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Date Joined: August 17, 2008
Last Online: June 30, 2017
Birthday: February 8
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a woman of many talents. I love music, crafts, swimming, reading, chocolate, and eating out with friends (I'm a diabetic so, unfortunately, I have to back off eating so much.) I am a Christian and I work part time from home - networking and communicating with people who support our ministry. I like simple pleasures - feeding the ducks in the park; reading on my backyard swing; having lemonade and popcorn on warm summer evenings. I LOVE being Grammy to my precious grandchildren - Eliana, who is 11 and David, who's 8 and Caleb, who is 6, and Jaelle, who is 4!! :).

I've been married to the sexiest man in the universe, my high school sweetheart, for 40 years!!! He travels to Asia on a regular basis as a videographer and photojournalist! I have 2 children - Jen (5253), who is married and has the two grandchildren described above and lives about 45 minutes away; and Steve, who passed away in December 2012.

I'm originally from Spokane, WA but currently live in east Texas, which I love!!! I miss the beauty on the Pacific NW but I enjoy living near a lake, with beautiful sunsets, n a peaceful, quiet setting!

Favorite Crafts

My favorite hobbies are quilting, scrapbooking, reading, and swimming. I also make collage cards and bookmarks. I tend to be more traditional in my fabric selections and decorating styles. My home is decorated primarily in maroon and sage green.

Favorite Television

I love to watch programs like So You Think You Can Dance and various documentaries. I watch shows on PBS like Keeping Up Appearances; As Time Goes By; and Sherlock.

Favorite Music

I love Christian bands like Jars of Clay; Dennis Jernigan; Michael W. Smith; Steven Curtis Chapman; Bebo Norman, Fernando Ortego; Nicole Nordeman. I like some country - Keith Urban; Josh Turner; and Carrie Underwood. I listen to vintage sounds from the 70s - the Eagles; Little River Band; John Denver; Bee Gees; and the Moody Blues. I also enjoy classical music; Bing Crosby; artists from the Windham Hill label - like Will Ackerman and George Winston.

Favorite Movies

I love old classics with Katherine Hepburn; Spencer Tracy; Cary Grant; Jack Lemmon; Audrey Hepburn; Grace Kelly; and Leslie Caron. A few of my favorites are Father Goose; How to Murder Your Wife; Canadian Bacon; Secondhand Lions; Sound of Music; West Side Story; Quigley Down Under; Star Trek; and The Grinch who Stole Christmas.

Favorite Books

I love to read Christian fiction from Francine Rivers; Jan Karon; Neta Jackson; Michael Phillips; Karen Kingsbury; Beverly Lewis; Judith Pella; Cynthia Woodsmall; Wanda Brunsetter. I also read books from Steve Arterburn; Beth Moore; Larry Crabb; and Joyce Meyer.

I also read the following magazines from friends or at the local library: Guideposts; Victoria; Country Living.


Here are a few of my favorite things. I love the artwork of Debbie Mumm, Susan Branch, and Mary Engelbreit. Moda is my favorite fabric company. I love word stickers and Bible verses to use in my scrapbooking and collage card projects. I love to decorate with leaves in the fall and collect nativity scenes. I also collect Boyd Bears items - bears and figurines.

I like to reuse packaging, magazines, stamps, and flyers. I like to be surprised with little goodies in swaps.


I don't like real bright colors like neon yellow, green, or orange. I'm not a fan of batiks, animal, kiddy, Disney, or Kawaii stickers, papers, and fabrics. I also don't like reproduction fabrics. I don't decorate for Halloween and I don't decorate with Santa Claus items at Christmas.

I don't have any pets because I'm allergic to them. I don't like things that smell like smoke.


Here are some things I would love to have...

  • Vintage, unique buttons
  • Postage stamps (new)
  • Huckleberry products!
  • Starbucks' Pike Place Market blend coffee
  • Gift cards to Target, JoAnns, Michaels. Hobby Lobby, and Amazon.com
  • Boyd Bears - especially the Nativity set (I have Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus.)


