Self: Catholic, Wife, Mom, Artist, Baker/Cook, New Englander, Cat-Herder. I love needlework: designing cross stitch samplers with specialty stitches, designing applique and quilting projects. I read incessantly, write occasionally and collect shells and wishing stones wherever I go.
Ethnicity: American-Mixed Mutt of Irish (97%), Welsh, Western Asian, Spanish, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and several other flavors.
Favorite Colors: All colors, but esp. bluish-purple and certain shades of green. I find colors most beautiful when blended or contrasted.
Favorite Foods: UPDAKE!! I went gluten and other lectin free two years ago and dropped 27 lbs in one year! I don’t miss my old favorite foods and eat mostly clean, sugar-free whole foods like raw or lightly steamed veggies, fresh fruit and a little chicken. I eat very few nightshades. Try to stay organic and GMO free.
Favorite Animals: Cats. You don’t have to walk them. I love all breeds, but our Nigella Shadow (Niggy), has made me a Tortie fan forever. There is something very special about Tortie cats. Niggy is loving, loyal, nosey and hilariously funny. I also love dogs: Boxers, Welsh Terriers, Boston Terriers, and Chihuahua-Terrier crosses, all of which I had as a kid. I’m basically a sucker for an animal with a soulful face. A wee Boston Terrier could run a very close second to Nigella Shadow. But still second.
Favorite Music: Instrumental ~ flute, piano … usually with no singing. I absolutely love Smetana’s Moldau and the music from the movie, Waking Ned Devine.
Favorite Movies: Bella, Pride & Prejudice with Ehle and Firth. Waking Ned Devine, Brigit Jones Diary. Moral movies with humor and happy endings are best.
Favorite Books: History, classics, mysteries, romance, needlework, neurology, writing, journaling, sewing, quilting, quote books.
Favorite Clothes: Worn blue jeans, cotton t-shirts, turtlenecks, sweatshirts, hoodies … soft and comfortable clothing
Favorite TV Shows: Duck Dynasty, Doc Martin, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Favorite Things to Do: Applique & quilt. Read a book during a heavy rain or snow storm. Sew, stitch/paint/photograph in beautiful, clear light. Prepare favorite foods for those I love and linger at the table afterwards. Talk with my hubby late at night or in the very early morning. Drive somewhere with our son and talk as we go, … no cell phones, no ipods, … just companionable time like when we homeschooled. Go to church when it’s “empty”, sit in front of the Tabernacle and be still. Go to lunch with one of my friends to talk and laugh and put the world to rights, … yet again. Go to any library/bookstore when it’s not crowded and poke around. Go to the theater when both the play and seats are good. Go to, or listen to a great lecture. Be home when the house is absolutely quiet … and do nothing. Read other people’s blogs! Grocery shopping … strange but true, I absolutely love it. Laugh out loud till my sides hurt. Design samplers or quilts during snowstorms!! Snowstorms, I love snowstorms.