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Date Joined: January 31, 2012
Last Online: July 21, 2016
Birthday: April 29
Country: United States
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September 2014 - My mother recently passed away, I have finally sent out the last of the swaps that I had signed up for prior to..... Thank you for your understanding. I am not planning on doing very many swaps for a while, between my job and my emotions, I am having a difficult time.

  • If you are a group leader and feel my non-participation is grounds to remove me from the group, please know that I understand and when I am able I might reapply to the group.

December 2013 - Ever since Summer, this job has been kicking my pants this year. I have not been much in the mood for swapping (I probably should be though, it might actually help my mood a bit). I hope to get the emotional elements under control enough that I feel the desire to come back and swap and craft and talk. But just now seems to be a bit too overwhelming for me. If there is a group founder or officer that feels my non-participation is enough to boot me from a group, I get it and that is fine but know that I may be around later to re-insert myself into the group. Hope everyone has a Fabulous Holiday ....... See you next time ;-)

July 2013 - finally I am back home. I am getting all my packages opened and I am getting them rated. Got some fantastic swaps while I was gone. Thanks again for being so patient in getting the rating from me. And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

June 2013 - I am finally going on vacation. I have sent out all the swaps that I signed up for but have not received them all. I will rate as soon as I get them, hubby will let me know when they arrive and I will follow up with a rating for the content after I get back. I hope that all my partners understand this and will be patient with me. Thanks in advance ~ Debbie

May 2013 - Less than a week left of school. YEAH!!!!! I am so eager to get back to Swapping. I have missed so much working full time this year. Fun stuff to work with and I am planning on hosting a few swaps this summer.
Wish me luck, I have not done that yet.

7/12/12 - Finally I got home yesterday. I was able to get through all the fun stuff I have received and got my ratings posted today. Thanks so much to all the wonderful swappers that have been so patient with me this month.

7/6/12 - I was suppose to be home tomorrow, but life as we know can through things that we don't expect. I will not be home for a few more days. I am sorry for the delay, I know that several swaps are sitting at home waiting for my attention (my hubby is there and he told me so).

I will rate as soon as I get there, please be patient with me. Thanks for your understanding.

6/2/12 - I am going on vacation.
I have only joined a few swaps, I will be able to make the swaps from my end, but I wanted my partners to know that I will not be able to receive and then rate till July. I will be out of town, any swaps sent to me will be safe but I will not see them till I return (July 7th). Most of the swaps that I have signed up for end around the end of June or in July. This should not be a problem, but I wanted you to know it.
* I don't think this group exists anymore.
Friendship Circle profile

I am
a mother, a wife, a crafter, a reader, a walker, and can be found on the computer a lot.
I am
big into recycling, my kids are big into recycling and some of our craft projects contain stuff that have been recycled (so don't be surprised if you get something that has been recycled, up-cycled or re-purposed). I also tend to re-use envelopes, especially the padded ones.

  • I like to think of myself as crafty, but not sure how good I am compared to some of you regulars. I hope I can do ok.

  • Please be patient with me while I get my barrings with this site, this style of sharing and these guidelines of crafting.

Thanks ~ Debbie

Favorite Books & Movies .....

I am an avid reader (see my bookshelf on GoodReads or LibraryThing). I enjoy romance, especially historical romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance and have been enjoying young adult novels. Don't do much in the way of Non-Fiction, horror, religious or war related.

Among my favorite authors there are ..... Sarah Addison Allen, Christine Feehan, Debbie Macomber, Gena Showalter, Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Meyer, Frewin Jones, Nicolas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Jacquelyn Franks, Laura Wright, Patricia Briggs, Sabrina Jefferies, (did I mention I like to read) .... ect, ect.

I really like to watch TV and Movies too. I like movies and TV shows that are based on book like Twilight Saga, True Blood (Sookie), Stardust, Princess Bride, Mrs. Miracle, ect.
* More Favorite Movies .....
- Hildago, Outbreak, Young Frankenstein, Simple Wish, Taken, Beetlejuice, and more.
* More Favorite TV .....
- Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Monk, CSI's, Bones, House, Grimm, Castle, a long-time watcher of Days of Our Lives and more.

