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Date Joined: April 5, 2010
Last Online: October 19, 2012
Birthday: November 10, 1966
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I am trying to be more healthy so I have more energy to keep up with my 3 little boys (who never seem to run out of energy or mischief:). I still love to bake and cook but have tried to cut down on how much I eat. I have also found that when I make cookies I only bake 1/2 the recipe, then roll the rest into balls and fresh for next time. If its sitting around I will munch so this saves me from that plus I have cookies ready to bake in the freezer.

Favorite Television

Revenge, Grimm, NCIS LA, NCIS, private practice, grey's anatomy, once upon a time, and the big C. I watch alot of TLC & HGTV. I LOVE to watch the shows like House Hunters cause I like seeing what houses are like around the USA & other parts of the world.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting and felting with merino wool yarn, quilting (love rag quilting), tie dying anything, crocheting and sewing. I have been crocheting since I was 5 years old and knitting since I was 12 years old. I also love making felted bags and purses. I love good soft wool yarn or any yarn that isn't rough and fun prints or kids prints on flannel and cotton material. My husband says I could open a store with my wool and fabric but I love it & it helps keep me sane with these 3 very active little boys! I prefer bamboo knitting needles or crochet hooks as they are warm to the touch and this helps alot with the arthritis in my hands. The arthritis doesn't usually stop me from doing what I love, unless the pain & stiffness is really bad but I do pay for it the next day :)

About Me

My name is Trina. I meet the love of my life when I was 16 and we have been together ever since and can't imagine my life without him. We have three little boys ages 8, 5, and 4. We also have three daughters that are grown (22, 25 & 27) and one little grand-daughter that is 3 years old (she's nine months younger than my youngest son who is her uncle). My mom says I'm insane to have another family but it wasn't planned but there must be a reason God sent us 3 little boys (but I wouldn't change a thing).

I try to be as green as I can. We recycle, reuse rain water, shop thrift (grandpa called them boogy stores) and try to reduce our footprints as much as possible. I'm into herbal/natural remedies and natural things. We are meat eaters, though, but I do only buy meat from a local Amish meat store.

I am a RN who at the moment is a SAHM, at least until my boys are older. I hope one day to finish my master's to be a nurse-practitioner. I miss my job & college but my first priority is my sons & they won't be little for long.

I am the oldest of four and the only girl. My youngest brother just passed away in October 2009 from a blood infection (he was only 34) due to a shunt for kidney dialysis.

I am not girly-girl by any means. I don't wear makeup or do my hair, unless you count pulling it up into a ponytail or putting it up. I grow my hair long to donate to locks of love. I'm a jeans, sweats & t-shirt girl. Loose and comfy things for this fluffy girl!

I LOVE-LOVE chocolate! I am a tea drinker but do enjoy the occasional cappuchino. I enjoy cooking and baking from scratch. I collect recipes and cookbooks as I like to try new recipes on my family. I get bored cooking the same things over and over so I like to spice it up. Thankfully I have a family who enjoys a little spice!

Favorite colors are purple and red. But I do like anything that is bright and bold. I hate white (funny that I decided to be a nurse! LOL!)

I love playing in the dirt. There is something so calming about feeling the warm earth between your fingers and planting veggies & flowers. I love to can what I grow or buy in bulk from the farmers market or my Amish friends. I spend alot of time in the country among the Amish cause its so peaceful & calming (I'm hoping to move out of the city to the country soon).

We have 4 furry family members: 3 cats and 1 boxer (my daughter just gave us her year old boxer). My little poodle friend, Gretel, just passed away after giving me 16 1/2 years of loyal friendship:( Plus the many others I feed outside, stray cats, the little possum & the 2 big raccoons. I hope to move into the country soon so we can raise chickens to have eggs. This would also be easier than going to the country to by eggs every week. We just added another furry member as my 4 year old son, Tucker found a baby kitty hopping through the tall grass. She was sick with pink eyes and a cold plus half eaten by fleas. Its been 6 weeks and she is so much better now. I guess we will be keeping her as I can't seem to find her a home. So Miss Figaro cause Minnie mouse's cat is named Figaro, you know?! (she has 4 white paws and a black body) is my new baby. This seems to be the way we get our cats as 2 (Basil & Ginger, my daughter likes to cook) my daughter brought home from walks. One boy,Spongebob (can you believe 3 little boys named him?) was born outside but decided he wanted to live with us:).

We enjoy camping, riding bikes, long walks in the woods, swimming.

I am a Christian and feel that the power of prayer is a calming influence in my life and brings me a sense of peace after a crazy day with three little boys. With God all things are possible!

We bid on a foreclosed house in the country with 4 acres. The bank says the process takes awhile as they have alot of foreclosures and they get to it when the get to it. We were told it could take 6 months to a year cause its a foreclosed house so really, really praying the process goes faster than that. I don't really understand why the process is so slow, wouldn't you think they would move faster as they are losing money when they are empty?! Just my 2 cents!

Favorite Books

Authors Debbie Macomber, Jennifer Chiaverini, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, Joanne Fluke. Amish love stories, historical romances, mystery, cookbooks, knitting, crocheting, crafts, sewing, kid books. I really read just about anything. We are a family of book lovers! I like cooking magazines, natural healing, quilting, green stuff.


I LOVE sock swaps, even though I never wear them once I can start wearing my Birkenstocks (which means once most of the snow is gone). I wear a size 8 in US sizes and I wear a 38 in my Birkenstocks. I can't wear toe socks and I prefer short socks over knee high ones. I like anything that isn't plain.

I would like fabrics that have prints with realistic animals or fruits or veggies! I also like kid themed prints or flower prints and paisley prints. I don't buy myself alot of girly prints anymore cause the boys like all boy things.

