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ladybree

ladybree
Date Joined: February 19, 2008
Last Online: May 11, 2018
Birthday: May 20, 1981
Country: Canada

About Me

Besides swapping, I enjoy reading, watching movies, playing video games (I love my Wii - Guitar Hero III, DDR, Mario games, Legend of Zelda, etc), knitting (which then lead to making beaded stitch markers, which then lead to making earrings and bracelets), Sudoku & other brain teasers, Mad Libs, hanging out with friends, listening to music, going to museums (I'm a science nerd), art galleries, and cooking.

Favorite Crafts

As I mentioned before, I really enjoy knitting. I've been knitting for two years. I like to make hats, scarves and socks. I've recently learned how to knit fingerless mittens. They're really not as complicated as I once thought they were. I think it's pretty cool how you can make something great from a piece of string and a couple sticks.

My knitting goals for 2009 are to knit sweaters and to work with lace weight yarn. I'd also like to learn how to do magic loop so that I can knit two socks at once.

I really enjoy knitting with merino wool. As a relatively new knitter, I'm still experimenting with different fibres and brands. I really like sock yarns in solid or semi-solid colours. The only yarn I do not like so far is Noro sock. I would also prefer NOT to receive acrylic, cotton, bamboo or novelty yarns.

My ravelry user name is also ladybree. At knittinghelp.com, I'm bree.

I have another favourite hobby - beading. It first started out when I wanted to learn how to make stitch markers. Then I realized how they were just earrings, but with a loop at the top instead of a hook. So, now I've been making earrings. More and more earrings. I don't even like wearing beaded earrings, lol. But I really like making them. So I have a lot of happy friends and family members. lol

I love working with glass beads. I do not like plastic, wooden or pony beads. I have more than enough seed beads to work with, so please do not send me more.

Favorite Books

I like to read lots of different kinds of books, mostly fiction, but I do enjoy reading about science and psychology. Some of the books I've read recently and really liked are The Time Traveller's Wife, Angels & Demons, Memoirs of a Geisha, A Million Little Pieces, and My Friend Leonard. The books I'm currently reading are Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, and The Swarm by Frank Schatzing.

Favorite Music

My fave bands are Coldplay, Maroon 5, Hayley Sales, James Morrison, Chicago, John Mayer, Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado.

Favorite Movies

Just to name a few, I really like Memento, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Sleepless in Seattle, Mermaids, Dumb & Dumber, Nacho Libre, One Hour Photo, Amelie, and The Birds.

Favorite Television

I'm finding lately there really aren't that many good shows on television, though I seem to have the tv on the time, even if I'm not watching. When I do pay attention, I like to watch Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science, Criminal Minds, House, Star Trek: TNG, Deadliest Catch, Law & Order:SVU and CI, reruns of Seinfeld, Family Guy, American Gladiators, reruns of Fresh Prince, the food network (esp Ina, Giada, Jamie Oliver, Nigella, Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay), Flavor of Love (yes, I know he's a lil whacked, but he sure is entertaining), Knit & Crochet Today, Family Guy, Ellen, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Dave Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel. Hmmmm, maybe I do watch too much tv.

Some Other Faves

My favourite colours are blues, greens, reds, and purples. I like pretty much every colour EXCEPT bright neon ones.

Some of my fave snacks are bbq chips, nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews, macadamia), pumpkin seeds, Japanese rice crackers, kettle corn, wine gums, nibs, Riesen, Werther's, Nips - coffee, caramel, peanut butter and butter rum flavours (I'd love to get these because they're hard to find in Canada), Reeces Pieces, milk chocolate, Big Turk bars, Turkish Delight (I'd love to get some authentic stuff from Turkey!), Quality Street, white chocolate (esp with almonds), mint chocolate, chocolate with nuts or dried fruits (except pineapple or orange), chocolate covered coffee beans, teas (Twining's Earl Grey & Vanilla Earl Grey, Japanese green tea, rooibos with cinnamon and white tea- loose or bag), espresso, matcha, chai, bubble tea... and the list goes on and on, lol. I don't have any allergies, thankfully. I enjoy most foods, maybe even too much! I'm willing to try almost anything once. My food faves are sushi, Greek, Vietnamese, Indian, and Italian.

I really love shopping for yarn and needles and all the good things associated with yarn. Oh, and beads too. Beads, beads, beads, beads, beads. I think shopping for the supplies is equally as fun as crafting. But I really do not like clothes shopping. I just hate having to try things on. Why can't I just pull something off of the rack and take it home and have it fit me perfectly?! Why?!

