I am a sewing fanatic/quilter and I do a lot of small sewing and craft projects as well. I love to blog too! My web site is ohsewaddicted.com. You can take a peek at my projects there if you are interested and you can find out who I truly am there!
I am a working single mom.... mother of 4 grown children. I work 8 hours and then I go home to my second job, which is sewing and quilting. I love it!!!
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Sewing ~ all kinds of projects Aprons, Purses & Bags of all Sorts, Placemats, Pillows etc. I love all things hand made! I love making hexagons!
Embroidery ~ it's a wonderful way to unwind at night while watching TV!
Quilting ~ I love all kinds of quilting projects from mini quilts to queen size!
I have such a creative passion, there is nothing that I will not try at least once!
Wish List - Items I would love to receive: Fabric scraps (especially batiks) - cotton only but please no stretch fabrics or flannel. I can use strips larger than 1" wide for quilting.
Fabric squares larger than 2.5" - 100% cotton, muslin or felt only;
Fat quarters - cotton only;
Fabric Selvages - you know the part that you cut off from the sides of the fabric and throw away! I need the selvage with about 1/2" of the fabric attached to it for a project I am working on!
Cute ribbon, lace or eyelet. 6" or longer. I LOVE polka dot ribbon!
Cute or unusual buttons; Love vintage and unique ones!
Glass beads; Pearl beads - no plastic beads please;
Vintage embroidery patterns (no cross stitch please);
Spools of Sewing thread - any color;
Embroidery needles and embroidery floss. I especially love variegated floss and metallic floss;
Zippers - any size or color;
Blades for any size rotary cutter;
Jewelry Making findings and beads;
Reusable Grocery bags with designs on them;
Handmade items - I would love to see your creativity;
Vintage embroidered linens to recycle/reuse;
Pin Cushions - especially handmade;
Any neat unique sewing items;
Small scissors for clipping threads - new or vintage;
Old vintage keys or keys that have a "vintage" look;
Sewing, Heart or Coffee Charms;
I do love coffee and all of the cute things pictures, buttons, charms, fabric etc. having to do with coffee;
Light colored nail polish,
Items from Bath and Body Works,
Baby Food Jars or other small decorative jars with metal lids;
Old costume jewelry even if it is broken;
Matchbooks (any size);
Brighton Tins and Jewelry;
Canning jars complete with seals;
Sewing patterns - for all types of things like purses, placemats, aprons, coin purses, cosmetic pags, backpacks, household items;
Quilt Patterns of all types;
Buttons that you pin onto the outside of a jacket or backpack- cool retro designs, Hard Rock Cafe or whatever!
Swap cards ot ATC's made especially for me with the name "Oh Sew Addicted" on them!!!! That would be oh sew cool!
Misc scrapbooking papers, gift tags, greeting cards to decorate; brads and embellishments... I am just getting into paper crafting! Right now I am looking especially for Halloween and Christmas stuff! I also need punches of any type and scrapbooking scissors.
Rubber stamps of any kind... new or gently used especially owls, butterflies, initials, skulls, birds, peace signs, Parisian, Victorian, vintage images, commercially made or handmade.
Design wise I love frogs, Happy Bunny, little blue birds, peace signs, moon & stars, Halloween designs, Nightmare before Christmas, Betty Boop, butterflies, skulls, paisleys and batiks. I love Strawberry Shortcake, Tweety, Hello Kitty, Family Guy, Hard Rock Cafe, and Christmas designs too!
For scrapbooking papers.... I love black and white designs ... and red .... lots of red .... and the combination of the two can be amazing!
Color Wise: I love color!! Some of my favorites include turquoise, all blues, pink especially hot pink, purple, jewel tones, dark chocolate brown and other earthy tones. Black and white prints are awesome. Especially when paired with red! Or any bright color paired with a rich brown. Anything paisley is wonderful to me - it does not matter what color! And I love polka dots too in bright colors!
QUILT BLOCKS: For those participating in Nine Patch swaps, I prefer the blocks of 4 to be white fabrics with a design or small floral pattern on them and the 5 blocks to be prints of blue, purple or pink.
For all other quilt blocks, I like the background color to be either black or white with colorful designs. I am really into bright colors these days... blues, pinks, purples, yellows and greens. I guess the only color I really have not clicked with is orange! LOL. Batik prints, swirl designs or small floral patterns would be great!
Any questions for quilt block swaps, please send me a PM. Glad to help! Just remember that I am not a perfect seamstress... and I don't expect you to be either!
Other things I love: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, all of the Rat Pack really! Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Gone with the Wind. The Thornbirds, Wizard of Oz, Nightmare before Christmas! I love Twilight and Vampires. Do you have any fabric with any of these designs? Or buttons? Or ????
I also LOVE Christmas and the celebration of the holiday! However, I am not religious.
Any questions, please ask!
I love coffee and tea! Starbucks is my FAVORITE! I love to drink their instant Via! It is so convenient to make just one cup!
There is not much that I will not eat (LOL!) except I do not like cashews. No allergies!
As a side note, It tends to be hot in the summers in Southern California, so you probably should not send chocolate, unless you put it in a ziploc bag. It will probably melt!
Stretchy fabrics, large hawaiian prints (small hawaiian prints are ok), plastic beads, things that smell like cigarette smoke or cigars (yuck!); mean or rude people (super yuck!). I love embroidery, but I do not like anything having to do with cross stitch or needlepoint! It is too hard on my eyes!
All of my kids are grown up, so please do not send me any baby items! I am still too young to be a granny! LOL. Also, no religious items please.
I believe the only dumb question is the one you don't ask! So send me a message if you are curious about anything! I don't bite!
Fellow Swappers: I am current on all swaps and I take pride in my ratings. So please... if you don't receive a package from me, the post office has screwed up and I will re-send.
Also if you do not like your package, please contact me.... we can arrange something to make it right! I am a nice person and I want you to be happy and totally satisfied!!!!