Date Joined: February 10, 2011
Last Online: May 20, 2013
Birthday: February 1, 1952
ATTENTION ALL SWAPPERS
November 2012 I am now a Senior Consultant with Epicure Selections a 100% Canadian Company that sells spices, veggie & fruit dips, hot cheese dips, cookware and so much more. Check out the website at www.epicureselections.com. So sorry that this is a tease to non-Canadians - at the moment the company can not ship outside of Canada. I would love to share some tips and recipes with other Canadians who also enjoy Epicure products
Do I need to say that I will always send my swaps/tags/wish lists/etc. Please remember that International mail takes time and I can't afford airmail - so parcels go on a slow boat via China, Alaska, Brazil and probably Greenland.
I will always rate as soon as something arrives - of course after I enjoy the pleasure of opening the great envies & packages sent to me and can drool over everything.
PLEASE NOTE I am always open to private swaps for any of my personalized sewing projects, fabric, crafts or supplies. What can I make for you?
Any questions? PM me anytime - I am on here a lot!
I have a HUGE STASH OF FABRIC - mostly purchased from local thrift stores - all good quality. Would love to swap some fabric. I make and sell home decor and personal items - pillow covers, aprons, curtains, makeup bags, mug rugs, tea wallets, purses, coasters and shopping tote bags. Want to learn to quilt. Recently have made some Dotee dolls and Spirit dolls - that was FUN!! Enjoy embroidering pictures and small designs on the pockets of tote bags, laundry bags and BBQ aprons.
Love to make useful items from recycled materials. Blue jeans, plaid shirts, old towels and flannel sheets are great. Jeans are made into purses, tote bags, quilts, door draft dodgers, pillows and shoe bags.Shoe boxes become photo boxes, cereal boxes are now magazine holders and chip canisters hold elastics and knitting needles. I use peanut butter jars to hold all my loose pieces of ribbon and small glass jars for buttons - each colour in one jar.
NEW: recently started to make ATC's, decorating note cards, gift tags, Inchies and bookmarks .
NEW: I use a lot of pictures from old calenders, books with interesting text, greeting cards, magazines - especially animals, gardens, butterflies & funny women, maps, picture books and wrapping or tissue paper. You can send me your extra anytime.
NEW: I am making a SMASH BOOK from all the notes, letters, tiny items, cards, addy labels and postage stamps from my Swap-bot partners. I am not picky about what to send, just NO kawaii, cartoon, Disney characters. Please remember that I am a young, fun loving senior and can't use kiddy stuff. Faves would be butterflies, owls, geckos, anything in PINK, recipe cards, anything tea related and angels. Have joined some Smashing swaps and hosting one in the Friendship Circle - this is so much FUN!!!!
NEW: I have a large collection of embroidery patterns - lots of flowers, birds and children's themes. Would love to swap some patterns with others who enjoy this relaxing craft. I find a lot of pictures in children's coloring books to copy and embroider on tote bags. Have a very large box of UFO's of embroidered patterns on pieces of fabric - just haven't decided what to make with them.
I am presently embroidering a king size quilt top in cross-stitch - ribbons in the shape of hearts - in purple. UPDATE: February 2012 quilt top is half done - starting on the second half. When done I will have a friend teach me how to hand quilt it.
Started a collection of odd dishes, plates, cups, mugs, tea pots, vases, unusual animals, and bowls - anything ceramic in bright colours - to make into garden fancies. Stack items in a pleasing design with plates between pots and vases - glue together with marine glue and set in your garden. If you live in a cold climate - bring inside for winter - I had a few crack and break over the winter as I left them outside - we all learn from our mistakes.
NEW: CATS - I love to make cats from old clothing - velour pants, sweaters, velvet drapes or wool suits. Each cat is unique in shape and facial features. I hand embroider the face and whiskers - some have tails and they all have a name. My cats make great pets - they don't need food, toys or a litter box, will not climb up your drapery or claw your favorite chair and will sit contentedly wherever you place them. I have three CATS in a basket and two CATS in a mini wagon in my living room.
