Date Joined: July 11, 2015
Last Online: September 15, 2019
Birthday: August 9, 1957
Country: United States
I am a wife, a mum of 7 (5 daughters & 2 sons ranging in age from 41 yrs old - 21 yrs old .. all who were homeschooled), as well as a gramma of 13 ( 8 girls & 5 boys - ranging in age from 23 years -18 months).
I live in Western Pennsylvania about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.
I love to sew which is a good thing since it is what I do just about every day as I am a costumer with 2 local children's theaters/acting schools and I sew Early Frontier ( 1790 - 1840) reenactment clothing for a local company's inventory and orders.
Some of my kids and I also dress in costumes that we create and go to Renaissance festivals as often as we can. We've been going to the one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over 18 years and in the past few years have been to the St. Louis Ren Faire and the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio. My profile picture was taken at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
In the past few years, my 21 yr old daughter has been bitten by the Cosplay Comic Con bug. (Cosplay is when you dress as characters from books, movies and tv shows and go to conventions. We make her costumes together which has been a fun mother/daughter bonding time :) ) and last year my 25 yr old son joined in on the fun.
I am also an avid reader - mainly historical fiction and journals/diaries but I also love to read fantasy ( Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter etc). Some of my favorites are Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad series, S.K. Pellman’s Welsh Trilogy and Stephen Lawhead’s Robin Hood trilogy. Recently, I have joined a history mystery book club that meets once a month. The past two books we have read have been cozy mysteries.
My favorite season is the Fall but I also love winter especially when it snows at night. Its so magical.
I love the night sky. LOVE watching meteor showers and enjoying the Moon.
I love history - I love reading and learning about the Westward Expansion.
I am also the family genealogist.
I love maps and always have as far back as I can remember! :) I have maps hanging up in my house - okay so they are maps of Middle Earth, Narnia, and a whimsical map of Olde London :) Give me a book with a map in the front and I am in my glory!
I love writing and receiving letters & postcards .
I am a tea drinker and have started trying new flavors ( in bags - I haven't ventured over to the loose tea side yet!) but I must confess I am not crazy about Rooibos teas so please don't send any with that flavor .
I have an eclectic taste in music - it all depends on my mood. I listen to Loreena McKennitt, Blackmore's Night, Birdy, Helen Jane Long ( contemporary pianist), Secret Garden, Gaelic Storm, musicals and soundtracks. And sometimes I revisit the early 70's and listen to the groups I listened to in high school - Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Melanie.
TV shows: Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint, Cold Case , Downton Abbey, Firefly, Merlin (BBC), Robin Hood (BBC) and currently watching Legend of the Seeker with my 25 year old son :)
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