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LakeViewQuilter

LakeViewQuilter
Date Joined: August 24, 2011
Last Online: February 14, 2012
Birthday: January 11, 1975
Country: United States

All About Shelly

I live in the Pacific Northwest (USA) but have lived many other places in my life, including Washington state, up-state New York, Virginia, the Netherlands, and briefly in Indonesia.

I love to travel - both in the US and abroad. My husband and I took a trip to Belgium on one of our anniversaries (SO romantic!) but we especially love travelling in Mexico. Jon is fluent in Spanish, so we can really get the the neat, out-of-the-way places. And sometime in the near future we want to take our kids on the old school kind of driving summer trips we used to take as kids, driving to Yellowstone, stopping to see the World's Largest Ball of Twine, that kind of stuff!

I am married to a sweet man and we have two kids, a boy and a girl in elementary school. Between the two kids I spend most of my time at school, violin lessons, swim practice, baseball games, or riding lessons.

We recently added a toy Poodle to the mix. He's smaller than most people's cats, the color of a new penny (coppery red) and we don't know how we existed without him! His name is Caspian, after the prince in the Narnia series. It's great having kids who love to read! And funny to see who knows where the name comes from right off the bat.

My favorite colors are blue, orange, and pink. I have always loved butterflies and dragonflies. Chocolate (Good Chocolate) is a daily necessity.

My Crafty Side

I love embroidery work. As a kid I was addicted to Counted Crosstitch, but I now do mostly all redwork/bluework, along with whateverelse strikes my fancy.

I especially love to quilt and I've been quilting for nearly 20 years. The sweet mom of one of my best friends in Jr.High taught us both as teenagers - I think now it was to occupy us in the summer, but at the time I didn't realize how obnoxious we were! My quilting style varies from modern to traditional, bright to muted, depending on my mood. I don't like cheesy character or novelty print fabrics, and I'm a bit burned out by 30's repro fabrics. I had the chance once to attend a quilt show in Hawaii and was BLOWN AWAY by the amazing traditional hawaiian applique on display.

Because I can't sit still (and haven't made it through a DVD with my family in YEARS) I've gone crazy with crochet. I've never managed real competancy with knitting, but can rock stuff out with crochet. My kids have a pile of little Amigurumi and I have a constant supply of baby afgans to give out. Small projects appeal to me because they're quick, portable, and give me nearly instant gratification. (Don't tell, but I've even been known to sit my family near the back of the sanctuary so I can pull out my crochet during service without being too much of a spectical!)

I also Scrapbook. With my young kids it's hard to stay current. I always take more pixs than I seem to have time to scrap! Right now my mission is to use or pass on the ridiculous amount of scrapbooking materials I've collected. My friend has an online store, and after helping her do an inventory count it became clear I have more paper than she does!

I'm a Bookie

Between kids, volunteering, and keeping the homefires burning, I need to keep myself sane. One way I do that is crafting (feeding my creative side) and the other is my bookclub.

We are 10 women and we call ourselves The Bookies. We meet once a month to eat, laugh, cry, and of course talk about the book we read! We even travel together every other year to Mexico, just us girls - no husbands, no kids.

I love the variety of books we choose in our bookclub because I'm such an eclectic reader myself. I love Romance (not too cheesey, please!) SciFi, Biography, Historical, Self-Help, Mystery, pretty much everything including the back of the cereal box. Many of the books I've loved in the last 10 years have actually been youth fiction. There is a lot of good stuff out there!

Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan) BDB series (JR Ward) Little House series (Laura Ingalls Wilder *just re-read this with the kids!) Murder Boogies with Elvis (Anne George *Southern Sisters solving mysteries - Hilarious!) Confessions of a Jane Austin Addict (Laurie Viera Rigler)

This is NOT me!

Growing up we did not get to declare that any food was "Yucky," that we didn't "Like" someone, or that we ever "Hated" anything. Instead we were taught to say this or that "Is Not My Favorite". In part this was because we change, our tastes change, or maybe just broccoli changed between the mid-70s and the early-90s.

As an adult I appreciate the lack of negitivity in the statement, and have found myself enforcing it with my own kids. I try hard not to judge, to be open to others, and to be willing to try new things.

That being said - some things are still Not My Favorite.

White Chocolate * Cats * Fake Flowers * Strong Scents (some hand lotions and most candles knock me over with their potent smells!) * and Mean People! If you're gonna be nasty to someone or about someone, I don't have a place for you in my life.

