Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 11:10 am


Date Joined: August 30, 2007
Last Online: October 21, 2020

Country: Canada
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Favorite Crafts

I am back after some time off. Covid 19 has changed my day and am wanting to try a few swaps again. I hope you will enjoy swapping with me:) I am an unfocused craft addict. There isn't much I haven't tried. I have no artistic abilities (really....NONE) but am usually stubborn enough to keep at things til they look acceptable to me. I have scrapbooked but it has not really grabbed me, knit (a little), felted, basic sewing, quilted, thrown pots, done stained glass, lampworked beads, just started to embroider again, and really enjoy cooking (and eating). I enjoy working on small projects since very large ones rarely seem to make it to completion. I find myself always busy with something or another. I Have done loads of volunteer work with schools, my community association, the local hospice, and with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program.....too much it seems and am trying to cut back. Currently volunteering with the neighbourhood seniors Center. It appears I may have an online shopping problem....made worse or maybe better by Covid19 . I love vintage finds, Love Them! I have only a few months left before retirement so looking forward to spending more time on the things I really want to.

Favorite Music

I generally listen to whatever is current. Not a fan of country, but can tolerate the crossover stuff. Growing up I took piano lessons for 9 years. I don't play near as much as I should. Maybe more time for that in retirement.

Favorite Books

Since work, the internet, and keeping my house semi-respectable takes up so much of my time there isn't a lot of time for reading. When I was younger, I used to read for hours....now I would be lucky to find 30 minutes for reading...... consequently I instead listen to books on MP3. That way I can multi task When I do have a few minutes I go through cookbooks and crafting books.

About Me

I have a degree in chemical engineering and have worked in the pulp and paper and petrochemical industry in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. I like to run or do yoga when I can. I am cheap...ok thrifty sounds better...or does it? Love garage sales, thrift store and have jars of vintage buttons and trim. Can anyone ever have enough buttons. I am trying to de-clutter as I have a tendency to collect crafting stuff because the second I throw something out...I find a use, or worse yet, a need for it.

I like to collect

I collect a few things. I collect stamps, so I really appreciate partners who use actual stamps for postage. I usually go out of my way to use postage on mine as well especially if it is listed on your profile as an interest. I have quite a ridiculous amount English china cups and saucers and serving plates. Mostly Coalport, Royal Albert, Parragon, Star, Aynsley, and some Shelley. I also have a small collection of Figgjo Flint in the pattern Lotte and Market which I love for it's vintage look. And you can never have enough egg coddlers. I have 6 now, all Royal Worcester....and I have given some away to try and spread the addiction. Vintage buttons, rick rack & trims. Swanky swig glasses, milk glass, and vintage or new linen tea towels. Cookbooks and Fine Cooking Magazines. Vintage craft magazines and patterns. Some of these "collections" arose from an inability to throw things out.....I have a small collection of postcards...I really love recipe postcards...but they can be hard to find. Also like vintage postcards and map postcards...but really any will do.

A few of my Favourite Things

I like to sew, crochet or knit small projects. So I like trim, rick rack, vintage buttons and fabric, cotton FQ's, ribbon, good quality embroidery floss like DMC & wool felt. I do love the combination of red and aqua. I also like yellow.....and polka dots! I love Liberty tiny floral prints....very hard to get here unless it's mail order. Anything Vintage.... If it's vintage....I will probably love it:) Love stamps....so I appreciate when you can use actual postage on your envelope...I will save them:) When it comes to teas...I drink a lot:) I love black flavoured teas, mint & genmaicha green teas. I am not opposed to a cuppa camomile now and again. Not a big fan of rooibos unless it is an interesting flavour that masks the flavour of the rooibos itself. Not a fan of white teas at all. Not a fan of fruity HERBAL teas...That being said, I will pass on anything white in another swap, and might try an interesting flavour of rooibos if it came my way. If you think it's fabulous.....I'd give it a try.

Late or Missing Swaps:(

If you have sent a swap to me and I have not rated it yet.....feel free to contact me to check on it. I always rate, and usually within a day or two of receiving a swap. But sometimes I do forget.....so if in doubt please PM me. Please note that mail to and from Canada is a little slow. Mail between the US and Canada usually takes 7-10 working days. Also, if you are receiving a swap from me.....my neighbourhood post office will post mark with the date as the next working day date (not the actual mailing day) if a package is brought to them after the morning mail run. According to Canada Post Rules they are not supposed to do this......but it seems that complaining has not helped.

Things I don't like so much...

While I hate to be picky, there are some things I would rather not get. That being said, don't worry too much about this list as I can always find a use for things that are not my thing. However, not so fond of cross stitch, plastic canvas, paper art ATCs, (I have received some beautiful fabric art ones though), stickers (unless it is part of a swap requirement), the colour purple, acrylic yarn, polyester fabrics, polyester thread, or poor quality embroidery thread (nothing more sad that making a project where the thread dye bleeds because you used cheap embroidery thread). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU SEND ME CHAIN LETTER TYPE THINGS I WILL NOT SEND THEM ON TO OTHERS OR BACK TO YOU. I had to add this today as I received an envelope filled with all sorts of post card, bookmark, charm fabric, X-slips??? and postage stamp chain letters.... many with no explanation of how they work. I am a bit sad not to pass them on, but there is no way I am about to mail out 80 envelopes which is the total amount of copies I am asked to distribute.


