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Date Joined: July 2, 2013
Last Online: August 27, 2015
Birthday: December 18
Country: United States
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About Me

March 7th, 2015----I have decided to do a few swaps. I don't want to have my account put inactive. Since the below note, I have been dealing with the medical and dental issues. Hopefully I will done with the dentist soon. I will be very glad to see spring arrive. We have had just too much snow here on the east coast. It will be good to see the spring flowers come up thru the ground. Happy swapping everyone.

August 16, 2014-----Just a note to let everyone know that I am taking a break from swapping for awhile. I sit down at the computer and check my emails and my swaps, do my swaps and I am finding out that I don't get any sewing done. I have a huge fabric stash with many, many plans in my head for projects and I never seem to get to them. So for the next few months, most likely until after Christmas, sewing will be my main focus. Hope to see all of you back here in 2015. (Just a post-script, I will also be having surgery in the next few weeks and am not sure of the recuperation time.)

My name is Linda and I am a retired grandmother to 5 girls(19, 2-16 yr olds, 14 and 13) and one boy(13). My spouse loves covered bridges so we do travel around the states so he can take pictures of them, which is his passion. I have two children, a son and daughter and a wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law. My daughter is a great scrap-booker & card maker. She is the one who told me about swapbot. So here I am to try it out. It will be fun to exchange swaps with people around the world.

I enjoy sewing (not clothes though). I have become very interested in quilting which is where my passion is right now as well as making curtains and other things for my home.

I have recently had my interest in paper crafts resurface due to swap bot. I just finished making some ATCs and realized that I am lacking in some of the things that would make them even more special. I will have to start slowly and add some of those items (or go to my daughter's and use hers!!!! she has been a scrapbooker for close to 15 years so she has a very good stash of stuff) It was a great creative challenge.
I am always thinking of new ideas of things to do but there is never enough time to get it all done. I see a design idea but try to think out of the box and how I would change it to be my own style. I have been taking many online classes on Craftsy. It is a great way to learn many techniques and hints for quilting and for many other things.

I am greatly looking forward to swaps and meeting new people.

Favorite Television

NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, The Chew, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, White Collar,Covert Affairs, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Burn Notice, Suits, Castle, Downton Abbey, Scandal, The Good Wife and most prime time CBS shows. I just love BBC mini-series, especially anything taking place from late 1800"'s to early 1900's. I used to watch Guiding Light for many, many years until it went off the air. I so missed watching a soap that about 2 months ago decided to start watching General Hospital as it is on right after another show (The Chew) so it was just easy to not change the channel. I have my TV on all the time. I do many things while I watch(really just listen), never do I just sit and look at the TV.

Favorite Movies

Almost anything but horror/thriller movies. All Fast and Furious...RIP Paul Walker, all Meryl Streep movies, Dwayne Johnson movies, White House Down, Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis, Avenger movies, Olympus has Fallen, Identity Theft, Gravity, The Notebook, Madea movies by Tyler Perry, The Book Thief, all Iron Man movies, Saving Mr. Banks, Les Miserables, all Raiders movies, Sound of Music, and many, many others. These are just some of what I could think of.

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are blue and yellow. Batiks and country prints are also my favorites. I also like Americana items(in the antique {or tea-dyed look} red,tan(beige) & blue) and have my family room in that theme. I also like country decorating and many of the primitive items. Just love old country crocks and furniture that shows the age on it. I am currently purchasing fabrics to do a quilt for my bed, it will be in medium to dark blue and cream. I made drapes and a valance for the room already.

Favorite Quilting Stuff

I am into using all the pre-cuts (charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.) that are available now in the quilting market. I like to follow patterns but usually will put my own spin into it but many times look at the pattern and then do my own thing. There are many ideas floating around in my head and not enough time to do them all. I have learned alot from Craftsy classes and also the Youtube tutorials by Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt. As of today 4/2/14 there are 222 videos from her with all different techniques and quick quilt blocks as well as many other items: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=missouri+star+quilt+company+tutorials


I am a non-smoker so would prefer items from a smoke free environment.

Food allergies: shrimp (I wish I could eat it as I used to so still will crave the taste of it, especially when my spouse is eating it)

I also cannot wear any jewelry but 14kt. (All the others make me get a skin irritation)

Food restrictions: caffeine (only drink decaf tea or coffee)


Favorite Books

I read alot of Amish Christian fiction. Some of my favorite authors are Wanda Brunstetter, Beverly Lewis, Amy Clipston, Karen Vogel. I also like Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Nicolas Sparks I love to read when I am not quilting/sewing. I do most of my reading on my Kindle. I also enjoy games on my kindle.


Storeyrenn: flaked on Butterfly ATC due by 4/11/14, swap host angelled the swap for me.


