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Date Joined: May 6, 2009
Last Online: April 20, 2010
Birthday: September 9, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a cancer survivor and a jewelry artist. I am a Wiccan and I have been lamp working for 10 years and sell most of what I make. I love all sorts of beads and you will find jars of them sitting around my studio waiting to be made into something.

I am happily married and lucky enough to be married to my soul mate, Lee for the last 18 years.I am a wiccan, I love tea - mostly the black teas and herbal. I hate Chai tea, and I love to container garden!

We have an 85lb female black Labrador named Summer Storm. She loves anything that squeaks or smells like food. ANY food!

Favorite Books

Any of the LOTR books, I have been a Ringer since I was 15, over 33 years ago! I had last a few of my precious books to a house fire 10 years ago and I am now starting to build my library back. I love Marion Zimmer Bradley ad the Avalon series books. And believe it or not, I am a WWII history buff. I read and have all sorts of books on the subject..and models too!

Favorite Music

Very eclectic. I like mostly 70's music. I love Disco music (I graduated high school in 1978) but I love the metal music that came from the time as well. KISS, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath are all of my favorite bands ad I still buy their music. Alice Cooper's latest album was "Along Came A Spider" and I bought it the day it came out in August. I also like the 40's big band music, hubby and I try to make at least 1 hangar dance a year. A hangar dance is where everyone dresses up in 1940's clothes and uniforms, drinks rock and rye and listens to big band sounds! It is always done in an old airplane hangar and there are usually vintage war planes. Fun times for an old disco queen!

Favorite Movies

I like action movies, science fictions, etc. You wouldn't not catch me dead in a chick flick movie...sorry girls but I do not see the appeal. I do watch some of the newer movies, however I prefer to watch them with riff trax. MST3K boys now have a riff site that they sell riff trax for today's movies. You can watch them on your computer with the riff already added or you can listen to the riff while watching the movie on TV. www.rifftrax.com If you like the 6 movies of Star Wars, you'll really love them with the riff trax!!!

Favorite Crafts

BEADS!!!! I love beads. I am a beader, I craft my own beads from lamp work to fused to dichro, I make them all and sell them on artfire. I started making jewelry for Pagans and Wiccans. Years ago, we had no where to get nice religious jewelry, so I decided to make my own, then I started making extender chains for store bought jewelry that my larger friends wanted to wear but couldn't. Then it dawned on me, why not make plus-sized jewelry! SO I do that too. I love beading so much that I have turned the living room of our house into my studio. We rarely used the room. You will find most of us doing what we love here and when we invite friends over they want to gather on the porch with the grill! Who needs a formal living room?! The female guests always want to come into my studio here to see works in progress and the males want to see my husband's man cave!

Favorite Television

I don't watch television, I can't stand commercials and the camera angles are horrible. I rent TV programs from netflix if I want to see them. I used to watch Charmed, but it made me feel weird about how they were representing Wicca. I didn't approve, I thought the TV series would be detrimental to those of us who follow the old ways. The jury is still out on that.

Things I love!

Besides my hubby of 17 years and my son of 27 years, I love many things. Marjolein Bastin's Nature's Notebook series. I love those cute nature sketches. Anything at all, the stationary, the greeting cards, note cards, anything from Marjolein. Also Debbie Mumm cards. I love Yankee Candle scent of Sage & Citrus, and Midsummer's Night and Storm Watch..they used to make a Patchouli one that I loved but it discontinued. I love lip balms, all flavors all brands. I think it comes from the fact when I was in High School, I used different flavors of roll on lip glosses. Strawberry, cherry, watermelon, banana, you name it, I had the flavor in my purse! You can't find lip glosses anymore so I use balms. I love to bake. I love to cook, but I really like baking breads and pastries. No one can beat my Beignets or my Chausson aux Pommes, delicious!! I love flowers the more heavily scented the better! I love container gardening and have huge urns around my door filled to bursting with impatiens, gomphrens and lantanas. I love to bead and work at my studio. I love storage items...anything that can clear my clutter up is most welcomed!


