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Last Online: November 14, 2013
Birthday: July 17, 1954
Country: Australia
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swaps: I'm in Australia, For the majority of swaps I send them quite some time before the send by date. If anything should not arrive, I would appreciate a PM so things could be worked out.

Communication is the key. If you think you may be late on sending your swap, even if it's only by a day ...send me a PM before the send by date...I will do the same in return if the case need be.
Now, should I not receive a PM then I will rate appropriately. Many thanks :)

Let me confess..I AM A YARNAHOLIC & a FABRIC-A-HOLIC..

I live in Jeparit, Vic, Australia. Now single (for many years, since '84) by choice. I have 2 Adult sons & 2 Grandchildren. 1 girl, 16 years & 1 boy 10 yrs.

I love all types of pens, notepads & blank notecards.

Please no herbal teas, incense or seeds. These items will be seized by customs. Another thing that will not get through is dried bananas.

On Flickr my user is jannikinz (& BugsBunni).

Favourite animal ...cats, especially tigers..Although I really do like any animal as long as it doesn't bite me! I do have a real fear/phobia of the eight legged variety..SPIDERS! eeeeeew, yuk, scary monsters they are. If, ever you look at my Flickr pics...beware. Would you believe there is a picture of a huge spider on there? Makes me shiver just thinking about how I got close enough to take that picture.

I am very S-A-B-L-E by 2 or 3 times. = Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectency.

Trying to destash...it's slow going because I hate parting with my yarn.

Favorite Music

too hard to pinpoint one or two, but - country music would have to be at the top (Alan Jackson, my all time fave). Now there's Elvis, Julio Iglesias,. But not rap & hip hop???. and of course there's QUEEN. 60's & 70's..Fave radio station is GOLD 104 - "You know, the oldies type of stuff".

Favorite Movies

Field of dreams..The Green Mile..Braveheart.Lorenzo's Oil. Cool Runnings.Love almost all movies withRobin Williams. All movies with Morgan Freeman..:..Never been kissed..Priscilla Queen of the desert..Muriels wedding. The SAW movies, (got them all on dvd)..Pay it Forward..Notebook..."Red Dog".

The list is long!

Favorite Television

Favourite soapie is the Bold & the Beautiful. Border Security. Amazing race. Survivor. Iron Chef. Keeping up appearances. Are you being served. C.S.I., Law & Order, The COP shows - like Police files unlocked.
some new faves are: American Pickers, Jail, Lockdown, Pawn stars, Operation repo. .

Favorite Crafts

Nbr 1 favourite craft is sewing tote bags and other baggy items. I really must expand on some of the sewing that I do. I used to be hooked on making Dotees, but that's now down the list a bit.Still love them and have a large collection just hanging around the house. I love to crochet, mainly toys, blankets and some amigurumi. I love to knit too, again, mainly toys. Over the years I have knitted and crocheted many different things, including thread doilies. Many of my knitted and crocheted toys have won awards/prizes at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Pysanky, only when I'm in the mood as this is very time consuming. It takes me a whole day to do just one egg.

Love all colours & combinations of colours, except for murky/muddy looking colours.

100% cotton fabric.

Do not like tie dyed or batiks. Have no use for kids fabrics..except for swapping.

Once tried punch needle embroidery but failed miserably and gave that a miss.

Love buttons...,especially love the larger ones that I can use on tote bags. Any really, but not the tiny wee ones.

Yaay, I've recently re-introduced myself to cross stitch again...and liking it very much.

I have totally stopped doing any type of papercrafts, there's just not enough time.

other stuff.

Not liking

Hello Kitty or Kawaii...

Do NOT like Marzipan anything.



Vidia...Alpha Tag..from January 09. Acct now deleted.

luffleylisa...Private $10 profile goodies swap...from /April 09. Acct now deleted.

TAGS / WTA's Flakers.

NFS - WTA # 27 - grannylove60. Kindly angeled by @bstitched thankyou.

FAD - July 09 - YGFM - jen5253.

Dotee Delights - flowerlily64

Theme In a Ziplock Grp. WTA #5. ribbons. - AlphaChick.

NFS - WTA #53. - LakeViewQuilter. Kindly angeled by @bstitched Thankyou.


LOVE Mary Englebreit anything.

Favourite sweets have become...Tootsie rolls,chocolate covered mini tootsie rolls, saltwater taffy, reeses pieces, reeses peanut butter cups & butterfingers also.. I now love Peanut butter M&M's...(wanna see how quick I can scoff a packet?..lol).
foodstuffs like different Chilli mixes...love spicy foods. My favourites may be the above, but I'm not allowed to eat them at all, except in my dreams now.
I still eat the spicy stuff :)

No need for..

When sending fabric, I do not like or use batiks. No use for kids prints.

Just a little note to say, Please No Yarn. I have far too much.

I do not do papercrafts.Please dont send papercraft items, unless in the swap description.. they will be re-gifted or the other option and i'm not keen on doing that to a swapper who has taken time & effort into putting together a nice package for me.

Please, no atc's and stickers Some of the ones I've seen, very nice... but they're not for me...I just don't get it!

Last but not least: please do not write anything religious on the back of the enveloppe or package.

About Me




Blank Notecards

Memo pads

Fabric, Quilting 100% cotton. Especially love pretty florals.

Pretty buttons.

Gutterman thread or DMC floss - any colours.

Anything Mary Engelbreit.

