Date Joined: March 1, 2008
Last Online: February 24, 2016
Birthday: March 13
I'm a widow with 2 girls who've given me 5 beautiful grandchildren - 3 girls & 2 boys
DD1 and I love to make clothes for the children. We work together with one on sewing machine and other on overlocker (serger?) so items get made quicker. We are also knitting for all children but much slower at that than sewing.
I have one dog Twiggy, and one cat Nugget, and a part time cat that comes to me for feeding. LOL
I'm a mad sewer, especially quilts. Also addicted to bags and newest addiction appears to be aprons. Who knew? Love bright colours and have trouble using "tea-dyed' fabrics, prefer my colours crisp.
My favourite colour is purple, have loved it for years. I do confess to liking blues & greens and am addicted to Christmas, so love Christmas colours.
Am starting to be more adventurous with quilts and craft, embelishments etc. I'm unable to appreciate ATCs even tho' they look pretty so please keep these items for those who really appreciate them. I love watching movies @ home and will give any a try. Just watched Lake House again, really love that one. I also enjoy 24, Monk and the Closer amongst my fave tv shows.
When there's time I also love to read. Fantasy, sci-fi, things that take me away. Love Christine Feehan books. These last 12 mths I have read my Robert Jordan Wheel of Time books. AGAIN I am now on book 13 and need to know 14 is being written!
I enjoy country music - Reba McIntyre rocks - and not too fond of today's music. Like stations that play from 80's.
I do also knit, especially when watching tv,movies etc. Fortunately children's items knit up quickly.
Just a little heads up - you can't send tea to Australia. Customs don't like it at all. Shame, 'cos I do. Am not a coffee drinker (can't stand the smell) but hot chocolate - now that's another story, hmmmm.
This is hard for me but here goes:)
- sewing & embroidery threads
- fabric, fabric & fabric - LOL
- quilt blocks (leftovers all have a home
somewhere:) - beads 'n buttons - handmade Christmas decorations (knitted, sewn, paper etc) - pretty notepaper (for msgs to swappers!) - maps from around the world - sml gifts for grandchildren eg. cd of children songs from other countries, hairclips, stickers - chocolate, chocolate & chocolate - I love handmade things, there are so many creative people out there in the ether :) DISLIKES Lots of allergies in this house so no pretty soaps or things smelling of smoke. Cat fur on items accepted - how do you get it off? As mentioned no ATCs, can't get into them. There are colours I dislike but must get used to them, they often "make" the quilt - Ok, you US swappers have got me seriously addicted to LandOLakes Hot Chocs (French Vanilla mmmmm) and you can't get them here downunder:( Anyone want to do a swap? LOL - US swappers have also introduced me to Peaches & Cream knitting cotton. How good does that feel mmm.
Re the knitting, I have found a whole new world of knitting & yarns. I finished my 1st (perhaps only) pair of socks. I appreciate them but don't think I'm going to get many pairs knitted in this lifetime. 2nd pair still going, maybe break my record of taking 2 yrs to knit?
I have found the pleasure of knitting with circulars, love them and the top down things you can knit with them.