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Allylu

Allylu
Date Joined: July 23, 2019
Last Online: April 19, 2021
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy crocheting, knitting, and sewing/quilting. What I like the best about doing these is creating items for charity or for my family.. I am making washcloths and slippers for The Pink Slipper Project who provides these items for women and children escaping domestic violence situations. I also participate in Project Linus who gives blankets to children from birth to age 18 who are suffering some kind of trauma. It is a great way to try out new techniques and still make something useful for someone. .

I also scrapbook sometimes and I have created some jewelry items, but not for a long time. I am making a scrapbook for my granddaughter's first year. She was born June 13,, 2020, and is as dear as can be. I also make greeting cards to send to my friends from swap-bot, #Litsylove, church, family and everyone. We had a class at our local library and it inspired me to start again and I am loving it.

Favorite Music

I am a retired (since COVID) church musician - I play piano and organ. I haven't felt comfortable going back to church yet so I haven't played since March 2020. My taste in music is very eclectic. I reserve my judgment on a style of music or a specific selection until I have heard it. i love to hear and play with violins. They are my favorite.

Favorite Books

I love to read. Presently, I belong to two book clubs, one is general and the other is a classic book club (although I haven't met with either since COVID) My favorite classic books are "Les Miserables" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel". I like epic stories, historical fiction, classics, fairy tale re-tellings, time travel romance, mystery, fantasy and occasionally a young adult book. My daughter is a children's/young adult librarian, so I get recommendations from her. I'm also working my way through all of the Nancy Drew books in our library, just for fun.

I don't read especially fast, but I can finish 3 or 4 books a month if it is a good month.

I like to do reading challenges, but only to challenge myself - I rarely sign-up for prizes or anything.

Favorite Movies

I have watched all 22 Marvel movies with my family. My favorite characters are Captain America, Thor, Spiderman, and the Black Panther.

I like romantic comedies, biographies or movies about events in history, movies based on books, period films, mysteries and Disney movies.

Favorite Television

I watch television shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime and very seldom on TV. As a matter of fact, we recently gave up our cable TV service and went back to using an antenna. It works for us.

I like epic family dramas. I watched every episode of "McLeod's Daughters" on Amazon. It is set in Australia on a cattle ranch run by women. It was quite good. I also like "Heartland" that is set in Canada, "Derry Girls" set in Ireland, "Offspring" set in Australia, and "Cable Girls" set in Spain. I also like "Outlander", "Poldark", "When Calls the Heart", "Mozart in the Jungle", "Jane the Virgin", Victoria", "Northern Rescue","The Crown" and "Private Practice." I also just finished all 363 episodes of Grey's Anatomy in 77 days - it was epic! Now I'm on to Station 19.

Every once in a while I watch a series in a different language than English. I have watched "The Grand Hotel," "The Time Between", "Cable Girls," and "Velvet" in Spanish and "Seyit and Sula" in Turkish - with subtitles, of course.

Food/Drinks

I do intermittent fasting and I loosely follow a low-carb diet. If you are sending me cookies, cakes or pie recipes, my family LOVES sweets and they can eat anything. My A1C was stable last January, but I am still trying to lose weight so I can eat candy again - within reason, of course.

I eat chicken, turkey, pork, and ground meat, but I rarely cook steak or pot roast. I try to have one or two meatless meals a week. For lunch I usually have a GIANT salad.

I love chocolate. Yep, I do.

I like most teas. My favorites are Constant Comment, Plantation Mint, Orange and Spice, Salted Caramel, Pomegranate, Apple & Cinnamon, Raspberry Zinger, but I will try most anything.

Likes & dislikes

Likes: books scrapbook papers bookish stickers, postcards or washi tape stickers with flowers, cute animals, quotes music stickers, postcards, washi tape interesting postcards even touristy ones

I will most likely love anything you send me. I love getting mail and I am so impressed by the creativity of folks on this site!

Dislikes:

I don't want to receive anything involving nudity or with some sexual suggestion. I also dislike things that are dark and frightening. No horror items or anything that smells of smoke.

Thanks for reading to the end of my profile! Happy Swapping!

