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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: embroidered Gallifreyan baby quilt (15 images) on: Today at 09:39:59 AM

Had to laugh at your self-shaming...heck, we all do things like that (I use pencil on embroidery and other "no-nos" Grin)...you did what you had to do to make this beautiful and cherished gift for a friend...

love your process story, and the finished quilt...I hope the baby will get to use it someday, maybe as a young adult? ha

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Prince Costume for Ken Doll on: Today at 09:28:00 AM
You can have watermarks on your photos...just not ones that link to sites selling or that direct you to blogs.

I would love to see the accessories you made.

Ken looks quite dashing--and your details are wonderful!
3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2014 - SO 11/12/14 on: Today at 09:21:33 AM
Due to the unusual snowstorms, I have been getting notifications of delays with my packages out for swaps...most are only one day, so that is good!

Moderator Comment Late senders: remember that with the holidays, shipping can be delayed so get a going so your partners can join in the fun Dec 1!
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2014 - SO 11/12/14 on: Today at 07:27:59 AM
lol My brother asked me if I was just going to open them all up at once...uh, tempting, but NO! That is what he would do, he is such a kid!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 109 (November 2014) on: Today at 07:16:50 AM
I claim kittykill for bootcuffs!

This is my second claim, due December 5th.


Hi, my name is Linda.  I live near Hershey, PA on a forested piece of land with my husband, three cats and an old black lab.  
I love to sew and knit but have little time for art so most of the things I want are things to brighten my day and my workspace.  I joined this swap because I enjoy the company and I also see lots of things I want to make but have no reason to make them for myself.

I am not allergic to anything.

I want whomever selects me to do their own thing...I enjoy almost all styles except I am not really into cutesy, animation, etc.

My favorite colors are red, black, and earth tones: greens, blues, browns, golds. I mostly wear bright colors, but my home is more neutral and earthy.

I also prefer smaller things as I am trying to display a lot in limited space.  I have tons of wall space.

Here is my limited list.  I have a Pinterest account, but most of the stuff there are things I want to make, not receive.   I'll be working on updating a new board as the year progresses
for things I want similar...I prefer not to have anything copied as I respect the original artist and want you to develop your own style with Pinterest as inspiration only.

 *** help me with Christmas!*****

I really want to give my sister a hoop that is related to grammar. I suck at embroidering words.  I like the one that says, "I am silently correcting your grammar", or anything along this line!

My brother really needs a t-shirt, XL, that says "BOB--enough said"...in black or dark colors...it is a private joke in our family!


NOTECARDS -- just decorated or with "Thank you" on them---I go through a ton of these due to swapping and making gifts for family and friends...no oversized ones due to postal costs...just simple regular ones

thanks smileyyogini!

HEARTS--I have collected these from Craftsters for years...I hang them on a string in my craft room...so anything that can be clipped to a string would be great: felt, knitted, crocheted, paper

INCHIES - I want to do an alphabet sampler...right now, I have none, so pick a letter or two and I will scratch them off...I would like a variety of styles from different people, so no more than 3 or 4 from one person, please
I also love bugs, cats, the color red, and graphic designs...chevrons, dots, stripes, etc.

        What I have so far: A, B, C, F, H, J, L, M, O, Z

ATC's--Here I want to do my full name so I need letters!  I have the following letters already "L(2)" ,"D","E", "S"...I need the following: I, E(2), B, O, L, R,  N,  A, S --any style would be great!  I REALLY WANT TO FINISH MY NAME TO DECORATE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM!!!
-my themes are: the color red, Asian-themed, insects, sewing, vintage, circus,

Please ask me before doing this one as I need to check to see which letters I am missing!

thanks smileyyogini!

ART FOR MY WALLS...I am trying to cover my entire craft room with wall art...hoops, watercolors, etc. Anything not too big so I can fit a lot more artists...say nothing bigger than about 8x10..I prefer smaller, if possible - no limit on the amount of art, so please keep claiming this if you are so inclined!   Grin

JEWELRY--I love wearing longer necklaces ...I like pendants and funky pieces that make people ask about the piece--I don't want anything too dainty that will get lost in the background...but I don't want to look like MC Hammer, either! Bracelets are fine as long as they do not clang!  I am at a keyboard all day, so that would irritate me!

T-shirts:  I have lost a bunch of weight so now I feel comfortable wearing t-shirts!  I prefer them a bit large, so L- XL would be perfect.  I can wear t-shirts to work as long as they are not rude or political...at home, of course, the ruder the better! Need sleeves.

Some I would love: http://uk.pinterest.com/pin/230035493441751279/



BOOKMARKS are always welcome in my house...

