UPDATE 5/20/2013 - I am having back surgery tomorrow. I have sent out all the swaps that I have partners for except for one, and I will do my best not to be late on anything. This surgery is not supposed to be dibilitating, so I should be able to keep up, but you never know what can happen when they start cutting into your spine! Please keep me in your prayers and I will update again later. Thanks!
I am 58 years old, a wife, mother of 5 and grandmother of 20. My husband and I have been married for 39 years. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and I love to craft. I have a crafty blog and have started a new blog for grandparents/grandchildren. I would love to have you all come check them out!
I moved to Oregon in 2010 and love it here. I live with my son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. And, of course, my hubby! I visit my public library often and love mysteries and spy thrillers. I was once an art teacher and really like working with children. I like watching movies, sewing, and anything red, white and blue!
As well as crafting, I love art. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where my emphasis was in printmaking and sculpture. I really enjoyed photography, too (and every other art class I took). Sometimes I can't hardly sit still if I can't make art. But I no longer have any studio space, so I make up for it by crafting anything I can get my hands on! I used to teach Tole painting (10 years) but I have arthritis is my hands and carpal tunnel, so I had to give it up. I can't control the brush well enough anymore. I also love the woodworking that goes along with Tole painting and Folk Art, and I miss being able to do it.
I don't like coffee or tea and I am allergic to flowery smells and perufmes. If anyone ever needs to know more, just email me. I don't know what else to write, so I'll leave at this. Gramma G
Enya, Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, Alabama, Dixie Chicks, the Eagles, Bing Crosby, Neil Diamond and so many more!
I like mysteries most of all. Joann Fluke, Marcia Muller, Susan Wittig Albert, Dan Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, Patricia Cornwell and Greg Isles are some of my favorite authors.
Sound of Music, The Jazz Singer, all Disney movies, Second-hand Lions, UP! , Harry Potter, X-Men, Phenomenon, Miracle on 34th Street (the original), It's a Wonderful Life, The King and I (both versions), and all Shirley Temple movies.And I LOVE Mama Mia!
Walking Dead, Blue Bloods, all the CSI's, Touch, Rizzoli and Isles, White Collar, Covert Affairs, Criminal MInds, Body of Proof, Zero Hour, The Following, and most of all, NCIS! (Both of them!)
Card making, scrapbooking, sewing, kid's crafts, paper crafts, rubber stamping.......I actually like all types of arts and crafts! I have started making smash books and junk journals and I think I'm in love! They are so much fun to make and I love to both give and receive them! Never got one I didn't like!
Thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales, old stamps, vintage papers and embellishments, maps, books, cookbooks, sheep, JellyBellies, kids, the color purple, unusual beads, handmade jewelry, handmade gifts, handmade soap, little notebooks and journals, silver jewelry, blogging, family games, denim and anything RED, WHITE and BLUE!.
Coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking, flowery perfumes and lotions, nuts, coconut, polyester and nylon.
Ephemera of all kinds, antique buttons, old lace and rick-rack, zippers, fabric, handmade books and journals, QuicKutz dies, flower punches, old US postage stamps, dotee dolls, ATCs, sheep of all sizes and types, fabric crayons, watercolor crayons or pencils, smash books, junk journals, really OLD books, and anything made from old books!
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