Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 2:56 am


Date Joined: August 4, 2019
Last Online: May 16, 2021
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mother of 7 children ages 5-19. I love to do crafts as a sanity break.I enjoy crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, making ATCs, and getting happy mail!

A year ago I was looking forward to this school year as my very first year to have an empty house during the day! All kids in school, what would I do? More crafts, get a part-time job? Sadly Covid-19 has flipped my dream upside down. Instead of my oldest 2 moving out and all other kids in school during the day, all 7 are home all of the time! Wow how fast a dream can be shattered. All schooling is now online including the ones that were supposed to going to college. We are using K12, so all of them were sent computers and books. Our kitchen table looks like a computer lab! It's not all bad. I do love spending more time with my children.

I grew up in southeast Idaho, in Rigby, but currently live in Port Angeles, Washington. It is on the top of Washington's peninsula. I can see Victoria, Canada to the north over the ocean waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the beautiful Olympic Mountains to the south. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration when I was pregnant with my second child. I have been blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom for my small army of children. Keeping up with them is a full time job.

Ravelry: kirkdebb Instagram: goldennimbuscreations

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting is my favorite craft. I especially love making amigurumis. But I also make hats, gloves, afghans, bags, etc.

Knitting is also fun to do, but dangerous with children. I have gone to the bathroom to come back and found my children sword fighting with my knitting needles and my project on the floor, all my stitches dropped and mangled. Crochet hooks are less interesting to boys, thus I do a lot more crocheting.

I also love to piece quilts. It is fun to see how different fabrics work together. I was in a group where we did an ugly quilt contest. Everyone donated fabrics we didn't want that they thought were "ugly". The coordinator organized the fabric into bags. Each of us took a bag and made a quilt. Every quilt turned out amazing! These ugly fabrics we didn't like were changed into works of art. Truly an life changing event that has helped me look at life and fabric differently.

Favorite Animal

I love turtles, especially sea turtles. For Mother's Day last year my kids gave me a sea turtle with the phrase "Live at your own pace".

I love sunflowers and it is my kitchen's is theme.

Favorite Books

Fablehaven, Beyonders, Septimus Heap, Harry Potter, Bartemaeus Trilogy, Searching for Dragons, Lockwood and Co, etc.

I love a good mystery, but also enjoy classics like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Lord of the Rings, etc.

Favorite Movies

All the Marvel and DC movies. Star Wars and Star Trek. Disney. Musicals, Bollywood.

My favorite Chinese series is called Eternal Love. Definately recommend, amazing story, excellent acting, beautiful sets and costumes.

Child Swap

I have 7 children. Please choose who you would like.

Gideon 19, favorite colors are black and red.

Eva 17, favorite colors are pink and teal.

Cecelia 15, favorite color is purple.

Gildon 13, favorite color red.

Ishmael 10, favorite color blue.

Gabriel 8, favorite color green.

Gavin 5, favorite color purple.

My girls would like bath bombs, lip chap, gel pens, yarn (Cecelia crochets), paint (Eva paints), ironic/corny backpack pins, fun socks, etc.

My younger boys enjoy legos and building blocks, small cars, dinosaurs, candy(anything but black licorice), glow sticks, etc.

My older boys would enjoy headphones or another small electronic.


For yarn or fabric swaps I prefer bright colors. I don't like pastel colors as much. Also, please no character prints.

I would love any sunflower fabrics as I am working on a wall hanging for my kitchen.


I always send and I try to always rate. Please contact me if you have a problem. I have 7 children at home and life can be crazy.

I usually rate a 5, but have had to rate 1's for the following users: Rose8990, sticheddreams, tashia9965, peachyplum, Cmarsh13. I never received the swap from them. I have messaged them and recieved no response. Some have read and ignored my message others seem to have left Swapbot entirely (their last sign-in date was months ago).If someone needs some extra time, I will gladly wait to rate if I receive a message. No swap and no communication will get a 1. I will happily change my rating to a 5 if they contact me. I totally understand how life can be crazy and the postal system unreliable. I've had two packages lost by the USPS in the last few years. One was to my sister who also lives in Washington. The other one April 2020 was an order from Amazon. The tracking shows it arrived in my town on the delivery day then the next update showed it was in Wenatchee, WA which is 6 hours away and then no more updates. I have lived at my current address for only a year and a half and have had the postman misdeliver my mail to someone else (luckily they dropped it off) or deliver someone else's mail to me 6 times. If you contact me and say you mailed it I will trust your word. Please message me and let me know your side. Complete silence from your end is very frustrating to me.


