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Date Joined: March 24, 2009
Last Online: July 18, 2018
Birthday: December 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I am behind on rating. I havent opened mail in a couple weeks. I will hopefully get it done in this next week...Life is crazy right now

**** For the month of July I will be doing miniumal swaps.***********

I rate as soon as they arrive. I sit with my computer and open and ratewhat I have received. IF I haven't rated I did not receive.

All the swaps I owed that I have addresses for has been shipped. Please look at rating for tracking info. one swap I have tried repeatedly to get address with no luck, if I get it I will send. I have even tracked down on facebook and messaged with no response. I also have tracked down several emails and sent messages, again with no reply. So i have decided to send three pdf ladybug items to the email that hasnt bounced back.. I doubt she will get on And rerate but it is about making amends. This is the only way i can think to do that. AFTER a Loooong personal issue I am back.

I have just realized my memory is not as good anymore :-( I have bought a journal to keep track of my recipe swaps and what I send. If i send you something I have already sent please let me know and I will send you a new one.

***Please note that I hit send when I leave it at the box at the post office. Sometimes it is after their last pick up. so it will be postmarked the next business day

PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A SWAP I WILL RESEND. I send most with tracking and can provide tracking info for you

favorite music, books and movi

Contemp. Christian, Jeremy Camp Mercy Me, Todd Agnew, Third Day. to name a few

Favorite books

true crime for me, girly preschool beginner reader for my grand daughter and for the 5 year old grandson.. things about the ocean, minecraft, joke books. he reads at a third grade level..early chapter books

Favorite movies

Simon Birch (my 32 year has unique needs and he reminds me of Simon), Memento and family movies

CSI, Criminal Minds, Personal Defense, NCIS, Blind spot, black list, taken, vikings

Favorite Crafts

crochet. Making beaded ornaments with the kids.

I enjoy editing pictures.

Genealogy: I may post time to time gravestones I am needing a picture of or newspaper articles if anyone wants to go take pictures or go to local library to look for newspaper articles in their state.

Other things about me

Love going to Lake Cumberland and staying at the cabin and reading! the cabin colors are greens, browns and grays.

I am pretty easy to please. I am usually easy going and love doing things for other people

Favorite colors are blue, hunter green, navy, mauve moss green. Purple too. Really all colors just depends on what it is for. Ie i want a brown suv but toyota doesnt carry a daek brown :-(

my house is natural browns, mauve and moss green. my grandson's room is ocean themed as well as the main bathroom.

Married to C He lost his dad in Vietnam when he was 4 so anything memorial, if anyone lives near dc a picture of the wall of David Littleton with the people's name that surround him in all directions ( i would love to make a cross stitch picture of it) that would be awesome!!

We have 5 kids and 6 living grand children. S is 3 and L is 6. We see them several t imes a week L likes bugs, plant vs zombies, minecraft, and sea life. S likes sylvanian critters, " tiny" doll house food etc not furniture.

do have two rescued dogs, Arden was a bait dog before he was taken from his owner. He now has his forever home with us. Super sweet dog 67.5% Great pyrenees, 12.5% black lab, 12.5% American staffordshire and 7.5% categorized guard dog breeds. we arent sure how old he is when we got him they said about 2 ( three vets and the shelter he went to after being taken from his owners) but recently he has had some major health issues where he cant really walk. after testing we found more issues. we had known that his foot had been broken but not treated. well his hip was fractured as well!!! he has bridging on his spine. He presents as 6-8 years old with all his issues from abuse :-(Surgeon said it doesnt matter how old he is the abuse is overwhelming and he presents as a senior dog so that is how we are dealing with him. it doesnt change his treatment. he is being treated with acupuncture, laser and injections plus some holistic meds, pain and anti inflammatory medication. Lucy we rescued from a fleamarket she was in a 18 x 12 cage with 4 or 5 other pups, we took her and she couldnt walk or eat... when we took her to vet she wasnt even 6 weeks old!!!! she was about 3 weeks, her ears werent even opened! they told us she was treeingwalker and blue tick. HAHA her body looks like she is exactly half and put together down the middle. She is very little blue tick I think 1.7% treeing walker 20% and the rest Viszla. she is 6. born on my son's birthday. I try not to have dog hair in my swaps but Arden is a super shedder so cant guarentee. UPDATE on ARDEN: took him to the surgeon and the vet today.. his acls are torn as well. Surgery on the first one next week. also found out that his teeth were not chipped as I thought but blunted to not injury the "good dogs" BREAKS MY HEART. He is currently has a help me up sling on so we can help him get around. PLease keep him in your thoughts and prayers

abc of me, Likes and wishlist

  • I love to get unique things from other countries, wooden things, ornaments, etc. Food is Ok but I have dietary restrictions so my 21 year old would eat it for me :-) I just like unique things from other countries that you can not get in USA

  • my grands have decided Bath bombs are great. I make them for them. Scents like cotton candy, cupcake, fruit flavors, vanilla, cinnamon, things like that.. NO FLOWER or strong fragrances,

  • pink, purple or combination of those colors, plaid shemagh for a 5-7 year old girl

  • green shemagh for a 6-8 year old boy

  • biscornus

  • old clay marbles

  • Rock marbles. there are some on my etsy favorites so you can see what I mean. no smaller than marble size.

