Swap-bot Time: April 13, 2024 6:14 pm


Date Joined: November 24, 2007
Last Online: April 5, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

I don't do paper crafting of any sort and don't use those supplies. I keep saying it in my profile over and over and yet I keep getting these items for swaps. I don't understand this.

Before I mail swaps I take a picture of the swap and of the mailing label with tracking. Especially with stocking stuffer swaps I worry the gift can get separated from my gift tag so a picture can straighten it out

I rate fairly and accurately. I send nice swaps, and I also expect everyone to read and follow the swap descriptions if they want a good rating.

I'm a gracefully aging grandmother with a happy lifestyle. Kids and grandkids all grown up and moved away. San Diego native born and feel quite the lucky gal because of it! I've been sewing since I was 5 and learned embroidery, knitting, quilting and beadwork. These days I focus mainly on knitting, crochet, quilting and felt items.

I joined a local quilt guild to surround myself with other hand stitchers and expand my skills. What a treat to take classes from such skilled artists in forgotten arts. I'm also in local knitting and crochet groups.

I live in a small place so I tend not to collect things that won't be put to use or consumed. My exception is Starbucks Christmas ornaments. So many things are pretty and will make me smile but I just have no where for them to go!

Someone had the wisdom to say this so I do this:

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only annoys the pig and wastes your time.

You should never try to convince somebody to your way of thinking. Not only will you most likely be unsuccessful you may damage the relationship with the person at the same time.

I don't argue, or have discussions with argumentative and disagreeable people.

Things I make like to make

Crochet mushrooms

Hand stitched applique, embroidery,

Hexies for quilts

Felt ornaments

Felt bird ornaments

Ribbon folding

Knitting and crochet item

few of my favorite things

Craft, knitting, crochet magazines (old is good - love 50s-70s stuff)

Soaps (tomato, and florals)

Favorite colors: silver, pistachio green or avocado green.

I like dark roasted coffee, fine grind for pour over or even K-cups (diabetic so no sugar ones)

Tea but not sugary teas. Bigelow teas, most black teas,

Diabetic diet so no sugary K-cups please.

Favorite snack: I eat on a diabetic diet so sugar-free cookies, gum, candies are appreciated.

Supply List


Things to do with hand sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet.

Knitting notions

6mm faceted plastic beads with holes.

Different looking buttons, vintage, and metal buttons

Cotton 5" squares or fat quarters.

Sewing clips

Private Trades I'll Do

I'll set up private swaps for these items.

** Thumb pincushion

** Hexies for quilting

Not my favorites

I DON'T DO PAPER CRAFTS - please don't send scrapbook and card supplies. No ATCs, note cards etc. I wouldn't know what to do with them except to throw them out.

No Religious items or cards.

I've received quite a bit of these from swappers even after asking specifically not to.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

I did an A-Z scavenger hunt swap and loved the challenge. Now I see the lists on profiles and thought I should try it again.

A - advent calendar treats wrapped up for surprise later

B - buttons and covered button sets, birdies

C - coasters for coffee, coin purse, crochet thread, Christmas tree pins,

D - well made Dotee dolls

E - embroidery supplies

F - felt, floss, fun fur yarn, flags (post it type)

G - Gnomes, Gutermann threads any color, gum sugarless

H - hexie papers, hot chocolate, hankies

I - icicles for Christmas tree

J - jucyfruit gum sugarless

K - k-cups of coffee or cocoa (no lemonade)

L - lip balm, linen napkins

M - mystery packaged treats to unwrap, mechanical pencils, milk glass, mug rugs

N - Needle books, needles called sharps

O - ornaments for small table Christmas trees

P - Pentel gel pens, pincushions, playing cards, pins, post its

Q - quarters as in fabric fat quarters, quilting items

R - roses

S - stickie note pads and flags, sewing notions,

T - troll dolls with the wild hair, threads

U - umbrellas, small size

V - vintage velvet fabric

W - wool fabric, wool felt, wool yarn, window gel clings

X - xactly, I can't think of anything either

Y - Yarn, yarn sewing needles

Z - ziplock bag of supplies

Misc. Wishes

Knit & crochet magazines like Annies Crochet Newsletter. Workbasket etc

Soaps and lotions in floral scents.

Advent calendar small gifts wrapped up.

Sometimes people get popcorn seasonings (like butter, ranch, cheese etc.) in gift packs and they don't like them - but I do!

Swappers who Flaked on Me

Thank goodness the list isn't long but I think people should know. All were contacted, but I never received from them.

  • Flower Inspired Dotee Doll - Kathy821

  • Swap Watcha Got - USA - cfroggie

  • Felt Sleep Mask - tynkabell

  • Dish Cloth #6 libertyfarmquilter (the host) This was graciously angeled by drmeaie

  • Crochet Lip Balm Holder - elizaramey

  • Send Anything Inter - ouroboros - Recently angeled by babyamy!

