Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2018 4:02 am


Date Joined: November 25, 2011
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

October 2018: Moved and now all my craft and sewing goodies sit neglected in their packing boxes. Trying to get my crafting and sewing space functional has led to new adventures. Trying my hand at chalk painting!

Quilting: Love modern fabrics, solids, polka dots, paisley, and fabric with words is just yummy!. I think aqua and red together and black, yellow, white combinations are adorable. That said, I can never settle on a particular style so my stash is full of varied fabrics and all colors. Currently working on "Old Blue" by Laura Heine. I see more of her patterns in my future! With the sewing space in moving mode, I've switched to a new hand piecing project, English paper piecing, La Passacaglia, a Millefiori quilt. Would love to hear from anyone on that journey too.

I like to piece more than quilt so I usually have a few finished tops hanging out in the closet, guess I should work on that! I have been sewing since 1968 (yikes!) and have the unfinished projects to prove it:)

Embroidery: Better at hand than machine but there is still hope. Love, love, love Crab-apple Hill embroidery patterns. Currently working on "Hocuspocusville".

Paper Crafts:

Discovered I really enjoy making and receiving handmade envies and mail art! It is so fun to mail something in unique packaging! I've also become a tape fiend, most of the packages I send out have been through my extreme taping program:)

I am so grateful for the wonderful, inspiring and encouraging paper crafters on Swap Bot that are always willing to offer advice. What a great group!

About Me

Recently relocated to Louisville, Kentucky from Las Vegas, Nevada. I am fortunate to belong to a very active quilt guild, Desert Quilters of Nevada, and look forward to getting involved in the Louisville quilt community as well.

I'm married, 60ish, and we are a non-smoking household with two dogs.

I promise to mail my swaps out on time and have never not mailed a swap. I will try to do the best job I can on your swap and will sometimes mail on the last day possible, fussing over it to the very end.

I want to spread happiness with my swap packages, if you are disappointed for any reason, let me know and I will try to make it right. Thank you for giving me this consideration.

I enjoy sending my swap partners extras usually based on their profile (or the swap). I generally send with delivery tracking and eagerly await my rating so please rate my swaps. I will PM you if you have not rated my swap, even with Tracking, I want to make sure it was received. If you do not receive my swap, please let me know before posting a bad rating, and I will gladly resend.

I will promptly post a rating for you and I rate by Swap-Bot rules. I understand packages get lost in the mail and will not leave a bad rating for you until I have tried to reach you first.

My Likes

Wide front porches, sunrise, big trees, quilts hanging on a clothesline, church, warm sandy beaches, Jimmy Buffett music, skeleton keys, sewing with friends, bumblebees, cornhole, antique shops, flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores, college football, sleeping outside, words and lettering, kindness, tailgating, making lists, handmade gifts for no reason, wind, rain, thunder, lightening, vintage, shabby, and antique stuff, garlands and banners, the scent of pinesol, bonfires, going to a hockey or baseball game, Halloween and Christmas, old books, K-Cup coffee/tea/hot chocolate, honesty, pizza, autumn, Werthers, chai, adirondack chairs and porch swings, parades, laughter, polar bears, twizzlers, organizing, integrity, quality fabrics, clothespins, history, big dogs, positive people, silence, and old Smokey the Bear stuff. There are far more things I like than dislike so watch this section grow:)

My Dislikes

Dishonesty, laziness, negativity, black licorice, Sun Bonnet Sue, Sam and anyone else in the Sun Bonnet family, disorganization, rude drivers, rainbow colored things, gossip and drama, strong black tea blends, littering, clowns, and flying monkeys.

My personal promise

Groups: I join Groups that look interesting to me. If, after a while, I find I am not participating in a group, I will remove myself. Group Founders, please do not be offended, I just feel if I am going to be a part of your group, I need to participate and be a worthwhile member. February 2016 just removed myself from a few groups due to my own lack of participation.

Flakers and Non-raters: Both are disappointing and frustrating. I will make every effort to avoid rating someone a "1" and consider myself a very understanding person. But in the end, it is what it is, and if you fIake or refuse to rate my swap I will rate accordingly and post on the appropriate forum.

Please never be concerned about sending something I might not like. I recycle and reuse so I hope you wouldn't be offended if I share something you sent me (that I can't use) with someone else.

Trying new crafts!

So much fun in learning something new! Other botters have been more than generous in sharing supplies, tips, tricks, and tutorials. Their encouragement is pushing me forward into new crafting/artistic areas daily. Thank you!

