Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
** Due to recent personal issues and changes in my health I've decided to step away from SB for a while. I just don't have the time and energy to do the things I need to do and keep up with swaps. **
I enjoy a variety of hobbies; sewing, quilting, wool felt, gardening, dollhouse miniatures, travel, costuming and dance, as well as just generally noodling around with crafts. I have 2 indoor Maine Coon cats. They like soft catnip toys that crinkle or jingle that they can grab with paws or claws.
In addition I just received my Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set: a feral mother and her two kittens, last September. I have had them all neutered. We now have two more adult ferals, for a total of five that we care for outside.
I have two dollhouses in the works. One is a Greenleaf Pierce which is being furnished in a modern/current style. The other is a Greenleaf Harrison which I am doing in a mix of old European styles, medieval to Victorian.
Special notes about gift swaps: I have sensitive skin and have reactions/allergies to most cosmetics and skin creams. Please do not send face masks or lotions. I can wear lip balm and use bath products like soap,scented oils and bath fizzies.
Holiday foods: I enjoy peppermint, hot chocolate, gingerbread and marzipan. I prefer my tea plain and black. I cannot have coffee or peanuts.
Holiday cards: While I am not a religious person if God is part of your holiday then I am happy to receive a card with seasonally appropriate verse or quotes that have meaning to you.
Most Recently Finished Project:
This went to a local children's shelter.
This is the quilt I finished in December 2014. It is made from blocks that were part of the first swap I ever ran, back in 1995!
I have broad tastes in music, from new age to hard rock. I also enjoy reading a variety of books, from detective fiction, to romance, to sci-fi. My husband and I enjoy movies on a regular basis, I like action and suspense, but not horror movies. Recent tv shows I've watched include The Crown, Victoria, Grantchester, Father Brown, Dr Blake, Miss Fisher, Killjoys, Dr Who and Daredevil.
I like color but I'm not sure I have a favorite. I like blue/green/aqua/turquoise colors, and also gold/orange/peach colors especially if there is a yellow-green involved. Burgundy/eggplant/purple is another range I really enjoy.
For quilt fabric I am really into white, lights and neutrals right now. Grey, white, beige, etc in solids, tone on tone or very subtle prints. Boring background colors and low volume prints.
I like flowers. Love to look at them and smell them. I also do flower scents as perfume and candles. I try to grow flowers, but nature isn't always cooperative. Every spring I buy a rose bush and every winter it dies. I love zinnias, but the squirrels eat them to the ground.
My tea of choice is strong and black, like English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast. I'm also liking the new French Breakfast with Lavender. If it says "Ceylon" or "black" it is probably a good bet. I don't mind if the tea is loose or unwrapped, as long as it is clean and dry. I don't do herbal or flavored teas, except for Teavana Peach Tranquility loose leaf. I'm a chocolate snob. I much prefer a small square of very good dark chocolate (70-72%) to a large bar of something cheap. I dislike 'pumpkin spice' flavored anything. Please do not send peanut products.
I love candles, incense, soap, bath salts and oils in natural scents like pear, rose, lavender, orange, jasmine, honeysuckle, heather, evergreen and berries. I do not like food scents like cookies, pumpkin spice or vanilla.
Please, no facial cosmetics (allergies) or nail polish.
Postcards (if you're looking here for ideas): I'm partial to historic sites and natural wonders, museums, monuments, old buildings, houses, famous scenic locations like national parks, waterfalls, bridges or canyons. And cats. If it is "anything goes" feel free to send something you like and tell me why you like it.
I can always use mail and swap supplies like colored pens, stamps, stickers, tape, notecards, sticky notes, etc.
Please don't send kiddie stuff. I don't have young kids, or know any to pass it along to.
Art I like: I came here to share ideas and get inspiration from others. I like to think I am open minded and accepting of other's artistic expressions. I'm not going to force a long list of requirements on you if you want to make something for me. It's your art. However...
I like to keep it PG-13. I'm here for fun and entertainment. Please no violent imagery, vulgarity, tasteless nudity, sex, blood, gore, religious or political statements. I get enough of that in real life.
NOTE: I often use my husband's return address labels. For some reason he gets them free in the mail and I don't. Just in case you were wondering why there was a strange name on the envelope.
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