Date Joined: September 15, 2017
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Country: United States
I am a retired teacher, now working as a part-time youth services librarian in the local public library. I love it! I love to read - Adult murder mysteries and YA/Teen novels, especially. I'm not a lover of nonfiction.
I am an avid letterboxer.
I am a quilter. I love to make scrap quilts. I'm currently working on an English paper pieced grandmother's flower garden and I'm almost done! Also love crazy quilting. I gather 2.5-inch squares of fabric wherever I can. I love, collect, and make pincushions.
I also knit, crochet, mosaic, alter books, create ATCs and LTCs...I love to have my hands busy. I keep a blog of all my book and movie reviews.
I belong to Postcrossing and love to exchange and receive postcards.
I collect playing cards! I especially love the Queen of Diamonds and Jokers, but any and all with interesting pictures on the back (or front!) will make me happy!
I'm a mom of two, grandmother of four.
I lived, raised my family, and taught fifth grade on the coast of Maine for 30 years (my son and his family still live there), then LOVED the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona for the next fourteen years. I am now adjusting to the gorgeous green rolling farmlands of the Pennsylvania countryside (where I now live, 20-minutes away from my daughter and her family). LIFE IS GOOD.
Some of the motifs and themes that I enjoy:
Day of the Dead
Cemeteries, gravestones and the like (I love history and primary sources!)
Artwork that includes books and/or reading (not so much photos, but if unique and quirky I love 'em)
anything with old ladies (there are some great Finnish, Russian, and American artists that have so much fun with old ladies!)
penguins are pretty cool...
and jackalopes are pretty cool, too.
the artwork of Keith Haring and Wassily Kandinsky
cool doors and windows and unique/quirky houses
maps of countries and states
I'm not so fond of (sorry!):
(no) anything religious (please no Bible verses)
(no) "cute" - like kittens or puppies
I only drink Diet Coke and water, nothing hot, no tea or coffee,
I'll keep thinking and add to this as unexpected thoughts come into my brain. I LOVE it when this happens!!!
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