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Last Online: October 3, 2023
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States
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About Me

This is where the dragons went.

They lie not dead, not asleep,

not waiting; because waiting implies expectation,


Hello! I'm glad you've taken the time to look at my profile. I found Swap-Bot accidentally while searching for ATC supplies online, and I have been swapping here since 2007. I love the way this site does not restrict swaps to one form or one media. I love trying new crafts and Swap-Bot has allowed me to see the work of many upcoming artists, in several media. I am always open to private swaps, just send me a message!

My hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening and crafting. I love taking photos and am rarely without my camera. I am also an avid reader and usually go through 3-4 books a week and 2-3 books on tape. I am also taking classes at a local community college to earn a degree in Business Management.

I love yard sales and go to the flea market every Wednesday morning. I love rooting through the stuff and finding those amazing treasures!

My favorite colors are soft purples, greens and blues. I do NOT like strident or neon colors. I like soft floral scents or scents like fresh rain, ocean breeze or clean linen. I do not like heavy earthy scents or the smell of vanilla.

My favorite flowers are lilacs, lilly of the valley and lavender. I love the spring when all the flowers begin to bloom and I bring masses of them into the house to savor the scent.

This is my baby!


Favorite Television

My current favorite TV shows are Storage Wars (the prices they put on things are totally unrealistic!), Texas Flip and Move (totally scripted but weirdly fascinating....) and RV Life. I would love to buy a Class A and tour the country after I retire. (Alas, the gas milage is a killer) I also love BBC TV, especially Hamish Macbeth, Jeeves & Wooster, Doc Martin, All Creatures Great and Small, and of course, Dr. Who.

Things I would Appreciate

Looking for black and white cotton fabric, fat quarter size or larger.

Miniature metal figures from old board games.(I buy old games at the thriftstore just for these)

Lego people or animals.

Maneki-Neko cats


Small embellishments

Twinkling H2O paints (if you come across these I would love to swap for them!)

Anything with Goldfish or Koi on it.

Small hamsa charms

Unusual buttons

Beach Glass

Anything with a cute motif of dragons, owls, hedgehogs, peacocks or mermaids.

Cotton fabric quarters or half quarters

Anything fun you think I might like!

Favorite Crafts

  • Quilting and sewing!

  • Dotee Dolls!

  • Matchboxes, filled and decorated!

  • ATCs: collaged and handdrawn!

Favorite Books

I love to read and read 3-4 books a week, as well as listening to 2-3 books on tape while I work and on my drive to and from work. My favorite author is Anne McCaffrey. Sadly, she is not writing any longer, but her son Todd has begun to continue her most popular series, "The Dragonriders of Pern". I also love the books of Alexander McCall Smith, his sense of irony really strikes a chord with me. I like a lot of Mercedes Lackey's books, her retelling of classic fairy tales is wonderful. Terry Pratchett is also a favorite, I love his "Discworld" series and the spinoffs. I also like Kerry Greenwood's "Phryne Fischer" series, which has just started to be republished in the US. Give me a good story and good laugh and I will be happy.

Keeping Track

Please contact me if I have not rated for a swap you sent to me.

If you are in the USA, I send almost everything except letter size envelopes with tracking.

My Daily Prayer

Great Goddess, whose voice I hear in the wind, who breathes the breath of life to Her children, Hear Me; I need your strength and wisdom. I seek strength, not to be greater than others, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you teach your people and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes toward me. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion and walk in beauty. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock and respect the things you have made.

Make my eyes ever behold the sunset that comes before the beauty of night. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes, so when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

Favorite Quotes

In the universe, there are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between there are doors.

~ William Blake

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.

~ Carl Schurz

There is a judge. There is justice in this world. One day you will receive what you have earned.

~ Jim Butcher

The span of someone's life is only the core of their actual existence. No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away - until the clock he wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they plant is harvested.

~ Terry Pratchett

Nothing is too wonderful to be true.

~ Michael Faraday

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no timetable for happiness;

it moves according to rules of it's own.

When I was a boy I thought I'd be happy tomorrow,

as a young man I thought it would be next week;

last month I thought it would be never.

Today, I know it is now.

Each of us has at least one person

who thinks that our manifest faults are worth ignoring;

I have found mine,

and I am content.

~Alexander McCall Smith


vlhafer54 rated for FF: Mystery Fabric Swap-USA Only on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: I love the needle case - Thank you! and for the fat quarter - I love stripes.
Response: I'm glad you like them!
24Donna rated for A.Q. Christmas/Holiday MUG Rug on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! Love this mug rug the church and starry night! Really beautiful! Did you free cut out or did you have pattern to use? Which ever it’s perfect! Merry CHRISTmas and God bless
Response: I cut everything out freehand.....I really loved this piece, I wanted to use it as a small wall hanging, so it was hard to give it up!
Comment: Your fall quilt is very beutiful. I'm going to hang it so I can admire it just as I'm admiring one of our colorful autumns every.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much, Heide! Lovely block and bonus fabric, too.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely block and the extra fat quarter! I love the color and design on it. Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! I hope you will be able to use the fabric.
Comment: Soooo CUTE! Very cleverly done and love the little touches the lace flowers. Thanks for the extra material too! Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I was stuck for the longest time on what to make.
perkl8r rated for September Inspired MUG RUG! on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: cute idea, thank you Heide
mandymo rated for Halloween ARt DoLL on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Omigosh! This little monster doll is incredible! I already named him Marvin. I just can't get over how wonderful he is. I love how you put wires in his arms so he is poseable. His feet are adorable. I love his ears and horns. He is simply fantastic. You are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me.
Response: I am so glad you like him! He definitely has attitude so I'm glad he found a loving home.
Chaosfay rated for August Inspired MUG RUG! on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU!!! I love it!
Response: I am so glad you like it after all the trouble I had getting it to you!
Comment: very cute, thank you!
Comment: thank you Heide, this is very cute...using it right now!
Chaosfay rated for July Inspired Mug Rug on Jul 23, 2018
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you like it.
mistybloom rated for NH ~ I'm New Here, Are You? on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Hello Heide, thank you for the postcard :D I like the stamps you used a lot. Have a nice day :)
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! I hope you enjoy Swap-Bot
LadyJo rated for NH ~ I'm New Here, Are You? on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Yea, it is a hobby I enjoy! Swapping is very addictive!
Response: I'm glad it arrived so quickly!
Mugsie rated for A.Q. ~ Mug Rug! on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Heide, I am so VERY sorry I miss rating this! Your mug rug came so fast and I absolutely love it! Thank you so very much!! Thank you for joining in too! Have a great summer!!
Fabriqueen rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful purple blossom blocks and the wonderful purple fat quarter! Hugs, Diane
jj9jj rated for FF ~ Simple Handmade Pincushion ~USA on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Adorable owl pincushions. I have seen that pattern but never tried it.
jj9jj rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #3 USA on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Love the patriotic quilt. Thanks for the extras, too!
sunshinesuperman rated for IS ~ Pick 3 Spring ~ USA on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fabulous goodies you sent. I love the bag and all the notecards. I am a letter writing fool so I look forward to using the stationary. Perfect. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome blocks and the wonderful extras!!!! Hugs, Diane

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

HippieChick on Jul 16, 2018:

I am so glad you like them! I was hoping you would enjoy the one with the candelabra! Have fun with them. 😄

CurlyTea on Jan 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


bstitched on Jul 4, 2017:

Happy Independence Day!

CurlyTea on May 17, 2017:

Vickyen on Jan 31, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Hope you had a fun day yesterday! ;)

HeideC on Jan 26, 2017:

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