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Contadine

Contadine
Date Joined: November 6, 2007
Last Online: April 11, 2012
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Used to be very active in swapping a few years ago. I took a break when I lost my job.

Now that I'm back on my feet, settled in a job, etc., I thought I'd check out swapping again.

If I sent you a friend request recently, we've had a successful swap or two, and interacted in the forums - though you might not remember me :-)

I'm in my mid-30s, live with my boyfriend and our dog. We spend a lot of time reading, eating out, watching sci fi. He's becoming a great cook, and I'm a pretty good eater. :-) We're learning to play chess, and I'm trying to teach him cribbage.

I'm going to be an aunt for the first time this summer, and I'm over the moon. I plan on making a ridiculous amount of baby items this spring.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of different crafts, but I'm really focusing on sewing and quilting these days, with some crochet on the side.

I've pretty much given up knitting, and paper crafts and I never got along much.

I also like to do stitching of all kinds - embroidery, cross stitch, hardanger.

Favorite Television

All the Star Treks, Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, Teen Mom, Jersey Shore. Most sci fi. We don't have cable, so whatever I can watch on Netflix, Hulu, and other web sources. I'm not someone who really gets into a show so much that I talk about it online, or collect things from it, though.

Dislikes

I'm a pretty picky person, unfortunately. I am NOT a collector of things, trinkets, cute little bits and bobs. Things need to have a function for me to make room in my life for them.

I'll keep the list of absolute NOs to a minimum: , highly scented things (especially florals), anything religious (any religion). Anything used, dirty, etc.

I'd prefer things from non-smokers, but if you're my partner, and you smoke, there's not much we can do about that. Same thing with pets. I'd appreciate if an effort was made to keep swap items away from odors.

Things I don't really need: paper products (stickers, note cards, pads of paper), ATCs, matchboxes, dotee dolls, friendship books, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, gum, chocolate.

I'm not really in to any particular themes like vampires, Hello Kitty, ladybugs, etc., but if something fits into the theme of a swap, cool.

Likes

I'm mostly interested in swapping for sewing/quilting related things, craft patterns and magazines, crochet items and other items that can be used in fabric-related crafts.

I especially love trading internationally and getting some things I can't always find here.

Always appreciated:

  • High-quality (quilt shop/designer) 100% cotton fabrics in any prints or solids
  • Fancy fabrics (silks, satins, lace, etc.) for crazy quilting
  • Sewing thread
  • Embroidery threads of any kind
  • Hand sewing / embroidery needles
  • Ribbons, lace, trims
  • Small-medium beads, preferably glass
  • Quilting, sewing, crochet patterns and magazines, and decorating magazines, especially from non-US sources
  • Any sewing or quilting notions
  • bright colored yarn for crochet projects

My favorite color is pink, but I'm trying to branch out. The only colors I really don't like are muddy/dusty/"earthy" colors. I prefer things that are bright.

I don't need too many edibles, but I do like fruity things like lemon drops, jelly beans, mentos.

I like modern fabrics, large and small prints, especially geometrics. Florals, stripes, dots, tone-on-tone are all good.

