Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 12:05 am


Date Joined: March 20, 2009
Last Online: November 17, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

  • married to my best friend for 27 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, machine embroidery, crocheting, clay, jewelry, ATC's, quilting. 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!

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!

My nieces got American Girl dolls for Christmas and I have been having fun sewing for the dolls!

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!


widelo123 rated for 2017 Advent AG Ornament Swap on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Janine, thank you for the box of ornaments. I am going to be opening all of them on December 1st so I can have it all decorated for the whole month. Shirley
skippysmom rated for 2017 Advent AG Ornament Swap on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Just got your package. Can't wait to open it up but I'm trying to wait till December 1. I found the little tree. It's going to look so nice with all the wonder ornaments you and the other swappers sent. Thanks for hosting such a fun swap.
Response: Wouldn’t have been possible without you too!
ChrisAnne rated for NSC ~ FQ Swap ~ Orange/Tan on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty fabrics. The aqua extra you sent is perfect for a project I just started.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely squares you made for me! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Janine! This swap is so special. The crossover bag fits me perfectly and I love the colors. Happy dance!
Response: So glad you like it! I almost kept it for myself!
widelo123 rated for A.G. Halloween Swap on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Janine, sorry for the late rating. The Peter pan costume was adorable. I loved the little wings you attached. I am keeping this outfit for me. Shirley
Response: So glad you like it! Peter Pan was always one of my favorite childhood movies - tho I can remember being upset finding out that Peter Pan was played by a woman!
khronicole rated for Giving Bunnies on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra bunny, they're cute! Flora has the prettiest dress but I like Bella-rina's theme better, not only it is derived from ballerina, it also reminds me of my beloved cat Bella who protected me from dogs. I missed her so badly.
Comment: Thank you so much!
biasbabe rated for Quilt strips #1 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rate. Love the colors of the strips. Thank you dear.
perkl8r rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ Autumn print on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you Janine for the fun pin cushion you made! The extra fabric is beautiful too.....
jn6754 rated for Chicken Pin Cushions on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Been dancing all morning! Absolutely love it! The extra fat quarter is beautiful! Thank you with 10 hearts!
Fabriqueen rated for NSC ~ FQ Blue ~ USA on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! The fabric and the trim are so beautiful! Hugs, Diane
ChrisAnne rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ Chevron ~ USA on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great fabric. I am just getting ready to start a baby quilt and this is perfect to add to it.
jn6754 rated for Fat Quarter from Where? on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Great fabric. A really fun pattern! thank you.
Sagebrushs rated for QnT Themed Mug Rug series #1 on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the kitty mug rug. I like big cookies, then you only need one.
Fabriqueen rated for FQ and Ribbon Swap on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabric and ribbons! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for sending my fave color from my profile! I love the FQ! Bright colors are my thing!!
Comment: You did a great job on your first mug rug and it is just the right size. And the embroidery is outstanding. Of course I love the cat fabrics that you used too. Happy swapping.
sewcrazy rated for A.G. Back to School Swap on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: thanks so much for the cute back-tp-school dress and shoes. I/m sure my niece will love it!!!!

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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!

flowerlily64 on Nov 17, 2012:

Thank you for hosting the USA ATC Series. It was lots of fun!

blueackerson on Nov 16, 2012:

Thanks so much for finishing my Jam ATC

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