What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!)
I love different types of gourmet and flavored coffee. Right now I have Green Mountain Blueberry coffee and my DH likes their Dark Espresso. I also belong to the Green Mountain Café club. So I get to try different coffees and we also just joined the Gevalia club as well.
Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee?
I prefer whole bean, I love o grind the coffee fresh every morning.
This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee? Do you enjoy special blends?
Yes, I drink flavored coffee and love the holiday ones tht come out. Last year we had this yummy French Vanilla Caramel. It was already ground, but that was ok and it was heavenly. I also like to try now and again special blends.
How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf?
I like cream and “raw” sugar, or sometimes I use Splenda. It all depends upon the type of coffee it is.
Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer?
We have more mugs that I care to mention. So I have started to collect tea cups and saucers. I think it is real neat to drink using them. This way I won’t get spills on the table or my computer desk. My DH likes mugs but I prefer the latter for myself.
Winter and Holidays - PLEASE be descriptive! Your pal will need this information to be sure to put together a package you will enjoy!
What is your favorite part of Winter?
It used to be walking down snow covered trails. That was until I moved to TX, now I guess you can say that having a tree trimming party with friends and the fire in the fire place and good food and drink.
Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday?
Yes, we celebrate Christmas.
If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree?
Yes we usually have a 9 -12 foot tree.
Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package?
Since it does not get winter cold her where I live I think a Holiday themed package would be wonderful.
Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect?
Yes, I collect Tea Cups & Saucers and Angels.
Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats?
I wear neither, too warm here. Last winter it was 65-70 out. (I live just outside of the Houston area).
What is your favorite holiday or winter treat?
Egg Nog made from scratch and Hot Mulled Cider.
Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory.
That would be the Christmas, when my daughter got up before the family and had opened all the presents that were under the tree. I think it was my mom who helped me wrap everything back up. It was so funny she thought that Santa has left all the presents for her.
Yarn and Crafting
Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long?
I knit, took a 20+ year hiatus and now I am knitting all the time. How much do I knit I always have at least 2 projects in my knitting bag. I knit when we drive into Houston or anywhere. I knit at the church fellowships, before service and after while waiting for my DH to finish doing the video work. I even knit while I am waiting for the doctor to come into the exam room. We go to the flea market almost every Saturday and I bring my knitting. When I get tired of looking and walking I just go and sit down on a bench and knit until my DH catches up with me. Guess you can say I am addicted to knitting. I will be learning to crochet again. My grandmother taught me how but it has been a long time since I picked up the crochet hooks.
Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight?
I like bamboo needles I have 3 straight pair and about 6-8 circulars; I have 3 circular s that are Addi’s. 2 are Turbo’s and the other is their Lace circular size 4. The only plastic ones I have are my Denise needles and they awesome because I can change the lengths. But I just received a pair of glass circulars from glasspen.com for my birthday. They knit like a dream. They’re a size 9 with a 47 inch cable. You can have them custom make the cable length. My DH got them in the African Queen design. I have my shades of blue Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl by Susan Lawrence on them and they feel awesome in your hands!!
What sort of projects do you enjoy making?
I love to make shawls, felted bags/purses and lace work.
What are your favorite types of yarn to work with?
Schaefer Anne; Kuani in rainbow; Trekking XXL; Nashua Handknits worsted & chunky; Tilli Thomas – Flurries; Hainde Maidens - Silk Maiden; Luoisa Harding's- Grace & Kimono Angora and Nashua Handknit's Cilantro.
Do you spin or dye?
I am going to a Fiber Festival next month and I will be taking the workshops on Drop spindles and dyeing. I am so excited to be learning these 2 new things.
Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else?
I make jewelry using semi precious gems stone/beads and Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver. I also use the same materials and I make stitch markers also. I do ceramics and I sew -quilt too .
When is your birthday?
Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!)
1 daughter 28, 2 granddaughters ages 3 and 11; and 4 step children. Plus we have Rita a Chinese Crested (Hairy Hairless); and Sir Angus Seton Black and red Phantom Toy Poodle.
What are your favorite colors?
I love the rich and brilliant colors of the jewel tone family, plus Fuchsia and royal blue.
Do you have any allergies?
Long haired cats make me sneeze, highly allergic to Bee & Wasp stings.
Okay now that is done and I can now get to bed. Today is 5 hours I go to see the Pulmonologist then at 11:15 I go to see the Cardiologist to get surgical clearance for my gastric by-pass surgery. Well it is 3:45 AM and I am off to bed need to get a little sleep before these tests.