Date Joined: August 18, 2013
Last Online: February 10, 2019
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States
I am a child of a God and I consider myself to be a spiritual person. I am compassionate and loving, most of the time!
I am a "Jill of all trades" when it comes to crafting! I like to do many things but would not claim to be an expert in any of them. I craft for my pleasure and for gift giving.
I semi-retired on January 31, 2017 after working for 47 years mostly in the world of law and investments. I love being a mom to boys, four of them to be exact! College football is my favorite sport (Go Ducks!) but it gets lonely cheering by yourself now that the nest is empty and my best friend/hubby has passed away.
I love being a grandma and my Texas grand daughters have turned me into a Great Grandma!! I go by "GiGi Ali" to that little gang! 3 grandsons and a grand-daughter live in Colorado and 3 grand-daughters plus 5 greats are in Texas. Way too far to snuggle!
I can easily be considered a "chocoholic"! I have never tasted a dessert that I would ever call "too rich"! I also like teas, especially Chai, Lavender and all sorts of flavored cocoa and coffees.
I consider myself a collector of the "stuff". While I don't always have time to actually make a lot of the things that I love, I do have all or most of the " stuff" it takes to do so! Currently, I am into organizing the "stuff" so I am collecting all sorts of storage containers!
I love to travel, read, go "junking" and SHOP!
I recently became a Doterra wellness advocate. I am loving experimenting with essential oils! If you have favorite 'recipes', I would love to hear those!
Card making; Scrapbooking; Paper crafting; Rubber stamping; Machine embroidery; Sewing for the home, crafts and some clothing; Doll making; Quilting; Rock hounding; Jewelry making...you see what I mean? I used to do dried flower arrangements, candy making and tole painting but something had to give!
Themes that I prefer are: Asian, Dragonflies, Butterflies, Heritage, Steampunk, Floral, Landscape, Birds and Bird Houses, Friendship, Thank You, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Masculine & Inspirational Quotes.
I pretty much like all colors but my favorite colors are red, hot pink, purple/lavender and teal. I also use a lot of black in my paper crafting. And gold and silver!
I am hoping to finally get going on my lifelong plan of making soft sculpture baby dolls and am always on the lookout for cute, gently used baby shoes...sizes 0-2 and soft doll patterns.
I am in love with Stampin Up; dies for my Big Kick, double sided paper; anything Mary Englebreit; interesting buttons; old metal ephemera like watch gears, small pieces of stamped metal, old style orphaned jewelry, etc; adhesives of all kinds; rubber stamps; and embellishments (esp Jolee's, K & Co., & Tim Holtz)! Hmmm...what don't I like!? Oh there are a few...
Themes that I would rather NOT receive are: Satanic or "dark", Disney, Hello Kitty, Kawaii or similar cutsie/kiddie, anything using foul or offensive language, school or awards type stickers.
I like most genres but usually listen to country radio, blues and the Beatles! I love Sarah Brightman and I think that Stevie Ray Vaughn was the best guitarist who ever lived! The Voice is one of the only television programs that I regularly watch, aside from the evening news.
I come from a non-smoking household, am allergic to cigarette smoke and animal hairs (esp cats) so if possible, please try to take this into consideration when sending me your swaps. A quick pass over with a lint remover for hairs or airing outdoors a bit for smoke usually does the trick.
Also, I donate to several charities that send me plenty of their free notecards, greeting cards, address labels, notepads, stickers and other miscellaneous stuff, so I would prefer that you don't send me any of those freebie type items.
Being a sewer, I have LOTS of fabric scraps, embroidery thread and lace, so I really don't have a need for those items, either.
I pledge to send out my swaps promptly and I will rate quickly with the wonderful comments, hearts, etc that you deserve! I encourage people to give me helpful feedback to help me enjoy the whole Swap-bot experience!
If for some reason you do not receive my swap in a timely manner, please send me a message so we can figure this out. I have had a few issues with mail not being delivered. I value my good ratings.
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