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Date Joined: June 29, 2010
Last Online: May 24, 2014
Birthday: October 9
Country: United States
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I am not currently active and don't expect to be in the foreseeable future. If you wish to contact me send an email with the word "swap-bot" in the subject line.

If any of you in my groups want to become leaders, please let me know.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May we find peace in the world and learn to love one another accepting that we agree to disagree.

The mean girls on here ruined swapping for me, and I'm not referring to my swap partners-they have been pretty great, the 3's and 1 I have on my profile were earned and are accepted with no ill feelings on my part.

The atmosphere in July 2013 when I moved and fell behind in my swapping reminds me too much of the book "Lord of the Flies". I have made a concerted effort to eliminate drama and drama queens from my daily existence.

The Alphabet of Me

The sea. The Sea. Always the sea.


(a) animals, alpaca, artists, air, amusement parks, (b) butterflies, bugs, boys, beaches, bread, bees, bed, boats, books, bicycles/bicycling, baking (c) cats, caterpillars, crochet, cotton, cake, cameras, coral, cards, church, cloth, clouds, cheese (d) dragonflys, ducks, dogs, driving, drawing (e) egg-shell artists, eating (f) fireflys, fairies, flying, faith, felting, farms, feathers, floating, fish, frames (g) galloping, God, grace, goats, gardening, (h) horses, hummingbirds, hope, hearts (i) islands, indian lore, iris, insects, intelligence (j) jelly beans, jam, jumping jacks, (k) kindred spirits, kids, knitting, kisses (l) laughter, ladybugs, llamas, love, lace, landscapes, lightning, leather, leaves, learning (m) money, movies, miniatures, mountains, maps (n) needles for sewing, nooks (o) ocean (p) people, painting, power tools, paper (q) quiet (r) roosters, riding, rain, ravelry, roller coasters (s) sand, sea, sunshine, solitude, snorkling, small towns, sailing, scissors, sheep, ships, socks, sticks (t) traveling, talent, tools, thunder, trees (u) underdogs (v) violets (w) waves, water, world, wool, wine, wood, woods, whales, windows, worms, wire (x) (y) yarn, yarn, yarn (z) ziplines, zentangles


All of them.

Favorite Music

All of it.


My swapping philosophy that I follow more or less consistently. Follow the rules. Be kind. SHOW GRACE. Forgive people. Communicate.

Ratings: Rules are rules and I accept my ratings.

I am a good swapper with a history of 100's of 5 ratings and stars - and in the blink of an eye, over 4 ones (which I honestly and responsibly encouraged my partners to leave in my anticipated absence - and are now changed to 3's) I've experienced what I have seen happen with other swappers...I have no solution to offer the SB community and it's incredibly discouraging for me to proactively be evicted from the groups I was part of and to receive messages that are unneccessary letting me know what a terd I am.

""Word to group owners and moderators** - receiving notification that you have a potential "flaker" in your group does not obligate you to delete them, unless it states in your group rules how you will handle this. You have discretion based on your groups history with that individual. I am sorry that I was removed from a majority of my groups during my absence without most of the moderators contacting me either by PM or by email.

I don't do drama. I have a house to remodel, horses to train and flowers to enjoy.

I Pledge!

I pledge to rate!

I pledge to read your profile and prepare a package to your tastes to the best of my ability.

I pledge to re-use, recycle and reclaim postage packages when I can!

I pledge to follow through! If your package from me doesn't arrive arrives damaged, with postage due or any other problem . Please, please contact me right away! I will fix it even if that means sending it a second time! I want you to receive a great swap!


