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Date Joined: February 17, 2013
Last Online: September 28, 2016

Country: United States

About Me

7/15/16 I am back on SwapBot after leaving for a while. When I left, I left a lot of ones. I'm in the process of making amends for these, but in some cases, it isn't possible, as two of the recipients are not on Swap Bot currently. I am doing everything I can to remedy those ones.

2/10/14 Hi world. Just a few things to update you with. I just started a new job where I am working nights. This means that I can sometimes not get back to messages as quickly as I would like. If you feel you need to get in touch with me as quickly as possible, please email me directly. That will get to me so much faster, as I do check my email regularly throughout the day (and night) on my phone, but Swapbot and my phone don't really like each other.

Second, I have been having some trouble with my packages getting to people. I think the great mail troll is eating them. Please let me know if you have not received your package/letter/etc, and I will get another out to you. I do make it a point to mail everything, but apparently there is a bottomless pit in the drop box I use. I am going to try a few others over the next little while to see if I can find one that works better. Thanks so much!


I like quilting. It's pretty awesome. I also read, sew, cook, etc. I teach at a local high school and community college.

FooFaRaw, for those who haven't seen the tv show Firefly, is how one of the characters describes pretty things. I like making pretty things.

I have a puppy (well, a three year old, 65 lb. puppy.) He hates that I craft. He mopes with his head in my lap when I'm sewing. No matter the weather, he thinks we should be at the dog park.


Just so you have a heads up, I am open to both cottons and flannels. As for colors, I am open to anything. I love doing really random colors and prints. Just thought I would let you all know!

As for what to send, I'm working a ton of quilts. I'm really open for anything.

I like dogs, owls, batiks, tribal prints, and things with strong contrast. I like all manner of Halloween fabric, as well as Christmas fabric, though I am not as fond of Santa fabric. I do more Blues and snowmen than Santa stuff.

Favorite colors are blues, greens, teals, reds, and some purples. Orange is also growing on me.

I will use both cotton and polyester thread. I go through quite a bit as I haveany projects going on, so black and white are both really good.

Favorite Crafts

I really like quilting, specifically with 2.5" squares and batiks. I mean, I like a quilt that comes together quickly as well, but there something wonderful about all of those different pieces making something more than you really expected.

I've also been getting into appliqué quilting, so fusible would be welcome as well as natural patterns, especially if it is of a cool natural feature in your area.

I'm also getting onto embroidery as well. I don't do much redwork, but am starting to do redwork patterns in blue.

I also crochet. Can't knit to save my life. Right now I'm more on a quilting kick than a crochet kick.

Overall, I really like things that I can make for other people.

With cooking, I like things that come together quickly. Any recipes or cookbooks that fit this are always welcome.

Favorite Television

Let's see. Firefly, of course, as mentioned in the about me. I also like Bones, Warehouse 13, Law and Order: SVU, Numb3rs, Castle.

If possible, please don't send

Anything from a smoker's house. I'm allergic to the smoke. If it has been washed really well, then maybe.

I would rather bright, strong colors. I will accept pastels and such, but I prefer really bright patterns, color schemes etc. I'm open to the rainbow, as long as you can see what color it is :-) I would prefer fewer pinks, but if that is all you have to swap, I'll survive. I'll just break it up throughout my quilts.

I'm not a strong fan of cats, or cutsy patterns. I did read somewhere that if it's not cute, you just haven't cut it small enough. That is true most of the time, but I would prefer not to cut fabrics down so small that I can't identify it later. Non sweet cats are okay, I just have gotten a ton of cats that are all soft and sweet and catlike.

Cherry cordials, super dark chocolate, and chamomile tea aren't really top of my list.

Food Stuff

I eat almost anything. :-) But I like Milk Chocolate over Dark, and black and green teas over herbals.

I like meat, but I end up eating veggie because it's cheaper.


