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Date Joined: November 12, 2008
Last Online: March 4, 2010
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey Everyone!
My family & I moved from CO to WA at the end of February 2009 - please make sure you have the WA address, not the old CO one.

I am a SAHM in NW Washington. We have two little girls, a second grader and a almost 3 year old, so it is ALWAYS interesting around here. Mommy works nights and Daddy works days, then I recently joined the ranks of Tupperware....

I love purple & am from Texas, hence the name I chose. It is so far my name most everywhere.

Favorite Television

I watch all the CSI type shows, anything that has a mystery or who done it type feel to the show.
NCIS, NCIS:LA, Bones, CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY & I am a Survivor addict now too.
However, when it is not prime time TV - I am always on Food Network, Discovery or History.

Favorite Crafts

I am a quilter, and I also crochet. I am getting back into cross stitch full time now. In the past I have also tried needle point and various other crafts as well.
The quilting is coming in handy with the chilly nights here in Washington. We have at least two quilts for each bed, not counting the several lap sized ones throughout the house.
I have been painting glass ornaments for my own and my family's trees for several years.
I also am requested to do crocheted dishcloths for most of the family every year.
I think I have gotten myself hooked on amigurumi & biscornus.

Received a knit book for christmas '08 - am TRYING to learn now, but it has been really slow going.

Favorite Books

I love to read.
James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Crighton, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K Hamilton... I have a WIDE range of tastes in my books.
I am working on getting a full list of works from each of the main authors I read posted on my Lists blog.

Likes & Dislikes

  • I love Happy Bunny.
  • I like almost all crafty things.
  • I love lizards, turtles & Pocket Dragons.
  • I collect keychains & small (under 2ft) windchimes.
  • I am a big candle person. I like most calmer scents when it comes to candles, or things that REALLY smell like baked goods. Like a good pumpkin pie or cinnamon roll.
  • I like Vanilla & Coconut scented things, and if I can find something that has those to scents combined - ALL THE BETTER!
  • I welcome homemade Christmas ornaments year round. There has not yet ever been a theme to our tree.
  • I love to cook, use my crock pot year round and have a husband who also likes to cook (and BAKE) so recipes are always fun too.
  • I have at times considered myself a pen hoarder. I love all the pen, pencils, markers, highlighters. I can get lost on that isle in the office store for hours. -- The new Sharpie Pens are AWESOME!!
  • I am a bumper sticker person, but they never seem to end up on my car. (I rationalize that we will be getting a new car soon... well we were supposed to be.)
  • I have collected pin back buttons since around age 11. I participated in "Hands Across America" and still have the button from it.

  • I do not like anything Licorice, be it flavored or scented. I tried Ouzo ONCE - never again.
  • I do not like coffee in any form. No mocha flavored chocolate, espresso cake. Anything with even a hint of coffee is lost on me.

Wish List

OK - I keep seeing them, so I figured it was time to add one:

  • Amigurumi patterns (especially ones you have created)
  • cotton yarn
  • Fabric scraps at least 2.5" square (working on EPP hexagon charm style quilt - not true charm as there are repeats)
  • Hot Chocolate (as long as it has no coffee flavor)
  • Purple fabric scraps at least 3" square (working on an all purple, totally scrappy quilt)
  • Happy Bunny things
  • Unique key chains
  • Small Cross Stitch patterns, things that can be adapted for Biscornu under 75 stitches total.

The Kids

Eldest was born in 2002
She is into all the girly things, like Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, Littlest Pet Shop & Polly Pocket. Her favorite colors are (in order) Yellow, Pink & Purple, and they are usually expressed as one word all run together just in that order.

Baby was born in 2007
She is into just about everything & has recently discovered she likes to color. She has trucks and dolls, because we did not want to gender bias either of the kids.

We do not do any Dora, or Bratz at our house... and NO BARNEY! My daughter has given back toys with these characters... or kept them in their box & donated them at Christmas to the toy drive.

Incoming Swaps

Waiting on Assignments in a couple of swaps.
Seems the US Mail likes postcards about what people are thankful for. I ave only gotten two so far - one from each swap.

