Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2024 10:17 pm


Date Joined: November 25, 2011
Last Online: October 5, 2021
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

Quilting: Love modern fabrics, solids, polka dots, checks, and fabric with words, birds and numbers. I think aqua and red together and black, yellow, white combinations are adorable. That said, I can never settle on a particular style so my stash is full of varied fabrics and all colors. Currently on a mission to complete all my unfinished projects (19 at last count).

I like to piece more than quilt so I usually have a few finished tops hanging out in the closet, guess I should work on that! I have been sewing since 1968 (yikes!) and have the unfinished projects to prove it:)

Embroidery: Better at hand than machine but there is still hope. Love, love, love Crab-apple Hill embroidery patterns. Recently finished embroidery on "Hocuspocusville" and looking for a new project.

Paper Crafts:

Discovered I really enjoy making and receiving handmade envies and mail art! It is so fun to mail something in unique packaging! I've also become a tape fiend, most of the packages I send out have been through my extreme taping program:)

I am so grateful for the wonderful, inspiring and encouraging paper crafters on Swap Bot that are always willing to offer advice. What a great group!

About Me

I am fortunate to belong to three active quilt guilds, Louisville Nimble Thimbles, Louisville Modern Quilt Guild and Desert Quilters of Nevada.

I'm married, 60ish, and we are a non-smoking household. We have a new pup in our household. He is just over a year old and full of inquisitive energy!

I promise to mail my swaps out on time and have never not mailed a swap. I will try to do the best job I can on your swap and will sometimes mail on the last day possible, fussing over it to the very end.

I want to spread happiness with my swap packages, if you are disappointed for any reason, let me know and I will try to make it right. Thank you for giving me this consideration.

I enjoy sending my swap partners extras usually based on their profile (or the swap). I generally send with delivery tracking and eagerly await my rating so please rate my swaps. I will PM you if you have not rated my swap, even with Tracking, I want to make sure it was received. If you do not receive my swap, please let me know before posting a bad rating, and I will gladly resend.

I will promptly post a rating for you and I rate by Swap-Bot rules. I understand packages get lost in the mail and will not leave a bad rating for you until I have tried to reach you first.

I have a huge collection of blank, older Las Vegas postcards. If you would like one, send me a message with your address and I am happy to share.

My Likes

Wide front porches, sunrise, big trees, quilts hanging on a clothesline, church, warm sandy beaches, Jimmy Buffett music, skeleton keys, sewing with friends, bumblebees, cornhole, antique shops, flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores, college football, sleeping outside, words and lettering, kindness, tailgating, making lists, handmade gifts for no reason, wind, rain, thunder, lightening, vintage, shabby, and antique stuff, garlands and banners, the scent of pinesol, bonfires, going to a hockey or baseball game, Halloween and Christmas, old books, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, honesty, pizza, autumn, Werthers, chai, adirondack chairs and porch swings, red wine, parades, laughter, polar bears, twizzlers, organizing, diversity, integrity, quality fabrics, clothespins, history, big dogs, positive people, silence, and old Smokey the Bear stuff. There are far more things I like than dislike so watch this section grow:)

My Dislikes

Dishonesty, laziness, negativity, Sun Bonnet Sue, Sam and anyone else in the Sun Bonnet family, disorganization, rude drivers, gossip and drama, intolerance, the smell of smoke unless its from a bonfire (see above), littering, clowns, and flying monkeys.

My personal promise

Groups: I join Groups that look interesting to me. If, after a while, I find I am not participating in a group, I will remove myself. Group Founders, please do not be offended, I just feel if I am going to be a part of your group, I need to participate and be a worthwhile member.

Please never be concerned about sending something I might not like. I recycle and reuse so I hope you wouldn't be offended if I share something you sent me (that I can't use) with someone else.

Trying new crafts!

So much fun in learning something new! Other botters have been more than generous in sharing supplies, tips, tricks, and tutorials. Their encouragement is pushing me forward into new crafting/artistic areas daily. Thank you!

Swap specific

These are just suggestions for specific Swaps I am participating in now, in the past or possbily in the future, not a demand for certain items. Something you do well that may introduce me to a new craft is always welcome.

