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LittleRed

LittleRed
Date Joined: August 30, 2007
Last Online: June 15, 2021

Country: Canada
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Favorite Crafts

I am back after some time off. Covid 19 has changed my day and am wanting to try a few swaps again. I hope you will enjoy swapping with me:) I am an unfocused craft addict. There isn't much I haven't tried. I have no artistic abilities (really....NONE) but am usually stubborn enough to keep at things til they look acceptable to me. I have scrapbooked but it has not really grabbed me, knit (a little), felted, basic sewing, quilted, thrown pots, done stained glass, lampworked beads, just started to embroider again, and really enjoy cooking (and eating). I enjoy working on small projects since very large ones rarely seem to make it to completion. I find myself always busy with something or another. I Have done loads of volunteer work with schools, my community association, the local hospice, and with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program.....too much it seems and am trying to cut back. Currently volunteering with the neighbourhood seniors Center. It appears I may have an online shopping problem....made worse or maybe better by Covid19 . I love vintage finds, Love Them! I have only a few months left before retirement so looking forward to spending more time on the things I really want to.

Favorite Music

I generally listen to whatever is current. Not a fan of country, but can tolerate the crossover stuff. Growing up I took piano lessons for 9 years. I don't play near as much as I should. Maybe more time for that in retirement.

Favorite Books

Since work, the internet, and keeping my house semi-respectable takes up so much of my time there isn't a lot of time for reading. When I was younger, I used to read for hours....now I would be lucky to find 30 minutes for reading...... consequently I instead listen to books on MP3. That way I can multi task When I do have a few minutes I go through cookbooks and crafting books.

About Me

I have a degree in chemical engineering and have worked in the pulp and paper and petrochemical industry in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. I like to run or do yoga when I can. I am cheap...ok thrifty sounds better...or does it? Love garage sales, thrift store and have jars of vintage buttons and trim. Can anyone ever have enough buttons. I am trying to de-clutter as I have a tendency to collect crafting stuff because the second I throw something out...I find a use, or worse yet, a need for it.

I like to collect

I collect a few things. I collect stamps, so I really appreciate partners who use actual stamps for postage. I usually go out of my way to use postage on mine as well especially if it is listed on your profile as an interest. I have quite a ridiculous amount English china cups and saucers and serving plates. Mostly Coalport, Royal Albert, Parragon, Star, Aynsley, and some Shelley. I also have a small collection of Figgjo Flint in the pattern Lotte and Market which I love for it's vintage look. And you can never have enough egg coddlers. I have 6 now, all Royal Worcester....and I have given some away to try and spread the addiction. Vintage buttons, rick rack & trims. Swanky swig glasses, milk glass, and vintage or new linen tea towels. Cookbooks and Fine Cooking Magazines. Vintage craft magazines and patterns. Some of these "collections" arose from an inability to throw things out.....I have a small collection of postcards...I really love recipe postcards...but they can be hard to find. Also like vintage postcards and map postcards...but really any will do.

A few of my Favourite Things

I like to sew, crochet or knit small projects. So I like trim, rick rack, vintage buttons and fabric, cotton FQ's, ribbon, good quality embroidery floss like DMC & wool felt. I do love the combination of red and aqua. I also like yellow.....and polka dots! I love Liberty tiny floral prints....very hard to get here unless it's mail order. Anything Vintage.... If it's vintage....I will probably love it:) Love stamps....so I appreciate when you can use actual postage on your envelope...I will save them:) When it comes to teas...I drink a lot:) I love black flavoured teas, mint & genmaicha green teas. I am not opposed to a cuppa camomile now and again. Not a big fan of rooibos unless it is an interesting flavour that masks the flavour of the rooibos itself. Not a fan of white teas at all. Not a fan of fruity HERBAL teas...That being said, I will pass on anything white in another swap, and might try an interesting flavour of rooibos if it came my way. If you think it's fabulous.....I'd give it a try.

Late or Missing Swaps:(

If you have sent a swap to me and I have not rated it yet.....feel free to contact me to check on it. I always rate, and usually within a day or two of receiving a swap. But sometimes I do forget.....so if in doubt please PM me. Please note that mail to and from Canada is a little slow. Mail between the US and Canada usually takes 7-10 working days. Also, if you are receiving a swap from me.....my neighbourhood post office will post mark with the date as the next working day date (not the actual mailing day) if a package is brought to them after the morning mail run. According to Canada Post Rules they are not supposed to do this......but it seems that complaining has not helped.

Things I don't like so much...

While I hate to be picky, there are some things I would rather not get. That being said, don't worry too much about this list as I can always find a use for things that are not my thing. However, not so fond of cross stitch, plastic canvas, paper art ATCs, (I have received some beautiful fabric art ones though), stickers (unless it is part of a swap requirement), the colour purple, acrylic yarn, polyester fabrics, polyester thread, or poor quality embroidery thread (nothing more sad that making a project where the thread dye bleeds because you used cheap embroidery thread). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU SEND ME CHAIN LETTER TYPE THINGS I WILL NOT SEND THEM ON TO OTHERS OR BACK TO YOU. I had to add this today as I received an envelope filled with all sorts of post card, bookmark, charm fabric, X-slips??? and postage stamp chain letters.... many with no explanation of how they work. I am a bit sad not to pass them on, but there is no way I am about to mail out 80 envelopes which is the total amount of copies I am asked to distribute.

