Last Online: May 19, 2013
Birthday: August 20, 1956
Country: United States
I work 4 days a week doing occupational therapy with adults who are mentally ill--and love my work. I get to spend 2 - 3 hours every workday teaching folks to make art...
I'm married, 32 years. We have no kids, but 2 dogs. Our "girls" are English Setters.
I love all colors, with a preference for cool colors. I collect frogs, sheep, whistles shaped like fish (yes, it's an odd thing to collect--my collection is rather small), wool, glass beads and penguins.
I enjoy reading and always have a book or two underway--often one is about knitting, the other a novel or psychology/social science book.
For exercise I walk, swim or ride my bike.
Last year I moved in with my 88-year old mother after she had a stroke. We used to do lots of crafts together: beading, cardmaking & rubber stamping mostly, occasionally something different. Sadly my mother has developed dementia, and is no longer able to plan or structure her activities to do craft projects... I'm caught in the dance of sorrow, frustration and treasuring every moment we have together...
Folk/eclectic--from Joni Mitchell's early stuff to Lucy Kaplansky to Martyn Joseph to Eliza Gilkyson.
I also like Brazilian bossa nova/samba music and some of the older mellow jazz for background music.
Mostly "chick flicks", subtitled French comedies, old Bogart/Bacall movies...
Jeopardy! (I have a mild crush on Alex Trebek), NCIS & The Middle
paper crafts -- knitting, fulling & felting -- art clay silver -- beading
I make and sell books and greeting cards, knit for my own enjoyment (and gifts for family & friends), and sell/gift some of my silver and beaded jewelry.
Fiber preferences: natural fibers, wool is my favorite, worsted weight or thereabouts...Someday I may learn to spin--I have tons of wool roving and combed top that I also use to make felt.
My husband comments that I have enough wool to last til the next millennium, but I think I could use a bit more...
(avatar by Tom Richardson)
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