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Date Joined: December 29, 2008
Last Online: June 24, 2009

Country: United States
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About Me

I pledged to rate!

Hi! I'm a wife, and a SAHM, homeschooling my 3 dks in a relaxed way :-) I love to sew and sell totes, aprons and children's clothes.

I love everything vintage!!!! I shop at thrift stores and used bookstores for myself and would be happy to receive vintage goodness in a swap :)

We live in northern Michigan, surrounded by water and beauty. We love to watch birds and the wildlife that wander through our yard.

Autumn is my favorite time of year- colorful leaves falling, making homemade bread and the crisp apples at the local orchard. Everything about this season is perfection!

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, totes, aprons, children's clothes and I'm getting ready to start my first quilt
Embroidery and Smocking
Knitting, mostly mittens for the dks and dishcloths for me
Crochet- I'm a beginner! I love to crochet with cotton yarn.

Favorite Television

Arrested Development
Firefly, Buffy, Angel
Veronica Mars

Favorite Books

I like to read genre fiction- mysteries, mostly. I love Anne Perry, haven't read the last 3 or 4 in her Monk and Pitt series or any of her WWI series at all!!

I like political NF and how-to craft books.

I have a collection of vintage cookbooks, I especially LOVE Farm Journal cookbooks.

I enjoy reading old housekeeping pamphlets (like the promotionals for vacuum cleaners or Sunbeam mixers), they are like a tiny glimpse into the idealized world of homekeepers who have gone before ;)

Favorite Movies

The Big Sleep
Shaun of the Dead

Likes and Likes Not So Much

I like the scent of vanilla and 'Linen' or 'Cotton' scented candles and such. But, I don't care for most strongly perfumed things.

All colors of the rainbow make me happy, but I have a particular fondness for all shades of green.

As a confirmed organized wanna-be, all manner of papers for listmaking or calendar keeping make me giddy!

I'd prefer items that are rated PG or family friendly :) No goth or anime, please :)

Food and Drink

Please note: My dd has severe nut allergies. At first, I wasn't going to put that on my page, but have found that she is usually standing over my shoulder when I open my swaps. So, please, don't send anything that contains peanuts or tree nuts.

I love chocolate sweets, though, so if you're so inclined to send a goodie, feel free! Items with the warning: May contain nuts, are safe to send, as she will not be eating them....just I will! Sorry if this is confusing! Please pm me if you need more explanation, or ignore completely if the whole allergy thing stresses you out :-D

I like tea (especially Earl Grey) and love coffee, but prefer regular roasts, not flavored.

For Kid Swaps!

Kali~ my oldest, 12 years old and loves all girly things! Her favorite color is yellow. She has a 4yo Jack Russell Terrier, named Jubal. She loves notebooks, cards, etc. that have pictures of a JRT on them :) She's a typical big sister and loves to mother her younger siblings and cousins. See allergy note above. Safe treats are Skittles and PLAIN Hershey Chocolate Bars.

Jackson~ my middle, 10 years old. He is a Star Wars fanatic!!! Collector of Pokemon cards and Poke anything. He has a real generous and giving nature.

Clinton~ my youngest, 6 years old. He is following in big brother's footsteps and likes Star Wars, too. He also likes sports, even as a baby, he watched any game on tv that involved a ball being thrown around! He just lost his first tooth and is proud to be a member of the tooth fairy club ;-)


asmom rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Jan 7, 2010
katgal40 rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 22, 2009
JeniBean rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 11, 2009
Comment: I never got anything. I will change the rating if I receive the swap.
Comment: a
MARY rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 1, 2009
ozrob rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 18, 2009
Comment: nothing received
Sewingbea rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 17, 2009
marquettegirl rated for Beginners Button Fairies on Aug 2, 2009
Comment: Loralyn, I'll be glad to change this when I receive, but it's been a month so I feel I need to do this. I hope you liked the one I sent you.
Miles rated for April Sender's Choice ATC swap on May 8, 2009
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC nice job
Comment: What a great card!! Thank you, Connie
marquettegirl rated for Coffee sleeves on Apr 19, 2009
Comment: loralyn, this is beautiful!! thank you so much. I just love it
BabaKatya rated for Kids bookmark on Apr 12, 2009
Comment: What wonderful bookmarks you sent! Vera loves them; however, it was hard for me to give them to her. I like them, too. Thank you so much for choosing something beautiful and interesting for Vera.
choke rated for 60 Michigan Address Labels on Apr 4, 2009
Comment: You're always a huge pleasure to swap with, thank you!!
jcm716 rated for Words of Encouragement! on Apr 3, 2009
Comment: Thank You
marquettegirl rated for Spring is Around the Corner on Apr 2, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the hand-made dishcloth, Loralyn and also for the extra fabric and brown ribbon (heck, I'll even reuse the wrapping tissue!)
choke rated for 30 Questions About Your Hometown on Apr 1, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great letter! I learned a lot that I never knew about Cheboygan :D I also couldn't find the first mayor of my town,heh! Warm wishes for finishing off home and making it a dream come true :)
craftygirl rated for 60 Michigan Address Labels on Mar 27, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great address labels!
joyceann888 rated for Owl stuffie! on Mar 26, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful owl and goodies. I love the trailer labels!

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nellswell on Feb 24, 2017:

aka @user8938

SweetClementine on Dec 9, 2009:

I'm sorry to have to remove you from the Domesticated and Nuts for Sewing groups; however, your ratings no longer meet our group requirements. I hope that everything is OK with you and that you are able to return soon and follow through with your commitments here.

TerryF on Nov 11, 2009:

You flaked on 10 people in this swap.

marquettegirl on Aug 2, 2009:

Loralyn, Please rate my button fairy I sent you. And where is the one you were to send me?

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


marquettegirl on May 14, 2009:

thanks for joining my button fairy swap!

kari on May 2, 2009:


Don't miss out! Only a few more days left to sign up for the Victory Garden Swap with the Domesticated Group

raven on May 1, 2009:

Wishing you a Happy May Birthday... from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group birthday

choke on Apr 27, 2009:

There's a couple new swaps up in the Michiganders group, when you get a moment stop in and say hi!

nicole309 on Mar 29, 2009:

Thank you so much for the lovely little gift and note. You are very kind and it will go to good use. It will certainly cheer up my kitchen. Another 4 inches of snow for us!!

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