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helenkosings

helenkosings
Date Joined: October 5, 2007
Last Online: May 11, 2011
Birthday: December 13
Country: United States
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Been on an 18 month swapping h

I've had serious surgeries twice (one to repair one of my heart valves and another to take out a rather large mass in my abdomen - fortunately, NOT cancerous!) in that time as well as an amazing trip to India. I've missed swapping and so will get started again s-l-o-w-l-y.

Pledge

I DO NOT FLAKE. If you haven't received your swap, please let me know and I'll resend it or find a way to make it right. It is VERY important to me that you receive whatever it was that you were supposed to from me.

http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/7681

Yes, I do reuse packaging and I encourage you to do so too. :)

About Me

I love swapping - I love the challenge of making something for someone I don't know (and hopefully they will love it)- I love gaining friends all over the place, and of course seeing what they've made for me. I DO tend to get over-enthusiastic and sign up for a whole bunch swaps never realizing they all are happening at the same time....and then I get behind. But I do try to make it up to my swap-pals when I'm late by sending extra stuff.

I have 3 kids - one is college age (how did that happen?! I'm too young!), 2 slap-happy dogs and an absent-mindedly evil cat. I live way down South, love knitting, gardening, reading, good food, friends, laughter and having way too many irons in the fire. Oh and I have a husband too. He's an engineer and a great guy. We still make each other laugh even though we disagree about almost everything. It's been over 20 years and we're used to it. :o)

What I'm really into is God, music and making the world a better place. I'm a member of the Baha'i Faith - if you haven't heard about it, you should absolutely check it out; it's amazing.

I sing, and until last fall I directed the One Human Family Community Choir - a multi-faith gospel choir for the last 7 or 8 years. I teach voice and a bunch of other things, and I collect music; I have a serious CD habit. My specialties are: Blues, Gospel, Christmas and Children's music.

Favorite Music

I like most every kind of music....'cept for opera and death metal.

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit...and I'm getting back into sewing. (I should have my head examined.....) I also crochet and a number of other things, but knitting is my main focus these days.

Things I Collect

Sterling silver dangly earrings.

Favorite flavors

I love chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, toffee, grape, orange, tea and coffee. I dislike cherry, mango, coconut and I cannot eat ANYTHING with mint in it (it makes me unhappy because I used to love the taste and smell of mint, but now it makes me nauseous).

Favorite Smells

Jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia, lilac, violet and grapefruit. Not all mixed together, mind you....

Colors for Afghan Squares

I'm very fond of jewel tones with the empahsis on blues , greens and purple. Black and clear reds are good too. No variegated yarns please, and something washable is preferred.

Favorite Yarns

Noro Silk Garden, Shepherd's Wool, Ultra Alpaca (yes, I'm a yarn snob....)

Ratings

coleenfranks rated for Blog about my blog on Jan 13, 2011
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8r1id rated for Blog about my blog on Jan 12, 2011
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Comment: Hi Helen, of course I will change the rating immediately as soon as you meet the swap requirements and/or contact me through mail/PM. Hope you are feeling well?!?!
DixieDiane rated for My 15 Top Quotes E-Swap on Dec 19, 2010
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Comment: I pm'ed you on 12/13 and you did answer back-6 days ago. I am giving you a 1 and I will still wait for your email swap and once I get it, I will re-rate you. Sorry I've never given a 1 before to anyone so please send your email swap to myself and your other partner-as she has not gotten your email swap either.
ArtisticExpression rated for My 15 Top Quotes E-Swap on Dec 10, 2010
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Comment: I tried to contact you three times over the past few weeks; you responded once stating you would have it sent to me by 12/2. Since I still have not received your end, I have to rate low. If I do receive it, I am happy to change my rating.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the comments. You asked about PSP X3. It is a great program but I would not suggest upgrading. I had 9 and I am so lost in X3 and because it is so new very few tuts are available to learn the new version. If you wanted to upgrade I would wait a while before doing so. Thanks again.
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Comment: TY for reading my profile - I hope we are partners again at some point! Happy Swapping! ;)
Mamabemus rated for for teh lulz Mix CD Swap on Oct 24, 2010
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Comment: sorry it took so long to rate, I've been on vacation for two months and not checking emails
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Comment: Have changed the rating, thank you for the squares. I wish I could give you a five, but they are very late.
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Comment: I have rerated the swap. I wish I could give you a five the squares are lovely, but came very late.
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Comment: Thanks! :)
cjr80 rated for YA/ Teen Book Swap on Jul 12, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the trilogy.
cjr80 rated for $25 Amazon WishList Surprise! on Jul 12, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for all the beads!
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Comment: I hope you are doing better soon. I will change this rating if I receive the swap.
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your email. Thank you for a great read and I appreciate your very honest answers.A fun swap! Best to you and yours- Ali
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Comment: I have not received this swap and e-mailed you about it. When I get it I will be happy to change the rating.
Response: This was sent out - I hope the recipient will consider changing this rating.
nifwlseirff rated for Gain exposure to your website 2! on May 26, 2009
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Comment: I followed your website/blog link on your profile - I love your posts on yarn crimes.
rumblegirl rated for for teh lulz Mix CD Swap on May 13, 2009
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Comment: Willing to change if I ever receive this.
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Comment: Hey, this is e-swap..stands for itself :(
Response: This was sent out - I hope the recipient will consider changing this rating.
misssarah01 rated for Pet Photo E-Mail Swap on May 6, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for sending - better late then never.

