Friday, February 26, 2010

On-Line Dating Scammers From Internet Dating

Antonio Vega, Connecticut
Joshua Stone, Tulsa/Oxford, England
Daniel Mills, Atlanta, Georgia/Romania
Mark Green, Clinton, Missouri/+233543604461/Guhana
I thought I would share pictures and information on the 4 men that have asked me for money during my Internet dating experience. They were from the dating sites of eHarmony,, and Love and Seek. Scammers usually have the following traits in common.
*live in larger cities, making it harder to get information on him since there are many with that name
*live in states other than Kansas
*will move anywhere for true love
*work out of the country often
*ask for the money while they are in another country (they probably lived overseas the whole time and just said they were from the US)
*self employed (engineers and contractors are common)
*usually the photos on the dating sites are more professional looking
*the men are usually more attractive than the run of the mill men
*they are in love with you right off the bat
*you receive beautiful love letters over the Internet from them

*they encourage you to make future plans ans you may even be encouraged to shop for a larger home
*they will obviously make future plans and share them with you
*they may have a child they are raising by themselves due to a bad divorce or death of spouse
*if you talk on the phone, they have an accent and they usually claim is English, but it is African or not detectable and they are very hard to understand
*they refer to you as a spouse or Mrs._____________ or use a pet name during all conversations
*he wants you to be on a web cam, but he won't be able to use one on his computer, even if you send him one
*he will ask you if you don't trust him
*he will tell you that he wants to be yours forever
*the requested money may be need to be sent to another person or company or motel manager
*the money may be for various reasons, such as motel expenses, food, clothes, medical expenses for an ill child, equipment for the company, etc.
*you will be the only person he can count on since his family is deceased or estranged

Monday, February 22, 2010


Over the weekend I was able to work in the basement studio and complete some batts to sell at the local yarn store. A batt is a fiber or combination of natural or unnatural fibers combed for spinning. I usually dye the fibers and then comb them in the large electric drum carder. This will open, mix, and line up the fibers to prepare them for spinning. My batts usually contain at least one breed of sheep wool, but usually several breeds, some Mylar sparkle, (got to have that girlie bling), maybe some of the following: silk, milk fiber, corn fiber, cotton, yak, silk noels, soy silk, nylon blending fiber, recycled pop bottle fiber, recycled sari silk, recycled denim, recycled yarn, string, feathers, fabric bits.........................

I like to place the batts in a plastic bag. All fiber enthusiasts like to touch, smell, and squeeze all types of fiber. They do not purchase without doing this regiment, if at all possible. For these people, who are the ones that purchase my product, I cut out a little heart shape in the plastic bag. I add little extras for spinning in the bags, so I don't make the hole very just in case these extras would get pulled out. In these batts, I added extra fibers and tried to place a loosely made fiber flower in the center of the package.
The tea cozy was lined this weekend also. I only used one ply of fabric and slightly gathered it at the bottom in the serge sewing. The lining is also loosely tacked, allowing the yarn stretch without breaking the threads.
I also finished another Sunday Undie rose. I have a picture of the rose and also a second picture of the rose with the two types of yarn used in making it.
Blessings !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rose Tea Cozy

I completed two rose shaped Sunday Undies this week. They are crocheted with an eyelash yarn and a chenille yarn together. A Sunday Undie is a decorative hot pad for under a teapot or a hot dish on the table top. It is not intended to to withstand real hot temperatures and it us more of a decorative piece. Are your Sunday Go To Meeting Clothes the most practical of all of your clothes? Probably not, but they look nice and so do these.

This Valentine week end I crocheted a tea cozy with a rose on top. It has yet to be lined. The yarn is a combination of 3 used together. I used a thin flag yarn, a chenille, and one of unknown origin.

Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Orange-Lemon Cake

This cake is wonderful! My son told me that it was the best cake that I have made so far. It doesn't raise up as much as some other cakes, due to the use of sour cream. I sprinkled the top with powdered sugar.
1 Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
1 1/3 cups of Tropicana Orange Juice
2/3 cup of Light Daisy Sour Cream
1/3 cup of Sunflower Oil
3 eggs
Zest of 1 Large Orange
Place the above ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute slowly and 3 minutes on high.
Pour into prepared cake pan as instructed on the mix package.

Monday, February 1, 2010

More Pink Undies

I completed more Sunday Undies this week.
I especially like the rose with the fragrance liner.