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Date Joined: May 24, 2010
Last Online: October 13, 2012
Birthday: April 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mother to three girls and have been married for 18 years. I have a 5-1/2 year old St. Bernard dog named Ginger and two cats, and my daugher has a parakeet named Hippie. I am a craft-addict. I love going to craft fairs and going home and making it myself. I love sewing-type crafts. I love machine embroidering. I have made quilts, but take too long for my attention span, unless I have been hit in the face with inspiration or am making one with a particular person in mind. I like to make fabric postcards and fabric and thread embellished greeting cards.

I have taken violin and piano lessons my entire childhood and now play just for pleasure. Thrilled that my 10-year-old now plays violin and is very good and she loves playing!!

I love animals. I don't know how this happened, but my favorite animals are squirrels (other than my beloved cats and dog). I feed birds, squirrels, whatever comes into my backyard. My girls call me Snow White because I love woodland animals and I have black hair...lol...I love colorful flowers. I love being outdoors with my kids. I love going to lakes - it is such a beautiful area. I like history and visiting historical places. I love going to NYC, central park, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. I am not Italian at all, but love the Italian culture, food, everything Italian! (I have an Italian last name because I married an Italian... go figure...) I have some items in my kitchen of those quirky fat Italian chefs, but they have been around for awhile and I will be getting rid of them soon

My girls and I love the beach and vacationing at the Jersey Shore (Wildwood Crest).

I love kites and flying kites. I love growing and smelling lavender. I love growing and smelling herbs. Right now in my garden I have mint, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme...

I love ANYTHING Halloween!!!!! But the only skull I like is Jack from Nightmare before Christmas.

I am currently in school to get a Paralegal degree and I like it very much.

Favorite Music

Favorite music: I am a rocker at heart. I love Green Day, Muse, AFI, Beatles... list is too long to finish. I love, love, love Danny Elfman's music. I love Stephen Sondheim's musical creations.

Favorite Books

Right now I am reading A Civil Action for my Paralegal Tort class. I love it. It is based on a sad, but true story. Love historical fiction.

Favorite Movies

Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd (favorite movie and Broadway play), Sound of Music... I love Tim Burton and Nightmare before Christmas.

Favorite Television

I love Big Bang Theory, People's Court, Cash Cab, Wife Swap, Biggest Loser is amusing, Everybody Hates Chris....

Favorite Crafts

Sewing crafts, fabric, embroidery, thread... anything like this to make it pretty and to give it depth... I like bright, cheerful colors. Some of my favorite fabric swatches right now are ones that have several bright patterns and colors.


craftyozgirl rated for Ornaments #5 - Sew Sew on Dec 5, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ornament! I hung it on my doorknob and it makes smile every time I see it! Merry Christmas :)
Response: Oh I am so glad you like it! So happy it makes you smile. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
jenniann rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the ATC, I'm very impressed by your thread painting! I had never heard of that technique before. Also, I hope you enjoyed Florida as much as we did :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. I hoped you liked the ATC. I enjoyed making it. There are a lot of threadpainting videos on you tube. Nancy Prince is the authority on threadpainting. Yes, we absolutely loved Florida, or Walt Disney World at least because that was the only place in Florida that we went to...this time :) Thanks for your kind words!
catchahug rated for Kitchen towel swap on Jan 25, 2011
Comment: very nice you did a great job
Naeco rated for I love my cat photo swap on Jan 9, 2011
Comment: Hahahah! That's a great story. Must be a big cat since it probably got double the meals! XD
Kallel rated for I love my cat photo swap on Jan 8, 2011
Deadarmadillo rated for I love my cat photo swap on Jan 6, 2011
Comment: Have a great day! :)
PaperPassion rated for Winter Fabric Postcard on Dec 24, 2010
Comment: Michele,Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard.You are so talented.I love it.Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Response: I am glad you liked it. Happy New Year!!
GerrySingapore rated for I love socks! on Nov 21, 2010
Comment: Hi Michele, thank U for the lovely cosy home socks. Love the softness of it and the pure white colour ;)
Response: so glad you liked them!! the minute I saw them in the store, I was hoping they were the type you requested in your profile. I want a pair too..it's getting cold in the Northeast of U.S.
filmstarcrazy rated for I love socks! on Nov 10, 2010
Comment: Thank you.
wandaibenitez rated for ATCs for Halloween on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Beautiful !!! Love the scene, thanks!!!
Starwatcher rated for Handmade Xmas Card Early on Oct 31, 2010
Comment: Nicely made card! Thanks for sending - have a wonderful holiday season!
donnastamps rated for Handmade Xmas Card Early on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! And for the geocaching logbook! I have never seen one of those! I promise to put it to good use ;) Thanks again!
BeadsbyGayle rated for ATCs for Halloween on Oct 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you!
stamparose rated for Handmade Halloween Card Swap on Oct 18, 2010
ELAR rated for Fabric ATC #5 on Oct 15, 2010
Comment: A lovely autumnish ATC! Thanks.
KellyS rated for Halloween Cupcake Toppers! on Oct 15, 2010
Comment: Your cupcake toppers were absolutely amazing!!! I don't know if I can use them now since they are so awesome :) Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks...I am SOOOOO glad you like them!!!
Comment: i'm so glad you enjoyed reading my profile! i like making fabric postcards, i always forget to mention that! if you want to sometime, we can do a private swap :) have a great day!
Comment: Thanks! Nice to meet you as well! I do take a lot of pictures but I hardly ever post anything of my own on tumblr, all the pictures belong and have links to their rightful owners :] Its more of a place for inspiration and things that I find cute and fun to post on! Danny Elfman is love, definitely has talent and makes those movies quite memorable!

