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girthta

girthta
Date Joined: August 8, 2007
Last Online: June 15, 2009
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States
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Lately in my life...

Swap-Botting since August 2007
God is good!
I still do not have a job and it doesn't look like I'll be falling in to one any time soon. The economy is so awful. I hope our new President can do something. We're OK, not great but OK. There are many others who are in terrible shape
We're moving. If we can pull it off and manage to sell the old house it will relieve huge amounts of pressure.

I reuse packaging.
If you are stressing about getting my swap to me on time, please don't. Shoot me a PM and let me know... I will completely understand and won't hold it against you!

That doesn't mean it's OK to flake, just that I'm understanding. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RATE YOUR SWAPPER!!!!

Also, please note that I generally do not mark the outside of my package with what's inside (though there are sometimes clues) to prevent theft. You will have some sort of communication of what swap and who I am, though.

Favorite Music

I mostly like mellow "coffee house" type music. John Mayer, Ben Taylor, Barenaked Ladies, stuff like that. Sting is my absolute favorite musician. I pretty much just put the satellite to Coffee House or the Grateful Dead Channel on Sirius and stay there.
Anyway, not a big musicphile. That would be my husband.

About Me

I'm very very easy to please and I'll be thrilled with anything. I really mean that. If you are going to be late or having difficulties, please let me know and all will be well.
I'm just a normal gal with a husband, a gorgeous 8-year-old daughter, three crazy felines, a 3 lb chihuahua and 1 guinea pig. (if anyone wants a guinea pig, please let me know. I gotta get rid of them)
My favorite color is green, and I like muted, natural, warm tones.
I like Amigurumi, kawaii, Chococat and anything artsy with cats on it.
I'm a Girl Scout leader and trainer when I'm not crafting or taking care of my family. I have a 3 year old long haired chihuahua named Maggie who loves to snuggle. She's happy as long as she's in my lap.
I have 2 year old cat named Yuuki (from Myazaki's Cat Returns movie) who we also call Curious George from time to time because she's such a little rascal. She's black and white American Shorthair and very sweet. She talks a lot, too.
Angel is the oldest and also very sweet when she's not peeing on stuff. ARRRRG!!! She's Three and we'll see if she makes it to Four.
Finally there's NeeChee, the baby. We found him in the woods where he'd been left for the hawks to eat. He was skin and bones but has blossomed under our care into a gorgeous young man with a shiny coat and big bright eyes. Well, one eye- he lost an eye. He's very sweet and affectionate, loves to snuggle and purrs very very loudly.

Favorite Crafts

CROCHET!!! I live to crochet and lately I'm making a lot of amigurumi. I have made a lot of doilies and my favorite doily designer is Patricia Kristofferson. My husband thinks I'm nuts because I make doilies then give them away, but what am I supposed to do with them?
I know how to even count peyote stitch but would like to learn the other methods of beading, sadly this will cut into my crocheting time...
I've been crafting my whole life and work on things from paper crafts to beaded jewelry. I try to do recycled things or found art.
I've also started sewing because I came into a huge cache of free fabric. I'm doing totes and zipper pouches. FUN!

My Daughter Noodle

Big points to anyone sending me Pink Flamingo stuff... it's my daughter's favorite! She has also recently discovered Pocky and loves it! (since she's ALWAYS hungry please send more!!! I can't feed her fast enough!)
My daughter is 8 years old and ALL GIRL. She's incredibly sweet and kind and all around good kid. She's very honest and thoughtful.
She's just the most incredible little person I know (and I know a lot of little people). I know, I know, I'm her mother I'm supposed to gush about her, but I'm telling you that the kid is incredibly special. She's the best.
She loves bright colors, Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She takes after her mother in being a major animal lover.
Her favorite subject in school is math. She loves to read and "do art". She started at a new school this year for gifted kids and has really blossomed... but she also has to work much harder than ever.

Allergies

Walnuts, Raw tomatoes, dust, many kinds of wood (just the pollen and sawdust), I have very sensitive skin and don't wear makeup. I also have sensitive lungs and don't wear perfume much, but I do like scented candles and oils, etc.
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE the smell of cigarettes and smoke. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all things lavendar scented.

