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ayates

ayates
Date Joined: December 8, 2010
Last Online: October 22, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

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!

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!

Someone else said this, I relate ~

RHINESTONES & GLITTER ARE MY PROZAC

WHAT ONE MAKES WITH THEIR HANDS, ONE GIVES WITH THEIR HEART

DON'T BE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, DARLING!

LIFE IS HARD ~ IT'S HARDER IF YOU'RE STUPID

ALWAYS ACT AS IF YOU ARE WEARING AN INVISIBLE CROWN

BETTER TO BE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAN ABSOLUTELY BORING

THERE'S NO NORMAL LIFE ~ THERE'S JUST LIFE! GET ON WITH IT

TAKES A MIGHTY GOOD MAN TO BE BETTER THAN NONE

WORRY IS A MISUSE OF YOUR IMAGINATION

INSTEAD OF THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, GET RID OF THE BOX

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

****THINGS I LOVE ****
Chardonnay *
Foxglove *
Rhinestones * Anything that glitters *
Madelinetosh Yarn *
Cowboys *
Locally roasted coffee beans *
Beer caps *
Skeleton keys *
Goldens * Cats * Evergreens * Classic Country Music * Honesty * Solitude *
Pearls *
Vintage - hand mirrors
buttons photographs Barkcloth alarm clocks trims bling anything old *
Velvet ribbon *
scrapes of wool *
ANYTHING from the 50's (potato masher to jewelry to TV tubes!)
* Pendleton Blankets * Rust *

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

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 * cheap gift tags * washi tape wrapped on a card * scraps of paper cut or folded to fit envelope * playing cards

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

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Comment: Thank you for the resend!!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and tags!
4Friends rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: :)
MisplacedfromPA rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 25, 2019
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Comment: Wowzers! I LOVE all the variety you sent. They are perfect for me. I also fell in love with the memo paper you used (santa folkart). This arrived yesterday and only had time to open it this morning, before the rush later today. I also collect Christmas tags (if that is what you want to call it, lol) and enjoy sharing with all I send cards too. There are a few in your envelope though I am not willing to share with others, but keep as a nice memory. Thank you so very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
CHOWEFACE rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Dec 21, 2019
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Comment: Love the glitter card! Thank you!
boandsully rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 21, 2019
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Comment: Nice swap, great tags!
ashchu rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Dec 21, 2019
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debbiespoms rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Dec 20, 2019
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Comment: What a lovely card and pretty tags! Thank you & love them! Happy Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!
bluecrayons rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 19, 2019
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Ninna rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Have a wonderful holiday time :)
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Comment: I'll be opening my card on Christmas Day but thank you for the beautiful happy mail! I can't wait to open it!!
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Comment: thank you so very much. I loved your letter, it was very charming! too bad your son didn't marry the college girlfriend, she sounds great lol :)
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Comment: Merry Christmas Anna - thank you for the nice card, beautiful tags and lovely story about your traditions with the handmade gifts. Sounds like you have a wonderful family. Loved reading your profile, you sound amazing! Happy New Year! Dale
JenniferJo rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card and tags. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Nice card...tuck-ins (tags) and quote by Helen Keller! Happy Holiday
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
lilmermaid rated for Christmas Card Swap🎄 on Dec 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so very much what a beautiful card! Merry Christmas
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Comment: Cute card! Thank you!
Kirkdebb rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 14, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful card! I love the quote from Helen Keller you included. And thanks for the gift tags!

Rating Overview

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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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