Hand printed fabrics are always welcome

I like postcards and stuff unique to the area you live in...this could include local coffees, teas, candy

OTHER: any type of pin or brooch for my plain coats--felted, crocheted, sewn, jewelry...I just love wearing pins on everything! I also love felted small ornaments or pins.

STAMPS:  I would like any kind of hand carved stamp for my own art...it does not have to be huge. I love Dr. Who motifs or nature motifs or plain graphics

PINCUSHIONS:  I have quite a collection, but would love one that goes on my sewing machine or a cute picture frame one--my fav would be a red picture frame!

HOME DECOR:  I have made a resolution to decorate for the holidays...I have two fireplaces, so anything to decorate for the holidays would be great.
I would like Valentines stuff or Halloween stuff or even Mardi Gras--wreaths, buntings, whatever is cute and can be displayed on a mantel! St. Patricks day and 4th of July/Memorial Day would be great...Christmas anytime!

MICROWABLE BOWL HOLDERS:  I know, I know...I sew but just have not made these! Could use all sorts of bowl sizes.

CAR SEAT ORGANIZER or Trash Bag!:  I have to have certain papers in my car at all times so I would love something hanging on the back seat to hold a file folder and a few other things like tissues, trash bags, etc.

PROJECT BAGS:  what can I say...I love to knit and have several projects going at once...I would love some smaller fabric buckets, only large enough to hold a ball of yarn...with a drawstring top and a loop so I can put it on my wrist...I like knitting while standing in lines or sitting at the doctor's...

Coffee -related items: I would adore a coffee hoop--..or any kind of saying, t-shirt, etc. with something coffee...coffee fabrics?

I received three and could show them to you if you pick to make me one of these.

Felted journal cover, needlebook, ANYTHING--can be needle felted or wet felted...I love the textures of this  craft

Fabric journal pages - 4x6...please make the actual page 4.5 x 6 as I plan on binding my journal...any style...I want your style!

Felt food...I have a new obsession...

Cat toys!  Crochet, felt, fabric....my cats are driving me crazy because they can't go out in this horrible snow!  I have been giving them corks to play with, but my dog chews them up to bits...so, any kind of cat toy would be fabulous!

Prayer flags... I love these!

Quilt blocks--12-1/2x12-1/2 size...I want to do a random block quilt and need about 9 of these! Grin  I would love stars, pinwheels, with white backgrounds


1. I would love hand spun or hand dyed yarns in a quantity large enough to at least make a cowl...preferably done by you!

2. Solid colored fabrics, prefer Kona, but any good quality for quilting would be fabulous

3. Sharpies, colored pencils, watercolor pencils...any color, even one or two would help

4. Embroidery hoops, organizer things...my floss is a mess!

5. Small random stamps or hole punches...I have so few of these...

6. Halloween or Christmas related supplies: skulls, ribbons, small figures,

7. Hexie forms--I like the little tiny ones or the 1-1/2 inch ones

8. colored ink pads--I have red and blue and black

9. Cotton yarn in small amounts for trims, etc.  I have no need for those huge skeins for dishcloths.

10. any charms leftover, random beads, etc. I don't make jewelry, but I use these in my collages.

I can't think of anything else right now that I need..I will add as I go! Promise!

I have a limited Pinterest so feel free to ask if you see anything I might like that you want to make.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: 3D Bug Swap - Gallery on: Today at 07:06:38 AM
*swoon*  What a fabulous book!  You could print the plates on fabric and then embellishment them...oh man, I love the dung beetles one...but since I have mantis in my yard, that one is a winner as well...can I come over to see the rest? Grin
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Card Wallet (and matching biz card) on: Today at 07:03:30 AM
You can say that! Grin

yeah--pretty fantastic...the process and the end project...

As a Buffy and Angel Fan, this is pretty practical and wonderful...let's just say, IT ROCKS!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tree pendant on: Today at 06:57:54 AM
beautiful--lovely shading with the black to bring out the colors...

even the wood on the background is gorgeous!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-2014 on: Today at 06:53:31 AM
jexxican--your stitching is lovely!  I like your ideas for future stitching, too...

What type of tea towels do you guys use for your needlework?  Linen?  Do they actually get used or are they for decor?

I am asking because I thought about buying fabric to make some and then embellishing them...I am not a proficient stitcher so I don't want to ruin anything too expensive! Grin

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Okapi on: Today at 06:47:39 AM
Posting pieces like this also helps to raise awareness and educates...I did not know they were endangered...it would be a shame to lose this creature...thanks for all the postings about the okapi and sharing this information...
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