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Date Joined: December 5, 2008
Last Online: March 29, 2015
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

About Me

I'm home and feeling a lot better though I'm still a little weak, but I missed trading and have fallen behind on rating. Rest assured, I will rate you all it just might take a day or two. My first priority is to get my swaps out. I missed two send dates during my illness and those will go first immediately followed by the two with a mail date of Oct. 4th, I should be able to make that one. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and patience. I really appreciate it.

Have one grown son, 3 grandchildren (age 5, 10 & 13 and I hate that they are growing up. I miss my babies. I'm a cat lover. Have only one currently, Finn, 3 years old, a rescue cat.
I love all things arts and crafts. But especially crochet, knitting, and ATCs and I'm really starting to like altered art.
I'm really looking forward to retirement in a few years. A time when spoiling my grandchildren will be my full time job.
I collect vintage linens, old books (pre 1940) and crochet patterns. Especially the old 10 cent books and toy patterns. I crochet, knit, sew a little, scrapbook, ATCs, spin and weave, though I don't weave as much as I used to. I tend to mix up my crafting, I love trying new things and then going back to the old and familiar.
Summers are short in Michigan, but I manage to have a small herb garden to play in.
I work full-time as a computer trainer and network administrator for a public library...but am looking forward to retirement in a couple of years. I really like making small things, I guess that's what drew me to ATCs in the first place.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is harp music; therefore, I listen to a lot of celtic CDs. I'm also a fan of Enya and classic rock.

Favorite Books

I love books! Never met a book I didn't like. But I do have some favorite authors such as Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts (just her trilogies), and MaryJanice Davidson. Although, I do read a variety of books and authors for my job. I really enjoy authors that make me laugh. I'm also a Harry Potter and Twilight fan. They are books I can enjoy AND share with my Grandchildren.

Favorite Television

I'm not a huge fan of TV since it takes me away from my crafts. But I do enjoy Two and a Half Men and Castle. I also like older sitcoms.

Favorite Crafts

Again, I love to crochet, knit, altered art, and ATCs. But I really like making small things, the smaller the better. I've made 2" jointed teddy bears in both crochet and fabric, my next challenge will be one that is 1" and I just sent for a pattern for a crocheted teddy that is only 1/2 inch high...we'll see if this one drives me completely crazy. I've also made doll clothes for the old 3"plastic baby dolls from the 50s. My granddaughter loves little things that fit in her hand, so I try to make her one of all my tiny things.
I enjoy collage in both fabric and paper. I want to start a fabric art journal this winter. My wish list just keeps a growin'. It will be another new experience for me. I don't always finish everything I start...but I always have to give things a try. That's how I found out I will never be an artist with brush or pen. I have no talent there, but I love the work of those who do have it.

About Me

I like fairies, anything celtic and blue. I'm a collector of bookmarks (been collecting since I was a child so I have lots!) and vintage linens, pretty things like dishes and silver, espeically anything handmade. I love thrift shops, antiques shops, auctions and other places where I might find some treasure. It's such a thrill to find something you really love, especially a new pin or fancy piece of linen., I buy almost every one I find, well, the reasonable ones. Some vintage jewelry can get pretty pricy. I love my herb garden and the outdoors (in the spring, summer and fall, but winter is not my favorite time to be outdoors.) I enjoy all flowers, though I'm not much of a gardener. I prefer plants that I can stick in the ground and they keep coming up year after year. That's probably why I like herb gardening. They're easy. In my retirement I'd like to move closer to my grandchildren and buy a small farm...small as it 5-10 acres! Just to have a little bit bigger garden, and a few animals. I currently live on a lake in a busy resort town. It's nice, but I'd like a little more quiet.

Things I like

I love:

*vintage ephemera

*Vintage linens

*Pottery bowls - the smaller ones

*Vintage Pins


*crochet patterns (pre 1985) especially toys, holiday and small household items.

*Pre 1960 advertising items, glasses, mugs, plates, tinware, even ashtrays(they make great candle holders), but no shot glasses please

*Anything with faeries on it.(not the little kiddie type faeries, but those that look like women).

*Herb prints, papers, notecards, just about anything with herbs on it.

*Some cat items, especially black and white cats or all black cats.

*Beads or interesting buttons (mostly vintage).

*Old books especially with interesting illustrations.

*Fiber for spinning or felting

*I'm a twilight fan, my favorite characters are Alice and Jasper.& Jacob but I do like all the characters.

Extras or not

I'm a real fan of getting something unexpected tucked in with my ATC, however, since I don't really know what medium many of my partners work in I don't often send extra supplies...instead I add an extra card or two. After all, if we're trading ATCs, you must collect them. And it increases my chances of sending a card you'll like. That's not to say I never include extras, if I have something I know my partner would like I'll include it. Or if I have extras of something I used in their swap, and they comment on it...I'm always happy to share.


I'm not too hard to please, but being human I do have some things I'm not crazy about.

*The color orange. Unless it's connected to Fall or Halloween.

