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ManitoulinGirl

ManitoulinGirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2008
Last Online: January 21, 2021
Birthday: November 11
Country: Canada

Favorite Music

I enjoy nearly all music - alternative rock, folk music, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, etc. I also love listening to live music. I nearly always have music on in the kitchen.

Favorite Books

I love cook books, craft books & gardening books. My favorite novels are usually mystery books. Top mystery authors at the moment are Louise Penny, Maureen Jennings, Giles Blunt, Kathy Reichs, Elizabeth George and the "Blue Shoes & Happiness" series by Alexander McCall Smith. I also love books which make me think - For example, The Book Thief; Secret Life of Bees; Memory Makers Daughter; To Kill a Mockingbird... I belong to a book club where we meet at a restaurant once a month to drink wine and discuss our book of the month. It is a lot of fun.

Favorite Crafts

I love quilting and sewing. I also enjoy journaling (especially bullet journaling) and other papercrafts.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful guy and have a 28 year old son. I also have a step-son who is married to a great lady from Germany. They have a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter and just live 30 minutes away. I love being a grandma.

I live on Manitoulin Island - the world's largest freshwater island. (It is in northern Lake Huron close to Georgian Bay)

My husband and I are both retired and love to travel. We try to go somewhere warm every winter. Love to see new things and meet new people.

What I like...

I love washi tape, stationary paper, note cards, vintage or interesting buttons and fabric, teabags (herbal or regular wrapped), ribbons, lace. I'm crazy about dogs and cats and other animals. I find woodland creatures adorable. I love hiking and canoeing. I plant some container gardens in the summer. My favorite colours tend to be jewel tones but I'm not picky.

Canada Post

Just a note to let you know that although I think I live in a wonderful country, the postal system is dismally slow. If things are slow getting there, please email me and I'll let you know when it was sent. If you don't receive it in a fairly reasonable timeframe, I will send a new package.

Who am I?

I find as I grow older that I am increasingly in love with our earth and concerned about the way we treat it. I also find myself becoming more gentle with people and more open to new ideas and philosophies. I am trying to do something creative every day and also want to try new things. For reasons beyond my control my career life is most likely over, so I am finding new ways to measure my worth.

Favorite Television

I watch Survivor, the Voice and Top Chef. I also enjoy some Netflix shows such as The Crown and Peaky Blinders. I like any mystery or crime dramas.

Recipe Swaps

RECIPE SWAPS: I have a recipe binder as well as a recipe box, so I am happy with either 4" X 6" cards or sheets to insert into my binder.

I love to cook, so am always interested in new recipes.

Rating

I always try to rate promptly - If for some reason, I haven't rated you let me know. It's possible that I haven't received it OR it is possible that I overlooked it. I also try to rate generously.

I really enjoy SwapBot, but I don't enjoy drama - If you haven't received something from me...please just let me know and I'll resend. I have never flaked and never will. This is supposed to be fun and I would like it if we all keep it that way.

I haven't been on SwapBot for some years and I am sure that you may be wondering why. I had become quite close with someone on SwapBot (writing letters frequently for a few years) but she passed away rather suddenly and I found I had to back away from SwapBot.