I consider myself an experienced newbie in papercrafts but my stamping skills still leave much to be desired! If you are my swap partner for a paper craft and are unhappy with what I've sent, please let me know. I promise to keep making your item until you are pleased. I certainly appreciate your patience as I try to grow creatively!

Swap specific

These are just suggestions for specific Swaps I am participating in, not a demand for certain items. Something you do well that may introduce me to a new craft is always welcome.

Washi Tape

Fingerless gloves

Paper piecing patterns

Black, gray, and yellow quilt blocks

Perle cotton embroidery floss

Crochet flowers

Decorative brads

Graphic 45, BoBunny, My Minds Eye papers and stickers

Old cutting quilt (or parts of) to use in craft projects.

Velvet and old chenille bedspreads, big or small.

Laura Heine and Crab-apple Hill patterns

Love middle of the road Halloween, not super cutesy or super gory.

Any Christmas colors, bright red, burgundy, lime green, blue, silver, gold, we decorate with them all! Vintage elves, santa, snowmen, and nativity sets.

Fabric: aqua, red, yellows, gray, black tone on tone, cream or white tone on tone, lime green, oranges, purples, pinks, prefer darker/brighter colors over pastel shades. Solid cottons are always a good choice! Any polka dot, paisley prints, or fabric with words. Not a huge fan of mauve, peach, or neons. Love good quality 100% cotton, Moda, Amy Butler, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry and Robert Kaufman lines are some of my favorites. Any batik is a good batik in my opinion.

My DH is a huge Ohio State football fan. If you have something OSU, old, new, whatever and would like to do a private swap, please contact me. Thanks!

