Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 7:20 am


Date Joined: August 4, 2019
Last Online: October 9, 2021
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mother of 7 children ages 5-19. I love to do crafts as a sanity break.I enjoy crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, making ATCs, and getting happy mail!

A year ago I was looking forward to this school year as my very first year to have an empty house during the day! All kids in school, what would I do? More crafts, get a part-time job? Sadly Covid-19 has flipped my dream upside down. Instead of my oldest 2 moving out and all other kids in school during the day, all 7 are home all of the time! Wow how fast a dream can be shattered. All schooling is now online including the ones that were supposed to going to college. We are using K12, so all of them were sent computers and books. Our kitchen table looks like a computer lab! It's not all bad. I do love spending more time with my children.

I grew up in southeast Idaho, in Rigby, but currently live in Port Angeles, Washington. It is on the top of Washington's peninsula. I can see Victoria, Canada to the north over the ocean waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the beautiful Olympic Mountains to the south. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration when I was pregnant with my second child. I have been blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom for my small army of children. Keeping up with them is a full time job.

Ravelry: kirkdebb Instagram: goldennimbuscreations

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting is my favorite craft. I especially love making amigurumis. But I also make hats, gloves, afghans, bags, etc.

Knitting is also fun to do, but dangerous with children. I have gone to the bathroom to come back and found my children sword fighting with my knitting needles and my project on the floor, all my stitches dropped and mangled. Crochet hooks are less interesting to boys, thus I do a lot more crocheting.

I also love to piece quilts. It is fun to see how different fabrics work together. I was in a group where we did an ugly quilt contest. Everyone donated fabrics we didn't want that they thought were "ugly". The coordinator organized the fabric into bags. Each of us took a bag and made a quilt. Every quilt turned out amazing! These ugly fabrics we didn't like were changed into works of art. Truly an life changing event that has helped me look at life and fabric differently.

Favorite Animal

I love turtles, especially sea turtles. For Mother's Day last year my kids gave me a sea turtle with the phrase "Live at your own pace".

I love sunflowers and it is my kitchen's is theme.

Favorite Books

Fablehaven, Beyonders, Septimus Heap, Harry Potter, Bartemaeus Trilogy, Searching for Dragons, Lockwood and Co, etc.

I love a good mystery, but also enjoy classics like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Lord of the Rings, etc.

Favorite Movies

All the Marvel and DC movies. Star Wars and Star Trek. Disney. Musicals, Bollywood.

My favorite Chinese series is called Eternal Love. Definately recommend, amazing story, excellent acting, beautiful sets and costumes.

Child Swap

I have 7 children. Please choose who you would like.

Gideon 19, favorite colors are black and red.

Eva 17, favorite colors are pink and teal.

Cecelia 15, favorite color is purple.

Gildon 13, favorite color red.

Ishmael 10, favorite color blue.

Gabriel 8, favorite color green.

Gavin 5, favorite color purple.

My girls would like bath bombs, lip chap, gel pens, yarn (Cecelia crochets), paint (Eva paints), ironic/corny backpack pins, fun socks, etc.

My younger boys enjoy legos and building blocks, small cars, dinosaurs, candy(anything but black licorice), glow sticks, etc.

My older boys would enjoy headphones or another small electronic.


For yarn or fabric swaps I prefer bright colors. I don't like pastel colors as much. Also, please no character prints.

I would love any sunflower fabrics as I am working on a wall hanging for my kitchen.


I always send and I try to always rate. Please contact me if you have a problem. I have 7 children at home and life can be crazy.

I usually rate a 5, but have had to rate 1's for the following users: Rose8990, sticheddreams, tashia9965, peachyplum, Cmarsh13. I never received the swap from them. I have messaged them and recieved no response. Some have read and ignored my message others seem to have left Swapbot entirely (their last sign-in date was months ago).If someone needs some extra time, I will gladly wait to rate if I receive a message. No swap and no communication will get a 1. I will happily change my rating to a 5 if they contact me. I totally understand how life can be crazy and the postal system unreliable. I've had two packages lost by the USPS in the last few years. One was to my sister who also lives in Washington. The other one April 2020 was an order from Amazon. The tracking shows it arrived in my town on the delivery day then the next update showed it was in Wenatchee, WA which is 6 hours away and then no more updates. I have lived at my current address for only a year and a half and have had the postman misdeliver my mail to someone else (luckily they dropped it off) or deliver someone else's mail to me 6 times. If you contact me and say you mailed it I will trust your word. Please message me and let me know your side. Complete silence from your end is very frustrating to me.