As I have even more time on my hands than usual due to the Corona virus, I have decided that I should get back to it.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard and playing cards. Stay well up there across the border.:)
Response: Thank you! Stay safe!
PegOGood rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 19 on Jan 13, 2021
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Comment: I love the backs you sent. What was the first swap you did? If you like I will send you a set for the swap right before you started (ie if you started with swap 15 I will send you swap 14.
Response: Thank you so much! My first Playing Card Swap was #16. I would love it if you sent me some, but understand if you can't. Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for your letter.
Response: Have a wonderful day!
PlannerCoz rated for New pen pal - one per country on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Loved your letter, I'll write you back :)
Response: Great! It will be lovely to hear from you. I think that you are my partner to send some playing cards too. :-)
NRGordon rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #17 on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely greeting card and the playing cards. I especially like the Edmonton card. I would love to ride the City of N.O. We saw it going south through Champaign, IL one night. It was only 210 km out of Chicago and already running an hour and a half late.
Response: I'm glad that you like the cards. The only problem with the City of NO was that the whistle blew all through the night. Still great though.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and tea sample. Stay safe and well and have a Happy New Year.
SatisHuman rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card! I can't wait to try the Canadian recipe!
Response: Happy New Year - Let's hope i2021 is better than 2020
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greenwindow rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 27, 2020
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the super cute doggie card! Its adorable, and also thank you for the tea! I had it yesterday and it was super yummy! I hope you had a good Christmas/holidays and got to spend it wirh your family and friends<3 All the best! Abbie x
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Comment: Yay for waiting for good things. Your postcard arrived. Thanks so much and early happy holidays.
Response: Happy Holidays to you too!
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Comment: OOOOOhhhh!!! I loved your letter!!! I loved the paper and the prizes too!!!! Thank you so much!!! <3
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it. Have a wonderful holiday season.
oldsoul rated for RSS: Holiday Decorations on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Carmen, I absolutely love your decorations — especially the quilt, green star! I already have a tree up with lots of lights. I'm sure to put these up there. Have a great week and stay safe! Thank you for joining in my swap.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap. I enjoyed reading your answers. Also thank you for the extra PC and Tea and the sticker made out of your picture.
Response: Have a wonderful day!
Singske rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-September on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Received your envelope today, dated on 9/19. It took 2 months to reach me! Thank you for the’ keep it simple’ camping card. I love camping⛺️. And your letter was a pleasure to read. And yes you hear my family name more often in the Netherlands. Most of my family are living near the Dutch border. So I think they came to live in Belgium a long long time ago. What a coincidence it is the same as your son’s friend. Also love the Vincent Van Gogh quote on the back of the envelope. Hope to see you again in an other swap. 12/8/20 : Received your resend today and how I love your “soul sewing”. I’ve never tried it but you give me some inspiration. Thank you for doing the effort of resending. I feel sorry the first one arrived after you already did the resend. I will try to make it up to you and send you a little something in return. Just keep an eye on your mailbox.♥️
Response: I'm so glad that you finally received this. Another envelope is on the way - hopefully it will arrive faster. Have a wonderful day!
Ladybird2490 rated for Corona-letter on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the letter. Working in the childcare field I have to agree that early years and older year care do not get paid enough or are very appriciated. Teachers in the UK have received all the praise, but they forget to mention the ones working with 0-5 years it’s like we don’t exist.
Response: Have a wonderful day!
circlebfarms10 rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC #2 on Nov 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank u for the iwl pc CUTE!! where do you live? Where is the island Makes me think beautiful! circle b farms 10 Alaina
Response: Hi Alaina! Thanks for the heart! I just received a letter from you for Oct/Nov 2020 questions! Manitoulin is located in Lake Huron north west of Michigan. :-)
pascoek rated for Around the World by Mini-zines on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: such a pretty Zine! thank you
Response: Hope you are having a great day!
howdyholly rated for Old school Quotecard Postcard on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Small towns rock! Thank you.
Response: Hope you're having a wonderful day!
ekuester rated for Moment of Zen Penpal Swap #4 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Carmen! Thank you so much for the lovely tea and letter. I've never seen either of these teas before, so I'm very excited to try them! I also really love the sweet little dachshund paper + envelope you included - thank you so much! I also am a TV knitter - I can't focus on any detailed, difficult knitting patterns...I just knit whatever I can while watching TV :]
Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed the doxie paper and hopefully you enjoy the tea. Have a wonderful day!
Monicat rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 5, 2020
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Response: Hope you are having a great day!

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Comments

inthewild on May 18, 2016:

A luverly bunch of pink flamingos from Florida popped out my mailbox today - a big thank you for the cute postcard Carmen. Hope my letter mailed off couple weeks ago lands there shortly. In the meantime happy swapping. Mandy

jesslynne on Aug 31, 2015:

Hello! This is for the APDG ~ Angels swap. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

jesslynne on May 18, 2015:

Hi there! This is for the APDG ~ May Flowers Swap. I hope you like the pictures! :)

Happy Swapping!

JessLynne

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