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Schwallie

Schwallie
Date Joined: March 24, 2010
Last Online: February 18, 2015
Birthday: September 4
Country: United States
Sew Southern

{ A Little Bit About Me }

Update as of 02/18/15: Hello everyone! Thank you for all of your support. I lost my job the week before Christmas. That was very rough for me and my family. Fortunately, I have recently been hired full time. However, this also means that I have less time to spend on Swap-Bot. If I am late on any current Swaps, rest assured that I WILL be sending them out. I just started this new position and therefore have a lot to learn each day. I have been worn-out when I come home. So I am facing some lifestyle changes. Please bear with me. I will get my account squared away over this coming weekend. Then I will reassess what I can do on here. Thanks!

I took a small break from Swap-bot. My life got very hectic (as in a death-in-the-family-kind-of-way), resulting in those two “one” ratings. I am currently working on making the Swaps up. These ratings sadden me, as I love Swap-Bot. I also feel very guilty about them. I have returned this Christmas for the card swaps, which I love. In fact, I bind the cards into a book each year. I have them displayed this year on two shutters in my front hallway. I am the original host for the popular “Show Me Your Christmas Tree” Swaps. I am hosting one again this year. Please join the swap by Dec. 22nd at: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/189635

I promise to rate your Swaps in a timely fashion and to PM you should anything delay my Swap. I hope that we can reach some sort of agreement if something serious happens to delay my Swap.

Now, a little bit about me. I am a late twenty-something Technical Writer by trade. I worked my way through school and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Technical Writing. I was an only child and a military brat. I lived in four states growing up. I am married with one dog named Piffy. She helps me craft. Our wedding was a theme wedding based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." It was held outdoors on my husband's late grandmother's farm. It was a D.I.Y. wedding. My mother-in-law sewed the bridesmaid dresses and the flower girl's "Alice" dress. We self-catered to approximately 125 guests. My husband's cousin photographed the wedding for free. Another one of my husband's cousins was in charge of all of the decorations. It turned out beautifully for a small fraction of what most weddings cost. I am very blessed. I am a “Downton Abbey” fan. My favorite color is green. I like more shabby/ rustic/ nature themes. If I could pick a store to classify my tastes, I would pick Anthropologie – but they’re (usually) outside of my budget. I’ve been outside of the States once, to Taiwan. It is a very nice place, I could live there. I hope to travel more.

My biggest hobby is photography. I take a picture nearly every day. I like to collect photo stories. I also enjoy sewing. It’s liberating to make something your way in your own style. One of the very first things I sewed was a Dorothy doll for my sister-in-law. Of course, I had to start off with something difficult. I’ve also tried my hand at crochet, counted cross stitch, and embroidery – I’d like to try knitting, felting, and tatting. I’ve also tried painting in acrylics and in watercolor. I’ve always liked to draw. I’ve tried charcoal, but haven’t tried pastels. I’d like to get into making Zentangle patterns. I like to scrapbook, but it can get expensive quickly. I also make iris folded greeting cards and make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I dabble here and there. I am currently teaching myself how to play the piano (keyboard) and I hope to one day learn how to play the violin. I’ve wanted to learn since I was a child, but my parents couldn’t afford lessons. I’ve taught myself most everything I know.

I collect vintage Christmas décor (including greeting cards), linens, hankies, and sewing items. I love all things tea-related as I also collect teacups. I hope to get a cabinet to display all of my (thrifted) teacups someday. I often join teabag swaps. One of my dreams is to own an Airstream or a teardrop trailer to go “glamping.” I would also like to restore an old home to its previous glory. I think that if I could pick an alternate career, it would be interior design. I like to re-decorate a lot. That’s when thrift stores and estate sales come in handy. I am a bargain shopper. I always ask for something cheaper, in a tactful way. I always seem to find things for free or near free. You’re invited to visit my blog above, Sew Southern, where I document my adventures in decorating and sewing.

Wish List: Loose Tea Infuser/ Ball, Any Types of Tea, Non-Kawaii Stickers, Sheet Music, A Tube of Watercolor Paint, Paper Quilling Tools, Tatting Shuttle (Prefer Metal), Tatting Thread, One Yard of Fabric to Sew a Kitchen Apron, Sewing Notions, Anything Handmade/Crafted

P.S. For International Swaps, I like to receive Swaps in your native language :)

