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Pokerbelle

Pokerbelle
Date Joined: February 20, 2013
Last Online: August 14, 2016
Birthday: October 17
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi--I'm a very crazy-fun Nannie of two grandsons--live in an old heritage house in our downtown core with one 'silver-fox' husband (45 years and we STILL have our arms and legs!),one now skinnier but cute dog and full window boxes of geraniums in summer! I love watercolor mediums(pencils and liquid) and also making cards.. My other passion is quilting in between all the other stuff--cooking, reading........I am retired but do some consulting/contract work for School Region(s), Community and Government agencies, media......I am Christian(Christian & Missionary Alliance) and currently teach in our Women's Ministry group. We are Swiss-Canadian(yes..we DO have chocolate) and travel a fair bit. Our last big trips were in Egypt, Turkey and Greece and of course, Switzerland.. Wouldn't you know it--no sooner than we leave and sparks fly!

Favorite Music

My music tastes are very eclectic---Marvin Gaye; Swing Aces, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Dianna Krall, Paul Simon,.....Muddy Waters, Gospel.....classical....African contemporary......Baroque,............

Favorite Books

Baking Cakes in Kigali Good to a Fault Anything by Maeve Binchey Family Matters Midnight's Children...... The Bible Bonhoeffer The Poisonwood Bible

Favorite Movies

This is 40 Moonstruck The Artist Coldwater Mountain Bernie The Marigold Hotel Dean Spanley Vanity Fair

Favorite Television

Lewis Downton Abbey BBC CBC Knowledge Network Law and Order AlJeezera CNN House of Cards(2013 series on Netflix--American politics/Kevin Spacey)

Favorite Crafts

Watercolour Painting Card Making Collage Quilting

The Rest of the Stuff!

I have many friends in different age groups and love seeing the world through other's eyes!I LOVE cooking and baking--and can never get enough scraps for quillting--blue is my favorite colour I have a new kitten....AUGUST 15th.......I am a magazine-aholic and will even read the phone book if I'm desperate! My favorite place I went to last year was Sisters,Oregon for the Sisters Quilt Show--was fabulous and travelled with a bunch of 'gals' from the southern States......y'all!

About Me

Everyday I take my dog, Bobbi for a run at the river(we live at the crossroads of a famous Explorer's river). I LOVE coffee(and the closer to jet fuel the better!) and the Globe and Mail. Really love South Asian foods and vegetarian---actually I love Middle Eastern too...actually......Mediterranean too...roasting my own spices....I do NOT like tea(s)...I have been known as an advocate in our community for poverty, women's rights(childcare, equal pay,choice) and healthcare.

