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Date Joined: July 27, 2010
Last Online: April 26, 2012
Birthday: December 11, 1966
Country: Canada

Favorite Crafts

  • Crochet
  • Quilting
  • Collecting and hoarding fabric (hee hee)
  • Embroidery
  • Cross stitch
  • Learning scrap-booking (maybe this one is a mistake for me, I seem to have purchased a whole lot of stuff and haven't made one page yet!)
  • homemade cards, bookmarks and devotionals on index cards
  • basic .. VERY basic .. beadwork and bead jewellery making


About Me

  • So .. I learned something new .. have to put an Air Mail / Par Avion sticker on POSTCARDS going overseas.


Hi, I'm Julie! I read about this site on one of the many blogs that I follow. So far I have done a few swaps and really enjoy it. It's a boost to get something in the mail other than junk and bills.


    • I am a Christian - Anglican to be specific - with interests in earth-based beliefs, the Tao, Zen habits, yoga and meditation. I respect religion and spirituality - whatever your choices are - and am always interested in learning more about others' beliefs, traditions, holidays, ethnic backgrounds.


I am mom to Frosty - my 6 year old grey and white tabby cat and Mack - my one-year old Shih tzu puppy.

Some of my favourite activities are:

  • Reading magazines
  • Computer games (addicted to FarmVille and Bingo Blitz on Facebook),
  • Taking mom and the dog out for a drive
  • hitting the yard sales, Farmers Markets and flea markets



I am also on Facebook, spend waaay too much time on there. :-)

Bingo Blitz and FarmVille are my largest time-wasters.


Favorite Television

The Mentalist, The Listener, The Bridge, Castle, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, the news, Coronation Street, all those dancing shows, The Voice, the Weather Network


Favorite Books

  • The Bible, Tao Te Ching, Big Book
  • Pooh books
  • spiritual and self-help books like Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Melody Beattie, Iyanla Vanzant
  • Prevention magazine
  • quilting and crafting books and magazines


Favorite Movies

Shirley Valentine, Shawshank Redemption, Doctor Zhivago, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music


Stuff I am attracted to

  • Native arts
  • healing arts, spirituality, stones
  • Bible verses
  • devotionals
  • turtles, cats and dogs, horses, polar bears
  • bookmarks
  • notebooks, especially personalized ones
  • angels and cherubs
  • LUCKY CAT (just love that paw in the air, waving)
  • lace
  • pink roses
  • lavender
  • Winnie the Pooh ( I LOVE .. I mean LOVE the Pooh .. you can't possibly feel down when you see his smiling face)
  • Russian Stacking Dolls
  • tea cups (and TEA, of course!)
  • small wooden boxes
  • old family photos and ways to display them, frame them
  • World War One silk postcards
  • anything with Red Cardinals - they have a special meaning to me
  • Faith, Hope and Love
  • quilting fabric of any size
  • batik fabric
  • natural fibres, things like birch bark, pine cones, dried leaves, sweet grass, raffia
  • pottery


Things I want to learn

  • to make my own crochet hook
  • to tat
  • to knit .. I just can't knit!
  • make ATC's
  • make a dottie


SWAP Specific - Like & Dislike


  • DOLLARAMA / DOLLAR STORE WISH LIST - BIG hair clips (I have lots of hair), anything Pooh, note books, note pads, fine tip markers and pens, small balls of yarn (100% cotton like Bernat Handicrafter Cotton), scrapbooking paper and embellishments, macadamia nuts, smarties, jelly belly jelly beans, wine gums, greeting cards that are blank
  • TEA - like any kind of tea, all are enjoyed
  • BOOKMARKS - store bought or homemade, all are welcome and appreciated
  • POSTCARDS - again, store-bought or homemade are great to receive
  • FABRIC SQUARES - really like prints with small flowers, batiks, neutral blenders, marble- and tie-died look, Lucky Cat, russian dolls, angels, cherubs, Roses (especially pink ones), Winnie the Pooh, rustic woodsy flannels (like Cozy Cabin types)



  • skulls, lots of black and darkness
  • anything racist, put-downs, insulting
  • teenage vampire stuff


Things I like starting with a

S * Smiles, sushi, shopping, sunshine, stars and sausages! .. and SWAP-BOT!!

C * Car (Chevrolet), computer, cat, crafting, chocolate, Coronation Street!