ABC of things I like (work in progress):


B- butterflies, buttons, brads

C- cactus, canning, crocheting

D- dragonflies, dragons

E- envelopes, elves

F- fabric, family, fairies

G- galaxy

H-hedgehogs, Halloween (my favorite holiday)

I-ice cream (we have a family tradition where we have "sundaes on Sunday", usually it's just an ice cream cone, the kids love getting ice cream when we come home from church)

J- jellyfish, jam

K- knitting

L- lady bugs, llamas

M- moon

N- narwhals

O- octopus

P- platypus, pumpkins

Q- quilts

R- rain, rainbows

S- sunflowers, sea turtles, sewing, shells (my maiden name is Schell)

T- turtles,


V- vampire




Z- zippers

Wish List

Anything with sea turtles or sunflowers. A magnet with the name of your city/state/country. Soft or fancy yarn (not wool).


developpeople rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #3 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
perkl8r rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #1 2021 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Beautiful ❀️
knitterofhats rated for SpooOO000oooOky decor πŸŽƒ on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Swap mailed late. Partners assigned Sept 4. Sender messaged me on Oct 1, after Sept 30 swap deadline, to inform me that she’d be shipping late due to family travel and responsibilities. Swap post marked Oct. 6. Received swap Oct 11. Swapper sent a nicely made crocheted item that did match the swap requirement.
BusyB rated for QNT Tulip block USA on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty block. Love the purple tulip.
perkl8r rated for QnT challenge leaf #5 MAPLE on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: lovely, thank you
BusyB rated for QnT Polka-dotted Party Hats on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty block. Love the green and yellow!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block and the awesome envelopes! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you!! Hope you had a great 4th of July Weekend! xx
vlhafer54 rated for QnT Teacup shaped mug rug on Aug 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the mug rug - the sloths are perfect - and thank you for the extras! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you Debbie! I want to know what's inside but I'm going to wait for it. lol Tucked in my stocking for December.
pbcquiltlover rated for QnT Fruit shaped mug rug on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Beautiful watermelon! Thank you so much for the mug rug and the gorgeous envelopes!!! I made a watermelon for this swap, too, but it's totally different than the one I received - mine has a bite out of it, too! LOL
Cgscdy rated for GAG: Mythical Creatures - Zombie on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Tysm! Love it ❀️
Cgscdy rated for GAG: Pokemon - Vulpix on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Tysm! Very cute πŸ₯°
Minivandreams rated for AAA: Challenge #5 Number Six on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: I love the ATC you made! Thank you!
perkl8r rated for Qnt make your own charm pack on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: thank you Debbie
Meisje rated for CS: Profile picture friendship on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this great images β™₯
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile page with images to celebrate the 4th of July. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

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LadyJo on Oct 13, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome color blue fingerless gloves for the RAK USA I won in August! They are so nice! Thanks again!

JuneRosebud on Oct 5, 2021:

Debbie, love the gray squirrel you picked out for me on RAKS ONLY USA Sept RAK #4 Mystery Crochet Item. You do wonderful work=)

papertreasures17 on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for the stinkin cute kitty Custom Swap Cards RAK! I love them! ❀️🐈

mejulia on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great envelopes from the August RAK, I love them.

grammypammy on Jul 20, 2021:


Thank you for the cute custom swap cards and the extra handmade envelopes! Love it all!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 16, 2021:


May God richly bless your marriage!

Hugs, Pam

TryshaH81 on Jul 14, 2021:

Thank you for the envies from June RAK #3

Kookielove on Jul 4, 2021:

CS: Profile Picture Friendship (Kookielove)

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Meisje on Jul 4, 2021:

CS: Profile picture friendship




Thanks for being a great swapbor friend β™₯

nancylee on Jul 2, 2021:

nWHS ~ 4th of July ~ Profile Deco

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