Ratings

midteacher rated for HMPC: Put "Foreign Text" on it on Aug 25, 2016
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Comment: PC arrived and on display with the rest of the PCs from this series. Thank you.
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Comment: Gorgeous PC!!!!!! You are an amazing artist! Thanks for sharing your talent. Jennifer
Response: Thank you very much! I was really worried about a threatened mail strike! The wildflowers were painted in a famous Park, Well Grey--and were EVERYWHERE!!! Also bears!!!! Mama bears, baby bears, black bears.......you wouldn't have WANTED to go "...into the woods today for the Teddy Bears' Picnic.."!!!
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Comment: thank you very much for all of the lovely stuff that you sent me - can not wait to use it all:) Merry christmas to you
journeyofhope rated for Red Postcard Swap on Dec 5, 2013
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Comment: Hi Pokerbelle :) Thank you for the lovely red train for this swap. Have a lovely day.
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Comment: Kathy, a wonderful envelope. I love what you did with the sewing. You clever girl. Thank you for the scrapbooking goodies. Will take them to our class on Saturday. No snow yet so can still call it "fall." I shall "recycle" your envie into one of my altered books to preserve your nice art work.
Response: Yes!! Good to know that my envelope arrived.....and now for the snowy, COLD season! Thank you for your praise and here's a prayer and a hug for a great weekend!
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Comment: Oh my thank you so much for the GORGEOUS ladybug ATC! I loved the note you sent also :) cheers!
Response: Happy Sunday to you too! It was REALLY hard to do, especially as we have snow right now--so glad it flew to you ok! xo
Fraise rated for Short Poem on a Postcard #17 on Sep 20, 2013
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Comment: What a massive postcard :O Love it :)
Response: Ha-ha--I thought you'd chuckle at the poem--it's HARD to find one on leaves with just the right amount of lines! Love ya!
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Comment: Thank you for the super nice postcard!! I really love it <3
Response: You are very welcome! xo
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Comment: thank you for the nice card :)
Response: Thank goodness you got it this time! I put DOUBLE postage on and said a prayer as I put it into the Post Office! A big hug for your patience. xo
ladybug rated for ATC with an Owl on Sep 16, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful owl ATC! I love to see original artwork . It is very pretty thank you and have a super day! :)
Response: Hoo-Hoo-Hoo! Am glad you enjoyed it! After I received a wonderful ATC from someone else with 'bling' on it, I felt that mine to you was rather on the un-embellished side and was sweating it out up here in Canada!Love you!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I am so impressed with all the sewing you did on it -- around the flower -- wow! This was a great swap.
Response: You are very welcome! Xo
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Switzerland! I have been to Switzerland, but not at this lake.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it--although it would have also been neat to send one from here in Canada--of the Rockies....but oh well--next time maybe if it is our own country! Xoxox
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely fabric and letter.
suepier rated for "Flowers for You" Postcard Swap on Aug 23, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower postcard.
flyingfox rated for "Flowers for You" Postcard Swap on Aug 16, 2013
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Comment: Wow, thank you very much for the gorgeous hand-made card!!! You are so talented! Also love the cute kitty- cat stamps!
Response: You are VERY welcome! I'm not so much talented as just loving to paint! Oh-- I got a brand new kitten today!!"Sassy"...6 weeks old and grey and white striped! Purrrrrr rrrrrr!
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Comment: thank you for a beautiful swap, I loved it. The quilt pattern looks like a fun and fast one, Thanks!
SarahCD rated for Mail Art: Partner's Favourite Animal on Jun 15, 2013
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Comment: Well aren't you sweet! Thanks for the beautiful envelope, as well as the nice note, tea, and stickers. I didn't intend for this swap to be a learning experience, but I'm glad there's now another manatee fan around :)
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Comment: What a lovely postcard! I adore the painted bears :D Thanks!
Response: You're welcome said the Mama Bear! Thx so much--glad you enjoyed them! xo
SMackie rated for Duck A.T.C. on Jun 11, 2013
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Comment: Very very creative... Thank you

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Comments

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

bigmamabird on Aug 8, 2016:

Have a ball in GERMANY!! Perhaps you will be able to visit a stationery shop while you're there. I have a couple relatives over there so I am pretty much set...A lovely card would do the trick.Thanks for thinking of me, you rock!

gooseberry on Sep 17, 2013:

hee hee...I was kind of thinking that with regards to my (more than likely) last post on that thread. I doubt I'll have anything more to say on the subject. Hopefully people won't be mean just to be mean...and that good things can come out of it.

Thanks again. :)

gooseberry on Sep 16, 2013:

Thank you for your kind comment in the public forums about my help in this thread Hope it truly did help and that feathers were smoothed and folks come away with a better understanding of one another...and themselves.

:)

nginn1 on Aug 1, 2013:

So glad you liked your Owl Bookmark! I had so much fun creating it for you :) Have a great weekend!

bigmamabird on Jun 26, 2013:

Ah, sweet Pokerbelle! You remembered me while travelling in Europe!! So very very nice! I thank you for the postcard, indeed a swiss boat will do...be well!

Tryph on Jun 20, 2013:

Emailed you at telus. Enjoy the views. :)

sunnysimo on Jun 5, 2013:

I hope you get my BOOK Page ATC BIRD theme very fast. :) Greetings

Pokerbelle on Feb 25, 2013:

Oh--ye of little faith....I LOVE this site--you are a weasil for keeping this a secret so long from me(I can hear Peta calling now...)Thank you for showing me this wonderful place---now if I can just get to the housework!

Tryph on Feb 24, 2013:

Welcome my friend! The only question now is, will I still be in your good books for showing you this little corner of the internets? ;)

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