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aleshapie

aleshapie
Date Joined: January 4, 2010
Last Online: September 5, 2013
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I have been an avid seamstress since the age of 4. The first thing I ever made on my own was a patchwork quilt that I designed my own pattern for at the age of six. Right now I am assembling a recycled thrift store felted cashmere sweater quilt. I cannot wait to curl up under it!!

Now I do just about anything crafty. I love to knit socks and scarves. OK, I love to knit anything EXCEPT big blankets that take forever and sweaters with too many seams...

I also dabble in scrapbooking and art journaling.

My kids' teachers know me as the go-to for "anything craft supplies" because I think I could start my own store...buttons, ribbons, fabric, yarn.

Favorite Books

I tend to read things related to my profession. I am an ICU nurse.

I love craft/knitting/sewing magazines and books for light reading. My favorite book right now is "Sewing Green" by Betz White.

About Me

I am in my mid-thirties with 3 children. Two girls, then my youngest is a boy. They are 16, 11 & 10.

I also work full time in the Medical Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit at a community hospital in my city. I have been an RN for over 14 years, most of which has been in critical care. (Dabbled for a bit in management...sheesh! That's for the birds!)

I have 2 dogs and a cat. While they do not sew or knit, they do like to include a momento of their presence now and again, so please understand, I am not always able to control the occassional pet hair...

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons...

Want: Canned Foods; Frozen PIZZA!!; Laundry stuff; Any sugary cereal...(3 kids...); Fruit snacks and lunch-size snacks Frozen Food; Tyson's meats; Any Coffee (Keurig K-cups) Cleaners; Iam's Pet food (cat and dog); Paper Products; GLUTEN FREE ANYTHING!

DO NOT WANT: Diapers or Baby stuff; Diabetic Supplies

Fabric Love

I tend to gravitate to pinks and reds... but lately I am also enjoying orange.

My favorite fabric combination is teal/aqua and red. Just stunning!

I love Feed Sack Fabric and am trying to enlarge my collection of 1930's reproduction fabrics.

Chevron Fabrics! Love, Love, Love!!

I am NOT a fan of Civil War reproduction fabrics or anything similar.

I am completely in love with cutsy-babyish Owls. Think Woodsy. Give a Hoot-Don't Polute!

I love linens and fabric of just about any kind, except not really a fan of synthetics. I have a rather large collection of quilting fabrics. But I also collect wool or cashmere thrift store sweaters to either unravel and reuse the yarn or to felt and cut up into other items.

My favorite thing to make usually involves some kind of pouch, purse, totebag or fabric-organizer-thingy. I like to transform old things into something new and different and then be able to say "Yeah, I really did make that!"

I would like to make another "I Spy" quilt with candies and cookies, or a "Jar" quilt with fruits. I have a few cute patterns that are just waiting for the right time and the perfect fabric.

Rainbow Dear Jane Quilt

I am "re-resolving" to make a Dear Jane Quilt in 2013 (ok, maybe 2014). I am planning to do the rainbow theme. Anyone have a good way to 'plan' the rainbow theme? I have the block patterns already.

Embroidery

I have been totally 'turned-on' by Zakka Style and Doodle Stitching! If you are confused, look them up! What a wonderful way to "waste time" (not that I have ANY time to waste...just the occassional spare hand...). I have been scouring flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops for vintage linens to embroider. Makes me feel "connected"!

