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ManitoulinGirl

ManitoulinGirl
Date Joined: February 16, 2008
Last Online: September 19, 2020
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

mb58ca rated for Traveling Notebook - R5 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Received the notebook and will send it on to the next player. By chance, did you receive mine yet? In any of the round robins?
Response: I just received yours for this upcoming swap.
PaperPassion rated for CPG 3 Index Cards - Global on Sep 7, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the great index cards.Nice addition to my collection
Response: Thanks so much for the heart. Have a wonderful day!
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YabbyDabbyBoo rated for A walk into the woods on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: It was so lovely beautiful photos and i loved all the goodies
Response: I'm so glad that you like it. And, thank you for the heart. Have a lovely day!
e2java rated for 16th Century poets challange on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you - all are favorite poets of mine and I love the little bird note cards that you tucked in. I'm trying to work on my UFOs too :)
Response: Thanks so much. Glad that you liked the poems. Have a fabulous day!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the fun extras. I hope to write to you soon. Thank you for the book list!
Response: I hope that you find a book or two on the list that interests you. Have a lovely day. Would love to get a letter. :-)
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Comment: Sounds like a fun week!
Response: Thank you! Have a great day!
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Comment: I really enjoyed this swap. I can't believe the generosity and the shear number of the sticker sets. Wow. I loved the letter. Thank you so much. It was lovely.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it. I hope that you can use some of it for upcoming swaps. Have a lovely day!
AFK rated for Haiku on a postcard #2 on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card with your great Haiku also for the information on Ernest Hemingway's cats I had no idea about so will do some more reading up on thank. Thanks again :-)
Response: I'm glad that you liked the card and the haiku. Have a lovely day!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card- beautiful image and good message. -Al
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it. Have a wonderful day!
Ladyadybug rated for Stuff & Send on Jul 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies :)
Response: Oh, I'm glad that you enjoyed them. Have a wonderful day!
Rosa1 rated for Make Me Happy Notebook on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful small journal ~ thank you so much, I love it!
Response: I'm so glad that you like it. Have a great day!
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Comment: What a lovely envelope! Where you live sounds beautiful :)
Response: Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Cariboocarol rated for Traveling Notebook - R3 on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for everything extra that you sent to me. It was as if I chose those items myself! I loved what you wrote and drew....a hard act to follow!! Your personalized notecard was also beautiful! Take care....
Response: Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Hello, Carmen! Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the extra goodies you enclosed. (BEAUTIFUL washi tapes!) I will be sending you a letter back in the near future. :o)
Response: Wonderful! I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!
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AnnKate rated for Recipes and Memories #5: Picnic Dish on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely Amazing. I am so excited to try your Bean Salad.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. The bean salad is quite yummy - especially on a hot day. Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: I got your Big Tub Lighthouse postcard. Nicely done. Looks like a regular tourist postcard. I've been past this lighthouse a couple of times while on the ferry. I really like how you used purple ink to match the purple of the outfit the Queen is wearing on the postage stamp. I hope we get to swap again sometime. πŸ˜„
Response: Thanks for the heart! I loved your postcard too. Have a wonderful day!
Alana0899 rated for Pen Pal of the Month Club - June on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Have a lovely day!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 401 19 20
Completed Fives Threes Ones
366 501 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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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