  • Mala 1 : Prayer Bead Swap - International - 2 partners who flaked: dontcallmedotty and Inspirazione

My List of Non- Raters

For what ever reason these are the swappers who didn't rate me for my swaps sent.

Upcycle Challenge - Starbucks Green Splash Stick - bluecrayons

Spend Save Give Jars - TheZaftigLatina

Coffee & A Mug - catchahug, she answered pm and said Thanks, loved it, hearts - but wont rate.

Crazy About Knitting - panderan

Odd Ball Yarn - aallen66

September Birthdays Swap - Lucky12324

Bead Swap - ohnayam

Food Pincushion - valeriehope

Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - yvonne1968

Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - endiahna


Mystyne rated for TF March '24 Stocking Stuffer on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you. It's been added to my Christmas stack. I can't wait to see what it is.
samsstuff rated for TF February '24 Stocking Stuffer on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the adorable tea infuser!
junemoon rated for Say a Thrifty Hello! on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: Thanks again for reminding me to rate.
skinny52 rated for TF January '24 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: I'm intrigued! But I'm also excellent with delayed gratification so I won't be opening your gift until Christmas! Thanks very much 🎅🎄🎅
shellybuckmeier rated for Holiday Fun - February on Jan 30, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! My granddaughter is going to love the mini shopping cart! It's so cute!
Comment: Thank you for 2 presents. I have them on my cedar chest awaiting Advent Season.
armadillogal rated for TF July '23 Stocking Stuffer on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Found this when I was doublechecking by my desk. Thanks for the pretty necklace. Merry Christmas.
Burger1girl rated for Christmas in July on Jul 29, 2023
Comment: Such lovely packaging! I love the reindeer paper! I appreciate all you sent! Saving for Christmas(or a rainy day!LOL) Sending early Christmas joy! Happy Swapping!!
Comment: I truly love this delicate saucer! Thank you so much for such a pretty piece! I will enjoy the teas you sent too! They all look so delicious! Many thanks for such a lovely swap! xx
baseri rated for Crochet Wreath Ornament on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Deb - wow! thank you for the delightful package that arrived in my mailbox today! The idea to put things in the little clam shell box was excellent to keep everything protected yet light weight! I love the wreath, folk art templates, stamps (graduate one is perfect as I've scrapbook pages to make for my daughters graduation last year).and the trees are perfect to adorn my Christmas envelopes. I will give the Santa ornament pattern a try. I also loved your embossed card - a keeper for sure. Happy Thanksgiving. Dale
Response: I found the clamshell boxes at Daiso a Japanese dollar store. They're for sushi and they have different sizes. I love them and it's packaging that's reusable! Thank you for the kind words and heart!
Comment: I love the icicles and the extra goodies. Thank you!
makestuff rated for NFSC: Fall Mug Rug on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful little bee mug rug and the cute pumpkin magnet! I love the hexies that you made for the mug rug. Thanks!
kfaye rated for Christmas Pin Cushion on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas pin cushion & extras!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for my bell and the extras! I love it all 🙂
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this needle book! It has birdies on it and a different hand-embroidered flower on each page! Thanks too for all the little extras included! They will be put to good use! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Kirkdebb rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Halloween on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: I love the mug rug you made! It was so nice that that you took the time to hand stitch it for me. Thank you for a lovely piece of art!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful candle and the additional patterns! I love how the candle slips over the clip, what a great idea!!
Comment: Thank for the cute stocking ornament!
JudalineZ rated for Flower inspired Dotee Doll swap on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: very pretty Thank you
vontakk rated for 🎁 Stocking Stuffer Swap #2 🎄 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Waiting to open on Christmas! Thanks so much! I love the ornament you tied the bag together with!

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MisplacedfromPA on Dec 25, 2023:

Merry Christmas. I opened the 2nd package from Christmas 2023 Stocking Stuffer #3 and I gasped on what I saw. A homemade tea towel holder (and in Christmas Red) and a Santa Clause tea towel. I just LOVE it. Thank you. Did you make the holder?

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 19, 2023:

This morning I opened a present you sent for the Christmas 2023 Stocking Stuffer #3. Wax melts. Perfect to burn over the holidays. Thank you so very much. Merry Christmas.

LahDeeDah on Jul 21, 2020:

I just read your PF post about the things you're doing to support the health of your community. Stories like yours give me hope. Thank you.

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

luckycharms on Sep 23, 2016:


RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

biasbabe on Jun 22, 2016:

Sending healing thoughts

myshoesdontmatch on Dec 24, 2014:

Lishmo on May 15, 2014:

Thinking of you and your family, especially your Mom. I'm sure everything will be fine, but I understand the worrying. ((hugs))

dolphinqueen on Mar 18, 2014:

thank you so much for angel me :-) I really appreciate it !! <3

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