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Date Joined: April 15, 2012
Last Online: February 10, 2020
Birthday: August 21
Country: United States
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10 Feb 2020 I guess I haven't been on since July or so...i do have little packages & cross stitch owed to participants from BCS round Robin. I have the items and need to get them packaged and sent.

15 March 2019 - First getting caught up on ratings after vacation(got to 10 tonight), then I'll get to messages, then I'll set up my ongoing themed postcard swaps

28 Jan 2019

I'll continue with the STATES (USA) in Feb. TN is the next State I'll be posting. Future years will do sunset/rise, b&w, palm tree, boat/ship, bird PC swaps. This year doing man, woman, moon, & insect. For WIYM-SPELL xxx with pcs

11 July- finally made first attempts at sewing clothing! Made my first dress and two shirts from a pretty easy New Look pattern.

25-Aug made a Hawaiian Muumuu from a vintage Hawaiian pattern and some beautiful tropical cotton print(from Gertie)! Turned out nicely!

2/16 I forget if I already have this but I use strange blank greeting cards-of any topic- to send blank pcs in pc scavenger hunt. Sorry in advance if you receive PCs in a Christmas card in March, for example, because you will! Love thrift store finds.

1/9 finally found my "project" for English Paper Piecing- I'll use feed sack cotton, mostly in an aqua theme with other small smattering of colors and whites to make a lap sized, 1" hexagon quilt... calculations show the need for almost 1700 hexagons...does that mean I've finished my machine quilts? Of course not, don't be silly. Also attempting to make myself a few clothing items pj pants, sweater jacket, poncho, wrap blouse and a few dresses...not sure if I'll be able to wear them in public or just in my backyard hidden away from the world! We'll see.. also bought a cute orange thistle flour sack to make a kitchen curtain!

Jan '18 machine quilting update...my king size is sandwiched, quilted, just waiting for me to square it and put on the binding...it's been waiting on next since October... In the meantime I've also sandwiched and quilted a quilt that is give or take lap throw sized with cute woodsy large sized blocks. Guess what? It's been waiting for me to square and bind it since November. 3rd quilt I only have the top made, but I have the backing, batting and binding ready, too. It is for a full sized bed, my guest bed. I actually started based on a swap series I was in here a few years back with diagonal running little squares. Only a few blocks we're from partners, most I made. I'll find the swap name and put it here sometime. 4th quilt is with winter and Christmas fabrics with a white star shape in each block. All pieces cut out, backing will be pieced with other winter/Christmasy fabrics I don't like as much. One block is sewn together but all the pieces just waiting. I believe I cut them out May 2016, lol, anyway... 5th & 6th quilts I have fabrics purchased, patterns organized, backing purchased or organized but nothing cut yet which is best!!

2018 update...Still happily buying from the same dairy, didn't end up buying into a CSA yet. Found one I really like but summer travels get in the way...I don't think that one let's you go on vacation hold at no cost like the dairy...Search continues.

10/20/16 reducing groups I'm in so I can get serious about finishing quilts I have completed the tops of and cross-stitching a huge art deco Christmas pattern I started 3-4 years ago then set aside and haven't picked up. 2018-making progress on quilts but still haven't continued that large cross stitch...

What I'm most excited about for 2016-we started buying raw milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs from a local dairy! And sometimes other products such as eggs and meats. Currently looking into CSAs that delivery nearby and hopefully I will have some farm fresh veggies to go along with the animal products late this spring. I am aware that my photos bleed into all the info on the right and it is on my mind to fix it when I stop procrastinating logging into my old photobucket account where these pictures are located. So one day, I will make them smaller....but when...so in the meantime I moved all the photos and babble about me to the next section.

$$$SUPER WISHLIST$$$ In need of BLANK PCs from the following states with the state name printed on the front. Can be any touristy style it view including map and big letter: IDAHO, MARYLAND, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and WISCONSIN.

I love sender's choice swaps but if you need inspiration...