Favorite Crafts

I am a big crafter (get it from my mom), have enjoyed knitting and crocheting for years, recently started to learn how to quilt (doing a Block of the Month on Craftsy). Done a lot of paper crafts lately including scrap booking, card making, stamping and bookmarks. I have done some (but not much) beading and jewelry making. Recently started making hair bows for my kids and allllll their friends. (Will be posting pictures of bows on my flickr, but they are not there yet)

What I am .....

What I have to help decide what I like and / or want .....

I have 2 kids (both girls),
I have 2 cats (both girls), my poor husband is surrounded by us girls.
I enjoy watching movies and tv,
Love to collect books and bookmarks too.
I volunteer at kids schools,
I like to run 5K's (for fun),
Have an assortment of t-shirts and jeans.
I spent lots of time at the public library,
I am learning sign language,
I like the color blue (most all shades),
I like the number 3,
I seem to be collecting ribbon and fat quarters now days.
I also like stationary - paper products.

I love the moon and the promise of a new day to follow.
mmm what else,

let me know if you can think of anything else I should include and I will.

Thanks for including me in this great Swap-bot site.

What I want .....

  • I am new at this, so anything goes - for now. I may change that statement later.

  • Items I am looking for --

    • I have recently started a few quilting projects and would like a variety of Fat Quarters (18x22) all 100% cotton please
    • I have been making hair bows with takes a lot of ribbon (grosgrain - 1/2 " or smaller is preferred) any color is good
    • I am a knitter, I would like to add to my collection of yarn (cotton, wool or spun bamboo) any weight or color
    • Stationary items will never be a miss with me, I love notes pads, pens, paper, envelopes, stickers, cards and even post it pads.
    • I am a reader and have a large collection of bookmarks, store bought, hand made, collectible or basic everyday usable.
    • I have recently started collecting state postcards too. I would like to collect from all around the world, but I will start small and hope the USA.
    • I like tea - hot tea, cold tea, green tea, white tea, black tea, herbal tea, ect. My favorite of the moment is Chai teas, specifically spiced Chai - but that could change. I do prefer the individually wrapped bags, please.
    • Love to learn new ways of doing things, learning a new craft or a new technique, even a new recipe (although I am not a very good cook)
    • I use incense occasionally, I prefer melting wax but also use cones and sticks (cinnamon, rain, light floral - mostly baking or natural scents)
    • I am addicted to lip balms, I prefer ones with sun screen, moisturizers or medicated. Both lip balms and gum, I like mints. I occasionally use fruity (NOT a big fan of Carmex though). I typically use Blistex as a good old stand by, but often find other brands to try.
    • I have started making dotee dolls (not the greatest yet, but working on it).
    • Have also started making FB's, only made a few and gotten a few - not sure if I like them, but will continue doing them for a while, fun to do something new and meet people that also like to do different things.

** Other things that I would like are:

  • Never done a matchbox or tea bag craft but would love to try if I could see one first it would be better. (Ok, now that I have seen a tea bag folding, I am even for eager to try ..... soon.)
  • I had never heard of Kawaii until I started swapping her on Swap-Bot, have to say I am interested now. Wouldn't mind getting some and learning more about them.

  • Been doing Playing Card Swaps, I am actually building a new deck and getting a few extra for altering into ATC's. What fun, but I am still missing some (a lot actually).

  • DON'T WANT ..... Not much of a list here.

    • I don't like coffee.
    • I don't like Carmex lip care products
    • I don't like or wear perfume, I am allergic to some so best not any.
    • Don't like rude people. (my husband hates it) I give everyone the benefit of doubt - as long as you try to do what is expected / asked of you.

Flakers .....

I am a little bummed, one of my first swaps - I sent mine out, marked it sent, received mine, rated the sender, but one of the people I sent to (it was a 5 partner swap) still has not rated me. I have seen several people call out flakers on this site and I may do the same ..... later.

