most of them, I like to see different countries and cultures in movies.
I seem to be obsessed with British crime tv, Agatha Christie, Morse, Frost and Sherlock, all reminds me of my childhood home, when I read these stories equally obsessively. From a recent swap I remembered I’ve watched a lot of Dr Who, River is my idol, my doctor runs, is merciful and mighty.
Hand sewing and knitting were my first loves but this has grown into machine sewing and crochet, paper crafts, jewellery and making everything I can. I am slowly improving my quilting and enjoy to patchwork and applique with lovely scraps of material. I find a new piece of material or decoration can start a whole new project. I collect many things, make and cook preserves, and drinks, bread and fermenting, grow herbs, spices, orchids and roses and trying a new creative thing is a great thrill.
I smile at a new project, the anticipation, the planning, the choosing the colours, the materials, the style, Deco or Nouveau-and the joy of planning turns into making, trying not to stuff it up, learning and succeeding- just do not ask me how many UFO I have in my craft bag! Gifting is so much fun that I love to make a gift for others, and smile when I work out a new project.
I am a red wine, blue cheese and dark chocolate woman, who loves cinnamon and spice and all things nice...I like it less sweet, oranges and lemons, tang and sparkle, and something new and a taste adventure will always be dived into head first! Tea is a passion, trying fresh green, or aged pu'er and every perfumed tea in between. I love the ritual of food, coffee freshly brewed, a mango fresh from our tree, herbs from the garden. I love to try the new, and apart from being vegetarian and eating 10 veg and fruits a day, I am happy to embrace new experiences and try any foods or drinks.
*A surprise, something new, from your country *Tea (loose leaf preferred) and coffee *Dark Chocolate *sweets, fruity, minty, licorice love it all, and something you cannot get in Australia? *pez dispensers old and new *Pretty and sparkly things * Washi tape ( have my first roll this week, how am I only just finding out about this stuff!!) *Words-I love to read and write *Earrings (and beads to make jewellery) *Anything to do with books, reading and writing *Art Deco and Art Nouveau style *PURPLE my favourite colour *Red for passion and decoration. *birds and nature, the great outdoors. *Lovely materials/scraps for quiliting and applique
The best things about swops is sending some interesting things from Australia to lovely people overseas and getting a look at diverse people and things from around the world 😁🌟🌻