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Date Joined: March 1, 2008
Last Online: February 24, 2016
Birthday: March 13
Country: Australia

About Me

I'm a widow with 2 girls who've given me 5 beautiful grandchildren - 3 girls & 2 boys

DD1 and I love to make clothes for the children. We work together with one on sewing machine and other on overlocker (serger?) so items get made quicker. We are also knitting for all children but much slower at that than sewing.

I have one dog Twiggy, and one cat Nugget, and a part time cat that comes to me for feeding. LOL

I'm a mad sewer, especially quilts. Also addicted to bags and newest addiction appears to be aprons. Who knew? Love bright colours and have trouble using "tea-dyed' fabrics, prefer my colours crisp.

My favourite colour is purple, have loved it for years. I do confess to liking blues & greens and am addicted to Christmas, so love Christmas colours.

Am starting to be more adventurous with quilts and craft, embelishments etc. I'm unable to appreciate ATCs even tho' they look pretty so please keep these items for those who really appreciate them. I love watching movies @ home and will give any a try. Just watched Lake House again, really love that one. I also enjoy 24, Monk and the Closer amongst my fave tv shows.

When there's time I also love to read. Fantasy, sci-fi, things that take me away. Love Christine Feehan books. These last 12 mths I have read my Robert Jordan Wheel of Time books. AGAIN I am now on book 13 and need to know 14 is being written!

I enjoy country music - Reba McIntyre rocks - and not too fond of today's music. Like stations that play from 80's.

I do also knit, especially when watching tv,movies etc. Fortunately children's items knit up quickly.

About Me

Just a little heads up - you can't send tea to Australia. Customs don't like it at all. Shame, 'cos I do. Am not a coffee drinker (can't stand the smell) but hot chocolate - now that's another story, hmmmm.

About Me

WISHLIST This is hard for me but here goes:) - sewing & embroidery threads - fabric, fabric & fabric - LOL - quilt blocks (leftovers all have a home
somewhere:) - beads 'n buttons - handmade Christmas decorations (knitted, sewn, paper etc) - pretty notepaper (for msgs to swappers!) - maps from around the world - sml gifts for grandchildren eg. cd of children songs from other countries, hairclips, stickers - chocolate, chocolate & chocolate - I love handmade things, there are so many creative people out there in the ether :) DISLIKES Lots of allergies in this house so no pretty soaps or things smelling of smoke. Cat fur on items accepted - how do you get it off? As mentioned no ATCs, can't get into them. There are colours I dislike but must get used to them, they often "make" the quilt - Ok, you US swappers have got me seriously addicted to LandOLakes Hot Chocs (French Vanilla mmmmm) and you can't get them here downunder:( Anyone want to do a swap? LOL - US swappers have also introduced me to Peaches & Cream knitting cotton. How good does that feel mmm.

About Me

Re the knitting, I have found a whole new world of knitting & yarns. I finished my 1st (perhaps only) pair of socks. I appreciate them but don't think I'm going to get many pairs knitted in this lifetime. 2nd pair still going, maybe break my record of taking 2 yrs to knit?
I have found the pleasure of knitting with circulars, love them and the top down things you can knit with them.


