Hello everyone. I am married, a mom to three adult children, and grand-mom to six grandsons. I previously swapped on Yahoo Groups however those have been in decline for several years. I belong to a few FB pocket letter and altered art groups and have swapped there. I've tried to swap more in SB however I've grown tired of tea and coffee swaps. I've just made an IG account specifically for my crafting, so hopefully I can swap there.
I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and will hardly ever give someone a low rating unless you just completely flake out. I've purchased and sold enough online to realize that the postal service can and does hiccup sometimes.
I do not flake on people and I will always rate.
I'm looking forward to getting out of SB tea and coffee swap prison.
I'm pretty opened to all music.
I'm an 80s lady, so I always revert back to 80s pop and hair bands.
I also like music from the 60s, because my parents jammed to some of the best music of that time. Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Motown.
I also love country music, because well I'm a country gal. Old school country as well as the new stuff.
I really never grasped 90s music except I will listen to some Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morrisette, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains.
I am also opened to some of the newer alternative groups.
Basically if it's not screaming at me and has as a good beat, I am game. I really love music. I can go from Bach and Gregorian Chant, to metal banging Iron Maiden at the drop of a hat. Add a little bit of whining Hank Sr., Jennings, and Cash, and well that pretty much sums me up.
Some favorite groups:
AC/DC--Like old school with Bon Scott may he RIP. Favorite songs: Sin City, The Jack, Go Down.
Fleetwood Mac and their lady Stevie Nicks. Love me some Stevie.
Dave Matthews Band
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Kings of Leon
The High Kings
Appalachia Rising (listen quite a bit while creating/arting)
Some favorite singers:
Vonda Shepard (good creating tunes)
Mighty Sam McClain (listen to "When the Hurt is Over" and you'll become a fan too)
What can I say. I love books. I have my Kindle, but there is something about holding a book in your hand, flipping through its pages. While I do love fiction (no chick fiction please), I am currently working my way through the Western Canon and 1001 books to read before you die. I'm not sure that I will ever accomplish that. I tend to gravitate towards literature that increases my brain muscle.
I love the True Crime genre and I dearly love Detective Fiction.
I'm a short story and novella junkie. I usually read a gothic short story a day during the month of October to bring in the Halloween spirit.
I don't really watch a lot of movies. I would rather be reading or making something. Some of my favorite movies though are Shawshank Redemption, Beaches, Forrest Gump, Little Man Tate, Dead Man Walking. I usually gravitate towards the drama genre.
I am also a seasonal viewer of movies during the holiday season. I love the countdown to Halloween movies, and I really love the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.
I also like
I don't really watch a lot of TV, but I did love the Sopranos, Bones, SOA, Downton Abbey, and the GIlmore Girls.
I have a membership to both Amazon Prime and Netflix. I'm catching up on some series when I have time.
I'm currently catching up on American Horror Story and Call the Midwife.
I love anything to do with repurposing items into something new. I love to paint, tear apart, etc.
Papercrafts hold my interest as well. I don't really scrapbook. however I use all of the supplies to make cards, altered art, collage, junk journals, ATCs. I love to die cut using either my Silhouette Cameo, or Big Shot Plus dies.
Woodcrafts, nothing more pleasing than using your power tools to make a knock off table, shelf, etc. I like the smell of saw dust :)
I knit and crochet. I can sew somewhat, but I don't consider myself a seamstress. I'm working on increasing my sewing skills. I want to sew clothing from a pattern.
I consider gardening a craft. I love to design a new garden space.
I also make homemade soaps, toiletries, and perfumes.
Decorating for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Autumn.
Baking confections. Trying out a new recipe.
Scrapbook paper and embellishments
Blank greeting cards
Catholic icons, art, and spirituality
Ribbons and trim
Hens and roosters (I currently have 9 hens and 3 ducks, they are the new family pets)
Shabby chick, industrial farmhouse, vintage
Blues and greens, the colors of fall aren't too bad either.
Tea- I like both herbal and nonherbal. My favorite non herbal is English breakfast. I'm also a huge fan of bergamot. I like teas that have cinnamon and other spicy notes. My favorite nighttime tea is a blend of peppermint and lavender. If anyone would ever like to swap loose tea I could make you a herbal blend with some of the herbs I grow and harvest each growing season.
Coffee- Please do not send me decaf. I don't understand the concept and to me it tastes horribly flat. I'm opened to most flavored coffees. I trust your choices.
Chocolate, the more the merrier except anything with the coconut meat. I'm allergic to the actual coconut meat. Anything with coconut oil is ok. My body is weird like that I guess. I also do not like maple flavored chocolates.
Playing cards and game pieces
Journaling and planner supplies (pens, markers, stickers, disc-bound discs, bookmarks, paper clips, rubber stamps, ink pads, dividers, dashboards)
Postage stamps and postcards
Eclectic fibers, hand dyed fibers, non synthetic fibers.
Art supplies, acrylics, alcohol inks, rubber stamps, etc.
Dried herbs, lavender and mints are my favorites.
Kiddie stickers or teacher stickers.
Anything sugar-free. I can't stand the chemical aftertaste.
Do not send anything related to politics or social movements. I'm exhausted by it all.
Catholic items are all OK, but please do not send other religious or occult items.
I will add to this as I begin swapping again.
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