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Date Joined: December 19, 2008
Last Online: May 13, 2009

Country: United States
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Fallen Behind

Hello swappers! I have been falling behind on things lately and am feeling terrible about it. I'm looking for volunteers who are willing to host a round or two of the friendship quilt swaps. It's really not fair to the good swappers for the series to end to quickly nor for me to keep hosting when I've fallen behind in my comittments.

I'm committed to making good on the swaps I've been assigned partners to even if it takes a little while. Flaking is just not cool and I refuse to flake. Better late than never!! I appreciate those who have fairly rated me with 1's and hope they'll consider updating when I get their swaps to them. Afterall, even the best of us stumble sometimes and it's better to get back up and keep going than sit down and cry and do nothing about it! Thank you for understanding and happy swapping!!

Favorite Books

Latest fiction reads: Secret Life of Bees, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil & Harry Potter

I love scanning the library shelves for how to books on crafting, sewing, gardening, renovating, creating of any kind.

Favorite Movies

Sense and Sensibility, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones, Without a Paddle, Hot Fuzz

Favorite Music

Indigo Girls are a long time favorite of mine. Inspiring music.

A Cappella! I sang it in college and love it to this day. Vocal Percussion is a specialty of mine :)


Married twenty something mother to an infant boy.

I love all fiber arts! I trend towards machine quilting, crazy/abstract quilting, knit/crochet and combining lots of little bits of yarn'n'strips of fabrics to make wild and colorful fabrics that are full of texture!

Jewel tones. Rich colors and textures. Mmmmm red. But I truthfully love all colors!

Fabrics of many kinds! Stripes, florals, velvets.

chunky yarns, glitz, fuzzy n fun!

"Beeeeads! Pretty pretty pretty!"- GusGus, Cinderella

Fast projects for a busy woman!

Collecting pink fabrics for my niece's quilt and blues for a boy-ish quilt for my son.


Washed out country style. Florescents are a little creepy. I don't care what people say about the 80's coming back. Maybe in an inspiring artful context someone could change my mind.

Scrapbooking (I don't have the patience...I'm all digital!)

Plaid. Can't get into it.

super fine yarns (unless there are several strands together!)

Loooong involved projects that result in lots of U.F.O's kicking around the house. Quilt squares being the exception, of course. They are like little tiney milestones in their own right :)


I recently became the owner of a huge amount of old books (as much as a hundred years old), ephemera (plates and advertizements of every subject I can think of)and old (a couple or few decades) crafting booklets. I saved them from a really cool used book store that was going out of business (boo) and was litterally dumping armloads of these things into my bags as two men came along after me dumping what I didn't take into huge trash barrels. I almost cried.

I can use some of it, but am looking for homes for the rest! I would love to swap some for fabrics, beads and sewing supplies.

Please message me if you would be interested in a private swap! I've already sent out a bunch of newbie swaps and am just waiting for my first ratings.

Favorite Etsy Stores

FletcherzMom's Store has the greatest custom jewelry. And her Murano glass is more reasonably priced than in Murano. (Trust me, I've been there!) http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6452440


auntielolo rated for Friendship Quilt - Round 2 on Apr 16, 2009
Comment: I will be happy to change this rating when you get caught up! Hope everything is okay....
Craftlover10101 rated for Friendship Quilt - Round 2 on Apr 6, 2009
Comment: She has replied to my message and stated she is behind but will get it out as soon as possible. I will change this rating when I receive it.
Comment: Sorry to do this but round 1 came and went and now for round 2 Is hear and I still have not recieved from you, the swap coordinator, for round 1...
Comment: I hate giving ones, I will change this if I get my squares :-)
magentapink13 rated for Ribbon Roses on Feb 21, 2009
Comment: Very beautiful roses...! So many different colors and so elegant. Thank you, Jillian!
Mondestrunken rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the link! Interesting blog :)
CraftyKat rated for Monsters Under the Bed!! on Feb 9, 2009
Comment: Wow, this "molar monster" was so creative! I love the material and all the cool buttons and the wings (i've been looking at them, and can't even figure out how you made them!) Anyway, thanks so much!!! I will put the magic toothbrush under my pillow :-)
RoseStryker rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 9, 2009
Comment: you have a very nice blog!!
jessmarie rated for Gain exposure to your blog! on Feb 9, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the link. I tried leaving a comment, but the captcha thing wasn't working. :/ Maybe I'll try again... Have fun blogging!
DestinyDesign rated for Ribbon Roses on Feb 8, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the roses. Nice color choices...I think I've finally gotten the hang of it myself, so you'll be getting yours real soon. :-)
foreverpackrat rated for Fabulous Funky Fibers...... on Feb 3, 2009
Comment: Especially liked the glittery fibers!
RuthieKay rated for Creative Yarns Swap on Jan 24, 2009
Comment: Pretty pink/purple colors. Thanks so much. Robin
Response: You're welcome :) I hope you find them useful!
Miller974 rated for Creative Yarns Swap on Jan 24, 2009
Comment: What a great set of yarn. Thanks so much. I love how they all go together.
Response: I hope you have fun with them!
sandyponey rated for Creative Yarns Swap on Jan 23, 2009
Comment: Hi Jillian, I love the yarn you sent. It's gorgeous. And there's even purple. Thank you for the extra and the handmade paper is awesome too. Happy Postcrossing. Smiles, Sandy (sandyponey)
Response: I'm glad you like it!
sunshinesuperman rated for Garden Dreams on Jan 22, 2009
Comment: What a wonderful letter. I really enjoyed reading about your plans! Sounds as if you have a YUMMY summer coming up. Sage & Trent will be over-joyed with their treasures. !00 hearts to you for including them. Hugs, Mona
Response: I'm glad you all enjoyed it :) I had fun dreaming of warmer days to come!
lauraann rated for Sort of Quick Newbie Swap XXII on Jan 21, 2009
Comment: Hi...wow...what can i say..if i could give you a million hearts i would. you picked the perfect thing for me...i just love the quilt. wow...is all i can say... thank you thank you. Laura Ann
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! I had so much fun making it. :) I'd been needing something to get me back into the crafting mode and your color descriptions in your profile got my mind turning about some fabrics I had been holding on to. :) It was theraputic!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing items! I LOVE them all! The napkins are gorgeous! :) Please join my Sewing Colour Hunt Swap #2! Anyone would be lucky to have you as a partner! Thanks again! :)
Response: You are such a sweetie! I'm so glad you liked them! I signed up for your next swap and I cant wait :)
kiwi2140nz rated for Sort of Quick Newbie Swap XXII on Jan 12, 2009
Comment: Beautiful notecards and postcards. Thanks very much. Love the cute envelope too.
Response: I'm glad you liked them!

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Sqeebles on Jan 24, 2009:

Thank you for the package of scrapbook embellishments, papers, and envelopes from my wishlist!

whiteway on Jan 21, 2009:

Just wanted to let you know that I put your package in the mail for our private swap today! I hope you like it! :)

Shayzilla on Jan 7, 2009:

Thanks for joining my Monsters Under the Bed!! swap. I hope you have lots of fun with this one.

Happy new year to you and your loved ones! -Shay-

lostdawill on Jan 5, 2009:

Hi! Your cards are on the way - I hope you like them (FAST turnaround)

bonbon on Dec 30, 2008:

Thanks for signing up for my creative yarn swap! Partners will be asigned soon.

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