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cshor

cshor
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Last Online: June 19, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

After a break from actively swapping, I'm plan to join a few crafty-related swaps!

I currently live in Michigan (having previously moved from upstate New York and northern Vermont) with my husband and two teenage kids-. In my spare time, I knit and crochet. It's probably fair to say I'm addicted to buying yarn. I learned to knit and crochet as a kid and never stopped. Over the years, I've dabbled in other crafts--pottery, jewelry making but they've never stuck like knitting has. Once I even bought a sewing machine but ended up giving that to my mom.

I'm particularly interested in swaps that involve handmade items. I really appreciate the creativity and effort in crafting stuff. I love going to art fairs and try to buy all my gifts there. I recently discovered etsy.com and plan to explore that more thoroughly. As for work, I used to be a corporate trainer, but got off that track by having kids and frequently relocating because of my husband's career.

I especially enjoy reading historical fiction books. I'm a news junkie and love reading newspapers and web articles about current events and politics. I also enjoy some spiritual type books.

Favorite Music

My favorite is alternative rock/folk. In general, I dislike top 40 pop music although there are exceptions. In fact, more and more, I'm finding that I enjoy some songs from genres I've never liked ..country, hip hop, bluegrass for example. I love to discover new music. Some of the artists currently getting frequent play on my iPod are: Guster, the Frames, Joseph Arthur, Damien Rice, Bell X1, O.A.R, Gran Bel Fisher, Amos Lee, Mundy. Artists that I loved for years and still love include: U2, REM, Dave Matthews, Wilco, NIrvana, Seven Nations, John Hiatt, Great Big Sea, Jars of Clay, Radiohead, Richard Thompson, Better than Ezra....I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

Little Miss Sunshine & Juno are probably my two most recent favorite movies. My all time favorite movie is Forrest Gump. It still makes me cry in certain parts...My kids love it too and entertain me with quotes that they've memorized.

Favorite Crafts

an avid knitter, crocheter

Swapping Preferences

Favorite color: I'm partial to greens/blues/teal but there's no color I really dislike

Favorite scents: I like most floral and citrus scents. Don't like vanilla or other "baking" scents

I don't mind receiving unopened food of any kind in the mail. I like chocolate, coffee, tea (not herbal), salty snacks, hard sour candy.

Some miscellaneous things I'd love to receive: buttons, charms, ribbons, beads and other embellishments I could use to decorate my handmade projects. Good, quality yarn. Any vintage knitting/crochet magazines or books. Wool socks (size 9 shoe). Handmade Christmas ornaments. Pinback buttons with interesting or funny slogans or quotes. Handmade aprons and tote bags. Magazines--craft, cooking, current events. Knitting notions. Any celtic-designed items. Any handcrafted item.

I would prefer not to receive ATC's.