Comment: ive contacted deveri with no responses. i will gladly rerate once received.
Response: Mailed at least a week ago. Considering this complete.
mathaholic rated for Random Sampler Afghan May 2012 on Aug 7, 2013
mathaholic rated for CRKnits - Ladybug Swap on Aug 7, 2013
Lorivintage55 rated for Send 5 of Something Swap on Jul 26, 2013
Comment: I received your 2nd package, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely square and the notecard
Comment: Thanks for the extra notecard.
Comment: Great job! Thank you very much <3
Comment: Thanks!
KathyB rated for Knit or Crochet Me a Granny Square 08 on May 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the pretty squares.
craftycrocheter rated for 12 inch Grannies 2013 #2 on Apr 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the squares, the colors are lovely, and the yarn is so soft!
junior88 rated for 12 inch Grannies 2013 #2 on Apr 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the squares. Love the way you packaged them too. Very pretty colors.
rosewein rated for Handmade Angel Rag Doll 2012 on Dec 31, 2012
Comment: She,s lovely.
kssunlover1947 rated for Granny Square 6x6 on Dec 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the pretty red and white squares. That is a pretty shade of red. I like putting different colores and designs of squares in the same afghan.
Response: Your welcome.
Comment: thanks for sending the swap. *EDIT: a swap due june 30 is sent in december and you have the nerve to act rude because you weren't rated a 5? gimme a break, deveri!
Response: Date: Sep 4, 2012 Status: replied From: paloma Subject: RE: RE: Dream World hi deveri, my postal address is [deleted] Australia really looking forward to seeing what you made, thanks for getting back to me. i'm having some trouble with my post lately too and i know how stressful it is! take yr time with the art, i'm in no rush. take care! kiki (copy of message received in regards to this swap) Edit: Your offended that I shared your message to me? give me a break. it's the truth.
patumma rated for Stars for everyone! on Oct 17, 2012
Comment: October 15/12 I have now received this swap thank you very much. The crochet star washcloth and little ornaments are lovely. Thank you
Response: Re-semd finished today and mailed on 9/25/12. International 10/17 Let me know if you haven't received this and I'll send a 3rd replacement.
Comment: Sorry but I have not received the re-send either (I pmd you Aug. 3 about this but did not receive a reply even though I see you have logged in since). Will be happy to change this rating when I receive this swap. Update Oct. 5/12: While the butterflies may have been delivered to @Leashah on Oct. 2, I have NOT received the note from you as required by the swap. Update Oct. 15: Thank you for the pretty note.
Response: I'm back. Working on getting missing swaps out. Finished and mailed 10/1. Received confirmation that the re-sent set of butterflies was received on 10/2/12. They were mailed the same day...if you don't have it this week, let me know and I'll send a 4th with registered delivery.
crosss1angel rated for Naked Grannies LOL on Sep 27, 2012
Comment: Will be happy to rerate it I receive anything. Was contacted on Aug 2nd and was promised a replacement. Thank you for sending the items and angeling the swap also, all the extras are nice too....I would give the heart, but I am sure you can understand why I can't for it being so late.
Response: Update 9/13/12 Working on the original swap and the angel swap for same as promised. I will be sending both together with some surprises. 9/19 Almost done. Expect to ship by Friday. Done, wrapped and shipping 9/21/12 Tickled that you showed me grace with the 5 and now I'm un-partially suspended!! Thanks for rating so fast.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9331 151 25 37
Completed Fives Threes Ones
170 232 6 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 52 117 0
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ladyaries7 on May 11, 2013:

thanks so much for the striped socks! I will be wearing these very soon! (april wish --granting wishes group)

BigHillGoddess on May 6, 2013:

Thank you for granting a May wish! And thank you for feeding and taking care of a poor defenseless dog that needs it. You're awesome!


Arabella on Jan 29, 2013:

Great decluttering tips! Now just need to get my husband to do them!!! Thanks for Granting my Jan. wish - and for the cute little pink owlet!

wolfeagle on Jan 4, 2013:

Thank you so much for the wonderful white buttons. Exactly what I needed. And the book looks interesting also. Thank you for granting me a wish.

MrsRemington on Oct 10, 2012:

WOW!!!!!!! Thank you and hugs! For the fantastic and oh so generous package (huge box) you sent me! I love it all! The yarn color combined with the red you sent is my favorite color combination in the world. Don't know if I should knit first or needlework or learn to both at the same time! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

princesslawyerpants on Jun 27, 2012:

Thanks for your kind note. My spindle adventures continue... I have played with it a little, but I have to do it in a cat-free environment. My kitty thinks that a drop spindle is the bestest toy on the planet! Sadly, her lack of thumbs makes her a poor spinner. :)

racheljohnson on Jun 26, 2012:

Thank you for the great photo postcard and the kind note that you sent for the "Thank you Swap-bot" swap. You are a talented photographer! Members like you are what make Swap-bot great. xoxo

julierachelliz on Jun 17, 2012:

Thank you so much for the RAK of ribbon. I thought I had left you a note about it when I got it. I love it all and can't wait to use it. :)

wolfeagle on Jun 13, 2012:


Thank you for the June wish.

wolfeagle on Jun 12, 2012:

Yay! Benign never sounded so good. I'm truly happy for you :)

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