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Date Joined: August 24, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2011
Birthday: November 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a married mother of two, (young) grandma of one. I have 3 Puggles, Frank, Sammie, and Dean-a. I work full-time outside the home. I try to be as green as I can, eat organic, and recycle more than I throw away. I love to cook American and International dishes, but we do eat lowfat. I am not personally religious and don't like to be preached at, but I do believe in a Greater Good and am accepting of all faiths that "do no harm" and appreciate their good wishes. I love learning about other cultures and ways of life.

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew purses, bags, and totes. I have made Dotees and a few dolls. I love to quilt. I like to do piecing, applique, and art quilts with all sorts of embellishments. I would love to try other crafts and have in the past, but I found myself stretched a little thin and have mainly focused on anything to do with fabric most recently. I have carpal tunnel and am able to do less and less hand stitching. I have just become the proud new owner of a great Embroidery Machine and am having fun with it!

To see examples of my work, visit my Picasa Slide Show above.


I love receiving handmade items from other crafters. I also love receiving things which represent the sender's locality whether bought or made, US or international. My favorite styles are folk and fantasy, but I am open to most anything. I love the colors of Autumn best, but prefer all colors to be saturated rather than pastel. My favorite scents are musky and spicy. I love raspberries and limes. I make fresh ground french roast coffee in a french press every morning. I prefer tea in the evening, especially green. I like candles that smell like baked goods. I love second hand trinkets or items that can be used in decorating or crafting. I love Outsider Art. I like religious art for the sake of its art quality and by that I mean the art of any benevolent religion.


I don't care much for pastels or neons. I don't like grotesque (i.e. bloody) art or depictions. I don't care for floral scents or wear makeup. I am allergic to kiwi and don't care much for cake - especially chocolate - and I don't like dark chocolate. I don't care for floral or fruity candles or use heavily perfumed bath items. Though I like looking at ATCs and such made by others, I don't care to do paper crafting much.

Favorite Music

Classic Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Classical, The Rat Pack, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, World Music, Michael Buble

Wishlist/Junk I Love

Pockets off jeans and other old clothes, esp. with interesting stitching or other design on them.

Appliques - secondhand cut from old clothes, especially

Embroidered collars/pockets/cuffs cut off of old clothes

Patches cut off of old clothes

Doilies of all sizes secondhand or new

Vintage cotton cloth (yardage, table cloths, napkins, hankies, etc...)

Vintage lady's gloves

Handmade items -secondhand or made by you!

Items related to your culture or where you live

Quilt/sewing craft magazines (incl. second hand)

And of course, Fabric!!

Favorite Themes in Fabrics








Novelty fabrics

Hawaiian prints

Chili pepper prints

el Dia de los Muertos


Comment: What an awesome package. I can't wait to try the teas. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome!!
TerryF rated for NFS: Matchmaker! #3 (in two parts) on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Beautiful match - thx dear! Hugs, Terry **Reply to your comment**: You did a great job matching that fabric, and it wasn't an easy one either. (";)
Response: Whew! Boy was I nervous!!!
Brighteyes1028 rated for PS: Holiday Mini Strip Quilt on Jan 31, 2011
snailgirl rated for PS: Holiday Mini Strip Quilt on Jan 8, 2011
Comment: I love the santa quilting!!!
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: The package arrived last night was a joy to receive it is beautiful. Thanks. See you soon. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Patrizia
Response: Thank goodness!!! Sometimes they take so long I can't stand it!!
TerryF rated for PS: Holiday Mini Strip Quilt on Dec 20, 2010
Comment: Lovely work dear - the red and white checks are a nice touch! Hugs, Terry
Response: Thank you! Sometimes it is very rewarding to work up a simple project!!
AlteredArtFreak rated for PS: Holiday Mini Strip Quilt on Dec 19, 2010
Comment: So So Cute! I LOVE the secret santa!! What a great gift!!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks! It was fun!
nanascrafting rated for Sewing Room on Dec 6, 2010
Comment: Loved The Rat Pack that is so cute, Thanks for sharing.
InsanePenguins rated for Sewing Room on Dec 2, 2010
Comment: Your3 helpers is so cute!
Ky rated for Sewing Room on Nov 28, 2010
Comment: You have an adorable trio of fur babies! Thanks for sharing!
PenguinParade rated for Sewing Room on Nov 28, 2010
Comment: I am in love with the Gravity Police...er Rat Pack! Thank you so much for sharing the pics!
rexypants rated for small envie profile cram on Nov 17, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and for all the goodies - I will definitely put the beading supplies to good use :)
Brighteyes1028 rated for Fall Coaster Swap on Nov 17, 2010
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: I love the trees you sent!!
Comment: Lovely fabric, thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: The trees are great, they will look wonderful next to my other fabrics. I can't wait to see everyone's quilts
Response: That was quick! I just mailed those yesterday around 4:15 in the afternoon!! I'm excited to see them all too!
alysowl rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Swap #2 on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: SUCH and AWESOME package - WOW! Half yard of each lovely print AND some cards. I wish I could give you many more hearts - thank you so much!
Response: Great! Grays are definitely hard to find! I have found myself looking for them now and they are scarce!
pearlie rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Swap on Oct 7, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the delicious reds!
Response: Oh, good! I hoped they'd be "tomatoey" enough for you!!
ter1225 rated for FAT QUARTER FABRIC SWAP USA ONLY on Sep 29, 2010

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whiteway on Apr 13, 2011:

Yay! I got your re-sent FQ for the NFS YGFM #6! Thank you so much I LOVE it! :)

dkay on Mar 18, 2011:

Thanks for the FQ in the NFS YGFM #6 tag! Very nice!

TerryF on Mar 3, 2011:

...for the great FQs! Hugs, Terry (NFS - YGFM #6)

lostdawill on Feb 14, 2011:

I can't thank you enough for the extra special FQ - I've never seen anything like it !! Where did you find it?? Thank you!

staceyb on Feb 12, 2011:

Thanks for the fun stripey FQ for YGFM #6! I love it! :)

katiewoo on Nov 24, 2010:

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Thanks for thinking of me and sending the fab fat quarter in the WTA #40. Love Kate x

biasbabe on Nov 14, 2010:


I hoped your birthday was a special day

moosemama on Nov 12, 2010:

Wow! Thank you so much for the NFS Tag.....the birdies are beautiful and the Moose needlebook/tea wallet is awesome!! Talyn

pandessa on Oct 25, 2010:

OMG! I love the pattern and the fabric. That farbic is bieng used for Chrsitmas presents. My daughters and son all want Halloween for Christmas so voilé that is what they get.

Thanks you sew sew sew much.......... lol!

OnceInABlueMoon on Oct 5, 2010:

Thank you so much for the NFS tag items - I love the random quilt squares - they'll all get used & appreciated - and what a lovely project for my little girl! She will be excited to do this! Thanks very much.

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