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ctyankee

ctyankee
Date Joined: June 5, 2010
Last Online: February 28, 2011
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States

About Me

10/13/10 Just found out I need knee surgery. I'm all caught up with my swaps & I'm mailing out my last two tags tomorrow. It will be very hard for me not to sign up for a new swap, but obviously I won't be able to get to the post office to mail anything for a little while. But I'll be back!

I'm a quilter who also knits. I love all fabrics, but lately have been getting into 1930's fabrics. My favorite color is green, but I love all colors. For the past few years I've been knitting socks, mittens & hats because they're portable, unlike my sewing! I love chocolate, never chew gum, & my favorite foods are cheeseburgers & pizza. I love the rain. And snow. My favorite season is autumn. I love to camp & hike. I enjoy gardening & tend to plant flowers that the birds & butterflies like. My favorites are sunflowers & daisies. I've done most crafts over the years, & I would like to teach myself how to make bracelets & pierced earrings. I love to read, mostly nonfiction, particularly history books, biographies, but even historical novels. I have 2 dogs & 2 cats. I collect cows (in various materials & on various items), Santas & collectible spoons. I've recently gotten back into photography. I love to bake; cooking, not so much. But I'm married to a great guy who loves to cook, so that works out! We have two daughters ... the youngest just graduated from college. We lived in Ireland for 5 years while the children were growing up. I recycle & compost. My husband & I have "adopted" a platoon of paratroopers stationed in Afghanistan; we send packages when we can, & the guys really appreciate it. I belong to a quilt guild that does a lot of sewing &quilting for various charities. My personal pet project is the local Susan B. Anthony Project, making pillowcases for the families that pass through. Oh, & I work full-time.

Favorite Movies

Mama Mia; The Holiday; My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Gone With the Wind, Under the Tuscan Sun. Also, Finding Nemo.

Favorite Books:
Too many to mention. Will read anything historical, anything concerning King Arthur, anything Celtic (Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, etc.). Love Shakespeare & Winnie the Pooh. Also poetry. (Majored in English. Two degrees -- one in journalism, the other in Communication/English.)

Needlework & Crafts

I've been quilting since before there were rotary cutters. I love traditional quilt patterns, but will work on anything that appeals to me at the moment. I love bright colors, especially lime green, which really makes me happy. I love batiks, Oriental fabrics (outlined in gold), fabrics in deep, deep colors. I don't care for pastels, but I will admit that I've developed a recent passion for 1930's fabrics ... I plan to keep the quilt I make from those 1930's fabrics ... for a change .I tend to give away most of what I make. I also knit. I gave up making Aran sweaters, so now I concentrate on take-along projects, like socks, mittens & hats. I couldn't live without my sewing machine. I enjoy making things, especially gifts for others, like tote bags, pincushions, lots of little things. I'm always on the lookout for patterns & ideas! As for crafts, I've tried most of those, too. I love scrapbooking, but my time is limited, so I try to make small things, like small albums & cards. I have a weakness for that scrapbooking aisle in the craft stores! My oldest daughter loves to scrapbook, so she has dibs on my supplies. I would like to learn how to make pierced earrings & bracelets. I'm game for learning a new craft!

Things I Love

Sunflowers, chocolate, green tea (but please do NOT send any tea), hot chocolate, lime green anything,100% cotton fabric (especially stripes, polka dots, paisleys, plaids), yarn, books, bookmarks, Star Trek, cows, sheep, chickens, collector spoons, Santas, paper, country music, Celtic music, musicals, fudge, pizza, cheesburgers, buttons, embellishments for quilts or scrapbooking, thread, chapsticks, cashews, unicorns, logic puzzles, gel pens, purple ink pens, very fine-line Sharpies (pens, rather than markers), fancy pencils (I take them to work in the hope that no one will "confiscate" them), my dogs Rory & Jack, my cats Arthur & Merlin, cancelled postage stamps, elastic bead bracelets, tote bags of all sorts,100% cotton fabric charms (5" squares), handmade Christmas ornaments, handmade bookmarks, handmade anthing, scrapbooking supplies (like patterned papers, vellum, quotes, stickers but not those tiny reward ones or stars, glue dots, etc.), sewing-related items, flip-flops, maps, quotations, pins that look like quilt blocks or cows or cats or something fun, Celtic crosses, anything with words on it (fabric, paper, etc), rubber stamps & clear acrylic stamps. I am very word-oriented.

PLEASE, when you mail something to me, could you please use postage stamps rather than that postage meter strip? If you have to go to the post office anyway (like I always do), could you please use real stamps? I just love postage stamps!

Things I Don't Like

Chewing gum, coffee, licorice, taffy, anything that smells of cigarette smoke. (I'm sure there's more; will add as things occur to me.)

Favorite Television

  • Grey's Anatomy
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Law & Order
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI New York
  • Without A Trace
  • Army Wives
  • The Closer

    I really don't watch a lot of television, since most of it is re-runs anyway. But when I do "watch," I'm also either knitting or reading!

I'm Still Waiting For:

I saw this on other Profiles & thought this was a good way to keep track of swaps/tags. Some are coming from a long distance:

TAGS:

@Roseanna -- Themed Random Envie (unicorn) -- 8/24/10;

@jannieb -- 5-4-3-2-1 Tag -- 9/5/10

@mware -- I Feel Like Writing About Tag -- 9/21/10

Postcards

When you write on the back of a postcard that you're sending to me, please tell me something about where you live, or maybe something about yourself. My favorite types of (naked) postcards are:

  • mapcards
  • scenic, touristy
  • waterfalls
  • coastlines
  • animals
  • birds

If you'd like to do a private swap, please pm me.

