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Date Joined: February 19, 2008
Last Online: May 2, 2008
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

update 04/22/08 OK, I'm mostly up to date again. I've been sending out a LOT of mail this last week and am finally almost caught up. I appreciate everyone's patience and hope you will be receiving your packages soon. Again sorry about the delays with some items. Unfortunately we cannot predict those bad things that come up! If you are still waiting on something or have not received it, please let me know.

If you are waiting on a rating, please let me know that as well, I'm still going through packages from when I was gone and trying to get those updated.

I've swapped in the past and I LOVE getting mail and sending it too, of course. I really enjoy making stuff for people. It makes me happy.

Love to knit. Usually multiple projects going on. Currently working on a couple of sweaters and a scarf. Love to make knitted things for friends and family. Have 3 cats, 2 dogs and a husband.

I love art, my fave artist is Van Gogh. I love to paint and take pictures. I enjoy listening to music, watching tv, knitting while watching tv, shopping, and going to the movies.

I work a "normal" day job to pay the bills and keep me ensconced in things I love to buy. Need to pay for my habits some way! I like the company I work at and like the job I do.

Some random things I like gargoyles, like the stone, gothic things on buildings, not the cartoon. I love art deco and the fashion of the victorian era through the 40's. I do like buttons and need them for projects although I don't have many, so anyone who wants to send some... feel free! I do make some hemp knot jewelry. I like unique and interesting beads. And I love gardening and flowers.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy most types. From classical to Rock, not a HUGE fan of instrumental jazz, but I love me some ella and billie holiday. journey, bon jovi, stevie nicks, prince, alanis, amy winehouse, morrissey, the cure, the ramones, arcade fire, arctic monkeys, blue october, u2, Ben harper, bob dylan, brandi carlile, cat stevens, cher, the cranberries, dashboard confessional, death cab for cutie, dixie chicks, erasure, james blunt, james taylor, john mellencamp, the killers, kt tunstall, lifehouse, new order, pink, smashing pumpkins, snow patrol, social distortion, bjork, teada, tegan and sara, tim easton, thompson twins, velvet underground, david bowie, Johnny cash

Favorite Television

Currently: gossip girl, eli stone, october rd, csi ny, criminal minds, prison break, cashmere mafia, supernatural, grey's anatomy, one tree hill, brothers & sisters, greek Gone but not forgotten: gilmore girls, the oc, freaks & geeks, wonderfalls

Favorite Crafts

knitting, sewing, quilting, crochet and photography. I also put all my photos in simple scrapbooks.


my favorite color is green. Especially emerald green, but I also like olive green, army green, mint green, hunter green... lots of em. My secondary colors would be purples and pinks. Sometimes I like reds and blues. And since I'm from Ohio, of course I like buckeye colors, Scarlet & Grey!

Food & Beverages

I love to cook and bake. My fave foods are yankee pot roast, mac&cheese, prime rib, yorkshire pudding. I love breads and cheese (except swiss) and I love seafood as well. Crab legs, Lobster, scallops... mmmm... but not shrimp or calamari. Oh and I LOVE Indian Food, naan and curry are like my most favorite thing ever. I love trying to pick out the different spices in things. I love to make Bento lunches because then I try to be "healthy." Usually packed with whole foods.

Please feel free to send my your fave recipes, I'd love to try them and add to my book.

My gram, made the most absolute best lemon meringue pie. My fave cake has always been made by my mom for my birthday, it's a chocolate pistachio bundt cake. So yummy.

I am addicted to Coca Cola in a bad way. Because of this, I try NOT to drink it. (soooo many calories!) I also just love soda all the way around.. bubbles and fizz yum.

I am not much of a coffee drinker, but I love Tea. My favorite blend is Joy by Tazo and this Lavender tea from Zen Cha (in Columbus). I also like Green Tea and Mint teas and am always willing to try new stuff.


I just realized, I wrote about what I like and not what I dislike, soo.... I am extremely sensitive to smells. I don't like most floral smells because they are too strong and give me a headache. I'm not a huge fan of country music although I do like a few people. I don't like mushrooms or tomatoes or really HOT (spicy) foods. I'm not into the "country" thing, like decorative roosters, chickens, cows etc. Religious stuff, stickers and quotes with bible verses freak me out. Not because I'm against it, it's just a very personal thing, I feel more spiritual than religious if you get that?

misc likes

Speaking of smells, I love vanilla, lavender and freesia. When it comes to lotions I like really sweet smells, like vanilla type. I also like musk scents like Amber. I love candles that smell FRESH, like the sea scents or rain scents or fresh linen. I love new recipes. I'm a very tactile person, when I shop, I have to touch like EVERYTHING. Especially in the yarn shops. I love different textures and looks.

