Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2020 11:55 pm


Date Joined: November 5, 2009
Last Online: April 14, 2015
Birthday: February 3, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

Hi my name is Grace. I am a Minnesota girl that moved away from the rural fridged north of almost Canada to the slighty warmer Twin Cities. Switching from a town with no population sign that was pretty much the back side of a big hill to the city has been exciting and I am loving it.

I love to travel and try to as much as I can. I was a German and International Business major so I was lucky enough to spend a year abroad split between London and Freiburg. Still dreaming though of making it to Oktoberfest one year.

My interests: knitting, crocheting, hand-embroidery, quilting fabric, yarn, crafts, vintage goofy linens (fruit with faces and such), handcrafted one of a kind items, old movies, camping, nature, reading, Dachshunds, etc.

I love hanging out with my friends in the fun little local's places. Also like to go out on the boat and hang on the lake in the summer. There is always at least one knit, crochet, paper piecing, or embroidery project in my day bag just for on the bus or waiting in line at a store.

I am really looking forward to getting back in the swapping world. I love sending packages and also love receiving them.

Favorite Color

Blue, pink, purple, red, all colors really except not a big fan of brown. I attribute that to 7-12 grade art teacher that did not like brown and would ball up brown tissue paper and construction paper to throw at us. She was a fun quirky lady though that made it fun.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are: The Birds, The Bad Seed, What About Baby Jane, Seven Year Itch, The Princess Bride, Run Lola Run, etc. I like classic movies especially kitschy thrillers. Also like 80's movies and independent movies.

Favorite Television

My favorite shows are: Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, Eastenders, The Office (both US and British version),Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, etc.

Favorite Books

I love to read and will read pretty much anything. The only thing I do not really read is romance novel. Some of my favorite classes in high school were Advanced Lit and Brit Lit. Mostly I read classic literature and poetry but also read other things. Some of my favorites include:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Angela's Ashes
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Anything by Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss
  • Anything by Hemingway
  • Anything by Dickens or Jane Austen
  • Anything by Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson
  • Anything by Stephen King

Etc. the list could go on and on. I really just love a good book.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafts are: knitting, crocheting, hand embroidery, quilting, sewing, etc.

I am always working on several projects in several types of crafts. Work a lot with yarn and love all types of it. I love knitting cables.


This is just a list of things for ideas.

  • yarn, full skeins or scraps
  • Fun/Modern embroidery patterns
  • Fun tissue paper for decoupaging
  • Papers for decoupaging and paper crafting (please no teddy bear or flower decoupage papers)
  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Notecards
  • Chocolate or sweets
  • Suprises
  • hand quilting thread in different colors.
  • 100% Cotton Quilting fabric any size including scraps
  • 1 inch paper hexagons(for piecing)
  • 1 inch quilting fabric hexies for a charm quilt
  • 1.5 inch quilting fabric squares for postage stamp quilt
  • Munki-Munki fabric(I would just love scraps of any pattern)
  • Vintage bedsheets - I use these for quilts
  • Vintage linens or other vintage items
  • Tea & Cocoa (looseleaf or bagged)
  • Handmade Items

Anything sent I am sure I will like just thought I would list a few items here as ideas.


The only thing I can think of that I do not like is coffee or anything coffee flavored.


My hubby's name is Stephen. He likes that I enjoy swapping and likes to see the fun little swaps I sign up for and what people send. He also likes when there is some chocolate or something in it that I can share with him. So I thought I would sign up for the significant other swaps when they come around so he can get packages too. Some of his likes include: - League of Legends - Paintball - he is on a paintball league - Chocolate or sweets - Snacks - Chai Tea - Coffee - we have a Keurig,k-cups - Shirt size is an XL - Fun socks for work (business) size 9 shoe


