Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2020 11:14 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2008
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: July 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a Christian, happily married and have 2 great young adult kids who are in their early 20's...I am very blessed.
I work full time but am one of those who loves domestic things....cooking, baking, decorating. I enjoy creating things. I enjoy good margaritas and make a mean blueberry/blackberry one.

We have 2 corgis named Osa and Nigel and a bunch of happy go lucky African cichlids.

Good places to learn more about me: My swap blog is still current as I host a few swaps each year. The regular blog isn't current but it has a ton of my old creations on it.....I'm hoping to get back to it one day.

www.yarnigras.swapperspot.blogspot.com; www.yarnigras.blogspot.com

Swapper expectations

Please contact me if you haven't received a package.

I used to host a lot here but then switched to hosting on my blogs. I started swapping/hosting here again last summer. I don't host a lot of "flat stuff" swaps. My swaps are for creative people and meant to be outlets for that creative energy. Please don't join my swaps if you aren't willing to try.

I will be checking for filled out profiles and for no recent or unexplained low ratings. I do not have time to angel now because I work full time and feel that my swaps have plenty of time between signing up and mailing out.

I think it is reasonable to expect people to send nice items, not junk. I've recently given out 2 high ratings because I felt pressured to give a 5.

That being said, if someone sends you something that doesn't meet swap requirements or looks like crap (sorry) and you can tell they didn't try, then I will block them from further swaps. If any of you know of a swapper that flakes that you see has joined, please let me know privately and I will make adjustments.

I tend to host USA only during the school year and add international over the summer.

General Likes

Starbucks Salted Caramel hot Chocolate Crochet Snowflakes

Colors: I like most colors. To wear...I am fair with reddish hair (going grey) and jade green eyes.

I lean toward warm fruit and veggie colors so check out the grocery store for inspiration....warm reds, all greens including lime green, soft yellow-oranges, golden, purples, browns. I love warm autumn tones and like metallic colors like bronze, copper and gold. I don't wear a lot of blue but DO LOVE TEAL...

I love Burt's Bees ORIGINAL chapstick but please only send it for cold weather swaps from about Nov-Mar or it will melt.

I love BUTTONS.....all kinds. Vintage are extra special. I have a thing for all garden critters along with mushrooms, turtles, tortoises, octopus, hedgehogs, snails, ladybugs, hummingbirds, song birds, owls, gnomes I love handmade aprons and tote bags polka dots, pretty fabric, buttons, bookmarks garden stakes for the yard, beads, ribbon, LSU and SAINTS Football Fascinators twinkle lights fluffy socks because my feet are always cold herb and flower seeds, cute cupcake liners (regular size) I love Mad Hatter Tea Party stuff. Fun HANDMADE pin cushions.

Yarn: I LOVE THIS YARN and YARN-BEE and Vanna White are good yarns, easy to find. I also like the new "cake" yarns with variegated colors in the skein! (please no wool b/c I'm allergic...I can do merino superwash)

Apron Swaps

For apron swaps:

I'm 5'2" and wear a small. Hips are 35" I'm short waisted so prefer flat front bistro style aprons with long sashes to wrap and tie in front. Pockets are cute.

I wear half aprons because full aprons NEVER fit. The bib is always too long and then I have to alter it

How I rate!

Reasons you would get a low rating: the swap was broken or dirty, if you flaked or didn't meet swap requirements.
As of 1/18/20, I will not change ratings if a swap does not meet requirements unless a new swap package is received.

I will always try to make contact before giving any low ratings or contacting the hostess.



I don't like things that smell like smoke or fruity/floral smells as I'm allergic.

baby colors like baby pastels or soft grey as it looks horrible with my coloring.

dirty/broken stuff/yellowing items/torn items. perfume. makeup. filigree or thread crochet (UNLESS IT IS A SNOWFLAKE) promotional bookmarks with advertising on them


I LOVE CHRISTMAS and HALLOWEEN and decorate a lot for both. I genuinely love handmade items if they are made well.