Ratings

magicjessnrach rated for Feltbots: Beginners Swap on Apr 22, 2008
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Comment: Thanks so much for the marvelous package! I really appreciate all the little extras you put in for my dotee making. Thanks heaps, you deserve loads of hearts :)
mellow rated for Private Swap Contadine & mellow on Apr 14, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the tootsie rolls! :)
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Comment: WOW!! what an amazing package I just love it all and the window decs now sit on my glass door with pride and all the extras are so wonderful thank you You ROCK!!! hugs xxxxx
Response: I'm glad you have a place for them! They were fun to make.
shopandbid rated for It's all about me!!! on Mar 27, 2008
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Comment: WOW! what a great package, thanks bunches. The swap cards are wonderful, can you tell me how you created them. Actually the letters you made are beautiful, I love them. My sewing room is a light blue with medium blue shades so they will be perfect. thanks bunches for everything. Let me know when your etsy store is up and running. Good luck on the job hunting.
Response: I'm glad the letters work! The swap cards - I printed them out on large mailing labels, which I then attached to card stock and decorated with stickers. They were pretty easy to make that way!
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Comment: 1000 hearts if I could!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! The whole package was unbelieveable, Megan was delirious with happiness! Thank you so much for thinking of her and taking such care in picking each perfect thing!
Response: Yay! I had fun picking stuff out. I'm glad she liked it.
Scuslidge rated for Want New Swap Cards? Intl on Mar 19, 2008
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Comment: Holy cow! The cards are beautiful! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you like them. I don't really do much paper-crafting, but I couldn't figure out how to make fabric swap cards!
RogueArtist rated for Swapette Mirror and Flower Swap! on Mar 16, 2008
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Comment: I think this is the single coolest item I've received since I've been on swap-bot. Thank you so much
Response: Wow, you're so sweet. I'm glad you like it!
Charrley rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Mar 16, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pin cushion. It is so dear - and I love the colors!
debbi rated for Gift Tags and a small surprise on Mar 10, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much! I have a pink baby quilt gift that I am putting one on as we speak!
Response: I'm glad you found a use for them right away!
TíaBel rated for Gift Tags and a small surprise on Mar 9, 2008
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Comment: Love the tags! Thank you so much!
Response: Response: Cool, thanks! I hope you have some fun presents to attach them to!
GigiMinor rated for Gift Tags and a small surprise on Mar 9, 2008
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Comment: Thanks Toni! Love the felt tags! Very nicely made : ) I posted a pic on flickr!
Response: Cool, thanks! I hope you have some fun presents to attach them to!
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Comment: Thanks :). I cant wait to start using it :)
annabel52 rated for Bottlecap Pincushion on Mar 3, 2008
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Comment: Oh....my....what lovelies. All of the trim is so..so..so..lush is the only word that comes to mind. Thanks so much it will all be used for something special.Of course the buttons are always welcome, never can have too many...And your pincushion is now resting securely on the end table next to "my" chair with instructions for everyone to keep their hands off. I love the little flowers, so tiny and so neat and of course blue is THE color. Thanks again.
Response: I'm glad you like the pincushion! I've been having lots of fun making them.
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Comment: Thank you for all the felt!! I'm sure once I have my life back together I can use it very well! Thanks again.
Response: I hope you make something really fun with it!
VJP rated for Private Profile Surprise on Feb 25, 2008
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Comment: Toni~ What a wonderful package! I can't wait to use my BEAUTIFUL hot cup sleeve tomorrow morning! My granddaughter was here when I opened the package and she LOVED, LOVED, LOVED her purse. A month ago I would not have been able to put a band aid on her due to her autism...but...she saw those and just had to have .. not one...but 2 on her fingers. She is already drawing in her own little book. Wow...Hello Kitty for my precious little pumpkin was the sweetest thing you could do for me. THANK YOU for the smile on Maya's face and the fun we had together!!! Here are the hearts you really deserve for this swap: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Good. I'm glad your little girl is doing well. I hope she has lots of fun with her little purse!
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Comment: Thanks for all the makeup goodies! That was super fast shipping :) Love the brushes as I needed some bad...
Response: Good, I'm glad someone else can get some use out of them, I hope they work!
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Comment: Thanx I love swirls. Ingrid
verybigjen rated for Creative Felt Pin Cushion on Feb 22, 2008
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Comment: it's AWESOME!!!! your stitching is incredibly fine, and I love the design! Thank you! Thank you!
Response: Cool! I'm glad you like it!
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Comment: Toni - I wanted to let you know how nice it was doing a private swap with you!!! I am so excited about using my new felt pieces and the beautiful glass beads. If you ever want to do another private swap just drop me a line. - Kathleen
koiwabiru rated for Private Swap Contadine & koiwabiru on Feb 14, 2008
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Comment: Thank you soooo much! The colours are just lovely!^_^

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 59 8 16
Completed Fives Threes Ones
47 68 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

TerryF on Jan 4, 2012:

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TeaNi on Jan 4, 2012:

Thank you for your request to join the USA swappers group; Welcome! We have a few swaps up right now (one closes today) as well as forum tag games and a giveaway. Please remember to edit your group settings to receive notice when we post new swaps so you are never left out of the fun!:)

biasbabe on Jan 4, 2012:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

magpie55 on Jun 30, 2008:

I was looking at the forum regarding getting newbies rated. I was wondering if you are talking about homemade pincushions or store bought? I would be interested in a homemade swap in the fall. Just too busy this summer with work and altering wedding and bridesmaid gowns.

weeatcrayons on Apr 1, 2008:

Thank you for the dotee (forum tag), she's very sweet!

dulcimer on Mar 27, 2008:

I'm so sorry you feel the need to leave ~ myself I'm only doing swaps within my groups ~ that could be a good idea for you as well. If you get the urge to swap something privately let me know. Cheers Lin

GaijinGirl on Mar 24, 2008:

Megan got her package today! She just kept saying "OMG!" "OMG!" She loved everything! The entire package was just incredible. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, you didn't brightened her day, more like her whole month!!! THANK YOU!!

pianoheart on Mar 21, 2008:

Toni, Thank you for sending me the so cute dotee doll. She made me smile at the end of a very challenging day. Malia

Carolina on Mar 20, 2008:

I really like your new profile picture. It's so cute! ;)

mrsD on Mar 13, 2008:

I cannot thank you enough for the marvelous package of goodies that arrived today! I'm really just blown away by your generosity - taffy, felt & floss, cookie cutters, lipgloss,handmade soap, the wild rice soup mix!! HELLO WOW! Do you know how awesome you are? Mille merci! xo

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