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Topic: Meet Our Super Swappers underthemountain and Homerof2!!  (Read 9878 times)
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« on: March 15, 2013 03:27:02 PM »


The month of March is National Craft month and we would like to give a shout out to some of our swapping Superstars!  You will likely recognize our top 2 Craftster swappers from around the boards, underthemountain (formerly atsuko) and Homerof2 who have participated in an astounding 303 swaps between the two of them!!  We asked them a few questions in a rare non-swapping moment about their lives and time on Craftster Smiley


underthemountain joined Craftster in March 2006 and became a FOC in August 2006.  She has participated in an impressive 157 swaps!

Tell us about yourself
Craftster has renewed my belief that people are kind and good.  I have met so many wonderful and generous people here.  My daughter Lana has been raised on Craftster love (she was 2 when I joined) and has enjoyed so many wonderful goodies from her Craftster Aunties.  She has learned what a joyful thing it is to make something for someone and I am proud to say that she is a mini Craftster in the making.  Thank you Craftsters for making our world a better place!!

What do you like to make?
I like to a variety of items: pottery, jewellery, felt food, amigurumi, bake.  I've been making jewellery for 20+ years and enjoy it, but my true passion is hand building clay.  I loved it so much that I almost left my Ph.D. program to get my M.F.A.

What do you enjoy the most about swapping?  
Meeting and making new friends is my favorite part about swapping.  It is also so much fun to see new techniques and receive goodies that I can't make myself.


Homerof2 became a member of Craftster on January 19, 2006.  She has participated in an amazing 146 swaps!

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I'm 47 and I've been married to the greatest man in the entire world for 27 years.  We have two sons, both in their 20s, and a beautiful daughter-in-law.  I work two days a week as a receptionist in a walk-in doctors office (I like to say I work part-time but one friend likes to call me 'semi-retired'.)  My mom taught me to crochet and cross stitch when I was quite young, I learned to sew in grade 8 and I taught myself to knit last November (yeah You Tube.)  When my sons were younger, I sewed all their clothes as well as dress shirts and sweatshirts for my husband.  Looking back at pictures now, I realize just how much my husband must love me because I loved bright colors on my boys and used to make matching sweatshirts for all 3 of them and he actually wore them in public!  I'm still in love with bright colors.

What do you like to make?

Quilts of all sizes, Crochet and Knit projects, Hoops (embroidered and cross stitched)  My newest craft is making ATCs and they are so much fun.

What do you enjoy the most about swapping?

When I first starting swapping over the internet (more than 15 years ago) it was the novelty of doing something new, something none of my friends had ever heard about and sending to foreign countries but now it's for the fun of making items for others.  Honestly, it's become giving is better than getting (don't get me wrong, I've received many wonderful items over the years) but I have more than I need and I'd be very happy to just make and send items.


Thank you for sharing with us and congratulations on your impressive swapping history!!





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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013 03:27:12 PM »

We would also like to congratulate the rest of our Craftster members who have 100 or more swaps!

loves2experiment     142
superhooker     135
Goatgoddess     129
alteredmommy     126
crazyda79      126
rackycoo     126
TheSapphireMoon     123
psyche     121
RebelTrendsetter     121
A2K     120
lindyv321     116
sevsonlygirl     116
babalina58     114
ptarmic wumpus     113
Phizzychick     112
lapoli     111
Twiztidblood     111
gala_apples     110
Smmarrt     108
frosty772     106
SarahJ2001     103
Avesthel     102
pinkleo     102
calluna     100
redstar13     100

Thank you to all who make our swapping community a fun place to be!  If you haven't yet joined a swap on Craftster, check out the many different swaps found on the Craft Swap board Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013 04:42:33 PM »

Congrats underthemountain and homerof2!!!  I have had the amazing pleasure to swap with underthemountain a few times and she is beyond awesome!!!!  I can't wait to get to 100 swaps!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013 04:47:09 PM »

a worthy aspiration in my opinion Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013 04:52:55 PM »

Wow, congratulations!  Imagine all of the wonderful items that circled the globe due to these amazing swappers!
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013 04:55:11 PM »

Congrats UTM and Homerof2!

And thanks for the honorable mention! I can't believe I'm nearly in the top 10 lol Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013 05:25:49 PM »

So my burning question is have underthemountain and Homerof2 ever swapped with each other?
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013 05:33:12 PM »

This is so impressive!!! I've been in at least a couple of swaps with both of these super swappers and happen to know that they are lovely ladies and great swap partners Smiley.

Hmmm, I was telling myself I needed a swap break since work is so busy but this is really making me want to browse the open swap board Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013 06:08:34 PM »

Wow!  that's a lot of swaps!! such wonderful women too.  I've been lucky to swap with Homerof2 twice!  I've yet to swap with Underthemountain, but maybe I'll join a few more swaps and hope!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013 06:24:36 PM »

What a great list of superstar swappers!! Smiley  I can't believe I've been in over 100 swaps!  I remember my very first swap and the fab organiser I had for my 2nd swap. Smiley

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