Handmade by you, anything.

Sewing related items.

(Did I mention I love nice fabric?)

Just starting a fridge magnet collection, from your town, state. Only have about 8 at the moment.


Comment: The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks!!! I wish I could give you a lot more hearts. :)
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy that you liked the swap. Thankyou for the rating :)
fairypretty7 rated for Christmas FQ on Oct 30, 2013
Comment: Wow! What nice fabric, thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou for the rating :)
AussieSilver rated for Profile Based Gift on Oct 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. :) I love it all!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you like it. Thankyou for the rating:)
Comment: Thank you so very much Jan. Just love the fabric and you have spoilt me so much by sending extra <3
Response: You're welcome. Glad it got there. Thankyou for the rating :)
neca84 rated for Calling all Crafters on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: Love it, thanks so much , my favourite colour as well !!!!
Response: You're welcome. Hope it's useful. Thanks for the rating :)
mappy rated for Destash, Destash, DESTASH !!!!!!!!! on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: Thankyou Jan for an AMAZING parcel. You know im going to use most of it and what I dont use the kids will love!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad it will be put to good use. Thankyou for the rating :)
Comment: thanks so much for the assortment of fabbies - love them!
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy that you're happy. Thankyou for the rating. :)
Eveline rated for 6: summer print fabric charms on Aug 23, 2013
Comment: What a lovely assortment of fabrics. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. Hope they come in useful. Thankyou for the rating :)
biasbabe rated for Quilt strips # 9 on Aug 17, 2013
Comment: Love the colors. I am thinking of putting together what I have now. And see what I can come up with.
Response: You're welcome Thankyou for the rating. :) Hope you come up with a nice project.
Josiessecret rated for Quilt strips # 9 on Jul 27, 2013
Comment: Lovely colours, thanks
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou for the rating. :)
sapphirestitching rated for 6" charm - Floral theme on Jul 14, 2013
Comment: I just love the assortment - my pile of charms is growing and growing and thanks for joining, hope to see you in the next one! it is set up!
Response: You're welcome. I'm with you on the pile of charms, gotta do something with the increasing pile. Thankyou for the rating :)
vlhafer54 rated for 6" charm - Floral theme on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great squares! It was 102 degrees here last week (39C). I gladly bundle some of it up and send it to you, if I could.
Response: You're welcome. Very happy you liked the squares. Thankyou for the awesome rating :)
Josiessecret rated for Quilt Strips # 8 on Jun 23, 2013
Comment: Most generous and very cool combo's. Thank you very much!!
Response: You're welcome. Very happy they were waiting for you. Thankyou for the rating :)
Comment: Absolutely loved the fabric choices. I can't wait to use them along with my current stash! Thanks so much
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you liked the fabrics. Thankyou for the rating :)
biasbabe rated for Quilt Strips # 8 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Your a doll! I loved all of the material. I can't hardly wait to start putting these together. I am going to put a thread in the group for everyone to post their project in. Also, If you are on facebook I have a awesome site for you. Different Solutions. It is the best site for decorating your home with the things you have around your home. My favorite was take chalkboard spray paint and you buy the name labels from avery. take them and spread them out on card board outside were there is more air no breeze though. spread them out and give them two good coats of the spray. Let them dry completely. when dry use zigzag scissors all around the edges and you can use them on anything jars, cans you name it. Have fun.
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you loved the strips. Thankyou for the rating :)
preslarb rated for QnT Sweet 16's #5 purple on May 25, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful fabrics!!! You are so generous! I especially liked the owls :)
Response: I'm happy you liked your package. Thankyou for the lovely comments and for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the fabric.
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou for the rating :)
Comment: Love the assortment - especially the browns. thanks again hope to see you in the stripe one
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou so much for the rating :) Unfortunately I'm not a fan of stripes & plaids, so I'm giving that one a pass.
Comment: Thank you super loads, I love having you for a partner, such a brilliant selection Shevvy x
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou so much for the rating :)
biasbabe rated for Quilt Strips # 7 on May 4, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely material. I love doing these kind of swaps as well. I will be starting to put these together some time in the next couple weeks and post the top section in my flicker.
Response: You're welcome. Thankyou for the rating :)

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NaomiRisa on Sep 28, 2018:

Missing you.. thank you for the wonderful swaps we done.

SweetClementine on Feb 24, 2016:

I'm thinking of you today, Jan. We miss you! <3 I treasure the things you created for me during our friendship on Swap-bot.

neca84 on Dec 4, 2015:

Jan its been 2 years and I do miss you so much, dear friend......... Rest In peace, lovely one xxxxxx

Adventurer on Dec 13, 2013:

Very sad for your family and all those who knew you . RIP

biasbabe on Dec 9, 2013:

You will be missed in so many ways. I wish I was there for you. Sending so many prayers and love. Robin

dreamerkins on Dec 6, 2013:

I just don't have words. You were so special to me. I want to put up a public post to you, but all I have are tears. I will miss you so much! I love you and wish you the best of forever!

neca84 on Dec 6, 2013:

I will miss you Jan, RIP dear lady

biasbabe on Dec 6, 2013:


Hope that your Christmas this year will be the best one ever. Robin

ladydy5 on Oct 15, 2013:

Thank you Jan for sending that pretty fabric for the WTA in QNT and at quite an expense postage wise too.

neca84 on Oct 10, 2013:



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