-Quilted Rug Mugs in colors of my house or the cabin. I have only seen pictures of them and they seem AWESOME!!! house is neutral browns, bedroom is moss green and mauve. Cabin is green and gray and green and brown. Each room is a different shade of green. Upstairs is the gray and green downstairs brown and green.

  • My favorite wood is Black Walnut, Cherry is next

  • I collect cast iron stoves (known as samples) and cast iron banks

-stereoscope cards,

  • o wires for the Zutter bind it all 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch (just ordered a bind it all version 2)

  • covers for the zutter bind it all prefer square, rectangle in chipboard or vinyl, not the badge shape

  • dungeon and dragon miniatures

  • precious moments

  • amazon wishlist item ( ignore the tactical/prepper stuff that is my husbands)

  • doing things for and with the kids, bead kits, bell ornament kits, etc things a 5 and 3 year old can do

  • natural wood ornaments

  • amish toys

  • wooden toys, small and large

  • anything for the kids their list is above

  • Would like to find ornaments that represent the Christmas legends or ornaments representing christmas customs from around the world. I have a Christmas spider, pickle and candy cane but things like the legend of the Christmas rose, the Christmas thorn,Christmas tree,dove etc NOT ANY OTHER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

  • Metallica (the band) ornaments homemade or store bought this is for my SIL

  • Calico critters/sylvanian people can be used just not dirty or damaged

  • fungus among us ( toys from toys r us) use dis fine as long as clean and undamaged

  • zomlies ( little squishy toys) i can only find the at Kroger used is fine as long as clean and undamaged

  • Embroidery machine spool thread any color just starting out.

  • Ok don't laugh I need them for a project. I am looking for 50 milkweed or cotton pods after they have seeded. need a total of 100 halves

  • the goddard book vol 1 ( family tree book on the Goddard family) I found vol 2 at a yardsale

  • Etsy favorites

-sealing wax

  • wax sealing stamps

  • archival ink pads

  • Archival black or blue markers to use on photos, important genealogical worksheets, kids art work to save etc

  • someone to knit some calico critter clothing. I have the patterns just cant knit any longer due to issues with right hand.

  • amazon gift cards even 5.00 Many kindle titles are under that amount

  • felted food for the kids kitchen

-crochet cotton

  • notecards

-paper doilies

  • cloth vintage hankerchiefs

-card stock heavy weight

  • fun shipping labels

  • return address labels preprinted

  • sign up for artscow using this link so I can get credit and then get free stuff www.artscow.com/?Ref=338410---/-

gives you lots of free credits and I am addicted

I would much rather get one thoughtful item then a bunch of de-stashing things.

I try to look for items that you will like. even in tag items after you tag me I will look in your profile and try to custom the item to your likes. I dont have a "stash of randomness" I go out and look for this specifically for you.

My favorite swaps to receive are ones that come from the heart. I had someone send me a small bag of polished wood and a letter opener from gayana (think that is how you spell it) I have the pieces in a jar and if I ever get anymore I will add them to it.

One member sent me their first needlebook that they had crafted.

Another sent me some ladybug cookie cutters with a print of the legends that are associated with them.

another sent a wertzel sepp!

a miniature pair of shoes from Holland

another gave me a biscornu and a needlebook both handcrafted just for me

Little things, things for my children make me happy

here is the abc of me. any of these items or inspired by these items

ABC of me A: angel swaps, some one to angel my flaked on swaps, amethyst , attitude of gratitude in all things

B: Biscornu, Braille, Books, books for my grands

C: crochet, Christmas, Cinnamon, calico critters, cabin, Christian

D: dishcloths, mini Doll house food, dogs, diabetic

E: Elderberry,

F: Family, family reunions

G: Grandkids, giving, generous, green, gray, genealogy, garnet, gratitude

H: Happy, Hazelnuts


J: joy giving,

K: Kindness

L: Legends of Christmas or others from around the world and sometihng that represents them, Love,

M: Marbles ( rock or clay kilned dried or really cool glass) vintage ones. Migraines