Comment: Will rerate when received. Thank you for making ammends, and sending the swap. Very nice blocks.
bethmcv rated for Erotica Book Recommendations #1 on Aug 3, 2016
Comment: Oh how I wish I could give more than 1 heart. I'm so excited. I've not read a single book on your list, YAY!!!! I was so hoping for some new stuff. I love my Kindle Unlimited. I also am on book bub. I will send you a message another time as I've got to get to work. Thank you again.
raesha rated for QnT 2015 12 Stars, 2 colors USA March on Jul 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely block - I'm so glad you are back on SB and getting things back on track! I love the fabric that you used and it will look great in my Seahawks quilt:)
Comment: Update 7/27/16: Thank you for making up this swap. The fabrics are lovely and I would have rated a 5 if it had been sent on time. 5/29/15: Sorry to have to do this, but it has been 3 weeks since you offered to resend a package that was due two months ago, and I've had no reply to my message to you. I'm willing to re-rate if you ever send the swap.
Comment: nothing arrived, will change rating when and if package arrives
Comment: So dissapointed that no receive anything from Jan 2015 till now
Comment: so sad.....will change rating if item ever received
Comment: ...anxious to change this rating once the swap arrives
Comment: did not receive package nor message I also tried to contact twice and also contact host to help me. No help to this date Please send package and I will re rate
twobluecrows rated for Basic 9-Patch Quilt Blocks Swap on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: I love each and every one!
twobluecrows rated for QnT:Basic 9-Patch Quilt Blocks on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: This was more like a Christmas package!! Wow!
Comment: I can't decide which one I like best!
twobluecrows rated for AQ: Basic 9-Patch Blocks Swap on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: Each one was a WOW!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked all of them. I had fun making them. My goal was to use different fabrics for each and I almost made it. I ran out of different black fabrics in my stash so I had to use the flower one twice. Are you planning on doing this again? I really would like to keep participating.
Comment: thank you for my quilt squares they are beautiful
junemoon rated for QnT 2015 12 Stars, 2 colors USA on Mar 9, 2015
Comment: Thanks, that's a very nice shade of blue. And thanks for the really nice PC -- didn't it didn't have you name (real or swapbot) but it hsa to have been you.
Comment: Thanks fir the beautiful blocks.
1leemeadows rated for QnT 2015 12 Stars, 2 colors USA on Mar 7, 2015
Comment: Was finally able to get out to the road to the mail box, and there was you package, was so excited and love that orange so cheerful on a cold winter day. Thank you for re-sending
Comment: Thank you! Love it!
njstauter rated for Quilt Charm Swap on Feb 21, 2015
Comment: The package was marked "re-send", so thanks for that
ContraryHousewife rated for Quilt Charm Swap #2 on Feb 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flower and kitty prints.

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perkl8r on May 4, 2015:

Hoping you are ok...waiting on at least one swap from you....hope to hear from you soon.

perkl8r on May 4, 2015:

Greeting FooFaRaw!

Unfortunately I will have to drop you from my new swaps until the "1" rating issue is resolved. I hope you are able to get it taken care of quickly and happily because I look forward to you re-joining us in many of my swaps.

thank you! perkl8r

Heirloom on Jul 2, 2014:

Thanks for being a fab member of FABRIC FANATICS!

JaMaJo on Jun 19, 2014:

Hi! I got the flannel piece with the Eiffel Tower on it and the scooter. So cute! The scooter looks like the one my dad had and is now in the garage of my daughter and son-in-law. Thanks again!

Elanah on Apr 30, 2014:

Ha! I sent the owls myself and got two blue owl fat quarters back... We just didn't have the same swap partners...

JaMaJo on Apr 16, 2014:

I have not received your woodland flannel fabric yet.

earthnk on Jan 23, 2014:

Hi Foo,

Your Amish block was shipped today.


fayeray99 on Jan 13, 2014:

Hi - I noticed that you have signed up for Scrap 2.5" square (often referred to as Scrap Vomit squares) swap before and I wanted to let you know that I am hosting something similar. Love to have you join if you are interested! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/166688

TC on Dec 8, 2013:

Hi AJ, I was wondering if my SR Christmas Ornament swap had arrived. All my other partners have rated me, so I'm thinking it should have gotten to you by now. Please let me know!

anrtist on Dec 2, 2013:

JUST A NOTE to say i have not received your swap yet. FF~No Sew Me A Star Ornament ;-(

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