Books & Movies

I don't want to put anything here because this list would go on for days... seriously! I LOVE books and I LOVE movies. I go to movies constantly and could seriously take up residence in the local library. I learned to read when I was 4 and have never stopped. I guess if we are going with Genre, I really like classic english and early american lit (like all the stuff you had to read in school) and I also like crime type novels, like James Patterson, or paranormal type like John Saul. I also like historical crime novels, think Caleb Carr's the Alienist. And I like silly GIRL books like Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants type.


marineko rated for I Must Be Crazy! Postcards #5 on Oct 8, 2008
Comment: I PMed you already; I haven't received anything but will change the rating if I do.
knitmom7 rated for CHUNKY Book-RECIPES! on Jul 25, 2008
Comment: I hope you are still breathing. Brenda
VWwoman07 rated for Magazine Collage ATC on Jul 15, 2008
Comment: I will change this if I receive anything. Thanks
Scrapette rated for Fortune Cookie ATC on Jul 8, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the original ATC's.
AmandaC rated for art journal rampage on Jun 23, 2008
Comment: Sorry Kristie for the 1 - If I receive something I will definitely change it ASAP! :(
JewelzyBug rated for I Must Be Crazy! Postcards #5 on Jun 18, 2008
Comment: I messaged but didn't get a response back.
ladyb rated for Private between Ladyb & nextvangogh on Jun 13, 2008
Comment: Sadly I never received. I will gladly change this rating once I do.
ifluctuate rated for Your Shot of the Month 2 on Jun 3, 2008
Comment: never received anything for this swap, I will change rating if I do receive...sorry...
YarnTails rated for I Must Be Crazy! Postcards #5 on Jun 3, 2008
Comment: Nothing received.
YarnTails rated for Homemade Postcard Swap on Jun 3, 2008
Comment: For shame! Nothing received.
hoosiergirl rated for Quote Journal on Jun 3, 2008
Comment: After numerous attempts to contact, and discovering she is adding current entries to her blog (but not signing onto swap-bot, I guess) I regret I must give a "1". I have not received anything nor have I had the courtesy of a reply and the swap was due to partners by 4/30/08 :0(
Comment: What happened? no music comming my way? I'm so sad cause this was your swap and I was so excited to get mine out the first day I got my partner. I love 60's music :( If I get anything.....I'll change my rating... i'm so sad.
Comment: Thanks for sending out the collage. I'm glad things are getting better for you. Thanks for sharing what relaxes you the same things are inspiring to me as well. (late)
heidibee rated for My Favorites Recipe Swap on May 28, 2008
Comment: Never sent anything. Never responded to email asking about the status. Flakey swapper
camkin rated for Happy Buddha ATC Swap on May 27, 2008
Comment: If I ever get anything, then I'll change my rating.
Pichu172B rated for movie quote post card #2 on May 26, 2008
Comment: Thank you. That was a beautiful card.
Comment: Yummy! Thank you!
kjbrown816 rated for My Favorites Recipe Swap on May 19, 2008
Comment: I emailed her and no response. The swap coordinator is angeling this swap for me.

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TC on Mar 11, 2016:

kristie tuthill

draco on Jun 4, 2008:

could you please assign the partners for the 79's cd swap. I am very interested in getting my cd out. thanks

kerryknits on May 8, 2008:

Could you please let your pal and I know ASAP when you'll be sending your Yarn Junkies Red package? It's been quite some time since the deadline passed and your pal hasn't received her package yet. Thanks!

SweetClementine on Apr 1, 2008:

I'm hosting a new swap for International SPICES. Please join us if it sounds interesting to you! :-) Spice of Life Swap HERE


cranialbleeding on Mar 29, 2008:

Hey there! Just wanted to invite you to Art Postcards swap. Hope you will join!!

Art Postcards!

AmandaC on Mar 23, 2008:

Hi Kristie, thanks for the message. I'm excited to see the art journal!! Hope you're having a nice Easter, or nice spring holiday if you'd rather. :)

Shash on Mar 21, 2008:

I'm so glad you liked the red yarn! Once I saw that, I knew it was for you, especially with a login name like Next Van Gogh!!! :-) Happy knitting!

SweetClementine on Mar 19, 2008:

Thank you for joining my EASY Recipe Card Swap. We'll look forward to your recipe and cards! :-)

rockstar122 on Mar 18, 2008:

Just checking in to make sure that the My Favorite Music CD I sent to you made it... Hope you enjoy! Leeann

PostMuse on Mar 1, 2008:

Mac & Cheese...mmmm... we are making it this weekend. We only make it once a month because it is not good for us :-) We make a rather gourmet mac & cheese, too, so it is too expensive to make too often!

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