Washi Tape

Buttons and decorative brads

Paper piecing patterns

Perle cotton embroidery floss

Crochet flowers

Felted wool, or wool felt,any colors and size

Graphic 45, BoBunny, My Minds Eye papers and stickers

Old cutting quilt (or parts of) to use in craft projects.

Velvet and old chenille bedspreads, big or small, even small pieces

Laura Heine and Crab-apple Hill patterns

Love middle of the road Halloween, not super cutesy or super gory.

Any Christmas colors, bright red, burgundy, lime green, blue, silver, gold, we decorate with them all! Vintage elves, santa, snowmen, and nativity sets.

Fabric: aqua, red, yellows, gray, black tone on tone, cream or white tone on tone, lime green, oranges, purples, pinks, prefer darker/brighter colors over pastel shades. Solid cottons are always a good choice! Any polka dot, bird prints, or fabric with words. Not a huge fan of mauve, peach, or neons. Love good quality 100% cotton, Moda, Amy Butler, Riley Blake, Bonnie and Camille, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry and Robert Kaufman lines are some of my favorites. Any batik is a good batik in my opinion.

My DH is a huge Ohio State football fan. If you have something OSU, old, new, whatever and would like to do a private swap, please contact me. Thanks!

Thank you for reading my profile! Last profile update:10/5/21


LahDeeDah rated for NT: Stitched Mandala on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: THIS is how to make a swap extra special! Your mandalas are really pretty and the extras you included are perfection. Thank you so much for everything! A zilllion hearts for you :-)
luckycharms rated for Christmas Elves 2019 on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Brenda, You are amazing!!!!! Thank you so much for the my box of Christmas Cheer! I Love everything, you have truly spoiled me!!!! The macaron baking kit is awesome, I can't wait to try it out!..The sizzix Bigz Die is something I have been wanting too!!!! The gnomes are truly a work of Art! I wish you could have seen the smile on my face!!!!! You are so very talented and a great friend to create him for me!!!! I will put him out for all to see and will think of you each time I pass by!!!! Thank you for continuing our annual Christmas swap and I hope to see you around swapping more this coming year!!! I hope you and the family have a New Year that brings lot of Love, Joy and Laughter!!!
Response: You are so very welcome and thank you for the kind comments. So glad you liked the Nisse, I fell in love with him! As always thank you for setting up all the "swap stuff", I look forward to it every year! May 2020 be all the good you desire!
Mugsie rated for NFSC: Fat Quarter and a Note on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Hi Brenda, thank you so very much for the FABULOUS fabrics ~ I love them both but especially the one with the words all of it! Thank you again ~ XO Kelly
Response: You are very welcome! Fabric with words is one of my favorite, sew glad you like it. Thanks for the great rate!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Kandinsky Circles on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: I LOVE the Kandinsky circle you made for me! It's awesome! Also thank you for the great material and the fun brads. It was a happy mail day for me!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. First time I've made one and it was a lot of fun. Appreciate the great rate!
perkl8r rated for QC: Word Prints on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: beautiful! I have not seen any of these before, and i love them. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for rating so quickly! This is a fun swap. I found a pattern for an 8 inch star block using 1 10x10 piece (and background).
junemoon rated for QC: Word Prints on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Brenda for your generous pieces with words on them. They'll be fun to use.
Response: You're welcome and I'm glad you will be able to use them. Appreciate you rating so quickly (and the heart too!)
perkl8r rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: thank you Brenda.....love the button Bingo
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for hosting the swap and for the heart rate.
Turtle17 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful charm squares. Welcome back 😊
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the great rating and welcome back to you too!
luckycharms rated for Christmas Elves 2016 on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: I LOVE the way you wrapped my gifts!!!! That alone should have a million hearts (You are so creative)... I am waiting for Christmas to open, but will come back and thank you properly.. I hope you and your Family Have a wonderful Christmas!!!! {{{Hugs}}}...01/03/17 Brenda, Thank you so very much!!!, besides the festive wrapping, everything in side was just as amazing!!! I LOVE the cardinal night light, (had to hide it from my Mother, she kept trying to sneak it away. lol), the angled spatula, was god send for the 2 cakes I had to frost, I don't know how I got by without one for so long!! the corer, recipe cards and towel love love, and I can't wait to work with the house molds!!! Thank you so much for making my Christmas so special!!.. I hope your 2017 will be as wonderful as you!!!
