Date Joined: January 18, 2012
Last Online: March 28, 2017
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
1/14/2016 am updating my profile today so things are a little more relevant.
I love to quilt and mostly make quilts as gifts or charity. I like to challenge myself to try different patterns and techniques. I love redwork quilts
Last year I made 6 Quilts of Valor and awarded them to some veterans or their family members. I plan to make 3 more this year.
I also, like to make angels from fabric and lace.
A few years ago I took some embroidery lessons. I find I really enjoy it but, don't get a lot of time for it. My favorite is red or blue work embroidery.
I do some crochet. Mostly small items.
I love to cook and have developed some pretty good recipes that my family likes over the years.
My birthday is on Valentines's Day. I enjoy getting and giving valentines, heart shaped cakes and other heart shaped items.
.My husband and I have been married 43 years as of December of last year. We have a son and a daughter, 4 grand daughters and 2 grand sons
My daughter and her husband adopted 2 beautiful little girls about 4 years ago and since have adopted two more girls and a little boy. They are in the process of adopting a little baby boy. The adoption should be finalized by the end of February. My daughter and I find pleasure in making dresses for the girls. We will do it until they want us to quit.
I also have a little bichon/pekinese mix dog named Bucky. He really likes to cuddle and is a great companion.
My favorite foods are pizza, mexican food, some chinese foods, ice cream and chocolate. However, I don't eat as much of these as I would like for some obvious reasons. I lost 55 pounds a couple of years ago and have kept it off.I still have more to go though. I don't intend to gain any of it back so am becoming fonder of fruits and vegetables.
I enjoy gardening and reaping the bounty at the end of the season. There is nothing better than fresh tomatoes and cucumbers straight from the garden. However, I don't have the space right now for anything but a small herb garden
My husband and I have been retired just over 3 years now. We were hoping to travel through the 50 states by motor home but, other things have changed our plans for now.
IMy favorite gemstones are Amethyst (my birthstone) and ametrine (a combination of amethyst and citrine) Citrine is my husbands birthstone. I have a small collection of these stones and others.
I like pretty ribbons with polka dots ,checked or plaid; threads, and buttons (especially heart shaped) I like getting and giving heart shaped items.
Favorite fabrics are the 1930's reproductions,The Civil War reproduction fabrics, batiks and Amy Butler. I like Riley Blake fabrics especially the polka dots (white with black swiss dots is my favorite) Most Moda fabric lines especially Pat Sloan's fabric lines. I like fabrics with cherries printed on them and Christmas fabric with red cardinals.
Favorite colors for fabrics: I really like red and aqua and red and white together. Blue and yellow together is another favorite combination. I love fabrics with text and polka dots of any color. Some other faves are purples, greens and white on white. I love fabrics with cherries printed on them and fabric with cute hedgehogs. Christmas fabric with red cardinals. I also like the fabrics with snowflake prints on them especially the white on white. Any beachy or light house prints
I I love no bleed sharpies and post it notes or small note pads
I am a pushover for a pretty handmade tote bag. I also enjoy making them.
Favorite flowers are lilacs and roses. I love the scent of lavender and enjoy soaking with it in a warm tub of water or using a nice bar of lavender soap. Basically,anything lavender like sachets, oil etc.
Favorite birds are Red cardinals, chickadees and hummingbirds
I also like to collect healthy recipes and enjoy using various herbs (favorite is rosemary) and spices (love whole nutmeg) in my cooking.
I enjoy a good cup of green tea especially the citrus flavored ones.
I like semi sweet chocolate and prefer to linger over 1 good piece of chocolate instead of several pieces of the cheap stuff.
I love pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds, pistachios and peanuts.
I like nice photos of sunsets, beach scenes sea shells and sea life.
I don't knit and would love to have a hand knitted scarf or hat.
1930's reproduction fabric
Civil war reproduction fabric
Love batiks (purple tones, pink tones, green tones and aqua tones are my favorites but am happy with any I get)
small print sunshiny yellow fabric
small print dark blue fabric (like navy or indigo
Red and aqua prints
Red and white prints
Polka dot fabric
Amy Butler fabrics
Riley Blake fabrics (polka dots)
Pat Sloan fabric lines by Moda
home made quilt labels
II like children's novelty prints like hedgehogs, butterflies, lady bugs, horses, owls and other birds, things that go (trains, construction vehicles, trucks, planes etc)
Brown, black or red pigment pens ( size.005 or .10)
I love anything lavender (bath salts, hand made soap, sachets, body wash, oil etc.)
Embroidery patterns. Right now I am looking for horse and hedgehog patterns.
I DON'T like and/or DON'T want the following items:
I am very allergic to smoke. Please don't send anything that may possibly be exposed to smoke.
I don't want anything highly scented. I can use lavender as listed above but do not want anything other than that because of sensitivities
I like jewelry but don't wear it much.
anything with skulls, witches, gothic related. I am not a fan of Halloween items either.
Nothing that would be considered inappropriate for my young grandchildren to see.
I make the effort to send all swaps out on time. If there is a time that I am unable to send on time, you will be notified by me before swap ends. I try to send everything early but, nowadays I don't get to the post office as often as I used to.
If you do not receive a swap from me in a reasonable time, let me know. I will re send if necessary. I will never flake on any one because, for one thing, it isn't nice and for another, I wouldn't want it to happen to me.
If for some reason you are not happy with a swap, PM me and let me know. Perhaps we can work something out. I aim to make my partners happy.
Also, I try to rate my partners the same day I receive my package and would like the same courtesy from my swap partners. I put a lot of thought and time into the handcrafted items I swap and try to match them with profiles as much as possible so, it would be nice to get a few words of feedback from swap partners.
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