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Date Joined: October 20, 2008
Last Online: February 2, 2011
Birthday: November 1, 1955
Country: United States
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About Me

badge I pledge to rate and I will also contact you before rating a 1. I feel that is only polite, as there may be circumstances that I am unaware of. I will always send. If there comes a time when I have issues, I will pm you and let you know so you won't be left hanging. I really enjoy this site and all the new friends I have made.

I am happily married,a mother of 3 and grandmother of 8, with 2 more due days apart in May! One little girl (no name yet) and Joshua Daniel. I have 3 cats and 1 chihuahua, they are my fur-babies. I dress my dog ;). I love to do all things arts and craft. I sew, quilt, bead, paint miniatures, crochet, paper-craft, make cards, love to bake,stamp, garden, and read a lot of just about any topic and genre. I love to play tabletop games, boardgames, and cards.

Favorite Music

I like all types of music,what I want to listen to depends on my mood. Lately I have been into "classic oldies". I had a weird feeling in my stomach when I heard a Metallica song on and it was described as classic rock.... along with Ozzy, David Bowie, Rod Stewart (to be expected~~sigh).

random stuff

My favorite color is blue (any shade, but mostly turquoise and teal). I have always loved the number 4. I am a Bear Cub Scout leader. These boys are 9 years old and tons of fun. I have an awesome new co-leader who turned me on to this site!! I adore John Wayne, anything cats, hummingbirds, or chihuahuas, my grandchildren and children, my husband, and antiquey (is that a word?) stuff. I collect eggs, love Polish pottery (I got hooked when we lived in Germany and I made 2 trips to Poland for lace and pottery), Matryoshka's, and the Wii!!! I collect fabrics, love to use retro fabrics in small quilts for the wall or my grand-babies.

I just started the Japanese art form Zakka. I am loving the stuff and want to collect the fabrics, notions and other stuff I can use for the bags, stuffies, tea mats, and other things.

I have a serious addiction to Dotees. Every time I go shopping I buy something I can use for my Dotee Dolls! My dear husband is SO patient. I think he might be getting hooked as well because he finds fabrics, notions, and beads for the dolls!! I have discovered matchbox art and am loving making matchboxes. I am also doing quilt squares.


Holidays(pretty much all of them!), the color blue, beads, fat quarters, Dotee dolls, eggs, pottery, blown glass, ribbon, wooden toys, cats, hummingbirds, Chihuahua's, Cocker Spaniels, gardening, yarn, embellishment items for cards and crazy quilts, dressing my dog (an 8 lb chi), candles, candle holders, pictures of my family, cooking, board games, lawn games, tabletop miniature games, making terrain, and much more!


milk chocolate!~not dark

love citrus~fruity~earthy~natural scents

dislike mean people

vanilla bean ice cream & sherbets~not chocolate

pottery(especially Polish pottery)

