Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 4:25 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me

11/10/16 I will be out of town from Friday afternoon(11/11) til Sunday afternoon (11/13) for a church retreat. I will answer any messages when I return. Thanks.

I want to let everyone know that I have not flaked on any swaps. I had a lot going on with my family and had to be out of town for a time, When I got back I messaged a few people that I was back on course then I got hit with a bout of arthritis. Thank God for pain pills - I'm able to move again. I think it was because of dealing with 4 little ones for a week. I have completed a few things that I plan to mail out today. Just know that if I owe you a swap you will get it. I have never gotten this far behind before and I will get caught up. Thank you all for your patience with me.

I'm 60 years old, newly retired from 20 years with Walmart. I now work part time for Lifeway Christian Stores. I have been married to my wonderful Hubby for 35 years this year. We never had any children of our own but we helped raise my little sister who was only 3 when our mother passed away. She now has 6 children and 2 step children ranging in age from 23 down to 6 years old. You know the saying "If I had known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first" Well, we did that. I love them all (even the ones who are now taller than me and make fun of me because of it). They are just like our own. I love all types of crafts and hobbies. I love all colors but the greatest of all of course is purple. Scrapbooking, book making, journaling and paper crafts seem to be what I've been working on most lately. I also started quilting in 1998. I love swapping with others. I love snail mail. I do not have a URL or website. I guess I need to find out what that is. Please e-mail me with any other information that you need.

Favorite Music

I like most all types of music. I listen mostly to contemporary christian and southern gospel. I also like country and rock oldies. The only things I really do not like is hip hop/rap and jazz.

Favorite Books

Again, I like some of all types of books. Most of the books I have read lately are fiction books set in biblical times. I also like: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Earlene Fowler, Robin Carr, Sheryl Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, And Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite Movies

There's too many to list here but some of my favorites are Sound of Music, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Independence Day, Star Wars, The Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, (yes, I do like Harrison Ford) and several John Wayne movies just to name a few. We watched "God's Not Dead" last night and it was really good.

Favorite Television

Castle, Forever, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Dancing With The Stars, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and American Idol.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Embroidery, Scrapbook/journal making, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making, Photography and I'm working on learning to do more artsy things. I'm not a true artist but I have been playing with the art journaling, zentangle/doodling crafts lately.I'm getting pretty good at drawing things that do not need to be identified as a object. When I need specific shapes, stamps and stencils are my friends. I also like to look for things that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Example: I found a cell phone case with an interesting cutout design and I bought it for a stencil. I make angels out of the net bath puffs on a string. Things like that. A challenge for the brain.

Favorite Colors

Purple is the #1 color in my opinion but I like all colors. In fabrics I tend to gravitate towards blues as my second choice. I'm not sure why unless it's because it is my Hubby's favorite. Lately I'm drawn to bright colors- oranges, yellows, bright greens, teals, etc. I like all shades from pastels to jewel tones. Really the only color I do not like is gold. I'm not referring to metallic gold but the golds that are just beyond mustard to baby poo.I just can't stand them.

Stuff I Like

Fabrics, Quilting and sewing supplies and patterns, Papers (colored, patterned, embossed, specialty, you name it.) I love anything paper. Paper clips, Brads, Postcards, Ephemera, Interesting cutouts from magazines, Die cuts, Tags, Beads, Buttons, Laces, Trims, Jewelry supplies, Bracelets (even the plastic ones), Washi tape. Stamps, Stencils, used Postage stamps, Pens, Pencils, Markers, Colors, Paints, Glues, Books, both for reading and for crafting with, Bookmarks, Threads, Flosses, Unique fibers, and Specialty yarns, Chocolate.

I'm trying to convince Hubby that I need an Office Depot for my birthday and a Hobby Lobby for Christmas. He's trying to win the lottery for me.


Angels, Butterflies, Teapots and cup and saucer sets, Lighthouses.

Stuff I Do Not Like

Scented items (allergies), Body sprays and lotions, bath products, (Again, allergies), Coffees and Teas, (Diet Coke is my addiction) Mint candy.


