Date Joined: January 24, 2008
Last Online: March 15, 2013
Birthday: June 8
Country: United States
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My name is Kari and I live in Waukesha, Wisconsin with my husband, 11 year old son Jamie, 4 year old daughter Katie and two cats. I am a SAHM, and love being home with my kids! We enjoy many outdoor activities, and love to have fun! It's finally summer here in Wisconsin, and we are enjoying all sorts of fun, outdoor activities!
I love to read - and I will read anything and everything. I can't even remember a time when I didn't have my nose in a book! I am a quintessential bookworm - there are books everywhere in our home.
Some of my favorite books are "A Prayer for Owen Meany" and "The Son of the Circus" by John Irving, "Tai-Pan" by James Clavell, "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves. When I get a little blue, I read "Little Women" to perk me back up - I love that book so much! One of my all time favorite books is "Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut.
I fell in love with NC Wyeth's works as a child since my copy of Treasure Island and Robin Hood had his art on the cover. I'm an equal opportunity Wyeth lover and enjoy Andrew's work as well. I also love John Waterhouse and Jessie Wilcox Smith. Their works make my heart sing!
I love to knit, sew and do hand embroidery. I also draw and paint, but really haven't done more than sketches and doodles since painting and toddlers just don't mix well.
I really love sew! I remember being about 6 or 7 and being totally in love with those cutsey little girl basic sewing machines that you'd see in the JC Penny's catalog. Santa never brought me one for Christmas, but it did spark a deep interest in the needle arts for me.
My Mom taught me the most rudimentary sewing skills and I enjoyed the sewing unit in home economics in junior high school. Then I didn't touch a sewing machine for almost 20 years, but started doing little sewing projects, and have graduated to clothing, quilts and other sewn crafts.
I have a pretty eclectic taste in things, and love so many different styles. I like modern, but really enjoy vintage things.
I like all colors, but really like:
I prefer bold colors over washed out pastels. I’m pretty easy to please color wise. That being said, I don't enjoy for the color purple.
I love fabric from the fancy quilting stores; Moda fabrics make my heart go pitter-pat! I really like the reproduction 1930's fabrics, retro, fun and funky patterns. I like polka-dots quite a bit too. I like rick-rack, patterned bias tapes and fun print grosgrain ribbon.
I love my coffee high-octane (French or Italian Roast) and my chocolate milk or semi-darkish. (But not too dark.) I love to try new and different candy and foods from around the world!
I love to try new spices and spice blends from around the world, but I don't care for super-hot spices. A little heat is fine, just not melt your tongue and sinuses hot! Hooo-boy!
I really enjoy receiving recipes - local favorites, your family's favorite, tried-and-true comfort food, exotic - I love to try new things!
Here's a little information about my kids - they love getting Swap-Bot mail!
Things my 11 year old son James (Jamie) would enjoy:
Things my 4 year old daughter Katie would enjoy:
My son is fluent in German, and I am always on the look out for age appropriate books and magazines in German. Do you have access to books or DVDs in German and want to swap for some? PM me!
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