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rosiefsw

rosiefsw
Date Joined: December 29, 2009
Last Online: November 14, 2013
Birthday: April 7, 1949
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I live in South West England, close to the beautiful Devon coastline and on the edge of Dartmoor. My life is changing: my partner and I have parted amicably after 37 years and I am venturing out on my own. I have a lot of wonderful memories, but now it's time to create some new ones. A year on, I find I like living alone, doing my own thing, making my own decisions.
Toosie, 18 year old black and white cat has come to live with me. I think she likes the peace and quiet. Up until now I have always had dogs. I am learning Italian at a class once a week. My mother was Italian and lived in Trieste, N.Italy. My father was British and met her when he was in Italy in World War 2. But no-one spoke Italian to me!

Apart from walking (mainly with a group) I also do Iengar yoga because I think it's good for me to be stretched!

Favorite Crafts

I have done patchwork and quilting for years. I've made big quilts in the past but now enjoy making patchwork bags of all designs & collecting bag patterns. Through Swapbot I am becoming hooked on fabric postcards and bookmarks. I have been teaching myself to crochet and find it quite addictive - just simple scarves, hats and dishcloths. However, being lefthanded does cause some problems. I'm into recycling in a big way. I'm fascinated by other people's cast-offs and find things to upcycle in charity shops and car boot sales. I love making envelopes from interesting paper and am developing an interest in origami.

Favorite Music

Folk in all its guises - Dylan, Irish, female singers. Coldplay. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach.

Favorite Books

I read all the time and I hate to get rid of books. I read detectives, Anita Shreve, Annie Proux, Sue Miller - I tend to be attracted to female novelists. I have shelves of books on patchwork, crochet, sewing, gardening & cookery. I love books of sayings and quotations. I'm in a book club which meets each month to discuss whichever book we have chosen. It's a great way of getting to know authors you haven't read before.

Favorite Television

I try not to watch too much TV, but I like period plays, detective films, some reality programmes e.g. Celebrity Come Dancing.

I love to listen to the radio for news programmes, plays, documentaries and so on.

I like

Anything to do with sewing, patchwork,crochet, vegetarian food; making cakes; gardening (particularly scented flowers like roses, lilac, pinks, etc), green politics. I love dogs and cats and hens, but at the moment I just have a very old cat living out her last days with me because her owner couldn't keep her. Colours: purple, pink, blue, green, red.
Silver jewellery & sparkly things. Italy & all things Italian. Greece for holidays. Yoga. Walking by the sea & in the hills. Wildlife and nature. Fabric, fabric, fabric - 100% cotton, batik, or plain-ish fabric for patchwork. If we are swapping fabric with a motif: cats, dogs, hens, hearts and butterflies are my favourites.

I love buttons, interesting braid and lace; fabric postcards; stationery of all kinds, especially handmade envelopes..

Chocolate & all sweets; particularly marzipan, fudge, liquorice, aniseed, peppermint and anything chewy. I love all animals. My 6 year old granddaughter. Honesty, kindness, peace.

I don't like

I'm pretty laid-back about most things, and work on the basis 'I'm OK you're OK' (Eric Berne). Fabricwise, I don't like orange and brown. or children's prints, or Sunbonnet Sue.

I respect any religious beliefs you have, but please don't tell me about them.

I'm very conscientious about sending out my packages, so please tell me if yours hasn't arrived. Sometimes it takes an age to get to and from the UK. I love to give and receive hearts. If you're wondering... when I was first in Swapbot I was paired with someone whose taste was very different to mine and she thought the vintage stuff I sent was just a load of junk and she gave me a 3. Everyone else has been happy! I get very sad at people who don't rate the swaps they receive, and even sadder at the ones who don't send what they promised.

I would like

Fabric postcards and other handmade postcards. Origami paper. Interesting paper for envelopes. Handmade bookmarks. Handmade envelopes and cards. Pincushions.Needlebooks. In fact, anything you have put thought into and made for me will be highly appreciated.

I would like

This one is a special request, maybe for a private swap: would any knitters be willing to make me some colourful wool socks size 5 UK, 39 europe? In return I could sew you something, or send whatever you would like.

I can send

Postcards - both blank and written on. I'm not a collector, but I have amassed a huge collection!
Patchwork items like pin cushions, needlecases, bookmarks, cards and so on. Crochet hats and scarves. English chocolate like Cadbury's buttons. Biscuits and crisps. Old postage stamps, both used and unused from all around the world. Vintage postcards.