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ROCKIE on Nov 20, 2011:


I am lucky to have this gifted 'Sewing-Queen' in my life. She has be-friended me and showered me with 'threaded trreasures' that I display throughout my house that makes it 'home'. I am 'greatful' for these lovely beauties BUT more grateful for our friendship; thank you dear friend. Happy Gobble Day...

ROCKIE on Oct 21, 2011:

Well you did it again--ONE SUPERB ATC. Thank you!!! How beauitful!!!!!!! I love it. Did you do that threading on the machine? The design is so halloween..eeee. I am proudly displaying it in my art studio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lepapillonvert on Apr 17, 2011:

A little bird told me you love making Fabric ATCs!

If you’ve completed less than 30 type 3 swaps and love Fabric ATCs, please feel free to join the regular monthly public swap called, Fabric ATC Swap For Newbies #1 (the swap I hostess is found under Swap-bot’s public swap headings, ATCs, Fabric & Sewing). Whether you are relatively new to Swap-bot or new to making Fabric ATCs, this swap is for you.

ROCKIE on Feb 14, 2011:

Well dear ATC swapping friend... you have created a beautiful hand towel that will ONLY be for SHOW!!! I love that saying "Got Chocolate?" beacuse I always want chocolate!!! THANK YOU!

ROCKIE on Dec 19, 2010:

PRIVATE CHRISTMAS swap. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such lovely and beatifully handmade gifts that were customized just for me! All the lovelies are either sewn, embroidered or stitched: the Christmas tag, the kitty tea towel and the embroidered/sewn sampler pillow. BEAUTIFUL.....LOVE IT. ALL.... THANK YOU!!!

worldoftights on Oct 13, 2010:

Check out your partners Profile and leave a comment. Hello! I have just finished reading your profile - we definitely share a love of animals adn Italian food! Your profile makes you seem really lovely, and wow 18 years married is really great - would love to know your secret, ha! :)

SlumberParties on Oct 12, 2010:

Hello, I am Kim. My oldest daughter would get along with you wonderfully. She has a love for all animals and hopes to be a vet someday. Happy Halloween

cathydolphinlvr on Oct 12, 2010:

Check out your partners Profile and leave a comment. HI Michelle, I'm Cathy. I liked reading your profile. I love animals too esp dolphins. I love dolphins. I kinda love halloween but I love having a halloween movie marathon.

have a nice halloween :)

klow on Oct 12, 2010:

Check out your partners Profile and leave a comment. What a great profile! Lots for this newbie to learn from. I am trying quilting for the first time, but realize it is not a first love for sure. Definitely takes some time. I do love fabric, though, and Big Bang Theory is hilarious!

ladydy5 on Oct 12, 2010:

For Swap : "Check out Profile and leave Commnent" So...Wish I knew how to play the piano. I think it is a great idea to teach chiildren how to play and such pleasure it gives to those who listen and to you playing. Good luck with it. I envy you.

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