Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Probably more than you want to know...

For the August Birthday Swap!

(And if my partner is a tech-minded person, I'm not ashamed to say I'd love a tutorial in saving the birthday button from Abigail's blog! You can tell by my rag-tag collection that I have yet to master this part of blogging.)

What day is your birthday?

August 6th. My 44th this year, and I'm not ashamed to tell anyone!

Are you crafty?

Well, I like to think so. I'm a dabbler and I do like to try new things. Knitting is something I've really stuck with, and I like playing with wire for jewelry and figures, and noodling with wood is an interest as well...

Would you enjoy things like: Buttons, ribbons and embellishments?

Yes! I'll find a use for almost anything.

Do you dye your own wool?

Haven't yet, but I'm game.

Do you like to scrapbook or make homemade cards?

No on the scrapbooking, yes on the cards.

What small project would you be interested in making?
Socks, mittens, scarf, hat, baby items, wash cloths, doilies, shrugs etc

I'm still working on my first pair of socks, but anything in the list would be worth a try.

What are your favorite scents?

I haven't yet found a cologne/perfume that I like for me, but I'm partial to citrus-y scents, and I like things that have really clean, cotton-y smell.

Do you like stationary and cards?


Do you like hand lotions or soaps?

Soaps, yes. I'm picky about lotions--most are too strongly scented for me.

Do you like to sew or embroider items?

I'm in remedial sewing with my very patient mother-in-law as my mentor, and I'm starting to embroider, so yes (with training wheels).

Do you like beads?


What kind of mail-able snacks do you like to eat?

Salty, crunchy or nutty things. Can't really mail chocolate here this time of year (sob).

Do you like to wear costume jewelry? Necklace, earrings, bracelets etc.

I have a few pieces of jewelry that I wear every day, so not really, but I'm always looking for interesting earrings, so they're a possibility. I like small ones and mostly wear the French or fishhook style.

Do you like to play cards or board games?


What are your favorite colors of yarn?

Greys, greens, deep reds and purples.

Do you like solid, variegated, heathers, or self striping yarns?

All of the above.

Do you like kitchen magnets or key rings?

Yes to the magnets, but I'm well-covered in the keychain department!

Do you like picture frames?

Yes, if they aren't too fussy or foo-foo.

Do you like to make/or use stitch markers?


Do you collect anything?

Elephants (again, not so much the fussy or uber-cutesy ones) and things with realistic leaf motifs or designs.

Do you have any allergies?
Smoke, food, fiber, pets, etc..

The best birthday present I ever got is one I get each year since I was pregnant. My husband quit smoking. Can't stand cigarette smoke.

Do you have any hobbies?

I putter in the garden, I birdwatch, I play softball. I have a concertina, but haven't noodled with it in some time. Like to doodle, knit, read and spend entirely too much time on the computer perusing interesting blogs!

Do you like scented or unscented candles?

I'm not a candle collector, but probably would go for unscented if the candle holder was attractive.

Are you a fiber snob?

I guess I'm becoming one. I like wool, and I like having the option to felt or not to felt. I'm starting to use cottons as they are a good desert option. Wouldn't complain about any natural fiber--would love to try hemp.


Mindy said...

Hello Birthday Pal!

Ron Southern said...

I couldn't find the post where you left your message, but the message was emailed to me. Contact me again and tell me the link where those buttons are and I'll look at the code. If not too wearying, I'll track them down.