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Date Joined: May 9, 2010
Last Online: July 31, 2022
Birthday: December 19
Country: Australia
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About Me

Goodness me.. reading other peoples profiles is great, but sorta makes me think there isn't that much to me.. that I can really think of!

I am a stay-at-home grandma with 11 grandkids, and an angel baby, and 2 extra by default, plus another one on the way - due May. I take care of one full-time.. I have 4 adult kiddies.

I have fibromyalgia and a few other minor disabilities but do crafty things to keep me 'active', sane and not sitting in a corner, waiting for the Grim Reaper..

Favorite Music

I don't really have a favourite music.. though anything with a 'big' sound is good.. I like, in no particular order:

  • Pink Floyd
  • Vast
  • U2
  • Metallica
  • G'n'R

I also like:

  • Eminem
  • BullitNutz
  • Deep Purple
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Nickelback
  • Prem Joshua

There used to be a radio on all the time in the kitchen, but the music is so boring and repetitive that I don't have it on anymore. There is a radio in the GD's room, she 'can't sleep without it' !

Favorite Books

Once upon a time... lol, I used to read a lot of books, I was always in trouble at school for not listening in class because I was reading a book instead! With the birth of kids and with life in general, I don't read much anymore.. unless it is craft magazines, of course. Or blogs.

My favorite book though, is Power of One.. and the sequel, Tandia.

Favorite Movies

I don't watch many movies, I find them 'unbelievable' and predictable. Though I do like to watch kids movies.. lol..


The Green Mile was a great movie..

SSHH.. Just between you and me.. I love Top Gun too.. I watched it 4 times in a row when it first came out on video and twice a day til it was time to take it back to the shop.. how sad. LOL

But I am not that keen on Mr Cruise.. I just liked the movie.. Val Kilmer was better looking :)

Favorite Crafts

I have tried many crafts over the years.. I love them all.. if it is creative in anyway, I will give it a go. My number one craft is quilting.. I do arty things and journaly things too. I have done pottery, lino printing, metal work, woodwork and lead lighting. I knit and taught myself to sort-of crochet.

All my arty stuff is in my Flickr. They aren't really that good but I have fun doing them.

Other Stuffs..

I have no idea what to write in here...

so I will start with a few things I like and dislike.. til someone tells me things that should be here that aren't.

  • I love the colour black ( even though it isn't technically a colour) and dark purple.. and dark blue.. and peacock blue.. and pink.. I love bling..

  • I love chocolate..I would love to try some from somewhere other than where I live..

  • I hate hate hate peanuts.. actually.. i really hate peanuts. No, i don't have an allergy to them, I just hate the smell and the taste. So my kids never had peanut butter/paste unless they ate it at friends places or they moved out and bought it themselves..!

  • I had a dog but she died of breast cancer. My DH has a cat that crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2014. We have another cat though, . An indoor-only cat. And DH has a bunny.

  • I collect unicorns.. though I have nowhere to keep them at the moment.. paper with unicorns is good. Fabric with unicorns is good.. Or cats. Or fairies. Or pansies.

  • I have a collection of (and am still collecting) notebooks too.. some of them will never see pen on their pages in my lifetime, but that is ok.. I like them and that is all that is important. If I had some composition notebooks, I would use them.. and use them... also use them like this Journal

  • My Princess (aka the granddaughter) loves pink and purple and shiny.. she is such a girly girl, which is weird because neither her mother or I are.

  • My DH is a 'real' bloke.. a biker-type. So if you have a spare Harley laying around, he would appreciate you sending it over..

  • Postcards.. I love postcards. I love postcards sent naked and written on. I love postcards of where you are at - your town, your city, your state, your country during the day, during the evening or at night - especially if it is somewhere other than where I live!!

  • Geocaching.. It is a new hobby but fun and finding 'caches with goodies in is even better. Geocache website

  • Munzee.. Another new hobby, not much different from Geocaching in that you go hunting for things, but there no 'cache', just a QR code to scan.. Munzee website

Err... ?

Wish List..

I don't really have much to put on a wishlist.. that I can think of right now anyway !

But I will give it a go..

  • if you are sending me something pictorial from nowhere near where I live, like a calendar or postcard, please let it show the area you live, not the animals/things I have on my like list..
  • I would really love to go to Alaska, so any photos or pictures or newspapers showing anywhere in Alaska would be wonderful..
  • Black Stuff.. it is hard to find 'fun' black stuff
  • Pink stuff.. just because
  • Glow in the dark stuff.. because it is fun..
  • Beads - glass, not plastic. Plastic melts when it gets ironed..
  • Actually, stuff of any colour would be appreciated..
  • Fancy fun pens, fancy fun pencils
  • Postcards from places other than where I live..