My home is full of green plants, in every room - not into flowers - I have to count them to make sure I have watered them all. My small front garden has hostas, lilies, ivy, assorted green plants and lots of little ornaments - frogs, turtles, garden fairies, painted rocks, garden fancies and a sign that says "Grow Dammit".
As a 15 year Breast Cancer Survivor, I collect all things with the Pink Ribbon symbol - key chains, pins, clothing, tote bags, mugs, pens, makeup bags, buttons, scrap booking papers and embellishments and of course lots of PINK Fabric. I love to make various items from my huge stash of PINK fabric - even have PINK Denim to make tote bags. Would love to swap PINK Ribbon logo fabric with other Breast Cancer Survivors.
A Very Special thank you to all the swappers who have sent PINK RIBBON FABRIC to me. I will be making some ALL PINK RIBBON QUILTS to donate for local fundraisers
I have suffered from fibromyalgia since I was 18 years of age - only received the correct diagnosis at age 39 - almost 20 years of being told it was in my head. I have a large book written by a female doctor who has fibro - full of information and coping ideas - she truly understands the pain we live with every day of our lives. I tend to lose the strength in my legs and hands a lot - legs kind of turn to jello and I have trouble walking, standing or sitting for very long. I have been wearing a magnetic bracelet for about 3 years and have not had any bad migraines in that time.
I enjoy a LARGE MUG of tea in the morning with toast or a bagel - like all teas, especially fruit flavoured ones. Don't care for green tea. Love my French Vanilla Cappuccino in the afternoon or Iced tea/pink lemonade in the summer.
Member of the Women Of The Moose since 1988. Received my Academy of Friendship Degree in Flint, Michigan and my College Of Regents Degree at Mooseheart, Illinois. Have attended International Moose Conventions in Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Chicago and Orlando. Would love to swap with other Moose members.
Shopaholic for thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, antique stores and sidewalk shopping - otherwise known as spring cleanup or junk beside the road - have found some great items that were put out to the garbage.
I am a diabetic and would love some recipes using Splenda - cookies, cakes or pies - I still have a sweet tooth
Love the Create and Decorate Magazine - has something for everyone to do. Have recently purchased the Quilts and More magazine - to help me learn quilting - has lots of small projects to try
PINK, White or Gold Christmas ornaments
all kinds and colours of buttons and ribbon
geckos, chili peppers and southwest themed items
pins from your town, city, county, state, province or country
garden decor - funky things to hang on fence or place in garden - NEW Fairy Doors
unusual Tea Pots - shaped like houses, sewing machines and sunflowers
all kinds of angels - especially ceramic, wood or glass in primitive styles
votive candles - vanilla, cinnamon or spice scents
silver jewelry, old keys
wood embroidery hoops - all sizes on display in my craft room
vintage white pillow cases with embroidery
white Battenberg lace items
coins from other countries
magnets - love one from your hometown
patterned tissue paper for podging
all types of fabric - mostly pink, purple, red, green and blue
coloured pens/markers - all colours
old calenders, greeting cards, old maps, post cards
UFO's - Unfinished Fabric Objects - have a large box of embroidered pieces just waiting for inspiration to hit me as to what to make with them.
I am saving all the stamps from my swap-bot mail to cover a extra large flat picture frame - if other swappers could save the stamps and send to me that would be awesome. I need lots of stamps to cover the frame. It will become my bulletin board for all my swap notes. Thank you to everyone who sends stamps.
Special thanks to @lexidh for a huge bag of stamps in our private swap - sending a profile surprise to her.
Thank you so much to @pickleme - She sent every USA State Quarter that I needed to fill my booklet. Sending Canadian coins to her in private swap
Have lots of special Canadian Quarters that I would be willing to trade with other collectors. We have Provincial, Breast Cancer, Red Poppy, Veterans, Olympic, Monthly and many others. Also have special $1.00 (loonies) and $2.00 (toonies) coins to trade. Pm me if interested in trading coins.
NEW; NO Hello Kitty, Kawaii, Disney stuff - just not into cartoon characters.
