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Aussiemate

Aussiemate
Date Joined: June 23, 2011
Last Online: April 30, 2014
Birthday: January 2, 1957
Country: Australia

About Me

I am a single lady in a relationship ... unusual description maybe but it's how I would describe it.

I don't blog and created the above website but hate updating it and haven't taken the time to find a different host. Updated 30/09/2012 - My website has been cancelled due to lack of activity.

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet and do some (not very good) paper crafting as well. My preference for papercrafts is stuff about my knitting/crochet, so I like sheep, wool, needles etc themed things. I also do some very simple beading/jewellery making.

I haven't got into the ATC thing - I can appreciate the effort / skill / inventiveness of others, but am not interested in making them and don't really want to start yet another collection (see below for my collections).

I prefer dogs over cats, but am generally an animal lover.

I only have one "child" but she's all grown up now and I don't have grandchildren, so kiddy things aren't overly appealing to me.

UPDATE: My daughter got married in 2013.

Much of what I craft is given to homeless people, to hospitals (particularly cancer care units) and to women's refuges, so if I am in any crafty swaps things that might help me make items for those people (or ideas of things to make for them) are always useful to me.

UPDATE: I am getting into shawl knitting in a big way - not sure how that info fits into swap-bot, but it's about me, so there it is.

Favorite Music

I like lots of different music - but don't like techno or really heavy rock. I was a big disco-goer in the 70s and 80s, and when I found myself single again in 2000 I easily drifted back into the night club/dancing scene. But I'm more of a homebody these days, and most of my music time is in the car.

Favorite Books

I mostly enjoy light entertainment books (mysteries and romances included) but enjoy occasional true life stories or historical books.

I collect books signed by authors.

My Collections

I collect books signed by the authors (have a couple that I really really treasure).

I also have a knitting needle gauge collection and appreciate any donations (or I can buy additions) to my collection.

Colours

Silly me forgot to include this earlier, but one of my swap buddies brought this to my attention - thanks for that.

I like pretty much ALL colourful colours. I just don't like black or dull dark colours. I love bright (not necessarily neon bright) colours. I don't wear black at all, but love pretty blues, greens, pinks, yellows. I don't really wear orange much, though I use it a little for crafting.

Having said that, any dark yarns I might receive will be very useful for the charity knitting I do (homeless people love dark colours) and since they aren't colours I am drawn to buy, they will come in handy if I receive them in swaps.

My charity Activities

I have a little local group we call Busy Hands Warm Hearts that supports some local charities - in particular our local women and children's refuge and some organisations to support the homeless.

I can always accept little toiletries (e.g. the type you get from motels and small toothpastes are ALWAYS useful) to pop into toiletry bags we make.

Ratings

goobebox rated for The lonely mailbox **Edited on Oct 26, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for your nice card :) The Koala Bears are so cute! You forgot to write the swap name, it was quite a task to hunt you down to thankyou..
Response: So sorry about that - and I have tried to remember to include the swap name since then to help my partners.
rettam rated for show me Your Area on Nov 15, 2011
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Comment: Ah! so that is where the Big Banana is. Thank you for the great cards and info. :)
sweetypiedie rated for show me Your Area on Nov 14, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the cool cards and the info about your local area. Nicely done.
LovRasp rated for Australian - Crammed Envelope Swap on Oct 13, 2011
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Comment: Wow, what a full envie. Thank you for all the goodies =)
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mappy rated for Getting to Know YOU!! on Sep 9, 2011
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Comment: Hi Kerry, thankyou for such an informative letter. It was great to get to know you a little better. The fingerless gloves are PERFECT I most certainly will not be gifting them on! I love them. Thankyou xx
Response: That's mappy - I'm sooo glad about those gloves. First time I've used that pattern, but I suspect it won't be the last! Glad they are useful to you.
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: Hi Kerry, The yarn arrived today, and I really like it! It's the first Cascade yarn I've had, and these colors are just bright and happy. I think my feet will enjoy wearing these socks. I have to be honest, I'm not sure what it is that you included in the swap, but it sure is pretty. Thank you! Penny
Response: Hi Penny - - to be honest I have forgotten what else I included. LOL. Can you describe it and I will try to tell you what to do with it (I have now started a book to record what I send and receive in Swap-Bot swaps)
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
sonaa rated for Book of the Week #2 on Sep 1, 2011
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Comment: Sounds pretty interesting.. Gory eh?!?!
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creativediva95605 rated for Book of the Week #2 on Aug 29, 2011
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EvaLena rated for Book of the Week #2 on Aug 28, 2011
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PBJ rated for Playing Cards and A Card Game on Aug 16, 2011
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Comment: The cards were awesome, thanks real much!!!!
princesskate rated for Punchie Swap on Jul 23, 2011
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Comment: I loved the package - thank you so much for all the punchies and the bonus items!
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Comment: Kerry sent a really good book that I have not read in a long time. She also included a cute bookmark. To top it off, she used a stamp with a sugar glider on it. Although she had no idea, I am a sucker for the cute flying squirrel type animals!
Response: How wonderful that the even the stamp pleased you! Now THAT was a bonus!
bookwyrmm rated for Book Quote Postie on Jul 18, 2011
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Comment: Beautiful postcard and I love the quote.
karmacrane rated for Private one on one swap on Jul 15, 2011
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Comment: brillant thankyou!

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Comments

LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

smokeandmirrors on Oct 31, 2013:

Just wanted to extend my thanks for the wonderful October wish you sent me. I can't wait to attempt some origami! This is actually something i have on my bucket list so i will be able to tick it off because of your wish :) Thanks again!

fluffyporscha on Oct 15, 2012:

I am so happy you liked the rose brooches Sending well wishes

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