Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 11:40 pm


Date Joined: April 29, 2008
Last Online: January 12, 2020
Birthday: May 3
Country: United States
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Taking a Break!!

I am taking a break for the next 10 months. Both my dear daughters are getting married and they each have 7 bridesmaids dresses and lots of other stuff to make. I'm afraid swapbot is going to have to take a back seat for a while! But it is for a good cause so I don't mind. I will keep an eye on all you folks when I have a minute to breath!


First of all, please believe that I do not expect to get extras!! Don't get me wrong, I love them. But I only rate on the actual swap item that I receive and I expect to be rated only on the swap item that I send you. If you have put thought and some time into what you have sent me, you will get a heart.

I try to do just one swap at a time. Well, most of the time ;>) I'm afraid I would be overwhelmed by more. But that means that the one 3 I was awarded on a resend, will keep my rating a bit low. I hope it doesn't keep me out of swaps I really want to do!!!

About Me

I am in my mid 50's with 4 wonderful, pretty much grown children. After 28 years of being a stay at home mom, I packed my baby off to join the air force, and went back to work. Bummer on that because I don't have as much swap time as I would like!

I square and round dance with my dear hubby.

I teach Sunday School and junior church and sing alto or tenor on a 4 woman worship team.

I have a beautiful perennial garden where I spend my summers. It has kitchen stuff in it for decorations, like trivets under the windows, plates around the foundation of the house, pots and pans on the garden shed, an old wringer washer, even a kitchen sink where the well spills over. I put some pictures on my flickr photostream if you would like to see. I have a lot of my handwork there as well.

I volunteer in a children's Bible club.

I TRY to adhere to the philosophy of First Jesus, then others, then me.

Favorite Television

Chic flicks without bad language. Inspirational true stories.

HGTV and other decorating shows, old movies, and craft shows. Just something to peek at while I am at my sewing table.

Likes and Dislikes

For my swap buddies!!! I WOULDN'T use cartoony things, candles, or smelly stuff. I don't use stickers. Not fond of stuffies, crocheted toys, or yarn crocheting.

I do not smoke, nor does my spouse. So, if I receive anything smelly, be it smoke, perfumes etc, I will rate as if it were odor free and privately let you know that it was smelly. I know that I might receive from a smoker and I will not hold that against your rating (unless it is a swap affiliated with the smoke free group!)

I love anything that has birds (more or less realistic), and garden stuff, especially ROSES. I love FABRICS, rubber stamps, "stuff" for scrapbooking, miniatures, shabby chic, ribbon, laces, beads, and fibers. I love yard sale shopping where I can find small old jewelry or tiny items that I can use for embellishments. I love buttons.

Colors in my home are cream, light sage green, honey colored wood, with pops of cranberry and indigo blue.

I wear more cream than white, more brown than black. Orangy reds rather than blue reds, Teal blues rather than royal blues and very little Christmas green. But I break all those rules so it doesn't matter too much. I must say, though, I really DON'T like lavendar. But I love the flower, though I cannot grow it here. Too cold.

I hope this helps get you started. Just to think of getting a package in the mail is so exciting!!! BUT REMEMBER, I ONLY RATE ON THE ACTUAL SWAP, SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT EXTRAS!!

Favorite Music

Mostly Christian with wonderful harmony so I can sing alto or tenor with it.

Country when it is about good values, not drinking or cheating on your spouse

Favorite Crafts

I sew clothing, quilts, and alter wedding dresses. I scapbook and make cards. I love hand stitching anything, appliqueing, fine crocheting, tatting, embroidery, cross stitching. I am craving to try altered books and other items.
I make a bit of simple jewelry. I sew fabric postcards and wall hangings.


