Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2018 4:57 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2017
Birthday: November 21, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

Well it's now summer and I'm just returning to swaps. I will be back in July after doing a few simole swaps to raise my numbers.

For all of my quilting, tea chums, and scrapbooking friends I have a busy first quarter of 2017, so I'll jump back in for swaps in April after I do a few mini swaps to get my ratings up. I swap for fun and it's just that. Unfortunately a few 3's have lowered my rating, so I need to fix that. It's worth it just to connect with you all. If you're up for a personal swap just email me, and I would love to.

For all of my Write Now Swap buddies, I miss you guys already! My book anthology lis in print on Amazon, so be sure to stop by and grab a copy. Check out my story in the anthology on pae 72, Living and Loving After Tragedy. I really believe my support in The Write Now, is the reason that I'm a published author. Just PM your information and I will send you the link.

Can you believe we are already a quarter of the way through 2016? Well we are. A little life update, my oldest son is now 9 years old. Hard to believe how fast they grown. I am sneaking in crafting as I can with busy work schedule and building my consulting business. My husband's artwork is just amazing, so we're working on a website to show his prophetic paintings. I'm on Periscope and enjoying growing my periscope family. Follow my twitter handle #developpeople to catch me on Periscope.

Wow, 2015 was an eventful year full of lots of travel. I am not in very many swaps because of that, but will look forward to new swaps n 2016, once my travel schedule slows down in January.12/22/15,

I HAD THE FLU for 2 WEEKS, sorry if I was late on your swap. Kelly 4/20/15

I'm a newbie quilter, just four years into the craft. I was introduced to quilting by my great-grandmother, who passed away in 2011 at 99 years old. As a little girl, I sat at her feet as she hand-quilted and tied her quilt off with little pieces of red yarn. My job was to hand her the yarn.

I am married to my best-friend and 48 year old mom of two active boys, ages 9 and 6 and a full-time professional woman.

My husband is an artist and great supporter of my career and dreams.

My boys are soccer players this year, which makes me a soccer mom. Lots of practices and Saturdays on the field.

Favorite Music

Gospel, Jazz, Classical, Contemporary gospel

Favorite Books

Jennifer Chivarenni - Elm Creek Quilters Series, Marie Bostwick - A single Thread, A Thread of Truth, the invention of wings, sue monk Kidd , The Bluest Eyes - Tony Morrison, Temple of My Familiar - Alice Walker, The Holy Bible - Amplified Version, Present over Perfect by Shauna Neiquist, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner, God's Trademarks - George Otis, The Help, Redemption Song, Hunger Games Trilogy and the list goes on.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Scrapbooking - Paper and Digital, Cross-stitch, Embroidery, Redwork embroidery, Feltwork, Wool Crazy Quilting ( just starting), Hexagons, crochet

My collections, favorites, and

I collect teacups, teapots, and any fabrics with teacups, teapots, coffee items on it.
I also love cupcake themes, and items. This is a new collection, and slowly growing. Cupcake tea lights, aprons, dishtowels, and bookmarkers. I also love handmade baskets and all sorts of bags and containers.

In my quilt fabrics, I collect colors for boy quilts, with two boys at home. As a preschool teacher of 30 years, my collection of Children's storybook are vast. So I'm collecting children's artist quilt fabrics too...Eric Carle., Brown Bear Brown Bear, Dr. Suess fabric.. and anything else I can find. I found goodnight moon fabric this year at the Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show,cant wait to use it!

Not interested in novelty prints with -animals, dogs, cats, skulls, Halloween, Santa This year, collecting lots of reds, neutrals, linen, and taupe.

Teas and coffee

Here are a few of my favorite teas: Green teas, jasmine, mint, mango Ceylon, fruit teas of any sort, earl grey.
Harney & sons, Teavana, are my favorite places to buy teas. Rishi Tea is my new favorite, love the tumeric ginger tea, it's just amazing.

I was in Chicago, and fell in love with Argo teas. If you're near one, my favorite is the loose tea, chai teas, especially hazelnut chai or coconut green teas. Some popcorn from Garrett's would nice too.

Coffee : whole bean , flavored, and dark roast like Sumatra, French roast, and blue mountain. K-cups with dark roast coffee or green tea.

