Date Joined: November 25, 2011
Last Online: January 9, 2019
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States
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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".
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!
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Paper piecing patterns
Black, gray, and yellow quilt blocks
Perle cotton embroidery floss
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: 1-4-19
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