Outgoing Swaps

Waiting on Assignments in a couple of swaps.
only a couple leaving soon, all BEFORE deadline...
If I mark the day after, it is only cause I go to PO on way to work & get off work after midnight.


cbpoole rated for Matching Items on Mar 31, 2010
Comment: Sorry to rate you a 1, but the send date was almost a full month ago. This swap is still marked as Unsent in your list, so obviously you haven't made an effort to complete it.
SGriffin rated for Postcards for Hope on Mar 22, 2010
Comment: I never received your card or a message.
ninebunz rated for Sweet Treats on Mar 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the oreos and milk :-)
alonalonzo rated for Destashing & Dishcloths on Mar 5, 2010
Comment: They finally arrived. Thanks for notifying me that it would be late.
Comment: Thanks, love pink!
katzenjammy rated for 5" Charm square USA/ CANDA on Feb 17, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
Bub rated for Simple Christmas Tree Photo Swap on Feb 14, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the star dishcloth! It is amazing :]
Response: glad you liked it. I wanted something to reflect my being from the "lone star state" so I had to come up with a star.
craftycrocheter rated for Animal Amigurumi Kit on Feb 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much, the box arrived yesterday. I can't wait to make the turtle. Thanks for re-emailing the patterns.
spuraway rated for 5" Charm square USA/ CANDA on Feb 2, 2010
littlecumulus rated for 5" Charm square USA/ CANDA on Feb 1, 2010
Comment: Thanks a bunch! :)
KAW rated for 5" Charm square USA/ CANDA on Feb 1, 2010
Comment: Love the purples !
Response: glad to know it arrived this time!
Takemeapart rated for Simple Christmas Tree Photo Swap on Jan 24, 2010
Comment: Lovely tree! Thanks for sharing your photos.
loricritt rated for Favorite Cookbooks on Jan 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
tishous rated for Simple Christmas Tree Photo Swap on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
Umeko rated for Favorite Cookbooks on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Was late but was lovely when it got here so wont rate you down for it
Response: thanks for the understanding - I hate when RL (work) has to get in the way of swapping.
vyl87 rated for Simple Christmas Tree Photo Swap on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Christmas tree picture, It is very pretty.
vladdypatty rated for Movie quote postcard on Jan 13, 2010
Comment: thanks for the great postcard and quote! :)
jinnah rated for Movie quote postcard on Jan 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!

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StephL on May 16, 2010:

Hi there, I'm waiting for a giveaway prize from you for the Quality Crafts group, but I noticed you haven't been online since then. I hope everything's ok.

hoosiergirl on Feb 28, 2010:

You are invited to join my GNOME swap - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55681#comment-280964 Hope to see you there!

PurpleTX on Dec 4, 2009:

ALL OF MY NEW FB FRIENDS ARE AMAZING - yes I meant to shout that... I love all the new peeps that I have been partners with on FB swaps here in the past couple of weeks. THANK YOU ALL for the lovely gifts that keep pouring in.

TerryF on Nov 10, 2009:

PurpleTX: I have known for years that there are many wonderful people in this world, and a lot of them are right here on Swap-bot. Your kind and generous offer to join a group of special angels --- helping me to make and send a total of 210 handmade ornaments for those who were flaked on in the MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap --- is VERY much appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I can ever do anything to help you out in return, please let me know. (รขโ‚ฌล“;) Hugs, Terry

crochetjunkie on Nov 10, 2009:

Glad to see ya back girlie!

kdj42160 on Mar 27, 2009:

Check out the new Group swap for Deep in the Heart of Texas! Kim

StaceyLynn on Mar 4, 2009:

I wanted to let you know I recieved the box of fabric! You made my day! I love all the lovely prints! Thanks a bunch!!

cobaltgypsy on Feb 20, 2009:

Thank you so much for the fabulous yellow yarn and fabric!! I've finished the first blanket, but I was so blessed with yellow yarn, now I'm starting another one!! I really like that fabric too! It's so cute! Thanks! blessings, Gypsy

Artistic on Jan 13, 2009:

Amanda: I'm so glad you liked the dotee. I had fun making her for you (and figured you'd enjoy the extra fabric for your purple quilt project). Have fun!

cbpoole on Jan 5, 2009:

I very much enjoyed your 10 lists of 10 swap! My favorite is "List of 100 I actually want to write." If you ever do the any of those, pass them my way! Made me think of some really fun private swaps!

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