The writer within me

I love to write.... Postcards, poems, blogs, and journaling. I buy books about writing to support my writing. This is actually possible now that the boys are getting older. What I lack is discipline and consistency, so I'll be joining swaps to help me hone in on my craft as a writer. My goal is to write my story, children's books, curriculum and manuals for parents. I am now a Published Author!!! Checkout my book on my website. See above for website link. Keep the writing tools coming...

Other things I like

We now have Trader Joes in Oklahoma!!! But I still love anything from Trader Joes, especially the trail mix mini packets. Just one or two will be fine.

Project Life products and Ali Edwards products too. I do the One Little Word each year, this year's word for 2017 is Propel. Former words were Create, Grow, Launch, and Possibilities.

Journals of all sizes and shapes Gardening items including seeds, gloves, trinkets, stickers, etc. Gel pens, sharpies of all colors and sizes.


Comment: Thank you for the cute little octopus, and sea shell block, and for jumping ahead and including a "school" block.
Comment: Thank you Kelly for 2 redwork squares instead of one....love them both!
Comment: Thank you for the really nice Holiday mug rug.
Comment: Thank you so much. It's beautiful
biasbabe rated for Blank Recipe Cards Swap USA on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Enjoyed all the recipe cards. Can't wait to fill them. Thanks for swapping.
Onibah3 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the note card, washi and beautiful stickers-which I like very much!
Mugsie rated for Wonky House Block! on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you Kelly for the awesome house! I love it and love the flowers too! Thanks again! Kelly :)
JudalineZ rated for What is an inchie for? on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this swap and willing to fix the mistake. It came out great!
debhous rated for Fat Quarter February on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Cute fabric and lots of extras. Thanks so much!
Pink74 rated for Happy Little Notecards #16 on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: It was hard to figure which swap without the name just your swap name .. Enjoy the boys they grow up fast.
Zaqurus rated for Write Now, October Challenge on Feb 1, 2017
Comment: I love the word you have chosen for the year!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks! Love the samples!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi! I will definitely be putting it to good use soon. I hope you have a great new year as well! :)
Comment: love the key washi so vintage
Comment: 12/25 message from Kelly she will be late thanks Kelly. It's cute!
Comment: I received your addition to the traveling story. Noting that you are from Oklahoma, I see why you continue with the storm chasers story. Coming from the East Coast, I hope I can continue with this idea. I hope you have a prosperous New Year.
Comment: I have been traveling and just returned to find my PO box full of treasures - Thank you so much!
Gixxychic rated for QC 16 patch block - SCRAPPY - NOV on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Unfortunately Kelly does not want to make good on the swap! Best advise measure twice cut once! Although lovely blocks unusable in my quilt as they are too big and cannot just simply be cut down. Will be happy to change the rating if you complete the swap.
Response: The swaps were sent so I did make good on the swap, although they didn't measure up to the standard or guideline by the host, and so rating is appropriate.. Also note that I resent and paid additional postage for an international swap, since the mail was never delivered to the recipient, although a copy of the postage receipt was sent. Thanks for rating the swap appropriately. No worries because we'll never be in a swap together again I bid you peace.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9739 269 0 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
304 378 5 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 42 257 0
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RyeRye on Nov 21, 2016:


ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

developpeople on Jul 6, 2016:

Book Lover's Congregate Swappers Just wanted to let you all know what a great leader Mugsie is! She's one of the best swappers I know, and is so kind and sweet. Unfortunately my ratings have dropped due to 4 - 3 ratings, so I didn't meet the guidelines for the group. I won't be rejoining (If I worked hard to increase my rating I would be welcomed back but FIRST priority is always my FAMILY and that won't be changing)but wanted it on record that Mugsie is the best.

Mugsie on Dec 31, 2015:

Omi on Dec 22, 2015:

Always glad to get to swap with you! Hope the box inspires you to write lots of new stuff!

developpeople on Dec 22, 2015:

Just wanted to stop by to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my Swap-bot friends! Have an awesome year, and may your year end be filled with joy and lots of good things to enjoy.

Artistic on Dec 22, 2015:

Well, if that's the case (both pocket letters from me!) I hope I didn't repeat myself! :) And if I did, maybe that's a message too. Happy creating!

Mugsie on Apr 26, 2015:

anrtist on Apr 19, 2015:

I am sorry to see that you are late with swaps & havent been in SB since 4/14/15... I know something drastic is going on with you! I hope all is well. Please contact me when you do come back!

Omi on Apr 16, 2015:

Sent the notebook back the other day! Keep an eye out!

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