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Kirkdebb

Kirkdebb
Date Joined: August 4, 2019
Last Online: October 23, 2020
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mother of 7 children ages 5-19. I love to do crafts as a sanity break.I enjoy crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, making ATCs, and getting happy mail!

A year ago I was looking forward to this school year as my very first year to have an empty house during the day! All kids in school, what would I do? More crafts, get a part-time job? Sadly Covid-19 has flipped my dream upside down. Instead of my oldest 2 moving out and all other kids in school during the day, all 7 are home all of the time! Wow how fast a dream can be shattered. All schooling is now online including the ones that were supposed to going to college. We are using K12, so all of them were sent computers and books. Our kitchen table looks like a computer lab! It's not all bad. I do love spending more time with my children.

I grew up in southeast Idaho, in Rigby, but currently live in Port Angeles, Washington. It is on the top of Washington's peninsula. I can see Victoria, Canada to the north over the ocean waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the beautiful Olympic Mountains to the south. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration when I was pregnant with my second child. I have been blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom for my small army of children. Keeping up with them is a full time job.

Ravelry: kirkdebb Instagram: goldennimbuscreations

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting is my favorite craft. I especially love making amigurumis. But I also make hats, gloves, afghans, bags, etc.

Knitting is also fun to do, but dangerous with children. I have gone to the bathroom to come back and found my children sword fighting with my knitting needles and my project on the floor, all my stitches dropped and mangled. Crochet hooks are less interesting to boys, thus I do a lot more crocheting.

I also love to piece quilts. It is fun to see how different fabrics work together. I was in a group where we did an ugly quilt contest. Everyone donated fabrics we didn't want that they thought were "ugly". The coordinator organized the fabric into bags. Each of us took a bag and made a quilt. Every quilt turned out amazing! These ugly fabrics we didn't like were changed into works of art. Truly an life changing event that has helped me look at life and fabric differently.

Favorite Animal

I love turtles, especially sea turtles. For Mother's Day last year my kids gave me a sea turtle with the phrase "Live at your own pace".

I love sunflowers and it is my kitchen's is theme.

Favorite Books

Fablehaven, Beyonders, Septimus Heap, Harry Potter, Bartemaeus Trilogy, Searching for Dragons, Lockwood and Co, etc.

I love a good mystery, but also enjoy classics like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Lord of the Rings, etc.

Favorite Movies

All the Marvel and DC movies. Star Wars and Star Trek. Disney. Musicals, Bollywood.

My favorite Chinese series is called Eternal Love. Definately recommend, amazing story, excellent acting, beautiful sets and costumes.

Child Swap

I have 7 children. Please choose who you would like.

Gideon 19, favorite colors are black and red.

Eva 17, favorite colors are pink and teal.

Cecelia 15, favorite color is purple.

Gildon 13, favorite color red.

Ishmael 10, favorite color blue.

Gabriel 8, favorite color green.

Gavin 5, favorite color purple.

My girls would like bath bombs, lip chap, gel pens, yarn (Cecelia crochets), paint (Eva paints), ironic/corny backpack pins, fun socks, etc.

My younger boys enjoy legos and building blocks, small cars, dinosaurs, candy(anything but black licorice), glow sticks, etc.

My older boys would enjoy headphones or another small electronic.

Preferences

For yarn or fabric swaps I prefer bright colors. I don't like pastel colors as much. Also, please no character prints.

I would love any sunflower fabrics as I am working on a wall hanging for my kitchen.

Ratings

I always send and I try to always rate. Please contact me if you have a problem. I have 7 children at home and life can be crazy.

I usually rate a 5, but have had to rate 1's for the following users: Rose8990, sticheddreams, tashia9965, peachyplum, Cmarsh13. I never received the swap from them. I have messaged them and recieved no response. Some have read and ignored my message others seem to have left Swapbot entirely (their last sign-in date was months ago).If someone needs some extra time, I will gladly wait to rate if I receive a message. No swap and no communication will get a 1. I will happily change my rating to a 5 if they contact me. I totally understand how life can be crazy and the postal system unreliable. I've had two packages lost by the USPS in the last few years. One was to my sister who also lives in Washington. The other one April 2020 was an order from Amazon. The tracking shows it arrived in my town on the delivery day then the next update showed it was in Wenatchee, WA which is 6 hours away and then no more updates. I have lived at my current address for only a year and a half and have had the postman misdeliver my mail to someone else (luckily they dropped it off) or deliver someone else's mail to me 6 times. If you contact me and say you mailed it I will trust your word. Please message me and let me know your side. Complete silence from your end is very frustrating to me.