Ratings

AGoodOlBoysGal rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 12, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the gifts! I have had an absolutely terrible week and it was just the thing to make me smile. The colors for the wrap were exquisite!!!
bluehairedmary rated for Show off your CRAFT on Jul 25, 2012
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Comment: ♥♥♥ The scarf is so beautiful and I love the little can/cozy too! I even love the little flower you crocheted and used as ribbon! Thank you so much! I wish I could give you ten hearts!
Response: Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you! I love the bowl and the coasters. So very thoughtful!
RedRobinnj rated for All Crafters Craft Swap on May 26, 2011
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Comment: I just love the scarf. I crochet, can't knit, so am quite thrilled to get such a lovely knitted item. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute pouches. They will come in handy when we go on a trip. The package came on the heels of the tornado and I was so glad to see some bit of normalcy begin. It doesn't seem real so much destruction. We've lost so many homes, businesses, schools and churches. The deaths are at 121 and climbing as they continue to search for over 1600 missing. Thank you again for you gift. I've used a cell phone to send this message. Please forgive any typos.
Response: Glad you're OK. I was so worried when I saw the news and realized that I had just mailed a package to Joplin.
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Comment: I LOVE it!!!! Thank you so much.
Miles rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 20, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the crocheted snow flake
Response: I don't understand the 3 rating!!! I mailed you a hand-made ornament before the deadline, fulfilling the swap requirements 100%.
TerryF rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 17, 2009
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Comment: Your little yellow crocheted angels are delightful, as is the crocheted flower "bow" on the package - thank you so much! Hugs, Terry
dabble rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 12, 2009
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Comment: Wow! You're so talented! I love the delicate knit and was impressed to get TWO ornaments. The best ornaments so far. Thank you so much! Heather dabble
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Comment: The knit mittens were awesome & toasty. Kudos for earth tone colors & the delightful crocheted angel. I need to brush up on my skills --I've gotten side tracked with paper crafts too long & my needles have gotten a little 'rusty'. Thank You :)
marinda rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 4, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty ornaments!
VJP rated for Lovely Spring Bookmarks on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmarks. They are so pretty and Spring-y!
beaglemom rated for YARN SNOB Sock Yarn Swap on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the great yarn. I love opal and the colors are wonderful. Now to pick a pattern..... and the little bag you made is adorable!
123Poggy123 rated for Lovely Spring Bookmarks on Apr 6, 2009
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Comment: What a special treat I received in the mail from you. Very cool crocheted bookmarks. I look forward to using them.
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Comment: Thank you. The scarf is adorable and I love the little pouch also.
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Comment: OMG Great package thanks i love the sock yarn the color is so pretty i love gold and texture of it. I also needed the extra gifts. It was so awesome thanks again!!! I cant to knit my socks!!!!!!!!!
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Comment: Such a cute bag!! I've never used linen yarn before, and I really like it :) Maybe I'll have to get some myself! Thanks for the crochet hook, too, so thoughtful!
Loralyn rated for hand-crafted bookmarks, anyone? on Feb 17, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for my lovely bookmarks, my daughter tried to steal one, but I wouldn't let her! I especially love the L on the one, it reminds of Laverne's sweater monogram on 'Laverne and Shirley', I always wanted one like that!
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Comment: I'm actually speechless with delight! I wish i could rate Kathleen higher, but can't.....my present was perfect....the most beautiful crocheted scarf in colours that I love and some crocheted flowers too.....it's all beautiful.
Meadow rated for Mid Winter Pick Me Up Swap! on Feb 7, 2009
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Comment: I have had a terrible week and this box really brightened my life. I cannot stop slathering on that pear lotion!

Rating Overview

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Comments

crochetjunkie on Dec 27, 2009:

Thank you! I'm glad you liked the ornament i angelled for you for the Mega ornie swap. Take care!

Toupti on Jul 22, 2009:

I love personalizing my belongings and I also like reading. To combine both, I came up with the idea of creating a profile related bookmark swap. This swap was created before the group.

Please feel free too visit my Profile Related Bookmark Swap and join.

Hoping we will have a lot of fun because I intend to do a series of them, but they will be within the Bookmarks of all kinds group.

Happy swaps. Toupti =D

choke on Apr 27, 2009:

There's a couple new swaps up in the Michiganders group, when you get a moment stop in and say hi!

marquettegirl on Mar 12, 2009:

There's a new Michiganders swap - come check it out and join!

crazyred on Jan 27, 2009:

A very big THANK YOU for the gorgeous mittens!!! They were a complete surprise that warmed my heart as well as my hands. Thanks, so much, for your caring and generosity! Best wishes, Carrie

5elementknitr on Jan 18, 2009:

Thanks so much for angeling me in the Stocking Stuffers for Knitters Swap - it's all very cool!

Shash on Jun 24, 2008:

Hi, I've sent the Yarn Junkies II -- Black yarn out today. I'm so sorry for the delay. Let me know when you get it, okay?? Thanks! Shaaron

lamborama on Feb 13, 2008:

Thanks for joining my Shopping Bag Swaparoo!

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