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Date Joined: August 28, 2009
Last Online: December 28, 2012

Country: United States

About Me

I love knitting, crochet, sewing, and various other crafts. I am also very into stickers and stationary. I was married 10-26-10 and had a daughter 9-5-11. I like crafting for my husband, for the baby and for charity. I must say we do not celebrate holidays so I do not wish to swap holiday-related items.

Favorite Music

I'm a country girl, I love Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Craig Morgan, and others. I don't like sad songs though. I avoid things that make me cry and I turn off the radio when songs about dying come on. Some songs I DO like are:

Rain Is A Good Thing

International Harvester

Why Wait (this Rascal Flatts song reminds me of my husband and my engagment. We knew one another for almost a decade before we were married, but most of it as friends. When we decided to finally get together, he proposed in September and we said "I do" that October.

Bubba Shot the Jukebox

I'm From the Country

There are plenty of others, but the titles excape me right now. :-)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting: I love knitting. I bring it with me when my husband takes me to Best Buy, and I walk up and down the aisles in plenty of stores, just knitting away. Mostly I make hats, but I do make other things as well, such as tube socks, baby mitts, etc.

Crochet: Hats, scarves. baby sweaters, the rare afghan.

Sewing: Haven't sewn much lately, but I hand pieced and quilted a quilt for my baby when I was pregnant. I like making quilt blacks.

I used to do plastic canvas, embroidery and paper craft but mostly I only do yarn work anymore. The knitting and crocheting is mostly for charity, but I make things for my family as well. Must keep my husband and daughters' heads warm!

Favorite Movies


I don't like violent. gory movies. I don't like sad movies. I like to laugh, but I don't care for the rude vulgarity that passes for "humor" in a lot of movies. Some movies I enjoy:

Father of the Bride II

I'll Be There

A Knight's Tale

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpier Old Men

Monsters Inc

And on and on. Again, titles escape me.

Favorite Books

I used to be a huge bookworm, but I don't read as much anymore. Some books I like are:

The Host

The Blossom Street novels

I also love a good knitting or crochet pattern book.

Likes and Dislikes

I love writing letters. I hate sending plane envelopes. so I am very fond of stickers and things. I love notecards and pretty papers too.

I don't celebrate holidays so I do not like the cards and things that are decorated for them.

Other than that, I like most things, I get in moods where I prefer certain things. I figure most things will find use eventually.

Wish List





Baby coupons

Baby socks and bibs


Bamboo knitting needles/crochet hooks

Tapestry needles

Knitting/crochet patterns

Anything Little House on the Prairie


Cute socks

Hair holders

Eye shadow or lip gloss/stick


Information about charites that take knitted/crocheted items

Waiting For...

Random Flat Envie Tag @ladyaries7 I can't wait to see what she sends. I was already tagged for one in that swap and sent it today.

Crafty Likes and Dislikes

I love knitting and crocheting, but I am a bot picky about what I make... I don't have a lot of patience, you see. I love making hats, they are my favorite project in either craft. I also like toy patterns; I don't make a lot of them right now, but I make some occasionally and I see that becoming a regular thing once my daughter gets older.

I like doll clothes patterns. I also LOVE baby item patterns in general.

I have never made a sweater to fit and adult, and I don't think I ever will.. I'd rather put that much time and energy into several smaller things for kids. Sometimes I make afghans, but always from blocks.

I am IN LOVE with patterns for how to do a certain stitch... I recently learned a few new knit stitches and I am currently on a new crochet stitch kick....