I collect snow globes and love anything related to Christmas...Santas, snowmen, Nativity scenes, nutcrackers, paper houses like Putz to display, birds, toadstools, pinecones and acorns. (I have 2 trees...one traditional and one woodland.) I also have lots of little trees decorated with only handmade ornaments. If you send me Christmas music, I prefer the old traditionals....Love me some Dean Martin and Bing.


I love vintage/vintage look Halloween decorations, fun Halloween signs and sayings, PUMPKINS, jack o lanterns, cats, black, orange, purple, silver, lime green..... I'm ok with cute witchy poo stuff but not creepy witches.
I love me some cute zombies, mummy dolls and Frankie!

Please note: Not into sugar skulls, I like the traditional stuff I grew up with...and I'm not into spell books because years ago I got one that seemed real and it creeped me out.


Retro/Vintage Halloween, Christmas, large bold modern prints, Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Michael Miller, Japanese import fabrics, owls, hedgehogs, toadstools, mushrooms, "pin up girls' Garden gnomes by 'Heather Ross Blue', retro fabrics,
50's sock hop/diner's type fabrics, polka dots, vintage kitchen or retro kitchen,
big 'in your face' type prints, kitschy, paisley in bright colors,


CariahCreates rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun package. The scarf is lovely!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I tried to make it a special package.
J198928 rated for SECRET SANTA on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much I love everything. You made my day. Merry Christmas :)
Response: so glad you like everything! I hope the scarf works for you!!
Jodi1982 rated for Let’s get our BOO on! on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome package. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Response: Glad you liked everything and HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you too!
Rosa1 rated for Private Banner swap with Rosa1 on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: If I could give more hearts I would ~ I love Halloween and what fun package ~ thank you!!
Response: YAY! I'm so glad you liked everything! I had fun putting it together for you!
ubx rated for Trash to Treasure Bookmark Swap on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely bookmarks !
Response: glad you like them!
LadyAbigail rated for Trash to Treasure Bookmark Swap on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the creative and wonderful bookmarks! I especially enjoyed the one made from a coffee cup sleeve.
Response: so glad! I had fun creating them!
nyanchu rated for Recipe Bookmark Challenge : Soup! on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the book marks! i can't wait to try the recipe! 💖
Response: you are welcome!
pizzaman rated for Build a better rating Bookmark Swap on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for going above and beyond with this swap!!
Response: absolutely!!!!
Comment: thank you for the bookmarks and recipes!
Response: You are most welcome, hope you like everything!
Comment: Thanks for the nice bookmarks and the tea. Sounds like a nice and easy recipe - just my type.
Response: Glad you like everything, I hope you enjoy that recipe!
Comment: I can't wait to try the recipe. Thank you!
Response: Let me know how you like it!!!!
Comment: Wow ~ love everything!! From the wonderful crocheted to the fun bookmarks! The dove is beautiful too - thank you so much!!
Response: yay! so glad you liked it!
ahnlynn rated for Profile "Likes" Bookmark Swap on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thank You!
Response: most welcome!
Comment: I love the purple yarn ornament. I think I will make some for the ladies in my knitting group.
Response: So glad you liked it!!! I made a few extra...super fun and simple.:-)
Fritosmom rated for Altered Item Bookmark Swap on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Bookmarks and goodies. They are much appreciated.Hugs
Response: most welcome!
Comment: I love both of my bookmarks with their 'links' to Australia, thankyou!
Response: lol! I'm glad you like them!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great bookmarks! I really like the Kleenex box one. Very cute and sturdy.
Response: Glad you approve! I wanted something that looked like sand and sky and water. That seemed to fit.
Ericannorton123 rated for Homemade Bookmark swap! on Jun 10, 2019
Response: thanks!
Eulegirl rated for Send a book you really enjoyed! on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Oh wow! I know I'm going to love it. It sounds just up my alley! And the owl bookmark is quite the bonus!
Response: glad you liked the bookmark! hope you enjoy the book!
Bantiarna rated for Euphemisms a comment swap on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Potholes down Memory lane, and the government won't fix those either lol
Response: That wasn't mine but thanks for the rating! lol! Have a great day!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 93 28 28
Completed Fives Threes Ones
88 105 0 0
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