Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 10:52 pm


Date Joined: March 20, 2009
Last Online: April 25, 2018

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!


junemoon rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #1 on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: You did a lovely job with this quilt and found some interesting antiques too. I especially like that your machine can do embroidery that's like spools of thred. And I love the blues (my fave color anyway. Hurray for you.
Response: So glad you like it!
HeideC rated for Blue - Disappearing 4 patch on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Two beautiful blocks, Thank you
emmaswaps rated for Mystery Fabric Swap!! on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Janine....I cant believe this is your first attempt at fabric buckets..they are perfect..did you use a pattern? then,as if that was not enough, the extra were extraordinary!!!!! m gonna sit right down and reorganize my ATC supplies..the stuff was so nice makes me want to make some ATCs soon..thank you so much
Response: So glad you like them! Have fun. Maybe someday when I start doing ATCs we will swap there too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely squares.
twobluecrows rated for QnT: Snowball Quilt Blocks (6) on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: These are going to be great in my quilt! Thanks!
JustBecause73 rated for Homemade Headbands on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: I loved the headbands! Thanks so much!
tonat80 rated for Machine Embroidery-ANIMAL on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Such cute animals you sent me! Thank you! The fox is my favorite one...
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #3 on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely blocks! Hugs, Diane
perkl8r rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Apr 10, 2018
perkl8r rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #3 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: thank you Janine.
twobluecrows rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #3 on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Lovely blocks, thanks!
Comment: Thanks Janine for the nice blocks you sent ☺️
widelo123 rated for Pajamas/Nightgown-Waffle Day on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Janine, thank you for the cute outfit. The hat is adorable. I will have to make an old fashion outfit to go with it. Shirley
perkl8r rated for Peek-A-Boo Quilt Squares #1 on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: too kind, that is what you are!
craftycrocheter rated for Green - Disappearing 4 Patch on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Lovely block, pretty green fabric.
gizmodust rated for I Spy Fabric Charms on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap. I love the card. I've got it sitting by my computer. So pretty. I love Current and have been a customer for many years. The fabric is great. Especially like the "numbers" one. Thanks again.
skippysmom rated for March-Music Themed Dress Swap on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: A million HEARTS! What an adorable musical themed dress. It is so cute and I especially loved the musical clef on the front. You are so talented. I already put the dress on my favorite doll. Love your swaps.
junemoon rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- Green on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks, that's a nice collection of greens.
ContraryHousewife rated for I Spy Fabric Charms on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun selection of charm squares.

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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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