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Date Joined: September 17, 2008
Last Online: December 9, 2008
Birthday: May 7, 1963
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

mostly i quilt, but I'm beginning to do some easy sewing projects like purses, totes, coasters, and lounge pants. hope to get more experienced and try some trickier things. also learning some basic embroidery

I'm just dipping my toes into: dotees, ATCs, inchies, and zentangles.

I'd love to get...

I like bright modern fabrics (think amy butler, kaffe fassett, alexander henry, anna maria horner, etc.) and black/whites. I'm not keen on holiday-themed or 'cute' fabric. I would be thrilled to receive 5" charms, fat 1/8ths or larger pieces of fabric and any kind of notions or doo-hickeys. As a quilter, I work in cotton, but for the things I'm learning to do, can use small pieces of other materials, too. An extra-special fabric surprise would be dupioni silk fat quarters.

Am just starting to learn to make Dotees and I don't have much in the way of embellishments, so those would be quite welcome.

I'm starting a small collection of craft felt, and would love to receive die cut felt shapes like very small flowers or geometric shapes that I could use to make pincushions.

I'm also interested in ric-rac and hand-made double-fold binding for quilts.

I've just bought a Sizzix Big Shot on ebay, so if you have old dies (any size or brand--it's supposed to be a universal machine) you don't use any more, I can make good use of them.

I would love to receive handmade or store-bought kits with instructions for crafts not on my list of things I already know how to do.

I love quilting magazines from Australia and New Zealand.

Ephemera, for my budding interest in ATCs and inchies.

I'm not so interested in kawaii or cutesy.

Favorite Television

Lost, Heroes, Boston Legal, American Idol, Project Runway, Top Chef, What Not To Wear, all those stupid addictive crime and medical shows on cable.

Favorite Books

I'm currently into books on Spirituality, Buddhism, and Quakerism. I'm reading Edgar Sawtelle right now and loving it, but I feel like such a bad dog mommy since I didn't teach my dogs sign language.

Favorite Dogs

I have two rescued greyhounds, Hoover and Artemus. They love handmade martingale collars and greyhound coats for the upcoming winter season. They would also enjoy squeaky toys and homemade dog-treats. Costumes might be fun, but they are big dogs with very big chests and small hips, so they are pretty hard to fit.

Favorite Places to Shop

joann.com--for basics, www.quiltersmarket.com is my local quilt shop, www.hancocks-paducah.com--fabric heaven, small, independent vendors on etsy and on the web.

You can find my etsy favorites here


Candy, especially from outside the US, is always welcome, but chocolate doesn't do too well in the mail here. We are the last street on our mail route, often getting mail after 5PM, and those trucks get hot. It's probably safe in the months of November, December, January, and February. (It's Tucson, remember!) If sending chocolate, I like it with things in it, not just chocolate. Just in case, please wrap in plastic.

I adore tootsie pops, especially the brown ones. I only eat the purple ones when I'm desperate ;)

I love ginger candies.

And I REALLY love Zotz.

I may be starting a healthier eating plan soon. If so, I'll update this section.

I'm a coffee drinker, but would like to learn more about teas, so feel free to send some to me.

I'm a vegetarian, so no meat or products containing gelatin, please. (You might be surprised at the things that aren't vegetarian--some breakfast cereals, some yogurts, and some sour creams have gelatin in them!--not that you'd be sending those!) I love vegetarian jerky, if you happen to have a source. I keep it in my purse in case there aren't veggie options when away from home.

Favorite President-Elect

Barack Obama!

Yes! We! Can!


Ceinwyn rated for Beginners Hand Made Fabric Heart on Apr 8, 2009
Comment: Despite my messages, I never received my end of the swap. If you ever decided to come back and I receive the heart you owe me, I'd gladly change my rating
Comment: So sad... i hate being flaked on...
EnragedBunny rated for doodled dotee doll swap on Feb 2, 2009
Comment: I will consider changing this if contact is made, and swap is received.
Moominbrooke rated for Gratitude Beads on Jan 15, 2009
Comment: I hope everything is ok, sorry to give you a 1.
jayme rated for B&W Dotee on Jan 13, 2009
WarLordsWife rated for Die Cuts swap on Jan 9, 2009
Comment: I wrote and my email is still unread after several weeks. I hate giving ones, this is my first. Please contact me and I will change if you send.
FibreJunky rated for Beginner Zentangles ATC Swap on Dec 23, 2008
Comment: Are you sure it's your half of the brain or are you hoarding my half, too? Mine seems to be missing... I really like the Zentangles you made. If you hadn't told me you were a newbie, I don't think I would've known.
Comment: OMG what a fantastic swap parcel,,thank you for everything.I dont own a Christmsam table setting. I will this year thank you for everything..wow wowie.thanks.thank you
whinendine rated for Quotecard Postcard #18! on Dec 2, 2008
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanx so much- I like the fabrics :)
buzzwife rated for Quotecard Postcard #18! on Nov 29, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great fabrics... I especially love the polka dot ones...
Carly4Peace rated for Quotecard Postcard #18! on Nov 29, 2008
Comment: Hi melissa~ Thanks for the postcard!Great quote Carly
Comment: Wow, I was really quite amazed when I received my package today. All of the things you included were amazing! Thank you.
fiberfriend1 rated for 30 Various ATC Blanks on Nov 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you! ^__^
craftsgalore rated for Beginner Zentangles ATC Swap on Nov 28, 2008
Comment: Hi Melissa, I got your zentagle cards this morning, I love them they are good, thank you very much. Eileen
marmot rated for prettiest cotton fat 1/4 on Nov 17, 2008
Comment: so pretty, thank you
mamatoad rated for 5 on Nov 15, 2008

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raven on Mar 28, 2009:

I am so sorry to have to ban you from the Monthly ATC Swappers group but your ratings have fallen to low as group rules states for you to be a member..And it looks like you have not been on Swap-Bot for awhile..Thanks and best of luck

mwquilt on Jan 21, 2009:

I see from your profile that you haven't logged in since Dec 9th, so I hope everything is well. I recently sent an atc to you by airmail for the collaborative complicated theme swap. I do hope it will reach you safely, and if everything is ok with you, you will be kind enough to rate me for the swap when it arrives.

biasbabe on Dec 27, 2008:


Happy Holidays

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2008:

raven on Dec 5, 2008:

new year It's never to early to start wishing you have a Happy New Year ..form Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers group

katerbear44 on Nov 11, 2008:

Thanks for signing up for my B&W Dotee swap!

rainylady on Nov 10, 2008:

How very generous you are! I actually needed a bias maker! So many fun things and you only needed to send one for the mystery notions wta game....thank you...Carol

magicjessnrach on Oct 31, 2008:

Thanks for the awesome WTA dotte package for Hooked on Dotees!

luluvision on Oct 31, 2008:

thanks! I will definitely try a sewing machine/vacuum place for a teflon foot. I think there was one in my old neighborhood. I hope it's still there!

cats on Oct 30, 2008:

thank you for generous notions for 2 Mystery Notions***** WINNER TAKES ALL via fabric art divas

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