Ratings

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Comment: In response to an email I sent out to all swap participants, I received an email from you on October 16, saying that at the end of August you had unexpected neck surgery and that you haven't been able to use your computer for that reason. You also said that you are now in the possession of 2 journals and that you would send them out within a week. Although I do understand how the neck surgery has complicated things, I'm not sure why you didn't drop from the swap before the sign up deadline (especially if you managed to get online at least to communicate your delay to swap partners from other swaps). It doesn't matter now, it's been more than 2 weeks after the send deadline and I haven't received anything. I know you said on October 16 you'd send it out within 1 week and the week hasn't ended yet, but I wanted to have this rating out there in the hope that you'll fix this. Should I receive the journal, I'll change this rating.
clkea rated for Stash Builder FQ swap -- Aug -- Pink on Oct 14, 2013
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Comment: I appreciate the email you sent on 9-1-13 letting me know about your unexpected surgery. However, I still haven't received the fabric and have had no other communication from you. I will change the rating once I get it.
craftycrocheter rated for Group A.Q. Mug Rug AUGUST on Oct 2, 2013
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Comment: I got an e-mail that you were going to be late, around the time the swap was to be sent- Aug. 31. When I hadn't heard from you I sent you a PM,on Sept 9, which has gone unread since you haven't logged in. The coordinator e-mailed you and got a response on Sept. 15, stating you had surgery and that you were just getting back to crafting. It is now Oct. 2 and I still haven't received the swap. Communication is lacking. I will rerate when the swap is received.
JLVerde rated for Stash Builder FQ swap -- Aug -- Pink on Sep 19, 2013
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Comment: Good communication on a personal issue you're having (I totally understand) but I still haven't received. Will gladly re-rate once I receive. (hope things are going well)
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Comment: Such a wonderful collection of fabrics. I never knew there were so many! Thank you!
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Comment: Oh my gosh where did you find such wonderful fabric?!?! I LOVE the Twizzlers as they are my favorite candy (these are the only sweets I get when I go to the movies!) Happy Swapping!
KimberlyJDC rated for Ribbon Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 20, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for such wonderful ribbons! I LOVED this swap as I am a little ribbon obsessed :-) I probably could have picked these up from you as I was in Glen Allen a few days ago. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: I love it Γ’β„’Β₯ So cute :) Thank YOU!!!
whit763 rated for SR- Fat Quarter swap on Aug 19, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty red fat quarter.
AliCrafter rated for Ribbon scavenger hunt #2 on Aug 17, 2013
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Comment: Lovely, lovely selection of ribbons. Thanks so much <3
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Comment: Pretty
Josiessecret rated for FF:Ear Bud Key Chain on Aug 10, 2013
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Comment: Love, love, love the keychain. Purple is right on the marker. And the earphones are a super cool extra. Thank you!!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely, coordinating navy fat quarters.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Navy fabrics!
LainieO rated for 1930's 12" fabric charms on Jul 31, 2013
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Comment: What fun prints! I can't wait to get started on my squares. Thanks so much. Great Swap Partner!
sweetpeamarie2003 rated for USA 2.5" charm swap on Jul 20, 2013
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mayercar rated for USA 2.5" charm swap on Jul 16, 2013
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Comment: Received the mini charms today. Thanks so much. Especially like the black and whites.
Tonieshell rated for Owl Fat quarter swap on Jul 11, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much I love the fabric
lexfrog rated for Owl Fat quarter swap on Jul 10, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the cute owl fabrics!
catchahug rated for polka dot fat quarter swap on Jun 29, 2013
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Comment: Thanks

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Comments

Lucine on Oct 20, 2013:

If you only could send any pocket journal of art journal you have. The journals belong to someone; please send those journals to the next person or to the owner. THank you!

anrtist on Oct 15, 2013:

Since you are PARTIALLY SUSPENDED you have been removed from the LLL & AQ Groups... & you have not responded to any of my communications about the AQ Group Mug Rug WTA you owe for Sept. to nanette. You still owe her a MUG RUG just as if you owed her a swap!

Amigirl on Oct 11, 2013:

You've been removed from the Ziplock Group. Once you've fixed your bad ratings, you can reapply by PMing me.

anrtist on Sep 16, 2013:

Hello AQ WTA Participant!!!!! I am so glad you did participate in the AUGUST WTA GAME but your mug rug hasn't been received yet! Will you please go in the group and post in this WTA Thread when you send/sent your Mug Rug to nanette. I also asked her to post there when & what she receives! Thanx for your help in making this a great group. Sept WTA is up too & swaps ;-) Blessings, cc

Mugsie on Sep 15, 2013:

I just received this email from @aleshapie .....Thank you for contacting me! I had sent an email a while back to all of my swap partners that I was going to be late, and to please understand. I had significant, unexpected, neck surgery on Aug 20th. I have just gotten to a point that I can actually sit at my machine and have picked out a very cool fabric that I am super excited to make her. Please forward this to her and let her know I plan to include extras for her patience. I hope I dont get a bunch of bad ratings as a result of this. :(

Mugsie on Aug 9, 2013:

Winner Takes All! Everyone puts their name in and I draw a winner, that winner gets something from everyone that has signed up. Every WTA is different. This one is for a mug rug. So the winner gets a handmade mug rug from everyone that has signed up! I hope that helps.....Kelly :)

biasbabe on Jan 26, 2010:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

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