My Husband Dr. Dan

I'm married to a wonderful man who takes good care of me. He does all the cooking, but I'm the baker (and not bad, if I do say so myself). I know how to cook, but he's much better at it. His specialty is BBQ and Italian food.
I'm not much into sports, though I'm forced to watch MLB, golf and tennis b/c of my husband. (he's a Mets Fan) I have to admit that I like watching tennis.
Anyway, he's a History Professor at a top 10 rated private liberal arts college. He used to be a lawyer and hated it so he quit and went back to school for his PhD. He now has tenure whew! So we will probably not ever move.

Wish List

I would LOVE to receive a Pocky Bag.
Otherwise, I could also use
*ALTOID GUM!!! It's so hard to find!
*Pretty papers
*Sugar Skull anything (brighter the better!)
*Morsbags
*Buttons and Beads
*Glue (preferably Aileen's)
*Modge Podge
*Altered anything
*Roving
*Felt
*Sharpies
*Embroidery floss (especially black)
*Kawaii Stickers and stuff (not standard Sanrio, I can get that easily enough)
*Girl Scout/Guide anything, especially membership pins from other countries than the US (I'm collecting) and US Council "Hamburgers" for all age groups
*Clean, non-smoky yarn (cheap acrylic stuff is great, even)
*Anything handmade with care by you!

Ratings

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ILoVeCoWs rated for International Kawaii Poo Stuffie on Mar 11, 2009
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Comment: thank you love the colours very cute
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your survey, very honest and interesting!
Babji rated for {Private Swap} Babji and Girty on Jan 29, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much for the swap :D I had to laugh that your package and mine were so similar, I hope you dont mind! Your doll is wonderful and I LOVE how you did the tail!! The colors are perfect :) Thank you!! *hugs*
angelaspangela rated for Cutesy Amigurumi swap on Jan 26, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the monsters and the pancake is so.freaking.cute.
Response: Thank you! I thought you would like the pancake, based on your profile. Also I didn't want the monsters to get hungry.
Destiny rated for Monsters!...Return on Jan 23, 2009
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Comment: Cutest little things!!! I love LOVE love the baby! :) Thank you so much!
Response: It was a lot of fun working with the concept. I'm so glad you liked them. They were hard to part with!
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Comment: thank you for the adorable kitty and cupcake :) Julian is happy with his two kitty's! (i caved, I let him keep the new one!)
Response: Awww, give Julian a squish for me!
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Kimmikat rated for Winter Amigurumi on Jan 20, 2009
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Comment: Wow! She's so cute! Love her, and the yarn for her scarf is beautiful. What is it? Thanks so much. Happy New year, Susie.
Response: Thank you! I had problems figuring out what to do for you and wanted to do a cat for my fellow cat lover. So I made a purple kitty and put a scarf on her. The yarn for the scarf is just some of Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" their house ww yarn. I love working with it- it's so soft!
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Comment: Thank you, an interesting and fun read :)
Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Got this really quickly! :) Great answers!
Response: Thanks!
gurumigirl rated for 2009 AMIGURUMI CELEBRATION!! on Jan 18, 2009
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Comment: Thank you Girthta! The hedgehog is sooo cute! I love it :)
Response: I'm so glad she arrived safely. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
earthtobella rated for Kawaii Happy Poo on Jan 17, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the *two* cute poos, haha. They're great. :)
Response: One just looked so small and they often get lonely while traveling so I thought I'd send a pair!
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful package! It's all great!
Response: Thank you for being so patient!

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Comments

cobaltgypsy on Jan 18, 2010:

I'm back!! I miss you! I hope that all is going well, and here's to a wonderful 2010! {{hugs}} blessings, Gypsy

Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

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cobaltgypsy on Jun 7, 2009:

where are you?

Jun 7 Unread did you leave and girthta

May 26 Unread Ice Cream amigurumi swap girthta

redwing480 on Apr 12, 2009:

Mojo on Apr 11, 2009:

Hi, I thought you might like to join my string doll swap here
Thanks!

weeatcrayons on Mar 30, 2009:

We have some more new swaps up at Rainbows & Rainclouds. You should come check out what we have up here! Come check out the forums and make your own suggestions for swaps, we have a contest going on!

weeatcrayons on Mar 17, 2009:

Come see all the new swaps we have up at Rainbows & Rainclouds!! There's some edible yummies, beads, paper scraps and stationery swaps going on!! Come join us in the fun!!

Dummanios on Mar 1, 2009:

Come join my OMG! It's an 80s Friendship Swap at http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/31966 It will be lots of fun!

Rose827 on Feb 4, 2009:

Thanks for joining my swap!!

Rose827 on Feb 3, 2009:

You're invited!

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