ABC of things I like (work in progress):


B- butterflies, buttons, brads

C- cactus, canning, crocheting

D- dragonflies, dragons

E- envelopes, elves

F- fabric, family, fairies

G- galaxy

H-hedgehogs, Halloween (my favorite holiday)

I-ice cream (we have a family tradition where we have "sundaes on Sunday", usually it's just an ice cream cone, the kids love getting ice cream when we come home from church)

J- jellyfish, jam

K- knitting

L- lady bugs, llamas

M- moon

N- narwhals

O- octopus

P- platypus, pumpkins

Q- quilts

R- rain, rainbows

S- sunflowers, sea turtles, sewing, shells (my maiden name is Schell)

T- turtles,


V- vampire




Z- zippers

Wish List

Anything with sea turtles or sunflowers. A magnet with the name of your city/state/country. Soft or fancy yarn (not wool).


Comment: Isn't it amazing how babies can swim? It just amazes me! Thanks for the images and for joining this swap.
Comment: Thank you
vlhafer54 rated for QNT Flower shaped mug rug on May 16, 2021
Comment: I love it - it's so cute - Thank you!
Comment: Cute frog images, thank you!
Comment: OMG you have me laughing with these images, thank you so much!
Poeprincess rated for ABCs: Steampunk Gears on May 13, 2021
Comment: Such fun! Thanks for sending the beginnings—now to put them together.
Comment: Thank you! Happy National Choc Chip Day to you too! :)
Comment: The lost sock comics you found are so cute! Thank you!
perkl8r rated for QNT challenge Leaf #2 4 leaf clover on May 12, 2021
Comment: wow, that was an intricate pattern...thanks for sharing it and for the beautiful block
makestuff rated for NFSC: Red Mug Rug on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty mug rug. I love the diamond pattern you used. Thanks!
Mimosagirl rated for AAA: Challenge #3 Flowers on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! I’m impressed. You really did a great job on this and it was admired by several guests I had here last week. Maybe it also tempted a couple of people to start making ATCs to collect and trade! I’m happily adding this to my collection album ❤️
fortannam rated for Monthly Christmas tag swap!!-May on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tag and envelopes... you envelope was split open most of the way along the bottom so I got one tag with Santa & HoHoHo and two envelopes, but that’s it, I figured it was you from the address label and since this was my only Christmas themed swap!
Comment: Thank you for the images and brightening my page.
DaisyNY rated for CR: USA- Dragonfly Mail Art on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! I particularly like the envelope it came in. By the bye, I saw this crochet artist, Yulia Ustinova, and thought of you. Do you know of her? ~~~ https://visualdiplomacyusa.blogspot.com/2018/03/artist-of-day-march-3-4-yulia-ustinova.html
Comment: Thanks for the space day pics:)
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and the images are great!
Comment: Thank you for the cute images!
Comment: Thank you for the great images!
CWUmom rated for Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the images. May the fourth be with you.

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mchesser12 on May 16, 2021:

for: WnWHS - Dance Like a Chicken Day

mchesser12 on May 14, 2021:

for: WnWHS - Frog Jumping Day

BellaRose on May 13, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - National Chocolate Chip Day

Wambatty on May 13, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - National Chocolate Chip Day Cookie Monster Eating GIF By Sesame StreetChocolate Chip Food GIF

Flamingoloon on May 10, 2021:

Flamingoloon on May 10, 2021:

I've lost my mind and my socks!



Flamingoloon on May 10, 2021:

bluecrayons on May 9, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap-Lost Sock Memorial Day!

May 9 of every year is lost sock memorial day. how many do you have?

JadeFan on May 7, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap-Lost Sock Memorial Day! lost socks

While my favorite socks are usually paired and rarely worn.


This holiday is much more important. Most of my socks are mismatched. Ankle socks, long knee highs, and fuzzy.

rebel socks

sock dance gif

grammypammy on May 4, 2021:

WnWHS ~ Garden Meditation Day ~ Profile Deco

Thanks for joining this swap and please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

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