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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap R.13 sign ups 9/17-10/1, s/o 12/1 on: October 16, 2017 03:32:05 AM
I like a little snow but not tons and tons of it
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Yurt is just a fancy Tent on: October 10, 2017 03:32:34 AM
3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap R.13 sign ups 9/17-10/1, s/o 12/1 on: October 10, 2017 03:31:03 AM
Christmas memories? hmmm I have no idea how old I was, but I remember my parents putting up a cardboard fireplace so santa could come deliver toys. I remember buying into it completely.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Working Dress on: October 07, 2017 09:14:08 PM
Very cute!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 142 (October 2017) on: October 05, 2017 05:02:10 AM
Count me in, just need to lie down a bit before I can do questionnaire, and might have to wait a few days to claim. Had little bitty surgery, but feeling exhausted so back to bed for me.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 141 (September 2017) on: October 05, 2017 05:00:04 AM
Glad that bowl turned out so nice  - always a risk when ordering on line

I'm a little delayed in posting pictures, but finally have a few minutes since I am home today recovering from surgery (no big deal, all okay).

Here is the sweet pin cushion I received from La Chapa. Lovely color choices!

She also sent a couple toys for my cat Phoebe, who loves them! and a beautiful post card

I also received this gorgeous bag from Fishstix with a very handy dandy swifter cover too. The bag is huge and lovely and reversable to a wonderful solid blue but love the patterned side so much doubt I will be reversing it.

thank you both for the lovely packages!
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap R.13 sign ups 9/17-10/1, s/o 12/1 on: October 03, 2017 04:30:05 AM
Yay Partners! I'm a happy camper!
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap R.13 sign ups 9/17-10/1, s/o 12/1 on: September 27, 2017 07:02:10 PM
Questionnaire sent  Wink cant wait for partners!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 141 (September 2017) on: September 17, 2017 11:54:13 AM
Sunday seems to be my day to be here... taking a break from hand stitching a binding on a flannel rag quilt. It is going to take me forever! then again, I think I have been working on this quilt for about 2 years already so what is another couple months to get the binding done. I really need to get myself focused. I have a 9 patch that is nearly done being pieced (made with jelly rolls received in this swap) Grandma's flower garden with all the flowers started, just need to finish doing a row of white around each and then black 'sashing' hexies to go between the flowers, and now I am trying to start on the grandbaby's I-spy quilt even though I have these 3 others that need to be finished and the 17-yr-old going off to college next year and in need of a homey quilt to keep the love of her family close by each night. Yep, must focus.
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 141 (September 2017) on: September 17, 2017 11:47:55 AM
Sunday morning and I am back - claiming Smeddley for something purchased

3 claims, 0 sent, 0 received

About Me: My name is Laura and I live in Maryland with my husband, 3 kids, granddaughter, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and a box turtle.

For most things, I would prefer items inspired by my pinterest instead of exact duplicates.

We have no allergies here (other than awful ragweed allergies... but can't see that as much of an issue in swap packages). We have been having a go at switching from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet so probably better to stay away from foods unless they are vegan.

Please feel to claim me for anything on my Please make this for me boards on pinterest:

Anything inspired by something on my blue and white board is fair game too:

or really any board... I love pinterest surprises.

Favorite themes (love mashups!)
   - Firefly - Jayne is my favorite, as well as anything with just Serenity
   - Stitch, Toothless or Baymax (really love mash-ups)
   - Harry Potterish, favorite things are Dobby, SPEW, Neville, the word "Always"
   - Hobbits, the One Ring or relating to the Tree of Gondor
   - Princess Bride
   - Unseen University
   - Diet Mountain Dew
   - tea - I have a whole board of tea inspiration (https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/tea/)
   - Uncle Iroh (love the man! Love his philosophy, love his love of tea, love him)

BIG WISH: I am collecting fabrics for an eye spy ticker tape quilt. Would love a few squares/rectangles of fabric with a subject identifiable by a preschooler. anywhere in the 2"x2" to 4"x4" size. Please make sure there is at least .5" margin around the design.