CANNEKCUL rated for Fill My Stocking - April on May 11, 2015
DJillM rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you, pkg is in my stocking. The chocolate won;t ast long, lol
mefromeve rated for Fill My Stocking - February on Feb 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and the gift!
Lumona rated for Candy & Tea #2 January on Feb 2, 2015
Worknesh rated for Candy & Tea #2 January on Jan 29, 2015
Comment: Awesome, thank you very much :) Thanks for the extras, best wishes from Lithuania ;)
Response: Thank you. Glad you liked it.
ericaiscreative rated for Fill My Stocking - January on Jan 27, 2015
Comment: I got the lovely stocking stuffer and I love the post cards! It looks like the post office had a great time delivering it, too, lol. Envelope was a little beat up, but the wrapping paper looks fine. Can't wait to open these on Christmas! :-)
Response: Glad you liked it. I thought those postcards were fun. Glad it made it okay even though the post office had fun with it. :)
perkl8r rated for QnT End-of-Year Clearout on Jan 21, 2011
Comment: Grace you did a wonderful job on this swap. I can't tell you correctly how much I love my mug-rug....so sweet and exactly perfect for this Dorothy! I love my red slipper, it is posted up on my mini-art-quilt-gallery wall here at work! (I won't be putting it under hot things to drink, it is too pretty) Thank you for all the goodies in the box. I'm gonna use the fabric for heart-string quilt blocks. WOW! this was a great swap. I wish I could give you lots more hearts!
Response: I am glad that you liked it. The mug rug was fun to make. Also glad you like the fabrics.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares.
Comment: Oh - oh - oh - what a great envelope of treasures! Thank you so much - and skulls woo-hoo!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Once I read your profile I thought that fabric would be great to send.
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful squares!!! Love the fabbies you chose:)
Comment: lovely little charms, thank you Grace!
Comment: Grace, Thank you so much for the re-send. I love everything in it. I'm sure I can put some good use into them, once I find time to sit down and start working on a scrapbook.
perkl8r rated for Fat Quarter Request Line R7 on Aug 25, 2010
Comment: W heart O heart W.....wow with a couple hearts in-between, thank you for this very nice package!
Response: Glad you liked it. I loved putting them together.
alysowl rated for Fat Quarter Request Line R7 on Aug 23, 2010
Comment: I LOVE the fabrics - and three different ones - THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Response: Thanks. I loved the birds fabrics and thought they would be great for you. : )
ladywolfsong rated for Pick Your Pink! Swap on Aug 20, 2010
Comment: thanks SO much Grace! You really went all out...if I could give you more than one heart I would!
Response: This was a fun swap to put together and I am glad that you liked the package.
alysowl rated for Fat Quarter Request Line R6 on Aug 4, 2010
Comment: The fabrics are absolutely LOVELY and... a whole extra FQ! Thank you so much!
Response: I am glad that you liked them. Bet you will turn them into something great.
memtree rated for Weekly RAK #FIVE on Jul 31, 2010
Comment: fantastic work! you fitted so many RAKs in one week!
Response: Thanks.
memtree rated for Weekly RAK #6 on Jul 31, 2010
Comment: lovely to read about. it is true that it's the little things that count!
Response: Thanks. It all adds up. : )
iggygirl rated for Weekly RAK #6 on Jul 31, 2010
Comment: Eventhough you thought it was a slow RAK week it looks like you had some very good RAKs, lots of gifts given.
Response: Once I started writing the e-mail I realized it was more than I thought I did. Thanks.
LADYHIGHTOWER rated for Weekly RAK #6 on Jul 30, 2010
Comment: Blessings!
Response: Thanks. Good job on yours.

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perkl8r on Mar 12, 2015:

Greetings @gracielous
You are the talented person that made me a beautiful Wizard of Oz mug rug back in 2011. I have been searching for you for 5 years but apparently NOT looking in the right places.

I wanted to thank you for my mug rug which is STILL hanging on my wall of honor at work. Now I can put your name on the back and the date I received it.

Please take this as a compliment and put your name on the back of all your beautiful work! You do a great job and should be proud of it. I am sure other recipients like me would love to be able to say who gave it to them.

Your longtime fan, Perkl8r

stacirose on Jan 11, 2011:

It's birthday time!

February Birthday Card & Gift Swap

Many thanks!!!


hollycm6 on Jan 3, 2011:

jfreeman on Oct 5, 2010:

Hi there Grace - I just wanted to let you know that I live in Minnesota as well. I'd love to set up a private swap with you just to get to know another Minnesotan. Let me know. This swap-bot site is awesome. Thanks! Jan

hollycm6 on Aug 12, 2010:

How much money have you collected????

TeePeeMaiden on Aug 11, 2010:

Gracie,I can't thank-you enough for your kindness.The package {RAK} that you sent is wonderful and the paper is great to help my group to make cards.Also all the other goodies is great to.I can't wait to show them what you send us.Manny thank-you from the bottom of our hearts.

lepapillonvert on Aug 7, 2010:

I love hearts!

Here's a heart just for the heck of it.

This heart has been used for good not evil.

JessiPancake on May 3, 2010:

I love my dish towel!!! Oh my gosh, it's so cute! Thank you so much. Definitely worth the wait! :)

DBlalock on Apr 27, 2010:

Thank you so much for the Angel Loot Bag you sent me that was flaked on by Bexs! I love it! You are truly an angel!

crochetjunkie on Apr 15, 2010:

I created another Unbirthday Swap! Come join the fun!

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