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Date Joined: February 5, 2008
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: May 19, 1958
Country: United States
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About Me

Profile updated June 2016

Member since February 2008

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the town I was born in. I've been married to my sweet hubby since 1991 and my son was born in 1996. I enjoy mysteries, nature, history and collecting things vintage. I like thrift shops, flea markets and yard sales. We all like to travel, but finances keep our trips close to home (New England area). That's OK because there's plenty to see and do in New England. During Spring and Summer, I like to work in my flower gardens. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I enjoy birdwatching and try to keep the bird feeders in the yard full.
We have a pet Eastern Painted Turtle named Neville.



If you are expecting a package from me and it does not arrive in a timely manner, please PM me so I can make it right.
I will rate your swap package, usually as soon as it arrives. And the only way I will know if my package has arrived safely to you is when you leave a rating for me. I love reading your comments!
I reuse packaging to save trees and $.
Please, feel free to re-gift anything I send that you can't use or is not your style. If you pass along anything I have handmade, I ask please that you not take credit for my work.
My home is smoke-free and furry pet-free.
I like private swaps. Just ask.
I swap handmade items and craft supplies. I sign up for a swap when it inspires me to create. I consider anything I send out to be a gift to you, from me and I hope it makes you smile.
When making a craft to send to me, I will be very happy if you make what you are inspired to make. I love to receive an item and say to myself, "I never would have thought to do that".


BOOKS- I devour mystery/cozy books. Love when the main character sews, bakes, knits, etc. I enjoy books like "Weird U.S." , local history and legends, including ghost stories.

TV- My all-time favorite show is 'The Andy Griffith Show'. I find I have to keep changing my favorites here as programs come and go. Hubby and I enjoy the Hallmark channels especially all the Christmas movies in November and December. I never thought I would spend my time watching 'reality' TV shows but in the past few of years we have loyaly watched Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent and The Next Food Network Star. I also enjoy Ghost Hunters and the like.

MOVIES- I have always loved old musicals from the '40s & '50s. Movies like 'Singing in the Rain', 'Easter Parade', 'Guys and Dolls', 'Camelot', etc. Hubby will watch chick flicks with me like 'You've Got Mail' and 'Sleepless in Seattle'. We enjoy watching family movies like Pixar stuff, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Night at the Museum, National Treasure. I do not enjoy watching horror or violence.

MUSIC- I grew up listening to my parents music and I still love Big Band and '50s & '60s Rock and Roll. Absolutely my favorite singer is Ella Fitzgerald, with Nat King Cole a close second. Thankfully my son is a fan of The Beatles and The Monkees (got to see Mickey Dolenz in concert on 9/08 and saw Mickey, Davy and Peter on 6/11) and doesn't mind listening to his parent's music.


I have been sewing and crafting for over 45 years. So, I have a lovely stash of supplies and ideas that I would enjoy swapping. My style of crafting is mostly romantic/vintage, sometimes cute and sometimes just fun. I don't mind stepping outside of my comfort zone to make something more suited to your taste. Crafts that I enjoy are;

Embroidery- I've done most types of embroidery. I don't do counted cross-stitch any more but I do enjoy redwork, chicken scratch and silk ribbon embroidery.
Quilting- I have made large quilts and I find that I enjoy planning and sewing the squares more than the actual quilting of a piece. For now, I'm happy to work on piecing and machine quilting small items.
Knitting- I mostly have been knitting quick things such as hats, scarves and dishcloths. I have made sweaters (with cables!) in the past.
Crocheting- I am still trying to improve on my basic crochet stitches, mostly learned from YouTube videos. I have made a scarf as practice and some Granny Squares that are actually square when I finished!.
Beads- I like working with beads, whether stringing them for a bracelet, hanging them from a Dotee or stitching them into my embroidery.
Paper Crafts- I enjoy making cards, tags and envies. I have a few scrapbooks in progress and I wish I spent more time working on them.
Sewing- This has been my favorite past time since I was 11. I've sewn most everything at one time or another (don't do slipcovers, draperies or upholstery) from doll clothes to wedding gowns, from dance costumes to holiday decorations.
My favorite thing to sew at the moment are aprons. I have fallen in love with aprons. My favorite are the farm wife styles of the '40s & '50s.Like this. But anything from 1920s-1970s is fun. I collect vintage apron patterns and I discovered the joys of collecting aprons on Pinterest.
Colors- I can't say there are any colors I do not like, but I prefer bright, clear colors as opposed to muted/grayed colors.