Ratings

moosemama rated for Private Swap moosemama/rosiefsw on Jul 6, 2012
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Comment: wow! I love my penny pockets-thanks so much! ;o)
LuldaCasadaga55 rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #40 on Jun 19, 2012
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Response: I'm glad it reached you after it got returned to me the the first time round.
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Comment: Hello Rosie!!! Thank you for the envelopes, I loved them!!! specially the one with egiptian design!! I love egypt and greek things!!!! Thank you also for the fabrics!!! Have a wonderful week!
Response: I'm glad you're happy. Thank you for the heart.
Treksek rated for 4 used + 1 new PC Swap #2 on Jun 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you!
Glenn rated for flat envies your choice #2 on Jun 22, 2011
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Comment: So sorry, I thought I had rated you for this and had already archived it! Thanks so much
thechefsin rated for April Stash Bust - 2nd Annual! on May 21, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for all the interesting things for my stash
perkl8r rated for rosiefsw & perkl8r 12 yoyo's on May 16, 2011
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Comment: Oh i love this package! Yo-yos are beautiful, so tiny. Buttons are my favorites, love the pincushion. Thank you for the sweet treats, and i especially love the lavender seeds. Thank you again for an excellent swap.
Response: I'm glad your package has arrived: I was getting worried it had gone astray. I've just got back from a week's holiday and found your rating.
Kms28 rated for UK BigFat Envie Swap #####5 on May 13, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much, this truly was a BigFat Stuffed Envie!!!!!! I love everything and you chose well!
Response: It was fun putting it together. Thank you for the heart.
Mieke rated for Make a pincushion! on May 11, 2011
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Comment: Thank you. It is very well made.
RainbowRose rated for Coasters - Senders choice on May 10, 2011
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Comment: Hi, I received a lovely packet from you uesterday. The coasters are lovely. And I adore the little extras you put in. Thank you so much. Have a good time on holiday!
wenot rated for QnT Pick 3 item Swap #2 on May 10, 2011
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Comment: thank you!
wenot rated for Quilting Chums Profile Fabric #2 on May 10, 2011
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Comment: thank you!
perkl8r rated for Quilting Chums Profile Fabric #2 on May 9, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the great red fabric! And thank you very much for the extras, see you again soon in a new swap.
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Comment: Lovely - thx dear! I will repurpose the first one as it came quite neatly off its backing. (";)
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Comment: Sorry I'm late in rating - they arrived before I went on holiday and then I forgot! Thank you for the gorgeous cards. I love the one with the labels. I've often debated doing something with labels so thank you for the inspiration xxx
Response: I'm glad you got them - I was beginning to worry. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Hi Rosie, thank you so much for the wonderful package! I was over the moon when I opened it this afternoon after a very long and boring day at work - what a fantastic surprise to come home to :) I can't wait to put the yarn and envelopes to good use and to get the postcards into my album. Your handmade flower also made me smile. Thank you for making my day! Holly xoxo
Response: It was fun finding things I hoped you would like. Thank you for the heart.
lizzie55555 rated for Make a pincushion! on May 4, 2011
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Comment: thank you for the pin cushions they are really beautiful also thanks for the note cards i do hope you get yourself a cat or dog soon they make great companions
Brighteyes1028 rated for Button Magnets on May 4, 2011
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Comment: Thank you!
Moineau rated for Spring Bookmark Swap on May 2, 2011
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Comment: What a beautiful bookmark, how cleverly done! I will treasure it. And thanks for the lovely Liberty fabric pieces, I'll check my stash and see if I got something for a private swap :)

Rating Overview

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4.9884 147 5 7
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129 171 1 0
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Comments

biasbabe on Jul 1, 2012:

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supercalisto on Jun 12, 2012:

How odd your right the same thing for me. I unsent it and sent it againa and this seems to of fixed it

biasbabe on Jun 10, 2012:

Hey there; If you ever want to do the Fabric Mouse pad and might want to do it later on, you can use tacky glue and water (just remember to use 2 portions of glue by one of water) Hope this helps since you said you couldn't find Modge podge.

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

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RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

rosiefsw on Aug 29, 2011:

RyeRye, that is one laidback cat! What a lovely clip - it makes me laugh every time I see it.

rosiefsw on Aug 29, 2011:
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