N: new,

O: Original , learning about other cultures,other spiritual beliefs. old forgotten recipes on recipe cards the kinds you find at thrift shops or estate sales

P: Precious Moments, pokemon go ( i play with my grandson), photo editing, photography, POSTCARDS I prefer in envelopes

Q: quality

R: recipes , performing rak,

S: service to others, snow

T: Thimbles ( unique)

U: Unique,

V: variety,

W: Walnuts, walnut Wood, Grandkids names written in other written languages, winter


Y: Yarn,

Z: zucchini

dislikes/ do not send

I get Migraines so scented items are out


romance novels

sci-fi books (except dragons)

Dark Chocolate

perfume items

Jewelry making

paper crafts


glitter items

paper/cardboard coasters

knicknacks not specifically asked for, like things from mass usa stores

Loose memo paper etc.

RANDOM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS Just ones that are legends


Flakers and non raters

FLAKERS These people have flaked on swaps I have hosted. I have angeled them for the partners that had them.


@Zippyzappy did not technically flake. she sent the swap via email and it was supposed to be mailed. I told her that and she has not followed through even though she said she would get them out that day.

@purpleclover sent me a message that she was going to send out late but non of her partners have received.

@leavt2005 for Advent #2 international


Valentine's day card swap # 6 @liljennyfoofoo

Recipe dinner email: @mvanrh11 @danarenee

Email Dessert recipes: @mvanrh11


@dallas34 for I always wanted to try that (its a swap to make a kit for your partner that they always wanted to learn, I had listed tatting, felting, leather stamping, making little clay things( nothing complicated) @quanderlust the host was supposed to angel but she is partially suspended as well :o(

@bubbleburd21 for Cross Stitch A -Cross The World Part 5, this was just to cross stitch something

@skirts cookie swap this was for cookie recipes 5 i believe

tagged envie (legal size) of scrapbooking materials from @almahill on 4/28/09

@simplelife46 for the christmas in july ornament swap. one ornament to make and send to your partner

@witch for granny square March- 2 6 inch granny squares, senders choice

PRivate swaps

I am open to private swaps. particularly international ones.


kssunlover1947 rated for Granny Squares June on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Sorry to do this but if you ever do come back and send I will change this rating.
Comment: I never got your recipes from June. I hope you'll be back on the website soon and we can talk about that. I'll gladly rerate if i get anything.
EmiEmi rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rating!
JenniferJo rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #32 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: I never recieved this swap. Since I have gotten others from you I’m inclined to think it was lost in the mail...it happens.
StwbyQT rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Aug 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your postie. I'm not sure why I never rated you. Love the Helen Keller quote. :)
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I would also like to go there too. Sending good wishes to your household that things go well and that everyone is in good health.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 15, 2018
videolady2150 rated for Granny Squares June on Aug 14, 2018
kfaye rated for Advent calendar #8 on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: These arrived in time for my birthday so I went ahead and opened them. Wow, Alice In Wonderland!! My favorite! I actually bought an Alice in wonderland dress to wear on my birthday! Perfect! I love everything, thank you so much!
tknight rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: thank you!
kaicee118 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks, beautiful PC
kacka rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: thank you so much:)
JenniferJo rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
MMark rated for etsy swap #7 on Jul 29, 2018
Comment: LOVED receiving my cool little package!!!! So appreciate the Swap. You picked cool stuff. Thank you!!
marhod5 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. Hope your son has a speedy recovery!
oceanilumn rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Jul 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #13 on Jul 15, 2018
bluesky rated for MPB ETSY Christmas Gifts in June on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: unfortunately package wasnt marked at all& I opened by accident, surprise gone.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Snow White postcard.

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LavenderSprinkles on Mar 20, 2020:

God bless you for helping me when my mom died.

bluesky on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful adventcalendar gifts. love the seeds! happy holidays...

Kathy821 on May 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the recipes. They look wonderful. That's so sweet of you!

DarkSkullMistress42 on May 19, 2018:

Thank you very much for the yummy fruity recipes. That was very kind😁

Queensmiley2530 on May 10, 2018:

Thank you for my lovely panda bear poat card. It's already on my wall.

Dsweeny on May 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the postcards from the April wishes for LSRUS - I love them ones you sent!! The animals are so unique :)

iheartletters on Apr 4, 2018:

Hello dear, Just dropping in to say "Hello" and leave an inspirational quote :)

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."Swami Sivananda

Skeletonsketch on Apr 3, 2018:

Hi, cllfdl I hope you're having an amazing day! Here are my words of encouragement, Never compare yourself to anyone else, you will never feel successful if you do. Also, tough times will pass try not to stress too much and remember to smile often and enjoy the little things in life. I wish you the best in life buddy! :)

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