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Last Online: July 22, 2008

Country: United States

Member since June 2007

Latest Update I had planned to have all my swapping finished before the end of the year, because I work TONS of overtime the first 3 months every year. (I am an accountant.) However, my work schedule exploded a couple months earlier (see below) with extra projects, leading to much stress and contributing to weaken my immune system. I am still working crazy hours, but I am starting to feel better physically, and will get all swaps and forums tags out time permitting. Thank you to all my swap partners being patient with me, and I truly apologize for the wait! Your swap WILL arrive soon!!!

12/17/07 To update my status: I’ve already notified my swap partners about my situation that has caused me to be late on my open swaps. This is just for general info for those interested, especially if I happen to get some “1� ratings.

Beginning in October, my work schedule got unbelievably crazy – busy – stressful. I was already paired up with a few swaps, but was beginning to feel overwhelmed with the overtime I was working and the lack of free time. I dropped any swaps that had not yet assigned partners and have been trying to “make good� on all those that were already assigned.

By Thanksgiving weekend, I began getting sick. The cold-like symptoms quickly went into an upper-respiratory infection. I am physically still pretty run down, and after a couple rounds of antibiotic, my digestive system is messed up, and in the process of curing the infection, I somehow got bronchitis!

To sum it all up, I basically work (and cough! lol) all day and then go home and collapse on the bed! I can’t afford to NOT go to work, but I have to take care of my health so I can get well soon! Thus I have no free time (or energy) to finish up my swaps as quickly as I would like. But I WILL send out the swaps, and I will not try to skimp on them either. Thank you to all those swap partners of mine that are patient with me.

I will not sign up for anymore swaps or do any tagging on the forums until I am caught up. Thanks again for everyone’s understanding.

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Favorite Music

New Age, piano, easy listening (Jim Brickman, David Lanz, Enya, Tingstad & Rumbel, etc.) Some Christian (Steve Green, Fernando Ortega)

Favorite Books

Not much of a reader, but I like The Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun.

I'm a Bible-believer, so I try to read and memorize verses all the time (even though I'm not much of a reader!)

I love Word Games books (aka Variety Puzzles): Crostics & Sylla-crostics, Crypto-Families & Cryptograms, Anagrams, etc.

I also like coloring books! (still a child inside!)

Favorite Movies/TV

Movies: Out of Africa, Anna and the King, Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon, Green Card, The Saint, Princess Bride, Holes TV: NCIS, Gilmore Girls

I avoid R rated movies and TV shows with a lot of profanity.

Home Deco Faves

My home is filled with shades of green, and "nature" accents. I love the artistry of Marjolein Bastin and the Nature's Sketchbook. I like wood items over metal, traditional more than modern. I love handmade quilts and afghans, and have them on display and in use in my home.

Things I collect:

  • Big Fat souvenir pencils

  • Perfume minis (approx 5-7ml or .2 oz)

  • Squished pennies (elongated coins)

  • Lighthouse items (of an actual lighthouse, not just an artist's rendering of a "general" lighthouse)

  • Petosky stones

  • Labels / Boxtops for education

  • Some McDonalds Happy Meal items - Beanie Babies, Build-a-Bear, Polly Pocket, Madame Alexander dolls, Strawberry Shortcake, Shrek (still need Gingy) Also have ALL the Shrek collectible glasses except Donkey!

  • I also have a fun little collection of the M&M characters that hold M&M minis with different "toppers" for each holiday (Christmas, Easter & Valentines is what I have so far...)

Other things I like:

  • Flavored coffee and tea, mostly tea.

  • My favorite chocolate is Ghiradelli (Hershey's is #2), but I don't eat a lot of sweets.

  • I like to buy, use, give away and collect all kinds of stickers!

  • I have an additonal addiction to stationery, note cards, and fancy pens. I like office supplies in general, but especially like metallic/glitter pens (esp. miniature ones), and colorful metallic paper clips/binder clips/staples!

  • Of course, I love yarn! All kinds! I love any kind of crochet paraphernalia including patterns and hooks. Would love to own a Graydog someday!

Sports Faves:

I ♥love♥ baseball! Of course, living in Houston, the Astros are my favorite team. I have a weakness for catchers (Ausmus is so dishy!), and my favorite catcher of all time is Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez of the Detroit Tigers.

Special Request:

I got one of these little figurines from a friend last year: look here I've been trying to find more to add to the collection. If anyone finds one at a reasonable price, let's do a trade. They are nice, but I'm hoping to keep my cost to USD$10 or less. ;-)



