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AKTheresa

AKTheresa
Date Joined: November 23, 2016
Last Online: March 16, 2017
Birthday: February 2
Country: United States

About Me

I live in Alaska. My husband and I have a blended family, his, mine and ours. Most of our children are grown and out of the house. We have 6 grandchildren.

I am not one to mourn the loss of a celebrity. But I have been known to cry over the circumstance of a homeless person, a child, addict... I find human tragedy touches me far more.

I love repurposing. Be it used items or people. I love finding potential and maybe offering a spark. I don't believe anyone is a lost cause, some just aren't willing to do the work. I speak from personal experience.

I must confess to a love of hosting parties. I love inviting people over. I host Sunday dinners for family and friends all school year. I have a cookie decorating party for the kids. This year I even had the grands and friends over to makes pocket letters for their other grandmas. But my favorite are our Steampunk parties, the fancy dress, company, games. New Years is always a Murder. Soo much fun.

Favorite Music

My musical tastes are a bit all over. Currently I am enjoying Gin Wigmore, Abney Park, Caro Emerald, and Imelda May. I also enjoy classic big band and Christian music.

Favorite Movies

White Christmas is my favorite holiday movie.

Rambo is my favorite action hero.

When Harry Met Sally is my favorite rom-com

It Happened One Night is my fav classic b&w

Auntie Mame is fav classic color

Favorite Television

Currently I am binging on Agents of the SHIELD. But honestly waiting for new season of Jessica Jones to come out, some of the best written tv I have ever enjoyed.

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet, sew costumes. I am dabbling in learning paper crafts and have made some jewelry. I love the creative process and really enjoy gifting my items. I really like steampunk or 70's funk asthetic.

Other Passions

I love being over 40, I don't feel afraid as much. I have way more freedom to try new things and put myself out there.

I am part of an improv duo. I have also best cast in my first Shakespeare play ever. Very excited about this, cross one thing off my bucket list.

I really love vintage and steampunk. The texture combinations are so inspiring. Gears, lace, silk, muslin... I could go on and on. It is a huge embracing aesthetic. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is steampunk and full of color, so it isn't limited but Anything but ones own imagination.

But I also get excited about retro items. There is something fun about the graphics and lines of the 60&70's. The 30&40's gave femininity strength.

I like to make my own herbal remedies. I scour, harvest and dry my herbs. I order what cannot be harvested and drive my husband nuts with my concoctions. I also keep an array of essential oils on hand.

I love cooking and baking. Especially adding new flavors and the unexpected. This year all my cookies have been infused with tea. My chocolate cake has cayenne. I love this time of year, soup is the thing. And soup lends itself to so much experimentation.

I am very strong in my faith, and strive to live according to Christs teachings. The most important being to love without reservation or judgement. I have to admit I am still struggling with the "visit me in prison" but I am working on it.

Dislikes

Politics, both parties set my teeth on edge.

Hate speech. I am not tolerant of condemnation or judgement of people.

Artificial fruit drinks

Hello Kitty, anime, Sanrio.

Fandom, maybe not a dislike so much as I don't get it. I find it limiting, too many rules and structure. Maybe it is the rebel in me.

Wishlist

Handmade art

Little bits, notions, findings, lace, buttons, patches, gems. I like ephemera over stickers.

I love elephants

I admire Gandhi and MLK. I strive to learn from their examples.

Worn books and pages

Unique cookie cutters, cooking or baking tools

Spices, edible flowers, the more exotic the better

Spice teas, medicinal teas

Ratings

24Donna rated for Scripture Cards on May 5, 2017
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Comment: Sorry, I've never heard back from you😟
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Comment: No package and no communication ..
Wildchild rated for PPWAH: SOC Feb. on Mar 14, 2017
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Comment: It arrived today. I haven't had time to read it yet but am looking forward to it.
aprilivy rated for Weight Loss Journal - Feb 2017 USA on Mar 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal. I hope you enjoyed this swap :)
breethefrog rated for Winter Stuffed Journal on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Your book is beautiful. I have not read all of it yet, but I have really enjoyed what I did read. And I love all the texture you added. Thank you very much.
ImnotDorothy rated for JJJ: Magazine/Catalog Scraps on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you.
rngstgstll rated for HG: IWD Fiber Goddess on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Wow, what a beautiful goddess! I love the beautiful flowers and soft colors. Thank you.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Magazine/Catalog Scraps on Mar 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all of the images - I will use them in my collage and junk journals.
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Comment: I got the package! Yippee! Thank you very much! I love the purple hat & awesome job done it too! Thank you also, for the 2 note cards & crocheted bookmark. I love them too! And, enjoyed reading your note.That's fine about it not being black.Thank you again!
Xira rated for Alice in Wonderland swap ~ INT on Mar 3, 2017
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Comment: Oh wow Theresa, thank you! I love what you made me, it's so pretty! Thanks again and have a great weekend! Groetjes Barbara
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Comment: Oh my gosh - Where do I begin?! -- When I saw the washi on the back of your envie - I just loved it -and - tore it off to save it - and - When I opened the envelope - There was a sample of it ! Yay - Love it , and, the musical themed washi you sent - Oh my gosh - Love that ! And the note cards are fabulous - and - Super thanks for the adorable stickers . I love how you thought to put stickers in each note-card - so, when I opened them, I got greeted by a bunch of good stuff! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap. Happy day to you, all the way up there in exotic Alaska.
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Comment: Very fun, thanks. And yes, I agree with the notecard - I've been there, done that and bought the shoes :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard. I love it.
bbbhill6 rated for Notecard, Sticker, Washi Swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note cards and for everything else.
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Comment: Thank you! Love the cool cars!!
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Comment: Thank you Theresa, everything is super cute! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. I can't wait to use them all.
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Jenicat rated for Notecard, Sticker, Washi Swap (USA) on Feb 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies 💜

Rating Overview

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Comments

BlueberryLady on Feb 19, 2018:

Hey Sorry I missed Your Birthday. are you coming back to Swap-Bot?

starhiker on May 1, 2017:

Dropped from TSJ your rating is too low and 2 overdue swaps on dash.

tcornell on Apr 28, 2017:

Received no rating for the Weight Loss Journal swap. Left messages, no response.

TC on Apr 26, 2017:

Removed from Newbie Helpers.

Elyse on Apr 24, 2017:

I have rated you as 1 on the swap when you were my partner. Never received anything and you failed to communicate.

knitterofhats on Apr 23, 2017:

You have been removed from the Hell's Grannies group for flaking on a swap and not communicating.

AynE on Feb 10, 2017:

Where in Alaska? I spent 14 years in Kodiak and was one of AmookIslandCreation's "neighbors"

lou on Feb 1, 2017:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

AmookIslandCreations on Jan 12, 2017:

Welcome "Neighbor!" Hugs from Larsen Bay, Alaska, Sherry

BlueberryLady on Jan 8, 2017:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group ! ! ! !

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