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Original Member
Last Online: July 19, 2009
Birthday: March 9
Country: Canada

About Me

Yes, I seem to have dropped off the face of the earth and I'm sorry about that. I have had some family and health issues that have been a huge distraction from the fun part of my life.

If I owe you a swap, I promise I will get to it as soon as I can. This is not my habit - I really don't mean to be a flake. Please bear(spelling?) with me and I will make good. Ellen

I'm a Canadian, mother of two 20-something kids who've moved on, married for many years, and getting back to my crafting roots after years of neglecting them. I divide my time between living on a 60' houseboat in the City and a house in Wasaga Beach, the world's longest fresh water beach. I'm a Pisces, what can I say?

I love vibrant colours, funky things. Paper, fibre, silver, blue is my favourite colour, small boxes, journals, anything creative.

I prefer to have my partner send me what appeals to them. Stops me from having everything blue in my world - know what I mean?

Why I love to swap --

The little blue pouch with the hand embrodiered patch I now carry my PDA in. The earrings I am wearing right now. The gorgeous purple mug that I unfortunately cracked but now holds my pens on my desk. The new talent I have to make postcards and ATC's - picked up on this site. My new love of art journaling - picked up here. My penpal in California - met through Swap-bot. A new appreciation for Teas - from the tea swaps. I could go on and on.

I do want to comment on ratings though........hearts are great but I'm often puzzled when I get a heart for an interesting store-bought postcard but none for 24 little presents wrapped and sent for Advent or a Whimsey Jar filled with all kinds of cool little stuff including expensive lip balm. Go figure? Just can't take hearts seriously anymore but then, it doesn't really matter does it - as long as we're all having fun?!

Favorite Music

Blues, Latin, Jazz, Pop - just about anything really!

Favorite Movies

Hmm, hard to choose. I like good comedy, thrillers, not too much violence but a good action flick is fun too.

Favorite Television

I seem to be attempting to take a TV break although living with a TV fanatic makes that difficult. I like comedy, mystery and I hate to admit it but I've become hooked on Corrie.

Favorite Crafts

Free form knitting and crocheting, new into beading, fibre art, collage - I especially like re-purposing something. Spent a lot of time last year shrinking wool sweaters and making stuff.

I am becoming totally addicted to swapping! My new hobby (habit)!


zanylady rated for HPC: Something Brown on Dec 19, 2008
YarnTails rated for HPC: Something Brown on Sep 7, 2008
YarnTails rated for HPC: Artist Choice on Sep 7, 2008
Comment: Sorry for the (very late) rating. I did, indeed, love your beads! The extras were a special treat, too. Thanks again!
dulcimer rated for CCC: Canada Day Crafted Swap on Aug 18, 2008
Comment: seems to have disappeared ~ hasn't logged on since June ~ will change if I receive anything
tannermom rated for Magazine Collage ATC on Jul 16, 2008
sunnysidey rated for Magazine Collage ATC on Jul 8, 2008
Comment: Again Ellen I'm sorry to have to rate a one, I will be more than happy to change this when I receive the swap. Sam xoxo
sunnysidey rated for HPC: Artist Choice on Jul 8, 2008
Comment: I'm sorry to rate you a one, but this swap has been angelled by Yooper. I hope things get better for you. Sam xoxo
JoJoSwaps rated for POSTCARD EXPLOSION on Jul 8, 2008
CARROLL rated for HPC: Artist Choice on Jun 19, 2008
Comment: I'll be glad to change this if anything arrives, but I see you haven't logged in since June 3.
TeraBACat rated for HPC: Something Green on May 30, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
quiltluver rated for CCC - Send your specialty! on May 28, 2008
Comment: WOW!!!! THANK YOU for a wonderful boa and earrings.... I LOVE IT - you are so talented!!! 10's of hearts - ^debbie^
momx33xmom rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on May 14, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the special namesake bookmark! I don't get to see my name often in retail places, so when I do have something with my name on it, I go a little nutz!
ambritsmom40 rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on May 12, 2008
FarStarr rated for HPC: Something Pink on May 12, 2008
Comment: Thank you!!!
PixelParadox rated for Art Postcard Swap! on May 11, 2008
Comment: Thanks so for the Art Postcard & for the note about Website problems. I have been sure to check and have webhost make changes to assure the site will be safe and secure now. Please try again at www.changingworld.com Thanks!
heatherc rated for Art Postcard Swap! on May 5, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the Will Barnet card!
TeaNi rated for Art Postcard Swap! on May 3, 2008
Comment: Thank you!:D
turtlebug rated for Art Postcard Swap! on Apr 29, 2008
Comment: Thanks!
5stars rated for For Postcard Lovers #6 on Apr 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Earth themed card.

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4.9348 179 2 3
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jennyknitstoo on Jun 19, 2008:

Hi Ellen,

I noticed you haven't marked your blue ATC swap as sent. Please do so if you have sent your cards, otherwise PM me, and let me know what's going on. Thanks.

tricia561 on May 14, 2008:

Thank you so much for the YGM package. I LOVE these notecards. I am actually already using one for a friend now! Thank you!

szreader on Apr 26, 2008:

Thanks so much for the great teas you sent me for YGM! I appreciate your helping to make my YGM win so special!!

YarnTails on Apr 25, 2008:

Thank you for making my YGM7 special! Love the pretty note cards with the cool groovy retro look and the nifty postcard that changes words when you tilt it. Thank you!


sojourner on Apr 17, 2008:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Great notecards ! Thank you for the YGM #4 Package. I probably won't part with a couple of them....Anne

lighthouse on Apr 9, 2008:

Ellen, thank you so much for this great selection of cards you sent me in YGM game :-) I envy you that lighthouse you work in ;-) Hugs - Aggie

szreader on Apr 5, 2008:

Hi! I got your YGM package yesterday. Thanks so much! I love the cards, especially the one with the Swedish quote. I'm a big note card collector/user, but I'd never seen these.

Many thanks for helping to make YGM so fun, Susan

lisajhoney on Apr 4, 2008:

Thank you for my YGM didn't think i'd get any more packages, made my day:)

rengawk on Apr 1, 2008:

Heyee there, thanks for the surprises for YGM5! The journal indeed cracks me up, the cards are beautiful, and I can always use wonderful teas to try! Thanks for making my day special and playing YGM! <3 <3 <3

myrrhmaid on Mar 17, 2008:

Happy (late) birthday! May the wind always be at your back and the road rise up to meet you...

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