Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: March 26, 1964
Country: United Kingdom
I love knitting and crochet. I draw and I Zentangle. I cross stitch and can embroider. I've dabbled in making matchboxes and pocket letters. I am slightly obsessed with making felt stuffies. I've yet to get into full blown card making, but never say never....
I will read anything and everything! Give me an encyclopaedia and you won't see me for a week. My favourite authors are too many to mention. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and it goes everywhere with me.
I will listen to anything apart from opera. Being a bit of a biker chick I do listen to a lot of rock music.I am a big fan (still lol) of 80s stuff.
I don't watch soaps. I like documentaries, especially crime, animals and history. I don't watch many films as I have a habit of falling asleep after the first 20 minutes....
I have a Chilean Rose Tarantula called Rosie, a six year old rescue cat (long haired Red Tabby) called Amber, and one elderly goldfish.
Glass seed beads
Purples and Pinks
Fresh ground coffee/coffee beans
My Little Pony
Anne Stokes artwork
Anything religion based
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 am not religious but lean towards paganism/wicca. My favourite colours are purples, pinks and aquamarine. I'm an Aries/chinese wood dragon. I love 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 unicorns and tigers. I love fantasy art, especially Anne Stokes. I can drive, but don't enjoy it! 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. Not much of a drinker but like dry white wine and gin. I was widowed on 1st March 2015 but didn't find out he'd died until 16th June 2017! I live with my partner. I am a member of several fb cross stitch and Zentangle groups and regularly take part in their monthly swaps. I have 13 tattoos and 11 piercings. I am on Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest as Lynda Kirkpatrick and I also have a Facebook page called Lynda's Craft Stuff. I'm on Postcrossing as Minxy1964. It is nigh on impossible to offend me, so don't worry on that front....
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, so all 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.
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 am easing myself back into swapping after having had major reconstructive knee surgery on 5th August 2016. My mobility isn't fantastic and it's a bit of a walk to the Post Office, so although I am back participating, it won't be to the extent I did pre op. 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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