Date Joined: April 11, 2021
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: May 25
Country: United States
I see many people have this disclaimer, so I will add one too. Please let me know if you haven't received anything from me, or need me to send postage because I didn't put enough on. I want this to be fun for me and the people I swap with, I don't want to be a problem. Just contact me if I need to make something right.
I'm a retired mother of boy/girl twins and enjoy getting things in the mail. I live near the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia with my husband, although I grew up in New Jersey. I say I'm in exile here, I would go back if I could afford to do that.
In my previous NJ life, I got married in 1991, and worked as a chemical lab technician, a useful career in industrial NJ. I worked for Anheuser-Busch in their baker's yeast plant; and then for Union Carbide, after their disaster at Bhopal, in R&D wire and cable. I really liked that job, but my husband was very unhappy in his job and got a job offer in Virginia. I was seven months pregnant with twins at the time, and unlike NJ, VA is not known for its industrial livelihood, so besides raising children and a couple of part time jobs, I haven't worked in years.
I'm an avid needleworker, I do cross stitch, needlepoint and surface embroidery. I enjoy sending and receiving postcards, I like almost all types of cards, even boring ones. I'm a beginner at paper crafts, but since I've joined Swap-bot, I've been learning about many crafts and have dabbled in a few. I don't feel I'm especially artistic, but a good technician. I keep pushing myself to be better.
I read A LOT. I mostly like cozy mysteries, but have drifted into more hard core detective novels, and the occasional nonfiction nature book.
I look forward to meeting and swapping with everyone.
Food allergies: I don't have any life threatening allergies, but I avoid soy, dairy and peanut products.
Likes and dislikes: I'm interested in many things, and I'm a Gemini, so my likes can change in an instant. I'm really struggling with what to write here, I like lots of things.
A person can't go wrong with me if it involves black tea, anything to do with tea, interesting buildings, historical places, animals, gardens, sunrises and sunsets, nature, and funny sayings. I really don't want to discourage creativity, so remember these are guidelines, I'm interested in everything.
My current reads include authors who last name starts with G. Right now it's Susanna Gregory's medieval mysteries set in Cambridge, Veryl Ann Grace's spinning mysteries, and soon I will get back to Sarah Graves. Why the letter G, you ask? My sewing and reading chair is next to one of my many bookcases, and the letter G mysteries are right next to my chair. They keep calling me as I sit there, insisting I read them next. I'm cross stitching an Alice in Wonderland themed pattern, a fantasy castle and a new pattern of a fox in the woods.
I don't like cruelty, anything with graphic violence, or jokes making fun of something a person can't help like ethnicity or a birth defect.
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