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fifiquilter

fifiquilter
Date Joined: August 9, 2007
Last Online: November 30, 2008
Birthday: February 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm a translator & textile artist living in north-east Scotland My favourites are pretty variedfrom Jim Reeves through Mozart to Radiohead - see what I mean? If I had to choose just one it would to be Fleetwood Mac's 70s album 'Rumours'

My favourite books are all vintage detective fiction: Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham. What do you know, they're all women!!! Purely co-incidental, honestly.

It's a Wonderful Life; Holiday Inn; Groundhog Day; Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune

Anything with a detective in it!

Patchwork and quilting; knitting; embroidery; ATCs. I've been knitting since I was 7 and tend to knit with my right needle tucked under my arm - just like Grandma did. I love to knit lots of cable and traditional designs, but I also like to knit to felt, especially bags - I'm also about to try some felted socks in lovely Noro wools.
My quilting likes are varied- I love traditional designs, especially American block designs, but I also get a kick out of quirky contemporary models too. For me it's the colours - I love reds and deep pinks, combinations of purples, greens and yellows or oranges and reds/yellows. As you might have guessed, I'm not a great pastel girl! Oh, and Idon't like blue - I have a lot of blue in my stash, but that's mostly for making things for friends, who all seem to love blue!

I also love to read and look at my garden (not at the same time!) I stitch to the sound of talking books (more Agatha Christie or Donna Leon for preference), I knit whilst watching tv and I love to bake for friends. I am a confirmed Tea Jenny, I am not considered compos mentis before my second cup of the day. And I am very fussy about my tea- tea first, milk second; black tea should be strong (that teaspoon should be able to stand up in it); perfumed teas & smoked should have no milk, that said, I don't actually like smoked teas; all fruit teas except grapefruit. We're so lucky here, with great specialist tea shops and I had a fantastic summer trip to Paris where I went to the temple of tea, Marriage Freres, and had the most wonderful fruit tea (some of which I'd love to share).

Dislikes: scented candles; anything 'cute'; animal prints or pictures; blue; candies; no jewellery - brings me out in a rash!

Ratings

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Comment: Holy cow!!! That was a lot of goodies!! THANK YOU!! I wish I could give you more than one heart!!
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Comment: Fantastic package you went above and beyond, and I love the hook...thank you sooo much!!!!
Sanji rated for "LET'S MAKE SOME MORE BOOK MARKERS!!" on Mar 12, 2008
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Comment: Thanks! The bookmark is very nice, I love it! I also love the extras that you sent. Thanks so much!
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Comment: THANK YOU so much! How did you know I've been in the market for a new sketchbook... I only have 5 or so pages left in my old one! This is so perfect. I also love the extras. Keep making fabric books, they are beautiful. Especially the stitching along the edge. Love it!
kerryknits rated for St. Patrick's Day Sock Yarn Swap on Mar 4, 2008
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Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Thanks so much for such an incredible package!!! The yarns are gorgeous and the chocolate was delicious! I'm Scottish so this was an extra special package for me. :-)
WishingOnClovers rated for Textile ATC on Mar 3, 2008
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Comment: Wow!! What a great package, thank you so so much!
knitterkim rated for Chocolate bar and yarn on Feb 20, 2008
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Comment: Fiona, Thank you for the lovely package. It arrived the day before my birthday, so perfect timing!! I love the alpaca yarn! And the chocolate - there goes the diet, again! I wish I could give you 2 hearts for all the goodies! Kim
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! This was a most appreciated package. It was just the pick me up I needed after a terrible long week of being quite ill. You filled it with so many goodies and your pin is wonderful! Thanks for putting so much into it. This deserves way more than a single heart! :)
ClareyFairy rated for (UK ONLY) Whimsey jar swap on Feb 14, 2008
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Comment: WOW... Thats all I can say about this package. It was totally amazing, and so pink! You deserve a million hearts for a wonderful package. Thank you so much it really made my day
Cordelia rated for handmade gift for you on Feb 12, 2008
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Comment: WOW! You are amazing! What a fabulous package!!!! I can't thank you enough for being so thoughtful and generous! Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!
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Comment: Oh how I wish I could give you 10 hearts for such a wonderful package. It was so much more than the swap requirements. I love it all and I cannot but that beautiful magazine down, I have never seen it in New Zealand and it is just so inspirational. Big huge Hugs :-)
Response: I'm so happy you liked the parcel - I always try to find things I think that my swap partner would like. Enjoy and have a very happy birthday!
mazzam rated for Secret Knitting Pal - Europe on Dec 1, 2007
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Comment: What a fabulous parcel! I love all the yarns but I adore the silk from Teo and the brooch is great on a red cardi. Thank you so very much, I feel really spoilt. I will post pictures on the blog.
grandmaroro rated for 7 days of (Small) Surprises on Nov 16, 2007
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Comment: Fiona - The gifts are so pretty and colorful. Thank you. The extras are simply wonderful too. I already have ideas for the transportation scrap. Christmas came early. Will let you know when I open the the gifts. happy, happy, joy, joy. Fiona - such perfectly thoughtful gifts that just scream my name. You must have studied my profile. You matched me perfectly - and I LOVE it all, especially the yarn and crochet hook, and the sewing items. Awesome. I would give you seven hearts if I could - one for each gift and then a few more for the extras. I am so lucky to have had you as my partner. Thank you.
nicole20 rated for Seven + One CHALLENGE vol 2 on Nov 15, 2007
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Comment: Beautiful ATC. I love the stamps. Thanks!
Amyzgarden rated for My Heart Has Wings-ATCs - Int'l on Nov 14, 2007
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Comment: OMG!!! The ATC's you sent me are amazing! I love them. You are so talented. The extras are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing a little of yourself with me in this swap. You're awesome.
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Comment: Awesome, awesome, awesome package - I especially love the chocolate chai and the little tea "house." You put a lot of thought and effort into this and it makes me so happy!!!
VWwoman07 rated for Seven + One CHALLENGE vol 2 on Nov 7, 2007
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Comment: Love the ATC.. especially how you put your swap name on the card. Thank you for the extras too.
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Comment: Thank you so much i LOVE the atcs and all the extras you sent me and the giesha atc you made for me i love everything thanks so much!!!
Response: It was truly a pleasure. Thank you so much for your comments.
JoannaTHSAL rated for Never Without A Notebook on Nov 1, 2007
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Comment: If only I could give extra hearts! You went above and beyond, everything was perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Response: Hi Joanna, I'm so glad you liked your notebooks - it was a pleasure to choose for you. I hope we meet again in another swap. Fiona

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Comments

glaucia on Apr 8, 2008:

My resend for you was mailed today.

AngelFaeryKathleen on Feb 4, 2008:

Your birthday gift to me was wonderful and if I could work out how to leave you a bunch of flowers here as I have seen on other profils I would. I'm not Scottish even with my name, I got that from DH who is. I'm a little English and a little Irish from my families parst, now all Kiwi. Hugs and I hope we swap again but next time the other way round :-)

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