Leftie rated for #4 Profile Quote on May 25, 2018
Comment: ❤️ Please charge late rating to my head not my heart!
DRMOM rated for MAE - Two Different on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the well made envelopes. Great size too. I am envious of the tea cup stamp. Thank you for the pretty extras. I will probably hoard it all. Happy swappin'
lostinavalon rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - April on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your gift! It's in my stocking!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Bits of Ribbon - US only on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending such a lovely assortment of ribbon and for packaging it all so wonderfully!
StwbyQT rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you! ♥️
Comment: Your pretty envies we're more precise than mine were. Thank you for a nice swap.
katmandu rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute kitty card and the quote couldn't be more perfect!
Comment: I love swapping with you!!!!!!!!!
24Donna rated for Bible Study on Forgiveness on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Also thank you for the extras very special envelope! Indiana summer has hit us as well, not 99 but humid! God bless!
24Donna rated for Bible Study ~ Overcoming Loneliness on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Your prayer for me, blessed me so much! The extras thank you! I worked for a Christian bookstore a few years back, I’ll be praying for you as you start the studies! God bless you!
craftykat68 rated for Prayer Request Cards 3X5 #3 on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing an I will keep you in my prayers!!Love the pretty request card you sent with the bird!!
butterflystampede rated for Theme: Butterflies on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I love that card with the big pink and gold butterfly. Sounds like you have quite a lovely butterfly collection. Thanks for the note.
MisplacedfromPA rated for Advent calendar #6 USA on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I placed them on my cedar chest to open at Christmas. Have a great week.
LegacyHardware rated for B&W PCs MAY on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks Diane - Mr Adams images are breathtaking!
paperlover rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #3 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Salome PC. I love looking at quilts. I can't make them but I enjoy looking at all the details on them
christy102194 rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 20, 2018
Comment: What a cutie!
kssunlover1947 rated for MAE-Polka Dot Envelopes on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty polka-Dot envelopes. and the paper extras.
Comment: Thank you so much for my paper bag envelopes and stationery. The card is really beautiful, I’m so sorry I didn’t get what you first sent, but I so appreciate what I just received! Love the ATC papers, too. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so happy that you finally received it and that you liked them. They were fun to make. I tried to do embossing on the first envelope I made. The brown paper just grabbed the embossing powder and you lost your design in it. Lesson learned. LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm sorry but I'm not sure what I did wrong. I'm not finding a message from you anywhere. I made an envelope with stationary and an envelop with a card and an envelope to mail in. Did I leave something out. If you just was not pleased with it please let me know and I will be glad to remake it.
MissBrenda rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
reauk rated for CALG;Folded And Mail Letter. on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter

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AmericanHeiress on May 24, 2018:

Hi Fabriqueen, I have left you several PM's please respond so I know how to move forward thanks so much

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on May 15, 2018:

OH I forgot to add to my rating, I m sorry for the late rate I just received today, I have no idea what took over 2 weeks LOL. I am so sorry

shannonlinde on May 4, 2018:

Good Morning, Diane!! I am using some quilt fabric you sent to me in a swap and just love it!! I think of you often as I see treasures you have sent me over the years. Especially one plaque that hangs in my sewing room! I hope you have a wonderful day!! You put so much heart into each swap you send and it really shows! xoxo Shannon

myancey on Apr 27, 2018:

Please check your messages. Sent u 20q email. Thanks. Have a great day!

Wildchild on Apr 10, 2018:


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njstauter on Apr 10, 2018:

Hey Diane, thanks for the Profile note. The weather front that brought many drought years moved and so now we have slow & steady rains. Weeds grow like...weeds...and its too cold & wet to get outside. Its like they laugh at me as I look out the windows. I am, however, enjoying the green look to the mountains and the valley here. Trees are budding out and it is Spring. May you receive many blessings this day--

jaimierandolph on Apr 9, 2018:

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“Our whole being must be in our praying. – Edward McKendree (E. M.) Bounds”

jaimierandolph on Apr 9, 2018:

4 Profile Bible Verse

Amos 1:1 “The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.”

Leftie on Apr 8, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #3

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,and a light 💡 unto my path. Psalms 119:105

BornAfterMyTime on Apr 8, 2018:

3 Profile Hello

Hi Diane! Greetings from England!

I noticed on your profile that you're a Christian - me too! Have you heard of the band called Casting Crowns? If not, have a listen to some of their songs on YouTube; I love them. I also watched 'God's Not Dead' recently. It's so powerful, isn't it? I recommend watching 'The Shack' and 'Do You Believe?' too. The first Christian film I ever watched was 'The Cross and the Switchblade' which I still remember really well.

Some random things about me:

I taught English for ten years to 11-18 year olds but I am currently trying to find a different career path because I had to leave due to stress.

I write letters to people on Death Row, through a charity called LifeLines.

I am allergic to fruit!

My favourite Bible verses are Proverbs 3: 5-6 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."

Love and God Bless, Emily xx

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