Marloes rated for 2011 Postcard swap #6 - June on Aug 20, 2011
Comment: Hi Julie, Sorry for my late comment but I would like to thank you for the beautiful card! Greetz Marloes
DebR rated for For the Lady of Faith & Fun! ..edited.. on Jul 29, 2011
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely things you sent.
videolady2150 rated for Scripture 3 * 2 * 1 on Jul 29, 2011
Comment: i will change this when i receive the swap items.
mousepoo rated for ~handmade bracelet swap~ on Jul 28, 2011
Comment: will change rating when received. sucks that I was the host of this swap and both my partners flaked on me.
homekeepingheather rated for Prayer Devotion Swap on Jul 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the notecards!
lollipopmarie rated for Scripture 3 * 2 * 1 on Jul 21, 2011
MML22 rated for Religous Inspiration swap on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: I got the package and it was worth the wait! It was more than I was expecting and really blessed me--thank you! :)
Response: Oh, that's great that it FINALLY arrived! This dealing with Canada Post is an exercise in patience, that's for sure! :-) Glad you enjoyed it, take care .. Julie
weeatcrayons rated for Send Me a Tote & a Note #4 on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the neat bags!
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the rating! Julie
Comment: Postcard was sent late.
Response: Are you serious, we had a postal strike and then a National holiday called Canada Day where everything is closed down. I am still getting mail postmarked a month ago.
kacka rated for 2 tea bags for 2 partners! on Jul 14, 2011
Comment: thank you for the swap, the teas are great.sorry that i rated it rather late, i am rather disorganized:)
Response: Thanks for the awesome rating, so glad you enjoyed the tea. Julie
suepier rated for Animal Postcard Swap # 7 on Jul 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the great moose card with all the info.
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the generous rating!
tialisa rated for Tea Swap #2 on Jun 20, 2011
Comment: thanks
Response: Thanks for the generous rating.
inthewild rated for Animal Postcard Swap # 7 on Jun 16, 2011
Comment: The wolves are my all time most loved animals - I was over the moon with my postcard thank you so much. When we lived there I had a private viewing, during winter when the Wolf Sanctuary was closed. with the curator because of my interest in them - unforgettable!! Thanks again!! Big hug, Mandy
Response: Glad you enjoyed the pc Mandy, they are beautiful creatures, for sure! Thanks for the rating. Hug back at ya, Julie
Comment: i love that show!!
Response: This was a fun swap, thanks for the rating. Julie
MonkeyMi rated for Famous peoples postcard swap # 2 on Jun 5, 2011
Comment: Thanks a lot:) I actually dont know about Fry Wray. but I guess it is an elder version King Kong on the front,right?
Response: Hello, yes .. the classic 1933 King Kong - she was known for her scream! lol Thanks for the rating. Julie
judee0624 rated for Animal Postcard Swap # 7 on Jun 4, 2011
Response: Thank you for the generous rating.
theirmimi rated for Animal Postcard Swap # 7 on Jun 4, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! Beautiful scenery. I have not tried to make a dotee yet. I'm like you with cloth dolls/bears, I'm afraid to. :)
Response: Your welcome, glad you enjoyed the pc. Ahh, we should both break out of our comfort zone and make a dotee, maybe a private swap between the two of us? Julie
Comment: LOVED MY PACKAGE! everything is just fantastic - the tote, hairbands, ribbon, etc! thank you so much for all the fab red kitchen items, so handy and will be put to good use. excellent swap! and yay for making it in before the strike ;)
Response: Hello Mrs.D., glad you enjoyed your package and rec'd it before the strike. Wow, I am still getting things mailed a month ago and then some days .. nothing comes! Ah well, it was a fun swap, one of my fav places to shop, can have a blast with 20 bucks. hee hee .. take care .. Julie
mykidzmomnow rated for Tea Swap #2 on Jun 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you! Happy Almost Summer!
Response: Hi, thanks for rating me! :-)
cathydolphinlvr rated for Animal Postcard Swap # 7 on May 31, 2011
Response: thanks for the generous rating! :-)

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SweetClementine on Aug 21, 2011:

You have been removed from the Nuts for Sewing group due to falling ratings. I hope you'll return to Swap-bot and make up the missing swaps soon. Best wishes to you.

PinkLotus on May 17, 2011:

lol thanks for the award and so glad you like them :-)

Karenmomofthree on Jul 28, 2010:

Great job here on your profile! Welcome to our groups!

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