ABC

ABC of things I like (work in progress):

A- ATC

B- butterflies, buttons, brads

C- cactus, canning, crocheting

D- dragonflies, dragons

E- envelopes, elves

F- fabric, family, fairies

G- galaxy

H-hedgehogs, Halloween (my favorite holiday)

I-ice cream (we have a family tradition where we have "sundaes on Sunday", usually it's just an ice cream cone, the kids love getting ice cream when we come home from church)

J- jellyfish, jam

K- knitting

L- lady bugs, llamas

M- moon

N- narwhals

O- octopus

P- platypus, pumpkins

Q- quilts

R- rain, rainbows

S- sunflowers, sea turtles, sewing, shells (my maiden name is Schell)

T- turtles,

U-unicorn

V- vampire

W-

X-

Y-

Z- zippers

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you!!! This is a great typewrite ATC - I love it! I hear you on the online school issues - we are doing online as well.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love this cat ATC - I have a tattoo that is almost identical to what you made!!! And "free" is definitely a great descriptor for cats!
chimerix rated for GAG: Mythical Creatures - Phoenix on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: I love the phoenix you drew for me! It is so wonderful. Thank you so much. Aloha!
twobluecrows rated for NFSC: Mug Rug Halloween on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: I was just thinking about a cat mugrug! It's so cute and the perfect size for my tiny mug spot on my sewing table! Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderful blocks. BC
gingerbee rated for NFSC: Zipper Bag Fall Colors on Oct 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful fabric bag! You did a beautiful job on it. Happy fall to you!
fortannam rated for WIYM: Vintage postcards on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I got three postcards and one address sticker for future mailings... I'm letting you know because the envelope was open/coming apart at the side and the bottom :( so hopefully things didn't fall out along the way! I love the postcard for Dead Man's Pass - I actually grew up in that area and know exactly were that is! Thank you again!
CrowDancer rated for GAG: Pokemon - Pidgey on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: The Pidgey ATC is too cute! The envelope is really cute, too! I really appreciate the address labels that you included, too! They're definitely going to come in handy with certain packages! Thank you so much! :D
kromo rated for QnT Snowballs for Christmas #1 on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: I got my snowballs in the mail. Thank you.
squince rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Beautiful Dishcloth - Love the Colors-reminds me of the Flowers outside my garage Door.. Thank you !!! What did you do over the Summer while dealing with Covid 19 restrictions?
simplyjeannette rated for Destash your stash on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: thank you, enjoyed everything
chandlerguera rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the USPS mail truck sticker!
Snailmail1772 rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Meowsha rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
kizzlets rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the great Jackalope ATC. It is so cute! Much Aloha!
kromo rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the PC.
CookieMomster78 rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Sea turtles in my mailbox make me soooooooooooooo happy! Thank you, my friend! I ❤️ the nice postage stamps and little USPS sticker you put on back too! You da best 😉 💗
luvbird rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Hi Debbie! Thank you so very much for the pretty ATC... I love it!

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Comments

Highlander18 on Oct 21, 2020:

Thank you very much - RAK Sept #1 - Crocheted Amigurumi - oh oh so cute Giraffe!! You are very talented!

chimerix on Oct 17, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely PCs for the Sept WTA. I love the sepia tone. Aloha!

purple24 on Oct 6, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful handmade dishcloth. 🍁RAKS ONLY USA

chimerix on Sep 26, 2020:

Thanks so much for the vintage stamps! Grab Tag. Aloha!

grammypammy on Sep 21, 2020:

WnWHS ~ National Mushroom Month

Please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

rarjones on Sep 21, 2020:

Happy National Mushroom Month --wnwhs - rarjones

traceyj on Sep 20, 2020:

Happy National Mushroom month! :)

mushroom by Parker Jackson

hedgehog with mushroom by Sanni Lahtinen

mushroom by Elise Gravel

beachchicken on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you for the nice notecards and address label for the August WTA! I can always use notecards. 😊

Lonestarchild on Sep 11, 2020:

Thanks so much for the fun envies (USAWTA 8/26 - 9/1) and the washi (USAWTA 8/12 - 8/18)! I appreciate the larger size envies!

grammypammy on Sep 10, 2020:

WnWHS ~ CARE BEARS Profile Swap

Share Bear

I make up "Blessing Bags" and fill them with food items, plastic silverware and bottled water and my husband and I pass them out to the homeless. We get a blessing out of it!

Hugs,

Pam

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