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Date Joined: November 24, 2007
Last Online: August 3, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

I only do regional U.S. swaps only because of the cost of postage. Before I mail swaps I take a picture of the swap and of the mailing label with tracking. Especially with stocking stuffer swaps I worry the gift can get separated from my gift tag so a picture can straighten it out.

I rate fairly and accurately. I send nice swaps, and I also expect everyone to read and follow the swap descriptions if they want a good rating.

I'm a gracefully aging grandmother with a happy lifestyle. Kids and grandkids all grown up. San Diego native born and feel quite the lucky gal because of it! I've been sewing since I was 5 and learned embroidery, knitting, quilting and beadwork. These days I focus mainly on knitting, crochet, and felt items.

I joined a local Textile Study Group to surround myself with other hand stitchers and expand my skills. What a treat to take classes from such skilled artists in forgotten arts.

I live in a small place so I tend not to collect things that won't be put to use or consumed. My exception is Starbucks Christmas ornaments. So many things are pretty and will make me smile but I just have no where for them to go!

Someone had the wisdom to say this so I do this:

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only annoys the pig and wastes your time.

You should never try to convince somebody to your way of thinking. Not only will you most likely be unsuccessful you may damage the relationship with the person at the same time.

I don't argue, or have discussions with argumentative and disagreeable people.

Things I make like to make

Ever changing items, always quality, but here's a few

Hand stitched reverse applique purse

Wool small sewing bowl and scissor keeper

Felt bird ornaments

Ribbon folding

Knitting and crochet item

few of my favorite things

Craft, knitting, crochet magazines (old is good - love 50s-70s stuff)

Soaps (tomato, rose, carnations, honeysuckle, and lilly)

Favorite colors: silver, pistachio green or avocado green.

Kitchen colors: Orange, harvest gold, avocado green and white. I love the contrast of white pottery, dark wood and silver.

I like dark roasted coffee, fine grind for pour over or even K-cups for when I'm rushing.

Diabetic diet so no sugar K-cups please.

Favorite snack: I eat on a diabetic diet so sugar-free cookies, gum, candies are appreciated.

Supply Wish List

Things to do with hand sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet.

I need post type earrings, small ball, singles okay. I have a vintage metal Christmas tree lapel pin that had holes in it and was decorated with post earrings. Several holes need to be filled.

Dia de los muertos craft items. I like realistic style skulls, folk art style items, milagros, and small things for ofrendas.

Wool fabric scraps for penny rugs

Men's silk neck ties. Silk only to match on ongoing project.

Different looking buttons, vintage, and metal buttons

Metal buttons kits or refills for making covered buttons - any size.

I also knit bird nests for orphaned birds for Project Wildlife. They request cotton yarn so even tiny balls of scrap cotton is used up.

Private Trades I'll Do

I'll set up private swaps for these items. I used to sell these at fairs but I can't do them any longer so I'm cleaning out my bin of inventory in exchange for sewing supplies. Needed are embroidery floss, good felt, wool fabric scraps, or just look at my list above for ideas.

** Felt handmade to-go size coffee cup cosies

** Crochet phone bags

** Small crochet bags

Not my favorites

I don't scrapbook, make cards, collage, paint, or any other paper crafting. I wouldn't know what to do with them.

Religious items or cards.

Please do not send bits and pieces of papers, odd random stickers, single sheets of notepads, old stamps, and random postcards. These aren't "extras" if they can't be used.

I've received quite a bit of these from swappers even after asking specifically not to. I have no use for it.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

I did an A-Z scavenger hunt swap and loved the challenge. Now I see the lists on profiles and thought I should try it again.

A - antique hankies

B - buttons and covered button sets, birdies

C - coasters for coffee, cocoa packets, coin purse, cute chickens, crochet thread balls any color/size/vintage

D - dia de los muertos items

E - embroidery supplies earrings hoop style to crochet over

F - felt, floss, fun fur yarn

G - Gnomes, Gutermann threads any color, gum sugarless

H - hexie papers, hot chocolate, hankies, hoop earrings to crochet over

I - icicles for my 13" Christmas tree

J - jucyfruit gum sugarless, jewelry jump rings,

K - k-cups of coffee or cocoa (no lemonade)

L - lip balm, linen napkins vintage

M - mechanical pencils, milk glass, mug rugs

N - Needlebooks

O - ornaments for small table Christmas trees

P - Pentel gel pens, pincushions, playing cards, pins

Q - quarters as in fabric fat quarters

R - roses S - stickie note pads and flags, sewing notions, Skeletons small for day of dead (realistic style)

T - troll dolls with the wild hair, ties (as in men's ties), threads

U - umbrellas, small size

V - vintage velvet fabric

W - wool fabric, wool felt, washi, window gel clings

X - xactly, I can't think of anything either

Y - Yarn

Z - ziplock bag of supplies

Misc. Wishes

Knit & crochet magazines

Soaps and lotions in floral scents.

