Here are my answers for the Winter Wonderful Coffeeswap:
What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!)
I love Starbucks house blend. I also like Folgers Vanilla roast.
Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee?
I would prefer beans if at all possible. I have a grinder and will grind the beans as I make the coffee.
This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee? Do you enjoy special blends?
I love to try different flavors and will try the holiday blends. I also love the Pumpkin flavored coffee from Green Mountain Coffee.
How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf?
I drink my coffee with just cream.
Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer?
Definitely a nice thick mug. I think of cup and saucers as something you drink tea out of.
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?
I love when the air gets really cold, especially in the mornings. For some reason it is easier for me to get up and want to start my day when it is cold out.
Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday?
We celebrate Christmas in December.
If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree?
Yes, we put up a Christmas tree. I love to go through the Christmas tree decorations and see the different ones we have collected over the years.
Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package?
To be honest, it does not matter to me. If you want to put together a Christmas package that would be great; however, if you would prefer a Winter themed I will enjoy that also!.
Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect?
I collect Precious Moments. I also like Snowmen and Angels for Christmas. Also, since this is my first Christmas since my husband passed away I will be using more of the Angel theme. :)
Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats?
I wear scarves, hats, and mittens. While I love the cold weather, I don't like to get too cold.
What is your favorite holiday or winter treat?
I love all the homemade goodies during the winter and holidays. I absolutely love my mother's pinwheel cookies. This is the only time of the year that we get them!
Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory.
Every Christmas we get together at my paternal grandmother's house for Christmas dinner. This one particular year, my maternal grandparents had come to visit also. We have a large group on Christmas. While we were all sitting around the table after eating someone tried to hang a spoon of their nose. The next thing you know, everyone in the room was attempting to do also. We were all laughing so hard and seeing all three of my grandparents trying also was so much fun. (Yes, our family can get a little silly sometimes; but that is why I love them all.)
Yarn and Crafting
Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long?
I mainly knit now. I learned to knit about a year ago. I have crocheted for over 20 years.
Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight?
I prefer wooden needles. Whether I prefer Circular or straight really depends on my project at the time.
What sort of projects do you enjoy making?
I am hooked on making felted bags!!!!! I think I need a 12 step program for this addiction :)
What are your favorite types of yarn to work with?
I love the feeling of Alpaca. I also like working with wool.
Do you spin or dye? Not yet. I am sure it is coming in the future.
Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else?
I will try almost any craft. I love cross stitch and needlepoint. I just like anything that will allow me to be a little creative.
When is your birthday?
Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!)
I have 3 children (23-girl, 20-boy, & 17-girl). My granddaughter is 19 months old and then I have 2 cats.
What are your favorite colors?
Purples, burgandy, burnt orange
Do you have any allergies?