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Date Joined: March 25, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 2016
Birthday: March 14, 1961
Country: United States
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About Me

I am not swapping for the time being while I get things in order in my life.

I am a happy owner of a startup business called Blackwidow Stitchworks. Our mission is to change the way you think about handmade.

I enjoy crafting and teaching crafts to everyone but especially adults with developmental disabilities. Making beaded jewelry and purses are my current favorites. I live alone in a great neighborhood with my a Min Pin named Danni, a Huskey mix named Waker and two cats - a mostly white male that I call White Cat (his given name is Angel - which he is definitely NOT) and a black short-hair kitten named Smudge.

I am allergic to Cinnamon, animal dander (all of them but my own, and even them sometimes!!), nickel and bromide and have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. :-)

Favorite Books

SciFi and Fantasy - Anne McCaffery, Mercedes Lackey, Kim Harrison, Roger Zelazny, etc.

Action and Mystery - J.D. Robb, Janet Evanovich

Pagan and nature-related

Cookbooks - I love the kind where people collect favorite recipes for fundraisers, potlucks, handwritten cookbooks.

Crafts and How-to books - especially dying, painting or embellishing fabric; working with wire; making glass/stained glass; simple wood projects; traditional cultural crafts (like in Pieceworks magazine), art quilting.

Favorite Crafts

Wow, I'll try to limit this to the top 20... ;-)

fabric painting, fabric dying, beading, printed fabric, hand-dyed fabric, batik, crochet, spinning, costuming, medieval fiber arts, mini art quilts, beaded jewelry, machine embroidery, nature crafts, repurposed denim crafts, pagan-related crafts, simple crafts for adults with disabilities, kitchen witchery, lacemaking, home decor, simple wood projects, macabre and more

Interested in learning: Gibbous fashions, Steampunk, lampwork, metalworking (for beads), sewing with leather, knitting cables and lace, digitizing machine embroidery, and more.

Favorite Television

CSI (all of them), NCIS (both), Bones, Big Bang Theory, Extreme Home Makeover, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, X-Files and Under the Dome, among others.

Any re-runs of: the old Star Trek, X-Files, Charmed, Dr. Who

Favorite Themes

Witches/pagan, nature, dogs (esp. boxers and MinPins), cats, animals of all kinds, cooking, fabric and sewing stuff; coffee and tea; motorcycles; leather; rainbow colored things (gay/lesbian themes); rocks; driftwood; middle eastern dance (belly dancing) themes; beads (especially gemstones, glass and bone); herbs; music of ALL kinds (yes, really!); celtic, medieval, fairie, goth/victorian and asian themes; camping; mushroom hunting. I like bright colors rather than pastels but I like to play with colors and fabric embellishment is my passion. I am also a "foodie" so anything relating to food or cooking is great too and I collect cookbooks.


Rude or disrespectful behavior, any kind of abuse, and people who tell me I can't do something. :D


merlainne rated for PISCES: Birthday Presents! on Mar 12, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the bag. I love the material. I do appreciate you getting it to me by my birthday--it helped with the day.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Happy Birthday! :)
Comment: I LOVED the doll you made, she is so pretty and mysterious! And I love all of the extra goodies you sent along, if I could give you multiple hearts I would! Thank you so very much!
Response: Anytime! You've been a fantastic partner to send to. :)
Tunrida rated for A Kitchen Witch Magic Brew Swap- on Dec 15, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the brews and the recipes. I will definitely try them. :)
Comment: Wonderful package--I am ready to pack my suitcase and hit the road for a football game and some chocolate, some critters and museums! Thank you.
Response: II really do love this place. :)
Moominbrooke rated for Pagan Tree Ornament (earth) on Dec 6, 2010
Comment: Thank you! It's lovely! I will use the extra bit to make a whistle pouch for my C whistle so it doesn't have to ride around in a sock anymore! :0)
Response: I'm glad your C whistle will have it's own pouch. What's a C whistle? Is it a type of pitch pipe?
Comment: Thank you so much =) I'll write back as soon as I can!
Doxie rated for **New Member Swap** Postcard Book Reco on Oct 23, 2010
Comment: That you for the card! I will be checking those books out at my library.
Comment: thanks for the pretty bracelet and cute card
8r1id rated for QUICK Ribbon swap #4 on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks, the envelop arrived today in good shape!!
Sariah8 rated for Favorite Color Swap #2 on Aug 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks! Lots of good stuff!
hisnamaste rated for each one teach one, the goddess on Jul 12, 2010
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I tried to personalize the envelope and you said you like to fix things so I sent the only thing I could think of that fit in an envelope. Power tools would be too big. lol
valdes53 rated for fabric swap on Jun 25, 2010
Comment: love it and you did the embroidery of my Initials i love it so much
Response: Great! I had no idea that your colors included burgundy so I'm glad it worked out so well. Thank you for the rating and heart!
AnaGoncalves rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 16, 2010
Response: II am glad you liked them. You are more than welcome. Thanks for the <3 and rating!
delana rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 16, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautifull pictures.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and heart!
leecytx rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 14, 2010
Comment: cute critters, thanks for sharing!
Response: You are more than welcome. Thanks for the <3 and rating!
Robynmh4 rated for Newbie Surprises Quick Swap #2 on Jun 14, 2010
Comment: thanks for all the ribbon
Response: I I am glad you liked them. You are more than welcome. Thanks for the <3 and rating!
Appelflap rated for Email your pet photo on Jun 14, 2010
Comment: Loved the pics!
Response: Anytime! Thanks for the <3 and rating!

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Wickett6029 on Mar 14, 2011:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope your day is filled with WIN!!!!!!!!!

hugs, teresa

TryshaH81 on Mar 14, 2011:

Just wanted to drop by and wish you a Very Magical Birthday! Happy Birthday!

HeartElfGrey on Mar 14, 2011:

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

brighid82 on Feb 22, 2011:

Welcome to swap-bot Witches United!!

cookiehoover on Jan 21, 2011:

What a lovely comment...Looking forward to receiving the swap from you! :)

oreon on Sep 16, 2010:


Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please familiarize yourself with our New Member requirements.

Thanks for joining us!

biasbabe on Jun 16, 2010:


To the Nuts For Sewing Group

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