Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 6:40 pm


Date Joined: August 20, 2008
Last Online: February 5, 2018
Birthday: April 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Happy 2012 to all of my swap-bot friends!! Sorry that I haven't been around for the past few months; I have been dealing with some health issues. Doing okay, just don't have a lot of extra time or energy these days for much. So I have backed off on most of my extra-curriculars, including swap-bot. Hoping to get back in a few months, tho.

So, here’s a bit about me....

Been on swap-bot since August 2008 and it's definitely much better than therapy. I've met so many new people with similar interests, and enjoyed trying new things outside my "craft comfort zone". I am continually amazed by the talented people I receive swaps from. And grateful for the friends I have met through this group.

Married for 38 years to a great guy who doesn’t “get” why I love crafts, but puts up with it anyway. Four grown (pretty much, anyway) children, and an 11 yr old golden retriever named Sandy. No grandkiddos, just grandpuppies.

I am very family oriented, and spend alot of my spare time doing things with and for them.

I chair the Service/Friendship committee for our local quilt guild. We meet monthly at a local church to make quilts for local charities and also to make up quilt kits from donated fabric for our members to use to make service quilts. One of my favorite patterns is the Heart String Quilt block, because it is so versatile and so much fun. I am the swap coordinator for the Heart String Quilt Block monthly swaps here on swap-bot, and hope that you will join in.

We live in the suburbs north of Chicago. I've lived in the area all my life, and altho it sounds crazy, I love having all four seasons. My favorite time of year is late fall through the holidays. Once it gets cool, I love to cook – comfort foods like easy breads, homemade muffins and homemade soups.

I am very traditional in taste. I am a CPA by education (have to pay the bills), and a Mom and crafter because I want to be.

Just about anything Mary Engelbreit makes me happy.

And I believe in guardian angels.

Favorite Crafts

I have ALWAYS loved anything sewing related, and my current passions are quilting, paper piecing, craft sewing and machine embroidery (which I am just learning). I’ll admit it - I do LOVE fabric – especially 100% cottons for quilting. My husband thinks I have way too much fabric, but that can’t be true because there is still space in my sewing room. Okay, so now that I look at it, I have enough projects to keep me busy for a long, long time!!! (o:

ALL ABOUT FABRICS: MY FAVORITES (100% cotton quilt shop quality, please) I love cool colors, pinks, and cheery pastel yellows. I also love 1930s reproductions, Batiks, and most fabrics by RJR, Kaufman and Moda.

FABRICS I REALLY DON’T CARE FOR: Kaffe Fassett, large scale prints, oranges/golds/browns, black & whites.


Favorite Movies

Definitely, chick flicks – Pretty Woman, Ghost, Sweet Home Alabama, Coyote Ugly, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Pride and Prejudice, Legally Blonde.

Favorite Television

Don’t watch much, but…HGTV, Hallmark Channel movies, quilt shows and sometimes Oprah. Love my TIVO!

What I Am Up To These Days:

This will be my year to finish up projects that I have started...(see procrastination in the dictionary for a more detailed description)!!

About Swapping

I take this seriously - I do not flake, and I try to send out my swaps ahead of the deadline. However, life happens. If there's a problem, I will try to be in contact with my partner as soon as I see that I have one. I try to rate others as soon as I receive a swap, and I try to make every swap I send out equal to one that I would love to receive. If there is a problem, or if by chance I have forgotten to rate you, please let me know. I assure you it was unintentional.


