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Date Joined: August 20, 2008
Last Online: October 7, 2013
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello!! I have been on a hiatus from Swap-Bot for about two years, but I recently dropped back in (that itchy need to swap can't be ignored forever!) So... I am a 31 year old stay-at-home mother of four ages 13, 11, 9,and 7. Three boys and one girl.

I have been married fourteen years to my sexy soulmate, Shane. He affectionately refers to me as a tree hugging hippee. I have been slowly converting our home to greener ways of living. I really hate waste and try to follow the three R's as much as I can. I also make most of my daughters/my clothes from thrifted fabric. When you have a large family like ours, you find ways to makeover old things to new. I LOVE tattoos, skulls, and Roses. I am almost always willing to try new things.

My husband and I are up to our eyeballs in Scouts. We are both Cub Scout den leaders in our local pack. And now that our two older sons have crossed over to Boy Scouts, my hubs is also an Assistant Scoutmaster with the local troop. And because that didn't keep us running enough... our daughter is now in Girl Scouts as well.... and I'm the Assistant Troop Leader for that too! What can I say? We are a scouting family!!! We enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit and read. I also do cross-stitch.

Favorite Music

MUSIC!!!!! I live for music!! You can keep the TV, give me tunes!! There isn't much I won't listen to, but my favorite musicians are my two oldest boys.

Favorite Books

My Husband would say anything in print but I disagree. All books are NOT created equal! I LOVE the Harry Potter books, except DH, I'm pretending that one doesnt exist. My all time favorite auther is Barbara Michaels, who also writes under the name Elizabeth Peters. I also enjoy Kristen Britain, Sharron Shinn, Mercedes Lackey, Andre Norton, Robin McKinley, and J.V. Jones. I love good mysteries, and fantasy. I also read manga when I can get my hands on it (very hard to find around here) My favorites are MeruPuri, Fruits Basket, Hana Kimi, Ouran High School Host Club, and From Far Away (which I havent been able to find at any used book store so I have only read online)

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movies are The Labyrinth and The Spanish Main ~a slightly cheesy pirate movie from 1944... IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR!!! What can I say? I have a small obssession with Paul Henreid (mostly his work in the 1940's) Also love Howls Moving Castle, Castaway on the Moon, the new (2010) Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tin Man, All the Harry Potter movies, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Favorite Television

We actually don't have TV as most people do. Once my children discovered that they could stream Netflix to the TV, I cancelled the cable. And where we live you can not even get basic channels without cable/dish... but they think these great new cartoons like ThunderCats, Yogi Bear, The Pink Panther are soooooooo much cooler than what was on the box anyways, so who am I to argue?? Not to mention I've introduced them to Dr.Who and the original Star Trek. :) TV doesn't get much better than that!

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft would have to be quilting. My great grandmother taught me when I was very young. I have worked my way from simple doll size tied block quilts to a king sized double wedding ring quilt for my sisters wedding gift.

I love fabric! I try to use diferent textures in my projects. I also try to experiment with a wide spectrum of colors and prints, but my favorites have to be Asian prints, jewel tones, black/white, novelty prints, and pink/brown.

As far as other crafts...... I mentioned some in my about me section, but I also make ATC's, Altered game pieces, I like turning odd whatnots into jewlery, LOVE playing with bottle caps, and making greeting cards (though that I take in spells when inspiration hits)

I really enjoy making something from nothing... using what I can find to make new, funky decorations, jewelry, bedding, or clothes. I haunt thrift stores looking for things to be repurposed.


-Harry Potter! Snape is my fav :) -Anime and Manga -Winter -Tea loose or bagged -Chocolate Coffee -Roses, I have them everywhere! on my area rug, jewlery, purses, clothes, my body (tattoos), fabric, stationary... you get the idea :) -Colors: Red and Black -Color combos: Red/Black, Blue/Black, White/Black, and Pink/Brown -Anything scout related -Fairys -Dragons -Skulls -Soft Yarn -Fantasy Postcards -Bookmarks with dangly charms -Coloring Books -FABRIC!!! asian prints, jewel tones, roses, skulls, novelty prints, stars, brocade, silky prints -Beads -Buttons -candles -pocky -chocolate -kawaii -Sportacus (gotta love LazyTown Sigh ) -tea things (cups, saucers, pots, sugar bowls, etc) -UFO's (UnFinished Objects- quilting term for all those half finished tops, and Misc quilt blocks) -Leather Stamps -small images (to fit dominos) -Aprons!! Half, Full, Long, Short, Frilly, Functional... doesn't matter -Knit socks -ANYTHING Alice in Wonderland


-Red Heart yarn (I CAN use it, just dont like too) -Barney the Dinosaur -Summer -Raspberry Tea -Sunflowers and Daisys -clowns -Palm Trees -Colors: Brown, Lime Green, Neons, and Orange -Fish -Snakes -Lizards -Spiders -Map Postcards -Bookmarks with kittens -Raunchy Romance Novels -Mean people