Important

Whatever you choose to send me, please keep it clean, like in not x-rated, okay? Thank you.

I love ONE-ON-ONE SWAPS, so if you see something you think I can send you, please do not hesitate to ask!

By The Way

Please be aware that I spend a lot of time pouring over profiles, so I can find something I can send that my swap partner will love. It's wonderful when people provide information on their profiles; not so wonderful when their profiles don't reflect anything relevant to the swap. (That's when the hair-pulling begins!) I want you to know that I spend time & thought putting my swap together, even if it's just matching the right postcard to the individual. And I really appreciate it when someone else does the same -- I can always tell when someone reads my profile because it shows in what I receive. I really do want to make people happy, & nothing pleases me more than when I accomplish just that ... even if it's "only" a postcard!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the Toulouse-Lautrec Le Jockey postcard. Happy Halloween!
candyn rated for TOTM Handmade Bookmarks - October on Oct 25, 2010
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Comment: I was reviewing my swaps and realized I hadn't rated you yet for this swap. I'm so sorry! I loved the bookmark you sent. It is so adorable! The owl is awesome and I love the colors. :0) And you sent it out so quickly! Thank you!
Response: So glad you like it; it was a fun swap. Thanks for the rating & the heart! :)
analog rated for Serious pc swappers! USA and Canada on Oct 21, 2010
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Comment: love the card!
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Comment: I can not imagine this many books in one place! How amazing it must be to see. Thank you so very much for this postcard.
Response: I picked it especially for you, so I'm glad you like it! It really is an amazing place! :)
MommyMae rated for Serious pc swappers! USA and Canada on Oct 13, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love the postcard! : )
Response: So glad you like the pc! And thanks for the rating & the heart! )
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Comment: Cute card! And yeah, I am in trouble too. I guess that makes me fast food, Dr. Pepper and sushi......
Response: hehe! Glad you like the card! And thanks for the rating & the heart! :)
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Comment: Lovely card!
Response: Thanks for rating! :)
ICNTECHNICOLOR rated for Halloween Owl ATC Swap on Oct 11, 2010
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Comment: Too cute!!! Thank you so much! It's great!
Response: So glad you like it! And thanks for the rating & heart! :)
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Comment: I like this postcard a lot! It seems like a town that has some very interesting facts! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like the pc of my adopted hometown! Thanks for the rating & the heart! :)
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Comment: thanks for a sturdy bookmark! great colors and the owls are great too!
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Comment: Nice card and note. It is beautiful at this time of the year. Thanks.
Response: Thank you for the rating & the heart. :)
ghostlysun rated for Autumn Handmade Bookmark Swap on Oct 7, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the cute bookmark! I especially loved the owl on it.
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Comment: Great ATC - I love the proverb too!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much! :)
Jenna83 rated for I would join this swap if... on Oct 5, 2010
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Comment: What a ridiculously fun swap! :) Have a great day!
Response: Yes, this swap was really great! Thanks for the rating!
pinkbuttons rated for I would join this swap if... on Oct 5, 2010
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Comment: A+ Howdy partner!! Hope to swap with you again soon!! :))
Response: It was such a fun swap! Thanks for the rating & the heart!
ladywolfsong rated for I would join this swap if... on Oct 5, 2010
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Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart. It was a fun swap!
aladyde rated for WPC29 - Farm Animals on Oct 4, 2010
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Comment: I like your "cow" PC very much. Thanks for the story behing your collecting. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart! :)
Vickyen rated for Button ATC Swap on Sep 30, 2010
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Comment: Wow, your ATC is awesome and you are on your game with getting your swap completed so quickly! I love your ATC - great job! ;)
Response: So glad you liked it! It's fun making ATC's!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 94 2 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
55 130 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 43 9 0
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Comments

Barbi on Sep 15, 2011:

You haven't logged into swap-bot since February and it's now September, so you are being removed from our group. You are welcome to re-join if you decide to come back and start swapping again. Hope things are going ok. ~Barbi @ Swappin'InTheUSA

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2010:

CLICK HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from The 'Crafting Queens' group~

zurdoswifey on Oct 20, 2010:

The tags were mailed out that Friday...They were sent in a handmade envie that was rather large...I will mail you another package and drop it off tonight... I will PM you the DC number after I print the label and drop it off

thehappyhoneybee on Oct 9, 2010:

As a fellow postcard lover, I thought I'd invite you to check out * Postcard Confessions: animal familiar ...hope you'll join if you can!

LizCupcake on Oct 5, 2010:

I'm so glad you liked it :)

irishfaerie9 on Oct 4, 2010:

glad you like them!! i sent out your envie of stickers today! :)

angkb on Oct 1, 2010:

I'm so glad you liked the earrings :) Enjoy!

HollyHox on Sep 30, 2010:

You are very, very welcome hun. I really enjoyed putting it all together for you and when I saw you liked cows I almost squeeled, knowing I had just the thing! hehe =D

OverMoon on Sep 30, 2010:

Thank you so much for the different papers from the 'I got what you want' tag :) They will be great use for my matchbox making.

jannieb on Sep 29, 2010:

Swap Tag USA - LOVE the Orca whale notecards! Thank u so much!!

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