Really hate green peppers - makes me ill, don't like melons, squash, small dogs, complaining people, boring beige walls, roses, actually most flowers, vacuuming carpets, green tea, cow/pig/chicken decorations, liver, tuna, medium point pens, olives, pepperoni, brown or beige anything
I really don't like the Cold weather, even though I live in Canada with lots of snow in the winter. I just don't like the bitter cold winds that seem to blow right through to your bones.
PINK RIBBON DESIGN FABRIC - would love some 9" squares to make into a quilt to raise funds for Breast Cancer
NEW: Any Cancer Awareness fabric in other colours besides pink. I am making a Cancer Awareness Quilt with each block in a different colour - I will gladly swap something you need if anyone can find these colours - purple, green, yellow, orange, red, blue, lime green, teal or peach
NEW: PINK CHRISTMAS DESIGN FABRIC - I would send you a million hearts and a profile surprise if anyone can find this.
NEW: White or Cream colour velvet, velour or wool to make my stuffed CATS - see above
Pink ribbon, pink rick rack, pink velvet ribbon, pink cord, hot pink or fuchsia buttons, pink fabric - can you tell I love pink!!!
Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer items - key chains, earrings, pins, clothing, bags, pens, bracelets, rings, notebooks, mugs, candles, fabric, zipper pulls, magnets, stationary, pink kitchen utensils, scissors, sticky notes, any craft item or scrapbooking papers, buttons, embellishments or stickers
I have received a great selection of Pink Ribbon items - a very special heartfelt thanks to all swappers who include them with your swaps to me, everything is much appreciated
Sunflower fabric, Tea Pots or Teacups fabric, Southwest design fabric, buttons or trims, Red denim fabric, Moose fabric or embellishments
NEW: Elvis Gospel music on CD
Sparkle Pink Pens - have received four so far - I love writing with sparkles - thanks so much
Anything with geckos - would love a gecko punch - just received a gecko stamp with JULY WISHES from @RyeRye - thank you so much Have received a beautiful gecko zippered bag, some gecko fabric and a gecko clear stamp and a beaded gecko that sits on my desk - special thanks to all swappers who read my profile and include a little extra gift
My Grandchildren love to swap!!!
The grandkids have all said they would like "some of that swap thingy stuff"
Ethan (10) loves cars, monster trucks, Lego, Spiderman, video games, puzzles and crafting.
JEWELRY - pierced ears - prefer silver or bright colours, especially pink, purple or red - like studs or dangling ones with the hook that has a closure - I lose the fish-hook ones all the time. Not into big necklaces - prefer simple items on a single chain. I wear a magnetic bead bracelet - helps with the fibromyalgia and migraines
RECIPES - I collect recipes of all types - especially for crock-pot, microwave or diabetic - simple meals for one or two people - I am too busy sewing, crafting or swapping to cook big meals just for me.
CHRISTMAS DECOR - I decorate my home and tree with PINK ornaments, PINK garlands, PINK beads, PINK & White feathers and gold/brass ornaments - no balls. The mini-lights are all blue, so they give a soft glow at night.
ANGELS - I collect angels - they are all over the house all year - like the primitive style in ceramic or wood the best - have a few in glass that hang on hooks.
MUSIC: The radio is on 24/7 to an easy listening station or when I am in the mood to clean (yuk) the house my 50's/60's CD is on full blast - gotta hear the music over the vacuum cleaner!
MOVIES: prefer older comedies, chic flicks, true stories, musicals and love Pixar - can watch them hundreds of times. I have a small collection on DVD and VHS - borrow from the library for free - Fave is all the episodes of North & South - Patrick Swayze at his best.
There is nothing good to watch on TV, so I watch movies.
This is just a general list of items in my craft/sewing room that I am wanting to de-stash in exchange for other stuff I could use. PM me if you are looking for anything specific and I probably have it.
foam shapes - butterflies, hearts, sticks
buttons - all colours & sizes
scrapbooking papers/cardstock - all sizes, colours, plains & patterns
pompoms, embroidery floss, ribbon, lace, sheets of foam, feathers, felt squares
pictures from magazines/old calenders, patterned tissue paper/gift wrap
zippers (mostly over 12")
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