NorthernBorder rated for YarnAddict & NorthernBorder on Jul 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the knitted dishcloths. I used one right away and was transported back in time thirty years, to a pleasant, humid, summer morning in my hometown in Maryland, washing dishes. And yes, I think "dishrag" is fine to say. Thanks again. :-)
Jox rated for Recycled or New Craft book Swap on Feb 22, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the package. So glad you are catching up with things and back to swapping. I did have faith :)
Ilovekawaii rated for Letter set swap - International on Jan 30, 2008
Comment: Thank you veru much for the swap! I love everything! The socks, the extra tea, candy,... Thank you! you have done a great job! I don't mind to get this package if it's send out late :) I still give you a hearts because you have done such effort! Love to swap with you again sometimes :)
Response: Glad you liked it all and that it arrived safely. Thanks for the ♥, and I would love to swap with you again also!
vi0letta rated for Letter set swap - International on Jan 25, 2008
Comment: And...I can't believe you sent me this beautiful package..You made my day! The sets are lovely, but the extras...WOW!! Socks,Cats stuff and Lipsticks..Thank you so much..I couldn't believe it! You sent me so many things!! Also, thank you for your letter, I can't wait to write you back! =)
Response: I had to make up for being late!;-) Thanks for the ♥!...*and I look forward to receiving your letter!*
vi0letta rated for 100 Things you have Eaten Swap on Jan 25, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much, Suzie, I love your list, and I love the things you sent me related to food!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and your patience receiving this swap. Can you tell I love to eat? ahahaha
AnnaBanana rated for One Skein Challenge on Jan 12, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much! Everything matches my bathroom perfectly!
Response: OOoooo! I'm so happy you received my creation and like it! Hopefully it will be a useful addition to your home. You really made my day with the ♥ rating! Thank you bunches!
ToujoursMoi rated for Pressed Pennies on Dec 17, 2007
Comment: I am sorry. Never got anything. I will change this when there'll be something here someday.
Grasswidow rated for Freebie key rings (key chains) on Nov 29, 2007
Comment: Thanks for the neat key chain and I really liked the towel.
Response: Thanks for being a part of my swap, and I'm so glad you like the extra item I threw in! (the towel) Thanks for the ♥!
happyichigo rated for Chocolate Lovers! on Nov 9, 2007
Comment: My Chocolate Dreams come true! Thank you so much suzie, I loooove the M&Ms, kissables and junior mints you send to me..i will keep the M&Ms bags because they are so precious to me! ur letters and the valentine goodies are lovely! i wish i could give u million hearts!!! u really make me happy! thank u!!!
Response: It was worth it all to hear you liked it so much! Thanks for giving me all those ♥!!!
akrsouth rated for Pressed Pennies! on Nov 6, 2007
Comment: Oh, you made my day, I loved your package. Plus I horded that stamp, bought out all that my post office had.
Response: So glad you liked it all! I like using pretty stamps too, don't you? Thanks for the ♥!
IRIT rated for Wishlist with a TWIST on Nov 6, 2007
Response: I'm glad you liked my first-ever "*magic yarn ball*"! It was kinda fun to make, and sounds like even more fun to take it apart!;-) Thanks for the ♥!
thelydia rated for International Key Ring Swap on Nov 5, 2007
Comment: What adorable and thoughtful keychains! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ones I picked out for you! Thanks for the ♥!
TeraBACat rated for Pressed Pennies! on Nov 3, 2007
Comment: Thank you so much for the pennies! Dad is surprised everytime I hand him some :) And thank you too for the gorgeous postcard. It will be a lovely addition to my collection and I would love to live in one of those houses! :)
Response: Thanks for the ♥, TeraBACat, and I am glad you liked it all. Yes, those houses on Galveston Island are gorgeous!
MissB rated for International Key Ring Swap on Nov 1, 2007
Comment: Love the B ring and the boot.
Response: Glad you liked the keychains I picked out for you. It was kinda challenging! ;-) Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Thanks suzie for these absolutely outstanding blocks! I love them.
Response: Glad you like them. I enjoyed crocheting them for you! Thanx for the ♥! Hope we can swap sqares again...
Comment: Thank you for the Cute square!
Response: Glad you liked the square! Thanks for the ♥!
candyrage rated for "Thank You" Notecards on Oct 15, 2007
Comment: thanks for the cards
NanaDeb rated for ~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~4 of 4 on Oct 12, 2007
Comment: Suie, Your square was really cool! Loved the yarn you used. Also enjoyed unwrapping the "envelope" That was great.Thanks so much for the smiles it brought:)
Response: Glad you liked it - the yarn was a little "different" but I was pleased how it came out kind of "gauzy" like a black and orange SPIDERWEB! Thanks for the ♥! OH! and I love the bags they give with Subway's kids meals. They are perfect for mailing cards/stationery and crocheted squares!!!
Comment: Thanks for the overstuffed package!

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Kimbeewa on May 18, 2008:

I received my very first knitted dishcloth from you and I LOVE it! I would love to be able to knit, you did a nice job! I also love the shot glass you sent...thanks for everything, you're terrific!

pgk on Feb 28, 2008:


TerryF on Feb 16, 2008:

Caption Action Winner!

Kimbeewa on Feb 14, 2008:

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope cupid was good to you!

spinjenny on Feb 14, 2008:

Caption Action winner!


Lucky12324 on Feb 11, 2008:


spinjenny on Feb 11, 2008:

another Caption Action win!


pgk on Feb 10, 2008:


TerryF on Jan 16, 2008:


spinjenny on Jan 10, 2008:

Caption Action winner!

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