Monday, October 22, 2007

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap! Pop on over to http://wintercoffeeswap.blogspot.com to sign up! Registration starts Wednesday, October 24th!

I sure love winter! One day, I would love to take a vacation to Norway or Alaska in the winter and be really cold! Or maybe, stay in that Ice Hotel in Canada. No time or money for a vacation this year, but a coffee swap is the next best thing!

What are your favorite kinds of coffee? Peet's French Roast and Italian Roast.


Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee? Ground - no grinder.

This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee? I make Arabic (Turkish) coffee flavored with cardomom every morning for my family. Do you enjoy special blends? Peet's Holiday blend is usually pretty good.

How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Straight up and caffinated (otherwise, what's the point?!)

Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer? Definitely a mug for American coffee. We drink Arabic coffee in tiny espresso cups.


What is your favorite part of Winter? The cold.

Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday? I am Muslim, but it happens that one of our holidays falls in December this year.

Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package? Winter themed would be great - I do love snowflakes.

Do you collect anything? Nature photographs - especially snowy ones.

Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect? I am not much for knick-knacks, but I love snowflakes and reindeer. (I guess it's the Norwegian ancestry)

Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats? Love mittens!

What is your favorite holiday or winter treat? In addition to coffee, I love anything chocolate!

Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory. One year my family had a reunion in Kansas City in my uncle's four-storey house. The week was filled with cookie baking, snowball fights, and talent shows - it was magical!

Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long? Knit - on and off for three years.

Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Wooden

Circular or straight? Circular or double-pointed.

What sort of projects do you enjoy making? Anything that isn't a scarf.

What are your favorite types of yarn to work with? Natural fibers.

Do you spin or dye? Not yet!

Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else? I love to sew/quilt and embroider when I have time.

When is your birthday? August 3rd.

Do you have any children? Two boys, ages five and one. Oh, and a hermit crab.

What are your favorite colors? Greens and Blues - ocean colors

Do you have any allergies? No.

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