Ratings

Strawberry rated for ★ Pretty Star Swap ★ on Mar 12, 2012
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Comment: disappointing. Will re-rate if I ever receive the swap.
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Comment: Showing as unsent, so I haven't gotten anything yet, will rerate when I do.
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Comment: I send you a message so you could resend. Didn't hear back from you. If i recieve I will re-rate
pennyk811 rated for FaveCrafts Valentine's Card Swap 2 on Feb 26, 2012
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Comment: I was so sad
Scamp rated for Get your Needle Craft on AGAIN! on Feb 20, 2012
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Comment: Never received anything and there was no contact, still showing as unsent on the swap page. Will change the rating if something is received.
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Comment: Thank you so much for my cross stitched pillow. It is amazing, I love the bike on it. :D
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Comment: Wow. Hermione is gorgeous. And I love the book! Thanks.
Response: So glad she made it to you safe. I think I forgot to include the note...good thing you knew it was me!
devdevie rated for Disney Alphabet ATC Series: F on Jan 23, 2012
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Comment: I love my beautiful Flower :) thank you so very much.
Response: So glad you like him. The sweet paper with him and Bambi came in a grab bag, a real luck out for me!
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Comment: Thank you for the patterns!
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I LOVE MY STUFFIE BEYOND WORDS, ITS SOOOO ADORABLE!!!! I WISH I COULD RATE YOU HIGHER THAN A FIVE YOU OUTDID YOURSELF!.
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Comment: Lovely ATCs. thank you so much
Response: Glad you like them - couldn't resist including the sword itself!
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Comment: These are great! This isn't my favorite Disney movie, either(although I do like King Louie!). Great Job!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them - I just finished putting the jungle vines on a Bagheera for myself - to go with my King Louie!
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Comment: I love them! The Hedwig is awesome. I can see why your son wanted it.
1leemeadows rated for Dishcloth 101 on Dec 19, 2011
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Comment: love the yellow dishcloth, that's my color! Wouldn't dream of using it on dirty dishes, these are used to sit a glass of ice tea on, no water marks on my furniture. no problem on the time, it's not an issue with me. best wishes on a happy holiday.
NorthernNeedles rated for Mug Rug Fun Swap on Dec 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous mug rug and fat quarters! I Love Love LOVE the mug rug. Its beautiful. I am going to make sure it gets used during our Christmas and New Year's parties. So glad you didn't send me something "traditional". Keep stretching your imagination and talents! Hugs, Emily.
Response: Thank you Emily - I appreciate your complement. Have a great holiday!
dlyn67 rated for Mug Rug Fun Swap on Dec 6, 2011
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Comment: If I could give you a million hearts I would. I love poinsettias and you did an awesome job. I think I will put a sleeve on this and use it as a mini-quilt. I am totally amazed.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it!! Have a great holiday - hopefully you'll have time to jus sit and have a cup of tea to relax!
ladylouie rated for Disney Alphabet ATC - D on Dec 5, 2011
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Comment: I love the Donald Duck atc. Thanks!!!
Response: My friend was looking through my ATCs and noticed a decided lack of Original characters - I'm glad Donald turned out so well. I made one for myself as well. Not sure I want to wait for M to create Mickey. Maybe I'll just go for it...
JuliasAlteredArt rated for Alice In Wonderland ATC on Dec 5, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC.
Response: Glad you liked the "Dueling Alice" card! It's hard for me to say which Alice I like better - Classic or Disney, so you got both!
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Comment: I love the ATCs. I got a huge kick out of your little guy ATC. Awesome! Love the postcards you sent as well.
SheWill13 rated for Mail Art for Beginners - 3 on Dec 1, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card, and all the extra gift tags. They're so cute!!!
Response: Wow, that got to you FAST! Glad you liked it.

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Comments

dlyn67 on Dec 24, 2011:

The package of snow related items from the Nuts for Sewing WTA was just awesome. I am a collector of snowmen, so the theme is perfect. Thanks so much!!

presleylennon on Oct 30, 2011:

You don't like Cats! Me either! lol

I really did love the Alice in Wonderland you did for me. My kids loved them too... I hope you keep doing the disney series of swaps... I'm already planning on what to do for my Lady and the Tramp ATCs!

biasbabe on Oct 12, 2011:

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To the Nuts For Sewing Group

Lexidh on Sep 19, 2011:

You are the best new user I've met on swap-bot in a VERY long time <3

ladylouie on Sep 15, 2011:

I'm glad you had fun making the dumbo atcs. I've really enjoyed hosting these swaps. As for fantasia, I LOVE night on bald mountain. I do plan on doing fantasia 2000 as part of the series. So anything from the first fantasia would be awesome. Thank you.

perkl8r on Aug 27, 2011:

Welcome to swap-bot LakeViewQuilter! Thank you for joining our embroidery swap. I hope you enjoy it.

I love your swap-bot name, it sounds like something I'd like to be, a lake view quilter!

I hope your swap-bot experience is a wonderful one.

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