About Me

100 Things About Me

365 Days: A Year In Photos

7 Things About Me:

1. I used to not like reading Memes, let alone write them. I would quickly pass by anyones blog that had one. However, this past year I began to realize that I stopped to read the memes of crafty people that I admired, wanting to get to know them better. Hence my first foray into memes. If you hate them, as I once did, you are welcome to stop reading now…

Still there? Okay…


2. I am a big Star Trek fan. I have 7 huge plastic containers of Star Trek memorabilia. I was the fringe geek who dressed up, but I definitely didn’t miss an episode and hate people mixing up Star Trek with Star Wars. I even have a Klingon tattoo! When Jadzia Dax married Worf, I nearly died. He was supposed to be MY klingon husband 🙂

3. I love big coffee cups. Lately Starbucks have been my dealer of choice. They have such wonderful designs on their 10oz or bigger mugs. I even went to their website to see if they sold them there, sadly they do not. My SP9 pal, Lynne, bought me a great mug that I use all the time. I love the thickness of the handle, it fits just right.

4. I have a huge fear of sharks. Yes, I know everyone fears sharks, however, my fear has rollercoastered over the years. I used to be too afraid to go into the pool because of the deep dark blue 8 foot end. I cannot watch shark week, and get tend to get heart palpitations whenever someone speaks about it. The Hawaii trip was the first time I had ever been in water deeper than my thigh let along put my head under water. I can’t say I loved it but I did enjoy the view. That is when I wasn’t completely scaring myself and going in circles in the water because I thought there was something behind me. I even thought I heard screams underwater. Phobias suck!


5. I think Tom Petty is lucky. I started getting into Tom Petty in college and listened to him for years after that. I rarely heard Petty on the radios, especially because I also rarely listen to radio. So I decided that any time there was a spontaneous occurrence of a Petty song or sighting that it would mean my day for that point on would be good. Why? I have not idea, but I believe(d) in it so much that to this day I have other people that get excited for me when I or they hear Petty. Guess that saying “You make your own luck” hold true in this case.

6. I choose my family. I think of family as a privilege not a right. Everyone expects that because you or they are family that they have certain right as blood family that does not have to be earned. I, on the other hand, pick my family. To be part of the family you have to pass the same standards that I have in place for friends. To write them out here would take all day, but at the end of the day you have to value me as a person and show me that my loyalty to you is reciprocated. I consider many of my close friends to be family, some of which are more family than the ones I inherited by blood. Don’t get me wrong, lots of my blood family are my chosen family as well, but some regrettably are not.


7. I am a Taurus, even though my sign is Pisces. A lot time ago I decided that I did not fit the parameters of my astrological sign of Pisces and decided instead that I was a Taurus. I came to this conclusion because I did not like the fickle nature, loosey goosey nature of the Pisces, and instead decided that I was grounded and firm like that of the Taurus. When I read horoscopes I read the Taurus section first and the reaffirm my belief by reading the Pisces and comparing the apparent differences between me and the description. Before you ask, my rising nor my moon are in Taurus, just my imagination.

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi, I saw your post of Crafster about your new apron, which I love, by the way. I had to come here and check out your blog, and I am wowed and so happy I clicked.
    I’m a new knitter, (just a few months) and I am so impressed by all the beautiful things you have made, I had to let you know!
    Keep up the beautiful work.

  2. You have excellent taste in fabric. I eagerly look forward to your creations and the colors you choose. I am sure I will enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Hi,
    Do you live in Orange county? I noticed that you shop at Purl and have been to the yarn lady’s bag sales. Where does your knitting group meet? Hope to hear from you soon.
    Take care

  4. Just to further confuse you…the peacock is the “astrological bird” of Saggitarians. Guess how I know? 😉 Taureans are Doves, but “dove chic” just doesn’t have that certain cachet, does it? After reading your blog though I am nominating you as an honorary Saggitarian!

  5. I just left a message about your BurdaStyle skirt, but I forgot to mention that I enjoy your site so much that I added it to my new Blog list.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Hi, I live in Carson and work in Orange County and am looking for a sewing buddy. My “girls” just aren’t the sewing/crafting types. Hope to hear from you soon. Karen.

  7. Hey there, as to your seventh point, did you consider looking into your Rising Sign or your Moon sign? These might be the reason why you don’t feel like a Pisces. Also, if you are born on the cusp, it’s harder to distinguish between the two personalities.

  8. Hi,

    I love your crafts and your photos on flickr. I am starting a new travel site called 1wrongturn.com. I am writing a post about Montreal, a place that my family and I have visited every summer for the past 6 years. Unfortunately, I lost most of my photos when my computer crashed. I would love to use some of your photos and I can credit you and link back to your website.

    If that is okay, please let me know.

    Thanks so much,


  9. Hi! I am trying to make the Amy Butler christmas tree skirt that you made a while ago (a web search for it led me to your site). I also cannot find 2 1/2 buttons. When you used the 1 1/2 inch buttons, did you have to make the button loops smaller? Or can you use the same size that the pattern calls for? This is my first sewing experience so I’m not sure how to alter things… Any help would be much appreciated!


  10. Hi! I want to ask you a question about Burda line drawings but can’t find an email for you so, if you don’t mind, would you email me at lakaribane AT gmail DOT com. I don’t know if you’ve read that the Fr site is redone WITHOUT the previews and line drawings and the Ru site is up for the same unfortunate make-over June 1st!?!?!?!

  11. Wow, you got it going on girl. Love your pattern selections as well as the fabric that you chose to execute the project. Keep if the good work, you look great in your newly made duds.

  12. Hey there — I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed your blog over the years and I miss seeing you in action. Way leads on to way, and I hope you’re living large somewhere. In the meantime, I plan to keep your site bookmarked should you ever decide to share your creativity with the big, blue world again. Here’s hoping …

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