Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye


About who? Me? There’s nothing special about me….

Ok, if you insist.

I currently live in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona but I’ve spent time in Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and California before settling here.

I am married to a wonderful man (19 years) and have two children. My daughter, K, is 26 and son, Z, is 18. We are owned by two Miniature Schnauzers: Greta (black) and Duchess (white).

I spend Monday – Friday working as a Consultant for a bank in northern California 😉  My specialty is Financial and Regulatory reporting for large financial services companies.  It’s interesting and it fulfills my primary job goal: To make someone else’s job easier.

I work to support my family primarily, but also to support what I *really* like doing: stitching, reading, watching baseball and playing on the computer.

Stitching includes: cross-stitch, hardanger, drawn thread, knitting, crochet and even the odd beading project now and then. I’ve done it all at one time or another.

I read mysteries and fantasy, mostly. I will read other genres as I find things that catch my interest or are recommended by friends and family. Favorite authors include: Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Elizabeth Peters, Jim Butcher, David Eddings, Anne Bishop, Diana Gabaldon, JR Ward…..and I could go on and on. I *love* to read. So much I have amassed a nice bookmark collection 😉
Baseball? Love it. I root for the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks. They are my “boys” and the six games a year when they play each other is a stressful time in the house!

We are a gaming family.  We have computers (PC and Mac), Xbox360, XboxOne, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) and Vita.  I like puzzle (PuzzleQuest), strategy (Civilization Revolution) and platformers (Lego Star Wars, Indiana Jones & Batman and Ratchet & Clank franchise)

So that’s all “about” me – or at least what I think are the semi-interesting bits 😉