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Original Member
Last Online: November 13, 2010

Country: United States
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About Me

I was BIG into swapping for a while, then had some "personal health concerns" and dropped out.
I appreciate all those that swapped with me, and love the great things I received. Thanks Mother of 3 wonderful and grown sons, the Oldest is in National Guards, he has just returned from Kosovo on a U.N. peacekeeping mission, now finishing his degrees in college. The Middle Child is my "scarey" computer geek son,who recently moved to Florida ( we're all jealous!.) The Baby recently finished college for "Computer Integrated machining", and has started his own business. Grandmother of 1 Favorite Grandson age 14 and 1 Princess Granddaughter age 10. Married to my Favorite Husband in the Whole Wide World. I have a Shih Tzu puppies named Wilson and a hunting dog named Pete.

Easily Amused !! Easily Impressed. I appreciate the efforts that go into people making things from their heart. The kind of books I read are ones that I learn something from: any humor, art/crafts, organizing, or personal growth type. I don't read many "stories" I guess is what I mean. **LIKE: most any colors: "earth tones", especially blue, burgundy, beige, green. Love "American" things, "Up North Lodge Style" moose, pine trees, fish,cabins, boats,camping, etc. (cause I live in Minnesota !) Like most any "dolly" things, including Barbie. Love funky yarns, beads, charms, lace, "antique" old things, (doesn't have to be old, just look old is fine too). Collect sewing theme things and especially (collectible souvenir) thimbles. Love old hankies, hand embroidered table linens, towels, pillow cases that type thing. **DON'T LIKE: USA bashers ( just walk away from me now... it is for the best, trust me ! ).

Favorite Music

Not a big music person, listen to what ever on the radio.

Favorite Movies

Jim Henson's "The Labyrinth" "Flashdance" "The Secret Window" "Pirates of the Caribbean" "Mrs Winterborne" "Cold Comfort Farm""Mother"

Favorite Television

The "home maker- over" ones & craft ones !! Neat The Dog Whisperer. House. Project Runway. CSI, NCIS, that type. Big Bang Theory

Favorite Crafts


I have done, or do crafts of all kinds.I make Dolls: cloth, fimo clay, porcelain. Make Barbie and other doll clothes. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, calligraphy,pencil drawings, ATCs, silk ribbon and regular embroidery. sew, quilt, create ...lets just say, I don't do tatting! and have not yet learned to do welding. I have a Flickr site, my name is "Fingers Inc." ask me for a link. I've got lots of photos of my "artistic creations" there.

swap requests...

If you are looking for swap based things for me...my requests would be: old handkerchiefs ( like Grandma used to have) I want to make a quilt from them, the flower and patterned one, not just the white ones with lace edging. Tote Bags of any sort, the larger the better !. Yarn, any color or even partial skeins are fine, because I can use to add embellishments to things I make. Beads of any kind, I love putting them on things. Sewing themed items, such as collectible thimbles, threads, decorations, etc. Embroidery floss and silk ribbon for embroidering. Fabric, mostly cottons for quilting please. Hope this helps give you ideas. Please email me if you have any questions, I'd be happy to work with you !

Favorite Quotes:

" Namaste :I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you wherein lies your love, your truth, your uniqueness and your peace. I honor the place in you where, if you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one."

"It is never too late to be what you might have been".
- George Eliot

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me." - Erma Bombeck

"I don't have A.D.D., It's just that... Oh Look Something Shiny !"
-Dyllan Tolzmann, son

"Show me something I've never seen before" - Barb Dreyer quote, from an instructor of hers in reference to creating art.

