Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: June 20, 2021
Birthday: March 26, 1964
Country: United Kingdom
Hi! My name is Lynda and I live in the north west of England with my partner, red tabby cat and a tarantula. I am not religious but if pushed would say I lean towards paganism/wicca. I am an Empath, which can be quite emotionally draining. My favourite colours are purples, pinks and aquamarine. I'm an Aries/chinese wood dragon. My favourite season is Spring. I love silver jewellery, especially earrings. I am mad about rats and have kept them as pets on and off for over 30 years. I have a thing for medieval style unicorns, and tigers. I love fantasy art, especially Anne Stokes. I do a lot of cake baking. I took early retirement from my job as an Executive Officer for the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2019. I love being by the sea and lived on the south coast for 22 years. Can't wait to move back to Plymouth. I'm not much of a drinker but like dry white wine and decent gin. I'm a full blown fresh ground coffee addict. I was widowed on 1st March 2015 but didn't find out he'd died until 16th June 2017, having separated in 2010 , which was strange to say the least. I am a member of several FB cross stitch and Zentangle groups and regularly take part in their monthly swaps. I have a significant number of tattoos, from my shins upwards, including a full sleeve, and 11 piercings. I'm on Postcrossing and Ravelry as Minxy1964. I lost my mum to lung and bone cancer on 24/02/20. Since then I've spent a lot of time cooking and shopping for dad, and generally helping him out. It is nigh on impossible to offend me, so don't worry on that front....
I knit and crochet. I cross stitch, embroider and hand sew. I make felt stuffies. I have made Dotee Dolls in the past. I draw and Zentangle. I make ATCs. I own a Gemini die cutter and a sewing machine ( and I am slightly terrified of both!!). I'm not really a paper crafter, but I will have a dabble....
I will listen to anything apart from opera. I'm a big fan of Amber Run, Skinny Living and Glass Caves. I don't mind a bit of folk music or blue grass occasionally. I am a sucker (still lol) for 80s music. It's an age thing hahaha.
I will read anything and everything! Give me an encyclopaedia and you won't see me for a week. I have a bit of a weakness for erotica. I have a Kindle Paperwhite which goes everywhere with me. M7m used to say "if toilet roll was printed, our Lynda would read it"......
I like documentaries, especially crime and history. I don't watch soaps. I don't watch many films as I have an annoying habit of falling asleep 20 minutes in. I love programmes like The Great British Sewing Bee, The Great Pottery Throwdown and Glow Up.
A - Z Of Likes
A - ATCs, Animals, Aquamarine and Amethyst (the colours and the gemstones), Art Nouveau, Alpacas, Aries, Australian Rugby League (go Eelies!!),
B - Bats, Buttons, Baking, Butterflies,
C - Cross Stitch, Crochet, Cats, Crystals, Coffee, Charms, Candles, Crafts in general,
D - Drawing, Dragons, Dotee Dolls, Dragonflies, Die Cutting,
E - Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Earrings, Erotica, Edwardian,
F - Felt crafts, Flowers, Ferrets,
G - Gorjuss Girls, Gothic, Glass Seed Beads, Goldfish, Gin,
H - Hares, Holly, Hello Kitty, History, Horses, Hearts, Hufflepuff,
I - Inchies,
J - Johanna Basford artwork, Junk Journals, Journal Embellishments, Jewellery,
K - Knitting, Karen Davis artwork, Koi,
L - Lilac, Lace,
M - Miffy, Milk Chocolate, Mice, Mermaids, Medieval,
N - Notebooks,
O - Owls,
P - Postcards, Purples, Pinks, Peacocks, Papercrafts, Pusheen, Pre Raphelite, Peonies, Pewter, Pine Martens,
Q - Quartz,
R - Reading, Rats, Ravens, Roses, Ribbons, Ravelry (I'm Minxy1964 on there),
S - Sewing, Stamping, Stuffies, Sapphire gemstone, Silver, Steam Punk, Springtime, Snowdrops, Stoats, Stained Glass,
T - Tattoos, Topaz gemstone, Teal (the colour), Twinchies, Tigers, Tudor period,
U - Unicorns (not cutesy ones),
V - Violet (the colour and the flower), Victorian,
W - Wolves, White Chocolate, Wicca, Weasels, Wotsits (bit of an addiction!),
X - X rays. Don't like them, but I've lost count of how many I've had over the years.....
Y - Yarn,
Z - Zentangles,
When making something for me, unless it is a profile based swap, please don't worry if your taste doesn't reflect mine. I am grateful to receive anything that you have taken the time and trouble to make for me!
I have a seven year old rescue cat (long haired Red Tabby) called Amber, a Chilean Rose Tarantula called Rosie and one elderly, nameless goldfish.
I will mark my swaps as sent once I have either put them in the Post Box or handed them over the Post Office counter. I always obtain proof of posting from the Post Office. I will not, however, send anything international by tracked mail due to the ridiculously high additional cost. I take and keep a photo of every swap before I post it. I am organised to the point of being anal, and most of my swaps are made in advance of allocation, unless profile based. If your swap doesn't arrive, please message me before rating. I am in the UK and international post can take up to six weeks, probably longer during the Covid pandemic.
Flaked on by BrookeTrout in Beginner's Handmade Fabric Heart. She told the host she would not be sending after looking at my profile and has not been online since 2.1.15. Rated 1 on 12.2.15. This was Angel'd by mustluvdoggies.
Not rated by amyjo for Beginner's Crafting: Handmade Fabric Heart. No contact and she hasn't been online since 12.1.14.
Not rated by Alicer for Team Darkness: Gargoyle ATC swap. No contact and she hasn't been online since 2.3.15.
Not rated by JP for CL: Book Quote#5. A replacement was sent on 4.4.15, along with proof of postage for the original which was sent on 26.2.15. Profile comment and pm enquiring about this have been removed or not replied to.
I had major reconstructive knee surgery on 5th August 2016 and have recently been diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis, a protruding disc at L4/5, and crowding of the Cauda Equina, which has already caused numbness in my left foot. I've also got ongoing issues with both rotator cuffs. My mobility isn't fantastic and doing too much of anything these days wipes me out. If anyone wants the gory details of a total knee replacement, that you don't get told beforehand, feel free to ask...
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