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Windchimes

Windchimes
Original Member
Last Online: December 2, 2007
Birthday: October 12, 1955
Country: United States

About Me

I am taking an extended break from Swap Bot. To be honest, I don't know if I'll come back or not. I am not making any promises either way.

I am really burnt out on the negativity and hostility that is happening with people here. I see so much loss in the area of proper decorum in speaking to other people. I miss politeness. I miss people talking kindly to each other; we don't all have to be best friends. That would be impossible. But why can't we all be civil?

I find myself even now trying to talk others into changing how they speak to one another. And that isn't going to happen. People can change, if they want to, but generally they don't because they don't see what they are doing as being hurtful or offensive. Or they don't care.

I'll finish up those swaps that I am still obligated to but don't plan on signing up on anymore.

My hope is that this all cools down and things will return to normal. I am just so tired and worn out from the stress, hostility and anger that I need to take this break for myself.

Ratings

cerwinrhiannon rated for Prayer Shawl Swap USA ONLY on Nov 6, 2007
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Comment: Will change if I receive something.
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Comment: I do hope everything is o.k. and that you will be sending your package soon.
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Comment: Hello Adelle, I received your package early this week and had such a wonderful time opening it and then opening each individual package that you had wrapped with so much care. All I can say is WOW!!!! What beautiful work you do. I absolutely love every item you sent. I love the heart sachet, the shawl, the purse w/additional piece, the framed poem, the kleenex cover, and the additional goodies I found hidden in various places. Not only did I love the items, but I also loved the colors you chose to use for each item. They were just perfect. I can say that the box was "WELL WORTH THE WAIT!" Again, thank you for sharing your knitting talents with me through most of the items you sent. Each item you sent will be proudly used or hung(the poem). I do hope we have further opportunities to swap. Until we meet again--may you experience only positive and rewarding swaps. Barb Brandt sleepingtraveler
amandapage rated for Yarn Junkies 5 - PINK on Sep 9, 2007
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Comment: Lovely and thought out package of yarn and patterns! I love KnitPicks, and I'm feeling my way into lace, so spot-on. Thanks!
starweaver rated for Celestial ATCs on Aug 13, 2007
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Comment: Thanks!
craftycrocheter rated for Lapghan By December #1 on Aug 11, 2007
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Comment: Nice squares, Thankyou.
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Comment: Beautiful square I love it. Thank you!
dragonpuck rated for Lapghan By December #1 on Aug 9, 2007
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Comment: i love this pattern! i may have to make more on my own and make a lapghan just from this pattern thanks
user6932 rated for ATC MEGA swap! on Jul 29, 2007
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florian rated for Yarn Junkies 4 - GREEN on Jul 25, 2007
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Comment: THANK YOU:)
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Comment: You're a wonderful person, I'm sorry I disappeared off the face of the earth. I think we should just forget about this one completely and try again another time with a different book xx
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Comment: Thank you for the intriguing array of items! Love the twig pencils especially! B
ae4me rated for Quilt Block Swap With A Twist Round 4 on Jul 14, 2007
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Comment: Adelle sent me a beautifully crocheted square. I believe it will be in the center of my wall hanging it is so special. Thank-you for the surprise too! connie
sassyheather rated for ATC MEGA swap! on Jun 19, 2007
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gem rated for ATC MEGA swap! on Jun 19, 2007
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Comment: Fun card, thank you!
nc001 rated for It's what I do! - IoS swap on Jun 18, 2007
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wiccked rated for Stargate SG-1 on Jun 17, 2007
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Comment: thanks, Adelle
Alphenquilts rated for PINK themed Altered Book Tip-in on Jun 16, 2007
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Comment: What a lovely tip-in! groeten Francis
jessica rated for PINK themed Altered Book Tip-in on Jun 16, 2007
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Comment: you won me over on this one when I realized you used cherry blossoms.
ChefSheela rated for Yarn Junkies 3 - BLUE on Jun 16, 2007
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Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.8987 31 0 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
49 77 0 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 0 2 47
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Comments

Karen on Dec 10, 2007:

Adelle, It's good to see you here again. You're in my heart and prayers. Feel better soon! Love you!

Windchimes on Dec 2, 2007:

To the best of my knowledge the Chunky Poetry Book was angeled for me while I was ill, and it was sent, so I have marked it sent - the credit goes to the person who angeled it. The Altered Hearts Tip In was sent - I did not mark it sent because I wasn't in Swap Bot to do so, but I have corrected that. If it wasn't received, it is a postal problem, as it was done. The Gotta Dance and Prayer Shawl swaps will be completed and finished - I have had some health problems and haven't been doing much crafting recently but I will be sure that these last two are done - not because of ratings but because I want you both to have your item as promised and you will!

I haven't decided what I will do long term about SwapBot. I am going to get my health things under control and I'll consider it at that time.

Thanks for all the kind words and emails.

Adelle

inky on Sep 29, 2007:

Adelle,

I hope things are better for you soon. I guess I haven't been reading all the posts and hearing all the negativity. I know it can really bring you down....esp. if you're trying to have a very positive swap for every one. I really enjoyed making the Chunky Poetry Book and was very proud to mail it to Ingrid. Hope she gets it soon and lets me know.

sharon/inybru

AngelFaeryKathleen on Sep 7, 2007:

I'm sending you a big hug and hope things get more positive for you in your life soon. :-)))

jessmarie on Aug 22, 2007:

Hi Windchimes,

I was surprised to see the Glorious Autumn Chunky Book Swap cancelled. I had no idea...I found out about it when I clicked on another swapper's Fun Fall Fat Book Swap.

I'm sorry you feel so much negativity on the site and I hope you come back soon.

glolinde on Aug 22, 2007:

:-(

eonsmomma on Aug 22, 2007:

Very sad to see you go. Sometimes I think people forget that when you write stuff it doesn't come out the same as if you say it. So sometimes things need to be rewritten so that they don't sound so mean.

lob on Aug 22, 2007:

Hi Adelle! Just to say I'm glad to have met you here on swap-bot. If you'd like to do any swaps privately later, I'd love that! Laurina

dulcimer on Jul 1, 2007:

Hi Adelle I was wondering what happened to you ? Glad you're back. Cheers Lin

eonsmomma on May 19, 2007:

Oh and Sleeping Beauty is my Fav Disney cartoon.

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