I just wanted to say that ..... * I will send out (hopefully) on time but I will never NOT send out my swap. I have been doing 'exchanges' on other sites for a long time and been late a few times, but never neglected to send out my exchange. * I will always rate within a day or 2 of receiving my swaps. I don't like waiting to know if someone got something and so I won't make anyone else wait to see if I got a swap.
* I really like this site so far and want to do my part to keep it going and to keep others doing it with me.

  • I don't go to the post office everyday, but I am willing to try just about any swap.

Please don't flake on me - I won't flake on you :)


thislifeofa rated for Rainbow of Grannies - August on Sep 8, 2014
Comment: THANK YOU! I love the squares. It was worth the wait, you went above and beyond the requirements and stayed in touch with me. I really appreciate that! I will be posting a picture of the squares on my blog soon (there is a link on my profile). Thank you again!
ina rated for Monthly Grannies -July on Aug 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks for your lovely grannies.My blanket is growing.
Comment: Thanks for the squares...a nice surprise when I got home from vacation
scrapingd rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap: Blue on Jul 24, 2014
Comment: thank you so much!
craftycrocheter rated for Monthly Grannies -July on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares.
Comment: Thank you. I look forward to reading them.
tucanina rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 27, 2014
Comment: Never heard for Sarah A. Allen before this swap, but now it is on my list. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Hello and thank you for the very sweet strips. My favorite is, "take a deep breath, it's just a bad day, not a bad life." So true. I hope that you are enjoying this summer season. Blessings,
Patty66 rated for Dishcloth Swap (International) on Jun 26, 2014
Comment: I really love them thank you!
cgalery rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 25, 2014
yolomba rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you! Sounds all very interesting!
Response: Thanks. :-)
Katiad rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your list! I actually have just begun Lost Lake and it was my 'current read' book for my list that I sent out! I do love Sarah's writing! I have never read Debbie Macomber but I will have to try them!
Response: Thanks, I love SAA & Debbie, they are my 2 favs. They both write gentle romance, if you like that sorry of things. Good luck finding something to start with, Debbie has 100+ books to choose from.
basykes rated for Reading list #1 on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: I like the term "Friendship Fiction." Good books. Thanks.
Response: Thanks, I make my own genres :)
Comment: Hi, Deb!! Thanks so much for your beautiful granny squares. The "sun" square is stunning and you should forward your pattern along with it when you send them, it's that beautiful!! I absolutely love doing these swaps also and am signed up for August already. Thanks again!! Chari
Response: Soo glad you liked it, it was harder than I expected it to be. I love these swaps also, I have become addicted to making Granny Squares. Thanks so much.
felixo42 rated for New dishcloths, anyone? #2 on Jun 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the fun dishcloths! I love the red white and lie pattern one.
Response: So glad they made it.
blueapplegallery rated for Plarn on May 28, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the awesome plarn water bottle holder. :)
Response: So glad it made it, hope it comes in handy at some point. Thanks :)
myfairladyxx rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #5 on May 5, 2014
Comment: Hi Debbie! Got your teas in the mail today, I always drink tea on my walk to work so I will give them a try this week! Thanks the for unique blends :)
Response: Hope you like them, enjoy your walk.
MorahLaura rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap: Pink on May 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the 2 beautiful dish cloths! I really like the Afghan stitch one, but they're both lovely. Happy crocheting!
Response: Thank s, I had fun making them for you. I hope the come in handy.

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Jtyre1984 on Aug 17, 2014:

I sent you a e-mail and didn't receive a answer back I would like to make this swap up to you I have not been on swap bot for 2 years and i would love to start swapping again and this is the only 1 i have ever received please let me no how i can fix it


bbsporty on Apr 29, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

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lsmahutchin on Apr 29, 2013:

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2013:

From all of us at The Friendship Circle~

RyeRye on Feb 8, 2013:

Thanks for thinking of me on my Birthday!

mumbles17 on Aug 6, 2012:

thanks so much for the WTA #34 love the note pad and FAB gel pens!

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