Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 10:50 pm


Date Joined: October 8, 2010
Last Online: June 2, 2018
Birthday: May 6, 1941
Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired 71 year old (yikes how did I get that old so fast?). I am married, nearly 50 years and we have 2 sons - no grandchildren, darn it. I have many activities I enjoy - sewing, quilting, exercise, volunteering at a historical site helping to sew period costumes, play Mah Jongg with friends, reading and I bowl on a women's league.

I have been quilting for about 3 years and love it. I have been sewing since I was 12 years old, so the sewing part of quilting was not new to me. I love the swaps, although I haven't entered too many yet. I have to reign myself in because I want to do everything and then realize I only have time for so many activities.

I belong to a local quilting guild. The women in the guild are very helpful and I have learned so much about quilting from them. I have attended their annual quilt retreat for the past two years at the beach. I am looking forward to the up coming one in February.

Favorite Music

Easy Listening, Light Classical and some Country as long as it isn't too twangy.

Favorite Books

I love many types of books - not so much Science Fiction or sappy love stories. A few favorite authors are James Patterson, Ken Follett, Sara Paretsky, Pat Conroy and sometimes Janet Evonovich for fun. A few books I have enjoyed are Water for Elephants, South of Broad, The Help, Kitchen House, Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and The Fall of Giants. Recent books I have enjoyed are The Secret Keeper and am almost finished with The Shoemaker's Wife. I always have a audible book I am listening to. Mysteries are my favorites.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a whole lot of TV, but I like The Mentalist, Revenge and Dancing With the Stars (I know - a bit lame). I love the Masterpiece Series on PBS (how could they kill off Matthew on Downton Abby?) and some of the shows on Discovery Channel and History Channel. There are lots of things to watch on Netflix.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing and hand and machine piecing. I love piecing - just like puzzles. i do a little knitting, but am not very good at it.

Things I Like

Cotton fabric. I cannot pass up an opportunity to visit quilt shops and looking and feeling the fabrics. It is a double treat when I go to other cities as our fabric stores are scarce in Eastern NC. I like all colors, but expecially blues, golds, pinks and greens. I am a gadget person. I am always on the lookout for the perfect quilting tool or the perfect thimble. My collection of thimbles is growing as I haven't found just the right one so I will use the little pink plastic one until I find that perfect thimble. There are too many things I like to list and some of them are not material - like smiles and people and knowing their story. I love the companionship of my husband, keeping in touch with family and friends. I love the ocean and the beach. I love the new friendships I have made on Swap Bot.

I play Mah Jongg (the real Mah Jongg with tiles) with a group of ladies every week. At my age I need to keep the old brain working.


