Date Joined: April 21, 2010
Last Online: May 23, 2020
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States
I'm a wife, mother, grandmother. I work half days from office/half days from home and care for a fully disabled husband.
I enjoy being at home, spending time with family,, drawing, painting, growing African violets, machine quilting, embroidery.
I collect snowmen, owls, small dolls and small stuffed animals, seashells, interesting jars or bottles, decorative tins. HD/HP or fabric ATCs. Love recycling the jars and tins for art supply storage!
I seem to unconsciously collect writing pens as well. I love a good writing pen and am a chronic list maker and planner so I always have a little notebook or journal in my purse just for that purpose.
My favorite color is blue, with green running a close second. Haven't met a color I didn't like though!
I do recycle things including mail packaging and regift those items I receive that I can't use.
Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite sketching. My work is 11x14 and under, including ATC's. I enjoy landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and florals
Journaling - from drawing/painting, personal thoughts, to do lists, stamping and collage goes in here.
Sewing and Quilting - also smaller projects such as lap quilts, wall hangings, mug rugs and the like. Have been especially in to fabric ATC's lately.
Embroidery (Prefer DMC thread) and love to incorporate seed beads into my work. Recently began learning ribbon embroidery.
If you are my partner and needing ideas, these are the things that I am always in need of and make me smile:
ATC watercolor blanks or plastic sleeves.
Writing pens/drawing pencils/color or watercolor pencils Anything to doodle with!
Small still life, floral or landscape pictures cut from magazines, postcards, etc to draw inspiration from when I can't think of anything to sketch or paint
Small notebooks/journals . Lined, plain or graph paper.
Cotton fabric scraps for quilting - 2 inch or larger) I am collecting 2", 2 1/2" and 5" quilting squares)
Love getting fabric scraps uncut in squares just as much. Small pieces of cotton fabric suitable for fussy cutting also appreciated for fabric ATC creations.
Scraps of velvety, satiny, or brocade fabric/blingy trim/lacy pieces etc -Small pieces you would normally throw away are awesome! This fabric can be used- like cut off discarded clothing - adds to the vintage look :-)
Small pieces of quilt batting or fusible interfacing.
Felt (wool or acrylic) used for applique or fabric ATC backing. So small pieces are fine
Ribbons, lace, ric rack, any type trims, flat charms, silk/paper flowers, iron ons. Anything to put on a fabric ATC so small scraps are gold to me.
Seed beads, sequins or other blingy things to sew on ATCs or wall hangings
Sewing needles, thimbles, threaders.
Buttons any size, style or color. Again, used is great!
Zippers - any size or color
DMC Embroidery floss
Fibers like fun yarn, twine, pretty threads
Embroidery hoops - any size
Small scissors for paper or thread
Small glass beads, especially love seed beads. Also beading thread, wire or needles.
Anything snowman, beach or owl related
Soft fuzzy socks
HD/HP or Fabric ATCs
Journaling wish lists: Quotes, tags, stamped images or words or die cuts, pieces of pretty scrapbook papers, stick on bling, hand made papers, pretty stickers, etc Rubber or acrylic stamps, stamp pads
Dark or nude theme items.
Various ATC swaps
Block of the month quilt
Just purchased an embroidery machine
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