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ayates

ayates
Date Joined: December 8, 2010
Last Online: March 6, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

Oh, lucky me, kids moved on, semi-retired . . . I now have time to pursue my passions - quilting, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, soldering, any creative medium I haven't tried yet. I just can't get myself to stop making things!!! It's my therapy.

I love the story that vintage tells and collect anything old - buttons, books, bottles, jewelry, linens, china, fabric, drawer pulls, lace, dollies, dice, yardsticks, marbles, ribbon, mercury glass, worn out paint brushes, flower frogs ... (could go on forever!)

I think presentation is as important as the gift. A simple item can be adorned to impress. I love dressing up my sends and strive to make my partner swoon and sigh. Of course, I appreciate when this happens to me!

My middle name is JunkYardJezabelle . . . thrive on the hunt, the find and the ahh-ha moment when I conjure up purpose for a castoff.

Rhinestones & Glitter are my Prozac!!!

I favor anything handmade with care (made in Sri Lanka, doesn't count) for that item also tells a story. And "what one makes with their hands, one gives with their heart"

ALWAYS ACT AS IF YOU ARE WEARING AN INVISIBLE CROWN (my favorite quote)

COLORS I love REDS, BLACK, NEUTRALS

My home is decorated in RED, SHADES of BROWN, CREAM with random TARTAN PLAIDS

DO NOT LIKE blues, purples, oranges 

****THINGS I LOVE ****
Chardonnay *
Foxglove *
Rhinestones *
Quality Yarn *
Clocks *
Cowboys *
Locally roasted coffee beans *
Broken China pieces *
Beer caps *
Skeleton keys *
Embroidered anything *
Pearls *
Vintage - hand mirrors
buttons photographs Barkcloth trims bling anything old *
Velvet ribbon *
Ann Taintor images *
ANYTHING from the 50's (potato masher to jewelry to TV tubes!)
* Pendleton Blankets * Rust *

FREE THINGS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE

* designer labels off of discarded clothing 

* locally roasted coffee labels  (after you've emptied the bag) 

 * bottle caps - beer & soda, unmangled 

 * found small rusty objects 

 * old tin cans w/ advertising

 * found feathers  

So what do I do w/ my time? I'm blessed to live on 4 wooded acres in a ski resort town of Idaho with horses, chickens, dogs and cats. I am a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for the Wood River Valley and assist with the local handicapped equine riding program. I'm retired Delta Airlines w/ lifetime worldwide free flights which I take advantage of ALOT.

A word about swapping - I join swaps to share of myself and to please another. What I send is representative of who I am - I always strive to be my best! I play at 110% - and expect the same in return. I want to participate with others of integrity, accountability and high standards.
I CREATE EVERY SWAP AS IF IT IS A PRESENT FOR MY BEST FRIEND!

A word about rating - I rate for the quality, care & heart put into a send. Tossing in "extra's" does not justify top rating.

IF you get me as a partner for more than one swap due on or about the same date, PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE SWAPS. It takes away the fun of receiving - each swap is special and deserves the limelight individually. I promise to do the same!

THINGS I DO NOT LIKE, please do not send - * Food or Drink of any kind (except gourmet coffee beans from your area) * Candy, Gum * Gothic or dark stuff or porn (someone did!) * Cheap stuff - nothing from the $ type stores * post-its * lip balm * cutesie stuff * earrings * note cards/paper * stickers * makeup, nail polish, lotion - no cosmetics * teacher reward or cheap stickers * tea

If you're an active swapper, I know you have been stomped on and abused (flaked on/not rated) just like me. There ARE fabulous ladies on swap-bot; I am seeking out those kindred spirits and fading out the lesser.

Thank you kindly for taking the time to read my narrative!! Hope to meet you in a special trade!

Ratings

jdobbs81 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Mar 2, 2017
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Response: Oops! Just saw this ~ wish you'd messaged me. Gotta to have the old lost in the mail trick. May a send you a Valentine card to fill the void? February 6, 2017 ~ since I've not received a reply, I'm sending you a Valentine's Day card anyway. If this doesn't arrive, please message me as your address might be incorrect. thanks!
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Comment: adorable card! Love the little bag with cupid cutouts too! happy hearts day!
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Comment: Thank you for the heart Valentine's card, the little bag and vintage cut outs.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and all the ephemera!
zoobekka rated for Valentine's Day Cards! - 5 partners on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much, Happy Heart Day!
Bookwyrm rated for Mature sticker swap #1 USA on Feb 9, 2017
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Comment: You put a lot of effort into these, thanks!
soccer8s rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Feb 3, 2017
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Comment: Anna, thanks for the Christmas card with the nice surprise!!
Sweeti8286 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Jan 5, 2017
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skier11 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Jan 3, 2017
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Comment: Please pardon my late rating. Thank you so much! A wonderful 2017 to you and yours!
naturenerd3 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 28, 2016
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Comment: Wow. Thanks so much for the cool postcard. Merry Christmas!!!
crystals3 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!!
emilynhr rated for A Christmas Card and a Flat Gift #4 on Dec 27, 2016
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Comment: Merry Christmas! Thanks!
Cicely321 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank You! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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jenlovespsu rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
jesslynne rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Merry Christmas! ♥
quirkyish rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 22, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card and the sparkly Santa postcard! Have a fabulous holiday!
tyracrafty rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the card and Christmas tree!
widelo123 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 19, 2016
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Comment: Anna, Thank you for the Christmas card and postcard. Shirley

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 376 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
238 433 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

MissPaula on May 18, 2013:

Swap-bot needs more swappers like you! Quality trumps quantity! = )

1leemeadows on Sep 2, 2011:

You are a very generous swap partner! The quilt top that you sent is very pretty and so large, have to make sure it goes to a couple, because of the size. I already envy the homeless couple that does get that quilt, thought it was very pretty and so large! Thank You, your gift is exquisite!

homeandheart on Apr 30, 2011:

If you are ever in Wa. again let me know! I would love to hear about your class too!

scrappnswapr on Mar 16, 2011:

You are without a doubt the best partner to get in a swap! Thank you so much for taking care of all the little details.

MissPaula on Mar 6, 2011:

Anna,

Anyone who partners with you has hit the jackpot! I had worked a night job and when I got home and opened my mail at 6am, it made my day!

Craftaholic on Feb 28, 2011:

You are absolutely amazing! You send me the best pkgs ever!! I am in aww of the sewn envelope and the shredded fabric... the contents of that beautful tin are awesome. Thank you so much! I have never had anyone send me random just because gift. Thank you for singing to my heart today!!!

QuackQuack on Jan 21, 2011:

Oh, oh - you are SO like me when you say it's a waste of postage to send garbage - I totally concur. I hate to rear the head of green jealous, but a lifetime of worldwide FREE flights ! What was thinking not taking on such a job in my younger years - go go girl - and may you always stay healthy in mind and body to take advantage of those flights. Decorating with books - that's ME - sort of....I have books everywhere, but only because I don't want to give them up. I LOVE books. Looking forward to swapping with you. QQ

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