  • A aardvark, Alice in Wonderland(esp. the caterpillar), alien, ant-eater, architecture, argyle, art, art deco, art nouveau
  • B bars, Belgian Beers, Black&White, Black Teas (with or w/o other flavors), Buddha imagery and statues
  • C cactus, capybara, carnival-esp. European celebrations of it, Cary Grant, chickens, chocolate (dark&bitter) citrus(flavors, scents, fruit images) clown(friendly or evil), cocktails, coffee, cookbooks, cross-stitch
  • D dark themes, Day of the Dead, dodecahedron, dragon
  • E elephants, embroidery, Europe
  • F 1950s, fancy frogs & other insects wearing fancy clothes and hats, farm animals, flower garden, funny, first day issue PCs W/postage
  • G gargoyles, geology, geometrical patterns, goat(farm & mountain), goth, gem stones
  • H Halloween, hexagons, hot air balloons, hot springs,
  • I industrial music, insects
  • J junk stores(thrift stores)
  • K kawaii stickers & stationery esp. food and halloween, kites,
  • L lace, Leo, lilies, Logic puzzles, Little Miss & Mr. Men
  • M mathematics, MOD&1960s, monsters(cute or scary), mosaics, museums
  • N National Parks, Nijntje, note cards, numbers-3, 13, 17, numerology (and my name numerology is 3)
  • O octagon, odd&strange&weird, organs&player pianos, owl
  • P paisley, patterns, Periodic Table of the Elements-esp. when it is used to spell other words, Periot, pig, polka-dots, post cards, plaid, prime numbers, purple
  • Q quilts
  • R raspberries & other berries, recipes, religious buildings & artifacts esp. Catholic and Jewish, robots, rock formations, roosters
  • S Saints-esp. St. Francis of Assisi, Sinterklaas (St. Nick!), and St. Emily, sheep, snowmen, stained glass, stationery, stickers (flat prefered, not puffy or 3D), still life, stripes, succulents
  • T tapestry, Tiki, tiles, tomatoes, travel, true crime (books, movies, documentaries), tulips, Tapir!
  • U UFOs, umbrellas
  • V vintage (real or reproduction), vintage cookbooks 1960&earlier, 100 vintage educational charts pcs
  • W wild boar, woodland theme & critters
  • X xeroscape
  • Y yak,
  • Z zoo animals & postcards

For the inappropriate group (T.I.T.S.), I prefer ding dongs over hoo-haas and bazongas. Not offended by topics in the group description.

Not my favorites: seafood, pastel colors, small print flowers, evangelistic and/or proselytizing text. (I am fascinated and genuinely interested in saints, history of the Catholic church, architecture and art with churches or other religious buildings but I am very much a non-practicing Catholic). I do prefer to host and join "sender's choice" so if something falls in the swap category but is on my not my favorite, no big deal! The surprise of it all is the fun of sender's choice.

About Me

I am a Math Nerd married (18 years) to a wonderful Computer Nerd. I'm a bicentennial baby(now you know my age!), born in the year of the Dragon, and I'm a Leo on the cusp of Virgo. We have two dogs now, as one just passed, Katie, was a 17-year-old black Cockapoo(9/21/99--2/18/17). She was probably about 5yo in the photo. Goliath, a 7-year-old grey Tibetan Terrior, probably about 1-3yo in the photo. and Chanel, a 17.5-year-old white and tan Havanese! She now has no teeth left and her tongue hangs out all crazy. She is probably about 6 in the photo and Katie behind her was about 7.

We also have a huge pleco named Jesus, maybe 12-15 years old, and a rescued red-eared-slider named Edna. She is more than 20 years old.

*cross stitch is my first crafty love and my very favorite way to pass the time (if you love to cross stitch too, newbie or experienced, join Beginner's Cross Stitch The group also hosts various embroidery swaps

I've started my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th quilts (1st was 21-20 years ago - machine quilting with my Nana(grandma)) this one is also machine quilting - with a little help from Nana, again! And now I've started a couple other quilts through groups here on Swap-bot. In other words-quite a few quilt tops and as soon as I get determined enough I will do the layering and the quilting. One I finished last summer, a baby quilt for my husband's cousin's first baby. I'm pretty new to sewing but I enjoy sewing a lot. I've made a few things here using my machine - dotee doll, little stuffed animals, a couple of plushies. Also in Feb. I started attending a once monthly English Paper Piecing quilt group! I've made a couple of hexagon shaped flowers but no big projects on the horizon until I get those other machine quilts completed.

The photo below is a Zombie cocktail. The barel is from a Geuze brewery near Brussel.


*religious buildings and art (any religion but especially Catholic), mosaics, stained glass, gargoyles, other interesting stone and wooden sculptures on churches and old buildings

, art nouveau & art-deco

*Cary Grant

*Nijntje (miffy)

*colors: dark purple, black, dark green, b&w with a splash of color, b&w

*goth, dark, creepy, odd & weird

UFO Watchtower outside of Hooper, CO

*music: agrotek, industrial, hellktro, electronic, 80s such as: Suicide Commando, Hocico, Agonoize, Welle:Erdball, the Cure, Depeche Mode

A quote I really like: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

ANGELS & flakers

Angels :-)

@BabsMomOf5 for city town village N 2016, @BabsMomOf5 for book page bookmark, it's beautiful!! @BabsMomOf5 for nude person pc! Super cool artsy beach nude. @Mugsie again, Wow! For Halloween ATC, @anitagrace angeld a tag I was stiffed on by sending a lovely stash of blank Colorado PCs!, @sebastian122 for angeling swap Nengajo!, @Mugsie for helping me complete the scrabble word robot! , @user6937 for free/ad postcards #4, @LaviniaRiverina for Handmade Butterfly Bookmarks @RooBaRoo for Seasonal summer art PC @pearlswithplaid for Summer ATC @ccgigglebox for Profile Surprise Embroidery Hoop, @VaGrammy66 for Buddha PC tag, @dragonfly for 4 element PCs, @ ? Sheep postcard. If it was you please pm me! I thought I typed your name here but did not :( @Taeniura for Children's Illustration PC, @Miabiff for Children's illustration PC, @Linda52156 (letter and tea), @Cirsium (cross-stitch round robin #5), @Lindsay919 (sending extra cross-stitch round robin for me to work on), @drgngirl house pet sticker slapped), @user6937 for altered text atc #6 purple, @flowerchild for last open quick 50 sticker swap.


