Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: October 16, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 2 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, camp with my sister, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team.
Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is my current fav. I really like peace and quiet.
RECENTLY READ BOOKS
*The Other Girl
*Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks
*David Rosenfelt. It's even better if you listen as the reader has an east coast accent which is perfect for the character. If you like dogs, you will love this series. Courtroom drama, but funny.
*I am binge reading Robert Crais mysteries
*Love Jeffrey Archer
* James Patterson (he writes (yeah, right)) at least 10 books a year)
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Love: Michael Connelly & Harlan Coben
* Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. Funny how I can whip through them at camp when it's quiet and peaceful. I received an ipad2 from my children, what a wonderful tool for downloading books, etc. Love it!
TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I do look forward to Project Runway and all variations every year. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses.
My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I took a class on Lampworking a few years ago and bought the supplies. I want to get serious about it. Love making glass beads. Hope to get more consistent so I can make jewelry for myself. Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen'ish.
I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!
OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.
handmade dolls of any kind
POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like:
black and white
my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.
I ALSO HAVE (blank):
Pirates of the Carolinas
Kelley's Island, OH
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Lakes Region NH
Highway 49 CA
Cascade Loop Highway, New River VA/WV
Finger Lakes, MT
Mountains & Rivers, Pacific Coast,
United States of America
Lewis & Clark Trails - Montana
I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and I no/very little writing on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.
If you can avoid these. You won't be marked down if you send something on this list.
I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thanks.
I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.
FLAKERS: I have been fortunate not to have had any flakers besides the one below. I only mention it to thank my angel.
I POST PICTURES OF MY ATC'S ON FLICKR, SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE BEFORE YOU RECEIVE, DON'T GO THERE!
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