Always have a need for good thread and different buttons and notecards.

Teas but not too crazy about green teas or mint flavored ones.

Love to share or receive recipes.

I love chocolate, especially with nuts in it. Can't go wrong with nuts & chocolate combined:)


KimberlyJDC rated for BOM STRIP-ITS 2012 April on May 27, 2012
Comment: I SOOO wish I could give you more than just 1 heart! The charm squares you sent me as a bonus are fantastic!! I love every single one of them. Thanks again and happy swapping!
1leemeadows rated for BOM STRIP-ITS 2012 April on May 22, 2012
Comment: Received your very special package today, can't go wrong on yellows and purples, thank you for the extras.
Comment: Love the different assortments of teas. Enjoyed heading about ur day. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Thanks for the sweet note and tea:)
bearnbabs rated for International Women's Day on Apr 3, 2012
Comment: Loved hearing about your family and life. I had 3 children, but helped raise my 4 grandsons....I lived on a faim at the time...it really helped. And thank you for the flowers..I just them purple conflowers,I will definitely add them to my garden. Good luck with your possible move We too have a Maple Festival we call the right of Spring...where we see the maple syrup made and then enjoy some buckwheat pancakes and fresh maple syrup....yummy. Have a wonderful Easter and hope your enjoying the Spring that we are having. Barbara /bearnbabs
harleygirl rated for How Does Your Garden Grow? on Mar 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great letter. I also have a son named Tucker. :) I really enjoyed reading about all that you've learned from your grandfather--that's really great that you have that now. We also are praying for a move, so I will pray for yours as well. Sounds like we both have the same exact dream. I'd love for you to keep me posted and let me know when that works out for you. Good luck and happy harvesting!
Comment: Thank you for the dishcloths and the tea. I"ve been wanting to try the licorice tea, now I can. I love licorice just didn't want to buy it then not drink it. Hope you have a great day.
ClumsyKisses rated for Sexy Sex Questions on Feb 26, 2012
kayler00 rated for Sexy Sex Questions on Feb 23, 2012
Comment: sorry about what happened to you when you were 15. i've gone through the same, but it didn't take my virginity. Haha I love Skinamax =P Some of the story lines are hilarious!!
Pashanista rated for Sexy Sex Questions on Feb 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for shareing. Sorry about the bad party incident.
Taateli rated for Sexy Sex Questions on Feb 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks, enjoyed your answers! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. I love the choice of material and the socks are so cute!
KraftyCrochet rated for USA sock swap! on Feb 10, 2012
Comment: I apologize if you felt I called you names. That was not my intention. Although I didn't appreciate your foul language in my email, I've decided that you did finally fulfill the swap req's and even sent extra to make up for it, which I appreciate. Even though it was a month late, I've decided not to be the "meanie" and ruin your good rating, because in fact you did email me eventually. I personally feel though if you seen where your pc had failed you, you could have asked to get a ride so you could have either dropped from the swap or PM'ed me then, so I could have had the heads up on what was going on. Thanks again. I love them.
Response: I have re-sent to make up for the lost in transient socks. I sent you the DC# so you should get them soon:) SORRY! I hope you like them cause I sent 3 pair instead of one to make up for all the confusion. I would appreciate that you wouldn't call me names both on my profile & in your messages as I would never do that to you. I am sorry that my computer crashed but as soon as it was fixed I sent you messages to which you never responded. I agree that flakers suck but I am not one as my profile attests to as I have even angeled swaps. I am sorry for using the word bull**** in my email but I do think that saying someone is a liar & a flaker is calling names. But hey its over & done with so its time to move on. Forgive & forget is my motto:) I hope you do like the fuzzy socks.
revy1 rated for USA sock swap! on Feb 9, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the re-send and contacting me about what was going on with the swap.
Response: I have re-sent to make up for the lost in transient socks. I sent you the DC# so you should get them soon:) SORRY!
Comment: wow!!! thanks for the nice things! Love the fabric! ,buttons and thread I will be wearing the socks when I quilt, knit ,crochet and read!! curled up with a cup of tea!!
Response: I am so glad you like the package. I LOVE the warm fuzzy socks in this cold weather. Nice warm socks, hot cup of tea & some sort of thread & its a perfect day:)
Comment: THank you for the lovely square.... I am so sorry for the super late rating....
rodwickl rated for Send 5 Christmas Cards on Dec 26, 2011
Comment: thank you
Slantedsunlight rated for Colourful socks on Dec 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute socks.They just arrived and were a wonderful start to Christmas :) Hope things are improvng for you and yours and that you have lovely holiday.
Comment: beautiful Card.
ladybug2 rated for Send 5 Christmas Cards on Dec 24, 2011

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RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens!

Saucyknits on Sep 7, 2011:

Themed Sewing swap Seasonal #1 is here

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2011:

Stopping by to say HI!! Thanks for being a Crafting Queen!

lotti02 on Jul 7, 2011:

Thank you so much for the lovely 'non-traditional granny squares', and for angelling the swap for me ... it was very much appreciated :)

dmarie on May 28, 2011:

Come check out my new sew a pouch swap

saintoflimes on May 22, 2011:

Because I can't rate you, I wanted to personally come to your page and say, "THANK YOU SO MUCH! for my tote and a note." :) I really appreciate the great bag (which I've already used) and the kind note. You are awesome, and I appreciate it. -Emily

BrandiAM on Mar 8, 2011:

Here's a link to the shamrock pattern: http://www.knitsbyrachel.com/page14.html

Enjoy! :)

RyeRye on Dec 23, 2010:

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from the 'Crafting Queens' group!


Ky on Oct 21, 2010:

I got your extra squares for the I Spy Swap today and they are wonderful! Thanks so much and the Holiday ones are great! I hope everyone is feeling better there soon!

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