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Ratings

blazespirit rated for SMASH Christmas Card on Jul 15, 2015
5
rating
 
Atryonix82 rated for Bookpage/Owl on Jan 31, 2015
5
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Comment: He is adoreable
vontakk rated for Show me your/a Nativity scene on Jan 24, 2015
5
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5
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Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful Christmas Card. Sorry about your pre-holiday stress. Hope this year is the BEST ever! Happy 2015 and thanks for the lovely card and ATC! Take care! :)
5
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Comment: Thanks for the Christmas-y ATC :)
flowerchild rated for Pick 3 Swap - January on Jan 10, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope of fun!!! I have seen that book...no comment from the floral gallery :) Sorry I am going in so many directions right now that I wont be adding private swaps to the list!!!
Response: I am very glad that you liked it! I worked hard on the presentation to make it pretty! Yeah, I might pick up that book sometime. I understand about the "many directions," I lost my job and the bills keep coming in so I am desperately hunting for a job right now. However, I am staying on here to keep my sanity. ♥ Holly
Tia rated for ATC: Holiday theme on Jan 10, 2015
3
rating
Comment: Very late. Due 12/22 received 1/10. I understand life happens so I hope things are going to get better for you.Best wishes for 2015!
Response: Thanks, I included some "extras" to make-up for the "lateness." But thanks for rating, life happens. ♥ Holly
Fry rated for ATC: Holiday theme on Jan 9, 2015
3
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. CUTE! Only a three because of late send. Thanks!
Response: Thanks, I included some "extras" to make-up for the "lateness." But thanks for rating, life happens. ♥ Holly
Fry rated for Christmas Elf ATC on Jan 9, 2015
3
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Comment: Have yet to receive. Will rerate if and when applicable. Received! Thanks for the tea! Sorry to hear of your troubles.
Response: Thanks, I included some "extras" to make-up for the "lateness." But thanks for rating, life happens. ♥ Holly
honeybee rated for ATC: Gingerbread Men on Jan 9, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC!
Response: Thanks! ♥ Holly
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I wish you the best of luck in 2015.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart! I hope you also have a great year! I need all of the luck I can get! ♥ Holly
cherrihurt rated for Bookpage/Christmas/Winter on Jan 9, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you! So sorry to hear about your troubles. Wishing 2015 is good to you :-)
Response: You're welcome! I hope so too! Back to applying, applying, applying! ♥ Holly
5
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Comment: Thanks. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for joining the Swap! Happy 2015! ♥ Holly
michellegarrette rated for happy 2015-vintage style on Jan 6, 2015
5
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Comment: I totally get your Mad Men inspiration Holly. And I love it. Thanks!
Response: I am glad that you "got it" :) Did you get my crocheted snowflake? I thought I placed one in there too. Happy 2015! ♥ Holly
Fritosmom rated for ATC: Gingerbread Men on Jan 6, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Yummy Gingerbread Man-very creative:-)
Response: Thanks so much! I love creating ATCs. I am relatively new to it and am learning new tricks. :) Now I feel like baking up some gingerbread cookies! It's COLD outside! We will be reaching 8°F tomorrow night! Happy 2015! ♥ Holly
CaitlinD93 rated for Show Me Your Christmas Tree on Jan 5, 2015
5
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Comment: Sorry to hear about your Job, Loved your tree and the handmade snowman. Hope you had a lovely Christmas & New Year. :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am back on the job hunt. :) I am glad that you liked my tree and snowman! The best thing about my snowman is that I can leave him out for the rest of the winter! :) I hope that you have a great 2015! ♥ Holly
NenaMarie rated for Show Me Your Christmas Tree on Jan 2, 2015
5
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Comment: Very nice tree! Happy holidays!
Response: Thanks so much! I wish I could've sent more photos, but the photo sizes were too large. I'll send a zipped file or post in an online album next year. ♥ Holly
5
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Comment: Hello & thank you so much for sharing your beautiful nativity with me. I especially enjoyed the big one from Nashville too. I could look at different Nativities all day long. Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you! Our nativity means a great deal to us. It's my favorite thing :) The huge one in Nashville was amazing! Larger than life! Happy 2015 to you as well! ♥ Holly
CassiaC rated for Show Me Your Christmas Tree on Jan 1, 2015
5
rating
Comment: what a beautiful tree! I love new beginnings too and hope you have a wonderful new year!
Response: Thanks so much! New beginnings are wonderful! I love the feel of a brand new year full of potential. Life is what we make of it! I'm glad that you liked my tree! I wish I could've sent more photos, but the photo sizes were too large. I'll send a zipped file or post in an online album next year. ♥ Holly
FSG rated for Show Me Your Christmas Tree on Jan 1, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing, Nice Tree :) ¡Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks so much! I wish I could've sent more photos, but the photo sizes were too large. I'll send a zipped file or post in an online album next year. ♥ Holly

Rating Overview

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4.9490 190 5 6
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137 308 4 2
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Comments

TC on Jan 19, 2016:

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ktina on Jul 16, 2015:

Hi! If you come back, please rate the Show Me Your Christmas Tree swap, thanks!

LoveToCraftInAZ on Dec 27, 2014:

Just wanted to say Hi. Hope you're feeling better! The New Year will have great things in store for you! Keep a positive outlook and everything will be ok! Hugs! Lisa:)

Elliepatterson on Dec 24, 2014:

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myshoesdontmatch on Dec 24, 2014:

Elliepatterson on Dec 15, 2014:

Glad that you will be a part of my show me a nativity swap as you kinda gave me the idea with your "show me your tree swap". Hope that you don't mind my copying the idea from you?

LoveToCraftInAZ on Dec 9, 2014:

Hi Holly! I am also a fan of anything Vintage! I also love thrifting and bargain hunting! What a thrill to find something amazing for pennies! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season! I will be sending your Christmas card out today! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Lisa:)

craftybarbie on Jan 7, 2013:

Hi it is me again. I am up today and I think this time I am on the road to feeling much better. I had a real bad relaps so I have been down the last week and a half. Boy I do not know how people sit and do nothing. I have gone nuts but I slept alot and now I am feeling good this morn. With in the next couple of days I wll have the things in the mail. Thank you so much for listening to me

craftybarbie on Dec 26, 2012:

I was so happy to sign up to send your mom a card. I know how she feels. I lost my mom last year so Christmas is very depressing for me. Miss her so much. I just wanted to let you know that this week I will be sending a letter and card to your mom and one to you. I am so sorry I got sick and I am still not feeling good so I have missed Christmas which family put on hold till I get better. I feel so bad because I hate to be sick and not get my things done. Again I am so sorry. Happy New Year to you and your family.

kimikat on Jan 30, 2012:

I'm very lucky and spoiled and haven't bought any of my own Bythes. http://www.swap-bot.com/user:Bobbie is my awesome mom who got me mine so she might know. I'll message her to see if she has any advice.

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