Swap-bot Time: July 8, 2020 4:30 am


Date Joined: June 29, 2007
Last Online: February 23, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

I love crafts...especially cross-stitch, pincushions, and crochet. My latest cross-stitch craze is Asian themed cross-stitch patterns. I'm a member of a local cross stitch group and a couple of crochet groups, and I love swaps. Other crafts I like are ATCs and paper crafts. I also like to do recycle, alter, and embellishment crafts. I really enjoy receiving something handmade...It's great to see someone's creativity.


MY FAVORITE THINGS TO COLLECT... Asian/Japanese items, strawberry themed items, and beach/coastal items.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are...caribbean ocean blues/turquoise, orange, and shabby pinks.

MY FAVORITE CANDIES...Gummie candies, Werther's carmel hard candy, strawberry licorice, and Hi Chews. My favorite candy flavors are tropical flavors - banana, coconut, pineapple, strawberry, peach, sour apple, key lime, orange, lemon...chocolate and carmel too!

MY FAVORITE SNACKS...Pocky by Glico, Hello Panda Cookies by Meiji, and Fortune Cookies.

PERSONAL PRODUCTS...Not a big make-up fan, but I love frosted lip gloss and frosted nail polish. I don't like bath products...too risky for irritation.

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES...I am a silver jewelry/accessory type person...and I love pearls and Asian theme jewelry.

BEVERAGES...I love tea (hot and iced), but I do not like coffee.

Favorite Music

Tropical, caribbean, steel band, reggae, Jimmy Buffet, nature type, and Zen.

Favorite Television

All of the CSIs, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Lifetime.

Favorite Books

I love to read cross-stitch mysteries. My favorite craft books to read are related to cross-stitch, pincushions and ATCs. My favorite magazines are related to cross-stitch, quilting/sewing, and papercrafts and mixed media.