I'm currently collecting re-usable shopping/grocery bags. I'd love to receive ones that are handmade or purchased at stores that may be found only in your area. I'm really trying to reduce as much waste as I can and re-use when possible.

I love to send and receive postcards. I'm an active user on Postcrossing as ladybree. I'd really like to receive some new, unused artistic ones. I'm not too picky on what types as long as they are not the "touristy" ones that are photos of your area.

Large sized Post-it notes would be greatly appreciated :)

My Preferences

I'd like to receive things that are on the weird, unusual or on the obscure side. Things that would make me laugh would be really cool too (I have a sarcastic sense of humour and not easily offended). Anything with my name on it, spelled correctly of course. Handmade things would be greatly appreciated :)

Please don't send me anything that is strongly scented, especially floral scents (I like light, fresh, clean scents like cucumber, melon and aloe). I would prefer not to receive any religious items. No black licorice, Peeps, Jolly Ranchers, liqueur filled chocolates, Smarties, Mars bars or marzipan. No dark chocolate over 50% cacao. I don't like berry or orange teas. That is all for now... Thanks :)

Ratings

crazyred rated for ABC scavenger hunt part 3. on Jul 30, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the most wonderful package - I loved it all! Best wishes, Carrie
Response: I'm very glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
eadaoin rated for R-A-I-N-B-O-W Scavenger Hunt on Jun 23, 2009
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Comment: Great package. Thanks!
Response: You're very welcome. Enjoy :) Thanks for the heart.
janeengland rated for ABC scavenger hunt part 2 on Jun 12, 2009
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Comment: thankyou i liked the ink best just need some stamps now, so i can use the ink.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
penpallingfool rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Jun 11, 2009
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Comment: thanks lol too funny
Response: Thank you for rating.
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Comment: I LOVED this package! thank you so much for all your thoughtful gifts!
Response: I'm sooo glad you love it! It was really fun to shop for you and I enjoyed the challenge. I'm quite pleased it got to you so quickly :) You're very welcome!
kimmy rated for Beads Gallore! on May 19, 2009
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Comment: Thank - you so much all the beads are great
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
kssunlover1947 rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #5 on Apr 23, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the card. Glad I don't live up 4 flights of stairs. I would never make it more than once at a time.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating. I call the stairs "forced exercise" ;)
whinendine rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #5 on Apr 22, 2009
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Comment: I'm with you on saving the extra steps. HA HA. Love the postcard. Thank you.
Response: haha thanks. Thanks for the heart.
scalpelplease05 rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #5 on Apr 21, 2009
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Comment: I think I need more stuff in my trunk like you have.. I don't even have my jumper cables in there... I wonder where those things walked off to!!!?? Thanks!!
Response: I think I have too much stuff! lol Thanks for the heart.
Amberly rated for YOUR Favorite Tea on Apr 16, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Enjoy :) Thanks for the heart.
zosia rated for YARN SNOB Sock Yarn Swap on Apr 14, 2009
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Response: Thanks for rating.
Creeny rated for YOUR Favorite Tea on Apr 6, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the tea! The jasmine tea is so great :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy :) Thanks for the rating.
MrsAnnaSue rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #4 on Apr 5, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of B.C.- and I would have to agree with you about Paris Hilton, I live in San Diego and she seems to be in the news all the time for stupid things, my only thought is that she is one lonely woman starved for attention. Anna
Response: Thank you for the rating.
blueskydei rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Apr 1, 2009
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Comment: Glad the condoms were of use! Hehe. :)
Response: LOL. Thanks for the rating.
lovebird rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #4 on Mar 31, 2009
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Comment: Oh yes, Paris Hilton *blehg*
Response: haha. Thanks for the rating.
angellica rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #4 on Mar 30, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for your card! Paris Hilton annoys me too
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
pandakitty rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #3 on Mar 28, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard
Response: Thank you for rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the gift! The mittens you made are wonderful!
Response: You are very welcome :) Thanks for the rating.
luvscrappin rated for A Rainbow of Teas!!! on Mar 26, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the great teas. I love that brand and can't wait to have some! Thank you
Response: You're very welcome. Enjoy! Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Many thanks for the great shade of green alpaca!
Response: You're very welcome. Enjoy :)

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