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Date Joined: March 2, 2008
Last Online: December 26, 2012
Birthday: July 16, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm BACK!. At least sort of! Looking to swap some quilt squares and other crafty thangs. I've missed you!

I'm a joyful, crafting mom of two, married for nearly 7 years. I work for an Craft Store Minneapolis. Knitting, crafting and blogging fill in the spaces between parenting and working.

I'm pierced and tattooed, I stretch my earlobes, etc. Also, I have an edge. I am quite opinionated, liberal and vocal. Don't ever worry about offending me - I love the subversive, strange and questionably tasteful. I do wear my heart on my sleeve, but I have a take me or leave me attitude. Most people take me. :D I am quite interested in the paranormal, fancy myself as an amatuer ghost hunter and paranormal buff. I am a Cancer, very moody, but very much a caretaker, which is why I am so empathetic, and sensitive to the souls of the living and the departed.

My two daughters are my everything. Sophia is a passionate 12 year old aspiring writer and will read just about anything. She loves Dr. Who, Invader Zim and The Mysterious Benedict Society. She isn't into mass-marketed preteen schtuff (Hannah Montana, et al.) She is collecting snowglobes from all over the world. Rosa is my spunky five year old. She loves Squinkies and Legos. She loves to dance and climb and generally cause trouble. I never have enough socks for her! There is no cuter baby than my Hobbit. (see my avatar!)

My husband is an audiophile, a musician and an ol trusty member of the Minneapolis Music scene. He is an enabler too, and is a great help with my crafts and swaps. He has driven me across town to the airport post office to try and win a round of competitive knitting.

my family

Most importantly, I am a GREAT swapper, if I do say so myself! I tend to spoil my partners, not to get hearts, but because I insist on sending things I would like to receive. I've never flaked here or elsewhere on any swap and I don't intend to start! If you have me for a swap and things get out of hand, just let me know. Life happens, and I'm more than happy to work with my partners to make sure we both have a good experience.


Favorite Music

Live (the band), Bjork, Ani DiFranco, Pearl Jam, Jonathan Coulton, folk, 1990's era grunge, They Might Be Giants, Indigo Girls, Guster, Carbon Leaf, Mike Doughty, gosh, this is hard... um, Gavin DeGraw, Jack Johnson, Dresden Dolls - so much! I also love new local music as well.

Favorite Books

I read a lot of kids books! Big fan of women's erotica, Susie Bright, Kathy Acker et al. Henry Rollins. I will read anything labeled "controversial". Reading a lot of Neil Gaiman lately.

Favorite Movies

The Color Purple (my daughter is named after the character Sophia), Cohen bros films, anything by Tim Burton, Usual Suspects, Vanilla Sky, Memento, Heavenly Creatures; I could go on and on... I have a degree in film...

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, Torchwood, Heroes, 4400, Friends, How Its Made, Mythbusters, Ghost Hunters, Animal Cops, People's Court, Judge Judy (even though she scares me!!)SVU, Law & Order

Favorite Crafts

Knitting (socks, hats, mittens, bags, small things), crocheting, beading, collage, graphic design, photography, DIY Crafts, sewing, quilting

Things I like to Receive

I have no color preferences, but I do like well planned color schemes

  • hand knit or crocheted items
  • yarn (sock and DK or worsted weight wool)
  • fabric (especially retro repro and Japanese)
  • beads
  • local items, local food items
  • coffee & tea
  • lip balm & lotion
  • stationary, notecards
  • little toys, blind box toys, Rement items
  • items made from recycled materials
  • mixed tapes/cds (especially music I don't normally listen to, like jazz, alt.country, etc)
  • Anything with owls and sea creatures (mermaids, fish, squid, octopi, etc.)
  • Photography
  • Domo Kun
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Candy in small doses, especially non-US candy (I'm diabetic)
  • Getting into kawaii stuff, a little - sticker flakes, stationary, blind box toys, etc.

