UPDATED: October 23, 2019
I'm a mom in the middle of Iowa trying to keep the Muses from driving me crazy. I write, craft, and try to keep the inspiration flowing. I live with my husband and two rabbits.
I am part of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and enjoy history with a special focus on pre-1600's heraldry and crafts.
We like to play card and video games, go hiking, watch movies, make stuff, both hot water bath and pressure canning. I'm sure there are a load of other things I'm forgetting in here too.
Favorite crafts that I do:
Sewing felt stuffies, crochet, embroidery, tablet weaving, lampwork glass bead making, book binding, kumihimo, creating heraldry, drop spinning, cooking, and sewing.
Favorite crafts other people do/I will learn some day: Quilting, metalwork, print making.
Other crafts that I do: I do a lot of random stuff so I am always forgetting something on this list... amigurumi, sewing stuffed animals, jewelry making, cooking modern/vintage/medieval foods, drawn thread embroidery, etc, etc, etc. I like making stuff.
Anything by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman. I like humor and description. I also like Seanan McGuire, Jim Butcher, and Patricia Briggs.
I love fantasy and urban fantasy.
I was introduced to Spotify and have been all over the map in finding new music. I really like alt folk and alt blues music. I really like banjo covers of rock/pop/punk songs. I also enjoy songs about video games. I'm weird.
I also love podcasts: - History of Rome - Revolutions - King Falls AM - Magic Tavern - Lore - Noble Blood
I like to write novels and short stories. My fiction tends towards fantasy. I do like reading stuff with a darker edge or crazy humor and I enjoy writing the same. But I enjoy writing with a variety of styles and subjects.
Current projects: Trying to remind myself to write on a regular basis.
I am always trying to get myself organized. I have so many things going on that I often am afraid I'm going to forget something.
I use a bullet journal to try to keep my thoughts straight. I use Scrivener for my novel writing.
I keep meaning to use a fauxdori with moleskines for journals and art journals, but I never get around to using it.
I love quotes. Especially ones about writing, from books, song lyrics, and ones that are inspirational without hitting you over the head with it. I also like quirky messages / quotes - "The pirates are here to sack the village, would you like paper or plastic?"
Please, no religious quotes.
I prefer college ruled, graph, or blank paper/notebooks. I prefer 'half size' or 'quarter size' notebooks to full size ones - and yes, I know those aren't real terms. :)
Unless they are about Dudeism, Discordianism, or Pastafarianism, please don't send me religious things.
I write small most of the time and I haven't used wide ruled paper since elementary school, please don't send me wide ruled paper or notebooks.
I prefer 4x6 but 3x5 is just fine. I inherited my grandmother's old recipe cards and am enamored of handwritten index cards at the moment. If you have an old family recipe you would like to share, I would love to see it. We do like to can and we also have a pressure canner. Bonus points for recipes from before 1960.
Crochet / Yarn Swaps:
I crochet but I do not knit...yet. It's on my list of things to learn. I mostly do small projects like dish cloths, scarves/shawls, and amigurumi. I do not crochet sweaters, slippers, gloves, or blankets. One of these days I will have enough time to devote to an afghan, but today is not that day. I like wool/wool blends but I use acrylic for amigurumi. I use cotton for dish cloths and potholders. I do not like eyelash yarn.
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