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Date Joined: November 17, 2013
Last Online: April 7, 2014

Country: United States
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About Me

Things have been hectic at best here... My baby girl who turned 1 on March 15th was burned. Things are just starting to return to normal...

I had just made myself a cup of steaming hot tea using boiling water and I set it down too close to the edge of my desk... I turned to my left to look at the fabric on the shelf next to my desk and my baby girl came up behind me without me hearing her. Next thing I know is her screams of pain was piercing my heart as much as they were my ears...

She pulled the mug down and the entire 12 ounces of boiling hot tea poured down over her left shoulder, chest and tummy...

Luckily her daddy has lightening fast reactions as he opened the kitchen faucet wide open with cold and yelled for me to bring her there. We snatched off her dress and splashed her with the ice cold water.

Due to his quick thinking, she completely fine now!!!

However, I am not... I know it was an accident. But it could have been avoided if I had been more careful. Since she was born I've been suffering from PPD and severe mood swings that my doctors have yet to be able to regulate.

I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!! My first grandchild is slated to be here around October 9th! My oldest daughter, who is 20, is expecting her first baby. So, my youngest daughter will be 1 year & 7 months old when she becomes an Aunt.

My Etsy Favorites List priced $4 - $6 FYI: * on any jewelry findings, I prefer either silver tone or a mixed pack. * I love vintage sheets - those I use to make clothes for my baby girl. * anything butterfly or fairy related is used as decoration in my baby girls bedroom. *

PLEASE NOTE: I am CURRENTLY working on my profile as my 10 month old allows me time on the computer... yea... so please excuse any double categories, type-o's and basically everything til this note is gone. Thank you for your understanding. Happy Swapping! ~Marie

I really do not like "about me" categories. So, rather than try to form this into any sort of order, paragraph or such, I like I'll just make a bullet point of revelant things. LOL * I am a mother of 3: ages 20 years old, 18 years old and 10 MONTHS old... * After having cancer twice and four miscarriages I was told I cannot carry a baby past 3 months. HA! I proved the doctors wrong yet again!!! Without even trying! lol * I was told twice, once when I was 13 and again at 15, that I would never be able to skate, run or do hard physical activity again and probably wouldn't be able to walk either... Yeeeaaaaa. ROFL! No one knows I have problems unless I tell them. * I love crafting. I love canning and baking. It's a toss up which I would rank higher on my list. * Of all the crafts I do, I cannot for the life of me crochet or knit................ * I'm one of those people that is mechanically inclined. It greatly helps in crafting. If I see it, I can probably make it no instructions or supply list needed. * I have approximately 5.5 years of college under my belt but the highest degree I have is an AS. I keep going back for different things that interest me... * I have been diagnosed with ADD and OCD... Yea... Try being me and working on one project at a time! * Growing up, I had 2 household chores (other than cleaning my room, taking care of my pets and other things that were strictly mine), dusting and dishes. Guess which two things I cannot to this day stand to do. * Oh, and in case you haven't figured it out yet, I have a tendency to ramble... So, I'm gonna go now. Bye!

What I'm Working on Now

Ok, so I figured I'd put this out there to help me remember. lol I'm not talking swap wise, just crafting in general because I usually finish my swap projects with a quickness rather than let them linger and allow other things to grab my attention. :-D

My baby girl's 1st birthday - 3/15/14 Not sure what I'm doing yet other than pink, glittery, with butterflies & fairies like her room.

Clothing Items: Always working on clothes for my little one. Need to finalize my wedding dress plans...

Wedding Items: 11/22/14 EVERYTHING We are doing it all from invitations to food to my dress to decor. A to Z.

Christmas Presents: King sized quilt for inlaws - undetermined

Favorite Movies

Anything with Adam Sandler or Chris Farley. Others comedies as well, but those two guys are my favorites!

Favorite Television

Television shows? You mean there are things on other than cartoons?!? ;-) NCIS, NCIS LA, Bones, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Favorite Crafts

Shoot. Do I have to narrow it down? In no particular order: sewing, general crafting, jewelry making, painting, drawing, floral arranging, cross stitch, embroidering, plastic canvas, natural wreath making, candle making, soap making, and I think that's it... (until later when I'm more awake and remember something else - lol)

Things I Like

  • always in need of blank "Thank You" cards & notepads
  • snow & snowmen!
  • sewing on my antique Singer Touch & Sew as well as using my vintage Bernette 334 serger
  • making regular and chainmaille jewelry
  • buttons, buttons, buttons!
  • vintage clothing patterns
  • fall and winter - yes, the seasons :)
  • mountains
  • repurposing / reusing things for the unexpected
  • vintage little golden books
  • salt & pepper shakers that are in cute shapes
  • collecting vintage cook books
  • vegetable gardening
  • canning
  • fishing (I can outfish my hubby who has been an outdoorsman his entire life! LOL)
  • deer hunting
  • restoring old cars (my dream car is a '72 Chevelle SS or a '71 Road Runner)
  • a delicious cup of hot tea!
  • PINK!
  • fabric (Hubby said I'm a fabric hoard
  • vintage linens
  • gerber daisies

Things I Really Really Do NOT

  • coffee
  • negativity & drama
  • dark chocolate
  • doing dishes
  • disorganization
  • bath items - I have a baby with medical problems so there's no time to relax on a tub. Plus we live in an old house with a tiny tub...

