Date Joined: December 30, 2011
Last Online: May 22, 2013
Birthday: March 9
Am 50+ lady, happily married with one elderly cat as a room mate. I have no children, I work in health care. Have decided to grow my hair out so that is a exercise in patience. I wear glasses and have pierced ears. Love knitting, crochet and tatting. I do prefer the graph or diagram instructions over the written. For example in crochet the old Magic Crochet magazine designs. In knitting the European style like what one would find in Burda or Vogue magazines. I feel there is less chance of errors and if there are they are more easily found. Always interested in trying something new! I have a special fondness for knit lace and making stuffed animals. Alan Dart is one of my favorite designers for toys. Can never have too many patterns, needles, hooks or yarn even though DH tells me otherwise ; D My BFF got me hooked on making ATCs. It is like potato chips and cats you can not just have one....I am so totally hooked on making them. A nice change from the needle arts. I would love to hear how you made yours if you are using a different technique from collage. Always looking to learn new things and try new ways of doing things. Serious addiction to coffee and dark chocolate. Love vegetarian recipes. I do eat dairy products and eggs. No food allergies. Please no scented products, have asthma. Have a good sense of humour and an upbeat attitude. Always wanting to learn something new. Love the colours blue, green and brown. I like some cute stuff ( Victorian and Vintage) and cat themed items but do not collect a lot of items as I live in a small space. Love most animals ( snakes excepting) and space or Sci-fi themed items such as Dr Who , Torchwood or Star Trek. I also like vintage and Victorian pictures etc. DH says I have one foot in the past and one in the future. Please contact me if a swap does not arrive. I try to send out at least a week before the final date it is due to be sent. Canada Post is so slow and items do get lost. Also, I have items shredded to bits by the new mechanical sorters they use in the USA.
Enjoy Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Do read many non-fiction history books as well. I am a big fan of Terry Pratchett. Also follow all the Star Trek, though in books only now.
Love Big Bang Theory and many British comedy shows! I love Dr Who and Torchwood. Have followed Dr Who from the original courtesy of PBS. Many of the home renovation shows fascinate me . Watch a lot of history shows. My guilty pleasure is watching the Borgias and Vikings TMC is my favorite movie channel. I love the movies from the 30's and 40's. They had witty dialog and interesting characters. The plots did not require things to be blown up every few minutes. One of my favorite series from that era is the "Thin Man"
Love any Star Trek films and some Scifi. Also many of the films from the 30s and 40s. Do not enjoy horror, blood and guts sort of films. One of my favorite films was What Dreams May Come.
I am continually in awe of the workmanship and quality of some of the ATCs I get. I love the painted or hand drawn ones but well done collage and mixed media is fun too. Small masterpieces of art. Love it when you give me info on how you made your ATC and what you used. Many of mine are now done in water colours or acrylics. I especially love the acrylic paints. I find that I am moving away from the collages into this medium. Still will be doing collages but my muse is moved by the paint. I like to read my swap partner's profile so I can try to send something more personal. It may be sent on the last day because of this. I am by nature a story teller. I love a good laugh. Often my cards reflect this. For me a pretty picture just isn't enough.
It would be lovely if folk could rate promptly. I have been having issues with Canada Post and things going astray both getting and sending. I always rate the same day I get a swap. If I haven't rated it means I have not gotten it. If I don't see a rating after two weeks of sending I wonder if it got lost. I pride myself on getting things out within the stated timeline.
I like to rate by the effort you put into the card. If you just paste a picture on and call it a day I rate accordingly. Even if you don't feel you are a great artist but you make the effort I also rate accordingly. If you have read my profile and work around that , that is wonderful. Thanks!
Seems the thing to do so here I go.. Likes: Ginger anything! Cats Most Animals except snakes Coffee CHOCOLATE ! Victorian or Steampunk has become a new favorite Hand drawn or painted ATCs though some of the collages, especially the vintage ones are fun too if thought and effort is put into it! Slapping a picture on and calling it art disappoints me. I am no prude so partial nudity is not an issue for me. I have a great sense of humour. Embellishments for ATCs Paper for ATC All colours for ATCs Blues and greens for home related stuff Don't mind some vintage cute stuff or some Japanese type cute but not big on Disney stuff. Like more Victorian style fairies and such.
Dislikes: Do not do Disney cute Items with smoke or strong scent - have asthma Please no cute, teacher or child's stickers, just do not use them at all. Not a big tea drinker Horror, gory, bloody or violent items- see enough suffering with my job. Not a fan of clowns or snakes...long stories... Anything of a religious nature unless it relates directly to a swap requirement - have my own path to follow and respect you do too
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