I love books with corny jokes!

Sometimes people get popcorn seasonings (like butter, ranch, cheese etc.) in gift packs and they don't like them - but I do!

Swappers who Flaked on Me

Thank goodness the list isn't long but I think people should know. All were contacted, but I never received from them.

  • Swap Watcha Got - USA - cfroggie

  • Felt Sleep Mask - tynkabell

  • Dish Cloth #6 libertyfarmquilter (the host) This was graciously angeled by drmeaie

  • Crochet Lip Balm Holder - elizaramey

  • Send Anything Inter - ouroboros - Recently angeled by babyamy!

  • Mala 1 : Prayer Bead Swap - International - 2 partners who flaked: dontcallmedotty and Inspirazione

My List of Non- Raters

For what ever reason these are the swappers who didn't rate me for my swaps sent.

Upcycle Challenge - Starbucks Green Splash Stick - bluecrayons

Spend Save Give Jars - TheZaftigLatina

Coffee & A Mug - catchahug, she answered pm and said Thanks, loved it, hearts - but wont rate.

Crazy About Knitting - panderan

Odd Ball Yarn - aallen66

September Birthdays Swap - Lucky12324

Bead Swap - ohnayam

Food Pincushion - valeriehope

Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - yvonne1968

Lonely Mailbox Swap- USA only - endiahna


Comment: Thank for the cute stocking ornament!
JudalineZ rated for Flower inspired Dotee Doll swap on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: very pretty Thank you
vontakk rated for 🎁 Stocking Stuffer Swap #2 🎄 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Waiting to open on Christmas! Thanks so much! I love the ornament you tied the bag together with!
Jsereg001 rated for Christmas Goodies on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies? I can’t wait to open them!! 🎄 🎅 ⛄️ ❄️
luckycharms rated for Stuff My Stocking on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for my stocking goody!!! I put it in my Christmas basket, and now trying to wait til Christmas!!!
CANNEKCUL rated for Handmade Christmas Ornament - USA on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ornament. The card is very lovely as well. ♥️
Margothecat rated for Christmas Gifts in September USA on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I will open it up on Christmas eve!
Comment: I'm sorry I'm so late on rating! I absolutely love the gears and have so many plans for them!!!
Fabriqueen rated for Fill My Stocking -- August 2019 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! In my stocking it goes! :) Hugs, Diane
legiongirl77 rated for Embroidery Supplies Swap on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I received my package :) I absolutely loved all the colors of embroidery floss you picked out for me. This was an amazing swap.
Margothecat rated for August Stocking Stuffer USA on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I will open it on Christmas eve!
shiloh102 rated for Christmas Gifts in August USA on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you it's in my pile for Christmas
shiloh102 rated for Fill My Stocking -- July 2019 on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: I put it away for Christmas. Thank you
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you! :D
Comment: Thank you! :D
Comment: Thanks for a nice swap, I love it!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Comment: Love the blanket! My grand daughter will too! Thanks so much for great swap.
Comment: What a fun and festive package I received today!!!! I Love how you tied the wooden spoons on front!... I am waiting to open the package Christmas morning.... Thank you very much. Merry Christmas

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LahDeeDah on Jul 21, 2020:

I just read your PF post about the things you're doing to support the health of your community. Stories like yours give me hope. Thank you.

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

luckycharms on Sep 23, 2016:


RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

biasbabe on Jun 22, 2016:

Sending healing thoughts

myshoesdontmatch on Dec 24, 2014:

Lishmo on May 15, 2014:

Thinking of you and your family, especially your Mom. I'm sure everything will be fine, but I understand the worrying. ((hugs))

dolphinqueen on Mar 18, 2014:

thank you so much for angel me :-) I really appreciate it !! <3

LauraAust on Mar 10, 2014:

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day!

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