Christmas Time

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! I've lost all my Christmas decorations in a move 2 years ago so I'm currently rebuilding it. I'm kinda open in regards to my decorating. Here's why.

I typically have a big -main- tree that I decorate in all blue / silver / white with anything snow related (snowmen, snowflakes, icicles, etc). Since I can't live where there's snow, I'll just recreate it! :-D

Then, there -was- the kids tree. Before the move, it was decorated with all the ornaments they ever made along with their special ornament I bought for them each year...

Other than that, I decorate different areas of the house differently. On the huge wood & brick mantle is woodland / country themed Christmas. The bathroom typically has santa's all over. The kitchen and dining room, well, it's just about everything else! I really love salt & pepper shakers that are shaped like other things and have a Christmas theme to them. My favorite used to be a cartoon moose sitting down with a Christmas bow around his neck and nestled in his antlers was a mouse on top of a Christmas ornament. The moose was one shaker, the ornament and mouse was the other.

The only thing I do NOT like for Christmas - anything other than traditional colors (no pinks, purples, aqua, etc).


Madmelvelous rated for Gnome in the Snow on Aug 14, 2014
Comment: So sweet -- I love gnomes, thank you so much for this cute, snowy ATC!
rngstgstll rated for Patchwork Easter Basket on Jun 20, 2014
Comment: Thinking of you, Marie, and hoping that you and your family are well. Sending love.
libertylithium rated for Gnome at home ATC swap on Jun 17, 2014
RadicalRecrafter rated for Butterfly ATC on May 27, 2014
Comment: Still waiting on this ATC. :(
lynnerfb rated for Easter Egg Mug Rug on May 14, 2014
Comment: Very disappointing since you hosted this swap ... never tried to contact me either
Lifewitharedhead rated for Let's Go on an Adventure! on May 7, 2014
Comment: I am very sad to say that I never received anything. I made this swap so I was excited to see what people would do with it. Sadly I didn't get to. I did see that you were going through a rough patch. I understand things happen, and I'm very sorry. I hope that things will get better for you.
Vickyen rated for Roaming (Paper) Gnome Round #1 on May 6, 2014
Comment: Rating a 1 as I never received anything and my partner never communicated with me - will rerate if things ever work out - very disappointed, as this seemed like it would be an awesome swap - sigh!
perkl8r rated for NFS: Scrappy string block 3 on May 6, 2014
Comment: hope to be able to change rating if something arrives
perkl8r rated for QnT: Tote-uncommon on May 6, 2014
Comment: sadly nothing has arrived....will change rating once it does
perkl8r rated for Charming Charms April 2014 USA only on May 6, 2014
Comment: I will be glad to change rating once something arrives.
Comment: Thank you for the great spring post card! :-)
Comment: So disappointing. Of course I will re-rate if this swap is ever received.
sbuck rated for Fussy Log Cabins on Apr 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you. I loved it.
sherheart rated for NFS: Sewing for one nut on Apr 21, 2014
Comment: I will re rate you if I receive the swap from you..Believe me this is not something I want to do. I have PM'd but you have not read it yet.
debbee2014 rated for Butterfly ATCX2 on Apr 20, 2014
Comment: I will change this rating when I receive an item
Comment: Cute fabric, Thank you!

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TC on Apr 30, 2014:

Melody Gould, aka @homegrowngarden .

Aumonae on Apr 29, 2014:

I'm hanging in there and appreciate your kindness!

anrtist on Apr 28, 2014:

I am sorry to see that you are partially suspended and flaked on so many people! I had to remove you from all my groups because of this.

fireyvalkyrie on Apr 27, 2014:

I am so sorry no one here has a heart to remove their scores after all you've been through hun

Artdragon on Apr 25, 2014:

I'm very sorry but I had to remove you from the Christian Swappers Group because of your suspension status and recent ratings. Please feel free to reapply when you have sorted out your ratings and are no longer suspended. Good luck to you and God bless.

Kayenderes on Apr 22, 2014:

I sent you two packages of mail now and have not heard a word from the wish list group. I hope all is good for you and children. I am holding you in my prayers. I just broke my arm so I can not swap right now.

Vickyen on Apr 18, 2014:

Roaming (Paper) Gnome Round #1

Marie~ I noticed that you did not send out this swap and that you are partially suspended. I am not sure what all is going on - I am of course, disappointed and not sure what will happen with this swap now.

On the other hand I hope you and your family are all doing ok and that somehow you will be able to make your swaps right when you can.

Hugs~ Vickyen ;)

Heirloom on Apr 9, 2014:

Marie, just a reminder that the FF > March Fat Quarter WTA was due out to the winner by April 5. Please send to mummsie as soon as you can.

anrtist on Apr 7, 2014:

HEY! PLEASE read all the pms I have been sending you about the WTAs you need to send and let me know what is going on with them! Thanx so much!!! Blessings, cc

bstitched on Apr 7, 2014:

Be gentle with yourself. It was an accident, learn, breathe, and forgive. So happy she is ok!

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