Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: October 20, 2011
Birthday: January 14, 1969
Country: United States
I am a forty year old married mother of one. My daughter is 20 years old, and a full time college student who lives with her boyfriend a little more than two hours away. My husband and I are now empty nesters. Fun, fun, fun!!! I suffered a rather serious back injury years ago and am physically disabled. I am only able to work a few hours a week as a cashier at a local liquor store. Ergo I find myself with a lot of free time on my hands, I have always enjoyed doing a variety of crafts having been raised by my grandparents who both enjoyed making things with thier hands. I was taught from a young age the true value of handmade items. I love the whole process of crafting, from designing a project right through to its completetion. To me there is no greater gift than to give or receive a handmade item. To know that someone took the time and effort to create something for you is a sign of their of both thier love and respect.
I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, but I particularly like songs that tell a story. Country music is primarily what I listen to but I also enjoy a lot of the classics. From easy listening to classic rock, with a bit of classical and broadway show tunes thrown in for good measure, A few of my favorite artists include Litttle Big Town, Gary Allen, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. I will listen to just about anything as long as I can understand the lyrics and it doesn't give me a headache. I enjoy listening to music while I am crafting or reading.
Reading is another past-time that I enjoy immensely. I have always been a avid reader, and I will read just about anything I can get my hands on. However I especially like mysteries, romances and scary stories. A few of my favorite authors are Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Julie Garwood, Michael Palmer, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook. I also really enjoyed reading all of the Harry Potter books, and the Twilight series. Currently I am reading Eragon, and the other dragon series books by Christopher Paolini. So far they are turning out to be a fantastic read. I rarely leave the house without a book in my bag, you never know when you might get stuck somewhere with nothing to do.
I watch all kinds of movies, and I currently have a DVD collection that numbers well over 300 titles. I watch a lot of movies, and television as well. I usually have something on while I am crafting. My favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, Gone With the Wind, Gone in 60 Seconds, Wanted just to name a few. I enjoy action movies, romantic comedies, and a good scary movie (not gory). I like good dramatic movies, and also enjoy musicals. Hairspray and Sweeny Todd are two of my favorites.
I watch a lot of TV. So much in fact that I had to get a second Tivo unit from the cable company to be able to tape all my programs. I watch the new prime time dramas, but I also like to watch a lot of the older shows reruns. My favorite shows right now are all the CSI shows, Criminal Minds, Bones, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS, all the Law & Order shows, Fringe, Cold Case and Brothers & Sisters, I am not too much of a comedy fan so I rarely watch any sitcooms, but I think the funniest shows ever made are Family Guy? and Everybody Loves Raymond. I still watch the classic shows when I can like Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons.
I like crafting of all kinds, but I would have to say the my number one favorite thing to do is scrapbook. I enjoy just about every single aspect of it, and I am always amazed at the new techniques and supplies that are constantly available. I also like making ATC's and greeting cards as well as mini-books and the like. I do counted cross-stitch and plastic canvas projects as well. I like to crochet, but cannot seem to learn how to knit to save my life. Everyone says it is supposed to be so relaxing, but whenever I try it I find myself getting tense and frustrated, I would still like to learn how to do it properly because there is so much more versatility to knit good then there is in crochet. I dabble at painting and wood crafts now and then. I also like to make jewelry and other beaded crafts. The list never ends. I often try to teach myself new craft forms, sometimes I am successful and others....well.... a least I gave it a try...right?
Likes vintage anything retro color patterns shabby chic distressed worn look soft romantic floral patterns celtic designs green (all shades) black brown (all shades) lilac giraffes cats dogs
Dislikes insects cutesy cartoon like things hello kitty
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