Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: June 29, 2022
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 personality type has always come out as INFJ. I like to think that I'm unique haha. 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. I dream of moving 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, craft 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. Sadly, dad was diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer in September 2021. Fingers crossed that his treatment is successful, as although he's a pain in the backside sometimes, I love him dearly! 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've recently started making junk journals but don't really regard myself as a paper crafter.
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. Mum 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, Great British Bake Off 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, Regency, 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.
Nor rated by wishfulkelly for RM:Nauti(cal)-Envelope:Flat(ish) Themed items. This user hasn't been online since 26/02/19, but I'm leaving this here on the off-chance they come back and rate me.
Not rated by Nevermore for UK Happy Mail #7, despite me chasing up a rating.
Not rated by ainance for Junk Journal Round 5. This user hasn't been online since 21/06/21.
Not rated by Eel9585 for UKCA: E is for... ATC, and UKCA: Alice In Wonderland ATC. She also flaked on sending the Alice In Wonderland ATC, which I have Angel'd and I have removed her from the UKCA group as a result.
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 incomplete Cauda Equina Syndrome, 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. I am also struggling with osteoarthritis in both hands. Should probably be taken out back and shot lol.
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