Joenne rated for FabPC: It's all about YOU... on Mar 31, 2011
Response: So glad my yo yo quilt arrived safely and so fast!! Glad you liked it so much. Thanks so for the sweet heart!
fabricmom rated for Thread sketching on Mar 4, 2011
Comment: Beautifully made fabric postcard. Love the spring theme and the bird is too cute. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I watched an indigo bunting in my yard for several hours one day. I've never seen one since!! I just love them. Take care!
knitmom7 rated for Thread sketching on Feb 27, 2011
Comment: Wow! Martha! You guys really putt me to shame!! TThanks for sharing and joining the swap!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it but I'm sure yours was wonderful too!! Thanks for hosting! I think this swap was really an original idea!
rachellovesdogs rated for Thread sketching on Feb 26, 2011
Comment: WOW! I LOVE the sketch you made of Sophie and Sparky!!!! Ten HEARTS!!!
Response: Thank you Rachel! It was fun to make. I really loved this swap.
juliewasson rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - September on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: wow! this card is truly a work of art. I hope we can swap again sometime although mine wasn't so great next to yours. Thanks
Response: I expect yours was lovely! I'm glad you enjoyed mine. Thank you for the heart!
knitmom7 rated for Paper pieced on Aug 14, 2010
Comment: You are so good! This card is gorgeous!! I'm awed and intimidated!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me and for joining the swap!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I love paper peicing and have done a bunch so just enjoy the process and I will love it! Thank you for hosting. It came at just the right time in my busy schedule and I really enjoyed it!
AlteredArtFreak rated for Paper pieced on Aug 13, 2010
Comment: Oh my gosh! I wish I could say my piecing skills were this amazing! This is Beautiful from the piecing to the design to the colors! I LOVE IT! Thank you!
Response: I have always loved the snail trail pattern and I'm glad you do too. I called that piece-'Jewels on the Trail'. My sister loved the colors too. Maybe I'll do one for her! Thank you for the heart. Happy Swapping!
clb0906 rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - May on Jun 1, 2010
Comment: What a great card! I love the beading around the blue background and the yellow flower. The wire/bead dragonfly is a really nice added touch. Hope we can swap again!!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely. My tulips are pretty much gone by now, but May is certainly the month for them. Happy swapping!
linny4570 rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - March on Apr 6, 2010
Comment: Margaret, this is one of the nicest cards that I have ever received... many thanks for the card and the kind thoughts, Linda
Response: Johnny- jump -ups remind me of spring. I have a couple brave ones blossoming in my garden already!! I'm so glad it arrived safely. I always hold my breath while they are in transit!!
Artistic rated for Suprise me with a dotee on Mar 30, 2010
Comment: Your package truly made my day. Iris is lovely, just lovely.
Response: I'm so glad she arrived safely and is settling in to her new home! I really enjoyed making her for you!
glitterfae rated for Suprise me with a dotee on Mar 27, 2010
Comment: Getting this swap was more like getting a gift! I love everything from the dotee, to the charm you made, the fabric, the note and the dotee's name! Thanks so much for the very special package <3
Response: I am so glad it made you happy! That is my goal. You can wear the charm (inchie) on a chain as a necklace or attach it to something else. Happy swapping!!
susiqz rated for HMPC: Valentines Day on Jan 26, 2010
Comment: I think this was my first fabric postcard-your lace and poem are terrific! Thanks!
Response: I am breathing a sigh of relief that it arrived safely. Iam pleased you liked it. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
CARROLL rated for HMPC: Valentines Day on Jan 23, 2010
Comment: Wonderful Valentine's Day postcard! It's got flowers, and gold, and beads, and stitching, and chocolate! It's got it ALL!
Response: I'm so very glad you liked it. It was a challenge for me but I thought you would enjoy all the recycled materials!!
Carotte rated for the unusual envelope swap on Sep 29, 2009
Comment: It got here alright and I really love all the little details, It'll surely be handy, the small holder too, thanks.
Response: My postal workers were very helpful in trying to figure how to get it safely on its way. I'm so glad you liked it. And thank you for hosting this fun swap.
structuredchaos rated for the unusual envelope swap on Sep 21, 2009
Comment: I absolutely LOVE my envelope :) It is so so pretty, I'm definitely putting it in my purse to keep all of my loose papers :) And, thank you so much for such a lovely letter it was very nice of you to say something more than the generic "I am this is such an such swap" note, it really meant a lot. And, the little wallet is exactly what I needed, I was trying to make one but for some reason I just can't seem to pull it together lol Thank you so much for the lovely package I really enjoyed it :)
Response: I am so glad you liked the purse pocket. It is such fun to choose the fabrics and buttons. They are easy to make too so this was a perfect swap for me! Happy swapping!!
jostafs rated for Handmade Corsage on Aug 20, 2009
Comment: Thank you! A lovely package, thank you for the card and the envelope to!
Response: I hope you find your purse pocket useful. It keeps my purse so much tidier. I'm glad you liked everything.
lala2mom rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - June on Jul 5, 2009
Comment: Ohmygoodness--I cannot say enough! Thank you!!
Response: Some folks thought it was of a porcupine and lupine. Most guessed the hedgehog, a few got the foxglove. It was very fun to make. I'm glad you liked it so well. Hope you had a lovely and DRY vacation.
Tinker60 rated for Birds ATC on Jun 17, 2009
Comment: WOW. . . thanks so much for the absolutely beautiful bird ATCs -- I can't believe you sent me 3 of them -- they are stunning!!! And the lightswitch cover is beautiful -- I'm putting it on my main kitchen switch so I can see and admire it everyday -- it is beautiful. Thank you so very much -- you went way overboard but I'm so pleased that I was your partner : )
Response: It just seemed to make sense to have one color for each bird and to repeat the color for each background. But it didn't work with just 2 birds. And i couldn't decide which bird to leave out. So you got 3! I'm so glad you like them. And the lightswitch cover had sat in a drawer for 2 years at least. I felt it should go to someone that might enjoy it.
Tunamarie rated for Quilties! on May 29, 2009
Comment: If I could give more hearts and numbers I would...it is fabulous. This rates as the single most lovely and well thought out item I have ever received from Swap-bot.
Response: Oooh, you are so kind. I really had such fun making this quiltie. Now there are 2 of us that are very happy! Take care.
nystarcards rated for HPC: The Seasons--SPRING on May 15, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card. Everything about it was spectacular. What a great surprise to receive. Even my mailman commented on how special it is. Thanks for participating in the swap. Best wishes--russ
Response: I'm so glad you like it (your mailman too!!) I can't wait for the summer postcard swap. I hope you will continue the series.

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MissPaula on Apr 22, 2011:

Jesus First, yourself last, and others in between! JOY!! Your flickr is beautiful-what a gift you have!!

Happy Easter!

ukstash on Jun 5, 2009:

Thank you for the wonderful angel package you sent. The heart is just brilliant, all my favourite colours, and I love the beading. I put the purse pocket in my bag and am already finding it to be a great asset. Thanks so much for angeling my swap, you are a true angel.

driftwood on Apr 9, 2009:

i like your philsophy. my childrens church kids say JOY jesus first, others second, yourself last. have a good day.

sharone on Feb 21, 2009:

I just viewed your flickr and was blown away by your talent, I loved your garden atc's and your backyard looks terrific!

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