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knitterofhats

knitterofhats
Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: August 17, 2017
Birthday: December 17, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated August 2017

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 25 years. We recently lost our furry son, a Bichon/Westie mix of 13.5 years, to lymphoma. We do have a human son, who is 22 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant/club and working to get engaged to a lovely gal! We love our empty nest!

We missed our dog, so have begun to take in dogs for sitting via Rover. If you are new to Rover and need to use a sitter local to you, you can use our coupon code to save $20 on your first stay: EMPTYNESTPETHAVEN20.

I work full-time in nursing administration for several human services programs within our local government. In my spare time, I love to ride my bike around town and on the local trails, knit, watch Neflix and read/write pen pal letters.

My husband and I volunteer in a peer ministry helping couples who are experiencing pain in their marriages. This program is called Retrouvaille. We highly recommend it because it saved our marriage. If you ever have questions about it, please let me know.

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Making handmade envies
  • Sewing (when my machine and I are not fighting)

Wish List

In no particular order...meant to help you if you are stuck deciding what to send.

  • Lettersets and notecards
  • Handmade envies
  • Washi Tape
  • Handmade soaps mint and lavendar scents
  • Seasonal dish towels
  • Black tea with caffeine (plain, flavored, chai). I will re-gift non-black teas you send if it is a sender’s choice swap. So, don’t worry if you don’t have black tea on hand.
  • Orbit gum – bubble mint and cinnamon
  • Burt’s Bees lip balm
  • Superwash wool yarn in worsted weight or cotton yarn in worsted weight.
  • Return address labels
  • Favorite colors – red, purple, teal, black, green
  • Collections/themes: lighthouses, bicycle related items, yarn, knitting, snail mail
  • Knit or crocheted items I love: Hats, mittens, socks, cowls, bags
  • Please see my Ravelry, Amazon and Etsy wish lists at the top of my profile for ideas.
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black
  • Solid lotion bars

Info about Swapping

I send swaps out on time. I also endeavor to rate in a timely fashion. If you have question about a swap I’ve marked as sent, please contact me before rating. I’d like to have a chance to make things right.

If I haven’t rated you, please drop me a line and ask. I try to keep up with rating but sometimes, due to my humanness, I forget. I’m happy to look at my files and get the rating completed.

Please write your username and the name of the swap on the INSIDE of the envelope or package so I can rate you.

I’m not big on responding to ratings on my profile. Please don’t take this personally. If you’d like to have more communication with me or become a pen pal, please let me know. I'm open to new pen pals and private swaps.

Please don’t contact me to ask me why I did not give you a heart. If I didn’t give you a heart, I didn’t think your swap warranted it.

If your swap does not meet criteria, I will rate down, and contact you to let you know why. While I will still rate you down, I will change my rating if things are rectified in a timely fashion. I rate down pending resolution to notify other swappers and hosts of a potential problem.

Most of all, Swapbot is a fun hobby for me. It’s not a job. However, life sometimes happens. If so some reason you have a problem fulfilling a swap because you don’t have the stuff or life is busy and you’ll be late, please communicate with me. I’m more than willing to take your stress into consideration when I rate, IF I know what is happening and you communicate with me. I’ll also communicate to let you know if I’m having a problem and would expect some flexibility and kindness from you.

If you are swapping with me and there is drama around things, don’t be surprised if you can no longer contact me. I will block you without hesitation to save myself from your drama. I want to have fun and easy times here on Swapbot, not drama. It’s nothing personal…it’s about self-preservation.

I won't create a list for those who have not sent or not rated on my profile. I will call those people out through the rating, in public forums and on their profiles. I won't have my profile filled up with negatives. It's just how I'm choosing to do it.

Most importantly, enjoy Swapbot, the people you meet and the goodies that come your way! Let’s create good Karma out there.

Ratings

watercolorgirl rated for IU: Addy Labels_Aug on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: What a great assortment of addy labels. Thanks a bunch.
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Comment: I love this Virginia PC!! I wish I could find a South Carolina one like it!! Thank you!!🤗
mrsD rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #3 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely letter and mini envelopes! loved all the great stamps you used :)
Bhindblueeyes rated for HFF: Aug. Goal PC on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Awesome goals for yourself, and I've no doubt that you'll get them - you're killing it with the steps!! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for everything, the notecards are so pretty! 🌸
Momskii rated for Something Handmade from the Heart on Aug 14, 2017
5
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Comment: thanks, love the pattern you used and the smell is fantastic
pahasiga rated for HFF: Move It #3 -- 75 Miles in June on Aug 14, 2017
5
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Comment: I'm sorry my incoming mail seems to suck sometimes. :( But I see you had passed 75 miles by far already on June 15th - good job!
Response: Thanks! I did resend you a note. I'm glad you got the next swap and labels.
5
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Comment: Thank you for your July exercise log, and the address labels!
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Comment: Thanks for the great seasonal art envie and washi tape! I was afraid, for a minute, that I had received a very late swap! LOL It is around 60 degrees F here. Perfect working weather. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
LivingInSong rated for Simple Note Card - US Only on Aug 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap Amy! I am sorry for the late rate but I had been on vacation when you're card found its way to my mailbox. What a lovely surprise to come home to! :) I hope you're having a great day and thank you so much again!
5
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Comment: Thank you :)
kathiann rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Aug 5, 2017
5
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Comment: Mindfulness is one of the things that I use with the majority of my clients with all the mess they have going on in their lives, they need a calming, centering experience. Thank you for the article.
Amberly rated for Tea for 3~USA on Aug 4, 2017
5
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Comment: The rating was delayed because I had a death in the family.
Response: Thanks for letting me know. Sorry for your loss.
5
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Comment: Thanks for your lighthouse envelope! And the tea looks great too!
kayfay rated for Healthier You Swap on Aug 3, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the support this month! You sent me some great ideas for ways to be active and I've already started incorporating some into my routine. Thank you for the thoughtful final encouragement - I didn't have a resistance band, so will definitely give it a try!
njstauter rated for Journal Page-Inspiration on Aug 1, 2017
5
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Comment: you are quite thoughtful. I love what you sent
Taryn08 rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jul 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!!
postcat13 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 23, 2017
5
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tigerlilly0709 rated for Happy July Notecard Swap on Jul 15, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
ladybugluvsstuff rated for Tea for 3~USA on Jul 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you so much for the unique teas!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1084 37 45
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1171 1371 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 670 494 0
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Comments

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

reader44ever on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely note you sent me, Amy. I love the image on the note card: Reading does indeed raise awareness! I will try to reply, but it might take me awhile. I'll aim to reply before 2016 says bye-bye, though! :-)

Thank you again!!! :-)

deborahbanach on May 12, 2013:

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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