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mandylou

mandylou
Date Joined: June 15, 2007
Last Online: February 8, 2014
Birthday: May 19, 1977
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 34 yo homemaker to 4 very active children, ages, 13(girl), 11(boy), 7(girl) and 2(girl). My DH and I have been married 14 years. (Oct 25th.) I spin, create my own fiber blends, knit and crochet and most recently, trying my hand at ATC's and zentangles! I love the outdoors and gardening, though I have very little property around our home to do so. This spring and summer I will be turning our tiny backyard into a garden!! I love animals too...used to raise angora rabbits and have ALWAYS wanted a horse....now that I'm spinning and working with fibers, I would LOVE to have a small flock of sheep as well as a few alpacas. We have three kitties, Gracie, her daughter, Angel, and Angel's half-sister, Poppy, who was born with 3 legs.

Favorite Crafts

My absolute favorite craft is spinning. I love almost all fibers, except most longwools, cotton, course mohair and hemp. They just don't do anything for me! I ADORE angora, silk(not by itself, but in a blend), bamboo, alpaca and any fine wool.

As for colors...I'm up for just about anything!! I LOVE rainbow dyed wools... If you could see my stash, you would see a rainbow and then some. I also love natural colors, especially grays and oatmeal/light browns. ANd of course, I love white so I can dye it any color I choose!

I'm an advanced beginner knitter(self-taught). I love to knit scarves, mittens; mostly small items that don't take a long time. ;) I like to knit with handspun yarns best. But if it's a pretty yarn, I will use it!

I also like to crochet in between the knitting and spinning, but not as much as I used to...I think I have a little arthritis kicking in, so too much crocheting makes my hands hurt...a LOT.

Favorite Music

I like a nice mixture of music....Christian(Rebecca St. James, Delirious, Third Day, etc...), Nickel Creek, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars and lots of Country. I love to sing while I'm washing the dishes and cleaning....makes it more enjoyable and it goes by faster!!

Favorite Books

I love reading Love Inspired or Steeple Hill romance novels...just clean, short stories that make you smile! I also love Stephen Lawhead novels...wonderful author...but my husband has all of those!!! I often like mysteries...too...really any novels that aren't raunchy.

Favorite Movies

Oh, where do I start here!!?? My husband and I love to watch movies together! My favorite movie of all time is Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley. I could watch it every day and never grow weary of it!! I love all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, anything with Mandy Moore, Kate & Leopold, Hidalgo, King Kong(newest), Count of Monte Cristo, P.S. I Love You. You get the idea! I won't watch anything that has to do with horror or an overabundance of swearing!

Favorite Television

During the winter, my husband and I have a few series we keep up on, but in the summer, there's just too much to do, so the TV is usually off during the day, except for a few cartoons for the kids here and there. Then if we're not too tired, my husband and I like to watch a movie from our collection or borrow from our neighbor's collection. My favorite series are Lost, Grey's Anatomy, House, all of the CSI's, Bones, Extreme Home Makeover, Chuck, Dollhouse, Castle and Heroes. We watched almost all of Jericho on Netflix and I'm about halfway through watching Roswell on there as well. Love it! If we had cable, I would be watching Home & Garden channel often, as well as the Discovery channel...oh and probably Animal Planet too!

Food/Drinks

I am not a picky person when it comes to the items my partner sends. I am really starting to enjoy teas of all flavors, LOVE hot chocolate and am starting to like coffee, but don't have a coffeemaker yet.

I LOVE GUMMI candies...especially the sour ones!!

***For any chocolate swaps: I will eat just about anything that has chocolate in it! Plus any add-ins are fine..like nuts and other flavors, like orange and raspberry. I am VERY easy to please when it comes to chocolate! :) ***

For other swaps...my only request is that there be nothing to do with Halloween or anything pagan.

odds n ends

I love candles and candle holders. The only scent I do not like is melon/cantaloupe! When I was pregnant with my 2nd child, this scent made me very nauseous and still does!!

Handmade greeting cards are awesome too!

Oh...and I love pretty angel/woman figurines, hair ties and bobby pin type clips for my hair.

Gardening items are a plus...I have a very small property and I'm trying to fill it up with flowerbeds! So seeds, bulbs and cute resin animals are always welcome.

I love anything with flowers(especially sunflowers, cosmos and daisies), cute bugs, butterflies, bunnies, horses...OH...and sheep.

Colors

I really do love all colors, buy I LOVE yellow. Pinks of any shade too. Lime green and turquoise are amazing. :) I'm not a picky person....that should make it a little easier for my swap partners!