Things I like to swap

Store bought or from my stash...
Sewing supplies such as fat quarters, buttons, embroidery floss, ribbon, rick rack, and lace.
Paper supplies such as stickers, stamps, scrapbooking papers, die cuts, ink and pens.
Crafting supplies such as beads, glitter and charms.
Vintage and new things such as playing cards, post cards, memo pads, note cards, cook books and recipe cards. Also snacks, sweets and drinks
Handmade by me...
Dotees, button fairies, bookmarks, post cards, tags, envelopes, pincushions, mug rugs, tea towels, aprons and pot holders.

Things That Make Me Smile

Vintage and Retro Style * Anything From Victorian to Flower Power * Buttons * Pincushions * Aprons * Fabric * Rick Rack * Beads * Embroidery * Fairies * Snowflakes * Icicles * Walks in the Woods * Chickens * Halloween * Linen Dish Towels * Scotty Dogs * Morning Coffee * Barns * Owls * The Ocean * Word Games * Sodoku * Homemade Cookies * Chocolate Covered Anything * Salted Caramel * Hot Tea * Felt * Vintage Greeting Cards * Collecting Sea Shells From the Beach * Scrap Quilts * Lady Bugs * Dragon Flies * Fireflies * Rhinestone Brooches * Pin-up Girls * Glitter * Sequins * Mermaids *

I Would Love To Receive

Felted Wool or Wool Felt
Glass, Metal or Pearl Beads
Metal Charms
Pearl Cotton or Silk Ribbon For Embroidery
Embroidery iron-on transfers such as Aunt Martha's
Vintage Images to use in paper crafts
Scrapbooking papers and stickers, especially seasonal
Buttons, especially vintage or Mother-of-Pearl
Odd playing cards to craft with (not the whole deck)

I'm Not Into

Skulls (unless it's for a Halloween theme)
Horror or Violence
Anything I can't show my son when I open my mail
Anything with a strong scent
Neon colors
Hello Kitty and the like