susano rated for 5 Inch Fabric Charms #1 on Jun 2, 2013
Comment: Thank You! I look forward to including the fabric in a project. Happy sewing!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the ration.
perkl8r rated for MODERN Log Cabin block #4 on May 30, 2013
developpeople rated for 5 Inch Fabric Charms #1 on May 24, 2013
Comment: Lori I love the animal prints on these attic window blocks. I'm also excited to find a project for the extra fabric you sent as well. Thank you!!!!!
Response: I am glad you liked the animal prints. I wasn't real sure about using them in the attic blocks because they were so different. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks and the extras. Love the whole package!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart. I am glad you like the blocks.
Comment: I love it Lori! i am so addicted to making them cannot wait for the next one! Thanks for the batik! One day when I make a batik quilt it will be huge! LOL!
Response: I am so glad you liked the mug rug. I too like them. I have them all over the house for my husband and I. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Shevvy rated for BOM - Black and White block swap, May on May 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the block and the extra grey material! I love the Tahtonka postcard! Thank you again Shevvy x
Response: Glad you liked the swap. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Alphenquilts rated for MODERN Log Cabin block #5 on May 13, 2013
Comment: WOW gorgeous blocks Lori! Thanks for the cute selvage heart too :-)
Response: Glad it didn't take so long. Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked the blocks.
swtleaf1984 rated for May ugly FQ swap on May 9, 2013
Comment: thanks for the extras, it was very thoughtful of you.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. The 2 1/2 squares should arrive soon..
Josiessecret rated for Bold Colored Quilt Block on May 7, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the lovely block and the nice card! The coaster is a welcome gift too.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Beautifully made with my favourite colours and thanks for the extra material
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I really liked the fabrics.
LittleRed rated for FF: International: Simple Wallet on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: What a fabulous job you've done! Thanks so much for the thoughtful stamps, and the lace ribbon too! What a lovely swap to open.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I am glad you liked the wallet.
Comment: Thankyou for a lovely swap. The lace is exquisite, I love it :)
Response: I am glad you liked the lace - and thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the well made square! Nice fabric choices. Love the extra. Thanks for sharing.
Response: You are very welcome and thanks for the heart and rating.
Comment: WOW!!! I'm in love with these unique blocks, how did you know I still hang my linens on the clothesline?! Now that spring has sprung, I'm seeing my country neighbors out in their yards also, you did good, real good, giving you double hearts!
Response: Thanks for the nice rating and heart. I am glad you liked the blocks. I figured you might see some of those things if you lived in the country.
Comment: tooooooooo cute...I love the one with the clothes line Thank you buddie!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. The blocks were fun to make.
DonnaLeeDesigns rated for Mug Rug Swap on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mug rug - just right for on my PC desk. Extra special thanks for the butterfly fabric and the lovely hand made card and note. Our local Relay For Life is on May 10th. I am making key rings with Cancer fabrics as my teams fundraiser
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart and am so glad you like the mug rug. They are fun, aren't they?
QuiltedMagnolia rated for SGS - Pincushion Swap on Apr 2, 2013
Comment: The elephants were so cute and I love the spool block you used too! You are very thoughtful. Thanks so much for the extra fabric! Perfect little pincushion.
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating. I was hoping it wasn't too funky looking for a pincushion. I sort of stressed over it when it didn't turn out like I had thought it should. Will see you again on another swap. Lori
swtleaf1984 rated for SGS - Pincushion Swap on Apr 2, 2013
Comment: you did a great job on the pincushion and the fq was beautiful! I need to know what maker and line it's from.Also the handmade card was a nice touch. Matched perfect.Was having a bad day when opened so it made it extra special.
Response: I am glad you liked it. I am afraid I do not know the line. I have lots in my stash and don't always keep track. Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 95 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
78 104 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 9 67 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


jamleft on Apr 8, 2013:

Thank you for the pink fabric you sent for the BOM group's WTA. I really like the fabric print.

swtleaf1984 on Apr 3, 2013:

Thanks for the pretty flower wta in bom thang group forum. arrived quickly! I had tons of fun.

QuilterinMotion on Mar 23, 2013:

Hi, just reading your profile in preparation for our SGS Pincushion Swap. I HAD to comment. I am in full agreement with your disbelief over killing off Matthew!! (Downton Abbey for those reading) I wish those seasons were longer-hate waiting!!!

Josiessecret on Mar 18, 2013:

Hi Lori,

Your very welcome and congrats again on the WTA. Josie is my daughters name and it is her secret where she gets all those lovely t-shirts, blankets, etc I sew for her from ;)

ozduchess on Mar 6, 2013:

Hi Lori, thank you for your kind words included with my swap block. Please don't stress about not using purple. It is senders choice re colours. I've made block#2 w/sparkly pink and my partner seems to intensely dislike pink. Do I send or not? Hmm........

ladydy5 on Feb 25, 2013:

Lori: I received the WTa for QA's today. Thank you. The next one is up with a winner also.

earthnk on Feb 7, 2013:

Hi Lori,
February mugrug package is on it's way to you. Please let me know when you get it.

snpyrunner on Feb 4, 2013:

Thank you for the Fabric Fanatics fabric postcard! I love the color of the green... and of course that it has cats :). It's propped up on my bookshelf next to my cat tea pot set. Love it!

anrtist on Jan 27, 2013:

A special thank you & some extra hearts (<3,<3,<3) for an extra special swap & note! I luv the mug rug and happies! U are so Talented! ;-) It's almost too pretty to use! ;-) Thanx again! Blessings, cc

TC on Dec 15, 2012:

Merry Christmas!

Login to leave a comment now!