CrystalZ rated for Canadian Tea Swap! on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas....you picked right on all of them! 2 I have tried before but 3 of them are new to me and I am looking forward to enjoying at least one tonight :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap, thanks for the ❤️
mb58ca rated for Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Debbie - How fun to receive this box! And it was so personal by mentioning Halcyon Days and dating someone from Hamilton. Awesome. And I love the apron colours and the dish and the stickers..! A thousand thanks for choosing these items.
Response: So glad you liked the swap. Thanks so much for hosting, and thanks for the ❤️
Comment: Great treat from Canada!
Comment: Received the postcards and will send them in the next round! Thanks for the goodies, love them!
skinny52 rated for FF: Make me some Yoyos on Nov 16, 2016
Comment: Great little package, thanks so very much for everything!!!!
Response: So glad they made it😊
ladyaduial rated for Send Me a Recipe! [apple] on Sep 29, 2016
Comment: Can't wait to make this!
Response: Hope you will like it as we do! Thanks for the ❤️
tulipqueen rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 8 on Sep 18, 2016
Comment: Hi Debbie Thanks for the wonderful envelope of treats you sent my way.Love it all! I also love the wonderful letter telling me about your summer.we also went to Victoria this summer..maybe we crossed paths unwittingly :)
Response: Glad you liked the swap! Thanks for the ❤️️
Comment: Hey there! Thank you very much for a cool swap! I loved the postage you used. And what an awesome score on that wooden box you found. Recently I found a few really old Canadian mason jars for .75 and I swear I danced a little jig :) Thanks again for the goodies.
Response: It is awesome when you find good deals isn't it? Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the swap. will put everything you sent into use.
Response: Oh good! Thanks for the <3!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Cards, will send them out in next rounds! TY for the lovely card, will use it in a PL!!! Also thanks for the extra's <3
Response: Thanks very much for the <3. Hope the mini PC works well in the PL.
bstitched rated for FF: Fabric Stamps on Jul 8, 2016
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you! The fabric stamps you made are so adorable and very well made. I love the fabric choices, the abundance of stamps, and how sweetly they were packaged. Thank you again for a great swap!
Response: So glad you liked them! This has a fun swap both to send and to receive. Thanks so much for the <3
tmarlo rated for ♥June♥ Birthday gift on Jun 21, 2016
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Hope you enjoy the socks:). Thanks for the<3
vlhafer54 rated for FF: Charity Bear (INT) on Jun 16, 2016
Comment: He's too cute. And so fuzzy! And thank you for the bits and bobs.
Response: Glad it finally arrived😀 I was starting to think it must be lost. Thanks for the <3
Comment: Another great flag for the collection. Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the <3. I have enjoyed these flags😀 Thanks also for hosting!
pne rated for Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #54 on May 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the travelling postcard for Melissa Chesser and for the extras - my daughter was really happy about the stickers :) The watermelon stationery was also fun.
Response: Wow that arrived fast! Glad she liked them, and thanks for the rating:)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful sachets.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks so much for joining and also for the <3
grstamping rated for Happy Mail - April 2016 on May 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice letter and the seeds :O) Made my day!
Response: Thanks for the <3. I hope they grow well for you!
Comment: Love the flag. Thank you. I actually have only made 2 flags and it was for these two swaps. I do love mixed media though and stitch crafts.
Response: I had to make one for myself as I liked the silhouette😊 Thanks for the <3
cerealgirl rated for 30 gram Envelope #2 on Apr 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap! It was a nice surprise to find a long note from you! My favourite item is the cat postcard. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap! Thanks for the <3

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Heirloom on Sep 22, 2016:

Cheers! ~Donna

watercolorgirl on May 7, 2016:

Thank you so much for sending the extra sachets for this swap. It was a fun swap to do.

Heirloom on Apr 15, 2016:

Debbie, thank you so much for the (FF) Know Where You're Sending Wish List tag. You're so generous -- and much appreciated!

bstitched on Jan 1, 2016:

Happy New Year!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas!

Vanillacreamteas on Sep 28, 2015:

Please update your tag in the forums! kids tag! xxx

Heirloom on Sep 14, 2015:

...for the food/drink WTA (FF group)!

EmilyT on Aug 23, 2015:

Thank you for all the fun sewing accessories for the low volume wta. The elk/moose buttons are super cool! I apologize for my late rating due to vacation.

Heirloom on Jul 15, 2015:

njstauter on Jul 14, 2015:

Thank you for the happy mail package and your sweet note. It made my morning!

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