the color blue~any shade, but mostly turquoise, teal, & peacock

the color red




eggs~collect them


cotton fabrics

fibers of all kinds



rubber stamps

papers and card stock


floral prints

flowers~especially carnations

books~fiction, historical, Gothic, Sci-fi

Fantasy/Sci-Fi shows & movies

blown glass

being barefoot

painted toenails~not so much fingers

making jewelry

beads, beads, beads

jewelry findings


MirandAck rated for Circus Dotee #2 Dog Boy on Oct 15, 2011
Ratmomma rated for 12 Mths of Christmas #5 - Int on May 21, 2010
lhchua rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 14, 2009
Comment: Hope you have fully recover... I've receive angel package from T.Franks.
Comment: I will gladly change the rating if I receive anything. 12/08/09--Received an ornament from the swap host.
Response: these went out last friday, you should have it soon.
Comment: i hope you feel better and thank for having terry take care of this for you. I'm sure you owe her many thanks!
Response: these went out last friday, you should have it soon.
Moontear28 rated for Newbe swap -- Halloween Dotee on Dec 2, 2009
Comment: Update: The Dotee is very sweet! I love the colors and it has such a beautiful face! Thank you for finding an angel. I hope you are feeling better!
Response: Thank you Moontear28, my friend is angeling this for me as I can't use my right hand well yet.
toscania rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 1, 2009
Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful ornament I got. I hope your get well soon. Hugs
Jex rated for Out of the Ordinary Superhero Dotee on Nov 25, 2009
Comment: I have never recieve the dotte after a lot of time of waiting =(
Response: Jex, I really am frustrated that you haven't received this yet. I did send 3 times. I have the postal receipts.I want you to get this swap!! Can you please send me an address written exactly how it is to appear on the envelope so i can try one more time!! Thank you, Mary
Wickett6029 rated for Handmade Christmas Ornament on Nov 20, 2009
Comment: A fabulous ornament--I can't wait to hang it on my tree!! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so sorry. I understand the 1. a friend is angeling this one for me as I can't use my right hand to work yet.
fabriholic rated for Animal Quilt Block #5 on Nov 6, 2009
Comment: Mary Thanks for the beautiful bird block its gorgeous and you do beautiful work. Thanks
Response: I have communicated, you know that. i sent your block off today with the other stuff from our quilt group. Please re-rate. You should receive no later than Monday as it was sent priority mail. I sent you the delivery confirmation # in an email.
PhoenixLM rated for Hobby Dotee on Nov 4, 2009
Comment: get well soon
Comment: I never received the swap and did PM you. If I receive I will re-rate.
Response: responded to her via pm. am resending I see that the rating was not changed. I have the receipt to prove it was signed for and received.
Comment: Loved it! thank you...hope your doing better
Comment: Got the package. Thanks so much! It did make my mailbox happy!
Comment: Thank you so very much. I just love all these little Dotees.
pinkdiamond rated for 12 Mths of Christmas #6 swap on Sep 20, 2009
Comment: Finally got and so worth waiting for. Thanx
jcm716 rated for Handmade Jewelry (newbies welcome) on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you, it is very nice!!!
Comment: I have had contact with this swapper about her health issues, and have been patient for four months waiting for a re-send... I am sorry to rate low... 10/10 I have not recieved contact from this swapper about resends, only a very angry pm about the rating. IF i ever recieve anything I will change my rating, she refused to confirm what address she sent to or respond to my pms. I will avoid this swapper in the future.
Response: Sent 3 times, should have gotten at least one of the packages. I don't understand why she has not recieved... i think maybe she forgot to re-rate. I have sent this swap twice now and will re-send but only once again. I was not contacted and given a chance for the 2nd resend prior to her rating me a 1. I got a pm letting me know that she was going to rate me a 1. Look at my ratings. I DO NOT FLAKE!! I may have been late due to the awful 4 months of surgeries and illness, but I am not a flaker.
Mimi2254 rated for Mini Dotee Christmas Ornaments on Sep 12, 2009
Comment: Mary! I love my ornaments and they're going to be beautiful on my dotee tree!! Very creative! Thanks sooo Much!
whiterose rated for ~I~ is for ...Dotee on Aug 25, 2009
Comment: sorry but I never received a parcel. Will change this when I receive.
Response: I have been blocked by you, so am hoping this will work! I am willing to re-send one more time. Please let me know if you have received this note. I really want to resolve this swap. Mary

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bbsporty on Nov 1, 2011:

TC on Feb 1, 2011:

Re: grinding rice. I have a daughter with celiac disease and I've experimented with grinding rice. If you've baked with rice flour before, you know it's very grainy. I found that when I ground it at home, I could never get a good fine grind, so I stuck to buying rice flour. Now that there are so many good flour blends, I rarely buy or bake with rice flour. :)

DosLittleMonkeys on Dec 28, 2009:

fabriholic on Nov 9, 2009:

Happy Birthday a few days late.

biasbabe on Nov 1, 2009:


ChrissyB on Nov 1, 2009:

Happy Birthday!

Sunshine9905 on Nov 1, 2009:

Happy Birthday.

sapphirestitching on Jul 14, 2009:

Thank you so much for the fat quarter for the YGFM #3 NFS Hugs

DosLittleMonkeys on Jul 13, 2009:

Please let me know if you need any help!!!!! HUGS!

manonclarke on Jul 11, 2009:

Hope you get well soon! Hugs!

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