Asian theme cross-stitch patterns

vibrant and unusual over-dyed floss

Cross stitch accessories

Needle Minders

charms and vintage buttons

Asian theme fat quarters and fabric scraps

Chopstick rests

Japanese origami paper

Sewing/stitching theme emphera

Asian emphera


purple24 rated for Year of the DOG on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully wrapped goodies and stitched dog. Very thoughtful of you. Love all of it. My girls were super excited trying to guess what was in each little package. Funny thing is... I stitched the exact same dog for my partner.
Response: You're welcome and glad you liked it. Enjoy and thank you for the heart!
purple24 rated for Chinese /Lunar New Year - Rooster on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful rooster and packet of extras. I absolutely love it.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart❤️
Karmi53 rated for Year Of The Monkey on Feb 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for a very cute card love the monkey and thanks for the red envelope with all the extras too take care Gong Hay Fat Choy to you too
Response: You're so welcome and glad you liked your ATC package. Thanks for the heart ❤️ and for hosting such a fun swap!
Comment: A really nice page and I like her dress. Thank you for the nice page and for joining the swap:)
Response: You're welcome and glad she made it. Thank you for a fun swap and for the heart❤️ too!
Comment: I LOVE that you put the Monkey on a bag! The silhouette is cute and I love hoe the monkey is holding the 2016 :). (I still haven't finished the goat bag for me from a year ago, lol. My goat is about 25% stitched-and I have the same green bag for it. Maybe I'll finish it by 2027 for fire ram, lol). Thanks so much for all the crafting goodies and Monkey Goodies! Thanks for the Monkey red envelopes-the Asian store I went to didn't have the envelopes! They had all sorts of decorations but no envelopes-odd! Thanks for joining and have a monkey of a year!
Response: You are welcome. I really enjoyed the swap again this year and would have loved to send more. I found those envelopes at a small Asian gift shop near me and that was all she had. The larger market in my area doesn't have anything yet. Ugh! I'm glad you liked what I did find theme-wise elsewhere though. I might go back later this week to see what they put out. Thank you so much for the heart❤️ and a fun swap too!🐵
luv2kraft rated for Speedy Xmas Postage Stamp ATC! on Dec 25, 2015
Comment: absolutely awesome! great color combo! thank you very much.
Response: You are so welcome, and thank you for the heart!
texasangel rated for cross stitch item swap on Dec 17, 2015
Comment: Ty so much for the lovely cross stitch items you sent me.. You have a merry christmas
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and have a wonderful Holiday season!
KathyJane rated for Send 1 Christmas Card on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Love the goodies inside the cute card!! Thanks! I'll be using it in my December journal. Merry Christmas KathyJane
Response: So glad you liked your swap, and thanks for the heart. Have a wonderful Holiday season!
Cocoa rated for *** Christmas ATC *** on Dec 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the creative Christmas ATC and the extras♥
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart
Comment: Happy Holidays.
Response: Happy Holidays and thanks for the heart!
JessRoussos rated for Nautical ATC - cross stitch on May 30, 2015
Comment: So many hearts. One of the few times zi have actually been excited about mail art. And the atc is perfect, palm trees were a major thing with my grandmother.
Response: I am so glad you liked it, and thanks for the heart. Enjoy!
Comment: This is so beautiful. Almost too pretty to use, but I will take care of the gum drips immediately. Yumm my fave
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm so glad you like the bookmark. Enjoy the gum drops and have a wonderful Easter!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful heart. The varigated floss worked up very well. NC is great, we love it here. LLL
Response: You're welcome, and so glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart and best wishes in NC. LLL
Comment: Hey Stephanie! Thank you for the lovely cross stitch. I loved how you used red and gold thread for it. The tea certainly looks very interesting, too :)
Response: So glad you liked it.. Red and gold are lucky for Chinese New Year and I wish you plenty of good fortune. Enjoy and thanks for heart!
Comment: Thanks for the precious card!
Response: You're welcome...enjoy!
Helmaninquiel rated for Cherry Blossom ATC on Feb 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you, the ATC was beautiful.😘
Response: Glad you liked it and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh wow, what a nice swap! The red and gold goat is great and the got extras are just lovely! I hung up the goat good luck charm. I will save the red envelope for the 19th. Thank you so much, I appreciate it all! Happy New Year! (ak! I forgot to say thank you for the gnome kit!!)
Response: You are so welcome Emily, and I am glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart and another fun swap. It is always a pleasure to have you as a swap partner again. Happy Chinese New Year!
michellegarrette rated for 2015 Chinese New Year on Jan 12, 2015
Comment: I really like the ATC Stephanie, thanks. And the origami crane is great!
Response: You are welcome. So glad you liked them both. Best Wishes and Good Fortune for the New Year and thanks for the heart.
Johanna51 rated for Nengajo! on Jan 6, 2015
Comment: Hello Stephanie, Thank you so very much for your selfmade sheep postcard. I LOVE it. Best wishes vor you.
Response: So glad it made it and you love it. Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!

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EmilyT on Feb 28, 2018:

Thank you for the red envelope of goodies! And for the fortune and good luck wishes. What a sweet surprise! Thanks for thinking of me! Happy New Year! Thanks for joining the swap again this year 🐾

EmilyT on Feb 6, 2016:

What a sweet surprise! You didn't have to send the extra goodies. My husband and I ate the pocky right away, that was fun! Thanks for the bookmarks and envies, jade charm and bag. It was all so nice I will put the charm on my bamboo-i have one tall lonely stalk left, I will get some more soon! Thank you, Happy New Year!

EmilyT on Jan 26, 2016:

If your store doesn't end up getting the red envies let me know because the store I get mine at (but didn't go to yet) usually has a large variety and I can easily pop some into the mail for you

EmilyT on Dec 18, 2015:

Thank you for the Japanese Holiday card and sweet little gift! That was very sweet of you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And I recently posted a year of the Monkey swap in BCS - USA and international versions if you're interested in either.

EmilyT on Feb 24, 2015:

Me again! How did you get that little ram or sheep image in the comment? So cute!

EmilyT on Feb 24, 2015:

You're welcome for the PC! And thanks for the Asian chocolate coins! I was nice and gave my husband the smaller one but I ate the bigger one! Those are always fun :)

bbsporty on Dec 31, 2013:

Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

EmilyT on Aug 6, 2013:

You're very welcome! I had a blast stitching :) And thank you for the cute stickers :)

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