Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2022 1:16 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: January 3, 2012

Country: Brazil
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About Me

I will be giving a break on participating here. Before that, I want to be sure that all my partners received a package from me, send or resend, so I´ll wait for that and then I´ll be absent for a while.

About rating system, I´m sorry to say that, but I don´t believe in it, as many people don´t rate when received a package and mainly, because anyone uses it in a different way. So it´s not fair enough to be reliable.


Some of my packages got lost during the mail service strike so, if you are my partner and didn´t receive a package from me, please PM me and I´ll resend it as soon as possible.

Please, give me the benefit of doubt before rating me, if you didn´t receive anything from me, PM me before rating.

International swaps take much more time to arrive( usually between 2 to 6 weeks), sometimes gets stuck in the costums, sometimes it gets lost.

International swaps demands more patience than others.

I really do my best making a parcel. I always check my partner´s profile and try to send something that matches.

I believe this is supposed to be fun!

I began to take pictures of every swap I´ve sent and I´ll be posting them on my flicker, so it´s avaiable for everyone to check.

If you are my partner and didn´t receive my swap for you, please send me a message, I´ll be glad to resend it. Be aware that I don´t flake.


I´m Glaucia, 42 y.o, brazilian, living in Piracicaba,SP. I live with my 15 y.o daughter, 2 dogs and a rooster. I love animals, nature, books, fall,dragonflies, hummingbirds, colors ( I don't like gray), to create with paper, fabric and/or threads. I love to meet people all around the world and the richness of the diversity. I used to work with environmental education and now I´m working with design and handcrafts.

Favorite Crafts

Almost everything made with fabric or paper interests me. I love to embroidering, crazy quilt, patchwork, drawing, cloth dolls, different techniques in paper and visual journals. I like Joel Dewberry, Amy Buttler, Amy Shimler, Kaffe Fasset and others fabric designers work. I´m not a pastel girl, nor black and white or dark combinations. I like greens, oranges, aqua blue, lilac, purple, dark brown, pinks and red, and nice combinations among them.

Favorite Books

I love to read. From Tolkien to Saramago, Italo Calvino, Rushdie, Mahfuz, Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Fernando Pessoa and many others, including the great brazilian and portuguese language authors, of course.

Likes and Deslikes


handmade things

dragonflies , hummingbirds and birds in general



outdoor living



pistache green, aqua blue pink, orange, mokka brown, lilac, purple and red

oriental color combinations ( specially indian, thai, and colorful fabrics)



eco-friendly things





greys and dull colors

dark combinations/gothic things

black & white combinations ( but I love BW photos)

too much yellow things


cartoonish things

Favorite Television

I like to watch Men in Trees, Dr Who, Torchwood, Two and a Half Men and Friends. I love some cartoons from Discovery kids as Charlie & Lola and Jakers, and Madeleine too ( yes, I know, I´m a bit old for that.. but that´s me!)

Favorite Music

world, classic, brazilian, some rock too. Like Loreena McKennit. Jethro Tull, Beatles, Mozart, Talking Heads, Cesaria Evora, Milton Nascimento,Lenny Kravitz, The Corrs,Carlos Santana, Almir Sater, Buena Vista Social Club, Madredeus, among others...

Favorite Movies

Le Fabuleux Destin D´Amélie Poulain

Monsoon Wedding,

How to Make an American Quilt,

Lady Hawk,

Mary Poppins,

Alice in the Wonderland,


The Story of The Wepping Camel,

The Mummy,

Johnny English,

The Pink Panther,

Pirates of the Caribbean,

Ice Age,

Almodóvar movies like Volver,


Roberto Benigni movies

and the brazilians O Jardineiro Fiel,

O Ano em que Meus Pais Sairam de Férias,

Lisbela e o Prisioneiro,

O Auto da Compadecida,

european, asian and iranian movies.

Things I´d like to receive

I love fabrics, specially quilt cottons, lines, japanese and silks. I´m collecting charms for a charm quilt.

Buttons, ribbons ( specially silk ribbons, because we can´t find them here and I love ribbon embroidery)

Thimbles and different pins (I collect both)

Threads and wool yarns.

Wool felt ( we don´t have it here too)

quilting notions, templates, patterns ( crochet, patch, knit socks, bags...)



paper craft stuff

handmade things (love them)

craft books and mags ( new or used)

I would really love pigma pens, they are wonderful for making cloth doll faces(red, green, blue, black, brown)

To my partners

Please, give me the benefit of doubt before rating me, if you didn´t receive anything from me, PM me before rating.

International swaps take much more time to arrive, sometimes, get stuck in the costums, sometimes it gets lost.

International swaps demands more patience than others.

If my parcel to you got lost, I´ll resend it. Be aware that I don´t flake.

I really do my best making a parcel. I always check my partner´s profile and try to send something that matches.

I believe this is supposed to be fun!

International swaps

Parcels from here to USA usually takes 15-20 days to arrive. That is what they say, but it can vary a lot.

From here to Europe, it may take more, around a month.

For other places I have no ideia. I received from Japan in 15 days, from Thailand in a month, so that varies a lot.

I received parcels from USA that took 15 days to arrive, others that took more than a month, and some of than got lost. Please, be aware that this is a possibility when joining an international swap.

So, PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE ! ( as said in "The Return of the Mummy" movie :)


Comment: Edited: This was a pricey swap, the send by date was may 28th,2008, received April 28, 2009. Thank You for sending, even if a year late. Lovely Items, Glad you are trying to reestablish yourself. Take care
Comment: I new you had some explanation for your "desapearence". I'm glad your mum is fine now! thank you so much for your package, it come late but I can see you picked things with my profile in mind! thank you so much for your genorousity. thanks.
justingrid rated for Quilt Block with a Twist #8 on Jul 28, 2008
Comment: Will be happy to change if something shows up.
Comment: This was suppose to be sent 5/30. SO far I ahve not received anything. I am disappointed. I will change rating if anything arrives.
bcdebinbc rated for Just a simple postcard swap #2 on Jul 2, 2008
Comment: Will rerate if ever anything arrives here.
quiltluver rated for Anything Goes Quilt Square Swap on Jun 25, 2008
Comment: I have not received the original swap (march 25) or a resend... I will happily change this rating when received.
sultrypeacock rated for an int'l 9 patch quilt #3 on Jun 11, 2008
Comment: I never have received from you. You said that some of your packages got lost because of postal trouble, and that you would resend. I still haven't received, and you haven't responded to my most recent PM on June 5th. I will update this rating when your swap arrives.
Response: I´m sorry, I thought I answered your message. But my resend for you is in the mail, ok?
InEdensBliss rated for Just a simple postcard swap #2 on Jun 8, 2008
Comment: Loved!! Thank you!!!
Alphenquilts rated for Dotee Doll Kit Swap on Jun 3, 2008
Comment: You said you have difficulties with your mail and you would re-send on May 3rd. You also said you would post a pic of the goodies on your Flickr so I could see what you had send. Nothing there....Untill this day I haven't received anything. I will change this rating when I receive the package.
Response: I´m sorry, you're right. I´m still in debt with you, but my resend is already in the mail now.
soutxcc rated for Just a simple postcard swap #2 on May 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you
Chanel rated for Winter dotee doll swap! on May 1, 2008
Comment: The dotee arrived today. She is lovely. Thank you.
Response: Glad she arrived, but I don´t understand why 3, if I resend it for you, and I made her as asked on the swap
lmtg1159 rated for 5-inch Fabric Charm Square Swap on Apr 29, 2008
Comment: This was awesome! Worth waiting for :) Thank you so much!
Response: I´m glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart and for your patience!
Comment: Glaucia, your parcel with all its wonderful contents arrived safely today. Thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics and other pink bits and pieces - my lucky origami creature will live in my sewing room!
Response: It´s great that it arrived safe this time, and that you liked what I´ve sent. It´s a relief, really! May this tsuru brings lots of lucky to you. And thanks for the heart :)
toscania rated for Winter dotee doll swap! on Apr 24, 2008
Comment: Your beautiful doll arrives yesterday. She is so lovely. Thanks a lot for this gift and the beautiful goodies.
Response: I´m so glad that you liked her and she´s finally safe with you! I had such a great time making her :) Thanks for the heart!
Mixer rated for A World of Embroidered Ribbon- Edited on Apr 18, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much. You are awesome. Everything is so beautiful. It really made my day, that you went out of your way like that. Have a great day always. you deserve many many hearts for what you did. Everything was so beautiful and thoughtful.
Response: I´m glad you received and like it :)
NymphetMaggot rated for "I love penpals "swap on Apr 17, 2008
Comment: Sorry I forgot to rate you for this. I could have sworn I did. Anyway, thanks for sending.
WendyB rated for SWAP Quilt #4 - Hearts on Apr 17, 2008
junemoon rated for FQ Love - Spring Fat Quarter Swap on Apr 17, 2008
Comment: Thank you very much for going to the trouble of resending. I know it's a pain because I've had to resend to Europe a couple of times. The fabric is delightful an the ribbons are also. Hearts to you!
Response: I´m so glad you´ve finally received it! Hope you have great time using the fabric and the ribbons too :) Thank you for the heart!
orcasong rated for ***Stamped Images*** International on Apr 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful images! Thanks so much for resending when the first set didn't make it here.
Response: Each package that I know it´s arrived is a relief, really! I´m glad you liked the images, I hope they´ll be useful for you. Thanks for your patience, and for the heart! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!

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paulavelosa on Mar 18, 2009:

hello, one year late but I got your package, very nice from you keeping your word! I allways say that if you are honest, sooner or late you do the right thing! it was what you did, you could choose the easy way and nerver say a word again but no, you keep it and send me a very thoutfull package and full with lovely things! thank you so much for being a honest person!

paulavelosa on Jul 2, 2008:

olá, não respondes aos meus mails... não sei se os recebeste. diz-me só se recebeste o meu pacote pela nossa troca, e se conseguiste enviar o meu, ainda não chegou nada... ficava tão triste se a troca não acontecesse, foste sempre tão simpática... diz qualquer coisa.

ciaobella on May 23, 2008:

Hi, Its me from USA .... Let's just close this swap. I still have not received the third package. I don't want you to have to resend. So thanks anyway and hope we meet again. Diane

biasbabe on May 2, 2008:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

justingrid on Apr 17, 2008:

Hiya Glaucia Looking forward to receiving my quilt block. You have been very accommodating about sending again. Will let you know as soon as it arrives. I am sure postage is adding up for you, I always wonder who ends up with all the lost mail. Thanks Ingrid

Gyelle on Apr 9, 2008:

I apparently missed the message when you posted that you received your package. I'm glad it finally arrived and appreciate your patience. Maybe some of yours will find their way to their partners too.

Gyelle on Apr 9, 2008:

Glaucia, it sounds like my package probably got lost in the strike. I will redo it and send it this weekend. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I lost 2 cats this last year and know what a hole our pets leave in our lives when they die. Brightest blessings.

rubberstampcollector on Apr 8, 2008:

Hi I will rate you again after I receive my resend package. Thanks : )

Gyelle on Mar 24, 2008:

I just saw your comment from the 17th. Don't you bet the customs guys are scratching their heads wondering what the dotees are all about?

Gyelle on Mar 13, 2008:

Glaucia, I'm getting worried. Should I resend the Dotee kit?

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