Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 4:07 pm


Date Joined: March 20, 2009
Last Online: August 31, 2023

Country: United States

About Me


7/2018 - Having recently broken a bone in my foot (first broken bone ever!) which prevented me from sewing and driving, I am acutely aware how life (injury, family, travel, weather, retirement) can affect swapping deadlines (thus my recent 3). I just want to say I appreciate swapper creativity and compassion over punctuality. Especially now that I am retired I want to concentrate on being creative rather than stressing over deadlines. I enjoy crafting too much to be stressed with unreasonable swappers. As much as I have enjoyed swapping and hosting group swaps here, from now on I am going just do private swaps with like-minded swappers. Please PM me if you would like to do a private swap.

  • married to my best friend for 28 years
  • mother of 2 almost grown boys (do they ever grow up??)
  • NEWLY RETIRED!!! public school teacher for 35 years - music, computers, and digital music - elementary and middle school, academically talented, chorus
  • handbell director at church
  • 2x breast cancer survivor (2006 & 2010)

Favorite Crafts

sewing, long arm quilting, machine embroidery, crocheting, clay, jewelry, ATC's, American Girl doll clothes making. I like to try most any craft. I am always looking for some new technique to try.

Favorite Books

Now that I'm I retired - reading (and crafting!) are top of my list - after I find a place for 35 years worth of school stuff!!

Misc. Likes

Apparently I am a craft-a-holic (or just a hoarder) but I can't seem to pass up on craft things on sale or at garage sales. So, if you are worried about me liking anything you send me - don't! I love getting inspiration from other's work and bits and bobs from everywhere!

I really like all colors. I like black as an accent color for anything. Since having breast cancer pink has become a favorite color, too. I even rock pink hair every October. Rainbows (traditional or non-traditional) are cool, too.

I am really partial to denim - not sure why. (Maybe its a baby boomer thing.) I never seem to be able to get rid of blue jeans. I have visions of making an awesome denim quilt when I retire!

I also love batiks. Must be the 70’s child in me. Batiks and tie dyes appeal to me!

My birthday is (and my grandmother's was, too) on Valentine's Day - so I am also partial to hearts of any kind!

I love anything music related when it comes to crafts - stickers, paper, etc. I have bought sheet music at yard sales to use for ATCs but frequently can't bring myself to cut it up!

Favorite Music

All kinds - I was a digital music teacher so I like to listen to most any kind of music just to be aware of it. My husband and I listen to country music most of the time at home.

As I mentioned before I love anything crafty, homemade or store bought that is music related!

Not favorites...

I am pretty accepting of most everything - even the things on this list - but if you are looking for things I am not really into - here some are:

occult, horror, nudity, wicca, flakers!

But - I am happy getting most anything - even these things (well... except the flakers!!!). To each his/her own!


perkl8r rated for Winter/Holiday Fabric Charms on Aug 15, 2018
perkl8r rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Aug 15, 2018
ScrapHappySewer rated for Pink Quilt Square (QC) on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Love your quilt square! Can't wait to use it in a quilt!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
snickerdoodle21 rated for Pink Quilt Square (QC) on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the pink quilt square. It will help make a great pinky quilt.
Comment: Very nice, thank you so much, loved the fabric.
Paulaeliza rated for Fat Quarter DIY Kit on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Jaymmers rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! All of these squares are just wonderful. Very beautiful colors! Thank you so much for the cute quilt block pattern and extra squares!
messymama rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the squares and the extra squares. Geometric jj? :) I like that you're reusing (upcycling) a quilt calendar for your note card <3.
perkl8r rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #2 on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: 3 FQ's just for me, and in some of my favorite colors and prints. thank you for spoiling me.
perkl8r rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #3 USA on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Lovely. I haven't seen some of these prints before, love them. The machine embroidery is beautiful. I am proud to display this on my mini art quilt wall at work, and "Proud (and thankful) to be an American". thank you dear!
HeideC rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Lovely blocks, Thank you so much!
ScrapHappySewer rated for Fat Quarter DIY Kit on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love your kit! Now I have to put my creative hat on and figure out what to do with it!!!
Response: I’m sure you will make something neat!
Dragongrrl rated for PokemonGo Friend Gifts #1 on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for being my friend on pokemon go! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the Cute Blueberry print Pincushions and Extra Fabric you sent. I did get your PM on June 12, that you would be sending late (the day after the Swap was due to be sent out.) You clicked on Send on June 16. I see the actual Postal Stamp and Tracking from the Post Office was dated June 25. A whole week later.. Thus the rating. I did Contact the Host of this Swap. ( original sign up by date was May 18 for this swap).
Response: I am disappointed with the 3 as I told you I have a broken foot and can not drive. I sent an extra pincushion and what I thought was special fabric in addition to the required pincushion. I thought that would compensate for the delay. After 9 years on swapbot with no 3’s your rating makes me wonder if it’s time to drop out. Life happens beyond swapbot.
EvetteOgden rated for Fat Quarters - Solids on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the FQ fabric and for the extra! Fun colors and I love it!
matt319 rated for Where You Live (PC) - June on Jun 27, 2018
jn6754 rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares - Summer on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Love the squares. Great choices. Thank you.
AlyssaYFTM rated for I Spy Fabric Charms #3 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful squares. What a small world that your family is just down in monument

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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

vlhafer54 on Jan 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for the extra Heartstring blocks

morgainegeiser on Aug 3, 2017:

Thanks so much for the great Hawaiian fabric, what a nice surprise to get in the mail. Now to figure out what I want to make with it!

widelo123 on Nov 16, 2016:

Just wanted to let you know I received 2 lovely postcards from Niaomi for the Back to school project quite awhile ago.. Glad she liked the Blackbeard the Pirate and the little wild pony postcards I mailed. I just think it was such a great project for you to undertake and hope the children had fan learning from all the postcards. Shirley

milamilamura on Oct 15, 2016:

Hey! I was one of the participants in the "PCs for back to school project" swap and wanted to let you know I got a lovely postcard of Pompton Lakes, N.J. from Jenna (both from you and hers), please tell her I loved it!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely swap!

Greetings from Chile,


Babsmomof5 on Oct 7, 2016:

Just wanted to say that I received a PC from your back to school swap from Jeffrey today. I know you did this to help your students, but you have no idea how much joy this brought to me. If you have any students who would like to continue to exchange postcards, let me know...either myself or one of my three middle school aged children would love to write to them!

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 5, 2016:

PCs for Back to School Project - Hey - How sweet! I got a postcard today from "Olivia" Just wanted you to know she sent a really nice postcard of the Emanuel Einstein Public Library! Really fun swap ! Gabi

CrazyCatChick on Aug 4, 2016:

Thanks for the great I wish tag!! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

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