Also Big Wish: I really love mugrugs & Coasters - need more for my new craftroom. Would love in any theme above or just blue or blue and white.

~ Wednesday & fridays are farmers market days - can always use more market bags - sewn, crocheted, whatever Smiley

~Tea caddy - painted? decoupaged? blue themes always loved or any of my favorite themes

~ tea containers, painted, decoupaged or whatever.

~ simple bags, purses or pouches - bonus points for a bit of embroidery to them. (if looking for inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-embroidered-bits/ and https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-sewn-bags-containters-pouc/)

~ blue quilted hot pads

~ oven mitts - all I have are super huge ones, would love fingertip style. As with most everything, I would love blue, but also happy to get something in a fun print like cupcakes, veggies or lobsters (named Jimmie, and never eaten)

~ Microwave bowl holders

~ Reusable swiffer covers

~ fabric, crochet or knit bowls, baskets, bins

~ Simple indigo placemats or napkins with subtle accents, like maybe a tiny smidge of embroidery, or a shell painted, stamped, appliqued in a corner, or maybe even a little bleach stenciling on it

~ Mismatched Coasters from any of the following literature/gaming/shows: Rick's Cafe, Prancing Pony, Green Dragon Inn, Founding Fathers,The Bronze, Dragonfly Inn, The Brick, McRory's, Leaky Cauldron, Three Broomsticks, The Pig and Whistle, Lion's Pride Inn, Hogs Head Inn,

~Tiny artwork - Embroidery, drawings, paintings - inchie, twinchie, rinchie sort of sizes. I'm sure it doesn't need to be said, but would prefer quality over quantity. One is more than enough if made with love and care
~Any sort of anything made from recycled Diet Mountain Dew cans, jewelry, bookmarks, wreath, box, anything
~Turtle cozies! My Tasha needs a cozy.
~The start of an altered journal
~zippered M&M's pouch

~ 1" hexies in blue - or blue and white, or just blue fabric cut for 1" hexies (2.5" squares)
~and just in case MissingWillow returns to this swap, or someone else takes up pottery, Pottery buttons with a blue black glaze or a japanese style tea cup or bowl made just for me

Favorite words/quotes - Ideal for stamping/stenciling on Jewelry, keychains, t-shirts, wall art or for embroidering/appliqueing/papercrafting onto sketchbooks/journals, bookmarks,
   - Always
   - Lies do not become us
   - Be the change (love so much it is now tattooed on my body)
   - Trust your story
   - Put one word after another until it is done
   - Inhale, Exhale, Repeat
   - Write drunk, edit sober
   - You can turn a phrase in to a weapon or a drug
   - As you wish
   - Inconceivable
   - Gorram
   - Serenity
   - Shiny
Supplies: (supply packages are very welcome and i'm very happy to get leftovers, scraps, bits and used)
        - Amazon wish list https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/BH87YKT5WINE/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
   - Sashiko stencils - I don't have any, so any would be great
   - Any stencils or precuts for EPP - any shapes and sizes. triangles, hexies (I have 1" & 1/2" punches), diamonds, dresden plate
   - quilting stencils - I don't have any, so any would be great
   - Any embroidery patterns from http://www.laurajperindesigns.net/american-quilt-collection.html
   - sketch pads, any and all sizes welcome
   - watercolor paper pads
   - tools to make paper punches - I have multiple hexagon sizes, butterflies and cupcakes - would like some others
   - scalpels - supposedly these are better for stencil cutting?

Fabrics   - Would love to get fabric jelly rolls - Any colors, not just blue, but then again, blue is awesome!
   - batik fabric - blues/greens/purples or any blends of those colors together
   - Any fabric in blues or blue and white, especially indigo shades.
   - fabric scraps - Would especially love a variety of 2"x12" or larger cuts in any pattern/color for a scrappy quilt.
   - solid Kona quilting fabrics in any colors, tho of course especially fond of blues
   - Large piece of high quality plain white cotton for shiborri dying

Thanks for looking!

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