hand2heart rated for Easter Card Swap - 2 Partners on Jun 2, 2014
aprilivy rated for Easter Card Swap - 2 Partners on Apr 29, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! :) Hope you had a happy Easter as well.
LynnMoore rated for Happy Mail on Apr 4, 2014
Response: I'm glad you liked them!! Thank you for the heart. :)
Robinarie rated for Happy Mail on Apr 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the Healthy Reminder and the great assortment of stickers ~ Hugs.
Response: Have fun crafting!! Thank you for a great rating!
LindaW rated for Thinking of You Card on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the craft paper.
Response: You are most welcome! :)
toothteri rated for Card making challenge #2 on Dec 1, 2011
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks so much for everything. I love all of it!
Response: I'm so happy you like everything! I had fun with this swap!!
AynE rated for Blank Prayer Journal on Feb 7, 2011
Comment: The journal is very sweet and thoughtful. Thank you for the time you spent writing the little notes in it. Also thank you for the fabric but I think it was meant for someone else? But I will be able to use it, never fear that.
neca84 rated for FAD Monthly FQ swap RED on Dec 1, 2010
Comment: thanks for the nice red fabric
Response: I'm glad that is arrived, safe and sound! Happy New Year!
ChrissyB rated for Hand Made XMAS ornie swap/USA on Nov 21, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much. The ornament is beautiful and the meaning behind it is EXTRA special. Thanks also for all the little scrapping goodies. They will come in very handy when I'm working on things for my grandson. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year!
Comment: Thank you for Berger Fountain and the story of your lost experience. I am very glad it all turned out well. And please accept my apologies for the very long delay in acknowledging your card.
Response: Thanks for rating me! I pray all is well with you! Happy swapping! :)
stellar3mailart rated for Scrap Paper Envelope Fill #1 on Jul 30, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the envelope! There is a ton of interesting ephemera in it! I especially loved the tea and garden theme. You're awesome!
Response: Thank you for the compliments, heart and great rating!!! I had lots on hand to choose from and it feels good to share it with a fellow paper lover!!! Swap happy!!! :)
ArtGirlBlue rated for No Spending Swap - July on Jul 29, 2009
Comment: Wow! It was so much fun to open this up! Thank you so much! I love everything. Love that you matched the colored pencils to the fabric! Thanks bunches!
Response: I also matched the paper goodies to the fabric as well. It was fun to create a package that you could use for yourself or your precious little girl!! Thank you so much for the great rating and heart!!! :)
BabaKatya rated for Proverbs 31 Swap on Jun 22, 2009
Comment: Michele, "extra-special" doesn't begin to describe the package you sent! What a wonderful collection of goodies that you clearly took time to match to my profile! My granddaughter and I felt like it was Christmas. I wish I could give you "jillions" of hearts!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and great rating! I had so much fun picking out items I thought you'd enjoy! Sending them to a sister in Christ was extra special! Enjoy and God bless you!!!
Comment: Hello Michele, I am keeping my comments short and sweet as I am behind on my ratings and am trying to catch up. Please know that short and sweet doesn't mean anything bad. Thank you so much for the 2 lovely pieces of purple fabrics you sent me. Purple is my favorite color and so I am excited about the fabrics in the swap. Thank you as well for the extra goodie of ribbon and rick rack you sent along with the fabric. Look forward to seeing you in future swaps. Happy Swapping! Barb Brandt sleepingrover2010 P.S. I want to give you a star, but it is not working at the present time. I will return and add it later.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, rating and heart! I love the color purple too and was happy to share some of my stash with you! Happy swapping!!! :)
julijul rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Purple on Jun 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely purple and extra white fabrics! I excited to use them!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the great rating and heart! Have fun, enjoy, and swap happy!
choke rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Purple on Jun 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the FQ's and ribbon!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Enjoy the fabrics!! :)
JennieGee rated for No-Spending Swap IX on Jun 3, 2009
Comment: Awesome! What an amazing bunch of goodies!
Response: I'm glad you like all of the items I sent!!! Thank you for the great rating and heart!!!! Enjoy!! :)
Crazipurplelady rated for No-Spending Swap IX on May 26, 2009
Comment: I love everything, but next time, PLEASE put a note to let me know which swap this is from . thanks!! Oh...what kind of tea??
Response: I'm so sorry for not including a note as I usually do! Thanks for the great rating and heart!! Guess what kind it is??? Lavender!!! Enjoy!!!
Comment: Hi, Michele! Thank you for the beautiful cards and all of the goodies. I love the tin!
Response: I hope to find a great way to embellish the tin!! Have fun using the cards!

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

biasbabe on Feb 9, 2013:


Hope it was SEW Special

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

Jjean on Sep 29, 2011:

Thank you for the very nice items...they will be used for sure....hope you are much better. :)

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

gothbarbie on Jul 10, 2011:

Thank you for the envelope of goodies you sent me for the CQ WTA 22. My favorite is the fabulous notecard with the dress! I want that dress in my size!

RyeRye on Feb 7, 2010:


Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

Join Uplifting Prayer


Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

Join Uplifting Prayer


ButterflyPrincess on Feb 17, 2009:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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