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snickerdoodle21

snickerdoodle21
Date Joined: November 9, 2011
Last Online: September 23, 2018
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States

About Me

I am always creating something crafty! Fabric is my favorite medium to use. Saturated colors, batiks, textures and polka dots, paisleys and swirls, word or text, pinks, blues, oranges, fall colors, I love them all. I am NOT fond of most civil war (pretty patterns, just too many muddy colors), food fabric or baby novelty fabric.

I like applique quilts and smaller quilt projects like runners or table toppers. I have my eye on the Baltimore Fall and Baltimore Christmas patterns. Maybe someday.

I've dabbled in scrapbooking and hand needlework (embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch) for years though for the life of me, I can't get the hang of crochet and knitting, depressing. Update: I'm just starting to get the hang of crochet. My dish cloths are a little wonkey but improving. I've graduated from basic granny square to some interesting stitches. Yay for you tube videos!

I am working on a hexie (Grandmother's Garden) quilt. It's my "waiting room" quilt. I take a small gift bag with my hexies to stitch to different apointments. I love to work with wool- all those hand dyed colors! and easy to stitch. I've had fun making some Junker Jane dolls. The challenge of combining different elements is loads of fun.

I am enjoying creating ATCs now. The creativity when combining different but interesting elements is exciting and challenging. I find I'm attracted to florals, botanicals, birds, butterflies, bunnies, hedgehogs and cats. But then I also like grunge and industrial/steampunk. Maybe, because my husband is an architect, I like blueprints of anything, buildings or mechanical. Watercolor or color pencil used on ATCs is a favorite as well as hidden pockets with small surprises that find their way into what I make.

I have started to work on some multimedia canvas projects recently. I like the combining of textures and playing around with color. My stash of stencils is growing as well as different color mediums.

Family- I have one boys in high school and one just graduated and getting ready to go off to college. My husband is my best friend and we don't get away with each other often enough. I have three cats and a dog and a bearded dragon lizard named Spike.

I love to read and have solved the problem of which to do, sew or read, by listening to audio books on my iphone and sewing on my machine at the same time. My family knows they have to let me turn off the audio story before I can listen to them. The books range from sci-fi to regency romance to espionage.

I like to see what I can find at garage sales and thrift stores that I can use in crafting. I also keep an eye out for really old cookbooks, hopefully one's with the cooks comments written in them.

I love to bake but I eat what I make.... my body can't take all those calories!

I live in suburbia but think I would like living/owning a small farm.

Instagram - diane.kennedy3 flickr name - 21bakerstreet

For swaps, I could always use pearl thread, cute buttons, Fat Quarters, wool scraps, small crochet or embroidered items, pincushions, pins, ric rack, ribbon. trim and lace, ephemera, maps, fun paperclips, stencils, patterned napkins, etc.. anything sent to me will be appreciated always.

Ratings

Seacrow rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #4 on Sep 23, 2018
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Comment: Love the butterfly block and cute little scooter fabric. Thank you for cute addition to my quilt!
jeka396 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! Sept on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for sending this wonderful package of papers and more for this swap. What an absolute surprise to have gotten this in the mail today! I am so beyond delighted, this was extremely generous! I can’t wait to use it!! Thank you times a million!
jn6754 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: The scraps are great. I'm working on 2 different scrap patterns right now. These will work beautifully in them. Thank you.
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Comment: Finally arrived today after spending a week in Des Moines, IA. Nice greens, thank you and for fabric.
Germanbaby77 rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #4 on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Very nicely done! i love the material you choose. Thank you for the extra 5" square as well!
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Comment: I adore everything you sent. Thank you for peeking at my profile and making it extra special.
tonat80 rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #4 on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE the block you made!! so cute and perfect for the quilt. Also, thank you for the extra square. I can definitely use it too.
junemoon rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the blue/black & white prints. They're really nice additions to my stash.
Chaosfay rated for AQ~ ? Mystery Fabric Swap! ? on Sep 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! It's adorable! I don't do English Paper Piecing but I'll definitely have use for it.
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Comment: I am in love with these napkins! Also these profile goodies are too cool especially the stamps :) Thanks for an amazing swap!
Fabriqueen rated for I Spy Jar Quilting Blocks #4 on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling block and the ant fabric! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Dear Diane, I can't have enough words to describe how happy you made me sending me the swap wonderful swap!!! I love all the goodies you sent me, all the vintage papers, little printed vintage images(where did you find these), napkins, stickers.... so much more!!! This is one of the funnest and best swap I received in a long,long time!! Thank you so much! I wish I could give you 100 hearts!!!!
MusiqueAly rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful fat eights! Happy Swapping!
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Comment: thank you!
perkl8r rated for AQ~ Simple for the summer! on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! trying not to get coffee and tea on it....thank you
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Comment: Thank you and for fabric. I've done same as you, sewed all the colors.
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Comment: Thanks for an awesome package!! Loved everything!!
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Comment: So pretty!
ScrapHappySewer rated for Pink Quilt Square (QC) on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely love your quilt squares! Can't wait to put them in a quilt. I would love the cutting measurements to make more of them using my fabrics!
jj9jj rated for Pink Quilt Square (QC) on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Love the squares. Especially the heart one!

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Comments

crystalite on Aug 21, 2018:

Received AZmom’s journal today! -chrissy

BennysMumma on Jul 18, 2018:

thank you

Diane, thank you for the great autism fabric, that was really sweet of you! :)

hibiscus on Apr 2, 2018:

Great jam finish on the “flowery” set...those extras were great! Thanks so much

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

esmy77 on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank you for the kind rating

on the Halloween ephemera

snail mail by esmeralda3

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

fall

WaywardDreamer3 on Sep 30, 2017:

I recieved the package from the "Quick, I need" tag ! It is so amazingly kind of you, I really did just keep saying "oh, wow"! And it's lovely! Thank you so much !

nanthom on Jan 30, 2013:

Thanks so much for the two fat quarters for QnT WTA #16. These are a nice addition to my stash!

craftycrocheter on Dec 24, 2012:

Thank you for the lovely button and fabric squares, for the button bingo.

biasbabe on Oct 7, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

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