Taliesyn rated for VC: Mermaid Flip Book on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: One word....AHMAZING!!! Thank you for a lovely swap! I adore the Graphic 45 papers you used. I've always wanted to see them in person. Lol I adore your work.
Response: Thank you very much for your sweet comments and the wonderful rating. ♥
MelfromNC rated for Pocket Letter : Sender's Choice on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: What a fabulous pocket letter! Great job! I hope we partner together again.
Response: I'm so glad you are happy with my first pocket letter. I look forward to making more as they are fun. Your comments made my day. ♥
Comment: Love it! Very well done! Thank you! The washi tape did end up coming off a bit, but that's ok. I repaired most of it. Still love it!! =D Also, the inchie turned out very adorable!! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and especially for the heart. I'm glad you love what I made for you. I wanted you to be able to remove the flip cards to use, otherwise I would have glued down that washi tape. ♥♥♥
widelo123 rated for Easy Tube Pillowcase on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: Linda, thank you so much for the beautiful pillowcase. I love the coordinated materials you used to make it. I have already put it on my pillow. Again, thank you, Shirley
Response: I'm happy to know you are enjoying the pillowcase. They are so quick and fun to sew. Thanks for the rating and especially for the ♥.
Maggie249 rated for NSC ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ RED ~ USA on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: what a fun Red package to open - love all inside of the package heart for you thanks for the great items I get to use
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating and the ♥.
Maggie249 rated for Twins Dotee Dolls on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: sunny and bunny are so cute and have already found friends here and they are all getting ready to move into their new glass door cabinet so they will have more room - great job I love them and heart for you
Response: I'm so glad to hear the twins are having fun at your house. I'm happy you liked them. Thanks for your thoughtful comments and the wonderful rating.
tatntole rated for SUSA - Send 5 Postcards on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great pc's
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcards. Thank you for the awesome rating and the cute little ♥.
Comment: My goodness Linda, this may be my best cigar box swap ever! Everything is so beautiful, I had to open and then savor over the last couple of days, Even now, I still look through it with everything still packed inside. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap! You're awesome! :)))
Response: Your wonderful comments have made my day! I'm so happy you enjoy what I sent. It was so much fun to put all of those owly goodies together for you. Thank you for the awesome rating and the heart. ♥
CANNEKCUL rated for CQ: Fall Dish Towel swap on Oct 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the awesome items that you sent me. I really appreciate it.♥️
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the wonderful rating and the heart. ♥
redwrapper rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Oct 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the Halloween wrapped goodies!! I'm so excited to start opening them!! I just want to dig in now! Let's see how long I can hold out. XD I mean, we are in October already. Lol. So atleast it's the right month to start opening them. XD lol. Thank you again! :)
Response: I know what you mean. I received my swap over a week ago and all those unknown Halloween goodies keep calling to me. Can't wait to hear if you like what I sent. ☺
Mugsie rated for Hallows Mug Rug on Aug 26, 2016
Comment: Oh Linda!!! I absolutely love my mug rug so much! I love that it has a mug on it! It is so awesome! And I can't thank you enough for the awesome extra's, they are fantastic! Thank you so, so much!! I love everything! You rock!! XO Kelly
Response: Yeah! You just made my day. I'm so glad that you love what I made for you. Thanks for the awesome rating and the heart. ♥♥♥
breccamerie rated for Dead Poet's Society on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: I LOVE Poe and that's exactly who I decided to do mine on. Thanks so much for the awesome shrine and extras. Can't wait to put it up in my house!
Response: I'm happy to hear that I made something you like. It was a learning experience for me. Thank you for your sweet comments and for the ♥
Comment: Aww! She's so cute. I love the little banner you have her holding. Teehee. Very cute!! Also, thank you for the link to another mermaid artist! Her stuff is great!!! I will for sure be buying some of her work!!!
Response: Thank you for the awesome comments and the heart♥ So happy you enjoyed your mermaid doll.
Comment: Linda, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my mermaid doll!!! Thank you very much!!!!!
Response: Yeah! I'm so glad that you love her. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments and the heart. ♥♥♥
Comment: A little mermaid fairy came to my door just in time for the 4th of july! I love her thanks so much! happy swapping
Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I'm glad she arrived for the holiday and that you love her. Love the ♥!
Comment: the best so far. You put alot of work into her! I love her and the mermaid card!!
Response: I'm glad she arrived in time for the holiday. Thanks so much for the sweet comments and the ♥.
Comment: She is so pretty! Teehee! I love the little flag she's holding as well. Very cute. Thanks for such a thoughtful package!! <3
Response: So glad you like your little mermaid. It was such a fun swap. Thank you very much for the awesome comments and the cute little ♥.
TwistersMom rated for *Playing Cards Swap: Spades on Feb 7, 2016
Comment: thanks so much for the cards happy swapping
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating and the heart. ♥
Comment: Hi Linda!! My Aunt brought my mail after I PM'd you this morning and I've just opened up my beautiful Mermaid Valentine package!! So many wonderful goodies!! I haven't opened the wrapped gift as I'm saving that for the big day!! But I loved the beautiful card, the nautical stamps, anchor ribbon and tags all so beautifully packaged!! Thanks so much--I'll update after next weekend!! YAY!!
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thank you so much for the awesome rating and the heart. I hope you enjoyed the garland I made. ♥♥
vanneparis rated for *Playing Cards Swap: Hearts on Feb 4, 2016
Comment: Hi Linda! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful Playing Cards! I love them. I'm so happy you joined the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Your comments brighten my day. I'm hoping there will be another swap for the Diamond cards as I seem to have missed out on that. Thank you so very much for the wonderful rating and the heart. ♥

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

pearlswithplaid on Oct 13, 2016:

Dancing Kitty

This is how I feel when I look at my altered Halloween cigar box. Thank you again. Mary

luckycharms on Sep 23, 2016:


bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

wolviechick121 on Jul 4, 2016:

Happy Independence Day!!!

thriftymermaid on Jul 3, 2016:

Thank you ever so much for the incredible handmade mermaid doll you sent me!! It is gorgeous and I have it hanging right in front of my desk where I can look at her all the time. It was so sweet of you to think me. :o) Thanks a million!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

nsgrammy2012 on Jan 6, 2016:

Hello and Happy New Year!!!

biasbabe on Dec 21, 2015:


Merry Christmas And a Happy New year.

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