Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 10:35 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2008
Last Online: March 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. 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. We all start somewhere!

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 "5" ratings because I felt pressured to.

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 ban 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.

Dr. Suess...Yertle is my fav but pretty much love all his books....Zoo, Fish, even the hats one!

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,



fun paperclips and sticky notes

LSU and SAINTS Football


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.


PLEASE NO CANDY/FOODS AT ALL...I LIVE IN THE DEEP SOUTH AND IT MELTS. (I love plain m&ms but be aware they melt in the heat so be mindful of the season if sending them to me.)

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,

Dotee Dolls

I typically use dotee dolls as ornaments. I am looking for Halloween (not super creepy please) and Christmas. Any in between is great toooooo!


MamaD rated for mardi gras dotee on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Such an adorable Dotee Valerie! Her hair just needed a tiny bit of fluffing-she had a long trip! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!! ❤❤
BennysMumma rated for Pin Pals - Tiny Dotee Doll on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a sweet little tiny dotee. I love her face, so pretty!
Response: Lol. I hoped you'd like her! I planned on embroidering it but then found that fabric in my stash and fell in love :-)
Comment: ahe is to cute luv her and the jewelry that is so nice of you again thank you stay healthy
Response: Glad you like her. She was fun to make. I hope you can use the jewelry in your crafts...
Bvernon rated for Dr. Seuss Bookmark swap on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for my bookmarks.
Response: you are welcome!
nancylee rated for Handmade Toadstool Stuffie! on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: L<3ve it! Cute as can be- thank you oh and the dragon saying was very amusing too.
Response: Glad you liked it! I liked its squishy head :-)
Doodlefingers101 rated for Bookmarks! on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you it is so cute. It reminds me of me. Lost Then Found lol
Response: glad you liked it! I say that to myself when I'm in my craft room. I am organized but never enough. I buy things and then "find" the same thing.....lol
Moominbrooke rated for Special Margarita Recipe Swap on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Cool! literally - can't wait to try it out! :0)
Response: Glad it looks good to you!! They are the "house" favorite!
Comment: Wow!!! Your adorable bookmark is absolutely perfect for this huge reference book I often find myself pawing through, trying to find where I last was. The mushroom soup recipe is perfect for the chilly weather we’ve been having here; I finally know what tomorrow’s dinner’s going to be! Last but not least I can’t wait to germinate the morning glories; Clarke’s Heavenly Blue is a variety I’ve had my eye on for a while. Thanks again for an amazing package!
Response: You are most welcome! I was hoping the bookmark would be a hit....it is one I made years ago and then forgot about until scanning my old blog! It was fun to make another one years later. Enjoy the rest and have a great day!
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!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 101 31 32
Completed Fives Threes Ones
97 113 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 11 43 41
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