Comment: This is so perfect ! Thank you Lynne
punkrokchik75 rated for Urban Threads Embroidery Swap on Oct 31, 2013
perkl8r rated for REDWORK your theme R#4 birds on Sep 17, 2013
Comment: BEAUTIFUL, thank you, I love it!!!!!
Comment: Wonderful blocks! Love the colors - thanks so much! <3
Comment: Great colors and prints! Thanks.
ceecee rated for REDWORK your theme R#3 on Aug 19, 2013
Comment: Well she sure is a beaut...thanks so much...your stitching is lovely....I wish I could give you land many hearts ...this swap sure made my day :)
vlhafer54 rated for Origami Market Bag* on Aug 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you - great bag.
Response: You are welcome! The pattern was so much fun! ;)
sugarskull rated for REDWORK any animal R#2 on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: you made my day: i was sick, and fighting at&t, and your package arrived and made everything better! each embroidery was BEAUTIFUL and lovely and i can't believe they're for me! THANK YO!!!!
Response: I am so glad you liked them! I enjoyed stitching them :)
druideye rated for Doctor Who Bookmark Swap on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: Beautiful Doctor Who bookmark, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! :)
AprilShowers rated for HOMEMADE PostCard Swap No1 on Aug 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your interesting card. We order stuff from Oriental Trading at work (I work in a library & we buy summer reading prizes from them.) but I never thought to order my own crafting supplies there.
Response: They have TONS of crafting supplies!! And great pricing too!
Melumebelle rated for Book Of The Month July on Jul 26, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the book! It looks super interesting. (: I'll have to start it ASAP!
Response: I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Happy reading!
Comment: Thank you, Christine, for the ADORABLE mug rug!! I really appreciate it. Can't wait to use it with the teabags. Thanks again.
Response: You are so very welcome! Thank you for the rating!
junemoon rated for Your Color - My Design #1 on Jul 15, 2013
Comment: It's a wonderfully dramatic block with such a simple idea (I may borrow your idea in some future block I send). I have one black, white and red quilt made from these swaps hanging on my wall. I have a second waiting to be quilted but it's put together. And now I'm collecting for a third. I REALLY like this color combination and have really enjoyed getting other swapper's patterns.
Response: The black and white really makes the red pop!!! I think I might have to put this color scheme on my to-do list!!
lillianmarie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2013 on Jul 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the chunk! Your family sounds very busy!!! :)
Response: You are so very welcome! We are definitely busy, but love every second of it!! LOL
mejbenz rated for Wonky House June on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome!
judee0624 rated for Scrappy Heart June on Jul 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the appique'ed heart block. You did a wonderful job.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! :)
TC rated for SR Reusable Snack Bags on Jul 1, 2013
Comment: Christine, these are perfect! I love the fabrics you chose. And the bigger bag is just wonderful. These came just in time - I'll be using them tomorrow. :) Thanks so much, and thanks for joining the swap.
Response: So glad you liked them! And thank you for hosting such a great swap! They are some really handy little bags. I've already got several friends wanting their own sets for Christmas! LOL
Julesdn rated for Handmade Bookmark on Jun 24, 2013
Comment: Loved the card and bookmark and Renee was thrilled to get a gorgeous bookmark too! She is such a reader she has several books on the go. So kind of you.:)
Response: I'm glad you both liked them! I enjoyed making them :)
Darida rated for Handmade postcard, rubber stamped on Jun 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you! cute PC.. since it was naked, my husband didn't get it...said I am too old for that.....;-(
Response: Na, you're NEVER too old for cute things!! lol :)
RigelSan rated for DRAW for 30 minutes *edited 8.6.* on Jun 19, 2013
Comment: Hello! I just received your artworks. Thanks a lot, they made my day <3 Your son is a pretty skilled folk - I hope him to keep up with great work! Moreover, I hope *you* will be able to draw more often from now on; it's so unfair when you aren't capable of doing something you really enjoy. Cheers!
Response: Glad you liked them!! And thank you for the rating :)

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EmilyT on Jan 15, 2014:

I'm sorry but I need to drop you from Beginner's Cross Stitch at this time. Not sending on a swap you hosted is a little unsettling. If you drop back in and take care of the 1 feel free to re-join the cross stitch group.

anrtist on Aug 27, 2013:

LLL Group Greetings!

fiberlady23 on Jun 28, 2013:

Welcome to NC Crafting Divas!!

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

TC on Feb 13, 2010:

craftycrocheter on Feb 1, 2010:

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that we have a swap going on for the "Crocheter of the US group". Please check it out. Thanks.

RyeRye on Dec 20, 2009:

Merry Christmas!

chachakate on Dec 20, 2009:

Thank You so much for the WTA. I love the baby sheep pattern.

Sunshine9905 on Nov 30, 2009:

Thank you for angeling the onament swap. The snowflake is so neat!


luckycharms on Nov 29, 2009:

Thank you, for the beautiful beaded star ornament that you angeled for me. It will look great on my tree this year. Thanks again for your kindness. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Connie

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