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QuinGem

QuinGem
Date Joined: October 27, 2010
Last Online: March 25, 2017
Birthday: February 10, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated October 7, 2016:

Updated September 12, 2016

Well, that didn't last long! Ha! I can't stay away from this place!! I'll just have to set aside time for swapping!

And, crazy enough ... I started a swap group ... please join QuinGem's Swaps With A Purpose!

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Updated August 26, 2016

~~~~~ I have enjoyed swapping in the last few years, but I have to take a long break ... possibly up to two years.

We are moving to Washington in 2018, hopefully before that ... there are a lot of repairs to the house to be done before it can be sold and downsizing our stuff before the move.

I'm gonna miss swapping!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to to do sewing, loom knitting, and plastic canvas swaps of all kinds.

I love to collect natural yarns (mainly cotton), natural buttons (bone, wood, shell, metal; especially vintage), vintage lace and anything else that is vintage or Victorian in style.

Looking for vintage 100% cotton fabrics.

I am slowly (very slowly) building a Victorian-style dollhouse and love to collect miniature things to go in it. 1:1 miniatures.

My mother loves to do latch-hook rugs.

JEWELRY - I do NOT wear jewelry. Any jewelry received will be re-swapped.

Favorite Movies/TV Shows

I love silent movies. Ramon Novarro is a favorite silent actor, along with Douglas Fairbanks and a few others.

My favorite 'modern' movies are Baby's Day Out, The Princess Bride, Independence Day, Silverado and a few others that I watch nearly every time they are on TV and also have the DVDs!

I love a lot of the older series from the 1950s and '60s such as Laredo, Lancer and others.

True favorites are The Magnificent Seven, Highlander, Criminal Minds, Stargate SG-1, and a few others.

Favorite Music

I love oldies ... real oldies, like before 1940! I also love John Barrowman, The Bee Gees, John Denver; anything that has a soothing male voice and no noisy instruments and screaming! I also love Chris Colfer and wish he'd make an album of his own!

Favorite Books

I love cozy mysteries.

I also collect a lot of craft books and magazines.

Any books by John Barrowman and Chris Colfer.

I collect books that have gay male protagonists. I have just started collecting the Donald Strachey Mysteries series by Richard Stevenson.

I love audiobooks, too.

Wish List

Vintage solid white or off-white 100% cotton textured flour sack cloth (need about 3 yards)

Miniature bird eggs

Sewable Velcro strips/rolls - NOT the sticky kind

Square sticky Velcro

Anything Native American, Western (cowboy era) or Victorian

Glue sticks (plain, colored or glitter and, repositional)

Clear packing tape

Tea-related items

Small 'Dog on Board' sign for back of my bike trailer

New US postage stamps - any denomination

Fabric bandage Strips

Incense sticks - vanilla, cinnamon, citronella preferred - NO jasmine.

Cotton handkerchiefs - any style

Cotton fabric (fat quarters)

Tiny appliques (iron-on or sew-on) - flowery or vintage-type designs or others (no cartoons or 'modern'-looking)

Baby rickrack (¼-inch) - any color

Cotton yarn

Dog collar/harness hardware (metal buckles, d-rings, etc.) - no plastic parts

Latch-hook kits, yarn or canvas

Food

I am gluten-free/wheat-free/corn-free. I love anything organic. I do not eat any over-processed packaged products (faux food.) I do not eat candy. I only eat real food. ;) I eat HFLC (high fat, low-carb), somewhat Paleo, but more and more re-wild/ancestral.

ALLERGIES!!! Caffeine, mushrooms, roses/rosehips, jasmine, flax, navel oranges, chamomile, corn, wheat!!! Please do not send me tea or other foods with these ingredients!!!

Tea

I'm loving doing tea swaps. So many good flavors! But, PLEASE don't send me anything with mushrooms, jasmine, rose hips or chamomile as I'm allergic. I really don't like black tea on its own, but I use it to make kombucha. I love fruity, berry, citrus (NOT orange!) herbal teas. If sending loose or uncovered tea, please write down brand/ingredients.

My favorite tea right now is Guayaki Yerba Maté Chocolatté tea. It is soooo good!

No coffee, no chocolate, no candy.

Ratings/Sends

Due to the outrageous cost of even sending a postcard overseas, I can no longer join international swaps. :(

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I normally go to my mailbox the day after delivery as it usually arrives very late in the afternoon. I try to rate as soon as I open my mail.

I try to always mail by the deadline or before. If you do not receive something, PLEASE make sure to contact me about it before rating. I cannot use Delivery Confirmation on all sends (post office won't let you on some of the small stuff ...)

I had issues with one swapper (back in early 2011) about one of my sends and she gave me a poor rating. She did not like my first send, so I offered to resend. She then said she did not receive my resend. I have offered to send copies of my Postal receipts/customs receipt, but she never responded. I have spent more on this one swap trying to satisfy her than I have on any 5 other swaps! It's very frustrating. She gave me a one rather than a 3!

I recycle nearly all the packaging I receive - envelopes/mailers, boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper, newspaper, etc. I also use clean butcher paper, paper grocery bags, etc.