Ratings

mb58ca rated for Mystery Q&A on May 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for joining the swap, and for your answers, especially regarding your date with your best friend! Wow. And I find the birthmark intriguing.
Ikran3 rated for CS: Letter , Tea,Seeds (2) on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the seeds and letter :) hope you get your vaccination soon - I'm just waiting for my second :)
Response: Glad it arrived! Thanks for the ❤️
ioana rated for EXCLUSIVE - February Pen Pal on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Hello! I just got your letter today. So cool to learn about you, and about all the connections to Romania! Small world, huh?
Response: Glad it made it to you! Thanks for the ❤️
TryshaH81 rated for CS:letter,Tea,Seeds(1) on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, seeds & tea!! Let me know if you do the grey!! I was going to but had to bleach my hair first & it messed my psoriasis up so bad I couldn't dye it.
Response: Thanks for the ❤️ . Doing the grey right now. So far so good.
Burger1girl rated for CS: Letter , Tea,Seeds (2) on Mar 18, 2021
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Comment: Hi Debbie, thank you so much for the teas and seeds. Onion is easy to grow in my area. I love your letter! I hope you get to do all you want! Have fun...glad you are volunteering!. Enjoy!
Response: Thanks so much for the ❤️.
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the BEAUTIFUL Canadian Rockies PC. I LOVE IT!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!
Response: Thanks for the ❤️!
debbiespoms rated for CS:letter,Tea,Seeds(1) on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your very nice note, the wonderful seeds for Sunflowers ( which I don't need to buy now, hee hee!), the yummy tea, and so cute dog sticker. I will be checking out the seed library. I did hear about the freak snowstorm there. I guess that was something else for you all. Here in Canton, PA we don't get surprises. It just snowstorms when it feels like & we get such great amounts too, ugh! I'll be so happy when Spring finally gets here!
Response: Glad it arrived! Thanks for the ❤️
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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend . Love the cute Valentine card. Stay safe!
Response: Glad it got there! Thanks❤️
StargazerHM rated for Bookmark swap #2 on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: Wonderful swap! Beautiful bookmarks! Thank you!
Response: Glad you enjoyed, thanks for the ❤️
Fuchsi rated for Harry Potter letter #56 on Feb 3, 2021
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Comment: Dear Debbie, thank you very much for your wonderful letter, so I wont miss you too much, while I'm away from Hogwarts. I hope your broken wand could be replaced by a better one! :) Maxi
Response: Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the ❤️
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Comment: Just received your newsletter and recipe book, thank you so much :-) I love the recipe book . It was a dull snowy day and you cheered me up no end, I would give 10*for how you made me feel never mind your generosity😍will reply to you.
Response: Glad it finally arrived, and so glad it brightened your day☺️
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Comment: Hi! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! The first half of the month was full of school and studying for my finals, but I've been off for a lil bit now and enjoying the free time I have when I'm not working. I'm so glad to hear that you guys don't have a lot of COVID cases, and I pray that it stays that way. It's pretty bad here for the reason that no one wants to do what they're supposed to. It's really aggravating... but this too shall pass. I hope you have a very happy New Year! (P.S. Thank you so much for the awesome tuck ins! I love Digimon omg.)
Response: Glad you liked the Digimon! Thanks for the heart!
pinklilly rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 22, 2020
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Comment: OMG, 80 gift bags, that's a lot!! Now 1000 cookies is way more than I ever baked! I wonder if they ate all of them!! How fun!! Thank you so much for the Christmas card and beautiful stamps!! wishing you a little rest now!!
Response: Your welcome. Looking forward to retirement now...
pascoek rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 22, 2020
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Comment: thank you so much for the card and stickers!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always! Happy Holiday!
Response: Your welcome! You too!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card 🦄💐😁
Response: You are welcome. Hope your Christmas was enjoyable!
velvetbunny rated for November Days on Dec 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards. Reading about your month was nice. I love the stickers that you decorated the calendar with.
Response: Thanks for the heart! That was a fun swap!
CrystalZ rated for CS: Xmas tags on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: I love the gift tags you sent me for this swap! The fabric one is so cool...definately never thought of making fabric ones before but now that project is on my radar once I bust out my sewing machine :) I hope your baking went well! Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you liked them . Thanks for the ❤️
MissEurydice rated for Tea For Thee # 70 on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Hi Debbie, thank you so much for the swap. I'm excited to try the teas! I'm glad to hear you had a nice feast for thanksgiving with family. The yams with marshmallows sounds so good; might try during our thanksgiving. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the ❤️
CrystalZ rated for Canadian Tea Swap! on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas....you picked right on all of them! 2 I have tried before but 3 of them are new to me and I am looking forward to enjoying at least one tonight :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap, thanks for the ❤️

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Comments

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas

Heirloom on Sep 22, 2016:


Cheers! ~Donna

watercolorgirl on May 7, 2016:

Thank you so much for sending the extra sachets for this swap. It was a fun swap to do.

Heirloom on Apr 15, 2016:

Debbie, thank you so much for the (FF) Know Where You're Sending Wish List tag. You're so generous -- and much appreciated!

bstitched on Jan 1, 2016:

Happy New Year!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas!

Vanillacreamteas on Sep 28, 2015:

Please update your tag in the forums! kids tag! xxx

Heirloom on Sep 14, 2015:

...for the food/drink WTA (FF group)!

EmilyT on Aug 23, 2015:

Thank you for all the fun sewing accessories for the low volume wta. The elk/moose buttons are super cool! I apologize for my late rating due to vacation.

Heirloom on Jul 15, 2015:

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