What *I* Have to Offer

Items for Trade:

  • Amigurumi
  • Stickers
  • Scrapbooking items
  • Tea/coffee
  • Yarn
  • Knitted dishcloths or potholders
  • Knitted hats, mittens or other small items


Michele360 rated for Thriftstore Find #28 on Aug 2, 2012
Comment: Eeek! This apron is the bomb! I'm wearing it as I type. Loved the yarn and your fun tissue paper too. Thank you so so much!
terrimamma rated for Thriftee T-shirt Swap! 1 on Jul 24, 2012
Comment: thanks!!!!!!!!!! love the whole enchilada!!!!!
Comment: WOW!!! Thanks for making this Disney themed! And thank you for the beautiful extra squares! I'll be using them in a NOLA quilt I'm making for my best friend! Wonderful!!
sunnybroad rated for Charming Square Swap #2 on May 14, 2012
Comment: thank you for the great fabrics
niteowl rated for Charming Square Swap #2 on May 10, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great fabric
pennydog rated for Charming Square Swap #2 on Apr 26, 2012
Comment: Really pretty stuff thank you!
ReaderChris rated for Fabric I-spy Squares on Apr 13, 2012
Comment: Love the fabrics, and really love the hunk of Day of the Dead that you added. Thanks so much, Tia!
dandabear rated for Fabric I-spy Squares on Apr 2, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the squares and little extras! Cute sqaures!
mikkisgrmom rated for Fabric I-spy Squares on Mar 31, 2012
Comment: thanks for the nice squares, and the tea!!
Comment: Chocolate and lip balm are all any girl needs to get through the winter. Thank you for the extras.
rebeccacoke rated for Knitted Sweater Ornament #2 on Nov 24, 2009
Comment: The mini sweater is so cute! Thanks so much. I love it (makes me want to put up my tree right now...)
Punkapod rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 29, 2009
Comment: I love zoos and was dying for snow the day I received your card. Was way too hot here that day. lol
QuietPlace rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: Great zoo postcard. Thank you!
roosje rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: This is the 7th card coming in for this swap!Thank you so much!We love going to the Zoo!
Response: And this is my 7th rating! Funny! :D
trashgirl rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
Comment: Thank you.
ginico rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 14, 2009
Comment: thank you for the cute postcard
CrazyOutdoorPrincess rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC. I loved the stickers, they are too cute.
studiomnivorous rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 13, 2009
Comment: Thank you!
BigKauna154 rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 13, 2009
Comment: I love orangutans!
clsampse rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2009
Comment: My mom got a kick out of seeing this because she always used to tease me when I was little and we went to the zoo...she'd say she was leaving me with my real family in the monkey house. :)

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choke on Jul 25, 2013:

Happy belated birthday! I hope you haven't given up on us. Looking forward to seeing you around again soon :)

choke on Apr 7, 2012:

Oh heck yes, a good one is back!! I've missed you! How are things?

TerryF on Mar 23, 2012:

To the Nuts for Sewing Group!

eveyinorbit on Dec 27, 2010:

Hi. I am trying to get in contact with you to make up a robot themed swap from several months ago. If you ever return to swapbot please message me your address. Thanks.

choke on Jul 16, 2009:

Happy Birthday!! I hope you're having a fabulous day today :D I miss having you around!!

MamaD on Apr 10, 2009:




NaomiRisa on Mar 28, 2009:

I'm glad you received it! :)

paflip25 on Mar 25, 2009:

Thank you so much for the new Hello Kitty petite letter set package for the wishlist group. It couldn't have come at a better time. I was really bummed from receiving a crappy kawaii swap in the mail that I had opened right before yours. I love it!! Thank you so much for your generosity.

MicheleoneL on Mar 23, 2009:

...that was from CPG wishlist! Thanks!!

MicheleoneL on Mar 23, 2009:

Thank you so much for the soda can tabs for Zach! We were amazed at your creativity! Very environmental friendly! We're going to use it to send to someone next time! Thanks again for your help in his fundraiser!

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