Ratings

noone7212 rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Kairbear rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great card & list!
denisemichelle rated for Write a List PC Swap #3 on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and list!
Jangonz rated for Write a List PC Swap #2 on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. I have never visited Boston, I would like to go there too one day.
Yfletcher rated for Write a List PC Swap #1 on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: LOVED Obsido, and a lot of the others are on my TBR!
KarenFife rated for Write a List PC Swap #2 on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the unique postcard - I really like the typewriter! Your list is places I would love to visit too! 😊
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Comment: YEAH, we both recommended Amie & Jay's 'Illuminae' series to our partners! I've been a big fan of them for years and I highly recommend their books. Have you read Amie's and Meagan Spooner's Starbound Trilogy series - another good combo!! I hope you like 'Spinning Silver" it is very good too. Ash & Bramble just got added to my TBR list - thank you. xxMuggleMom
Response: No, I haven't heard of Starbound Trilogy. I will have to check it out. I just finished Spinning Silver today. I loved it! Happy Reading!
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Comment: Great plan! have fun reading!
ace81620 rated for Write a List PC Swap #2 on Apr 2, 2021
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Comment: Lovely list of places to visit! Paris is a dream.. you'll love it.
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Comment: I LOVED the Illuminae Files! And congrats on the vaccine!
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Comment: Congratulations on exceeding your goals!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Great progress on your reading goal!
captkristi rated for Write a List PC Swap #1 on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Great list! I crochet too - just don't do it much anymore, since I have become obsessed with watercolor painting :) Beautiful PC. Take care.
EverydayAngels rated for February Washi Swap on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun washi tape samples and the “better weather” prayers. Everything is improving here in Texas but there is a lot of home repairs needed. Blessings
marles rated for Write a List PC Swap #1 on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: You have so many books that are on my TBR list. I am going to have to pick a few up for next month.
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Comment: Hi Sharen! Thanks for sharing about your reading in Feb! I am always looking for a new read so will have to check out your recommendations! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs, Happy Reading and Swapping! ;)

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Comments

FeltPrincess on Feb 12, 2021:

We are birthday twins! :) (Noticed in the birthday thread in Library Lovers Unite)

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!

Hugs,

Pam

cynaemon on Jun 24, 2020:

Hi, Sharen, I literally just finished reading 'The Midnight Fox' by Betsy Byars, and "Eve of the Emperor Penguin - Magic Tree House #41' by Mary Pope Osborne this afternoon. I loved 'The Midnight Fox' and highly recommend it. I am also reading 'Miss Pickerell Goes to the Moon', by Ellen MacGregor and Dara Pantell. I have always loved these books. Found this one at a Little Free Library recently, and decided to read it. And I am reading "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis. My favorite book in the Narnia series. I am only allowing myself to read a few pages a day of it, as I want to make it last most of the summer. I love to pretend like I am sailing along with the characters. I also like to eat what they eat in the book. It is such fun.

jessnewson98 on Jun 23, 2020:

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Hi hi Sharen!

I'm currently reading:

  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth. I'm really loving it at the moment. A bit slow with it because of assessments, but what I've read so far has been good. I love the visuals too.

  • Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli. I've not read much of this, only a chapter, but what I have read is really good! I'm just super into sporty ya stuff at the moment, which is funny because I have always lacked the coordination to be sporty.

  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Rereading this graphic novel again because it's stunning and I need more of Stevenson's works in my life.

...and there are a few others but I hope this will suffice for now.

Have a great day!

x jess (jessnewson98)

BlueberryLady on Mar 24, 2020:

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for you to Enjoy all Year long..

yvonne401 on Mar 4, 2020:

Hi Sharen! I sent out your Pennsylvania Swappers February WTA today along with a birthday card! I hope you like it. Please let me know when you receive. Thanks!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Kirkdebb on Feb 11, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

I enjoy many different pies, but my favorite has always been walnut pie. My mom and I would gather walnuts from my grandfather's tree and I would help to crack them. It is made the same as pecan pie, but uses walnuts instead of pecans.

banjobraids on Feb 8, 2020:

I am so hungry for pie after searching images! Thinking chocolate or coconut pie as those are my favs. pie pie

yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2020:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

grammypammy on Feb 2, 2020:

WnWHS Great American Pies Month Profile Swap

Thanks for joining this swap!

Please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

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