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Date Joined: May 21, 2009
Last Online: May 15, 2010
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Update 4/23/10

Hello all, We moved to Texas 4 yrs ago after living 23 years in Alaska. We decided it was time to retire BUT life changes & economy dictates at least part time employment for my hubby and me.

Since Oct 2009, I am now officially retired due to health problems aggravated by exposure to respiratory diseases. I really miss working part time but can now dedicate more time to grandkids, crafts & sewiing.

Live life to the fullest. Enjoy your children; forgive your enemies; tell people you love them; live each day the best you can.

I have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren in TX, a daughter & gr. daughter in MN and my eldest son lives in FL. Had to move to TX - majority rules. LOL

I have an autistic grandson and I am a supporter of Autism Speaks.

My Hubby and I have one 4 legged kiddo named Charlie who is a Jack Russel/Chahuahua mix, also known as a Jackwawa and he honestly climbs trees & is so much fun.

We live in a quiet valley on 5 acres and have many birds and love sitting on the patio in the cool mornings and evenings to watch them feed, sing and play. Butterflies, hummingbirds, deer, roadrunners and wild turkeys are bountiful.

Movies, TV, Music

Movies...* Finding Nemo *Hannibal Lector series with Anthony Hopkins *Dirty Dancing *anything with Bruce Willis...sigh

TV...* NCIS * American Idol *Project Runway *Hell's Kitchen *Top Chef *The Closer *Bones *Burn Notice and Castle.

Music... *Classic rock n roll *Neil Diamond *ABBA *Fleetwood Mac *CCR *Tina Turner *Pink Floyd *Big band music and 70's music.

Hobbies & Crafts

My hobbies & crafts:

  • Sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, bead embellishments, art dolls, art quilts, water color painting and ceramics; I recently discovered Zentangles and they are so much fun to make.

  • I just started collecting postcards & enjoy the historical & state map cards, so any cards from any cities or states is appreciated. I would love to have postcards from other countries also.

  • You can see my website for more of my creations of fabric postcards & ATCs. I'm going to include some of my inchies & charms shortly. (I keep saying that & keep putting it off).

  • I love, love, love fabric and fiber I do very little with paper but have created paper ATCs and find working with paper a challenge. My house is smoke free & my dog does not go into my studio at all.

  • I read anything including true crime, fiction, non-fiction, quilt, knitting and crocheting books, craft and bead books, surface design books and enjoy magazines - *Quilting Arts Magazine, *Cloth, Paper, Scissors *Fiberart and many more.

Likes & Dislikes


  • 100 % cotton fabric, batiks, tone on tone & big floral prints, neutral, earth tones & bright seasonal prints and colors. fish, dog, birds and cat prints such as Laurel Burch are wonderful. I don't need many stripes or polka dots & I have plenty of solids.

  • fat quarters - anything less than a yard is fine with me; fabric charms or quilt squares 5x5 & larger, jelly rolls and 10" layer cakes. Sewing notions and thread are always welcome.

  • wool, soy, silk or cotton roving fibers for needle felting

  • seed beads, crystal beads, hot fix rhinestones, small charm embellishments & angelina fibers .

  • paints of any kind, water color pencils, ultra fine pens.

  • threads - metallic, polyester, cotton and variegated, yarn, floss, ribbons, nice lace and buttons

  • favorite colors are bright colors including green, blue and purple but all colors work well on the color palette.


  • cartoonish, silly or children's fabrics for right now. I have plenty for the grandkids.

  • kawaii or cutesy things & I have plenty of notecards & stationary & stickers.

  • olives & eggplant - shuddder

  • people who flake or don't rate

Sweets I like...

  • I drink ice tea all year round made with fruit teas, but will take all flavors, loose or wrapped and mix my own conconctions. I'm don't care much for herbal teas-except mint.

  • I could eat nuts 24 hrs a day - peanuts, pecans, macadamias, pistachios, almonds - you name it - I'll eat them. I love candies, cookies and ice cream loaded with nuts. M&M peanuts, Payday, nut bars, nut clusters, and Rocher Ferraro candies are my favorite. Nuts are good for you too!

  • Other candies include licorice- black & strawberry,

  • Jelly Belly jelly beans are awesome.

  • Soft chewy candy such as taffy, caramels & the Brach soft candies.

Enough for now... Happy Swapping!