BusyB rated for 5” Charm Square Swap #47 USA on Mar 22, 2015
Comment: Beautiful selection of fabrics! Thank you so much, I will enjoy using these. What a nice treat! :)
Response: Thank you for the star and the rating. I am so glad that you liked what I chose for you.
Barbara rated for Recipe Postcard in an Envelope on Mar 20, 2015
Comment: Hi Linda, Thank you for the recipe postcards and beautiful hand crafted envelope with the little bunny sticker, clear hand post and bird stamp. You read my profile and really earned the little extra heart. It was special to find your mail in our post office today.
Response: I am so very glad you liked everything. I was hoping I had a cardinal stamp but the one I used was the closest I could get. Thanks for the heart and rating.
Comment: Many thanks for your generosity in this swap. It came on a day that I needed it more than I realized. EVERYTHING is deeply appreciated. I already have a plan for the charms. They were more than I ever expected and almost wept for joy when opening the envelope. Again, thank you.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. I have 6 grandchildren so I know what it is like to be a grandma and how we want to make them happy with little surprises every now and then.
Comment: Wow, this is such a nice package of postcards, sticky-notes, stickers-grandsons will love them. I love how you used a MI map of my hometown, with state bird on it. Thank you.
Response: I am so happy that you like the ATC I sent you and the stickers for your grandsons. My grandchildren are beyond the sticker fun. I miss those days when they were little and eager to learn. Thank you so much for the heart and the rating.
Comment: very cute card and the map by my home and you lined up the bus window for my town nice and thanks for all of the extras. way to nice
Response: I try my very best to use a map of my partner's home state. I think it makes it extra special. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Love my book card,I think I'm going to frame it and hang it above my desk. Happy Swapping Debi
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Such a compliment to me if you frame it. Thanks so much....♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Comment: I loved the ATC and the map was awesome with Bloomington and Monroe co. in the background. Happy Swapping........=)
Response: I am so glad you liked the card. Thank you for the heart and the rating.
Comment: LOVE the ATC! How creative to use the map of the area I live in! I also like the little card with the birds on the cover that you used to write me a short note! :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating. I am so glad that you liked the ATC. I do try to use a map of where my partner lives. It has been a challenge sometimes.
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2014 on Jul 13, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the card. I liked the color that you put on the back. Do you remember what you used?
Response: I am not sure....what color is it? I think it may have been paper from "the Paper Studio" (12x12 )called "texture-yellow" I also have it in lavender, turquoise, and light pink. Thanks for the heart and the rating.
emilynhr rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2014 on Jul 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Comment: Interesting/fun card. Nice thinking.
Response: So glad you liked the ATC. thank you for the heart and the rating.
Lois63 rated for USAPC: 3 Flower Twinchies on Jul 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for such little works of art. You did such a great job on them. Hugs to you.
Response: I am so very glad you liked my bouquets. Thank you for the heart and the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I love it and NCIS too.
Response: It is one of my absolute favorite shows. I even will watch the all day marathons when I am crafting. Thank you for the heart and the rating.
Holliander rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2014 on Jul 7, 2014
Comment: Really nice chunk. Thanks.
qbee rated for Little Black Dress ATC on Jun 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you. Debbie
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating.
Comment: Loved your ATC. I agree this is a fun swap. Hugs to you.
Response: So glad that you liked my ATC. Thanks for the heart and the rating.
BlueBelle rated for Tourist PC Swap USA #5 on Jun 21, 2014
Response: Thank you for the rating.
djr2djm rated for Scavanger Hunt - June ( Edited date) on Jun 20, 2014
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful stuff! I loved it all, and really loved the little envelopes you put the ATC paper in! The postcards and stamps were awesome too! Thank You!!!
Response: I am so glad that you are happy with what I chose for you. Thank you for the heart and the rating.
PhaloBlue rated for Pick 3 Swap - June on Jun 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the paper, stamps, stickers, postcard, and ATC. I like them all – my favorite is the dog sticker pack. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating. I thought you would like the dog stickers.
wokeupmissing rated for Be Creative 15 Days in May on Jun 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 15 days with me. I greatly enjoyed reading your letters and looking through what you created. Great ATCs and your arrow inches made me laugh. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating. So glad you liked what I sent.

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


barbieloufromKY on Dec 9, 2014:

Happy December Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!!

cake4me on Jul 8, 2014:


anrtist on May 18, 2014:

LLL Group Greetings!!!

FOOF4E on Mar 12, 2014:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the lovely mug rug you so sweetly angeled for me. & the origami paper. <3 <3 <3

cmdunderground on Jan 15, 2014:

Please rate for partners name ATC/Skinny. I sent December 16th. Thanks.

EllaStroupe on Dec 18, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. It was so sweet of you to think of me! Merry Christmas!

earthnk on Aug 31, 2013:

Beginner sewing swap was mailed today. Your "stick it" themed crafty was fun to create. Thanks for indulging my whimsy :-).


crz4drwho on Jul 5, 2013:

Hi Mom!!!!

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