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habubabu

habubabu
Date Joined: January 25, 2009
Last Online: January 15, 2014
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States

About Me

I was born in India and we moved to England (Birmingham - home of the Cadbury chocolate factory!) when I was six months old. When I was 12, we moved to Long Beach, California where I have lived ever since.

I am an attorney by profession and a crafter by avocation!

I love living in the Los Angeles area not only because of the fabulous weather but because of the diversity of people and cultures here - it is truly a global cosmopolitan place to live!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy several crafts but my primary crafts are quilting, crochet, cross-stitch/embroidery and beading.

Quilting: This consumes much of my waking time. I am President of one guild and past President of another so I seem to do more administrative work than actual quilting (sigh!). However, I love patchwork in bright bold colors and prints. I enjoy paper (or foundation) piecing as well. I also dabble in a little applique on occasion. My newest quilting interests include embellishment with beads and trims as well as surface texturing and embellishment. My quilt guilds make many quilts for charity and I am active with these projects too. My fabric stash seems to miraculously increase when I'm not looking!

Crochet: I love crochet because of its portability and versatility. I make hats, scarves and baby blankets for philanthropy. I also make larger afghans but I prefer small projects that can be finished fast.

Cross-Stitch/Embroidery: I have been cross-stitching and embroidering from a very young age and have always loved the way it looks. I enjoy cross-stitch kits and floss with all of their respective designs and colors. I often transform finished pieces into mini-quilts or cushions.

Beading: This is a new craft for me and I enjoy the embellishment possibilities that it offers. I look forward to enhancing my quilt tops and embroidery pieces with beautiful beads in simple and intricate designs.

Favorite Books

I love reading books of many kinds!

My favorite fiction genres include mysteries (historical mysteries & forensic mysteries specifically), suspense and thrillers, children's literature (especially historical stories and fantasy epics), classic literature, and a little sci-fi and fantasy.

My favorite non-fiction reading includes cookbooks (all kinds) and crafting (quilting, crochet, knitting, embroidery and beading) books.

Favorite Music

I love classical music (Bach and baroque in particular), new age, world music, Indian classical instrumental, jazz and techno. I also enjoy pop music and soft rock - especially music of the 80's and 90's.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy dramas, foreign films, art films and intelligent comedies. My friends tell me my taste in movies is ultra-serious and that I should lighten up instead of going for the very deep/thought-provoking type of film!

Other Favorites

Favorite Colors: pinks, reds, purples, blues and greens (preferably brights or jewel tones); blacks and whites welcome too!

Favorite Animals: Cats and tigers. Puppies and bunnies are nice too!

Favorite Cuisines: Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian and American comfort food to name a few. However, anything Latin American or Asian is great! I love the fact that living in Southern California, I can explore and dine within most of the world's cultures without needing a passport.

Favorite Fabric Themes: Brights, Batiks, Jewel Tones, Novelties, Juveniles and Holiday.

Other Passions:

Stationery: I love paper, notecards, bookmarks, and stickers!! My collection is evergrowing. . .

Food: I love cooking, eating and entertaining. According to my friends, I am a very good cook and they love my Indian food. However, I love trying dishes from many cuisines.

Miscellaneous: I love chocolate, friends, fun and enjoy living life to its fullest. I am proud of my Indian heritage and culture but revel in the fact that I am a global citizen!

Ratings

tanyacox rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Jan 15, 2014
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brooklynbunch rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Jan 1, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the funny card and the gift tags. susan (brooklynbunch)
purrincup rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 19, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the card and gift tags! Merry Christmas!!
dakotadee rated for * Christmas Card for Elisa * on Dec 9, 2012
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Comment: cute card and I love the extra card too.would love to visit there some day if possible.
Heirloom rated for Christmas Card De-stash Swap on Dec 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks, Sonia! Merry Christmas to you!
kari7997 rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2012
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Comment: Fantastic! Totally funny!
Maggiesmother rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 3, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas card and the extras. Hope your holidays are great. Linda
millie52 rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card and the postcard of Alaska, that's one place I really want to visit someday. Merry Christmas.
Clover09 rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and the wonderful card! Happy Holidays! =)
Spokefactory rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 26, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cards and the extra tags!
millie52 rated for Christmas Card De-stash Swap on Nov 23, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for all the cards you sent and the stickers too!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing what Thanksgiving means to you!
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers they will come in good for my xmas cards.
armadillogal rated for Thanksgiving Card Exchange on Nov 16, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card and extra gift tags...
LindaW rated for Thanksgiving Card Exchange on Nov 16, 2012
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card and stickers.
deanie213 rated for Cat Halloween card with a twist on Oct 30, 2012
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swap4fun rated for Send 1 Easter Card on Apr 17, 2012
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onyx95 rated for UGLY Fabric Fat Quarter Swap on Apr 16, 2012
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Comment: What a great collection of FQ's. Thanks so much. Just love the green & red one, don't know why but it really appeals to me.
Lizzycat7 rated for Easter Card Exchange on Apr 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Happy Easter!
crosss1angel rated for Easter Card Exchange on Mar 31, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers

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Comments

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

sugarskull on May 11, 2012:

Hey, I sent out the ugly fat quarter swap on time, and it just arrived back on my doorstep with "Unclaimed" stamped all over it. I see you haven't been on since April 21, so I'm going to hang onto this swap until I hear from you.

NickysNickNacks on Dec 10, 2009:

Hi!

I got the original package , thanks for sending it to me. That was very sweet of you to still forward it to me. My 2yr old is having a blast opening the christmas calendars doors everyday. Thanks for sending it for her! Have a wonderful Holiday! Hope to swap with you again! love,nichole

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