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FLAKERS DjGueorguieva - Your Creative Space - photos Newbies Welcome email swap - I never got anything Sarita - Dottee's of All Kinds Group Forum Swap - Pick 2 Tag - I never got anything/she left group/no response to PM Mowse Doyle (Sunflower4Mowse) - Embroidery ATC Series #5- Couching Stitch - I never got anything. mooki in USA kearney (mooki) - 4 ribbons or more MARCH4 - I never got anything. samantha symcox (wizzer3245) - Tea & Heart Lover's International Swap #3 - I never got anything Shontel White (tigerbelly) - Black and White Dotee - I never got anything Anna Taylor (kisscut91) - USA Mail art---Spring - I never got anything/no longer on Swap-bot Too many more to list ... :(

DISLIKES!!!

Please do not send me the following, as these will be trashed or re-swapped or auctioned, depending on the item:

NO stickers of any kind!!!!!! This means NO stickers, NO post-its. Please ...

Candy/gum

Drink/juice mixes

Coffee

Cartoon character items

Items suited for children!!!!!!

Loose note pages!!!!

Post-It notes or sticky notes

Plastic beads/buttons

Religious items/quotes

Make-up/cosmetics

Purses

Air fresheners

Jewelry

Anything in my food allergies listed above.

Thanks! :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank-you. Celebrating Nat'l eraser day, Nat'l Tartan Day, Nat'l jellybean day and Lawn & Garden month.
Response: Thanks for rating.
KSENiA rated for ESG: Take me to a local supermarket on Mar 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. You supermarket looks and sounds like a store I would love to visit.
Response: Thanks for the heart. It is a great store. They even have free & low-cost cooking classes on the patio and an annex across the street.
chaari rated for ESG: Take me to a local supermarket on Mar 19, 2017
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Comment: To be honest I rather read a mail like yours than just two or three sentences. So don't apologize for your mail beeing long - I loved that!It was fun to see how a store looks like where you live, the tomato sculpture looks really funny! :D Thanks a lot, great swap ♥
Response: Thanks for the heart. It was a fun swap!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing...I miss stores like that. We used to have so many cool little places like that when I lived in Seattle, but there aren't many places like that where I'm at now. :(
Response: Thanks for the heart! Yeah, I was thrilled when I found the place. The next closest co-op is in Sacramento and I don't like going there!
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Comment: What a lovely box, I am having fun with all the holidays you selected- thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart. <3
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Comment: Thanks for the photos. I absolutely love Little Kids and their Big Dogs. The full set is so full of adorableness and innocence.
Response: Thanks for the heart. <3
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Comment: Sweet pictures, thank you for sharing
Response: Thanks for the heart!
AKTheresa rated for TF- Something Silver EDITED on Feb 7, 2017
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Comment: Super cool, thank you.
Response: Thanks for rating.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF- January on Jan 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the sleeping mask and the framed picture of a rose (or possible a peony?).
Response: Thanks for rating.
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thanks for rating.
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Comment: Thank you. Lovely pictures!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
KreativeKrafter rated for November De-stash USA on Dec 15, 2016
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Comment: thank you
Response: Thanks for rating.
pattiairel rated for TF - December - D,E on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: thanks for a nice swap...merry christmas
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thanks for rating.
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the pictures!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks bunches 👌
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun swap. Happy Holidays to you! Tammy
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you like them.
MichelleGG2 rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #16 on Nov 13, 2016
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Comment: Sounds like a great series! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! It really is a fun series.

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Comments

BlueberryLady on Feb 14, 2017:

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes and Hugs for You.. from Me to You ! ! ! Hope your Day was Special ! !

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

From Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group :)

BlueberryLady on May 26, 2015:

Hi, Welcome to Crazy for Cloths Group ! ! There is still time to join the latest Swap to make a Fun Dishcloth...! !

anrtist on Feb 17, 2015:

WELCOME to the AQ Group ;-) You are an officer now so you may host us some fun swaps!

ENJOY the Artistic Quilters Group!
Blessings, cc

biasbabe on Feb 13, 2015:

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To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

barbieloufromKY on Feb 8, 2015:

Happy February Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

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