Thank you for reading my profile! Last profile update: 10-18-2018


luckycharms rated for Christmas Elves 2016 on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: I LOVE the way you wrapped my gifts!!!! That alone should have a million hearts (You are so creative)... I am waiting for Christmas to open, but will come back and thank you properly.. I hope you and your Family Have a wonderful Christmas!!!! {{{Hugs}}}...01/03/17 Brenda, Thank you so very much!!!, besides the festive wrapping, everything in side was just as amazing!!! I LOVE the cardinal night light, (had to hide it from my Mother, she kept trying to sneak it away. lol), the angled spatula, was god send for the 2 cakes I had to frost, I don't know how I got by without one for so long!! the corer, recipe cards and towel love love, and I can't wait to work with the house molds!!! Thank you so much for making my Christmas so special!!.. I hope your 2017 will be as wonderful as you!!!
Response: I am so sorry, I just realizeded I never responded to your sweet comments! It was a joy shopping for you and I am so glad you liked everything. 2 years in a row, I am hoping this swap becomes an annual tradition! Thank you my friend for the great rate, wishing you and your family a fabulous 2017!
Comment: Thank you for your card and Washi samples. Happy Hoidays.
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for rating so quickly. Happiest of Holidays to you too ♥
Calliope rated for FF: Fabric Scrap Gift Tags on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tags, and the wonderful fabric. I wish I could give you more than one heart. You're tags are really beautiful, I am keeping a couple of them to use in my journals as bookmarks. Amazing work. Thank you again. Happy crafting, and have a beautiful week.
Response: You're welcome and your kind comments really made my day! I'm glad you liked the tags, this was a super fun swap to put together. Thank you again for the great rate ♥
perkl8r rated for FF: A Little FQ Swap in Aqua (USA) on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: pretty, pretty, pretty, thank you Brenda!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for rating so quickly ♥
wolfeagle rated for TPD Mystery Supply Swap #7 on Jul 1, 2016
Comment: Absolutely stunning cards. Thank you so much. The fabric and cards are also in my favorite color and the mini scissors are so stinking cute! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad you liked them. Your kind comments really made my day. Thank you for the great rate ♥
HeideC rated for FF: Fabric Stamps on Jun 30, 2016
Comment: Great Stamps! I love them!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the ♥ rate!
Comment: Thank you for the charms and the fat quarters - I already have plans for them!
Response: You're welcome! Happy you will be able to put them to use. Thank you for the ♥ rate.
orangekittens rated for Wow: Wide Washi on Jun 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful washi tape and extras. I love them.
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the great ♥ rate!
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! Everything was great and packaged so nicely. The peacock address labels especially put a huge grin on my face! :)
Response: You're welcome! So glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the ♥ rate. Happy swapping!
luckycharms rated for Something-Thrift on Jun 5, 2016
Comment: Brenda , Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!! Each gift so pretty and wrapped, and I just shoved mine in a box :(, girl you put me to shame!!!!..... I love the napkin holder, which will be prefect for our summer cookouts. The napkins are AWESOME!!!!!, The cookbook will be fun to try a new recipe....The punch is a great new toy to play with and the card holder is so cute!!!.... Thank you again for my great goodies and for coming up with this swap idea!!!!!!.... P.S. The tote was perfect for me to pack everything I had to carry over to my parents house for my Mom's Birthday yesterday..{{{SMILE}}}
Response: You are so very welcome! I had so much fun shopping and couldn't resist those IKEA goodies. Glad you liked it all. Thank you for always being willing to host our swaps...you're the best! ♥
Comment: Loved everything. The colors are very vibrant. Thanks for swapping dear.
Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for hosting this swap and for the great rate ♥
gooddog56 rated for TPD - Mystery Supply #6 on Apr 2, 2016
Comment: It was my lucky day when you got my name for this swap! What a nice swap package--thank you for everything--I love the postage theme...the little box is great, I will keep small treasures in it. Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are so kind and very welcome! I'm glad you liked the little box. I love these challenges you host! Thank you for the great rate ♥
paperpusher rated for WOW: Not My Cup of Tea on Mar 31, 2016
Comment: Oh my goodness, Brenda!!! I'm in washi bliss! I'm so glad you joined my swap and sent me your so-called "rejects!" LOL! I really love them all and love how several of them coordinate. The set with the feathers and geometric shapes with gold accents is my favorite! So pretty! These will all be put to good use! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! (Love the little cards and envies, too. You spoiled me with this package!)
Response: You are very welcome! I think we both had great partners for this swap;) I'm glad you liked what I didn't. Thank you again for hosting this swap and for the great rate as well ♥
Heirloom rated for FF: A Little Red & Pink Swap (USA) on Feb 27, 2016
Comment: Wow...wow...wow! Red and pink from top to bottom. I can't remember receiving such a nice swap. The pincushion is divine (love that scissors charm so much), the fabrics & ribbon adorable, and the washi tapes and "lollipop" the icing on the cake. Thank you SEW much, Brenda! ♥
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for such kind comments and the pretty ♥ Thank you for hosting this fun swap!
perkl8r rated for A baggy full of sewing things!! on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: wow, I was blessed with a BOX of sewing goodies, not just a bag. I love the clips, I don't have any of those and I KNOW they will come in handy. Thank you! Oh, and the fabric is too cute.
Response: You're welcome! I love my clips, hope you will find yours helpful. Thank you for the ♥ 5 rating!
Mugsie rated for "Sew As You Go" Striped Quilt Block! on Feb 22, 2016
Comment: Hi Brenda, it has been a while! So glad your my partner cause I LOVE my block! Love the extra stripes too! Thank you so much! I too can't wait to put it together, I know I must have enough to put one together! Thank you again! XO Kelly
Response: You are so kind, glad you liked it! Thank you for the ♥ 5 rate!
Comment: Great Job on the Cathedral Window Pincushion. and love the Charms you Attached... and Thank you too for the Beautiful Piece of Fabric...
Response: One down and one to go! Glad you liked the pincushion, I enjoyed making it for you. Happy Swapping ♥ Thank you for the great heart rate!
breathingoxygen rated for TPD: Words 2 on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Brenda, I am so honestly floored by the generosity of your swap. I am in love with all of the cling stamps, washi tape rolls, and embellishments that you sent. I am also just amazed at the clothespins. How did you transfer the words?? Thank you, so much, for your thoughtfulness. <3
Response: You are very welcome, so glad you liked the swap. The clothespins were a happy accident...I used an aged book page, glued them on and cut around the clothespin. Since the clothespin and book page were so close in color, it looks like a transfer! Offer still stands if you want more, just let me know. Thank you for the ♥ rate!
luckycharms rated for Valentine Lucky Parcel on Feb 8, 2016
Comment: I feel so loooved!! Thank you for my awesome Valentine LP. I had so much fun with this swap!! Happy Valentine!!
Response: You're welcome, glad you hosted such a fun swap! Thank you for the ♥ 5 rating. Happy Valentines Day!
Comment: Thank you for such a thoughtfully composed swap! I love the ATC - beautiful colors. I am also quite grateful for the extra Coloring pages and ATC blanks. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for your kind comments. Thank you also for the ♥ rate, it is very much appreciated!

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luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

I hope you are enjoying your new Home!!!

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

Heirloom on Dec 27, 2017:

Thinking of you during the holidays! Hope your move's going well.

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

luckycharms on Nov 22, 2017:


orneryswife on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for the washi tape and washi paper. 😘

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