@jennyapples for Moon PC Feb @aingaignies at least a non-rater for two of my PC swaps, waiting to see if she flaked & I need to angel...will remove or update once I get info from partner(s) balloons/rainbows APR & MAY

@Lizbee for make a bird for me

@Aksenovana @skessop @silviasanantonio @crystaljo330 @kimani @MaryPoppins84 @lilpuddn @cherly @acupofchai aka? @kobi @beatriz22 @felicialauren aka @morris who is also magically named Felicia Lauren and from a city over in the same state... @WanderingWrenn @basilikum83 @Anaryawe @wildncrazy091972 @Kitastic @SpiderBaby @MoominStar9 @katybean27 @chikunamika @tnhomeschoolmom @thebigbang @MrsMacT @mezzanotte @geluksdubbeltje @Lacrimosa @ArtistShu @FrankieTeardrop @roogirl @sweetsexyvicky aka @webddreamy butterfly pass &paste E

If you were flaked on in any swap I hosted and had to give a 1 rating, please contact me so I can angel

tag...you're it

Just to keep track...

Angel moon pc feb-sent 5/30


Cocktial , updated Jan 18, 2016...seems to have died out but I would honor the person who tags me we just may have to pm back and forth about an item as after all this time (7/11/17) my offers may be different.


sherylk3 rated for WIYM: spell TRIP with PCs on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Great postcards, thankyou Emily, I like them all! The one with the pig in it ('s' for 'statues') from Grand junction Colorado reminds me of the three bronze pig sculptures in Adelaide's Rundle Mall. Our pigs there are snuffling around on the ground and in a bin! Tourists love taking selfies with them and kids just love to climb all over them - funny that! Thanks again for a great swap! Tracy
goinjenny rated for WIYM: spell GROW with pcs on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
shirleyinCA rated for WIYM: spell RAIN with pcs on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for very nice postcards and an extra!
TrishaLSmith rated for WOMAN art PC March USA on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: I just love these postcards so much. Thank you. Have a great day!
roska1vila rated for BCS: SEND HOME round EDIT on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for lovly PC.:) PS: I missing my sempler, it is not come to me. :(
Mamabemus rated for WIYM: spell SNOW with pcs on Apr 11, 2019
Comment: I love these cards. thanks
ezredax rated for Alcohol/Cocktail PC USA #1 on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Emily, Thank you for asking. I couldn't find it but all is in a mess here as I broke my arm and still in rehab to get movement back. Enjoy the day! Demaris
banjobraids rated for WOMAN art PC March on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Cool card, I love Vermeer and how he paints light. Very cool note about the guitar (?). I will have to ask my hubs what kind of instrument this is with no apparent sound hole. Thanks! :):):)
marinda rated for WOMAN photo PC March on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards (: I love them all, especially the mouse and flower ones!
MelbourneGirl rated for MOON PC Feb on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful moon postcard and the AMAZING! stamp <3 :) :) Take care <3
Comment: Thank you so much, dear! What an interesting card - love it!
Mark63 rated for INSECT pc Jan on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Butterfly PC. I've only been to 1 Butterfly Pavilion, in Kuranda, Queensland. It was a nice experience, but unfortunately my camera stopped working while I was there. Very disappointing!
MelbourneGirl rated for MAN PC JAN on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cool dutchmen :) :) All the best <3
Eulegirl rated for WIYM: spell HEART with pcs on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: I really love the hole in a postcard. That is the coolest thing!
Noodles84 rated for PTG: I spy something with K R3 on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
nevers rated for NYUP Vintage PC #1 on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, your postcard got lost in my inbox! I love this card, and so interesting about the tracker organ!!
CindyST rated for PTG: I spy something with N R3 on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
Villagegreen rated for WOMAN art PC Feb on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the post card. The spider doing it's stuff made me wonder if this is an updated version of the 'The Little Miss Muffet' nursery rhyme! Best wishes

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astarael on Jun 24, 2019:

Thank you for being an angel for me in the Moon 🌙 postcard swap

astarael on Apr 18, 2019:

Hi there I sent a message to you about a week ago not sure if you got it yet? Please let me know, thanks :)

roska1vila on Apr 15, 2019:

Dear friend Emily, thanks for surprise PC, I am very glad and thankful. :)

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

myancey on Mar 5, 2019:

I too am a bicentennial baby year of 🐉 and I am a Pisces.

alonalonzo on Feb 5, 2019:

Gong Xi Fa Cai Emily! Wishing you great happiness and prosperity in 2019. Hope you're enjoying the festivities of Chinese New Year...Stephanie🏮🐷🌸

alonalonzo on Feb 5, 2019:
ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

miyi on Jul 23, 2018:

Thanks for the welcome back! :)

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