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PolkaDotty

PolkaDotty
Date Joined: August 13, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: April 24
Country: United States
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About Me

As a swapper: I promise to send. I promise to rate. I will give you a heart if you make a special effort and not because you add extra stuff.

I'm 60, enjoying a second career as a Jewish Educator. I work on school related projects and try to learn something new everyday.

I'm into Pinterest and spend way too much time watching tv. I love to sew and do paper crafts. I also like to cook but since I'm a vegetarian and my husband loves meat, it's hard to get psyched to try new recipes.

I'm lucky enough to have a sewing/crafting room, great sewing machine, relatively new serger and giant stash of fabric. I also make jewelry.

I love color...wearing color, decorating with color, crafting with color. I'm a pretty happy and funny person who gets a little down once in a while. Thanks to those awesome swappers who always stay in touch and share words of encouragement on the bad days.

I've been a swapper for a while and have come and gone a few times, mostly because I've gotten burned or bummed out. There's just no sense in signing up for a swap unless you plan to do it and I'm constantly perplexed at how many people flake or send crap. Life is just to short so I try to do my best and I trust others to do that too.

Please don't send: religious items
scary things. (The world is a scary enough without any extra help.)
peanuts

My style

In one word, eclectic. I love: vintage vibe dresses, flowy linen pants and dresses(lagenlook), the classic combo of navy and red. The predominant color in my closet is a pale aqua (spring and summer) and gray (winter and fall). (Gray is very easy to mix with lots of color accents.)

Favorite Movies

I love romantic comedies, mysteries, survival stories, sci-fi along with all the classic B/W movies. Favorites include: Independence Day and ID2 Pride and Prejudice (PBS and BBC versions) Bride and Prejudice (Bollywood Version) Back to the Future (1&3) Indiana Jones Young Einsten Back to the Past Casablanca 2012 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Harry Potters

Favorite Books

I love to read but don't sit with a book as much as a have in the past. Now I listen to audiobooks and my audible account has 300+ titles. Favorite authors include: Clive Cussler, Diane Mott Davidson, Jane Ann Krentz. Shannon Hale and Sophie Kinsella. All time favorites include: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux and Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Favorite Crafts

Quilting and sewing garments crafting with kids decorating (although it's always on a budget) Crafting with paper. I'm really into making mini zines and mail art but I can't draw a lick so I do collages for most projects. (I just did a drawing-based zine that was so dreadful I'm hoping it makes my partners laugh.)

Favorite Television

I'm a sucker for Hallmark movies and really love their mysteries. Favorite shows include (currently) Project Runway, Top Chef, Superstore, Hell's Kitchen and Designator Survivor. Other favorites include: Grandchester Tommy and Tuppence Bletchly Circle Brooklyn Bridge I Love Lucy (doesn't everyone?)

Colors I love

Let's just start with saying, I love color! If you imagine the caribbean seas, I'm there. Love pinks and corals, blues and greens. Sunny yellows, delicate purples. I stay away from jewel tones and anything autumnal like ochre, brown, tan, rust. I like silver and rose gold but not gold. Other favorites include: aqua and pink and denim blues (to wear) and tropical colors like turquoise, blue-greens (to decorate with).

Who inspires me?

Albert Einstein (smart people are so intriguing) Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn (my style icons) Fred Astarire, Gene Kelly, Ann Southern, Ginger Rogers (wish I could dance like them)

Movies

in no particular order.... Singing in the Rain Jurassic Park Only You Pride and Prejudice Bride and Prejudice (the Bollywood version) The Secret Garden The Little Princess African Queen Twister Little Women (every version)

things I love

my family (natch)
my crafting space (even if it's usually a disaster)
my funky patchwork couch from Turkey
dark chocolate and milky way midnight candy bars
Pinterest
anything pink grapefruit flavored or scented
scissors (they seem to disappear so I'm constantly buying new ones)
nice lipstick and hand cream
card and board games

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty, bright squares!
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Comment: Got a kick out of your address label! Love the green fabrics you used--such a pretty shade of green! Well worth a tiny wait, Leslie. Notice we are about as far apart in our US as we could be. My BIL and two nephews are on Long Isl. also. May you have a wonderful fall and winter and all their holidays. Thank you again!
aprilivy rated for Pin Where You Live on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. :)
mellyrose89 rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Quite interesting to see what Long Island has to offer :)
littlemissme84 rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
sweetsugartree rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the swap!
ladydy5 rated for TF - Special size on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Wearing it now. Thanks and hope you are getting in tip top shape.
Jjean rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: How Interesting - thank you for sharing.
littlemissme84 rated for A thru Z on Aug 26, 2018
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Comment: Great board. Thanks.
kimmibui rated for Zine- My Story on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Such a cute Zine! thank you very much <3
AnnaM rated for AA: Bookmark Swap on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Leslie, I loved the bookmarks you sent! I smiled when I saw them as you achieved what I had set out to do and failed at. I need a laminating machine! I kept trying thicker and thinker paper and even printed on acetate but when I cut around the bookmarks they were still too flimsy and I had to resort to another idea.
soyprincesa2 rated for Zine- My Story on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: What a pretty zine. So colorful and creative. It makes me smile. Thanks!
federfuchs rated for Zine- My Story on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your zine :)
littlemissme84 rated for PYI: Happy Board on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Great board. Thank you.
sweetsugartree rated for PYI: Happy Board on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the b&W and red squares. This is a block I really like and will eventually add what I need to make a complete quilt including these, of course.
sweetsugartree rated for A thru Z on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: Nice board!
Ky rated for Private Orphan Block Swap on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for swapping, I like the quilt blocks and your Zines are cute.
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Comment: I loved the bag, no worries about it, life happens have a great day!
kaylashaye rated for My favorite song - mini zine on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Such creative zines! And you even sent two! Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 190 24 29
Completed Fives Threes Ones
147 242 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
35 18 94 0
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Comments

ladydy5 on Jul 22, 2018:

Cute profile name and welcome to our group Thriftstore Find

rngstgstll on Oct 23, 2016:

art

Welcome to ZMACS!

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