Note to partners: because of some really late swaps sent to me in recent months I'm putting it out there that if you choose to send your swap late by more than a few days I will rate it down to a 3 - no matter how nice it is, no matter how many extras, no matter if you send a pm.
I'm a gracefully aging grandmother with a happy lifestyle. San Diego native born and feel quite the lucky gal because of it! I've been sewing since I was 5 and learned embroidery, knitting, quilting and beadwork. These days I focus mainly on knitting, crochet, and felt items. Because I can produce so much I sell at local craft fairs and shows (for 35 years!) wholesale to shops and sell on etsy.
I also teach crochet at a local homeless, day shelter for women who live on the streets. Donations of crochet hooks very much appreciated!
I work nights so I miss most TV and watch movies instead. Not into sports because I had a polio illness, but heck, I swim a mile and take dance classes for exercise - that's more than enough.
I live in a small place so I tend not to collect things that won't be put to use or consumed. So many things are pretty and will make me smile but I just have no where for them to go!
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only annoys the pig and wastes your time.
"What it means is that you should never try to convince somebody to your way of thinking. Not only will you most likely be unsuccessful you may damage the relationship with the person at the same time.
I don't argue, or have discussions with argumentative and disagreeable people.
Not a list of gimmies, just hints for my partners:
Knitting, crochet notions
Magazines (old is good - love 50s-70s stuff)
Soap (rose, carnations,honeysuckle, and lilly)
Favorite colors: silver, pistachio green or avocado green.
Kitchen colors: Orange, harvest gold, avocado green and white. Contrast of white pottery, dark wood and silver.
I like coffee, K-cups and fruit flavored teas. I drink a lot of decaf teas (not herbal - but decaf)
Favorite snack: Sugar-free cookies, gum, candies.
I gave away most of my stamps and supplies...and then... bammm... need some now.
$1 acrylic stamps of simple designs or single words (i.e. inspire, create, hope etc.)
Marvy markers or brush type for inking up the stamps
Thrift store bits and pieces, zippers and such.
Stickers and scrapbooking stuff
I'm sure they are great, but I don't collect, ATCs, FBs, postcards, and most of the paper crafts.
My favorite yarns are worsted weight and mostly consist of bamboo, wools or good acrylics with smooth finishes so I can see the stitch patterns like cables show up better. I'm the rare knitter who doesn't make socks (it's too warm here). I like to knit in the round on double point needles and use a lot of markers and cable needles.
I'm not at all a snobbish knitter about yarn. But please, if it's a yarn swap for something specific and nicer I will be sending nice yarn and hope for the same in return.
Most of these I like to donate to the ladies at the shelter so I can always use more:
Free pattern leaflets for crochet and knitting Grocery totes Hard-shell eyeglass cases (hook holders) Crochet hook any size Knit & crochet magazines Small measuring tape Small scissors
Thank goodness the list isn't long but I think people should know. All were contacted, but I never heard from them.
• Felt Sleep Mask - tynkabell
• Dish Cloth #6, Last But Not Least - libertyfarmquilter (host) This was graciously angeled by drmeaie
• Crochet Lip Balm Holder - elizaramey
• Send Anything Inter - ouroboros - Recently angeled by babyamy!
• Mala 1 : Prayer Bead Swap - International - 2 partners who flaked: dontcallmedotty and Inspirazione
For what ever reason these are the swappers who didn't rate me for my swaps sent.
Spend Save Give Jars - TheZaftigLatina
Coffee & A Mug - catchahug, she answered pm and said Thanks, loved it, hearts - but wont rate.
Crazy About Knitting - panderan
Odd Ball Yarn - aallen66
September Birthdays Swap - Lucky12324
Bead Swap - ohnayam
Food Pincushion - valeriehope
Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - yvonne1968
Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - endiahna
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