sugarskull rated for Private swap between WriterRache on Feb 7, 2012
Comment: i enjoyed reading your responses. thanks for the stickers, and the neat stamp too!
Moominbrooke rated for Really Fast Old Music Swap on Jan 31, 2012
Comment: Especially loved that Johnny Rivers video- That was the first time I'd ever heard all of the words to Secret Agent Man clearly! :0)
nosboh99 rated for Really Fast Old Music Swap on Jan 25, 2012
alexalgebra rated for Amigurumi Pattern Swap on Jan 20, 2012
Comment: Cuteness! Thank you! :D
03Scarlett rated for One on One Long Letter Swap on Jan 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much, Rachel ... I enjoyed your letter and like the cute little stickers. : )
Response: I'm glad, I wanted to put something extra in to thank you for the swap.
Comment: LOVE UM!!!
sjmoran rated for My Name Means... on Jan 17, 2012
Comment: thanks so much for all the fun link/patterns
CrayonMom rated for My Name Means... on Jan 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome!
Response: Thank you for the heart!! :-)
Comment: More crocheted cuteness! Thanks again, Rachel :) Totally digging all of them, especially the Pear Tawashi...cute AND useful, it's like winning the lottery and finding money on the ground in the same day, ha ha.
Response: I'm glad. :-) I looked at several useful "food with faces" but decided that pear thing was cutest.
topshelf43 rated for My Name Means... on Jan 14, 2012
Comment: Great job, Rachel! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
LINBUR0100 rated for My Name Means... on Jan 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the interesting information about your name. I did not know a lot of what you sent, and enjoyed reading about it.
bubbleburd rated for My Name Means... on Jan 14, 2012
Response: Thank you for the five!
ellie rated for Swapping for Charity on Jan 13, 2012
Comment: I love making hats. They work up so fast and are just too cute
Response: I know, they're my favorite project. I saw the crochet patterns and just had to work them up.
Comment: Thank you for the nice patterns! I'm going to make the mouse haha
Response: You're welcome. That's good, I was trying to find patterns to make things you said you liked. :-)
Comment: THE BOK CHOY!! OH MAN I LOVE IT!! It looks hard to make, but I'm gonna give it a try!! Thank you!! <3
Response: You're welcome!!! I was thinking, from your profile, you would think he was cute. I've never made amigurumi, so I didn't really assess how easy the pattern would be, but I'm glad you like it. :-)
Comment: thank you so much for the really fun and personalized list of knitting links/patterns/tutorials!cant wait to start on them!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked them. :-)
Comment: Rachel, love the patterns you sent! I have never seen a dish towel pattern like the ones you sent, can't wait to try them, I think I can handle them! Also love the ear warmer pattern, I like that I can try "in the round" if I feel brave :) I could use that one today, it's a chilly 28 here in south central KY! Thanks too for hostessing this fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! I was hoping I'd send you something new that you would want to do. I am going to be doing another one of these, and another crochet one, so hopefully you'll join again! PS It's blizzarding outside here right now, so mayba I should make an ear warmer too!
silverwheel rated for Email Best craft tools on Jan 7, 2012
Response: Thank you!! :-)

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hlwolfe72 on Feb 27, 2012:

Thank you for all the FBs, SBs, and LBs from the PF "Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US Only"

It was quite the variety and I loved them all. I will definitely get them moving :)

nosboh99 on Jan 30, 2012:

Hi, Just wondering. I am brand new here and I finished the really fast old music swap. Is there anyway I can tell that the recipient actually got my email if they don't post a rating? My email says it is sent but who knows. Thanks for any help.

shelbysbarn on Jan 23, 2012:

Received a great bunch of stickers today from you for the Forum Tag: "Tag You're It - US Only". Thank you soooo much!! I love them!

driftwood on Jan 23, 2012:

thanks for the 3 notecards from forum tag 54321. very nice.

fawnscrafts on Jan 19, 2012:

HI sis, nice to meet you!

Laynie on Jan 15, 2012:

Thank you so much for being an angel for my flaked swap! I really enjoyed reading your answers...exspecially about the laundry detergent! I'm the same way lol:-)

Happy Swapping!!!


iamred on Jan 10, 2012:

yay! im so glad you got them and you love everything! <3 mmm and cake lipgloss! whooo! <3<3<3

blessedtwox on Jan 7, 2012:

Thank you for the Friendship books! For the 10,9,8,7,6 tag in pfs. Thanks for throwing in extras, any time you need to get rid of some, feel free to send them my way, no notice required.

kayler00 on Dec 30, 2011:

You are very welcome for the postcards. If you'd like to do a swap for more, let me know. =)

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