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Comments

ObsessedAngel on Oct 31, 2010:

Hello :) I am your partner for read your profile, leave a nice comment. I'm sorry that you haven't been well lately :( I also have kitties. I love them to pieces. I love strawberry and butterscotch flavors too. I read that you like laughter. I think the world would be a better place if everyone laughed once in a while. Have a great day! Manda

brighid82 on Oct 28, 2010:

Merry Meet Lisa! I'm Shanell your partner in the Read My Profile swap!! I was just reading thru your profile :) Sorry you've been having some issues as of late. I hope all is well now! I also have an evil kitty! Her name is Smudge and though she is solid white, her mom was siamese. She acts very much like a siamese. Also attacking you from under a chair, climbing door frames to pounce on you. Evil Evil kitty! I also love the flavor strawberry, and the smell of gardenias. Especially when there grown at home and you step out on the porch. They just hit you with there fragrance :) Well, I hope all is well your way and you have a wonderful day!!

<3 Shanell

ambitiouslove on Oct 26, 2010:

princess Greetings helenkosings! My name is Lisa and I'm from the Read My Profile and Leave a Nice Comment! #3 swap.

Glad to see you back to swapping! How was India? Hopefully it was an amazing trip!

I read you live in the South! I do too :) I've been here all my life and I'm still not used to the head and humidity! haha Your family sounds really fun! Kids are so adorable with animals!

What kind of things to you like to knit? I'm still a beginner, so I make a lot of scarves! haha I love to sew, though! What projects are you currently working on? :)

I also checked out your website. Your blog posts are a great read! I really like all the images you used :) Seems we both joined Swap-Bot on the same day, but 3 years apart! How fun!

I hope you've been enjoying swapping on Swap-Bot :D
Take care~ Lisa

cjr80 on May 21, 2009:

Hello. I am your partner for the $25 Amazon swap and the YA book swap. I know you've had surgery recently, but I just wanted to see if you had any idea when you'd be able to send the swap items. Normally I'd let it slide and not say anything, but $25-$40 is a lot to invest in swaps and not get nothing in return. I'm not in a huge hurry, but I would like to know if you will be sending the swap items in the near future (or at all). Thanks.

danaes on May 20, 2009:

hey Helen,

I hope you're doing better. I still haven't received the 40 things email survey swap from April.

Danaes

xkryssix on Apr 14, 2009:

I love the voice lesson on the CD. That was awesome. lol

mcltweety on Apr 13, 2009:

Hope your surgery goes well and you are able to be swapping again soon!

songtoisis on Apr 8, 2009:

Wanted to let you know that your $25 Amazon Wishlist swap will be arriving in two separate boxes. (I'm not sure why Amazon did that.) I think I only put a gift message on one item's comment section, so I wanted you to know that there are actually two boxes from me on the way. Hope you enjoy them! :)

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