Comment: Thank you so much for the nice package. The block is perfect, nice work! Now it's time to put the quilt together. Thanks for the Aussie hankie and patterns, too! Wonderful!
Response: You are most welcome. I have absolutely loved this swap:) Thanks for the rating & heart.
developpeople rated for Amish Quilt Block - August on Aug 22, 2014
Comment: What a beautiful block and the Australian hankie! Thanks
Response: Glad you're happy with the swap:) Thanks for the rating & heart.
FooFaRaw rated for Amish Quilt Block Swap - July on Aug 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the block. Can't wait to get it in with all of my other squares!
Response: This is a great swa. Thanx for rating n heart:)
Comment: Thanks so much. I loved getting both in the same package.
Response: Glad it was ok. Thanx for rating & heart
Comment: Lovely! What a great shade of gold! Thanks for the souvenir, too! :)
Response: I'm so happy you lke the old gold too! Thanks for the rating & heart:)
Comment: Loved the block. Thanks for the extra.
Response: So glad you like the block. Thanks for the rating & heart:)
Sagebrushs rated for BOM 16 patch quilt block #1 on Jun 28, 2014
Comment: A dozen hearts coming your way. Thank you for the extra block and the Aussie hankie. Plus your postage stamp is a new one for me. Thanks again.
Response: Thanks for the kind words, rating & heart:) I'm glad I got a real stamp this time, I'm not happy with those printed things.
Gixxychic rated for Amish swap Catch-Up on Jun 26, 2014
Comment: Received your blocks in the mail - Very nice - Our green and blue are near identical! :-)
Response: Good to see they've arrived. I am loving these Amish blocks. Thanks for the rating & heart:)
nanthom rated for Amish Quilt Block - May on Jun 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you! Love the color!!!
Response: glad you're happy with it. thanx for rating n heart
Comment: I received your lovely block last night! Thank you!
Response: Great. Thanks for rating n heart :)
bstitched rated for Amish Quilt Block - April on Apr 22, 2014
Comment: Beautiful shade of purple. Thank you for such a well made block! ♥
Response: thanks for rating & heart. Purple is my fave colour:)
bstitched rated for Amish Quilt Block - March on Mar 28, 2014
Comment: Perfect shade of green. Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you like it. I do too, I do 2 blocks for each mth, and keep one, as well as use the offcut triangles to make sqs for use in my final quilt/s :)
Alphenquilts rated for BOLD Quilt Block on Feb 26, 2014
Comment: Thanks Glenys, I love the red-white-blue block :-)
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the rating & heart:)
1leemeadows rated for Amish Quilt Block - February on Feb 25, 2014
Comment: Loved your jewel tone pink, nice work
Response: Thanks for the rating & heart. I love this swap (all the blocks are made & ready to send - I have no life:)
Comment: Birds in the Air.., I love it! It's so well made too, which is just a joy. Thank you so much ♥
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I really love these block swaps. Thanks too for the rating & heart:)
junemoon rated for Amish Quilt Block Swap - January on Jan 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the well-made block. What an interesting world we live in: We are very cold, well below freezing and you are so hot even your cat allows you to put a damp tea towel on her (I never would have thought of that!) I certainly would not sew in that kind of heat either.
Response: :) Thanks for your rating and heart. Weather has cooled a little but it is still summer so .....who knows what is to come
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully made block. I love getting well made blocks.
Response: What a lovely compliment! I do my best and send what I would like in return. Thanks for the rating & heart:)
mejbenz rated for Amish Quilt Block - December on Jan 9, 2014
Comment: thank you very much!!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart. I love this swap :)
Comment: And I finally got it! Thank you so much and I am so sorry for the confusion with everything.
Response: Woohoo! It finally arrived safely! So glad. Thanks for the rating.
nanthom rated for Amish Quilt Block - November on Nov 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you...you do nice work!
Response: Glad you are happy:) Thanks for the rating & heart.

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biasbabe on Mar 12, 2013:


Hope it is SEW Special

PapercraftFairy on Mar 31, 2012:

Hi Glenys, I received the coasters in the mail late yesterday and was going to rate for you tomorrow as I work crazy shift hours. Thank YOU - they are so beautiful!! Dixie

DosLittleMonkeys on Dec 8, 2011:

I just stopped in to check on you and see that you're going through a ton of stuff!!!! I'm sending you some hugs and wishes for a much, much better 2012.

aussielisa on Oct 27, 2011:

Hello, I have you fabrics ready to go. I hope you like. I found them in a small fabric store I never even new existed. I fell in love with them because I have seen nothing like them and they aren't my usual colours. I though about quilts or patch work with these fabrics. I hope you enjoy them also.

perkl8r on Sep 24, 2011:

Thinking of you today, hoping you are well and happy!

neca84 on Mar 5, 2011:

thanks Glenys for the swap card, for the Aussie Feb wishlist. they will be handy

perkl8r on Feb 7, 2011:

I've been thinking of you and praying for you too. Please let me know if you ever feel like doing a private swap or if you just want to talk.

Take care!

alysowl on Jan 11, 2011:

Thank you so much for angeling the HST swap for me! You totally rock!

katiewoo on Nov 24, 2010:

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Thanks for thinking of me and sending the fab fat quarter in the WTA #40. Love Kate x

sweetypiedie on Nov 16, 2010:

OMG! Most awesome RAK !!
I love everything so much!!
I love the paper and I may use some of it to catch up on my letters :) Chocolate is in the fridge re-solidifying. I think sometimes it tastes better this way anyway. Great choice there!
Armwarmers are actually BETTER than the ones I was looking at and yes, they do go most awesomely with my boots as well os many of my other clothes with the other colours you've used!! With the weather being what it is (often still cold in Sydney) I can get some wear out of them now.

thank you fairy

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