Date Joined: May 2, 2009
Last Online: April 23, 2019
Birthday: November 20
Country: United States
I grew up in MIami, Florida, and now that I'm living in the St. Louis area, I'm always missing the ocean. I am a Christian, a wife, a speech/language pathologist, a member of Toastmasters International and a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association. I have a Westie (dog), and too many activities and hobbies, including public speaking, various paper arts, exchanging mail art, flea markets and resale shops, reading, hot tea, decorating around the house and indoor gardening, cooking, walking/hiking especially when combined with letterboxing. I love meeting people from different countries, learning about their cultures, trying their food, etc.
Origami, stamp carving and rubber stamping, visual journals, mail art, ATCs, beaded jewelry. I'm starting to relearn tatting learn some decorative knotting, too.
Pop/rock of the 70s and 80's, "space music" (as in "Music from the Hearts of Space" radio program), smooth jazz, classical, and a little blue grass.
Merlin, Regenesis (Canadian SciFi), Star Trek and Star Gate series
I read a lot of non-fiction related to my various interests. Love Barbara Hodgeson's beautifully illustrated novels. If you like Nick Bantock, check her out!
Colors: turquoise/aqua/teal, sage and mossy greens, red
Tea - especially chai and black tea in teabags, with nice wrappers and/or tags.
Unique handmade items
Handicrafts from various cultures
World maps and globes
Fountain pens, pocket watches, compasses, and other anachronisms
Origami and origami paper
Pens of all types
Vintage or unique office supplies
Seashells and beach sand
Nautical things in general
Sand from lakes or deserts
Cool rocks and mineral samples
Tiny jars and bottles, little boxes
Touristy Postcards in general
Coffee, in any form
Anything that smells like smoke
Glitter (It looks pretty, but it gets all over.)
Anything crude or vulgar or racist
Kusmi Tea Tins (empty or full)
Ceramic Origami Crane Soy Sauce Jar
Vintage globes, any size
Tatting shuttles, thread, patterns, tatted lace
Anything from Star Trek The Original Series
Labeled sand or mineral (rock) samples from your state or country
Magnets from your city, state, country
Coins from your country
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