Hi there!! My name is Laurie.
Recent pic of Mom and I on a fabulous Quilting Cruise to Alaska. I Wanna go back!! I so enjoyed my Alaskan experience!!
Bring on the Holidays!!
Recently returned from a short vacation to Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL
— Love SWAPPING!!! WoooHoooo!
Usually I rate the day of swap receipt. Really love receiving your surprise!!
I can not stress enough that I have NO intention of flaking. If you have not received something PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know PRIOR to giving me a bad rating so I can mend it and send a resend if necessary or look up the tracking number if its a larger package. I mark “sent” when the swap is placed in my mailbox or dropped in the PO mailbox. The postmarked date may show a day or 2 later on the item due to this.
Love paper, paint, pencils, pens, textiles, yarn and COLOR! All colors. It’s taken a few years to become bored with ATC’s.
I adore unusual and odd themes along with landscapes, birds, kitties and big burly dogs (I have 2 Italian Mastiffs a rescue doggie and a rescue white cat).
I've focused on textile art for the past 10 years. Previous to the textile phase... I was into pencil drawing... previous to the pencil drawing phase I was into acrylic painting.
~NOW.... Mixed Media: Incorporating all the above phases.
I LOVE romance novels with a Steampunk/Otherworldly twist. Books on how to create with paper, yarn, fabric, paints, pencils and recycled items using thread, glue, wax, brads, staples, nails and duck tape. Love trying new things!!
Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, War of the Worlds (1953 version), and the Sound of Music are my most memorable movies from childhood.
I soooo enjoy movies, however have not seen many due to I'd rather be crafting. LOL!
Oh goodness....Ummmm..... Flea Market Flip, True Crime Shows, Quilting Arts, Long Lost Family, Dr. Pimple Popper, American Pickers, Mike Rowe (I meant Dirty Jobs), How It's Made, Hoarders (I feel like my studio is not so messy, after all), Tyler Henry Hollywood Medium, Triple D (Diners, Drive-in's and Dives) and Antiques Roadshow!
My Ipod has almost everything on it with the exception of Rap. OK, there are a couple Rap songs on there.... I stand corrected.
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Irish Punk Rock, Alternative, Country, Pop, Hawaiian, Jazz & Show Tunes...
I love to turn it on random and have a sweet mixture to create by.
I like postcards... a lot. I like them fresh and in an envie the best... so I can send to someone special later. Love beautiful scenery, animals (especially farm animals and domestic house pets) and people (famous or not) doing funny things, ELVIS, grave yards, tombs, museums, art, MAPS, architecture, industrial, historical, unusual and odd, nudes, antique written on and stamp dated, new, old, colorful, black and white, farm fresh (not a duplicate in my collection), beachy, Wild West, Grand Canyon, ELVIS, British Royals or other Royals, Illinois, Chicago, flowers, patriotic, states of USA, cities, feminist, pro-women, equality, inspiring, animals with clothes on, oceanic, steampunk... Swedish, Dutch, British (my grandparents were born in these three countries), all other countries.
I love the unusual, the funny, the creepy, the offensive, the poignant, the thought provoking, the respectful of other points of view, the odd and strangely creative..
I am a strong believer in Jesus and I love others of different faiths.
Behaviors I do NOT like are: Adults acting like babies, lying or fake-ness, jumping to (wrong!) conclusions, non-use of swap-bot etiquette (communication, communication, communication!), a half-baked job on the swap, the attitude that the world revolves around them, ungraciousness and ungratefulness . Enuf said... on to more positive information.
I like reading or hearing Life After Death stories
Antique Ephemera & Accordians
Boy Angels & Beachscapes & Bright Colors
Coffee - Black & Crochet & Chocolate - Dark
Dutch & Nitro Drag Racing
Elvis & Earthy
Farm Fresh & Cotton Fabrics
Grand Canyon & Electric Guitars
Hand Crafted & Honey Bees & History
Illinois - Cities, Parks and Farm Life
Junque & Jackalopes
Kindness & Knitting
Landscapes & Llamas & Licorice - Black
Mastiffs & Manatees & Museums
Nevada - Las Vegas & Narwhales
Octopi & Electric Organs
Pie & Postcards - Blank in an Envie
Quilts & Queen - Rock Band
Rhubarb & Royal Family - All
Swedish & Science & Steampunk
True Crime & Surprise Twists
Utah - Parks and Scenery
Whimsical & Wise
Yarn - Soft or Cotton
Zen - Peace & Harmony
Our youngest was a victim of the choking game the day before Halloween in 2010. David was only 13 years old. I have a memorial tattoo of him as of 8/25/11.
I MISS DAVID EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY We are two peas in a pod. Just alike in so many ways.
Half of my heart is gone forever. I know David is in Heaven waiting.... Jesus and His promises are getting me through this valley of grief. Thankful that I will see David in Heaven... someday.
My most difficult months are October (David’s angel day near end of month) and April (David’s birthday near middle of month). The days leading up to these events grow more sad and painful until that “anniversary” day is over... similar to a pimple that festers more each day and pops the morning after the event. Yes, it has been over 8 years and NO, I’ll not ever “get over it”. I continue to improve with living through “It”. Thankfully, As of 2017 DH and I are living joyously.
SPREAD THE WORD. SAVE A LIFE!
Signs Your Child Is Participating in the Choking Game
Marks or bruises on the neck.
Bloodshot eyes and headaches.
Wearing clothing that covers the neck, even in warm weather.
Confusion or disorientation after being alone for a period of time.
The presence of unusual items such as dog leashes, ropes, scarves, bungee cords, and belts.
My two older sons age 29 and 30 have flown the nest. We treasure their visits!! Home is our sweet haven. Just the 2 of us with 3 dogs and one kitty.
Hubby and I enjoy traveling out west and the beach. Before David's accident we would would rent a boat on Memorial Day. The whole family would go deep sea fishing. Haven't had the heart since David's death... at least we have visited Daytona Beach a few times. Someday we hope to continue the family tradition and take David's ashes with us.
Tragedy has changed us. All of us appreciate life and living it to the fullest. Life is too short not to follow your dreams. Every day holds promise. David was all about living this way.
BOY angels are my absolute fave. Girl angels are all over the place commercially (In the Bible the angels are mostly men). It takes a special effort to find or create BOY/MALE angels and I appreciate ALL your efforts.
Other than that: SW USA desert, hand drawn, Steampunk, vintage buttons, landscapes, flowers, anything oceanic, boy angels, mastiffs and poodles, kitty cats, Elvis, paper dolls, birds, dark chocolate, corny jokes and phrases, things that make me laugh or think of a new perspective or TWIST.... LOVE IT!
If you would like to include a little something extra ... I'm not opposed to receiving something with our trade, in fact I will feel that I've hit the jack pot!
My heritage is Swedish, Dutch, and British (Manchester, England). Anything from or about these places are of great interest to me.
I LOVE all things black licorice flavor!
Hopefully with the profile details I've included you will find something interesting in your stash.
PLEASE, DO NOT SEND a half-baked Artwork. Lack of attention to detail. Take time to color it up. Show you care. Give it your BEST work. I will not rate (at best give a 3 for) a half done piece and will gladly return it to the sender to complete or add back to their collection. Remember we are to send something we would want in our own collection!
List of Thankless Non-Raters:
The rating is the "thank you" for sending the swap.
Please don't forget to rate!!
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