MissWorld rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Oct 5, 2009
Comment: What a lovely postcard! Thank you so much! :D
Psychopixie rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 25, 2009
Comment: thank you so much
Ajinka rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 24, 2009
Comment: thanks for a postcard!:)
Simyclaire rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 20, 2009
racheljohnson rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: i love the avenue of the oaks postcard you sent. thank you!!
StaciToo rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
hippofairy rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: thanks for the pretty postcard of South Carolina!
Skron11 rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard. Yours was one of two cards I got yesterday from Charleston. Funny!
preslarb rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 11, 2009
Comment: Your postcard was the first one I received in this swap! I LOVE Charleston...it's one of my favorite places to visit!
virgovegan rated for Small Package Swap on Aug 23, 2009
Comment: Thank you for everything - I love the necklace! I think my son and I will enjoy the foam witch project too. Thanks again!
usuallyregal rated for Pamper Me Swap on Jul 21, 2009
Comment: Wow! I just got the package today, and it was absolutely amazing! Everything arrived in perfect condition, and it all smells fantastic. Thank you sooo much!
Response: Oh, I am so happy you enjoyed it! It is sometimes hard to guess what fragrance another person will find pleasing. When you use it think about your friend in the Deep South of the USA Enjoy!
cgoltz rated for Burts Bee Swap on Jul 20, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the items, I loved the colorful way you wrapped them all up in confetti!
Response: I am glad you liked it!
Skdluzak rated for Tea Time Sampler on Jul 18, 2009
Comment: This has been my favorite swap to receive yet, you really made me day. The selection of tea was wonderful (cant wait to try them)The notecards were great, and of course My bird LOVES his new toy.
Response: I am so happy you liked the items. I wasn't sure how big your bird was so I got that medium bird toy. I hope he is enjoying it!
godsangel80 rated for windchimes of all kinds on Jul 13, 2009
Comment: i love d the stuff you sent me awesome will get ursout soon as i can thank you again
Response: I am so happy you liked it!
worldtraveler rated for Burts Bee Swap on Jul 10, 2009
Comment: Wow, so fast!! The whole box smelled sooo good!! I had to take it with me on my weekend trip, and it made my whole car smell sooo awesome!! You made my day and my trip 10 hours away! Solid swap.
Response: I love that soap!
LuldaCasadaga55 rated for *Pets Like Goodies Too* on Jul 9, 2009
Comment: Wow! What a great surprise!! :) Thank you for the great items. My 2 doggies love it. As soon as I squeezed the toy my Boston ran to me and said "Give it to me Now"! :D Then my Lab grabbed it and ran outside with it...I hope when I get home later it is still in one piece. :) p.s. I confess I licked some of that blue icing from that star cookie! :P
Response: It did look good didn't it!!
JustRaeRae rated for Tea for Two and Notecards, Too! on Jul 9, 2009
Comment: thanks so much.. can't wait to try the tea looks great
jtmg2099 rated for windchimes of all kinds on Jul 9, 2009
Comment: WOW! this was an awesome package! I wish I could give you more than one heart - Thank You!!!
Response: thanks!
JoyAnne rated for Tea for Two and Notecards, Too! on Jul 8, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the nice teas and the lovely notecards!
Response: Thanks!
sophiastar rated for candy candy and more candy on Jul 6, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the great package of candy, it was the best swap I have received so far. xxx
Response: I am so happy that you liked it! I was very nervous about how long it was taking to get to you!

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VampiraGirl on Jul 23, 2009:

Did you ever find out what an ATC was? It's an Artist Trading Card. You being the artist, make a Trading Card with the theme of the swap. Sometimes they are senders choice. Those can be anything YOU want. Which is really cool. They are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. They are really neat to make and collect. You should try it! Bye. -Vampiragirl ^v^

mintcondition on Jul 16, 2009:

♥ Pardon me while I peek at your profile for more ideas ... stare lol

ButterflyPrincess on Jun 17, 2009:

Friends Forever! ;)

ButterflyPrincess on May 13, 2009:

Welcome to swap bot! You need to put things on your profile! ;)

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