*Intolerance in any form

*Anything about religion, I have one.

*Political views - again, I've already got my own,

*Crueltry in any form.


*Lima beans

*Liver - I hope I'm not offending any liver lovers out there, but I simply can't swallow the stuff.

*Mustard - both the taste and color

*Heat and Humidity (summers in Michigan can be horrid)


jojoanna rated for Halloween ATC Swap on Dec 1, 2010
Comment: I havent heard from her and she hasnt logged on since September :\ I hope all is alright. Will change rating if I receive something.
TryshaH81 rated for Random Twilight Item Swap on Nov 17, 2010
Comment: Its been two months for this swap now. I do hope your ok!
lulubiz rated for Gothic ATC on Nov 9, 2010
Comment: It's too bad I have to rate a 1. The lady doesn'tanswer PMs and hasn't been online since september. I hope she's doing well. I've been angeled by the wonderful Morticia. ;) Thank youuuuu !
Mojo rated for Cat ATC Swap - International on Oct 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks :) sorry for the late rating!
chris4art rated for Vinatge Halloween ATC's on Sep 29, 2010
Comment: Your ATC's are very beautiful; you did a great job. Thank you so much, very original.
barbie1950 rated for Vinatge Halloween ATC's on Sep 18, 2010
Comment: Love the vintage Atcs you made for me and all the extras too.. Thanks, Barbie
Jex rated for Eclipse Couples - Any or all on Sep 15, 2010
Comment: Yay! Thank you very much Kim, you make a great job with the ATC and thanks a lot for all the extras, I feel spoiled =D Everything is so useful, thanks a bunch!!!
egalite rated for Cat ATC Swap - International on Sep 14, 2010
Comment: Thank you! They were both very cute and well done. I like the felt accent flower!
groundhogstamper rated for Bird ATC on Sep 12, 2010
Comment: Wow! Two beautiful bird ATCs! Thank you so much. I really like your note card also.
Candyn29 rated for Beautiful Butterfly ATC on Aug 31, 2010
Comment: they are so pretty, thank you
Response: So glad you like them.
worxmama rated for Twilight Favorite Scene ATC on Aug 25, 2010
Comment: Thanks! I love the baseball scene too!
michelejeanne rated for Dolly Dingle ATC on Aug 23, 2010
Comment: Kim, great job on the ATC's! Thanks so much and for the extra one too!!! Hugs!
Comment: Wow, what a great book, I really LOVE it! It's the first one I have ever received and it really exceeds all expectations. Thank you SO much!! It is just beautiful.
Response: I'm sooo glad it arrived and that you like it. It was one of the most fun books I've made. Probably because I could make it out of things I love too.
Mamasch rated for Dolly Dingle ATC on Aug 22, 2010
zoobekka rated for Alphabet Series: X, Y & Z ATC's on Aug 20, 2010
Comment: Totally awesome work, thanks so much!!!
LeosMom4Life rated for Skull ATC ~ EDITED on Aug 17, 2010
Comment: THank you soo much I LOVE them ! Skulls Rock
mauiwahine rated for Skull ATC ~ EDITED on Aug 11, 2010
Comment: Impressive! Thanks very much for the skull ATCs.
Response: I'm so happy you like them. I look forward to trading again in the future.
stringofviolets rated for Character ATC: Jacob on Aug 10, 2010
Comment: Love these Jake cards, you picked great photos! They look awesome!
bizzles rated for Twilight Saga Pin on Aug 1, 2010
Comment: The pin was awesome! I wore it to work today and got a few comments about it! lol I liked the j and b charms as well... I think its a neat idea to put them on an altered journal.I may try that. Thankyou very much for the great swap once again!

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bizzles on Feb 17, 2021:

I still have some of the border pages you sent me all those years ago. I truly miss you Kim.

Izafelidae on Feb 13, 2013:

Hi there, I am going waaay back (you might not even be doing this anymore) and tracking my swaps' origins and destinations. I did a Favorite Vamps ATC w/ you in 2010. Can you please tell me your city/state please? I hope you are well.

bizzles on Nov 9, 2010:

Hey! i hope you are ok Kim!

bizzles on Sep 30, 2010:

Hello. Just wanted to stop by, say hi, and see how you are feeling. Better I hope!

bizzles on Sep 23, 2010:

My prayers are with you, and I hope you have a speedy and solid recovery.

KellyS on Sep 22, 2010:

Sorry to see you're in the hospital :( Hope you make a quick, full recovery.

TryshaH81 on Sep 22, 2010:

I'm so sorry to hear you are sick and in the hospital! I hope you get to feeling better real soon. Take care,Rest,Relax!!!

LNCorner on Sep 9, 2010:


Welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

stringofviolets on Sep 2, 2010:

Ahhh! Got those photos today! THANK YOU! Can't wait to use them!

TryshaH81 on Jul 24, 2010:

I wanted to Thank you again for the pics you sent me!! I can't thank you enough! They are awesome :)

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