Then there are some don't wish fors..

  • scraps of paper - I have enough of my own
  • anything with peanuts, or any nuts
  • embroidery floss, I have more than enough
  • scraps of fabric, same reason as above. I have enough fabric and scraps to last me past life expectancy.
  • I don't like 1930's/civil war/floral fabric..
  • Gum. Gum is level with peanuts on my hate scale.. I cannot stand gum.
  • religion. religion is up there on the hate scale with gum and peanuts. I don't care for anything religious at all. EVER.
  • No perfume or scented stuff or make up - I don't like it.
  • No tea or coffee, I don't drink tea or coffee..
  • Christmas-themed items, bah humbug. I am Australian, I don't celebrate Halloween..
  • Did I mention I don't like religious stuff.. even if it is notepaper that you are writing a note on to tell me about the swap. DON'T send it please. or don't write religious stuff on the envelope.. I don't care if you love your religious idol, I don't need - or want - to know about it.! EVER. Sorry... :)

I also wish for everyone to be nice.. I want my partners to be nice.. I am nice, I just expect it back.


I 'borrowed' this from someone else's profile because it is relevant and not something I had thought of... thank you @BlueBirdBella .

If you live outside Australia, it's not a good idea to post seeds/plants, shells, soil/sand, tea with fruit pieces, incense, dried/pressed flowers, raw nuts/seeds, any animal products such as raw hide, feathers, teeth, bones, any wooden items. All of these sort of items will not be allowed through Australian customs and immigration. Sorry :(


thebeholder rated for A Sentence A Day on Feb 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
kiwi2140nz rated for Calendars Galore! on Dec 31, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the nice calendar. I have just returned from a holiday in NSW yesterday.
junemoon rated for A Sentence A Day on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: What a pretty little book you used! There was some Aussie-jargon that I didn't understand but I enjoyed reading it. I'm glad you are also a quilter and sent me the beautiful FQ! Thank you and happy holidays.
bmh92 rated for December Birthday Cards 2015 on Dec 16, 2015
Comment: It was a nice birthday card. I hope to see you in future swaps!
Jeanm rated for December Birthday Cards 2015 on Dec 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy Birthday!
jenm487 rated for December Birthday Cards 2015 on Dec 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card and postcard!
liefdraakje rated for December Birthday Cards 2015 on Dec 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the birthday envie. Will open it at my birthday :)
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!! Love the stamp. : )
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card.
Comment: Lovely pc Sue. Thank you. :-)
Artsynerdgirl rated for Sender's Choice Art Envie Swap on May 15, 2015
Comment: Found it! Thanks so much and sorry for my late rate. :)
Comment: Definitely got this on time, sorry for taking so long to rate <3
grammag rated for BC: Weather Mini-zine on Mar 30, 2015
Comment: I love your little 'zine! The facts about Australia were very interesting and your drawing were vey cute! Thanks!
Comment: Your pc will be sent out in the next round!
Tynkerbelle rated for BC: Inchies swap on Feb 19, 2015
Comment: thank you so much for the inchies, very lovely, i really like the bright colors..and mnt thanks for the post card, will be nice addition to my collection...happy swapping :)
Comment: got your PC thanks
Comment: Received and I will pass it on in the next round
SusanSpooky rated for December Birthday Cards 2014 on Dec 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the birthday card! Happy Birthday to you as well!!

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3goldkeys on Jan 30, 2015:

Wanted to let you know that your R19 pc will soon be on its way home to South Australia in Adventures of the Traveling Postcard R38. I love the map pc of Australia.

Heirloom on Jul 2, 2014:

Thanks for being a fab member of FABRIC FANATICS!

pne on Apr 24, 2014:

Thank you for sending on my postcard from round 16 of Adventures of the Travelling Postcard (the 3D lenticular zoom-in-on-the-Earth one)!

LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

BluGinhm on Jan 10, 2014:

Hi Sue - I received my postcard back from you in Adventures of the Traveling Postcard R18. Thanks so much for sending it back to me! I don't often get things back, so it was a pleasant surprise!

snailmailer1 on Aug 31, 2013:

Thanks so much for the 4 awesome pairs of socks and the postcard. I love them all. I especially love the rainbow socks, and my girlfriend has claimed the ladybirds. LOL. Thanks again for angelling my sock swap. I never expected to receive such a generous package <3 <3 <3 Cristina x

Rosei on Jun 14, 2013:

Yes it was an echidna! And I basically have no idea what that is so hedgehog seemed like maybe the closest comparison ;)

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

littlehana86 on Feb 21, 2013:

Receive the pretty Sydney Opera postcard.. :)) Thank you so much...

littlehana86 on Jan 31, 2013:

Thank you for the pretty aussie calender.. I will go to Aussie one day... ;D

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