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful block.
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Looking forward to interacting! Thanks.
Comment: I am having so much fun playing farmville and visiting all my new neighbors.
Comment: Thank you! =)
Tine rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Request Line R1 on Mar 17, 2010
Comment: I love all fabrics! thanks so much
Response: Great. Have fun sewing.
Comment: Everything is wonderful. Thank You so much. I feel spoiled.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Sew wonderful. Enjoy.
obliviousfire rated for Make a Fish on Mar 10, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much, I love the beautiful material the fishie is made from!
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy!
yriako rated for Fabric Fat Quarter Request Line R1 on Mar 10, 2010
Response: Thank you for the rating & enjoy your FQ/
Comment: thank you!!
Response: You are welcome - thank you for the rating.
snitgirl rated for FarmVille Neighbours on Facebook x3 on Feb 16, 2010
Comment: Maggie, thank you for the pretty skinny which arrived today. I love the stitching!
Response: Your're welcome and thank you for the rating. Enjoy!
Comment: looking forward to being facebook friends!
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful package. I don't mind that you didn't have all pink. You more than made up for it with your generosity. I can use everything you sent. I especially love the dot fabric and heart buttons. My son was so happy that you thought of him with the postcards. His favorite was the US map showing the Native Tribes of North America. I liked the rattlesnake 'Send More Tourists'. LOL!!! Thank you so much for a very fun swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am glad you like the package & your son enjoys his postcards.
Quintessa rated for Postcards in an Envelope #7 on Feb 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcards of Texas and California. I've never been to either state, but hope to some day! All the best for 2010! Jen
Response: Thanks for the rating & I'm glad you like the PCs
biasbabe rated for Potato Baker Bags on Feb 2, 2010
Comment: I just loved how you quilted the bag. Loved the colors. Thank you dear. great work.
Response: Thanks for the rating & I'm glad you like the bag. They were so easy to make & fun too.
tennesseehoney rated for Valentine's Day Bingo on Jan 30, 2010
Comment: I loved the card!! The post office smushed it though...Kaleb fixed it for me...Where are you from?? That is not a southern accent. You sound more like a yankee!! **LOL**
Response: I love those cards. I knew you would like it too. You can take a Yankee out of the North, but you can't take the North (or accent) out of the Yankee. I lived in Richmond, VA in the 70's - too hot sticky & buggy. Had to move North - lived in PA then. Thanks so much for the great rating. Mags
dstny2001 rated for A "Mountain" of Nourishment on Jan 24, 2010
Comment: Mt Mckinley graces my living room wall. It is a huge painting with a person camping that is very small and it is like the view the camper has of the mountain. It is always cool to meet fellow Alaskan's. You must be one tough lady living in the North Pole for so many years. How many people laugh when you tell them you use to live in North Pole?
Response: I always had to show my driver's license to prove it. Of course, TX took it away from me. LOL. Thank you for the rating.
VaGrammy66 rated for A "Mountain" of Nourishment on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating.

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dstny2001 on Oct 24, 2010:


You are missed.

Sherry24 on Mar 30, 2010:

Maggie! Thank you so much of the very pretty FQ's! Also, thank you for the cool postcards, chocolate mix and tea - love it all! I hadn't seen a kangroo plastic bag before - those are so cool! Hugs to you! Sherry

Emkay on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi, just want to know, if you recieved my WTA 8 - envie of the MN-Group? I am a bit worried, that it might have been lost. Marion

violettedream on Mar 10, 2010:

So glad the WTA envie arrived! I had a fun time picking out blue things for you :)

JohnnyDingo on Feb 23, 2010:

Received your Fabric Postcard (Angel for CF) yesterday. Too bad we can't rate you for that, but a big 5 and a HUGE heart go out to you. Thank you so much...great job!

neca84 on Jan 27, 2010:

Thanks so much for the Monday munchies package of office supplies, I really wish postage was cheaper OS. I loved everything that was included and will def be able to use it all. thank you

Carol x

dstny2001 on Jan 23, 2010:

Thank you so much for the pamper me package. I have already ate the chocolate. Mmmmm good. I it very cool to meet fellow Alaskan's. I only lasted 20 years. I am so confused of where you live now. I am sorry it has taken me a few days to get this done. I can only sit for about 2 mins max before I am running off to see where Mom is. Thank you for being my Farmville friend. It is one thing I enjoy that is calming after a really long day.

dstny2001 on Jan 18, 2010:

I received your package from 2010 pamper me. Some of the things you sent I have never seen before. My favorite was the little nail files. Those are so cool. They went straight into my purse and I will use them. I love skittles so the lip balm is a lot less calories then the real thing. My Granddaughter try to convince me she needed the lip stuff. She is so sweet, but she still did not get it. Thank you so much!!!

OnyxLight on Jan 2, 2010:

Thank you for the pretty purple batik FQ!!!

kristakz on Dec 8, 2009:

Thank you so much for angeling the landscape fabric swap for me!! The fabrics you sent are wonderful!

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