"When you touch someone with love, healing occurs on some level." - Faye Tolzmann, mother-in-law, & massage therapist

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein

"May those who love us, love us. And those who don't love us, May God turn their Hearts. If he doesn't turn their hearts, May he turn their ankles, so we will know them by their limping. -found on a rubber stamp


starmumplus rated for SEND STUFF- newbies welcome on Jul 13, 2009
InjeraMuncher rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - April on Jun 2, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the fun card! I like the satin scrap-- so smooth!
Response: I just mailed your postcard, my sincere apologies. Personal concerns.
mandylou rated for Gain exposure to your website 2! on May 1, 2009
Comment: A very interesting website that's well put together!
pandakitty rated for Postcard Swap on Apr 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
solarts rated for Postcard Swap on Apr 12, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
dipNdot rated for Gain exposure to your website 2! on Apr 11, 2009
groundhoggirl rated for Altered Journal Swap on Mar 24, 2009
Comment: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3...That's extra hearts for you!...No wonder you took this out to show it off...If I were working right now, I'd be taking into work to show off too!...What a great job!...Thanks so much for such a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm SOOO glad you like it. I tried to find fabric that would fit you per your profile, and sounds like I did good ! tee hee
heatherc rated for Hurry Spring!! on Mar 20, 2009
Comment: What a beautiful card. Thank you for all the work you put into this! My son loved it too. Happy Spring!!
Response: Oh, good ! So does your son geet to keep it? or did you sneek if off when he was sleeping? tee hee
CARROLL rated for Hurry Spring!! on Mar 19, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the fun, floppy, fabric postcard. I'll bet the post office crew had fun with this one. Great bug fabric, too.
Response: Yes, I am thinking both MY post office crew and YOURS may have taken and extra look at these ! Glad you like it, thanks for the rating.
melissa rated for business card swap on Mar 10, 2009
Comment: I got them yesterday but I haven't been able to log in till tonight! Thanks!
Response: Hope you are feeling better soon. Let me know when you receive this, or I can re-send if you didn't get it.
bluefeather rated for business card swap on Mar 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the business cards and the great card.
lilacamy931 rated for business card swap on Mar 3, 2009
Comment: Thank for the cards they look great!
ndnchick rated for business card swap on Mar 2, 2009
Luckyroni rated for business card swap on Mar 2, 2009
Comment: Thank you!
Paralistocrat rated for business card swap on Mar 1, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
telly2bit rated for business card swap on Mar 1, 2009
Comment: Thanks for your flickr mail and add!!
julianapena rated for Make some new Flickr friends... on Feb 17, 2009
Comment: I love receiving your visit to my flickr. Thanks for FM! reply soon. Welcome...
bmae514 rated for Make some new Flickr friends... on Feb 17, 2009
Comment: Thanks! I enjoyed reading your comments!

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MamaCatScrap on Apr 11, 2009:

Hello, just wondering if you received the Altered Journal I sent a while ago? If so can you please rate, if not can you let me know so I can fix it? Thanks!

biasbabe on Apr 11, 2009:

Come on over to the Nuts for Sewing Group and check out the new swaps that are up and running.

BronwynMacy on Mar 13, 2009:



hayatiggs on Jan 5, 2009:

spool Come join the Nuts for Sewing Group Whimsy Jar Swap! Sign-ups run until January 20th.

MommyKnows on Dec 28, 2008:

Private "hankies" swap: I have received the origami papers, bookmarks and quotation book. All wonderful items that fit me to a T! Thank you very much! Good Luck with the quilt! Dawn

biasbabe on Dec 24, 2008:


For the Holidays

CatMom6 on Nov 3, 2008:

HI, I am sorry...I forgot to write my name on the Instant Ancestors Postcard. Yes, Stephen Ruller is from me. Sorry about my mistake. Kimberlee/CatMom6

Blujngrl on Oct 23, 2008:

Welcome to the Barbie swap! Sarah :)

pgk on Oct 22, 2008:

Stopping by to say hello! I'm still using my beautiful quilted bag you made me. I'm using it now to bring my Swap-bot packages to the post office and I get all kinds of compliments.

CADLady on Oct 8, 2008:

You are so welcome on that M-N-O. I too can't wait to see "my" journal come back...perhaps early next spring? :) Meanwhile, I get so attached to each journal that sending it on its way is heart-touching. :)

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