Sunday, June 13, 2010

Introducing: Suzanne aka Redneck.Lover

Hi my name is Suzanne Daniels. I have been MIA lately and do apologize, however life has thrown us some curve balls lately. Where do I start? I am 43 years old, originally from Dublin, Ireland. I married Otis 17 years ago this December. We have three beautiful children, Sara (13), Leo (11) and Billie (8). We live in Columbus, Georgia and have lived here since 2005, prior to that we lived in Ireland. I love to cook, I have so many cookbooks, its almost like an addiction. I have just started trying to sew. So far I have made two quilts (with the girls commandeered) and one apron for my washing line, for keeping the pegs in. About a year ago I discovered canning and this opened up a whole new world for me. So far I have made Strawberry Jam, Peach Mint Salsa, Cherry Almond Jam and I am pickling my very own homegrown banana peppers as I type this.

I have always crafted in some form or another. In Ireland I knitted. My mom taught me to knit when I was about 10. Used to knit all our sweaters every year, in Ireland, we needed them. Not to much use for sweaters in Georgia! A little too hot and humid. I also cross stitched back in Ireland. In Dublin we had a book shop called Easons and it was one of my favourite shops. I would go into the magazine section and they would have all the American Craft magazines there. I would spend hours in that shop. One of the magazines I think was called Cross Stitch World and I bought that magazine religiously every month. Bookshops have always been a favorite hangout of mine. Even now, I can easily lose myself for an hour or two in Barnes & Nobles.

Then we moved to the States and I discovered scrapbooking on QVC of all places. I had never seen anything quite like it. I had always been one to keep mementos of special occasions, or of the projects the kids would bring home from school and would keep everything in envelopes of all kinds and sizes. All of a sudden my envelopes had "meaning" and I dived in with gusto. I just loved it. All these pretty papers, and embelishments. I was in heaven.

I'm not to sure how I discovered card making but it seemed like a natural progression. I have always loved giving cards and I discovered that by making them, I could personalise them just that little bit more. I came across Papertrey quite by accident. I was a regular lurker on Michelle Wooderson's Blog and the rest, well the rest is kinda history. I have been a customer for just over a year.



Beth on June 14, 2010 at 7:52 PM said...

I think I found my long lost sister!

Suzanne, you need to be my new mentor. I so want to delve into the world of canning. I would love to hear what you've learned along the way as you learn it too.

Jennifer K on June 16, 2010 at 11:18 PM said...

So glad to get to know you better Suzanne! It's been a busy spring, hasn't it? My husbands life dream is to get to Ireland - his ancestors are from there and tout their heritage every chance they get. I also have two very dear friends whose parents emigrated from Ireland years ago; both friends go back often to visit cousins, aunts and uncles. One commented once that it's not as romantic of a place as the movies and novels make it seem. lol I'm sure it's not but we want to visit all the same.

I'm also a scrapbooker and I can't really say which one I picked up first but I love both of them. We'll have to help each other along in using our PTI products to make scrapbook pages.

Well, I've certainly been windy enough here!

Mariana on June 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM said...

WOW you are really a crafty lady! I am so happy to have you in this group! Looking forward to learn a lot form you!

Anonymous said...

There is a post on the PTI board requesting that you contact Ali about some missing stamps. The link is here.

If any of the design team members know of Suzanne's whereabouts, please pass this along to her.


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