Things don't always work out like we plan in life... I had wanted to either be an airline stewardess or a fashion designer but was in the wrong spot at the wrong time in life, but my life did incorporate some of my dreams. My favorite things in life are to travel the world, love to sew, draw, paint, create art in any shape or form, explore new techniques and share by teaching. I love to do anything with fibers, paints, dyes and found objects. I love to paint with a needle or a brush! Give me a theme and a challenge and I am quite content in stretching my limits of imagination! I love anything to do with fantasy and mythical creatures, such as faeries, dragons, trolls and mermaids. I am also drawn to texture, color and design. I love glitter and shine and even raggy things! I am a former high school art teacher but these days spend my time designing patterns and have a machine quilting business.
I am originally from ND and have lived in England, Germany, Sicily and now Ohio. We have raised 3 children and have 3 granddaughters. One 21, 19 and the youngest 16. Unfortunately they don't live close. Instead now we have several cats indoor and out. I also have a papillon rescue!
I really have traveled the world and would love to see more. Having been a military wife, one gets the gypsy life in their blood! I have been to all 50 states and 16 countries. Amongst my favorite places are Alaska, England, Switzerland and the Caribbean!
Things I wouldn't mind receiving:
some of the things that I would absolutely LOVE are Green Mountain Carmel Vanilla Cream Coffee for the Keurig coffee maker, "Our Family" brand coffee creamer in sugar free hazelnut flavor. I can't seem to find it around here. Also if I ever get a chance to swap someone from England, I would love the OXO chicken cubes. They make the best gravy! I sure miss it! I also love teas especially cinnamon and lemon.
My favorite colors are electric blue and neon greens.(Think of the spectrum in a peacock feather!) I have never met a color I didn't like! They all belong on an artist's palette!
I love peacock feathers, ephemera, ATC's and blanks, steam punk supplies, broken jewelry, watch parts or anything for art, aqua flow brushes, alcohol inks, staz on reinker, rubber or acrylic stamps- especially strange and cool ones. Also with words written. used postage stamps and even forever stamps, foreign money, charms, glass beads(for crafts and also troll or pandora type for my bracelet!) fusible crystals, embossing powders, black sharpies, micron pens any size especially black&browns, brads, copper foil tape, slides, bees wax, old keys, anything for altered or mixed media art anything unique or old, I like transparent colored glass plates, thrift store finds, crocheted and tatted doilies. zippers and buttons!!! I collect things with the alphabet on like wooden blocks, printer's blocks, etc. I like washi tape, embroidery threads, cotton threads, recycled sari threads,& copic markers.
Other things I love are paisleys, fingerless gloves, cat XMAS ornaments, dragonflies, sea food, walking my dogs, nature, photography, journals, bargain hunting, shopping, pandora type beads, watching a good mystery or a crime show, eating out, going to the zoo, swimming, going on quilt retreats, mums, old bronze baby shoes, old photographs, bittersweet, pinecones, chickadees, muscovy ducks, going to street festivals, stained glass, eating dark sweet cherries, collecting Chinese fortunes and things with the alphabet, Illuminated manuscripts, medieval era, Erte, art deco, depression ware, the ocean, copper and porcelain.
MUSIC..... I love a variety of musicians and groups. They include Jewel, Jesse Cook,Enrique Iglesias, Phil Colins, Vanessa Mae, Bond, Carlos Santana, Paula Abdul, Kelly Clarkson, KT Tunstall, Selena Gomez, Enya, Enigma, U2,Nickelback, Rihanna, Dido, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Ingrid Michaelson, Anya Marina, Toni Braxton, Lady Ga Ga and many more. I also love classic rock. I don't care for country, alternative or rap. I like a good blues once in awhile, but Jazz isn't really my thing. I like new age music or something soothing to do art with or massage type music too.
Sorry, no floral scents and soaps. I am also allergic to nickel metals. (However, dollars will be accepted. LOL)
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