Ratings

fatheadzo rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: A on May 11, 2012
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Comment: Wow! thanks for the zentangle even though it's a little late! I had already forgotten about it actually:D
rubyrose rated for ATCs for the Kiddos: Be Creative #1 on Apr 18, 2012
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Comment: Wow, please thank Cara so much for the amazing kawaii ATCs of all our favorite characters! What a lovely surprise! The girls were thrilled and loved the stickers too!!
pandakitty rated for Sea Creatures # 4: Dolphins on Apr 9, 2012
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Comment: thank you so much for the darling ATC. I do adore it!
Jan rated for Animals a-z: O on Mar 26, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extra bits. I love colourful birds. :)
justj rated for ATC: Color Me...PINK on Mar 26, 2012
5
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Comment: Your card was wonderful! Loved it! HUGS
Faun00 rated for How to Train your Dragon-Toothless on Mar 20, 2012
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Comment: The boys got their cards today and loved them, we have been doing Zentangles alot so they really enjoyed them. Thank you.
Salome rated for Zentangled Names Series # 1 on Mar 16, 2012
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Comment: Thanks, I love it - I will wear it on my next camp! :) (For first few days we all wear our name written somewhere, so we can remember all people there; and this will be perfect.) Thanks for the papers too.
Wenturner71 rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: F on Mar 11, 2012
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Comment: Beautiful Zentangle ATC! Thanks!
Marsha907 rated for Animals a-z: N on Mar 10, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. Very nice work. I'm hoping to see a robin soon with our nice spring like weather. Enjoy the day.
ktdragonfly rated for Color Me...Blue on Mar 6, 2012
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Comment: Hi thanks for the ATC!
diana62167 rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: F on Mar 3, 2012
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Comment: I loved my ATC from you and the color was wonderful. What did you use for pens I loved how you colored it and the black did not bleed? Great pics for the F patterns. Thank you so much!!!!! =] Diana
ransom rated for ATC Flower Series #4 - Sunflowers on Feb 29, 2012
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Comment: Wow!!!! The details and beauty you placed on your ATC is incredible. This is so stunning. I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for putting such effort into this. I also thank you dearly for the special surprises. You are so sweet and have wonderful talent. :-)
bmyers08 rated for Zentangled Flower Series #8: Tulip on Feb 28, 2012
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Comment: loved Loved LOVED this ATC thanks so much!
emmel rated for Hand Drawn/Painted Whale ATC on Feb 27, 2012
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Comment: Hi Amanda, thankyou for the lovely whale (he smiles:-) and for the extras I especial like the violets
Suzanne69 rated for ATC Flower Series #3: Violets on Feb 24, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful violet ATC, and all the nice extras. How thoughtful. Using a nice new stamp on the envelope was great too. Thank you. Have a great day.
MrSchiEvous rated for ATC Flower Series #1: Daisies on Feb 22, 2012
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RWB411 rated for Animals a-z: L on Feb 20, 2012
5
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Comment: cute! thank you!! :-)
Gabrielle rated for ATC Flower Series #3: Violets on Feb 18, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC and the extras. Happy swapping!
user6456 rated for ATC Flower Series #2: Lilies on Feb 15, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you for the atc. it is always so much fun to get swapbot mail.
JBolech rated for Animals a-z: K on Feb 14, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

moongypsy on Dec 1, 2011:

Welcome to the Animal a-z: H Swap! So glad to have you returning to the swap!!

SecretSheep on Jul 27, 2009:

Hi. I'd like to invite you to join my Sheep Swap for spinners and felters, knitters and crocheters.

browniemommie2005 on Mar 23, 2009:

Hi -

I sent you the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better swap on 03/10/09 - could you please check your spam folder and rate me. If you did not receive it - I will gladly resend.

Thanks, :0)

browniemommie2005 on Mar 23, 2009:

Hi -

I sent you the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better swap on 03/10/09 - could you please check your spam folder and rate me. If you did not receive it - I will gladly resend.

Thanks, :0)

browniemommie2005 on Mar 23, 2009:

Hi -

I sent you the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better swap on 03/10/09 - could you please check your spam folder and rate me. If you did not receive it - I will gladly resend.

Thanks, :0)

browniemommie2005 on Mar 16, 2009:

Hi -

I sent you the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better swap on 03/10/09 - could you please check your spam folder and rate me. If you did not receive it - I will gladly resend.

Thanks, :0)

Purrsnickety on Mar 7, 2009:

Hi! I just sent you an email for the 30 Questions Email Swap - Getting to Know You Better. Please let me know if it didn't go through. Thanks!

CraftySenorita on Feb 23, 2009:

Hello, You are invited to join my swap if you like! ~Tonya

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/31586

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