Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2020 12:49 am


Date Joined: December 14, 2008
Last Online: June 5, 2012
Birthday: September 6
Country: United States
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About Me

Live in beautiful western Wash., married, have three beautiful dogs (two male Great Pyrenees and a spunky girl who is 3/4 Border Collie and 1/4 Great Pyrenees), four cute guinea pigs and three chickens. I am a Christian who, after attending various traditional churches the past 3 years, ended up joining a contemporary non-denominational church, where the services and people were so alive and vibrant that it drew me in. I'm an avid crocheter, collect sheep items and postcards, and enjoy watching classic movies, true crime shows, NASCAR races, NFL football and figure skating.

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting; have also done cross-stitch, beading and a little sewing, but mainly crochet. I am a true crochet addict and usually do some every day. Items I make include afghans, scarves, hats, doilies, table runners, Barbie clothes, dishcloths, hotpads baby clothes, ornaments - you name it! I have tried to learn knitting on a few occasions and it didn't take, so I took a private one-hour lesson in April '09. It felt totally awkward and I could tell I would not enjoy it at all. So I finally am done thinking and wondering if I could or should try to knit. No offense to you knitters; enjoy your craft. But I am exclusively and passionately a crocheter!!!

Favorite Music

This is detailed on the interests page of my site evergreenrefuge.org - please visit! Favorite genres are country, soft rock, big band, and easy listening.

Favorite Movies

This is detailed on the interests page of my site evergreenrefuge.org - please visit! I will say that though I like certain modern movies and stars, I am a long-time fanatic of old 20s to 50s movies. I record many of the oldies shown on Turner Classic Movies on our DVR during the week so I can watch them during evenings and weekends.

Favorite Television

This is detailed on the interests page of my site evergreenrefuge.org - please visit! I love crime dramas (especially NCIS and CSI: NY), certain vintage comedies and dramas, certain reality shows, NASCAR races, NFL games (Da Bears!), Cubs baseball (yes, am originally from Chicago), and figure skating. And -- The Dog Whisperer!

Stuff I Like to Receive

Great Pyrenees or Collie dog items, sheep figurines, stuffed sheep, most any other sheep collectibles, teddy bears, soft worsted weight or sport weight quality yarns (no fuzzy, bumpy or novelty yarns, please) or #10 premium crochet thread, size I metal or #3 and #5 steel crochet hooks, silver jewelry (note: if you send bracelets or rings, I have tiny wrists and fingers), postcards of where you live (especially views down streets - I prefer to receive postcards no larger than 4 x 6"), instant mocha or chai latte mix, pretzels (not chocolate-covered), pistachios. Favorite colors are (home decor) burgundy, sage, hunter, peach, cream, navy, and (apparel) burgundy, teal/turquoise, royal purple, black. No candles, colognes, lotions, candy or gum. Favorite scents are lily and gardenia. I love Hawaiian White Ginger (Avon).

Swap-bot Experiences

They've definitely been positive for the most part. I've had one person who still never sent theirs and another I had an incident with, which we mutually agreed to remove our comments concerning that. I am enjoying Swap-bot and feel a swapper will get what they put into it. I send great swaps on time and have enjoyed the same for the most part. We really will sow what we reap....I do need to cut back for awhile on the swaps where items larger than postcards and letters (and maybe an occasional dishcloth) are sent, as the postage was getting to be too much.

9/20/11 -- WOW, someone just decided to ruin my perfect Swap-Bot rating today. And why? Because I sent her swap 3 days later than the deadline. I had explained that due to my work schedule, I can only get to the p.o. on Saturdays. I even sent her two items I hand-crocheted instead of the one that was required, because of the slight delay. And still she gave me a 3. This is what I get for swapping again after hibernating for a year. Maybe I'll hibernate again for good, if this is what people think of the time I take to hand-make them an extra item....