sarahplease rated for Picnic Placemats! on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: Oh Lynn, I love my placemats. They were sooo worth the wait. I hope you have an uneventful rest of the summer.
perkl8r rated for Fabulous Greens Fat Quarter Swap on Aug 1, 2011
Comment: spoiler, loved all the greens...I have the little sissors print in blue and was so happy to see it in green. I have the leaf print in red and now I have it in green too! thank you buddie for the extra's, you know what I like! I hope your mom is ok.
ayates rated for QnT 1930's fabric swap on Jul 29, 2011
OpheliaQuilts rated for 5” Charm Square Swap #39 on Jul 29, 2011
Comment: Love all the fabric! I can definitely use this in my quilts. And I do like ME cards on occasion, lol, I just don't collect ME items. Your card telling me to keep cool made me smile. :))
MsPattyW rated for 5” Charm Square Swap #39 on Jul 27, 2011
Comment: Love my Charms!! I lived in Peoria, Ill for 7 yrs so have been to chicago several times. thanks for the post card too Patty :)
preslarb rated for QnT 1930's fabric swap on Jul 22, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute fabric!! Also appreciate the PC and note. Hoping your home is getting back to "normal"...whatever normal is! HA!! ;^)
Comment: Thanks so much for the fabric - hope things are improving for you! K x
Comment: Thank you for the lovely block and bag. Hope your Mom is feeling better. PLease keep in touch.
clkea rated for Summer Fat Quarter Swap on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the great summer fabric! I definitely see a bag, made from it, in the not too distant future! Love the notecards, too. I'll even find a use for the red and white ribbon you used to wrap the goodness! Please do not worry when it was sent! Our Moms must come first!!
perkl8r rated for Summer Fat Quarter Swap on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: 20% more thank you here buddie!....too cute....I enjoyed your message and the fabric...my daughter is trying to take the fabric for a bag for herself...I'll have to guard it!
junemoon rated for May Quiltie Swap on Jun 28, 2011
Comment: Got it today. This time of year especially I'm very drawn to those watery blue shades -- it's a lovely spot of color on my design wall. I appreciate daughters taking care of mothers with broken hips -- my daughters came through for me when I had a broken hip [long since healed, happily and I hope your mother will soon be saying the same.]
Comment: I would give you 5 hearts if I could!! It is SO beautiful! And you aren't late - the date was extended again, which you probably didn't realize if you have been as busy as your letter indicates. Thank you so, so much - I just love it. I just started mine and I am a beginner so they look pretty sad sitting next to the gorgeous one you made me! :)
Response: Oh,I am so glad that you liked it. I can see getting really hooked on making them. Hope we see each other in future swaps.
rebma rated for Simple #4 - Send a FQ and thread on May 23, 2011
Comment: Thank You for the FQ and thread. I love pink! :)
stevemokay rated for Nickel Charm Packs #4 GREEN on May 23, 2011
perkl8r rated for Nickel Charm Packs #4 GREEN on May 2, 2011
Response: Glad that you liked everything.
Comment: thank you buddie!
rebeccacoke rated for {.Gathered Clutch.} on Apr 29, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my lovely clutch! I really like the colors.
koalascout rated for Fat Quarter Request Line R#11 on Apr 25, 2011
Comment: TY-they are cute
Response: Glad that you liked them.
Gracelovescoffee rated for Miniature Quilt Swap #13 on Apr 15, 2011
Comment: LYNN!! Wow! What a BEAUTIFUL little quilt you sent my way! I love the little bumble bee buzzing around and the fabrics are just amazing! I'm so impressed with the quality of workmanship. So thoughtful I know that Felicity will be eternally greatful! THANK YOU THANK YOU
Response: Oh I am so glad that you like it! I actually ended up making a few extras to give to my nieces.
slewis234 rated for Quilting Chums Friendship Block on Apr 13, 2011
Comment: thank you lynn for the beautiful quilted block. i love it so much. the pattern is gorgeous an di'd love to have the instructions if you want to share them sometime. also, thank you for the wonderful fat quarter of red fabric for my sons quilt. it's coming along and that fabric will be fabulous for it. thanks so much for making the swap so special for me.
Response: Glad that you liked the block. It was really fun to make.

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TC on Jul 3, 2012:

TC on May 28, 2012:

TC on Apr 26, 2012:

Hi Beanie, just stopping by to check on you. I hope every day is a step closer to your return to SB. :)

perkl8r on Sep 24, 2011:

Miss you buddie, hope you and yours are well and getting things back in control.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Brighteyes1028 on Apr 29, 2011:

Thank you so much for all the fabric! I love it all.

perkl8r on Mar 7, 2011:

Ok beanie-ole-buddie-ole-pal! I accept your challenge. Maybe you are the inspiration I need to actually finish a heartstrings quilt this year...or any quilt,for that matter this year!

I loved your message and will keep you posted as I proceed with the challenge!

you 'da best!

perkl8r on Feb 8, 2011:

thank you buddie for the wonderful NFS tag goodies, as always I love getting packages from you!..........we're supposed to get more snow today....hoping we don't get the 28" you did...maybe 3 more inches here....hoping that is all! I'm SO ready for spring!

slewis234 on Nov 4, 2010:

just wanted to say "thank you" for making the quilts for veterans. i'm a vet myself and i know how much they appreciate what you're doing for them. it's heartwarming to know that people care that much. so thank you from all of us.

slewis234 on Apr 7, 2010:

thank you so much lynn for angeling the Heart strings quilt block swap for me! You're a jewel for doing that for me and it's so appreciated. Your blocks are beautiful and i'm so thrilled with how they are looking in my quilt in progress. Thanks again, Shelley

MamaD on Mar 30, 2010:


Thank you Lynn for angeling the Heartstrings Quilt block swap! You certainly didn't have to do so, but the blocks are so lovely! I truly appreciate it!!



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