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PolkaDotty

PolkaDotty
Date Joined: August 13, 2013
Last Online: June 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: Thanks for sharing your board, it was bright and fun to scroll through. Road trips are my favorite part of summer and water tubing is on my bucket kist, maybe this year, have an awesome summer.
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Comment: Oh, Summer is here Thank you for sharing a fun board.....
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Comment: Thanks for the well-written, clever, and laughter-inducing letter -- made my day :) Thanks also for joining in the silliness and satire.
Stargazer90 rated for AMF: Food Scavenger Hunt on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Wooow! Thank you so much for this huge package full of extra yummy goodies! You have spoiled me rotten! I would give you 100 hearts if I could! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for being an awesome swap partner! :)
Smiley69 rated for Handmade pin cushion swap on Nov 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet pincushion...love the yellow flowers and the lavender scent is divine :-)
dodothefairy rated for Share your favorite board on Nov 24, 2016
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Comment: thank you a lot for your sharing
KatlynAva rated for Pinterest: Denim on Nov 24, 2016
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Comment: I have so many old jeans as well, I need to find some crafts to do with them as well!
urbexarchaeology rated for Sender's Choice Minizine on Nov 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much! :)
angiejustus77 rated for Share your favorite board on Nov 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the beautiful Batik fabrics you sent! I am making a stained glass quilt using batiks and I can add these to the quilt! Many hearts to you ! <3 <3
pcmiminini rated for Sender's Choice Minizine on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the zines! It will be fun to fill in the zine. The einstein zine is very interesting... I love the collage style you have done!
PortFireFlirt rated for Sender's Choice Minizine on Oct 31, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the great Zines. I love them both. I will fill the other one in at work tomorrow.
witchelm rated for Pinterest: Hats on Oct 25, 2016
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Comment: Thank you very much for sharing your board!
MaterializeDaydreams rated for Pinterest Quilts on Oct 23, 2016
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Comment: Wonderful, thank you! I got some new pins. :)
3stairs rated for Share your favorite board on Oct 20, 2016
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athousandyears rated for Pinterest: Denim on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Leslie!
Vanillacreamteas rated for Pinterest: Dresses on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: thank you! followed you xxx
Jjean rated for Pinterest Quilts on Oct 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your boards...started following you & sent to my teacher for her to look over your boards....... Again, thank you for joining my swap......
Wildchild rated for Pinterest: Hats on Oct 19, 2016
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Wildchild rated for Pinterest: Denim on Oct 19, 2016
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Comments

rngstgstll on Oct 23, 2016:

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Welcome to ZMACS!

needlewings on Jan 24, 2014:

TEST

WOW!!! OMG Polka Dotty, you are the bomb! I couldn't believe all of those FQ's you sent! Lovely greens and blues and I honestly don't know if you sent 3 solids along with the prints or if I licked them prints right off! lol I LOVE them ALL with drool and all! You are too funny.....The lovely and talented... Thanks so much! Figured you would send a few charms, but wasn't expecting this! You made my day, my week, my year already!

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