Response: I am so sorry, I just realized I never responded to your sweet comments! It was a joy shopping for you and I am so glad you liked everything. 2 years in a row, I am hoping this swap becomes an annual tradition! Thank you my friend for the great rate, wishing you and your family a fabulous 2017!
Comment: Thank you for your card and Washi samples. Happy Hoidays.
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for rating so quickly. Happiest of Holidays to you too ♥
Calliope rated for FF: Fabric Scrap Gift Tags on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tags, and the wonderful fabric. I wish I could give you more than one heart. You're tags are really beautiful, I am keeping a couple of them to use in my journals as bookmarks. Amazing work. Thank you again. Happy crafting, and have a beautiful week.
Response: You're welcome and your kind comments really made my day! I'm glad you liked the tags, this was a super fun swap to put together. Thank you again for the great rate ♥
perkl8r rated for FF: A Little FQ Swap in Aqua (USA) on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: pretty, pretty, pretty, thank you Brenda!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for rating so quickly ♥
wolfeagle rated for TPD Mystery Supply Swap #7 on Jul 1, 2016
Comment: Absolutely stunning cards. Thank you so much. The fabric and cards are also in my favorite color and the mini scissors are so stinking cute! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad you liked them. Your kind comments really made my day. Thank you for the great rate ♥
HeideC rated for FF: Fabric Stamps on Jun 30, 2016
Comment: Great Stamps! I love them!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the ♥ rate!
Comment: Thank you for the charms and the fat quarters - I already have plans for them!
Response: You're welcome! Happy you will be able to put them to use. Thank you for the ♥ rate.
orangekittens rated for Wow: Wide Washi on Jun 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful washi tape and extras. I love them.
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the great ♥ rate!
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! Everything was great and packaged so nicely. The peacock address labels especially put a huge grin on my face! :)
Response: You're welcome! So glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the ♥ rate. Happy swapping!
luckycharms rated for Something-Thrift on Jun 5, 2016
Comment: Brenda , Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!! Each gift so pretty and wrapped, and I just shoved mine in a box :(, girl you put me to shame!!!!..... I love the napkin holder, which will be prefect for our summer cookouts. The napkins are AWESOME!!!!!, The cookbook will be fun to try a new recipe....The punch is a great new toy to play with and the card holder is so cute!!!.... Thank you again for my great goodies and for coming up with this swap idea!!!!!!.... P.S. The tote was perfect for me to pack everything I had to carry over to my parents house for my Mom's Birthday yesterday..{{{SMILE}}}
Response: You are so very welcome! I had so much fun shopping and couldn't resist those IKEA goodies. Glad you liked it all. Thank you for always being willing to host our swaps...you're the best! ♥
Comment: Loved everything. The colors are very vibrant. Thanks for swapping dear.
Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for hosting this swap and for the great rate ♥
gooddog56 rated for TPD - Mystery Supply #6 on Apr 2, 2016
Comment: It was my lucky day when you got my name for this swap! What a nice swap package--thank you for everything--I love the postage theme...the little box is great, I will keep small treasures in it. Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are so kind and very welcome! I'm glad you liked the little box. I love these challenges you host! Thank you for the great rate ♥

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LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:


HippieChick on Aug 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the amazing envelope of goodness for the Needle and Thread group tag game! All the flag blanks are fabulous and I can't wait to start stitching. I feel so blessed. :)

jinxspinx on Jun 21, 2019:

WOW!!! Thank you so much for the STUFFED flat rate box of PIF goodies from the Needle and thread tag.

I am very inspired to use these! Thank you, also, because i can tell you checked my profile and also included some things you knew i would squeal with joy over! Totally made my day!!!!

luckycharms on May 11, 2019:

happy Mothers day

luckycharms on Jan 10, 2019:

happy birthday

Hello!!! I missed you the pass few months!! Hope you are all settled in and had a wonderful Birthday in your new home!!!


CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

I hope you are enjoying your new Home!!!

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


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