PurpleButterfly rated for 30 days of September on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: I got the 30 days if September journal today, but haven't had time to read it, I did mine in a big one, more work then I had to! LOL But had a bad month so hope my partner is understanding!! If U would like it back just let me know!! After I read it anyway!! Thanks for sharing ur life with me!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Hope it doesn't bore you, LOL. It did say we were supposed to use at least 9x7" size, but I write small!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful package. I would love to visit Washington some day. There are so many interesting things there. I am saving the Elk Droppings till my grandchildren are here. They will get a kick out of those. Thanks again. I hope you get a package as wonderful as the one you sent to me. :)
Response: Thanks; I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I was shocked when I learned what it cost to mail (I think because of the two magazines), but wanted to give you a good idea of what it's like here. I do hope you get to visit one day!
earthnk rated for Something Special Home Made on Sep 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for sending. Per rating guidelines I"m sorry to rate you a 3 but the send by date for this swap was 8/24 you contacted me 8/27 to say you can only ship on Saturdays and would be shipping late.
Response: I apologize (AGAIN) for the brief delay in sending - but I don't think it's very nice of you to downgrade me and spoil my perfect Swap-bot rating because of a 3-day delay. I have no control over my schedule that only allows me to get to the p.o. on a Saturday. AND - I sent you two very nice hand-crocheted items instead of one to make up for the delay. What about what I sent you? Didn't that mean anything?
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter. We did get hit hard by hurricane Irene, but to some our damage was minimal(roof damage, 2 leaks and window leaks). We will probably have debris around for months. The golf course still is not open since the hurricane. We have some very angry golfers. Shirley
Response: Sorry to hear about your storm damage! Would love to hear from you when you get a chance.
Comment: Thanks for everything.
Response: You're welcome! Enjoyed being in this swap.
zigg13pra rated for TWIST AND SHOUT on Aug 10, 2011
Comment: That's neat how you can do that around a cd! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome; glad you liked it.
Swan rated for Share Your Testimony on Aug 6, 2011
Comment: I enjoyed reading everything. Thanks! (My husband still thinks I'm one of those "fanatics".)
Response: You're welcome; I was glad to share it!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Share Your Testimony on Aug 5, 2011
Comment: Thank you for your awesome testimony!
Response: You're welcome; I enjoyed the opportunity to share it,
bean rated for Thread Crochet - For the Kitchen on Apr 17, 2010
Comment: thank you for the gorgeous doily, Teri - I love it, you do beautiful work! <3
Response: Glad you liked it! I wish I'd remembered to take a pic of it for my crochet pages on my web site. But I expect I will be using that pattern again in the future.
lcove2000 rated for Knit or Crochet Washcloth & Soap on Mar 1, 2010
Comment: The washcloth was beautiful! Is it egyptian cotton? Is it machine wash/dry? I would love if you would share that pattern with me. I love the soap, smells like sleepytime tea (one of my favorites). Thank you for all the "extra" patterns. I liked it a lot! Thanks very much!
Response: Glad you liked it! If it was the star shape, Google "Beth's Little Star". Versatile pattern - good for dishcloths and even thread doilies, not just afghans! And I believe I used KnitPicks "Shine Sport" yarn. I don't get their catalogs any more since they igniore us crocheters, but I buy that yarn when I find it on eBay.
Comment: Thank you for all my lovely crocheted goodies. I look forward to giving some of the patterns a try.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked what I made and sent. Hope to swap again sometime.
yellowsubfreak rated for Post Cards In An Envelope #2 on Nov 4, 2009
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely postcards! Thanks for including such a wide variety. Sorry it's taken me so long to rate.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked them.
KatyC rated for Post Cards In An Envelope #2 on Oct 12, 2009
Response: Thanks for the heart!
zhikoritah rated for Getting Personal on Oct 8, 2009
sillychicken rated for Post Cards In An Envelope #2 on Oct 4, 2009
Comment: Thanks for all the great cards. I love them!
Maferu rated for Getting Personal on Sep 30, 2009
Response: Thanks for the heart!
lvoisa rated for Getting Personal on Sep 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed you answers!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
SnuggleGiraffe rated for Getting Personal on Sep 26, 2009
Comment: Thank you for your answers and responses =]
Response: It's been great meeting you, and thanks for the heart!
tweeandbiscuits rated for Getting Personal on Sep 26, 2009
Comment: Thankyou for your answers.
Response: Thanks for the heart! and for the dialogue on the follow-ups. We can graciously agree to disagree.
chachakate rated for Something Random Just For Me! on Sep 13, 2009
Comment: Teri, Thank You so much for the sweetest package ever. Everything is awesome. Can't wait to try the patterns and receipes. You really made my day.
Response: So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart! Hope to swap again sometime.

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SecretSheep on Aug 1, 2009:

Hi! I am thrilled that you have chosen to join my Sheep Swap and that you will enjoy it!

jeanetteB on May 20, 2009:

Hello Teresa, I sent your post card out today. The space for address is small so I think they can read it fine, but if you do not get it soon Please let me know. I did my road like you said you like to see, Blessings sister Jeanette

Franzi89X on May 15, 2009:

Hey, I just created a new group swap for all the Lip Balm lovers so I invite u to join our new swap and hope u will enjoy it! 

It is weekend Baby!

grannylove60 on May 3, 2009:

Welcome to Granny Squares Galore

JeniBean on Apr 5, 2009:

Hey there! Thanks so much for your enouraging words with the crochet experience. I am going to try what you suggested - and look forward to learning new things! Jennifer

AngieTheArtist on Feb 8, 2009:

Jesus swap

Hi, you praying lady, please check out this swap

biasbabe on Dec 24, 2008:


For the Holidays

biasbabe on Dec 16, 2008:


Glad to Have you in the Group

Cyndir on Dec 15, 2008:

Thanks for joining Email Pen Pal Swap and Welcome to Swap-bot! I hope you have fun writing your emails and maybe making a friend or two!

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